Plimmerton Rotary Weekly Update
Tuesday 6 December 2016
The Speaker said ...
David Pine's story, 'Safe Harbour', tells of the interesting account given by Wellington Harbourmaster, Mike Pryce, about what is involved in his role.
This week's happenings
Donna and Wendy both attended the release of the Final Report on the Shine Literacy Project in Porirua on Tuesday evening. The results show how successful the trial has been.
Nominations are still being sought for RYLA (held in January 2017). Do you know anyone in the 18 to 24 age range who would benefit from attending RYLA. Contact Bill McAulay urgently. RYLA is a high energy, concentrated leadership development programme for developing leaders between the ages of 18 and 24. RYLA seeks to recognise, encourage and develop future community and workplace leaders by offering them an intensive training experience. RYLA demonstrates Rotary’s commitment to developing future leaders by offering them a globally recognised programme.
Are wasps a problem? Did you complete the questionnaire that Leigh Corner circulated to promote a pilot community-based project to eradicate wasps in the Pauatahanui area?
Te Ara Piko
An application to the Lottery Grants Board has been successful with funding of $150,000 for the pathway recently received - a lovely Christmas present.
Guardians of Pauatahanui Inlet are holding the rescheduled cockle count on Sunday 11 December. Meet at the Stout Cottage in Pauatahanui Wildlife area at 2pm.
What's coming up in December and early next year?
Next week will be our Christmas Cruise on the Sweet Georgia. I do hope that you have remembered to RSVP! Remember also there is a Cash Bar only.
The AGM will be on 20 December.
The first meeting in the new year will be on 17 January 2017.
The Outside World
"The seed is planted"
Rotary International was one of 42 organizations invited to serve as consultant to the U.S. delegation to the United Nations Conference on International Organization in San Francisco in 1945. Each organization had seats for three representatives —one "consultant" and two "associate consultants." Rotary International's eleven representatives served three at a time, in rotation. Rotarians from many other countries also attended the conference as delegates or consultants. Today, Rotary International appoints Rotarians to act as special representatives to the United Nations and its other agencies and publicizes its value as an advocate for peace.
Thought for the week
People were created to be loved.
Things were created to be used.
The reason why the world is in chaos
is because things are being loved
and people are being used. — Unknown