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Rotary Club of Papakura Inc.
2018-2019 

October 11 2018 | Issue 16

 
From the President's Desk

Hello fellow Rotarians and other readers,
 
Well this will be the last bulletin for 2018!
 
Firstly, thank you all for giving me the support you have over the last 6 months. You have all made my job so much easier than it could have otherwise been and it is greatly appreciated! We have had another outstanding fundraiser, some great fellowship events, worked hard at making a real difference to our community with numerous projects  and made a really good effort at increasing our profile and sharing our stories. I am proud of what we have achieved as a club and looking forward to the second half of my Presidential year.
 
We have the Choral Society coming on Thursday to sing Christmas Carols as a 'Thank You' for us getting their Piano repaired, so make sure you come along. It would be really nice to have partners join us too as we get in the Christmas spirit.
 
I  really enjoyed listening to the Education Trust scholarship recipients speeches, hearing how their first year had gone and from those about to embark on their first year in tertiary education in 2019.  I look forward to it each year and still believe this is one of our best nights of the year.
 
So that’s a wrap on 2018. Tracey and I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a fantastic New Year.
 
 
Quote of the week;
“Service is the rent we pay for a living. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.”  Marian Wright Edelman
 
Till next Year,
Cheers
Jon.
 
 
 
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.
 
Jon
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. 
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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.

Meeting:

Thursday 13 December 2018

Papakura RSA 

5.30pm for Dinner @ 6pm

Meeting @ 6.45pm

 

 

Meeting Responsibilities

Duty Committee: Community

Greeting: Community

Attendance: Robin

 

 

 

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