NI Visitors
A 2nd Youth Exchange Student Visit
We were delighted to host another group of students from various North Island Rotary clubs who, accompanied by Jen McKenzie and Peter, are involved in a boutique trip around the country.
They are:
  • Matthias Groppe from Germany based in Auckland
  • Adrien Rossier from Switzerland based in Whangarei
  • Thim Bozzetto from France based in Auckland
  • Yee-Hsien Wu from Taiwan based in Auckland
  • Lily Hogan from the USA based in Whangarei
  • Flo Aldunce from  Chile based in Whangarei
  • Amalie Ruhlmann from Denmark based in Auckland
  • Clara Liebmann from Austria based in Auckland
Each student briefly introduced themselves and shared one bit of excitement when they accidentally missed a bus as it’s sign named the end point of its journey rather than the place they were going to on the way.  Luckily things all worked out though and they are thoroughly enjoying the diversity of the places they are visiting and the activities they are experiencing.
They finished with a great rendition of a Maori folk song, Tūtira Mai Ngā Iwi, written by Wi Huata.  He wrote the song and taught it to his children whilst on a family gathering to Lake Tutira, north of Napier, that explains how iwi come together to support each other.
Raffle Draw
The winners of our recent Trailer Raffle were drawn last week.
Three ticket numbers were obtained by Verdi in the presence of local policeman Nathan Wilson.  The lucky winners were then contacted with the news.
They were:
  • 1st Prize:  Ticket #01208 Colleen Edwards, Marton
  • 2nd Prize: Ticket #02098 Sandra Mahan, Christchurch
  • 3rd Prize: Ticket #04139 Charlie Christie, Belfast
Colleen was especially happy with the news and decided that she just might have something a little more exciting for morning tea.
A big thank-you to all who contributed their time and efforts that helped make this a very successful event and a special thanks to Deryn who worked tirelessly over many weeks to ensure things went like clockwork.
Feb Visitors
Arrival of Visitors in February
Peter Smith, a past District Governor, spoke to us briefly last week regarding the imminent arrival of 14 professional visitors.  They will be visiting NZ for eight days including an overnight stay at Hanmer on February the 28th and anyone who might be interested is welcome to join them there for a BBQ.
They will travel to Christchurch on the 29th of February and be here through to March 2nd.  If anyone can help with overnight stays please contact Peter on (03) 347 3474.
Papanui Rotary Christmas Function

Our function this year is on Thursday December 12th at the Village Community Centre, 460 Papanui Road Papanui  Road at 6:00pm for 6:30 pm starters .
Our wonderful Deborah from Ambrosia Kitchen will cook us a delicious three course Christmas meal. The cost is $45 per person and drinks are BYO.

We will have surprise entertainment between each course of the meal and Father Christmas hopes to be there too to wish everyone good tidings!

We are planning to have a special Christmas raffle to raise funds for an orphanage in Bangladesh so please bring cash.  Donations for the raffle are asked for and can be brought to any meeting prior to 12 December.

All Rotarians, partners, widows and friends of Rotary are welcome.  Come and enjoy great food, fun and fellowship on our Rotary meeting for  2019.
Please let us know ASAP as we need numbers to assist Ambrosia Kitchen with their planning.

A reminder: Ladies breakfast on Saturday 7 December : please email Lois at  to say if you are coming. 
A couple of reminders from Gordon to place your orders for the following items:
  • Christmas Puddings 700 gm  $20 each with $5 going to the club.
  • Belfast/Kaiapoi potatoes:  details on Thursday.
Click here for more info on The Plainsmen.
Thought for the approaching festive season …
If we are not supposed to eat at night why is there a light in the fridge?
Upcoming Events you are welcome to attend
Allenvale School
The Papanui
Nov 28, 2019
5:55 PM – 7:30 PM
community singalong
Parklands Care Home
Nov 30, 2019
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Coffee Morning at Reality Bites Cafe (10am)
Reality Bites Cafe
Dec 06, 2019 10:00 AM
Community Singalong
Parkland Care Home
Dec 07, 2019
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Cooking at Ronald McDonald House
Ronald McDonald House
Dec 09, 2019
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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Meeting Responsibilities
Duty Roster 28th November 2019
Spicer, Anne
Speakers Host
Hudson, Jim
Vote of Thanks
Costello, Cath
Visitors Host
Davey, Barbara
Wright, Max
Meeting Setup
McMurtrie, Denis
Banner Setup & Tidyup
Sedgley, Ron
Duty Roster 5th December 2019
Skiba, Larry
Speakers Host
Hilson, Euan
Vote of Thanks
Colley, Cheryl
Visitors Host
Courtney, Nick
Bates, Mandi
Meeting Set Up
McMurtrie, Denis
Banner Setup & Room Tidyup
Sedgley, Ron
Duty Roster 12th December 2019
Smart, Kate
Hilson, Euan
Club Chat from Rotary Papanui
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Centurions  $100 Payments to Riccarton Rotary Charitable Trust
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