Rotary Club of Papakura Inc.

July 15 2018 | Issue 4

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,
Membership Update
As you know, Membership is a primary focus for President Jon and and his  membership team. We have had a great start to the year in this regard welcoming Iain Smith (transferring from St John's Rotary) earlier in the month, John Fothergill (transferring from Parnell Rotary) last week and four current applicants being processed.  We are really excited to welcome our new members into the Club. Looks like we may no longer be the best kept secret in Papakura!
#rotarypapakurastrong #smashingourgoals #newfoodonclubnight #nodessertformurray
President Jon Faber extending a warm welcome to John Fothergill
Lily's Kiwi Life

Looks like Lily has had a pretty amazing start to her exchange! She has spent her first 10 days in New Zealand enjoying the early start to skiing season. Make sure to wish a belated Happy Birthday for Tuesday!
District Changeover 2018
Those of you who have been to previous District Changeover events will have images of a breakfast that seemed to go on forever with endless formalities and awards and people falling asleep over their coffee and tea.  This year, DGE Ingrid decided to change it up a little and instead held a cocktail function at the Barrycourt Motel in Parnell – home of the Rotary Club of Parnell.  Papakura was represented by George Wilson, Peter Wilcock, Allan Mackay and John Fothergill. 
Club Visit - Tuakau

Bernie Kay and I made a Club visit to Tuakau Club on Monday 9th. We met with only three members as it was the School Holidays and a very wet night. We enjoyed the discussion and the meal at their venue at the Tuakau Hotel and gave them their booklets for the Youth Programmes for Schools. They shared with us their fundraising intentions and other activities and they are quite amazing for such a small club of 15 members. 


Guess Who is Coming to Dinner - Felllowship Event

We have had a great response to the upcoming Fellowship Event on the 18th August with 39 people already registered to take part. It is not too late to get involved, just respond to your Event invitation and you will be on the list!!
George Needs Your Support 

It would be wonderful to see the Club members get behind our very own George Wilson as he takes up the challenge of a month off the booze to help make a positive difference to the lives of people living with cancer. If you would like to help George by donating to the cause, please click the link below. 
Lifepod Appeal

A wonderful charitable event is being planned which will help save the lives of a million babies.

Sir Ray Avery’s LifePod Appeal is to be held at Eden Park on Waitangi Day, 2019. The Live Aid style concert will feature a star-studded cast including a performance by an unrevealed music icon who has never before performed in New Zealand. The charitable event aims to raise $4 million to produce 2,000 LifePod incubators to be sent around the world as a gift from New Zealand to save the lives of one million babies. LifePods are Sir Ray Avery’s incubator invention manufactured at a fraction of the price of alternatives.

District Corner

The Emergency Box Project is gearing up with Remuera Club competing the remaining bucket assembly on Thursday 5th with a gutsy flourish. AG Dave Hawke and the Botany East Tamaki team working all sorts of magic on Saturday 7th and with determination to be admired would not stop until they actually ran out of components to complete the Pot Filling Sub Assembly! 
International News
In an effort to increase membership and highlight Rotary’s inspiring work, RI President Barry Rassin is urging clubs and districts to organise fun, informal community events called Rotary Days. "Rotary Days events will offer you the chance to have an impact in your community, build long-term partnerships, increase interest in membership, and improve Rotary’s image," Rassin said.
Roger That!
And the final word for the week goes to Roger Goldstone...
"The Rotarian who believes they can do something is probably right, so is the Rotarian who believes they can’t."


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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