Rotary Club of Papakura 

6 August 2019| Issue 6

Speaker of the Week - Nona Pedersen
Twenty-something executives are a rarity in the boating industry, but the field gets even tighter when that executive is female. Nona Pedersen admits that she didn’t know much about the industry in 2014 when she applied for a market research job at New Zealand-based Oceanmax. Five years later, she is managing day-to-day operations as its general manager. It wasn’t easy sailing (excuse the pun), to get to where she is today. It took a lot of hard work and dedication to build up her skills to fulfil a big role like this. Nona credits great mentors, a fantastic business, a can-do attitude and the RYLA program for getting her here and to set her up to achieve her ambitious career goals. Nona will be sharing her story as well as her key learnings from her RYLA experience in 2018.
Nona Pedersen, General Manager at Oceanmax
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 24 October 2019
Fellowship Evening  Ten Pin Bowling 
Please note: We will not be having our regular meeting at the RSA

Meeting Responsibilities

Duty Committee: International

Attendance: Robin Matheson




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