The President’s Blurb
Happy New Year  to you all for 2021. Hopefully  you are all refreshed after your Christmas/New Year break and ready to help the community of Papanui etc.
We have already had a number of our community contacting us due to needing school uniforms, school stationary etc.

It is going to be a busy year ahead and a year of trying to find fundraisers to help those in need.

2021 The 100th Year of Rotary NZ
This year is 100th year of Rotary in New Zealand and I am in the process of purchasing one Centennial of Rotary, book for our club.

National Fundraiser
The fundraiser for this year is Give Every Child A Future and no doubt you have all read about this in your District Friday Mail-Our that you all receive from our District Administrator, Ken Booth.

On Your Bike!
For those of you who are keen bicycle riders  you may wish to ride for Rotary Pedal for the Pacific.
A flyer is attached to Papanui Rotary Club Chat.
One our club members will speak more about this.

South Pacific President Elect Development Seminar, (SPPEDS)  at St Margaret’s College, which PE, Grant Paice will be attended

*Our club will be needed for setting up, packing up, marshalling duties and catering.*

Normally this is held in Waipuna Hotel in Auckland but the hotel has become a quarantine facility.
There is expected to be over 200 President Elects District Governor Elects and Assistant Governors.

Chatham Islands
Keith Mitchell, Lois and some of those who went to the Chathams are planning  to speak to us once they have sorted some of the many photos that were taken while away there and Keith plans to invite the friends that also were there with to also attend our Rotary meeting.

Papanui Bush
An URGENT request from Denis Mc Murtrie: many hands needed to do weeding. The weeds have just grown so much with the rain and the sun and are needing to be pulled out.

Do not wait for the monthly call up from Denis. Take a family member or a friend to help so that trees and plants grow for our future generations.
Just also remember you can  also go in the evening as it’s lighter longer.

Thought for the Week
“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.”