No EftPOS Machine on November 19th
Please note that there will be no EftPOS machine at our meeting on the 19th of November as it will be at the trailer raffle.
You will be able to pay with cash or otherwise you will need to deposit the cost for your meal via internet banking into Papanui Rotary Inc. Account 03 1355 0892268 00.
Community Awards
Community Awards Night
We had a great turnout for our annual Community Awards Night last week with Lois welcoming us by noting that serving our community and acknowledging those who do this is a significant part of what Rotary is about.
This year we acknowledged four women from a diverse variety of areas as our award recipients as follows:
Dorothy Andrew
Dorothy was recognised for her support and organisational efforts for Aged Concern. 
She initially responded to an advert to assist taking the elderly by bus on morning tea trips and it grew from there. 
“We currently can take two busloads each morning”, smiled Dorothy, “which includes organising entertainment which attendees thoroughly enjoy.” 
The Harewood Road church is often the location of choice where Dorothy is also the verger.
Linda Cowan
Linda was also recognised for her involvement with Aged Concern which also includes supporting the hosting of morning teas.  She also is actively involved in helping facilitate conversations at these events.
In addition, Linda acts as an accredited ”dog sitter” and visits clients with her own dog Lewis where he is well received.
Coming from a background in education, she also helps with reading activities at a local primary school plus organises morning tea for teachers at the local High School.  M
“I like to go that extra mile across a range of areas” shared Linda.
Stephanie Cowan
Stephanie works tirelessly in the sudden death syndrome area and is a director with “Change our Children”. 
She often presents to public gatherings and both local and international levels and has also designed an intervention programme on promoting smoke free pregnancy with a particular focus on Maori and Pacifica audiences.
An additional programme she supports is sharing a “safe sleeping” guide for parents who choose to often have their children in their beds,
“Since 1987 we have seen a reduction in infant deaths in this area from 4.3 to 0.7 per thousand” shared Stephanie which as a great result.
Jodi Wareing
Jodi joined Lois’ law firm in 2016 as she impressed the team despite having no legal experience. 
At the same time her husband was diagnosed with cancer and. despite the challenges this came with and her eventual loss, learnt the role quickly and became a highly efficient and valued member of the team.
When Lois took over managing the local schools Speech Contest, Jodi quickly came on board and became highly efficient in managing the complex organisational aspects of this large event over many years. 
In concluding, Jodi advised us to “never regret a day in your life”.
We gave a round of applause to our four recipients on this year’s Community Awards and wished them well for the future.
Come and enjoy our Bowls Night on 26th November. This is a Partners Night where we are being hosted at the Morrison Avenue Bowling club on Thursday 26th November.
Come and have a go! Bowls are available for hire at a cost of $5 per person and helpful advice and tuition is available.
Bowling will start at 6.00 pm and this will be followed by a delicious buffet meal at 7.00 pm. The meal cost is $25 per head. A cash bar will operate during the evening.
Don’t forget to wear an item of tartan or other Scottish attire to celebrate St Andrew’s Day.
Please contact Tony Tizzard on (021) 664 801 or email him at by Thursday the 19th November to register for this event.
Papanui Bush
A reminder that weeding at Papanui Bush is every 2nd Tuesday of the Month at 9.30 am.  We look forward to a morning tea on Tuesday the 10th at 9:30 and to then continue onwards and upwards with spring maintenance.
A Reminder …
Ladies Christmas Breakfast 2020 … save the date … Saturday 5th December at Lois’s house in Northwood.  Mark your diary for a morning of fun, food and festivities!
The President’s Blurb
I enjoyed the Community Awards night last Thursday. Thank you to Lois and her team for organising the evening. They were a very deserving set of awardees. I was also encouraged by the number of people present on the evening.
The trailer raffle is off to a good start at Northlands. Thank you to those who are volunteering to do shifts at the the mall. Please keep an eye on the trailer roster as it will require all of us to pitch in to get all the tickets sold.
This week we have our committee night. This year holding the committee nights the way we do is proving successful with good attendance, good discussion and lots of ideas. 
In the first week of December we hope to do another Rotary Can Appeal. This time we are doing the can appeal for City Mission who we have already been in touch with. Flyers will be available soon. 
Food for Thought
“To handle yourself, use your head but o handle others, use your heart.”
Upcoming Events you are welcome to attend
Rotary Trailer Raffle
Northlands Mall
Nov 07, 2020 – Nov 29, 2020
New Horizons Rotary Club Quiz Night
Robbies Riccarton
Nov 09, 2020
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Committee night
to be advised
Nov 12, 2020
Board Meeting
to be advised
Nov 17, 2020
7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Rotary at Papanui Club - Membership Night
The Papanui
Nov 19, 2020
5:55 PM – 7:30 PM
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Meeting Responsibilities
Duty Roster 19th November 2020
Nicholl, Rob
Speakers Host
Taylor, Tony
Vote of Thanks
Spicer, Anne
Visitors Host
Van Beek, Verdi
Thomson, Rob
Meeting Setup
McMurtrie, Denis
Banner Setup & Room Tidyup
Sedgley, Ron
Duty Roster 26th November 2020- Bowls Night
Speakers Host
Vote of Thanks
Visitors Host
Meeting Setup
Banner Setup & Room Tidyup
Duty Roster 3rd December 2020
Mitchell, Keith
Speakers Host
Stringer, John
Vote of Thanks
Smart, Kate
Visitors Host
Tizzard, Tony
Geerlofs, Arie
Meeting Setup
McMurtrie, Denis
Banner Setup & Room Tidyup
Sedgley, Ron
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