Mark Bond
A Big Welcome to Mark Bond
As noted in the President’s Blurb below, it was a pleasure to warmly welcome Mark Bond into Papanui Rotary.  Mark was joined for the occasion by his wife Julie, his mother Adrianne and his good friend Craig Sargison, President of the Rangiora Rotary Club.
Mark & Craig with the 4 Way Test
Mark brings a board wealth of skills and experiences to the club and we are looking forward to his presentation to us next Thursday evening.
My Three Shirts
My Three Shirts
Chris wearing his Camouflage Shirt & Chaplain Sash
Our special guest speaker last week was Chris Purdie, a Leading Shepherd and Principal Army Chaplain at Burnham Military Camp.
Married to Sylvia and proud father of three boys, Chris has been in a ministering role for thirteen years and has been based at Burnham for the last five of these.
1st Shirt
“My first shirt is my Army T-Shirt which means I still have to participate in and pass all fitness requirements” explained Chris.  He has also found this a great way to meet and get to know all his fellow Army comrades.
One of his primary tasks is to run services every Sunday.  As Burnham also doubles as the Defence Force Prison, he also gets the opportunity to meet those who are currently incarcerated who especially enjoy the opportunity to have some time out plus it also allows Chris to share who he is and what he offers.
“Most of the other time I am involved in a wide range of camp activities which gives me additional ways to get to know a wider range of camp residents” he added.
2nd Shirt
The 2nd shirt Chris then showed us was his camouflage shirt which includes showing that he is also an Army Officer paid by the Govt. 
Chris then explained that he started his working life in social work and spent a lot of time supporting youth before deciding that chaplaincy seemed an appropriate next step.
“My job” explained Chris “is to see that soldiers get the spiritual care they need”.  This sometimes involves calling in other faith specialists to help the diversified range of people to works with.  Chris also works in closely with other support personnel which helps provide a more comprehensive support service.
With respect to service, Chris went to Afghanistan in 2008-09 as a non-combatant.  “I was lucky that things were very quiet at that time and ended up spending a lot of time with the medics” he added.  Chris felt it was a very useful experience to be overseas and in the field as it was quite different to camp life.
In looking back at his main role, Christ added that a key part is liaising with other professionals to ensure the people he supports get the best help they can.  “Many people wait too long to ask for help” he explained “and this gives us the opportunity to intervene in a more timely and effective manner.”
3rd Shirt
The final shirt, Chris explained, is his Army Jacket.  In addition to his three shirts, Chris also wears his preaching outfit.
“I am especially proud of my sash”, he smiled, “which I wear at special ceremonies and events.”  It is nationally recognised to signify that the wearer is a Chaplain.
Returning to the morning services he runs which start at 6:00 am, Chris noted that many military people are quite spiritual by nature which many members of the public might not realise.
“Chaplains have been in the Armed Forces since the 1880s” Chris noted “and a large part of our role has always been to listen to their problems and support them as they consider solutions.” 
What really helps, he explained, is that the army sees people as its most valuable resource and that supporting those them through injuries or challenges is critical.
John thanked Chris for his interesting and informative presentation and we wished him well for his ongoing valuable work at Burnham.
Liz sent this brief video through that shows the Rotary International President and the Nigeria National PolioPlus Committee Chair talking about Africa being Polio free.
CTRL-Click here to view it.
Target Shooting Competition is Go
Our planned Target Shooting Competition is still planned for September 29th.  We are looking for volunteers and Arie will be updating us shortly.
Rotary Gear
Thanks, Lois, for sending these pictures through of newly available Rotary gear.  Contact Liz or Lois for details on how to order these if you are interested.
Papanui Bush Dates
Put these dates in your Calendars for helping out from 9.30-11.30 am and enjoying morning tea every second Tuesday of the month. 

Sept 8th, Oct 13, Nov 10th
Bring your own flask. I look forward to seeing you there.
2nd Reminder …
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The President’s Blurb
It was wonderful to be able to induct new member Mark Bond last Thursday. Mum Adrienne was very proud and it was special to have her and Mark's wife Julie along on the night plus Mark’s good friend Craig Sargison, President of the Rangiora Rotary Club.
If any member knows people who they believe are keen to serve their community and might be willing to do that with Rotary please feed the names to Arie or Nick and they will pick up from there with the membership committee. 
Alert levels have not changed so this week it will be plated meals at the club again.
This week I have a cluster meeting with Assistant Governor Craig Murphy and the Presidents of Avonhead, Hornby, Riccarton and Sunrise. It is always interesting to hear what other clubs are up to, share ideas and hear how they are handling change in this challenging environment we operate in. 
Thought for the Morning
“Grant’s “tree”mendous 2nd excuse for a late Club Chat!”
Upcoming Events you are welcome to attend
New member Mark Bond will speak
The Papanui
Sep 03, 2020
5:55 PM – 7:30 PM
Papanui Bush Tidy Up
Langdons Road
Sep 08, 2020
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Committee meeting night
to be advised
Sep 10, 2020
Junior Speech Competition - preliminaries
Heaton Intermediate School
Sep 17, 2020
9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Club meeting at Papanui Club
The Papanui
Sep 17, 2020
5:55 PM – 7:30 PM
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Meeting Responsibilities
Duty Roster 3rd September 2020
Anderson, Kathy
Speakers Host
Gimblett, Deb
Vote of Thanks
Wright, Max
Visitors Host
Davey, Barbara
Geerlofs, Arie
Meeting Setup
McMurtrie, Denis
Banner Setup & Room Tidyup
Sedgley, Ron
Duty Roster September 17th 2020
Thomson, Evan
Speakers Host
Van Beek, Verdi
Vote of Thanks
Smart, Kate
Visitors Host
Courtney, Nick
Thomson, Rob
Meeting Set Up
McMurtrie, Denis
Banner Setup & Room Tidyup
Sedgley, Ron
Duty Roster 24 September 2020
Taylor, Tony
Speakers Host
Vote of Thanks
Visitors Host
Meeting Setup
McMurtrie, Denis
Banner Setup & Room Tidyup
Sedgley, Ron
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