Rotary Club of Papakura 

3rd March 2020, Issue 27

Committee Meetings this Week
Reminder: Committee Meetings this week. Please make sure to let your Director know if you cannot make it.
Local scouts attend 22nd Jamboree
We heard from Scout Leader Jarrod Ambrose and  two members of Clevedon Scout Group, about their experiences at the 22nd New Zealand Scout Jamboree held at Mystery Creek in Hamilton. Our Club contributed funds to allow the local scouts attend the Jamboree and take their place amongst 4000 scouts from around the country. Eleven days of challenging activities which gave opportunities to test their personal limits, work together as a team, develop their critical thinking, survival skills, and independence. Gabrielle was the 'star of the show' last Thursday evening, speaking confidentially and interjecting when she thought there was more detail needed! To read Gabrielle's account of the Jamboree, please read below...
A priceless Afternoon
Last Friday Peter Wilcock and I enjoyed a stunning Harbour Cruise around the Auckland Harbour aboard Downtown Rotarian, John Boscawen's "Mona Rose". It was a very rewarding experience in many ways. Rotarians often ask me what drives me forward to engage so enthusiastically with my varied Rotary involvement and my quick response is that you get back so much more than you put in and this opportunity is but just one example of that answer!
Rotary Youth Exchange Information Evenings
Rotary operates one of a select few real exchange programmes - for each student we welcome to our Club/city/country, Rotary sends a student out to another place around the world.
The most powerful force in the promotion of international understanding and peace is exposure to different cultures. The world becomes a smaller, friendlier place when we learn that all people regardless of nationality desire the same basic things: a safe, comfortable environment that allows for a rich and satisfying life for our children and ourselves. Youth Exchange provides thousands of young people with the opportunity to meet people from other lands and to experience their cultures. This plants the seeds for a lifetime of international understanding.
If you know a 'stand-out' young person who is ready to seize this opportunity, please speak with Tracey and let them know about the upcoming information evenings!


Entries for this year’s event are trickling in as is sponsorship from participating Clubs and with the deadline for entries set for a March 6th cut-off. We hope that no one gets missed out through lateness as Ainie Kwok our Director is strict on the date, due to operational difficulties.
The event is on March 27, 28 & 29th and is again being held at Kokako Lodge at the Hunua Falls with a maximum of 70 Students plus leaders.
Help Required!!!!!!!  Due to trying to fit in an expanded programme we have decided to drop the Saturday and Sunday Breakfast Duties from the Students which will save over 30 minutes.
By doing this we need some help. So, we are seeking 3 or 4 volunteers for each morning to take up the after-Breakfast Clean-up Duties. 
Please contact me if you would like to assist? 
Cheers George
Papakura Rotary Year 36 - 1983 – 84  President Stewart Purvis
Stewart Purvis was President in 1983-1984. This year the long running Country Carnival was transferred from Clevedon to Karaka. The change was initiated to assist the Karaka Community with their fund raising for their new sports complex. Profits were shared equally.
Parting thought ...


Via "Zoom" at 6 pm
Thursday 28 May
Check emails for invite link

Meeting Responsibilities

Duty Committee: Youth

Attendance: Robin Matheson




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