Rotary Club of Papakura Inc.

28 October 2018 | Issue 19

From the President's Desk

Hello fellow Rotarians,
So this weekend the fellowship committee celebrated the year with a dinner out on Saturday night and I got to tag along. I can't believe we are so close to the end, it has gone so fast. It was a great night, a big thank you to Donna Cox for organising it.
I had a full on couple of days at The Icehouse course Andy and I went to last week. I have come away with some real inspiration and have some great stories to share. It was certainly worth making time for as we move into the next stage of business. 
Remember no meeting this Thursday as we have the combined meeting with Drury tonight.
Quote of the week;
“The greatest pleasure in life is to do what people say you cannot do. Go ahead and prove them all wrong.”
Speaker of the Week

We had Neil Bryant come along to the club on Thursday to speak on the positive altruistic behaviour of people, and why we do good things for others without a foreseeable benefit for ourselves.  
To be honest, I hadn't given a lot of thought to why we come together  each week and work to make our community a better place. It just feels like the right thing to do. Neil gave us some insight to his thoughts and research on the topic which certainly had me thinking of how proud I am to be a Rotarian.  I have to say he was a great speaker with a great topic and message " Don't keep Rotary a secret. It is not the time to be humble, you need to tell your stories".
Papakura Rotary, I am proud to stand amongst you.
Spot the Rotarian

Murray and Pam spent two wonderful days in Rome and said it had been "lovely and sunny". A chocolate fish to anyone that can find them in the crowd!
A little kindness goes a long way...

Papakura Rotary is all about people. We come together to share ideas and take action for no other reason than because we believe it is the right thing to do. Each month the Papakura Budgeting Service puts forward three families that could do with a little extra kindness and Roger received this lovely note from one of the recipients of a grocery order purchased at Papakura New World.
Committee Meetings This Week

Committee Meetings this week.  Please make sure to put your apologies in if you are unable to make it.
2018 Papakura Christmas Parade

It is that time of the year again (it is only 58 days until Christmas) and on Sunday the 2nd of December the annual Papakura Christmas Parade will be held at 3pm. Please make sure you put the date in your diary's!

Cambridge Garden Festival

One for you mad keen gardeners out there .... now wouldn't this be a great way to spend a Saturday?
District Corner

The 2019 District 9920 conference is being held at the Napier Conference Centre from 10 - 12 May 2019.

Registrations are open and early bird registrations (15% discount) will be available until 30 November 2018.  To register for the Conference click here

The costs are:
  • Conference Delegate $345 (early bird $293.25)
  • Delegate's Partner $235 (early bird $199.75)
  • Rotaract (conference only - no meals) $170 (early bird $144.50)

The theme for the conference is Keep Rotary Real

There are events available outside of the conference - Check out District 9920 Conference 2019 Registration website for more details


Rotary International News

After 30 years of bold action, historic achievements, and sometimes discouraging setbacks, Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) have nearly brought polio to an end. 
Roger That!
The key to change  -  is to let go of fear


Combined Drury Meeting
Monday 10 June

Meeting Responsibilities

Duty Committee: International

Attendance: Robin




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