Rotary Club of Papakura 

6th August 2020, Issue 5

From the President's Desk
Hi All
So not the news we were hoping for!!!
I have had a ring round of most of the Directors and the general consensus is that we will have a meeting at the RSA this week, similar to how it ran last week, and then following dinner split into our Committees for a committee meeting, which we haven’t had for some time. If the RSA want firm catering numbers, you may get a call from your Director requesting confirmation of attendance. I will see what the RSA says tomorrow.
I acknowledge that this is not what we were hoping for, but understand it is a lot more than some clubs are able or willing to do.
George and I did some ERKing last Saturday. The club who were packing did 100 ERK’s. It is surprising how much de-fragging and pre-packing still has to be done.
If anyone has contact details for the Alzheimer’s Association, please give to George. Please write it down on a piece of paper and give it to him, don’t just tell him!!!
Yours in Rotary
ERK'S Prepacking Workshop
Another massive contribution by these six amazing ladies last Tuesday when Lois, Karen, Vicky, Jackie Donna and Pam attacked the final of the first stage of clothing.  The venue for this year’s packing of 1,000 Boxes is at 38 Highbrook Drive East Tamaki in a building owned by the Goodman Properties Group and graciously lent to Rotary for this project, until the end of September. This a wonderful gesture as its always so hard to find a venue that is suitable for the task. Many thanks to the Goodman Group.
Good work from Murray and Peter and a couple of Ellerslie Rotarians also allowed the sorting of some 3,200 individual cutlery pieces, bundling them into sets of 16 and then packing them into 200 finished sets. A really tedious job but vital as it stops the packaging ending up in the sea around the Islands as we can handle it far eco-friendlier in NZ. This exercise showed us that to achieve 1000 sets we will need a further 4 shifts.
Guest Speaker - Thursday 6th August

Allister Williamson

After being host brother to a number of exchange students, Allistair spent 2004 in Denmark, hosted by the Ballerup Rotary Club. He will share his reflections of his time in Copenhagen; from learning a new language, to attending school, host families and life in general as a Rotary Exchange student. 
Allistair has recently returned from London where he is a Deputy Head teacher of two Prep schools in Surbiton. 
Breakfast Club
The four stars of last Wednesdays Breakfast effort at the Edmund Hillary School. Lyn, Vicky, Raewyn and Dawn prepared and served 55 pupils with Weet-Bix, Toast and Milo. Although you can’t see their smiling faces of the children, they were very happy to receive this service from these wonderful Volunteers. Papakura Rotary should also be proud of their support in yet another Community Service activity.
Thursday 17th September 2020
Committee meeting dinner at 6pm in RSA 

Meeting Responsibilities

Duty Committee: International

Attendance: Robin Matheson




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