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Rotary Club of Papakura Inc.
2018-2019 

18 November 2018 | Issue 23

 
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,
 
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 - Update
 
 
The 30th Rotary National Science and Technology Forum - Update
Lovely feedback from 1 of the 2 students who attended this forum in January.
 
Liam Nelson - Papakura High School 
Just emailing as sadly the forum has come to an end, a forum that was probably the best 2 weeks of my life and I just want to thank you and the Papakura Rotary Club for all your support and for giving me the opportunity to attend such an amazing event. The forum was quite frankly everything I expected and so much more. 
Thanks so much once again.
 
 
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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 11 July 2019
Papakura RSA 
5.30pm for Dinner @ 6pm
Meeting @ 6.45pm

Meeting Responsibilities

Duty Committee: Youth

Attendance: Tracey

 

 

 

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