Rotary Club of Papakura Inc.

August 4 2018 | Issue 7

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,
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 13 December 2018

Papakura RSA 

5.30pm for Dinner @ 6pm

Meeting @ 6.45pm



Meeting Responsibilities

Duty Committee: Community

Greeting: Community

Attendance: Robin




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