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Forwarded by Gary & Liz
 
Below is an email from our RYLA attendee (Sam Clark).  Another brilliant accolade for this event and a good reason why we should keep sending attendees each year.
 
Sam has offered to come and talk to the club about the event so can the appropriate board member who organises guest speaker slots please arrange this.
 
Gary has responded positively to Sam on the club's behalf.
 
Good Morning Gary
 
I would like to thank you and The Rotary Club of Papanui for sponsoring my attendance at RYLA 2021. RYLA was genuinely the greatest experience of my life.
 
From hearing motivational speakers to climbing the high ropes course at The Groynes, there was not a dull moment over the entire 5 day program. I met numerous incredible young leaders who, over the course of RYLA, grew to feel like one big 44 member family. The only downside of the course was that it had to come to an end. 
 
I would love to come in and talk to The Rotary Club of Papanui about my experience, if you have any space available in your schedule.
 
Once again, I cannot say thank you enough.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Sam Clark
 
 
International Quiz Spinoff
International Committee Quiz
 
Verdi
 
At our International Committee Quiz night last year, two silent auction vouchers were donated.  One was a return flight to the Chatham Islands valued at $1,540 and the other was a Helicopter Trial Flight instructed by Richie McCaw valued at about $300.
 
Both items were under bid and in an effort to raise the bidding, both Keith and Heather Mitchell, who incidentally, had sourced the vouchers, kindly placed bids which were not out bid.  Therefore, they were obliged to pay the amount bid.
 
Therefore, in order to reimburse the Mitchell's and to also obtain a reasonable amount for the vouchers, it was decided to raffle them for $10 per ticket but limit the number of tickets to just 250 tickets.
 
I have prepared books of 5 tickets and am happy for people to offer a book for $40 (same as we do in the trailer raffle).  This increases the odds of winning from 1 in 200 to 1 in 40 !!
 
Verdi has attached the following documents to an email that will be forwarded to recipient s of the Club Chat shortly:
 
1.  Air Chatham’s Voucher
2.  Helicopter Flight voucher
3.  Sample of the ticket.
 
The funds raised will be used to pay for the orphanage in Tanzania.
 
There is no time limit on when the raffle is drawn but would like to do so within 3-4 weeks or once all or sufficient tickets have been sold.
 
 
Snippets
 
 
Our speaker this week is Trevor Lord. He’s the ‘Lord’ in this article. He will talk about saving our heritage buildings. Check it out here.
 
Tony & Rob
 
 
 
 
The Big Heart Collection which we are supporting is being held at Northlands New World on Feb 19th.  We need 6 people, two per hour, to cover this from 2-5pm.  Please let Lois know if you can help with this.
 
 
 
We had a great start at our 1st meeting for the year plus were joined by a previous member who joined us on the night …
 
… Simon Dynes!
 
 
The President’s Blurb
 
It was nice to have meeting back at the Papanui Club again last Thursday. Thank you to all those members that contributed holiday stories. It was also great to see former member Symon Dynes who is back in Christchurch after working up in Kaikoura for the last two years. 
 
As I indicated last Thursday there is a bit on the programme over the next two months. I ask you all to keep a close on eye on Club Chat to see what you can be involved in and where you can help out. 

Cheers
Janice
 
 
 
Our speaker for 4 February is Mark Hadlow which will be entertaining.  Mark Selwyn Hadlow ONZM (born 1957) is an Australian-New Zealand actor and comedian. Hadlow is perhaps best known internationally for playing the roles of Harry in King Kong and Dori, a Dwarf, in The Hobbit series.
 
Rob
 
 
Thought for the Week
 
“"Great decisions are found at the intersection of just enough speed, just enough information and just the right context.".” 
 
 
Upcoming Events you are welcome to attend
 
Food Bank packing
Kilmarnock Street
Jan 28, 2021
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
 
Trevor Lord will speak
The Papanui
Jan 28, 2021
5:55 PM – 7:30 PM
 
Rotary at Papanui Club - Mark Hadlow will speak.
The Papanui
Feb 04, 2021
5:55 PM – 7:30 PM
 
ProAm Golf fun day
Kaiapoi Golf Club
Feb 07, 2021
 
Family Dinner Cooking at Ronald McDonald House
Ronald McDonald House
Feb 08, 2021
4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
 
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Meeting Responsibilities
Duty Roster 28th January
 
Reception
McFadden, Grant
 
Speakers Host
Van Beek, Verdi
 
Vote of Thanks
Smart, Kate
 
Visitors Host
Shields, Gordon
 
Sergeant
Geerlofs, Arie
 
Meeting Setup
McMurtrie, Denis
 
Banner Setup & Room Tidyup
Sedgley, Ron
 
Duty Roster 4th February
 
Reception
Hudson, Jim
 
Speakers Host
Shields, Gordon
 
Vote of Thanks
Tizzard, Tony
 
Visitors Host
Taylor, Tony
 
Sergeant
Thomson, Rob
 
Meeting Setup
McMurtrie, Denis
 
Banner Setup & Room Tidyup
Sedgley, Ron
 
Duty Roster 18th February
 
Reception
Shields, Gordon
 
Speakers Host
Hilson, Euan
 
Vote of Thanks
Thomson, Rob
 
Visitors Host
Stringer, John
 
Sergeant
Thomson, Rob
 
Meeting Setup
McMurtrie, Denis
 
Banner Setup & Room Tidyup
Sedgley, Ron
 
Club Chat from Rotary Papanui
E: papanuirotary@gmail.com W: www.papanuirotary.org.nz
Apologies to rcpapologies@gmail.com      Chat Items to paice@xtra.co.nz
 
Centurions  $100 Payments to Rotary Club of Papanui Charitable Trust
Account number 03 1355 0661945 00.
In details area add your  name and the reference "Centurion".