Rotary Club of Papakura Inc.

17th March 2019 | Issue 31

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,
President's Backyard BBQ  6 April 2019 @5.30pm
Looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday!
It will be an easy clean up paper plates, plastic cutlery and plastic 'glass' type of affair so if the glass makes a difference to how much you enjoy your wine, it might be best that you bring the real thing from home!
Lily sold the sizzle!

The RYE Committee set the Inbound students a challenge to fundraise the cost of ERK box during their exchange. Lily has done it with 3 months to spare! Saturday was all hands on deck with Lily, her host family Anne, Philip and Niamh and Counsellor Vicki on a mission to raise the remaining money needed to make her target of $600.
Lily is very, very happy to say she raised  $308 on Saturday, taking the total she has fundraised to $606. She is extremely proud to support such a worthy cause and we congratulate her on her efforts. 
Check out photos from the day below...
Rotary Youth Exchange Information Evenings

Let 2020 be the year you take the leap to a new country. 

Experience the culture first hand with several host families. Meet new friends, learn a new language, grow and develop – all with the support of Rotary. This is a life changing opportunity, so come and see what it’s all about!

At our information evening you’ll hear from the organising committee, past exchange students and from overseas students currently here on exchange.

Have your questions answered and hear all about a Rotary exchange, its benefits, how it works, and how to fit it around school and university.

Just one last Information Evening left - this Thursday 28 March @ Remuera Golf Club 7.30pm

Applications close on 30 April 2019 for departure the following January of 2020. 

Rotary Downunder

In the past I have just glanced at the parts I thought were interesting and I believe many of us do. Since agreeing to give something for the bulletin I have gained much more enjoyment and knowledge of what is happening in Rotary in Australasia. What are the things we can take up to enhance Rotary in Papakura?
Women in Rotary
To celebrate 30 years of “Woman in Rotary”, D9910 & D9920 invite you to a “Fun 5km Walk” around Wynyard Quarter & Westhaven area on Saturday 6th April.

Invitation to Public Lecture on Autism and the Early Start Denver Model
Tomorrow evening Monday 18th March, in a public lecture at the University of Auckland, Professor Sally Rogers will describe the development of the Early Start Denver Model, an empirically supported early intervention model for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, that she helped develop in the US.
District Corner

Words from our District Governor - Ingrid Waugh


I am sure you are all as stunned as I am at the terrible events that happened in Christchurch yesterday.  I don't think anyone believed that such an event could happen in New Zealand.  But it has and I know as Rotarians many of you will want to show your support for the Christchurch community.
I have been in contact with DG John Driscoll from 9970 and would like to share his words with you.  Also, the three Rotary clubs in the most affected area have set up a bank account to accept donations, which is the best kind of support that we can give at this stage.  It makes sense for all money to be channelled through that account but can I also suggest you reference your club name in the Reference.
As another means of support, you may wish to consider something we did today as part of the District 9930 conference which I am attending - a large group visited the local mosque and shared with them our condolences and shared sense of grief.
A final thought ...



Thursday 12 September 2019
Papakura RSA 
5.30pm for Dinner @ 6pm
Meeting @ 6.45pm

Meeting Responsibilities

Duty Committee: Community

Attendance: Sue Williamson




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