Visit to Pap Bush
Papanui Bush Visit
Grant Paice
John, Denis and I were joined by Brian Burke, Chairman of the Papanui Village Business Association, for an informative stroll through Papanui Bush. 
At the designated meeting place we also briefly met up with Stacey Holbrough, Community Development Advisor with the Papanui-Innes Community Board and staff member at Papanui High School.
Alas the magnificent colours have faded, but the plantings from previous work days are doing well and, at the East end, there were a lot of new plantings being put in place by the North West developers.
Planting in full swing
Apart from a brief kerfuffle between John and a sizeable resident eel (below) who did not take great pleasure at him disturbing it’s “lunch” (a rat), we were able to easily walk and enjoy the whole circuit which is larger than it initially seems.
Eddie the Eel is bottom-right
I was most impressed by the interest and passion both Denis and John have for this project.  Brian also chipped in with some good ideas for additional funding and participant possibilities which bode well for this project going forward.
Some good growth here!
Re upcoming activities, in addition to Saturday June the 6th @ 2:00 pm (as noted in the June 13th Club Chat) the team is also keen to see if a small number of helpers might be available on Friday June the 5th to help with some weeding and tidying up as we prepare for winter. 
Otherwise we hope you will join us for some gentle planting and a wander through the bush tracks on June 6th.  Remember to bring along your own thermos of tea and a snack to enjoy afterwards in groups ot ten max.
Note: more details to follow in next Sunday’s Club Chat.
Burwood BBQ
BBQ area at Burwood Hospital
President Keith sent these impressive pictures through of the BBQ area at Burwood Hospital that Papanui Rotary donated money towards.
They want to come to the Club and thank us personally however the current situation means this will have to wait for now.  
Hopefully in the summer months we are able to visit enjoy this area with staff, residents and their families.
A Message from Tony
Nick Courtney is presenting a brainstorming programme this Thursday the 21st where we look to the future development of our Club.
This is an important meeting so please make every effort to attend this Zoom meeting tomorrow night.
Details of the Zoom connection will follow shortly.
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