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Rotary Club of Papakura Inc.
2018-2019 

9 December 2018 | Issue 26

 
From the President's Desk

Hello fellow Rotarians,
 
So this is it, my last week as President and what a year it has been!

I want to say a massive thank you to the whole club for the great support and help I have received over the last 12 Months. It really was a lot of fun, mixed in with some hard work which is often the best combination. Leading Papakura Rotary and working alongside you has been an honour and I am grateful I was given the opportunity. As a Club we have done ourselves proud and I believe we have had a substantial impact on our wider community. 
 
Changeover registration is now closed for this Saturday. Remember this is a formal evening and a chance to flash it up a bit and based on last year will be good fun!
 
Tracey and I cannot be there for Lily’s speech on Thursday which is very sad as she has just been a fantastic exchange student. Please get behind her and come along to see her off. She did a great job at farewell of thanking her host families and the club. Not a dry eye in the house. You will be missed Lily!
 
See you all on Saturday night,
 
Cheers,
Jon
Education Trust scholarship recipients 
 
 

2017 and 2018 Education Trust recipients

Below you can read Cameron Baker's speech about his first year at University.  Cameron was one of the 2017 receptionists of the Papakura Rotary Education Trust scholarship.

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Rotary Youth Exchange - Auckland Day

Friday proved an exciting day for Lily and Cassidy with the other Rotary Youth Exchange Students from District 9920 with the annual 'Auckland Day'. They got a very special  inside view on how our Fire Service and Police force work, a private meeting with our Mayor, Phil Goff, competed in a team scavenger hunt around Auckland and had a good old-fashioned kiwi BBQ to finish the day off. In Lily's words "It was very cool!" (said with a French accent). 
 
More photos of the day below...
 
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Thank you from Road Safety Education
 

District Corner - Trees For Survival

 
OUR HEARTFELT THANKS To Trees for Survival teachers who put in many hours growing students and plants alike! To Trees for Survival Landowners who provide a place for these plants to live and amazing outdoor experiences and lunches for tree planters. To every volunteer that helps and every sponsor whose funds supply the resources needed to continue to inspire young environmentalists. Thank you! Your contributions make for a better greener cleaner New Zealand!
 
Summary for Auckland:
● A total of 76 planting sites 
● a total of 45,932 plants by
● 2,011 students, 158 teachers, 353 parents/other helpers and 161 sponsors
● 3,669 metres of stream have been planted
● most planted plants were: Phormium tenax / Flax (12,009); Leptospermum scoparium / Manuka (10,246); Cordyline australis / Cabbage Tree (9,965)
International News

Connecting the World 

Rotary International President-elect Mark Daniel Maloney explained his vision for building a stronger Rotary, calling on leaders to expand connections to their communities and to embrace innovative membership models.
 
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Merry Christmas

A huge thank you to everyone who has sent through photos, articles, reports, updates and quotes for the Bulletin this year and all of those who have had such lovely things to say about our new look bulletin. 
 
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year. Stay safe and enjoy the well deserved break.
 
Tracey and Anne 
Co-Editors of Papakura Rotary Bulletin
Roger That! 
"Small acts, when multiplied by millions, can transform the world" Howard Zinn

Meeting:

Thursday 1 August 2019
Papakura RSA 
5.30pm for Dinner @ 6pm
Meeting @ 6.45pm

Meeting Responsibilities

Duty Committee: Fellowship

Attendance: Tracey

 

 

 

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