Rotary Club of Papakura 

1 October 2019| Issue 13

Committee Meetings this Week
Reminder: Committee Meetings this week. Please make sure to let your Director know if you cannot make it.
District Governor visit postponed
Due to a death in the family, DG Gary Langford is unable to visit the club this week.  Our thoughts are with Gary and his family and we look forward to his visit in the future. 
Hola from Argentina
Well month 8 is very nearly over, and as this month draws to a close I can see that the end of my exchange is coming even closer. While there have been positive and negative aspects of this year and of this experience, I have come to understand that this exchange really, at the end of the day, gave me the opportunity for personal growth that I could not have had any other way.
Tijn takes on Rotavegas
A visit to Rotorua was a pretty good way to start the holidays and both Tijn and Clara (hosted by Waiheke Rotary Club) enjoyed the weekend away with Tracey and Jon.  It was an action filled couple of days with mountain biking in the Redwood forest, a trip up the gondola for a luge racing competition (where two of the 'competitors' ended up outside of their cart) and a wonderful couple of hours at Wai-O-Tapu.
Tijn is now on holiday from school for two weeks and has plenty of time to fill in.  Now is the perfect time to get to know him a bit better and give him a taste of good old-fashioned kiwi hospitality. He is ready and waiting to say YES to all opportunities offered!
Rugby World Cup ERK Fundraiser
Total raised: $1470
ERK boxes: 1 1/4
Prize money: $735

Results Week 2

Thursday 26th September
Italy (Warren)
Canada (Iain)
England (Grant)
USA (Morris)
Saturday 28th September                                                        
Argentina (Graham)
Tonga (John)
England (Grant)
USA (Morris)
Japan (Jon)
Ireland (Bernie)
South Africa (Andrew)
Namibia (Malcolm)
Sunday 29th September
Georgia (Lars)
Uruguay (Warren)
Wales (Keith)
Australia (Andrew)
Monday 30th  September
Scotland (Leona)
Samoa (Grant)
Wednesday 2nd October
France (Lloyd)
USA (Morris)
New Zealand (Koozer)
Canada (Iain)
Thursday 3rd October
Georgia (Lars)
Fiji (Leona)
Ireland (Bernie)
Russia (Steve)          
Do you know and exemplary Rotarian?
Rotary’s Service Above Self Award honors Rotarians who help others by volunteering their time and talents. If you know a Rotarian who has demonstrated exemplary service, encourage their district governor to nominate them for the award. Nominations may be submitted between 1-31 October.
For information on nominating a deserving Rotarian please click here
Why am I a Rotarian - Martin Baucutt
This is not so much about “why I joined Rotary” but more about “how I joined Rotary”.
It was a fine Sunday and with two free tickets to the football at North Harbour Stadium, I took my next door neighbour to see the game. Working for AFF at the time gave me a free car park and entry into the upper lounges. We sat on the balcony next to another Referee, who was also a Rotarian, and started to talk about the game and other things.It turned out that this person’s son in law was also my sons teacher at Auckland Grammar and then the question popped out “do you know what Rotary is about?”
Papakura Rotary - Year 32 1979-1980
President Carl Jensen (Plastering)
Carl Jensen presided over our last meeting at the R.S.A. and our shift to the Rugby Clubrooms. Our use of the R.S.A. extended back fifteen years to the days of six o’clock closing but the R.S.A. was moving premises and we had to go.
The major project for the year was to help finance the Districts 75th Anniversary Project for the physically disabled at Epsom. A scrap metal drive and an inorganic collection helped to raise the funds.
World Polio Day


Online Meeting
Thursday 2nd April at 6pm

Meeting Responsibilities

Duty Committee: Youth

Attendance: Robin Matheson




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