Rotary Club of Papakura Inc.

24 March 2019 | Issue 32

From the President's Desk

Hello fellow Rotarians,
So this is it, my last week as President and what a year it has been!

I want to say a massive thank you to the whole club for the great support and help I have received over the last 12 Months. It really was a lot of fun, mixed in with some hard work which is often the best combination. Leading Papakura Rotary and working alongside you has been an honour and I am grateful I was given the opportunity. As a Club we have done ourselves proud and I believe we have had a substantial impact on our wider community. 
Changeover registration is now closed for this Saturday. Remember this is a formal evening and a chance to flash it up a bit and based on last year will be good fun!
Tracey and I cannot be there for Lily’s speech on Thursday which is very sad as she has just been a fantastic exchange student. Please get behind her and come along to see her off. She did a great job at farewell of thanking her host families and the club. Not a dry eye in the house. You will be missed Lily!
See you all on Saturday night,
Levi Turner Speaks on UN Youth Leadership Tour

Levi Turner, a 2nd year conjoint Law and Arts student speaks to us on Thursday on his recent North America Leadership Tour for which he received sponsorship towards, from our club. He is one the top 14 students from NZ Universities  who was selected to take part in the Harvard National Model United Nations. The delegation also visited 6 cities, met more than 30 prominent non-governmental and political organisations, and the United Nations Headquarters.  Come along and support this wonderful young man as he shares the highlights of this incredible experience. 
President's Backyard BBQ  6 April 2019 @5.30pm
Looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday!
It will be an easy clean up paper plates, plastic cutlery and plastic 'glass' type of affair so if the glass makes a difference to how much you enjoy your wine, it might be best that you bring the real thing from home!
RYDA update

Papakura continues to be active in District Committees with Peter Wilcock and George Wilson both serving on the RYDA Committee and of course the very useful support of the Budget that Directors set aside in our Club Trust for assisting this wonderful Programme.
Rotary Youth Exchange Information Evenings

Let 2020 be the year you take the leap to a new country. 

Experience the culture first hand with several host families. Meet new friends, learn a new language, grow and develop – all with the support of Rotary. This is a life changing opportunity, so come and see what it’s all about!

At our information evening you’ll hear from the organising committee, past exchange students and from overseas students currently here on exchange.

Have your questions answered and hear all about a Rotary exchange, its benefits, how it works, and how to fit it around school and university.

Just one last Information Evening left - this Thursday 28 March @ Remuera Golf Club 7.30pm

Applications close on 30 April 2019 for departure the following January of 2020. 

ANZAC Breakfast

The Indian Diaspora Night

George is keen to get a  Papakura Rotary table together and support the Rotary Club of Papatoetoe central as they celebrate the achievements and success of Indian Kiwi's.  It is not far from home, includes a delicious 3 course meal, some wonderful entertainment and the proceeds will support some very worthy beneficiaries!!!
Women in Rotary
To celebrate 30 years of “Woman in Rotary”, D9910 & D9920 invite you to a “Fun 5km Walk” around Wynyard Quarter & Westhaven area on Saturday 6th April.

District Corner
 How can Papakura Rotary help the Muslim Community?
Our Trust will make a donation on behalf of the club to the Mosque Appeal set up by the clubs in the areas of the Riccarton, Linwood-Woolston and Ferrymead.
If you would like to make a personal donation to support the Rotary Mosque Appeal, please make the donation to our club trust. We will make  joint donation to include both the Club donation and personal donations from Club members.
Please make sure to click the Read More tab to hear more about the appeal and from the local club presidents.
Roger That!



Thursday 12 September 2019
Papakura RSA 
5.30pm for Dinner @ 6pm
Meeting @ 6.45pm

Meeting Responsibilities

Duty Committee: Community

Attendance: Sue Williamson




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