Rotary Club of Papakura Inc.

17th March 2019 | Issue 31

From the President's Desk

Hello fellow Rotarians,
So last week we had the Club Assembly for those of you that missed the meeting.

It feels like we are on the right track after going through the goals and Strategic Plan from the last few years, which is promising for the future.
It has been a very busy weekend for me, managed to remove another 38 possums on Friday night then headed to the beach on Saturday morning on the bikes. Saturday night I found myself at the Blues Chiefs in a corporate box and then finished the weekend at LETS (leadership Elect Training) on Sunday. Tough life but someone has to do it.
Great to hear we have our RYLA spots filled thanks to Martin and Warren Mills too.

Quote of the week;
 (I read this last week while looking for quotes for RYLA and liked it.)
“The future needs passionate, happy, and confident young leaders willing to challenge the status quo and stand up for their convictions.” Richard Branson

See you all on Thursday,
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 23 May 2019

Papakura RSA 

5.30pm for Dinner @ 6pm

Meeting @ 6.45pm



Meeting Responsibilities

Duty Committee: Fellowship

Attendance: Robin




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