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Every Rotarian an Example to Youth
 
A little bit of interesting history … (abridged).
 
The ABCs of Rotary by Cliff Dochterman
1992-93 President Rotary International
 
In much of the official literature of Rotary International relating to service to young people, a special slogan will be found: "Every Rotarian an Example to Youth." These words were adopted in 1949 by the Rotary International Board of Directors as an expression of commitment to children and youth in each community in which Rotary clubs exist.
 
Serving young people has long been an important part of the Rotary program. Youth service projects take many forms around the world. Rotarians sponsor athletic teams, handicapped children's centres, school safety patrols, summer camps, recreation areas, safe driving clinics, fairs, childcare centres and children's hospitals.
 
Many clubs provide vocational counselling, establish youth employment programmes, and promote use of the 4-Way Test. Increasingly, drug and alcohol abuse prevention projects are being supported by Rotarians. In every instance, Rotarians have an opportunity to be role models for the young men and women of their community.
 
One learns to serve by observing others. As our youth grow to become adult leaders, it is hoped each will achieve that same desire and spirit to serve future generations of children and youth.
 
It is a very thoughtful challenge: "Every Rotarian an Example to Youth."  The slogan accepted many years ago is just as vital today.
 
 
Snippets
 
Coffee Time!
 
Come and join us at Reality Bites Cafe this Friday 19th March from 10.00 am for good coffee and conversation liberally sprinkled with laughter.
 
Tony Tizzard
 
 
Newer Members Meeting
 
A meeting for our newer members will be held on March 31st.  More details from Club Development to follow shortly.
 
 
 
The President’s Blurb
 
This week we meet at the club to hear from the group that went to the Chatham Islands. I am looking forward to the presentation and understand there will be some visitors coming along. Tony Taylor is also bringing along a new Rotary Associate to introduce to us. 
 
The following week 25 March District Governor Mark Yaxley will be coming along for his official visit.
 
Each year the District Governor of the day visits the club in an official capacity.  Often they speak on the night and reflect on what they have observed so far during their year and what is happening in the world of Rotary. The District Governor also meets with the board either before or after the club meeting for a more in depth chat. 
 
The River Queen cruise on the Kaiapoi river is scheduled for Sunday 28 March 2.00pm. The fellowship committee are looking after this activity but we have booked 30 tickets and need to get our names down quickly or let the surplus tickets go. Please support this activity. 
 
We have decided to have the Rotary meeting of 1 April back at the club - guest speaker still to be arranged.
 
A contact at Belfast/Kaiapoi Rotary club has been in touch and has ordered a carton of books celebrating the 100 years history of Rotary in NZ "Mana Tangata". I have ordered a book for the club but any members wanting their own copy at the discounted price of $40 should touch base with me. 
 
Janice
 
 
Thought for the Week
 
 
Upcoming Events you are welcome to attend
 
Club meeting at Papanui Club- Chatham Island Trip
The Papanui
Mar 18, 2021
5:55 PM – 7:30 PM
 
Coffee Club morning
Reality Bites Cafe
Mar 19, 2021
 
Coffee morning at Reality Bites Cafe
Reality Bites Cafe
Mar 19, 2021
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
 
Hanmer Springs postponed until a later date
Hanmer Springs Forest Camp
Mar 20, 2021 – Mar 21, 2021
 
BBQ at Mitre 10 Mega Papanui
Mega Mitre 10
Mar 21, 2021
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
 
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Meeting Responsibilities
Duty Roster 18th March
 
Reception
Gimblett, Deb
 
Speakers Host
McFadden, Grant
 
Vote of Thanks
Tizzard, Tony
 
Visitors Host
Wright, Max
 
Sergeant
Geerlofs, Arie
 
Meeting Setup
McMurtrie, Denis
 
Banner Setup & Room Tidyup
Sedgley, Ron
 
Duty Roster 25th March 2021
 
Reception
Bond, Mark
 
Speakers Host
Geerlofs, Janice
 
Vote of Thanks
Taylor, Tony
 
Visitors Host
Tizzard, Tony
 
Sergeant
Thomson, Rob
 
Meeting Setup
McMurtrie, Denis
 
Banner Setup & Room Tidyup
Sedgley, Ron
 
Duty Roster 1st April
 
Reception
Forsyth, Simon
 
Speakers Host
McNee, Ken
 
Vote of Thanks
Gimblett, Deb
 
Visitors Host
Skiba, Larry
 
Sergeant
Geerlofs, Arie
 
Meeting Setup
McMurtrie, Denis
 
Banner Setup & Room Tidyup
Sedgley, Ron
 
Club Chat from Rotary Papanui
E: papanuirotary@gmail.com W: www.papanuirotary.org.nz
Apologies to rcpapologies@gmail.com      Chat Items to paice@xtra.co.nz
 
Centurions  $100 Payments to Rotary Club of Papanui Charitable Trust
Account number 03 1355 0661945 00.
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