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Rotary Club of Papakura Inc.
2018-2019 

August 26 2018 | Issue 10

 
From the President's Desk

Hello fellow Rotarians and other readers,
 
The 15th of March 2019 will be date none of us will ever forget. There is no doubt that our whole country is suffering, sombre and in shock. We were lulled  into a false sense of security, telling ourselves that the atrocities that happen in other parts of the world could never happen to us. Not only because of our geographical remoteness but because of our free and open society. Now we must find ways to cope with what has happened. Those ways are in caring for all our citizens regardless of their beliefs, with tolerance and understanding. I think it is more important than ever trust in our personal values and for me one way of honouring those values means being a part of an organisation like Rotary, that continually promotes peace.
 
The fact that our own Rotary International Programme - Rotary Youth Exchange, brings us into contact with young people from all over the world, with different races, religions and views is not lost on me at this terrible time for New Zealand. It promotes peace and international understanding. We all remain united in pursuing that goal. Hopefully the little bit that we do as a Club by hosting Inbound students and sponsoring Outbound students, multiplied the world over, will help us overcome and stop tragedies like this from happening again.
 
As a club there must be a way we can help. Please take a look at the District Corner article with a suggestion from DG Ingrid Waugh.  I believe the people of New Zealand will stand up and protect those amongst us that need it, which will have the opposite effect of the intent of this heinous act.
 
 
See you all on Thursday
Jon
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. 
 
 
RYDA

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.
 
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Wedding Bells

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

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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.
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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: https://www.rotary.org/en/rotary-gives-millions-grants-fight-polio-2018

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

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Thursday 21st March 2019

Papakura RSA 

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