Rotary Club of Papakura 

28th January 2021, Issue 25

January 2021
From the President's Desk
Greetings Fellow Rotarians
The TV News Presenter informed me tonight that it was now 1 year since the first case of Covid-19 was detected in New Zealand.
So much for those of us, that thought the whole thing would be over in a couple of months!
I am extremely proud of the way the Rotary Club of Papakura has handled the last 12 months. We have kept the club active and helped the community with a number of projects and situations.
Due to ‘you know what’ we will be running a zoom meeting this Thursday evening. John F will be sending out details soon.
My thanks to PE Sue for keeping things ticking over while I was away restocking the freezer with fish for the next 12 months.
I am very disappointed with the latest Level 3 lockdown. I had spent last Saturday playing some very good bowls in the qualifying rounds of the Club 4’s competition, and qualified, only to have the Post Section play on Sunday cancelled!!!.
I can tell you one thing – a ‘Boomer’ did not cause this latest lockdown.
Catch you online Thursday.
President Allan
Fellowship Dinner Pictures

Thursday 21st January 2021

Motorbike show February 6th and 7th
Great work from all the club members helping at the Bike Show. A very busy few days.
Support for Hayley James
Club members will remember Hayley who was a scholarship recipient last year.  She had left a very difficult family situation and was living independently.  She spoke back in early December about her first year at University where she had been studying Law and Commerce.  She passed all her papers with excellent grades and gained entry to Law School.  However, she has decided that Law is not for her but will continue with Commerce.
Hayley is working over the summer holidays at a variety of low paid jobs in order to finance her University and accommodation costs, which will be considerable.
Both times after she has spoken, several club members have approached me suggesting that the club continues to support Hayley financially.  I am recommending to Directors that we continue to give some support to Hayley.  
Some club members have already kindly donated but if other members would like to contribute as well, donations can be made to the Club’s Charitable Trust through Warren Megget.  Donations are tax-deductible.
Hayley needs assistance at the beginning of February to pay a bond for accommodation in Wellington and also her substantial fees.
Smiths Avenue Sports evening event 15th Jan 2021
George and Warren cooking up a storm on the BBQ at the Smiths Avenue Sports evening event 15th Jan 2021. 
RC Auckland harbourside Chinese New Year Dinner
RC Auckland harbourside Chinese New Year Dinner 27 February 2021
Chinese New Year 2021
Where:    Grand Harbour Restaurant 
                28 Custom Street West
                Auckland CBD
When:     27 February 2021
Time:       6.30PM
Cost:         $99.90 pp
Includes 10 Course Banquet Dinner – Bottle of Red & White Wine – Nectar Juice on the table.
3 Hours Free parking
This Charity Dinner by our Rotary Club has become a popular event for 10 years, where funds are raised for Rotary Projects.
We are expecting approximately 260 guests to attend our Charity Dinner function.
Remember to Scan 
Thursday 4th March 2021
Meeting by Zoom

Meeting Responsibilities

Duty Committee: Youth

Attendance: Robin Matheson


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