Supporting Education
Supporting Education during a Pandemic and Beyond
Liz Courtney
Rotary Clubs and Districts have been using Rotary Foundation global grants for years to work with our partners to expand access to learning, because we know education can be a pathway out of poverty.
Many projects address the complex components that go into educating children. The COVID-19 pandemic, with school closures, loss of jobs, and physical distancing, has made it more difficult to achieve the United Nations goal of universal access to education for children.
But there are steps you can take to make sure your grant project leads to sustainable outcomes and has the desired impact.
Learn more here.
Trailer Raffle
Trailer Raffle 2020
In aid of Ronald McDonald House & Children in Need Trust
The Trailer Raffle is heading for the finishing post.   It is a lot more fun with two people and we apprecite your ongoing help to fill in the roster here.   
And if you are feeling really game, maybe try what Rob Nicol has had some great success with. He has sold 40 books so far via an email to his Contacts without leaving the house which reads as follows:
Yes,the Rotary Club of Papanui has organized another trailer raffle. Following the successful years and helping so many worthwhile causes we are this year sharing the profits with Ronald McDonald House and our own Children in Need Trust. Both very worthwhile charities. 
Tickets are 1 for $5 or a book of 5 tickets for $20.
Purchase online by paying into my account #(add here).
No money? No ticket? No problem!  A photo of your purchase will be sent online. 
Looking forward to seeing your name on my bank statement. 
Many thanks for your ongoing support with this signature project that has served our community well over recent years.
Bowls Night this Thursday 26th November
Arrangements have been made for all meal and bowls hire payments to be made at the bowling club bar where an EftPOS machine is available.  A cash bar will also be in operation.
Xmas Puddings
Please get your final orders in this week for the Xmas Puddings.  These are 700g which at $20 each is great value with $5 going back to the Club.
If you aren’t going to the Club event this Thursday please contact Gordon with your order via (027) 471 5241 or email it to him at
Ladies Christmas Breakfast Sat Dec 5th 
All Rotary ladies are warmly welcome to come and enjoy great fun and delicious food at Lois’s house 20 Mistral Road, Northwood at 9:30 am on Saturday December the 5th.
Our lovely Christmas Elves will be cooking so you are guaranteed great service and food!  Remember to bring a $5 gift for Secret Santa. 
Please reply to Lois by text or phone to 021 735 404 or email her at by Wednesday Dec 2nd. 
Looking forward to seeing you all soon!
The President’s Blurb
I enjoyed last Thursday nights screening of the video of New Zealand and the South Pacific projects. It was great to see a couple of Papanui Rotary projects in the mix.
I would also like to thank Jim Hudson for continuing to keep Rotary Foundation in our minds. It is Foundation month and we could do our bit by becoming Centurion members. It cost $100 and it qualifies for a charitable donation rebate so you get part of your donation back by way of tax refund.
Arie as District Club Development Chair briefed us on a number of membership projects on the go. Opportunities for membership are always there and the trailer raffle is a case in point. This year we have had 4 queries about Rotary so far. 
On Monday Arie and I, Liz, Denis and Mandi joined a group of students from Ara Institute School of Broadcasting down at the Chch Bowls Club. The students were putting together  a video of the students interacting with Rotary club members while playing a game of bowls.
It is an initiative led by Liz who has been working with the broadcasting school for some time. They were a great bunch of students and we had a lot of fun. 
Don't forget to keep checking the trailer raffle rosters to see if you can help. When I checked in the weekend there were a few gaps.  See you all on Thursday
Food for Thought
“It is worth remembering that when we are pointing the finger at someone else there are three fingers pointing back at us.”
Upcoming Events you are welcome to attend
Rotary Trailer Raffle
Northlands Mall
Nov 07, 2020 – Nov 29, 2020
Bowls night at Morrison Ave Bowling Club
Morrison Ave Bowling Club
Nov 26, 2020
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Rotary meeting at Papanui Club - "Have you ever?"
The Papanui
Dec 03, 2020
5:55 PM – 7:30 PM
Cooking at Ronald McDonald House
Ronald McDonald House
Dec 07, 2020
4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Papanui Rotary Christmas Function
Rosebank Estate
Dec 10, 2020
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
View entire list
Meeting Responsibilities
Duty Roster 26th November 2020- Bowls Night
Reception-Payments at the bar
Speakers Host
Vote of Thanks
Visitors Host
Meeting Setup
Banner Setup & Room Tidyup
Duty Roster 3rd December 2020
Mitchell, Keith
Speakers Host
Stringer, John
Vote of Thanks
Smart, Kate
Visitors Host
Tizzard, Tony
Geerlofs, Arie
Meeting Setup
McMurtrie, Denis
Banner Setup & Room Tidyup
Sedgley, Ron
Club Chat from Rotary Papanui
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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".