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Rotary Club of Papakura Inc.
2018-2019 

July 22 2018 | Issue 5

 
From the President's Desk

Hi again fellow Rotarians,
 
We seem to be doing a lot of fellowship events lately, which has been fun. The brunch at Ardmore Café was no exception with another great turnout. Thanks Malcolm for organising this one.
 
Dave Glossop from the New Zealand Police was our speaker for Thursday. Hearing from someone at the coal face with a passion for our community was inspiring. It will be really good to get him back to speak on Afghanistan and his role over there.
 
This week we have our new member Paul Catlow talking about hearing loss and what that means for us so make the effort to come along (there may be more than one of us need to hear what he has to say I am sure).
 
We will miss Murray over the next while as he and Pamela are off on Thursday for a cruise from Rome. They won't be back until late November, but hopefully we will be able to keep up with their adventures on Facebook.
 
Last but not least my closing comment for last Thursday; “Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly and most underrated agent of human change.
 
Cheers,
Jon
 
Tonga - Fresh Water Project 
Bernie Kay and a local Eua family at the completion of new spouting on their house.
 
Last Thursday evening, Tim Wilcock (International Committee) presented on the latest Fresh Water project in Eua, Tonga. Another outstanding International Project by some extremely passionate Rotarians and Volunteers.  A huge Thank You to all involved.  Click the 'Read More' tab to view Tim's presentation.
 
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RYLA - Letter of Appreciation
 
 
Dear Rotary Club of Papakura,
 
I would like to sincerely thank you for sponsoring me to attend the RYLA course of 2018. I greatly appreciate the opportunity you have given me to gain valuable knowledge and tools to help me realise my potential and develop my skills as a leader. The course was extremely worthwhile and I have taken away so much to reflect on and implement in my personal and professional life.
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Happy Birthday to Lily
Happy 17th Birthday to Lily.
 
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ROTAmaths
 
 
David Wright gave us a brief on the community math classes he has done in the past and the impact it had on the families that were involved. 
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Emergency Response Kits (ERK’s) 
Our leader Dennis Millard instructing the ladies from the Newmarket Club on the intricacies of the packing line
 
During this last week the ERK packing tempo lifted with Auckland, Parnell and Newmarket Clubs setting a blistering pace! Each  Club packed close to 175 units, a wonderful result of which they should all be very proud. There is only  73 boxes left to be packed on Wednesday night from a total of 750 units.
 
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Dry July Update
Well done to George who has completed Dry July. George has raised $1376.74 in his Dry July efforts.  It is not late to make a donation to help George and the Look Good Feel Good Charity, supporting people living with cancer.
Click the link below to donate today.
https://www.dryjuly.co.nz/users/george-wilson-2/donations/new
 
We Need Your Help
 
 
 
 
 
For so long we did our good work quietly and not for recognition. While this was noble it made it difficult for people to understand what we actually did.  Strengthening Rotary is essential to Rotary’s future. As we share our story in a more clear and compelling way, like-minded people are going to want to be part of our great Club. It is time to share what we do, why we do it and the impact it has on the community and ourselves. Come on Papakura Rotary ... send through your stories!!!!
 
So how is your Common Sense?
 
Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years.
 
No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
- Knowing when to come in out of the rain; 
- Why the early bird gets the worm; 
- Life isn't always fair; 
- And maybe it was my fault.
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District Corner

Click the link below to find out how a  Rotary Global Grant Application, led by District 9920 and the Rotary Club of St Johns, with the support of five of six Rotary Districts in New Zealand was approved by Rotary International in mid-July, securing the first-year funding for the Onja project, which will “utilise Madagascar’s untapped human talent” for a unique computer programming venture.
 
International News
 

A giant artificial reef in the shape of a Rotary wheel restores marine life and protects the livelihood of several fishing villages in the Philippines

 

In the calm blue waters of Lamon Bay lies a source of pride for local fishermen and a submerged salute to Rotary: an artificial reef in the shape of a Rotary wheel. The wheel has helped restore the local fishing industry, which was devastated by large-scale commercial fishing vessels that used dynamite, cyanide, and fine mesh nets from the late 1990's through the early 2000's.

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Roger That!
Roger's quote of the week ...
 
One of life’s most painful moments comes when we must admit that we didn’t do our homework, that we are not prepared.

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Thursday 18 October 2018

Papakura RSA 

5.30pm for Dinner @ 6pm

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Duty Committee: Community

Greeting: Community Member

Attendance: Malcolm

 

 

 

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