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Rotary Club of Papakura Inc.
2018-2019 

18 November 2018 | Issue 23

 
From the President's Desk

Hello fellow Rotarians and other readers,
 
Well this will be the last bulletin for 2018!
 
Firstly, thank you all for giving me the support you have over the last 6 months. You have all made my job so much easier than it could have otherwise been and it is greatly appreciated! We have had another outstanding fundraiser, some great fellowship events, worked hard at making a real difference to our community with numerous projects  and made a really good effort at increasing our profile and sharing our stories. I am proud of what we have achieved as a club and looking forward to the second half of my Presidential year.
 
We have the Choral Society coming on Thursday to sing Christmas Carols as a 'Thank You' for us getting their Piano repaired, so make sure you come along. It would be really nice to have partners join us too as we get in the Christmas spirit.
 
I  really enjoyed listening to the Education Trust scholarship recipients speeches, hearing how their first year had gone and from those about to embark on their first year in tertiary education in 2019.  I look forward to it each year and still believe this is one of our best nights of the year.
 
So that’s a wrap on 2018. Tracey and I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a fantastic New Year.
 
 
Quote of the week;
“Service is the rent we pay for a living. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.”  Marian Wright Edelman
 
Till next Year,
Cheers
Jon.
 
 
 
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. 
2018 Papakura Christmas Parade

 
Ho, Ho, Ho  it is just 6 days to go until the 2018 Papakura Christmas Parade! 
Sunday 2 December
3pm
 
It will be all hands on deck this Sunday as we do Rotary Papakura proud and bring this wonderful Event to the community of Papakura! See you there!
Lily on the Inbound South Island Tour
 
 

Lily began her South Island Tour on Saturday. 19 days, 32 students (4 Districts - 9910, 9920, 9930 and 9940), no sleep and a lifetime of memories about to be made. Go well Lily .... enjoy!!
 
And they are off  ... #SouthIslandTour #RYE #inbounds #32students #livelaughlove #weallsmileinthesamelanguage #soexcited
 
Rotary Youth Exchange
A great update from our Outbound student Caitlin Norvil, who is in Austria on Rotary Youth Exchange.
 
September was an eventful month from spending a week in Salzburg with my best exchange friends, to hiking in -3 degrees, to switching host families and starting school again. 
 
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A heartfelt thank you
 
Rotary National Science & Technology Forum
 
 
The 30th Rotary National Science and Technology Forum is being hosted by Rotary and the University of Auckland, AUT and Massey University from 12 to 26 January 2019. We have 2 students attending this forum in January. 
St John's Rotary Quiz Night
 

St John's Rotary Quiz Night 

The Faber's are in and would welcome the company of any other members who would like to come along so they don't feel on their lonesome. Should be a great evening and a good way to thank St John's for their help at our NZ Motorcycle show. Let Tracey or Jon know if you are keen.


When:  Friday 30 November (6:15pm doors open) 7:00pm start (hoping to finish by 10pm)
Venue: Glen Taylor School, 172 West Tamaki Road, Glen Innes

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District Corner - Have you registered for the Conference?

There are only 5 days until earlybird registrations run out for District 9920 Conference in Napier next year. We have had a wonderful year as a Club and what better way to celebrate than at Conference? 
 
Check your email from John Fothergill - District Conference Chair 2019.
 
 
 
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A very Happy Bulletin Co-Editor

 
 
Looking forward to paying my sergeant's fine on Thursday. Go Ireland
Roger That!
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of dreams.
 

Meeting:

Thursday 13 December 2018

Papakura RSA 

5.30pm for Dinner @ 6pm

Meeting @ 6.45pm

 

 

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Duty Committee: Community

Greeting: Community

Attendance: Robin

 

 

 

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