Rotary Club of Papakura Inc.

9 December 2018 | Issue 26

From the President's Desk

Hello fellow Rotarians,
This week at the meeting we had DG Ingrid Waugh visit the Club to present George Wilson with a trophy for his generosity to the Rotary Foundation and recognise his hard work in Rotary. You are a true inspiration George and we are certainly very lucky to have you as a member of our club.
It was nice to hear from Ingrid that our club and the work we do is getting noticed and talked about at District level.  I am certainly proud of what we have achieved and the impact our club has on our local community.
I had my cousin Richard and his wife Yvon over from Holland visiting this week (who is also a Rotarian) and he really enjoyed our relaxed manor and the humour of the evening. He remarked that he wished his club had more of that. They were quite taken with the fine system and were still laughing about getting fined for not wearing shorts! Again, I could not help but feel proud of us and the projects we do. Richard left our meeting inspired and really impressed at what a small club (in Dutch terms) full of passionate rotarians can achieve.
See you all on Thursday
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.

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...
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.
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


Thursday 28th March 2019

Papakura RSA 

5.30pm for Dinner @ 6pm

Meeting @ 6.45pm



Meeting Responsibilities

Duty Committee: Fellowship

Greeting: Fellowship

Attendance: Robin




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