Rotary Club of Papakura Inc.

July 09 2018 | Issue 3

From the President's Desk

Well fellow Members, this week will mark 2 full months at the helm and I have really enjoyed it so far. It is so great to have welcomed five new members onboard this year  and I am really looking forward to working with them.
Anne did a fantastic presentation on Thursday and for those that missed it check the photo further on for a small taste!!!! It was bloody awesome. Anne, you are a rockstar!
This week the meal options will be two different types of meat with the Carvery. The RSA has promised to keep improving on the salad and vegetable options too, so I agreed to trial this for a few weeks and see how we go. Dessert for everyone this week!
I think I need to mention what a great attendance we have been having with consistent numbers over 30. To me this shows we are getting something right on Thursdays so keep it up.
Have a great week.
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

Team Lima  on stage at last Fridays Awards Dinner and Presentations at Willow Park Christian Camp Eastern Beach.
Well what a night was had by all! The winning team were only a whisker higher that the next two teams so high was the quality of the participants, who were drawn from across our district.
People Power - Volunteers at Work
Warren Garlick and Vicki Jones tirelessly folding clothing for the final Box Production Line

ERK Progress Update

The last two weeks have been ‘all on’ at the Tamaki Campus, with all items requiring some form of de-fragging. There have been many hours of labour from the District Committee headed by Dennis Mallard from Auckland East and several clubs including Half moon Bay, St Johns and Papakura. We are really grateful to these Clubs as without this work, the project would not be possible.
Lily Arrives!
It was our pleasure to welcome Lily into the Club on Thursday. It was great to see her there after only arriving in the wee hours of the morning before! She did a great job of introducing herself and thanking us for Hosting her this year. We look forward to getting to know Lily and sharing with her all the benefits of what it means to be a ROTARY exchange student hosted by Papakura Rotary Club.
In the words of George Wilson ...

George Wilson share's his gratitude and thoughts on receiving the Bert McCollum Trophy celebrating him as our "Outstanding Rotarian of the Year" at Changeover in June. Click on the 'read more' link to hear in George's words what this Trophy means to him and learn a little about the wonderful project that sparked the inception of this Trophy.
Making a Difference
“The Rotary Foundation is the most visible expression of Rotarian generosity – a generosity that not only brings benefits but also brings help and cooperation to solve the problems that affect mankind.”  – Paulo V. Costa, 1995-96 Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair in a speech to the 1996 convention
The Rotary Foundation of RI is a not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. Through our Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects to provide clean water, fight disease, promote peace, provide basic education, and grow local economies. We’ve also been a leader in the fight to eradicate polio worldwide. For every $1 Rotary commits to polio eradication, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed $2.
District Corner
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Rotary International News
Rotary International Outgoing President Ian Riseley, made special mention to New Zealand and a Maori proverb in his Opening address at the recent convention in Toronto, which truly is at the heart of Rotary. 
"You may have heard it said that the world is run by those who show up. Rotarians don’t just show up. They show up, and get to work. Many of you know that I love the great country of New Zealand. There’s a Maori proverb from that country that I’d like to share with you, that asks: What is the most important thing in the world? The answer is: He tangata, he tangata, he tangata. It is the people, it is the people, it is the people. In Rotary, it is the people who are making a difference."
Roger That!

Member Roger Goldstone share's his best 'picks' from the latest Rotary Magazines.
Following my trips to hospital it has taken a while to get going again. However, I must say the Rotary Down Under over the last few months has not enthused me as much as previously, not for the average Kiwi Rotarian. Having said that “The Klinginsmith” articles always makes good reading and I would suggest that the challenges in the June issue do give food for thought. We may not always agree in change but worth reading.
The other part worth a read is in connection with the Australia New Zealand Rotary Conference. This is in Hobart, Tasmania and for those that have not been to Tassie, it would be a wonderful opportunity to see an area of Australia that is well worth the visit for some time out.


Thursday 23 August 2018

Papakura RSA 

5.30pm for Dinner @ 6pm

Meeting @ 6.45pm



Meeting Responsibilities

Duty Committee: Fellowship

Greeting: Fellowship Member

Attendance: Robin & Lily




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