Rotary Club of Papakura Inc.

9 December 2018 | Issue 26

From the President's Desk

Hello fellow Rotarians and other readers,
Well this will be the last bulletin for 2018!
Firstly, thank you all for giving me the support you have over the last 6 months. You have all made my job so much easier than it could have otherwise been and it is greatly appreciated! We have had another outstanding fundraiser, some great fellowship events, worked hard at making a real difference to our community with numerous projects  and made a really good effort at increasing our profile and sharing our stories. I am proud of what we have achieved as a club and looking forward to the second half of my Presidential year.
We have the Choral Society coming on Thursday to sing Christmas Carols as a 'Thank You' for us getting their Piano repaired, so make sure you come along. It would be really nice to have partners join us too as we get in the Christmas spirit.
I  really enjoyed listening to the Education Trust scholarship recipients speeches, hearing how their first year had gone and from those about to embark on their first year in tertiary education in 2019.  I look forward to it each year and still believe this is one of our best nights of the year.
So that’s a wrap on 2018. Tracey and I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a fantastic New Year.
Quote of the week;
“Service is the rent we pay for a living. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.”  Marian Wright Edelman
Till next Year,
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
Alistair Burt, left, the UK minister of state for international development and minister of state for the Middle East, accepts the Polio Eradication Champion Award on behalf of British Prime Minister, Theresa May, from RI President Barry Rassin. Rotary honoured Theresa May for her leadership and political support toward ending polio.
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!
Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.


Thursday 13 December 2018

Papakura RSA 

5.30pm for Dinner @ 6pm

Meeting @ 6.45pm



Meeting Responsibilities

Duty Committee: Community

Greeting: Community

Attendance: Robin




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