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Rotary Club of Papakura Inc.
2018-2019 

13 June 2019 | Issue 41

 
From the President's Desk

Hello fellow Rotarians,
 
So this is it, my last week as President and what a year it has been!

I want to say a massive thank you to the whole club for the great support and help I have received over the last 12 Months. It really was a lot of fun, mixed in with some hard work which is often the best combination. Leading Papakura Rotary and working alongside you has been an honour and I am grateful I was given the opportunity. As a Club we have done ourselves proud and I believe we have had a substantial impact on our wider community. 
 
Changeover registration is now closed for this Saturday. Remember this is a formal evening and a chance to flash it up a bit and based on last year will be good fun!
 
Tracey and I cannot be there for Lily’s speech on Thursday which is very sad as she has just been a fantastic exchange student. Please get behind her and come along to see her off. She did a great job at farewell of thanking her host families and the club. Not a dry eye in the house. You will be missed Lily!
 
See you all on Saturday night,
 
Cheers,
Jon
A life in Argentina ...
 
Hello again from Argentina! I am here to say once again, that time really does fly, because the fact that I am already one third of a way through my exchange is absolutely - loco - !
 
My month began with my counsellor, which is so fitting as he has become such a nice and comforting person in my exchange. 1 de Mayo is ‘workers day’ and a public holiday for Argentina. The argentinian’s eat ‘locro’ on this day, which is a traditional dish in Argentina that is almost a combination of a stew, a curry and a soup and is one of my all time favourites! I went to my counsellor’s house and spent time with his family and I felt so welcomed, and it was nice to be treated like a ‘granddaughter’. 
 
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RYE 2019 Farewell
Jenni (Germany/Half Moon Bay), Viki (Austria/Pakuranga), Tracey Faber, Lily (France/Papakura) and Maria (Denmark/Sommerville)
 
Friday night saw the celebration of another year of Rotary Youth Exchange in D9920. Four of the five current inbounds have almost completed their year and the Counsellors and Host families joined the girls to reminisce over the wonderful year that was.  There were plenty of stories, photos, tears and food so all in all a great night.
Lily did a super job of sharing her experiences, feelings and gratitude of her year in New Zealand.
 
Make sure you are at the meeting on the 20th June as she will give her farewell presentation to the Club. Lily will be sorely missed by the Club; her 'one minutes' have just been priceless!
The Travelling Wilson's ..
Graham Payne and George with the Mallard World's fastest Steam Train ever at 126 MPH at the Railway museum in York 
No Meeting this Thursday
 
Please remember there is no Meeting this Thursday as we have our combined meeting Monday evening with Drury (now we are really going to know who reads the Bulletin ha!)
Changeover - 22 June 2019

We are looking forward to a great night at 5.30pm on the  22nd June for Changeover at LaValla.

If you have registered can you please pay into the account ($55.00 per person with your name as a reference). Account details: 02 04000029822 000

We are getting down to the wire. If you haven't yet registered but would like to come along, please let Tracey know.

It has to go....
 
 
Martin's Raffle is down to the last 5 cards! The Joker has been very elusive this year and adding to the excitement of Changeover is the promise that someone is walking away with a wad of cash! Last chance to get the winning ticket is at Changeover. Who is feeling lucky?
International News - Value of Rotary Volunteering

 
A special report prepared for Rotary International by the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies estimated the value of Rotary member volunteer hours at US$850  million a year.
 
That Rotary members log a lot of volunteer hours should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the organization. But a new report just released by Johns Hopkins University provides a powerful look at the impact of all those volunteer hours.
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Roger That!
Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir one’s blood and probably themselves will not be realised.
 

Meeting:

Thursday 27 June 2019
Papakura RSA 
5.30pm for Dinner @ 6pm
Meeting @ 6.45pm

Meeting Responsibilities

Duty Committee: International

Attendance: Robin

 

 

 

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