Rotary Club of Papakura 

02 July 2019| Issue 1

Bon Voyage Lily
A very hopeful Lily with bags full of her 'shopping'
In the words of Pooh Bear " How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard". There were plenty of tears and some very overweight bags (which Vicki has 7 kilo's of to send on to France)  as we gathered on Sunday to say our final Au Revoir to our Ms France, Lily Boiteau. 

Waiuku College had a unique road safety experience last week as they attended RYDA at New Zealand Steel in Glenbrook. Our club covered the cost of the 4 buses to get the 150 students to the site and also couple of last minute volunteers, Tracey and Morris. The students donned their high-vis vests for the day and really threw themselves into learning. Great day all round and a thoroughly impressive programme.
2019/2020 Committees
See you all on Thursday for the first Committee Meetings of the year. Details of committees below...
Welcome Tijn van Eeden

Tijn van Eeden

This month we will welcome Tijn van Eeden from Noordwijkerhout in the Netherlands as our Rotary Youth Exchange Student for the 2019/2020 year.

Noordwijkerhout, situated in the south of Holland  has a population of approx 15,000 people and is 5km from the North Sea. The town is in the bulb-growing region of the Netherlands, famed for it's tulips. Tijn is sponsored by the Sassenheim Rotary Club which currently has 31 members.

Getting to know Tijn


Tijn is being hosted by our club for 12 months and during his time with us we want him to enjoy some great Papakura Rotary Hospitality.

Maybe each member could come up with an activity to share with Tijn? It could be anything ranging from hosting him for dinner to meet you as well as family or friends or to taking him somewhere in Auckland or beyond. It is a great opportunity to include him in your normal activities or to plan something you might not otherwise do.  

Call for Speakers
We need your help to find some interesting speakers to fill our programme. Please see Lisa if you can help with a suggestion for the dates below:
August: 15th and 22nd
September: 12th and 19th
October: 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st
November: 14th and 21st
December: 12th
Rotary International - Thank you for a wonderful year, Rotaractors

RI President Barry Rassin, middle, with Rotaractors in Mozambique.

RI President Barry Rassin, middle, with Rotaractors in Mozambique.


By Barry Rassin, 2018-19 RI president
Time has really flown by. As the Rotary year draws to a close, I wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on all that we’ve accomplished together.
When I started my year as president of Rotary, I set a number of goals that I hoped Rotary clubs all over the world would strive to achieve. One significant goal was important, but simple: double Rotaract.


Thursday 12th December 2019
Papakura RSA 
5.30pm for Dinner @ 6pm
Meeting @ 6.45pm

Meeting Responsibilities

Duty Committee: Youth

Attendance: Robin Matheson




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