Papanui Rotary Halloween Events
Thanks to Gary who posted a story on our website regarding the Hanmer Forest Camp Halloween event … check it out here.
Thanks to Simon for these snaps from the Papanui event.  Check the full set of photos he took on Dropbox here.
Koru Trip
Koru Care Trip Oct 5-19 2019
Twenty-four kids and thirteen caregivers left Christchurch on October 5 2pm. This trip was supported by Riccarton Rotary.  In Auckland we were allowed to enter the Koru Care Lounge for drinks and food and visit by Air New Zealand flight crew dressed up in costumes.
After a 12 hour flight to Los Angeles we were met by Dee, a bus driver we have known for several years, and travelled to the Knots Berry Farm resort. We were able to go for a swim and settle into rooms. We went to Claim Jumpers for tea.
The next day was a long day and evening at Disneyland with lots of pictures with characters and autographs plus time to do many of the rides and see fireworks at night.
Next day we bussed to Sand Diego and were able to visit Sea World to see shows and marine life plus several rides, that evening we went to Hobb Nobb restaurant in downtown San Diego below flight path of planes coming into airport.
Next day was a day for shopping to buy items for themselves and family members plus Pirate Dinner Show. Then came California Adventureland with may rides and shows ending in the Wonderful World of Colour, then back to Disneyland to explore the new Star Wars ride and area.
We then went to Hollywood Blvd to explore Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum on way to Staples Centre to watch LA kings play Ice Hockey against Las Vegas team. Everyone enjoyed Popcorn, Hot Dogs burritos plus cookies and drinks in the corporate box.
We had a visit from Jerrod Stoll who we met with Rachel Hunter some time ago before the Kings won the Stanley Cup twice. He is now a TV presenter for Fox Sports. Next day was our last day at Disneyland to do some ting again or ones we had missed.
Next day was an early start to Universal Studios with Tour of back lot Harry Potter zone plus many rides and characters. Last day was at Knotts Berry Farm the home of Snoopy and with many larger rides and western themes. Last days was packing and enjoying swimming complex.
Fun was had by all but I was kept busy with several adults with sore throats and bronchitis plus a broken toe & elbow grazes, and children with nose bleed, eyebrow laceration and bruised toe. Then back home with most children asleep before meals arrived!
Parents were all pleased to see their children again.
Trailer Raffle
Trailer Raffle Update
Hi Everyone
Thanks to those who responded to emails to join other Rotarians on the trailer raffle.  It is a great chance to get to know more about especially our newer members or others who you may not have seen for a while.
We are nearing ½ way through so keep those slot bookings coming by turning the available yellow spots to white on the raffle roster link and letting me know by emailing me at or phoning / texting me at (021) 161 5861 about when you are able to help.
Posted by Liz
Preparation for the Next Container
A reminder from Stuart that we will be dismantling desks from three schools on Monday the 10th of  November from 9.00am and packing them in our container to go to the Pacific Islands to help improve the facilities for the children there.
If you are able to assist please contact Stuart directly on (027) 269 5615 or email him at and he will assign you to a school to go. 
Dismantled desks will then need to be taken to 7 Spencer Street, Addington to be packed on Monday afternoon and completed on the Tuesday if needed.
Visit by Rotary District 9910 RYE Group
We have a group of 8 Rotary Youth Exchange students from district 9910 and 2 chaperones coming through Christchurch as part of a South Island tour.
They will visit Christchurch on Thursday 21 November arriving from Hanmer about midday.  They intend to join our Papanui Rotary club meeting on Thursday night, stay the night and the next day head south to Tekapo.
We need billets for these young people and their chaperones.  They will having their evening meal at Rotary so billeting them for a night involves taking them home from Rotary, providing a bed, a shower and breakfast and next morning dropping them off at Arie and Janice’s home.
Arie and Janice are taking one of the chaperones PDG Peter Smith and 2 students. Lois has offered to take a couple of students so we still need spots for the remaining chaperone Jenni McKenzie and 4 students.
If there are 2 or 3 Rotarians that can help could they please see Arie or Janice at Rotary or ring them.
This group is to be distinguished from a group of RYE students from district 9980 coming to Christchurch the week before and staying show weekend in Christchurch.
They will be visiting our club on Thursday 14 November. Their accommodation arrangements are already sorted as they will be staying with RYE committee members.   
Posted by Lois
Reminder that our EftPOS Machine will not be available at Club Meetings on Thursdays while it is being used at Papanui Mall for the Trailer Raffle.
Thought for the week …
I was watching a Marathon one day and saw one runner dressed as a chicken and another dressed as an egg. I thought: “This could be interesting!”
Upcoming Events you are welcome to attend
Debra Stokes will speak about Victim Support
The Papanui
Nov 07, 2019
5:55 PM – 7:45 PM
Planting & Weeding Day at Papanui Bush
Bridgestone Reserve
Nov 12, 2019
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Weeding and Planting at Papanui Bush
Papanui Bush
Nov 12, 2019
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Peer Support Training Days
Morrison Avenue Bowling Club
Nov 18, 2019 9:00 AM –
Nov 19, 2019 3:00 PM
Board Meeting
to be advised
Nov 19, 2019
7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
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Meeting Responsibilities
Duty Roster 7th November 2019
Thompson, Brian
Speakers Host
Skiba, Larry
Vote of Thanks
Davey, Barbara
Visitors Host
Flanagan, Lois
Thomson, Rob
Meeting Setup
McMurtrie, Denis
Banner Setup & Tidyup
Sedgley, Ron
Duty Roster 14th November 2019
Digby, Neville
Speakers Host
McFadden, Grant
Vote of Thanks
Courtney, Nick
Visitors Host
Dodd, Shona
Stringer, John
Meeting Set Up
McMurtrie, Denis
Banner Setup & Room Tidyup
Sedgley, Ron
Duty Roster 21st November 2019
Stringer, John
Speakers Host
McMurtrie, Denis
Vote of Thanks
Courtney, Liz
Visitors Host
Denhard, Gary
Davey, Barbara
Meeting Set Up
McMurtrie, Denis
Banner Setup & Tidyup
Sedgley, Ron
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