Rotary Club of Papakura Inc.

August 4 2018 | Issue 7

From the President's Desk

Hello fellow Rotarians and other readers,
So this week we are meeting at Bruce Pulman Park upstairs in the new netball stadium. If you have put your name down to attend you will be invoiced, as we have had to confirm numbers.
I would also like to let you know Tracey and I will hold the president’s party on the 6th of April so keep that date free. At this stage we are thinking dinner.
Also thanks for all the well wishes for my mum, she is doing ok as I am sure you can imagine Tracey is a great nurse.
Quote of the week;
“I try to tell people the only way to be cool is to be who you truly are, and the only way to live life is to do the things that you want to do and be the person that you want to be no matter who that is or what that is or how you have to do it. That’s the only way to genuinely happy.”  (Tucker Max) 
See you all on Thursday.
Thursday Nights Speaker - Partners Night
Rachelle Wilson is coming to speak on Thursday about her visit earlier in the year to Silicon Valley in the States. Rachelle will talk about the importance that this area plays in the world scene and her take on the American specialists in IT interfacing and the work force.
Rachelle works for Air New Zealand as a Team Leader for the IT Interface group.

This will be a good evening to bring your partners along to hear Rachelle.  
August Committee Meeting
The Fellowship committee have been busy organizing several events, so mark on your calendars the following:
Saturday 18th August - First round of Guess who is coming for dinner.
Mid October (date to be confirmed) - Sunday brunch at Ardmore cafe.
11th November - Christmas party at John Hill Estate Winery, Hunua.
Breakfast Program - Update

An update on the great work being done on the Breakfast programme at Edmund Hillary School.
A big thank you to all the Papakura Rotarian's and partners running the breakfast club.
RYDA - Road Safety Education Update
Our Driver Awareness Programme (RYDA) has had another year of growth with 6781 students attending the RYDA Programme across the country. The Road Safety Education (RSE) team who facilitate the programme, worked with 85 schools and ran 55 programme days from Kaitaia down to Invercargill presenting for the first time in some new areas including Balclutha, Central Otago, Ashburton and Dannevirke.
A Week in the Life of Lily

Lily has had a great time at school this week. She has made a few changes to her classes and says that she is LOVING her English classes. She has started making friends, is enjoying NOT wearing a uniform and loving the food on offer at the Hart's!!
Dry July Update
Well done to George who has completed Dry July. George has raised $1376.74 in his Dry July efforts.  It is not late to make a donation to help George and the Look Good Feel Good Charity, supporting people living with cancer.
Click the link below to donate today.
For a Night of Mystery and Mayhem
The Rotary Club of Mt Eden (Inc) is hosting a Night of Mystery and Mayhem with a production of  Doyle’s classic "The Hound of the Baskervilles". This classic has been transformed into a hilarious comedy.

This would be great fellowship night out for our club, everyone enjoys a good laugh and supporting a fellow club.
Statue of Liberty 
A specail picture from George. "I didn't know that a picture like this ever existed, so I thought it well worth passing on. I hope you enjoy seeing it as much as I did.  Make sure you see it on full screen.
I find it amazing that this photo, taken so many years ago, actually still exists! And now, someone has put it online for all of us to see. This INCREDIBLE picture was taken in 1918.  It is 18,000 men preparing for war in a training camp at Camp Dodge, in Iowa, USA. 
What a priceless gift from our grandfathers!"
District Corner - RYE

We have  had all 5 Inbound Students arrive in the District for the year. They are Lily from France hosted by our Club, Jenni from Germany (Half Moon Bay),  Viktoria from Austria  (Pakuranga), Malena from Argentina (Parnell) and  Maria from Denmark (Sommerville). We have 6 Outbounds out currently and we have selected 6 Outbound students leaving in January 2019.
International News

What value does your club have for young professionals?

Rotary, like any business, has customers. For us, those customers are our members and we must provide value to assure satisfied customers. The key to attracting and retaining young professional “customers” is presenting a Value Proposition that is attractive.
This is good blog post by By Michael Walstrom, president of the Rotary Club of Downtown Boca Raton, Florida.
Please read more about about celebrating Members Month. 
Roger That!
We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.



Thursday 28 February 2019

Netball Stadium, Bruce Pulman Park

6.00pm for Dinner @ 6.30pm

We will be given a guided tour of the complex after dinner. 



Meeting Responsibilities

Duty Committee: Community

Greeting: Community

Attendance: Robin




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