Papanui Club Chat Snippets
Brown Paper Bag Auction
Arie Geerlofs, ably assisted by Liz Courtney and their support team, did a splendid job as auctioneer as he “worked the floor” to get a good return for a wide variety of sizes and shapes of well-wrapped brown mystery parcels.
Dr Larry got himself a 1st Aid Kit!
Around $695.00 was raised to help support the township of Westport, which has suffered from severe flooding recently, via their local Rotary Club account.
President Grant informed us that our District will also be supporting the finances raised by Clubs in the District with a dollar for dollar matching grant up to $20,000which received hearty applause from our members.
A big thank you to members for their generous support of the auction.
Vintage Fashion Show Update
Lois reported that tickets for the up-coming show have almost sold out.
Ticket payment
Would those who have purchased tickets please pay for them online to the #2 Rotary account:
03 1355 0661945 00
You must put their name, fashion show and number of tickets in available Reference boxes.
Spare tickets
If you have spare tickets let Lois know as they are almost sold out.  
Period clothing
Join the fun and wear clothing from the 50s, 60, or 70s.
Can you help?
We would like (a) contributions for raffles and (b) helpers on the night with dressing models and (c) supper.
Please let Lois know if you can help. 
Papanui Bush Planting a Success
Denis McMurtrie reported on the success of the recent tree planting day at Papanui Bush where around 50 volunteers enabled a great morning’s work to be done.
Thank you to the helpers from Casebrook Intermediate School, our University Associates and staff from both Mega Mitre 10 and Torpedo7. They were no doubt attracted by the fantastic scones provided by Kathy Anderson.
Thank you all for a superb effort.
Wanaka Rotary Club
Deb & Liz with Deborah
Deborah Badden, a guest from the Wanaka Rotary Club spoke about some of the successful fundraising projects they had undertaken. A total of $70.000 was raised from a Crop Judging Competition that included a supporting auction. A Book Sale and Duck Race also provided excellent community awareness projects.
Trailer Raffle update
Verdi reported that Deryn had successfully negotiated a good reduction in the rental costs originally asked for by Northland Mall for the positioning of the Trailer this year.
Gadsby Ball
The Rolleston Club is holding a Gadsby Ball and they are keen to have as many club members from around the area attend to mark Rotary 100 years as possible. They have a great band and the evening will be good fun.
Click on this link to see what it’s all about and to access the booking process.
Thanks from Ronald McDonald House
We received a Thank You card signed by the current residents and patients of Ronald McDonald House for the great meal provided by some of our club members on Monday 9th August.
Food for Thought