Rotary Club of Papakura 

6 August 2019| Issue 6

Speaker of the Week - Paul Bunker

Gemologist Paul Bunker has a wealth of knowledge spanning over 30 years in the diamond and jewellery industry as a wholesaler to the diamond trade in New Zealand. He obtained the Graduate Gemologist diploma from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) after completing the Diamond Course in Residence in 1983 – the first New Zealander to do so. 

Paul will speak to us about rare coloured diamonds; only 1 in every 10,000 mined diamonds will possess some type of natural colour, highlighting their rarity. They generally command higher prices than white diamonds and  are now a popular investment vehicle.

Why are you a Rotarian?
I joined Rotary in 1999, initially, for one reason only – fellowship.
I had been ‘head hunted’ to Counties Power limited to ‘sort out’ their power metering asset, and they were definitely right – it needed sorting out. I had spent about 2 ½ years dedicating all my time to this job and came to realise I was becoming a ‘workaholic’ and spent all my time just talking work, work, work with a small circle of colleagues.
Guess Who is Coming to Dinner
Smiles and Cheesecake at Lisa's
As usual, a wonderful night of fellowship! There were plenty of laughs and some great conversation as we came together for another round of Guess Who is Coming to Dinner. Thanks to all who joined in for the evening and next time we will set a goal of getting more photos!
Papakura Rotary Year 28, 1975-1976
1975 and President Ray Wallace used his considerable influence in the racing world to organise a Stud Tour that was an outstanding, enjoyable and profitable event. Two hundred guests in five buses visited Tudor Park, Carlyle, Hauanui, Puketutu Island and Progressive Farms Studs. Net proceeds for the day were $1,109.00.
This is your invitation to a wonderful Rotary Learning & Information opportunity to join us at our Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) seminar weekend on Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 September 8.30am to 4.30pm at nearby Selwyn College.  
Further details are in the RLI invitation information flyer
See also the various RLI course modules that will be covered that weekend in the course overview:
New Rotarians are always welcome, as are longer term members.  
Now all that you need to do as soon as possible is to register that you would like to attend the next RLI weekend using the RLI registration form via emailing Pam & please also copy Byran 
Rotary Foundation receives highest rating for 11th Year
For the 11th consecutive year, The Rotary Foundation has received the highest rating — four stars — from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S. The Foundation earned the recognition for demonstrating both strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.


Thursday 15 August 2019
Papakura RSA 
5.30pm for Dinner @ 6pm
Meeting @ 6.45pm

Meeting Responsibilities

Duty Committee: Fellowship

Attendance: Sue Williamson




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Off Shore Powerboat Racing in the US
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Partner night - come along and hear from our newest students
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DG Visit
Oct 10, 2019
MP for Papakura
Oct 17, 2019
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