Rotary Club of Papakura Inc.

3 December 2018 | Issue 25

From the President's Desk

Hello fellow Rotarians,
So this is it, my last week as President and what a year it has been!

I want to say a massive thank you to the whole club for the great support and help I have received over the last 12 Months. It really was a lot of fun, mixed in with some hard work which is often the best combination. Leading Papakura Rotary and working alongside you has been an honour and I am grateful I was given the opportunity. As a Club we have done ourselves proud and I believe we have had a substantial impact on our wider community. 
Changeover registration is now closed for this Saturday. Remember this is a formal evening and a chance to flash it up a bit and based on last year will be good fun!
Tracey and I cannot be there for Lily’s speech on Thursday which is very sad as she has just been a fantastic exchange student. Please get behind her and come along to see her off. She did a great job at farewell of thanking her host families and the club. Not a dry eye in the house. You will be missed Lily!
See you all on Saturday night,
The Papakura Rotary Santa Parade 2018

Well this year we decided to do things a little differently, with the “Rotary Days” concept at the front of our minds we turned up all ready to give out a little Christmas cheer to the community. 300 ice cream’s, 300 sausages, 300 bottles of water, 300 Rotary balloons, a cornhole competition, a ‘pumping’ Rotary tent and a community that has a much better understanding of who we are and what types of things we do. I think it is safe to say we are no longer the ‘best kept secret’ in Papakura. Top effort team!
Motorcycle Show Video
Take a look at the Highlight clip of Day 1 from of our annual fundraiser,  The New Zealand Motorcycle Show.
Classic Bike of the Year

The Restoration of a 1977 Ducati 900 Super Sport by Malcolm Anderson

Firstly , thank you to all the volunteers and organisers of the Papakura Rotary club for making the 2018 Ride Forever Motorcycle Show a great success . It has grown into a "must go" for motorcycle enthusiasts from all areas of the sport and those with an interest in bikes but also it has a great family atmosphere for the general public to see a positive and exciting side of motorcycling.
I was delighted that the judges and the public appreciated the restoration of my 1977 Ducati 900 SS and to have the opportunity to talk about the process of bringing a 41 year old motorcycle back to it's former glory!
Hamper Help

It is your last chance to bring something to add to the Hamper this week before we draw the raffle next week.  Malcolm is the 'Raffle guy' and will gratefully accept your donation. 
Challenge Camp

Challenge camp provides an environment that will physically, intellectually and emotionally challenge young people who may not otherwise have opportunity to attend such a camp. Personal development and interaction of youth who experience special needs with the support of Rotary International Youth Exchange Student mentors.  Please let Jon know if you know a young person who would benefit from the experience of attending the camp. Read more about Challenge camp here  
As the year ends I felt that a big thank you should go to our Directors and Members for the support of our Club for RYDA, our Driver Awareness Programme.

Our first term of ROTAmaths has come to an end and we would like to extend our sincere appreciation to David and Debbie Wright for facilitating the programme and providing the venue.  The children came in happily to each session and got to experience maths in both a traditional format along with plenty of laughs and fun activities thrown in.   A big thanks to David Cox, John Fothergill and Jon Faber who gave up their Tuesday evening for their roles as maths tutors over the term. 
Rotary Youth Exchange 
Spooky October
Another great update from our Outbound student Caitlin Norvill, who is in Austria on Rotary Youth Exchange.
October was great fun and is also the spooky season. I had Vienna weekend with all the other exchange students and went paint balling as well as having city tour and participating in the European Halloween.
International News

After fleeing conflict in their own countries, a group of young Rotaractors is healing wounds and bringing cultures together in a Ugandan refugee settlement

Read more on this incredible story here
Roger That!
A Rotarian’s mind, once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions.


Thursday 1 August 2019
Papakura RSA 
5.30pm for Dinner @ 6pm
Meeting @ 6.45pm

Meeting Responsibilities

Duty Committee: Fellowship

Attendance: Tracey




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