Rotary Club of Papakura 

19th November 2020, Issue 20

From the President's Desk
President Allan will be back next week with an update
RYDA Program 2020 -2021
The following is an update on the Driver Awareness Programme in our area. Anyone that would like to see a program in action, speak to George Wilson to make a booking.
Our RYDA Programme is well worth visiting and I would encourage all Rotarians to experience it firsthand, as it is enlightening, to say the least.
  1. Alfriston College – 8 and 9th September  - completed 314 students over 2 days
  2. St Cuthberts college  - 28th October – Completed 138 Students
  3. ACG Strathallan  -19th November – Planning 70 students
  4. Baradene College – 3 December – planning 190 students + we have 18 students joining them from Titirangi Rudolf Steiner School (who missed out this year).
  5. Papakura – 18th February -Plan 80  - at Pulman Park
  6. Southern Cross Campus – 25th February  - Mt smart
  7. Glendowie College – 13th April 
  8. Tuakau and Onewhero – 13th May – still, TBC that date
  9. Pukekohe Highs School – 18-19 May – 2 days getting kids that missed this year as year 13.
  10. Waiuku College – 22 June – Karaka sports ground.
George Wilson
Rotary International
Published on the Rotary International Webpage
Hunger hits home: The pandemic reminds us that food insecurity isn’t just ‘over there’
Hunger and malnutrition unleashed by COVID-19 could carry the impact of the pandemic far into the future
by Roger Thurow Illustrations by Phil Wrigglesworth
Late 2019, just before the coronavirus began its relentless march around the world, I joined a group of fourth graders in their crowded classroom in an Ethiopian village. Their teacher posed an adventurous question to the students: What would you like to be one day?
“I would like to be a nurse and help people.”
“A doctor!”
“A teacher or a businessman.”
They were answers you might hear in any fourth-grade classroom, anywhere in the world.  But this was no ordinary group of elementary school pupils, so I asked a follow-up question: How old are you?
The answers: 18, 18, and 21.
At the time of my visit, I saw this classroom — with half of its students aged 18 and older — as an indictment of humanity’s past neglect of nutrition and agricultural development, which had allowed hunger to persist in our world. Many of these students were young children in 2003 when, in the first great hunger crisis of the 21st century, 14 million Ethiopians, many of them children, faced starvation. For the children who survived, this severe early malnutrition often resulted in stunted bodies and brains.
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Christmas Raffle
The Community Committee is running the annual Christmas raffle
Please bring an item along to Rotary that would be suitable for a Christmas hamper sometime between now and the end of November. 
Malcolm will be selling tickets for the hampers.
The draw will be at the Christmas party on the 29th of November.
Proceeds from the raffle will go towards buying Christmas items to donate to families in the Papakura area. 
Santa Parade 6th December 2020

Santa Claus is coming
Sunday afternoon 6th December
All leave is cancelled
The Parade starts at 3pm. Streets will be closed from 1pm and the Parade floats will assemble early afternoon.
The Club will run the BBQ sausage sizzle.
This is a key event for the Club in show-casing the activities of Rotary to the public so member’s support for assigned roles or general duties is appreciated.
Thank you,
Community Committee.
Save the date
Thursday 25th February 2021
No meeting
Fellowship Dinner at Tipparost Thai Restaurant 

Meeting Responsibilities

Duty Committee: Fellowship

Attendance: Robin Matheson


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