Papanui Rotary Club Chat 21 Jun 2022
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Papanui Rotary Club Chat Snippets
21st  June 2022
Kate from Globus Travel
We welcomed back Kate Imrie who updated us on the offerings that Global Travel offers us going forwards as the world increasingly opens up to international travel with no Covid testing now required to return to NZ which has led to bookings taking off.
Her company Globus Travel specialises in coach touring which is cheaper and safer.  Their motto is “All About the Passenger” with a focus on tours to different places rather than typically chosen big name locations.  “Every day on tours there are choices as to what you might do ” smiled Kate with lots of free time built in.
Safety is a top priority with personal distancing, health screening and regular cleaning of all touched surfaces now a top priority to help achieve this.  Mask requirements of different countries are also followed. A key focus going forwards is opening up options with mothballed places as a long term strategy.
For an additional low fee the company also offers a full refund should you wish to cancel up to 30 days before the start date which helps manage unexpected illness and bumps in the road. 
“You can access me via travel agencies” noted Kate and the company has recently employed more staff in NZ to manage demand.
We thanked Kate for her update and if you wish to contact Kate please call her on (027) 476 3923 and access the Globus website here.
Thursday June 23rd - Changeover Night! 
We look forward to welcoming Stuart Batty into the role of President for the next Rotary year and the presentation of four Paul Harris awards. 
NOTE that the meal will follow the awards and start at approximately 6:40 pm as Stuart will be in attendance from 5:00 pm to 6:45 pm before he leaves for another event.
We also have a surprise guest after the meal that you don’t want to miss!
Please email Deryn via if you are (1) not coming to this event or (2) if you are bringing additional family or a friend with you.
Thursday June 30th - Community Board Visit
Two representatives of the Papanui-Innes Community Board will be joining us this evening for a meal followed by the presentation of an award to one of our members.
Pink Ribbon Breakfast
A great breakfast was held at Deryn’s place at the weekend that raised just under $400 for the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ. 
Some great packages were up for grabs.
Deryn is emailing those unable to attend to see if the money raised can be increased to over $400.
Welcome Sheun!
We were delighted to induct Sheun Fasheun into our Club last week.  Sheun was accompanied by his friend Surinder Tandon who is also a long serving Rotarian with the Lincoln Club.
Following an intro by Stuart who will be his mentor as well as fellow member of the Foundation / International Committee, Sheun spoke about his passion for becoming a Rotarian and his commitment to becoming a full and active member of our Club.
Welcome Sheun … we look forward to the valuable skills and experiences in especially the social services arena that you bring to our Club and the opportunity to get you know you better as we serve our local and wider communities going forward.
“Pap Bush Going Well” from Kathy

A select few Rotarians met down at the Papanui Bush recently. We had a productive day mowing, trimming and planting. Jim planted a Totara.  We were all rewarded as we sat at the picnic table sharing our morning tea over by the new  Brain Tree building that is now in use.
We had a King Fisher come and watch us. Sadly I did not have my proper camera with me so had to make do using my phone camera. It was as though the King fisher was thanking us for planting him some nice new native bush for him to live in and giving us reward to help entice more folk to come down and help us out.
Many hands make light work and there are jobs suitable for all be it mowing, trimming, planting, making up the cardboard plant shelters or just chatting and sharing fellowship. You can park in the Brain Tree car park for handy access to where we are planting.
Hope to see a few more Rotarians at our next session coming down to see our resident King Fisher, and how the bush is growing.
As well as still hoping to have a few more Centurions sign up from our Club midst, our Give a Little presence in support of helping eliminate Polio has done well and we are getting closer to meeting the goals but we still need your support to get over the line.
Click here …
… to make a much appreciated donation. 
Remember that a key thing to do is to also share the above link with friends and family. Every dollar helps!
Food for Thought
Upcoming Events you are welcome to attend
Changeover and RYLA presentation
Jun 23, 2022
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Coffee Club morning
Reality Bites Cafe
Jul 15, 2022
Ronald McDonald Family Dinner Cook
Ronald McDonald House
Aug 08, 2022
4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Coffee Club morning
Reality Bites Cafe
Aug 19, 2022
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Meeting Responsibilities
Duty Roster 23rd June 2022
McNee, Ken
Speakers Host
Vote of Thanks
Meeting Setup
McMurtrie, Denis
Banner Setup & Room Tidyup
Sedgley, Ron
Duty Roster 30th June 2022
Allen, John
Speakers Host
Anderson, Kathy
Vote of Thanks
Skiba, Larry
Thomson, Rob
Meeting Setup
McMurtrie, Denis
Banner Setup & Room Tidyup
Sedgley, Ron
Duty Roster 7th July 2022
Barltrop, Charles
Bond, Mark
Meeting Setup
McMurtrie, Denis
Banner Setup & Room Tidyup
Sedgley, Ron
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