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Rotary Club of Papakura 
2020-2021 

16th July 2020, Issue 2

 
Rotary 2020-2021
From the President's Desk
 
What a great turnout last week. It has been a while since we have been scratching for seats upstairs. As I said at the meeting, ‘the Salvation Army have a reputation for working at the bottom of the pyramid’. Thank goodness they do.
 

By all reports the team of Rotarians and Partners and helpers had a great session at the ERK pre-packing session last Thursday. George informs there is another pre-packing session next Thursday (6/8/20) and he is looking at a Saturday session on the 15th of August, for all those unable to participate during the week (of course those who do weekday sessions will be more than welcome as well).
 
George Wilson has just finished ANOTHER Dry July. (I think George is that busy he doesn’t have time to drink). I’m sure those of you who have inadvertently forgotten to donate to George’s efforts can still do so at https://www.dryjuly.co.nz/users/george-wilson-2 
 
Our congratulations to Tracey Faber on her PHF Sapphire awarded to her by District 9920. Tracey’s work with the Exchange Students is well known and appreciated by all involved (especially the students) and managing everything over the Covid-19 period took some doing.
 
 
Regards Allan 
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Allan's first meeting as President 
 
Allan leading our first meeting of the new Rotary Year
Allan and speaker Linda Wells
 
 
The Salvation Army Foodbanks
Work with this organisation is ongoing and our Club has risen to this challenge with great enthusiasm and support and in particular our Rotary Wives have accepted the challenge of packing Food Boxes at the Papakura Centre on both Mondays and Fridays. Forming two teams that will primarily stay with their chosen day but who could move to the other day where the occasion arises. Should you want to get on the roster for Mondays ring Lyn 021 725 756 and Fridays Sue on 021 950 984
 
This work has been met with delight by Carol Jordon at the centre who is overjoyed with the performance of our trial period and absolutely loves the people concerned, and who wouldn’t as they each have so much experience in such a variety of ways that will assist fine tune the whole exercise. 
 
This work is in addition to the rostered day that we get from time to time at the Manukau Centre and Peter Ross the Chair of District Youth Committee says that this work will only become bigger as the harder financial times bite in to the economy. Rotary’s role in all of this is not designed in any way to take over this well organised and respected operation but to support and give not only labour but finance and improvements where needed as with our ERK’s packing experience we have some knowledge and a wide portfolio across the wider business spectrum.
 
We have the Manukau Centre manager, Theresa Parker is coming to speak to us on Thursday 30th July and she will better explain the work of this wonderful organisation and the holistic approach that they employ in their endeavours to help those in genuine need. It a far cry from simply the hand out mentality that has ruined the self-esteem of so many. We look forward to hearing her presentation and you all should be very proud of your work. Thanks heaps for all the support!!!
District News

District Changeover 2020-2021

You are invited to District Changeover 2020 
 
Event:District Changeover 2020
Date:Saturday 25th July, start 5.30 pm and finish 7.30 pm 
Fee:$35
Location:Remuera Golf Club, 122 Abbotts Way, Remuera 
Details:Please arrive between 4.45pm and 5.30pm 
To all Rotarians and District 9920
 
You are invited to District Changeover from outgoing District Governor Gary Langford and incoming District Governor Craig Horrocks. 
 
The event will be between 5.30pm and 7.30 pm but drinks and nibbles will be available between 4.45pm and 5.30 pm. 
 
As you come into registration a voucher will be given for your first drink which is included in your registration.
 
Welcome all Rotarians, partners and guests to attend this event.
 
Kind Regards
 
Vicky Soar
District Secretary 
Matariki
Meeting:
 
Thursday 6th August 2020
Papakura RSA
5.30pm for Dinner at 6pm
Meeting at 6.45pm
 

Meeting Responsibilities

Duty Committee: International

Attendance: Robin Matheson

 

 

 

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