Rotary Club of Papakura Inc.

14 October 2018 | Issue 17

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,
Crime, Cops and Community

Big thanks to Kelvin McMinn for arranging Area Commander Dave Glossop to speak to us on Thursday evening. There is no doubt, we are lucky to have people like Dave looking out for our Community. He kept us entertained with his stories  and hopeful for a positive future for our town. 
Anne Makes an Impression in Mexico

An update from our travelling Bulletin Co-Editor. Read on to see what Anne has been up to...
Lily Hikes a Volcano

Miss France visited Rangitoto on Thursday with the other  D9920 Inbounds. The weather was decidedly average and the climb steeper than she would have liked but she made it!! One more thing to tick off the Bucket List!
Ho, Ho, Ho's almost that time of the Year

Remember to put the Christmas Party on the 11 November @ John Hill Estate if you have registered that you are coming along. The cost is $50 pp and invoices will be sent out this week.
Rotary Downunder

There are some interesting articles in this month’s Rotary Down Under. I will just mention a few that do make not only interesting reading but also challenges for us as Rotarians. Promoting Rotary in RDU is something we should try to address from Papakura.
Read on to see Roger's pick from this months issue....
District Corner

Fancy yourself a wine connoisseur? Remuera Rotary invites you to WineFriend Wildcard Wine Evening in support of this immensely important health project in the Pacific.   
For full details...
International News

Rotary clubs in Canada invest in the PACT program, an urban peace initiative that aims to break the cycle of youth crime.
Click the link to read the full article
Roger That!
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.  I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe  in them and try to follow where they lead.


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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