Rotary Club of Papakura 

14 April 2020, Issue 33

Rotary - The new Normal
Cyclone Harold - ERK'S
Cyclone Harold - Emergency Response Kits (Rotary New Zealand ERKs)
Emergency Response Kits (ERKs) is the only Rotary New Zealand Humanitarian service activity responding to disasters in the Pacific. 
New Zealand High Commission, Suva, Fiji has reported that the New Zealand Government has released pre-positioned emergency response kits held by our non-government partner Rotary Fiji following the devastating impact of Harold on Fijian communities.
Rotary Fiji, in partnership with Rotary NZ World Community Service Rnzwcs Limited and Fiji National Disaster Management Office NDMO are currently distributing 420 emergency response kits to Kadavu and other areas impacted by the cyclone.
ERKs also supports in-country economies with many of the items being manufactured in the Pacific. ERKs is recognised by Governments throughout the Pacific who waive import duties and taxes, with local partners taking responsibility for distribution in consultation with Disaster Management Offices. 
Consistently ERKs are the first tangible support families receive after a disaster. Throughout the Pacific, communities are ever grateful for the support New Zealanders give in times of disaster.
Pictures are from the ERK Kits being loaded for distribution. 
District News
Downtown Club - History Evening 21st April 2020 on Zoom

For history buffs and more - good to see clubs finding new ways to continue service.

In June 1944 Allied forces launched the biggest invasion fleet in history. The 21st April is a great opportunity for some on line socialising as well as education - gaining a better insight into the events of June 1944 and the commemorations 75 years later.

Rotary - International
Rotary International - The Rotary Foundation
Rotary members around the world are making an impact in the fight against COVID-19 with Rotary’s disaster response grants. They are supplying hospitals in Belgium, Croatia, and Italy with lifesaving ventilators. They’re equipping frontline health care workers in Korea, Nigeria, the Philippines, Spain, and the United States with desperately needed personal protective equipment. Because of this global need, The Rotary Foundation has increased the amount available for these grants from $1 million to $3 million. In the midst of such difficult and uncertain times, Rotary members around the world persevere. No challenge is so big that we can’t make a difference.
Tips to help with Stess
Online Shopping options
Service Foods Home
There is a new online supermarket has launched to cater to New Zealanders during the Covid-19 lockdown. A friend of mine ordered last night and will get her first delivery on Wednesday. 
  • Zero contact delivery - orders left at your door
  • Chef quality ingredients - fresh fruit and veges, meat, poultry, small goods  and dairy
A directory of 533 independent kiwi businesses delivering during the COVID-19 lockdown which is updated daily.
New World - Papakura 
A helpful tip for shopping at New World Papakura – Pictures of the aisle categories to help you when your shopping list aisle by aisle. So this can help you get around the supermarket quickly or this can help the person doing your shopping. They have not included aisle number 1 – Fresh fruit/ Vegetables and the Deli counters.
This information is on the New World Papakura Facebook page
Feijoa Date and Ginger Loaf 
Thank you to Donna Cox for another great receipe
1 cup feijoas, peeled and diced
150g dates, chopped
100g crystallised ginger, chopped
150g brown sugar
50g butter
250 mls boiling water
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
270g flour, sifted
1 Tbsp ginger
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1. Pre-heat oven to 180C on bake and line a loaf tin.
2. Place the feijoas, dates, ginger, sugar and butter into a large saucepan, add boiling water and bring to the boil.  Lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes.  Remove from heat and cool.
3. Sift together flour, ginger, baking powder and soda and add to the fruit mixture once cooled along with the egg and vanilla.  Do not over mix.  This mixture is quite heavy.
4. Spoon the mixture into the lined tin and bake for 45-50 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
Time for a laugh in your Bubble
To give you all a smile

Q: How can you delay milk turning sour?
A: Keep it in the cow.

Q:  What happens to a boy when he reaches puberty?
A:   He says good-bye to his boyhood and looks forward to his adultery.  (The kid gets an A+ for this answer!)

Q:  Name a major disease associated with cigarettes.
A:  Premature death.

Q:  Give the meaning of the term “Caesarian section.”
A:  The Caesarian section is a district in Rome.

Q:  What does the word ‘benign’ mean?
A:   Benign is what you will be after you be eight.
Thursday 9th July 2020
Papakura RSA
5.30pm for Dinner at 6pm
Meeting at 6.45pm
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