New Year Welcome
Welcome to the New Year!
I hope you are all suitably fed, watered and rested as the New Year gets underway. 
A good number of us had a great evening last week hosted by Keith and Heather at their lovely dwelling in West Melton.
Great food, excellent comradery and a fantastic array of delicious food was thoroughly enjoyed by all.
We kick off our 1st meeting at the Papanui Club this Thursday with a presentation by new member Neville Digby.
Looking forward to seeing you all there!
Club Chat Editor

Bush Fire Appeal
Aratupu Presentation
A couple of days before Christmas President Keith was on hand to present two new car seats for Aratupu preschool and nursery to use to transport children to their facility and thereby help parents who are unable to bring their toddlers in.
The staff were most grateful to Papanui Rotary and their Children in Need Trust who underwrote the purchase.
The photo above shows the presentation.  Some of the children were keen for a test run straight away!
Bush Fire Appeal
A Message from our DG
Australian Fires from Space
Stuart posted this message from DG Gary.
I have been approached on a number of occasions by Rotary clubs wishing to contribute to a District Bush Fire Appeal.
Our Australian friends so willingly gave to the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal, the Pike River Disaster, and the more recent Earthquake in Waiau/Kaikoura/Seddon/Ward. 
Rotary New Zealand World Community Service has an appeal in place that gives a tax benefit for contributors, so I recommend clubs, members and supporters use this avenue for contributions. 
The disaster that unfolded nightly on our TV screen was difficult to comprehend.  The blanket of smoke haze that engulfed the South Island recently is a grim reminder of the scale of the fires.
Thank you to those that have already contributed, and to those who are considering contributing.
Gary Hopkinson
District Governor  2019 – 2020
Upcoming Speakers
Upcoming Speakers
Doug’s list of our planned speakers in the coming weeks is as follows:
Jan 23rd: New Member presentation by Neville Digby.
Jan 30th:  New Member presentation by Anne Spicer.
Feb 6th: Waitangi Day
Feb 13th: Richard Archbold, Architect, International Convention Centre Auckland.
Feb 20th: Papanui High School Principal on preparing students for leaving school.
Feb 27th: Hon Amy Adams on My Lifer in Politics
Mar 5th: Lynda Murchison, Environment Consultant, on Climate Change.
Mar 12th: Robbie Riston, Christchurch Men’s Prison, who is joined by a reformed ex prisoner.
Mar 19th: Morrison Avenue Bowling Club
Mar 26th: Forum.
Apr 23rd: Sharon Crean on Beyond Water: fighting poverty and providing clean water in East Africa.
Thanks, Doug, for the great job you do organising our speakers.
Walk for Dementia
Lotto Bonus Number Fundraiser Results from Deryn
Hi to all our supporters of the Lotto Bonus Number Fundraiser. 
Congratulations to the following weekly winners.  Our latest result was as follows:
18th Jan
Number 26 Lois Flanagan $50
Number 25 Jill Archbold $10
Number 27 Tony Taylor $10
Rub shoulders with these people as this is the second time #26 has come out in six weeks.
Winners can claim their prize from The Crystal People shop, wait until our next meeting, or put it towards further draws if you have not paid the full $60.
Good Luck for next week!
Gordon is selling 2x Christmas Puddings at $20 each with $5 going to the Club.
Thought for the New Year …
“Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.”

Hal Borland
Upcoming Events you are welcome to attend
New member presentation from Neville
The Papanui
Jan 23, 2020
5:55 PM – 7:30 PM
New member Anne Spicer will share her story
The Papanui
Jan 30, 2020
5:55 PM – 7:30 PM
Coffee Morning at Reality Bites Cafe (10am)
Reality Bites Cafe
Feb 07, 2020 10:00 AM
Richard Archbold on the International Convention C
The Papanui
Feb 13, 2020
5:55 PM – 7:45 PM
Jeff Smith Papanui High School principal speaks
The Papanui
Feb 20, 2020
5:55 PM – 7:30 PM
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Meeting Responsibilities
Duty Roster 23rd January 2020
Barltrop, Charles
Speakers Host
Wright, Max
Vote of Thanks
Allen, John
Visitors Host
Courtney, Nick
Bates, Mandi
Meeting Setup
McMurtrie, Denis
Banner Setup & Room Tidyup
Sedgley, Ron
Duty Roster 30th January 2020
McNee, Ken
Speakers Host
Van Beek, Verdi
Vote of Thanks
Archbold, Doug
Visitors Host
Courtney, Liz
Davey, Barbara
Meeting Setup
McMurtrie, Denis
Banner Setup & Room Tidy up
Sedgley, Ron
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