Rotary Club of Papakura 

12th November 2020, Issue 19

From the President's Desk
President Allan will be back next week with an update
Papakura Rotarian "Army" declares another "Victory"
A few weeks ago, we heard from and got inspired by Mel Tipene – Talking about her Project “Kuraconnect” and her vision togather all sports organization across every society in our Community.
Friday 6 Nov, the last of a series of 4 Touch Rugby event for the lower socioeconomic sector – was Held at Bruce Pulman park.
For this occasion, Mel Tipene and Kuraconnect managed to arrange a large donation of water, bread and sausages to cook for the troops.
Enter the recently commissioned Crime Watch trailer and the Rotarian army – in a puff of smoke and with the sun behind them. President Alan was leading the charge from the front. General and Public liaison officer George Wilson by his side and a handful of trusty soldiers (Lloyd, Barry, Lars) followed hot on their heels.
Every one rapidly set up camp and we got stuck in doing the cooking and feeding.
Salvation Army Food Parcel Packing at Manukau
Last Tuesday saw another keen team of recruits head toward Manukau to the Salvation Army Depot to join with members from Newmarket and Remuera Clubs to perform a wider than normal suite of tasks no the least a major packing of a pallet of fresh carrots donated from a Pukekohe Grower. Peter, Warren and Maurice demolished the job and never want to see another carrot again, but thanks guys.

Ted, Sue Vicky and Lois repacked both flour, rice in great quantities, and then got stuck into joining the packing line with the great efficiency and experience that they always exhibit.
A great effort by all concerned and further endorsement that our projects don’t need to be about Dollars but are just as rewarding when Community Service is the major driver.
These are the dates to put into your diary if you are available and of course, the desire, we can roll along any Tuesday and be appreciated but certainly on our Papakura specified days. George will continue to send reminders.
We have had a great 6 months helping at The Salvation Army Food Distribution Centre in Manukau, and I know all of the Rotary efforts have been greatly appreciated by the Salvation Army team at that location.
I would personally like to thank you all for your support over that period.
So this is the last Roster for 2020.
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Christmas Raffle
The Community Committee is running the annual Christmas raffle
Please bring an item along to Rotary that would be suitable for a Christmas hamper sometime between now and the end of November. 
Malcolm will be selling tickets for the hampers.
The draw will be at the Christmas party on the 29th of November.
Proceeds from the raffle will go towards buying Christmas items to donate to families in the Papakura area. 
Santa Parade 6th December 2020

Santa Claus is coming
Sunday afternoon 6th December
All leave is cancelled
The Parade starts at 3pm. Streets will be closed from 1pm and the Parade floats will assemble early afternoon.
The Club will run the BBQ sausage sizzle.
This is a key event for the Club in show-casing the activities of Rotary to the public so member’s support for assigned roles or general duties is appreciated.
Thank you,
Community Committee.
Save the date
Thursday 25th February 2021
No meeting
Fellowship Dinner at Tipparost Thai Restaurant 

Meeting Responsibilities

Duty Committee: Fellowship

Attendance: Robin Matheson


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