Rotary Club of Papakura Inc.

July 28 2018 | Issue 6

From the President's Desk

Hi again fellow Rotarians,
We seem to be doing a lot of fellowship events lately, which has been fun. The brunch at Ardmore Café was no exception with another great turnout. Thanks Malcolm for organising this one.
Dave Glossop from the New Zealand Police was our speaker for Thursday. Hearing from someone at the coal face with a passion for our community was inspiring. It will be really good to get him back to speak on Afghanistan and his role over there.
This week we have our new member Paul Catlow talking about hearing loss and what that means for us so make the effort to come along (there may be more than one of us need to hear what he has to say I am sure).
We will miss Murray over the next while as he and Pamela are off on Thursday for a cruise from Rome. They won't be back until late November, but hopefully we will be able to keep up with their adventures on Facebook.
Last but not least my closing comment for last Thursday; “Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly and most underrated agent of human change.
RYLA - an experience of a lifetime

It was inspiring to hear the inside scoop on the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) week from our sponsored participant, Jazz Pickett last Thursday evening. Without a doubt, the experience has had a significant impact on Jazz and we wish her all the very best as she moves forward into the next phase of her life.
ERK packing done and dusted


Wednesday saw Dave Looney and his Pakuranga members complete the packing of 73 Emergency Boxes  and they did this with the help of a few of our members. Our thanks go to them all. The completed Boxes were packed into the two 20ft Containers on Saturday 28th July by the Ellersie Club  signalling the end of this years 750 unit packing of this project.
Thanks Papakura for your continued support and some further stats will be advised in due course.
Edmund Hillary School Garden Project

Barry Hobman and I visited the Ed Hilary School and Barry discussed the Planter Box that they are hoping we will oversee. As it will not cost us, we were happy to take the next steps and look  for materials etc. The idea of this project is to involve us, the PD Workers and the Students as a three way learning process. Naomi Lees and Carol Goldsmith impressed us with their sincerity, enthusiasm and depth of knowledge regarding all opportunities at the School.
We quickly suggested that President Jon and David Wright set up a meeting to further our knowledge of the needs that we could as Rotary become involved with. We will keep you updated.
Kokako Lodge - next RYPEN location!
This week was a busy one staring with a visit with Ainie Kwok -District Oversight for our Youth Programme of Enrichment (RYPEN), to the Kokako Lodge at Hunua Falls and an evaluation regarding suitability. There she met up with Joe Keenan (our last years RYLA candidate) and this wonderful young man not only convinced us that the venue would be suitable but he showed the true value of his background. He was able to offer so many great ideas and input that we immediately confirmed our booking for 29 to 31 March 2019!
Peace run for our local Primary Schools

Papakura's Edmund Hillary School  hosted a Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run event on Friday the 27th of July. Two Peace Run teams ran (including Rotarian Ainie Kwok from St Johns Club) carried torches from Clevedon in the east and from Clarks Beach in the west, and converged at Edmund Hillary School school at 10 am. 
A Week in the Life of Lily
This week marks the beginning of Rotary Youth Exchange Student Lily's 4th week in New Zealand and with our Club. Read on to find out how she has settled with her Host Family  and what she has been up to!
District Corner

District Call to Action

Interplast Australia & New Zealand is actively supported by Rotarians in Clubs and Districts throughout Australia and New Zealand.  Many clubs support Interplast because of the massive transformation of lives this surgery offers children.  Read on to find out how...
International News
How has an organization founded by a man under 40 lost its relevancy among young people in the same country in which it began? I adore participating in Rotary, but as I ventured outside of my district I noticed something jarring—in America and around the world, very few millennials are involved in Rotary. People aged 18-35 just don't come. In session after session, training after training, I heard that Rotary is shrinking in the US. Members are dying off and are not being replaced by younger blood, and something needs to change…stat.
Roger That!
We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.



Thursday 18 October 2018

Papakura RSA 

5.30pm for Dinner @ 6pm

Meeting @ 6.45pm



Meeting Responsibilities

Duty Committee: Community

Greeting: Community Member

Attendance: Malcolm




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