Rotary Club of Papakura Inc.

9 December 2018 | Issue 26

From the President's Desk

Hello fellow Rotarians,
So last week we had the Club Assembly for those of you that missed the meeting.

It feels like we are on the right track after going through the goals and Strategic Plan from the last few years, which is promising for the future.
It has been a very busy weekend for me, managed to remove another 38 possums on Friday night then headed to the beach on Saturday morning on the bikes. Saturday night I found myself at the Blues Chiefs in a corporate box and then finished the weekend at LETS (leadership Elect Training) on Sunday. Tough life but someone has to do it.
Great to hear we have our RYLA spots filled thanks to Martin and Warren Mills too.

Quote of the week;
 (I read this last week while looking for quotes for RYLA and liked it.)
“The future needs passionate, happy, and confident young leaders willing to challenge the status quo and stand up for their convictions.” Richard Branson

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 23 May 2019

Papakura RSA 

5.30pm for Dinner @ 6pm

Meeting @ 6.45pm



Meeting Responsibilities

Duty Committee: Fellowship

Attendance: Robin




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