Rotary Club of Papakura 

17th March 2020, Issue 29

Invitation to Drury Meeting
Speaker: Rachel Maidment
Rotary Club of Drury
Monday 30th March
6pm (Dinner at 6:30pm)

Rachel is a former diplomat and entrepreneur who has forged a career building public and private sector connections between New Zealand and China. She served as New Zealand Consul General in Guangzhou from 2016 to 2019, a period of rapid expansion in New Zealand’s relationship with Southern China.  During this time she led NZ Inc and supporting agencies and businesses in-market, and oversaw public diplomacy initiatives to strengthen the bilateral relationship. She has recently been appointed Executive Director of the NZ China Council.

She will talk about the changes she has seen in China in this century.

NB: Please RSVP to Lisa by 6pm Sunday 29th so that numbers can be given to Drury for catering

Cancelled Events 
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak the  following Events have been cancelled
 Drury Rotary Club Meetings (suspended until further notice)
Relay for Life 
All RYE Information Evenings 
Our Sincere Condolences
Our heartfelt condolences go out to Lloyd and his family at the passing of Ethel on the 10th March. She was given a beautiful send off on Monday with many stories and laughs shared by those that loved her so very much. Rest in peace Ethel.
Women in Rotary
It's back, the Annual Woman in Rotary Walk.
Please note this is for EVERYONE, not just the woman in your clubs.
Getting out & about before Winter hits, giving you the opportunity to have a chat with members from other clubs & just a feel good morning.
Approx 5km & you just follow the Rotary Windmills.
Ending up having a coffee or brunch at Cornwall Park Cafe.
  • 9am start at Cornwall Park Rotunda (the one by the café & close to carpark)
  • The park is approx. 5km long with no need for a map, as route will be laid out for you. Just need to follow the colourful windmills showing you where to turn. (Please note you can turn around at any time during walk & do at your own pace etc. It is not a race)
Some points to note:
  • Cornwall Park don’t allow any type of fundraising, so please respect their wishes on this.
  • We are however allowed to do this ourselves, so a gold coin donation for the walk would be awesome, & proceeds going to Polio Plus.
  • Dress up in Rotary colours, whether it be your green Woman in Rotary colour, club colours/t-shirts. Feel free to add tutu’s or other Rotary bling.
  • Bring your friends & family as the more the merrier. Everyone welcome
For more information, please contact: 
PDG Leanne Jaggs
Email: Ph: 021908644
Make your own Hand Sanitiser

With the spread of COVID-19, stores around the world are quickly selling out of hand sanitiser. But fear not, if you can’t find it on the shelves, there are ways to make natural hand sanitiser at home.

It’s important to remember that just using hand sanitiser is not a complete substitute for handwashing. But when you can’t get to a sink and soap, it can be a useful safeguard against catching COVID-19.


What you'll need

1 cup of 91% isopropyl alcohol (also known as “rubbing alcohol)
½ cup of aloe vera gel
15 drops of tea tree, lemongrass or eucalyptus oil

1. Pour the alcohol into a medium container with a pouring spout.

2. Add aloe vera gel. Aloe is a good way to counteract the harsh effects of alcohol on the skin. You can use aloe vera gel straight from the plant or from the store, just note that natural aloe gel is typically thicker so will make the final product stickier and you’ll need to rub your hands more to absorb it.

3. Add the essential oil. Tea tree, lemongrass and eucalyptus oils are naturally antibacterial, making them great for homemade sanitisers.

4. Whisk. To fully mix all ingredients, whisk and beat the ingredients until they form a smooth gel.

5. Sanitise your chosen bottle and pour in your hand sanitiser. Spray some of your leftover alcohol into your bottle and let them sit until the alcohol has evaporated then pour in your sanitiser.

Covid 19 - Information
The Great Postponed Car Rally
The Papakura Car Rally, arguably the most postponed Car Rally of all time has been sadly been postponed yet again, this time due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  Take this one off your calendar's for the time being and we will give it another go next year!
Rotary Youth Exchange Information Evenings
Rotary operates one of a select few real exchange programmes - for each student we welcome to our Club/city/country, Rotary sends a student out to another place around the world.
The most powerful force in the promotion of international understanding and peace is exposure to different cultures. The world becomes a smaller, friendlier place when we learn that all people regardless of nationality desire the same basic things: a safe, comfortable environment that allows for a rich and satisfying life for our children and ourselves. Youth Exchange provides thousands of young people with the opportunity to meet people from other lands and to experience their cultures. This plants the seeds for a lifetime of international understanding.
If you know a 'stand-out' young person who is ready to seize this opportunity, please speak with Tracey and let them know about the upcoming information evenings!


Via "Zoom" at 6 pm
Thursday 28 May
Check emails for invite link

Meeting Responsibilities

Duty Committee: Youth

Attendance: Robin Matheson




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