Rotary Club of Papakura Inc.

August 26 2018 | Issue 10

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,
Lily's time to share...

Lily has already been in New Zealand 7 weeks! She has settled into school, is enjoying the New Zealand lifestyle, has a particular love of Nutella, and is very at home with the Hart's. Her English is coming along nicely and we were able to enjoy a presentation from her on Thursday evening and it was lovely to have two of Lily's future host families along to support her too. In September Lily will join the rest of the Inbounds, and our district's New Zealand students (Outbounds)  at Te Tahawai Marae for a cultural weekend. 

The past month has been quiet in our area however if you are interested in being involved there are two sessions coming up. One next month on September 19th for Pukekohe High School to be held at the Pukekohe Race Track and one on November 16th for Strathallen to be held at the Karaka Sports Centre.
Wedding Bells

Lovely to see Karen and Steve on their special day.... Congratulations from us all!!
Kootuitui Ki Papakura

Kootuitui Ki Papakura is a charitable organisation comprising of collective communutity representatives including Mana Whenua and was established in 2015 to provide services for a cluster of schools in Papakura. The purpose is to support Whanau and schools to enable better life outcomes for tamariki.

Guess Who is Coming to Dinner?

What wonderful feedback we have had from the first round of Guess Who is Coming to Dinner. Sounds as if everyone had a great night, lovely company and fabulous food. Some had such a good night, they forgot to take photos!! Remember it is not too late to get on board for the next round!! 
Click the link for a glimpse of the night.
Hospice Collection

Morris Jones and RYE student Lily Boiteau
Many thanks to everyone who gave their time collecting for Totara Hospice on Friday. It was great to have Lily giving service to the community too and experiencing first hand 'Service Above Self'.
Drury  Rotary - Invitation

Les Quesnoy  - Greg Moyle
When: 3rd September @ 6pm (for 6.30pm)
Where: Papakura Club Inc, Croskery Road
RSVP: By 9am 3rd September to 09 232 1697
Just a week before the end of the First World War in November 1918, the New Zealand Division captured the French town of Le Quesnoy. It was the New Zealanders' last major action in the war. 
We have been extended an invitation to join Drury Rotary to hear Greg Moyle of Downtown Rotary Club speak on Les Quesnoy. It would be great to have as many of our members and partners along to the evening as possible. Please make sure to RSVP on time, so numbers can be given to the caterers. 
Upcoming Fellowship Events

Time to get your diaries out ...
October 6 2018 - International Pot Luck Dinner (bring a dish connected to your ancestry) @ Deb and David's Lodge 5.30pm
October 14 2018 - Ardmore Airport Cafe Brunch
November 11 2018 - Christmas Party @ John Hill Estate
December 2 2018 -  Club get together and BBQ (after Christmas Parade)
In the New Year we have some exciting events to look forward to:
February - Guess Who is Coming to Dinner - Round 2
March - the Car Rally
April - the Club's 70th Birthday Party
May  - District Conference
District Corner - RLI

Glendowie College on Saturday 22 September and Sunday 23 September 2018 
8.45 am - 4.15pm
We are offering you the chance to take part in this outstanding programme. This is of huge benefit to our Club, but as a personal skill set, this is just as applicable for you in your job and life in general. RLI provides an opportunity to enrich that learning through sharing experiences and ideas with other Rotarians and Rotaractors throughout our region in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
Can you spare a few hours?

District Corner - Auckland Rotaract
On August 12th, the Cooking Class attendees turned out to enjoy getting their hands dirty, learning new kitchen tricks from the Masterchef finalist, Vanessa Baxter. Initially, the class was mistaken to be a Cooking demonstration, so people came in relaxed. The mood soon changed after the Fearless Kitchen goddess hyped up the room, challenging everyone to try cooking something new.
Click on the link to find out how the evening went..
International News

Rotary announces US $96.5 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that once paralysed hundreds of thousands of children each year. 

To read more, follow the link:

Roger That!
Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.


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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