Rotary Club of Papakura Inc.

October 11 2018 | Issue 16

From the President's Desk

Hello fellow Rotarians,
So last week we had the Club Assembly for those of you that missed the meeting.

It feels like we are on the right track after going through the goals and Strategic Plan from the last few years, which is promising for the future.
It has been a very busy weekend for me, managed to remove another 38 possums on Friday night then headed to the beach on Saturday morning on the bikes. Saturday night I found myself at the Blues Chiefs in a corporate box and then finished the weekend at LETS (leadership Elect Training) on Sunday. Tough life but someone has to do it.
Great to hear we have our RYLA spots filled thanks to Martin and Warren Mills too.

Quote of the week;
 (I read this last week while looking for quotes for RYLA and liked it.)
“The future needs passionate, happy, and confident young leaders willing to challenge the status quo and stand up for their convictions.” Richard Branson

See you all on Thursday,
DG Ingrid Waugh comes to Papakura Rotary

On Thursday evening we had the privilege of hearing from DG Ingrid Waugh on her vision for our District over the next year. The evening had a warm conversational tone.  Ingrid expressed her appreciation of our Club contributions to the community and happily answered questions posed to her by President Jon.  We are looking forward to working with a very forward thinking District Governor!
Paul Harris Fellow - Roger Goldstone

Roger Goldstone was recognised with another Paul Harris for his contribution to the club for his work on both the Strategic plan and the Constitution. Roger is always working hard in the background, with a passion for membership which has helped grow the club this year. He is an extremely valued member of our club and and I would like to congratulate him once again.
Fellowship - An International Affair

The fellowship in our club is one of the things that sets us apart and Saturday night's International Pot Luck Dinner was no exception. We enjoyed dishes from around the world, had great company, plenty of laughs and some good Kiwi fun.  Thanks to everyone who came along and helped to make the night a success and a special thanks to Debbie and David for being such wonderful hosts!
Click on the 'read more' to see a few photos from the night. 
Brunch @ Ardmore Cafe
Please respond to your email invitation to Sunday's Brunch at Ardmore Cafe @ 10.30am ASAP.  Thanks to those who have done so already.
Malcolm needs to give the cafe numbers and so the cut off is Wednesday. 
The Big Blood Pressure Check

Our club seizes any opportunity to be active in the community and Saturday was no exception.  Bernie Kay, John Habib, George Wilson and Morris Jones spent a few hours checking the blood pressure of members of the Papakura Community and referred several people to A & E for unusually high readings! Thank you team  - you giving up your time may very well have saved someone's life!
Lily's First Move

 Lily made her first 'move' on Saturday and left her first Host family (The Hart's), to begin life with her second host family - The Kennedy-Jarmin's. Keith, Jenny, Georgia and Madeleine live in Waiau Pa and will give Lily a taste of the country life.  Madeleine is heading off to Austria on exchange in January so the girls will have plenty to talk about!
District Corner

We will be well represented at this years District Conference and it is not too late to join the group going down. It will be a great weekend to celebrate all things Rotary. Make sure to register .... you do not want to miss out!
International News

An estimated 40.3 million people around the world live in slavery involving either sexual exploitation or forced labour. A new partnership with Freedom United is giving Rotarians a chance to do something to stop it.

Roger That!
Leaders will become as small as their controlling desire; as great as their dominant aspiration.


Thursday 23 May 2019

Papakura RSA 

5.30pm for Dinner @ 6pm

Meeting @ 6.45pm



Meeting Responsibilities

Duty Committee: Fellowship

Attendance: Robin




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