Rotary Club of Papakura 

17th September 2020, Issue 11

From the President's Desk
Hi All
Thanks, Hobby for your presentation on the Cemetery Shelter Project last week. When we get the opportunity to do something like this, we do it well.
Great to see a number of ‘old’ faces and remember their contribution to the RC of Papakura. Great to catch up with PP Noel and Dianne.
This week is our AGM. This is a requirement of being an Incorporated Rotary Club and once it is over, it is over. Enough said.
Look forward to seeing you all Thursday
Yours in Rotary 
Committee Dinner

Thursday 17th September at 6pm  RSA

Join us for a Committee dinner on Thursday 17th September at 6pm.  
This dinner will be at the RSA Papakura and will follow all the requirements for Covid-19 level 2.5. 
RSA Papakura rules under the Government Covid-19 Level 2.5 restrictions
  • RSA can have 100 people in at a time, keeping to groups of no more than 10 people.
  • YOU MUST SIGN IN If you have the Mobile App, we have the QR SCAN CODE poster or SIGN IN sheets available at both entrances.
  • Social Distancing is a MUST- please keep 2 metres or 6 Ft apart from the next person.
  • Face Mask – OPTIONAL
  • RSA have hand sanitiser/ wipes available around the club, they are there to be used to protect yourself and others.
  • If you are sick, please stay home as we are all in this FIGHT together against COVID- 19
  • Take Care, Stay Safe & Be Kind
    Salvation Army and Papakura Maree
    Helping at Salvation Army and Papakura Maree
    This week our working bee at the Salvation Army Foodbanks saw two of our ladies attend a session on Monday at the Papakura Branch. Whilst they always underplay what they achieve, I understand that although they did not need to pack many boxes they did undertake other very important tasks and preparation work.

    The second working bee is one that we have committed too on the second Tuesday of each month at the Manukau Branch and is under the watchful eye of that supreme organiser Peter Ross from the Newmarket Club.

    Peter as some will know is the District Chair for Youth and has done an outstanding job over the last four years in merging many of the youth programmes under his watch. We have seen great improvements in these programmes. Peter is also the top dog for RYLA, Chairs a couple of the District Trusts and now has tucked this Food Packing challenge under his belt. We should be all very grateful for having such talented Rotarians as him.

    With our team of Ten from Papakura on Tuesday, we not only partially reorganised and replenished the stock we also managed to pack 130 boxes and at the same time as had quite a few laughs.

    An unexpected outcome of the day was, for the second time, being able to deliver a Ute load of Buns, Bread and Cakes to the Papakura Marae courtesy of the Salvation Army.
    The operation at the Maree is huge and of a scale much larger in volume than what we are seeing at the Salvation Army and as the photo depicts the quantities in the trolleys .This is a project that is also growing as the economy tightened and these people reach out for assistance at all levels, food included. The Maree is running out the supply of food on a continuous basis and is a huge operation but really a great example of people looking after each other. 

    The Community Dinners that they have traditionally run on a Thursday night have now expanded to include a Tuesday night as well and the numbers have grown up to 300 per night. The dinners are open to anyone in need and free of charge.

    Briefly, they are very grateful for any assistance and anyone who can contribute should not hesitate to lend a helping hand. In my mind, they are really trying hard with a difficult situation but at the very least are trying to assist as many people.
    Anyone is welcome to visit especially Rotarians. (Might be something to do with the Cakes.)
    Working Bee - Updates
    ERK  - Emergency Box Packing   

    Very sorry to advise that our packing day has again been changed due to the accident on the Auckland Wharf and deliveries have been badly affected.
    New date is Thursday 15th October

    Food Box Packing. 
    Our next allocated day for this project is Tuesday 13th October and as usual we will be car-pooling at the RSA for a 9.30am departure. The session is 10.00am to 2.oopm with a short lunch break.
    Please confirm your attendance with George ASAP. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    The address is the Salvation Army Manukau Branch at 16B Bakerfield Place, Manukau.
    Polio Train Promotion
    Friday 23rd October at Papakura Railway Station.
    RYDA at Alfriston College
    On Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th September, some 300 students took part in the Rotary Youth Driver Awareness Course.  A first for an Auckland School as the RYDA course ran at the School and without the usual Rotarian Stewards.

    This two day programme was well received by both the pupils and teachers alike and having two fine days assisted in the total success of the programme.
    The reason for the mention of this programme is twofold as on the one hand it was a first to be run at a School and secondly to illustrate our sincere thanks for the continuing support of Active Traffic Control. Who always step up and supply the Safety Cones for the Stopping distance session of the programme.
    Thanks to Tunisia and Mellissa from Active for their unswerving support and their generosity is greatly appreciated. This really assists in keeping our costs down in these challenging times and significantly supporting our ability to reach the numbers of students that we can accommodate.

    Papakura Rotarians always help where we can with this programme and although we only supplied the cones, at least we remain involved.
    Cheers George
    Fellowship Dinner - Pictures
    NZ Motorcycle Show 2020
    Put it in your diary 
    Zone 8 | Rotary 2020 | Virtual Conference 
    Publised on the Rotary Ociena Facebook page

    The Legendary Garage Doors
    These two beauties have recently replaced the legendary garage doors on the Hobmans Garage. Made of sturdy ply with new hinges and actually painted.
    This is unbelievable as we all thought that Barry wanted to get a few more years out of the old ones. Therefore, it just goes to show that miracles do happen. Well done Hobby.
    Cheers George
    Bag Tags
    Lois McKay is collecting bread bag tags for Sustainable Papakura. Please bring any tags to Rotary. Thank you
    Thursday 19th November 2020
    Papakura RSA
    5.30pm for Dinner at 6pm
    Meeting at 6.45pm

    Meeting Responsibilities

    Duty Committee: International

    Attendance: Robin Matheson




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