Papanui Club Chat Snippets
19 Oct 2021
Great to see the support for Phill last week who gave us a sound introduction to his varied and interesting life so far. 
I for one didn’t know that hedgehogs can be found high up in the mountains.  Larry and I did keep a lookout at Mt Hutt at the weekend but they were staying well hidden.
A New Zealand PDG has once again offered a cash back deal in the form of an educational grant to Clubs who contribute towards further improving the infrastructure of the Kondiki Dairy in Mwika, Tanzania.
In a bid to improve the sustainable economic and community development of subsistence farmers, the activity sought to process 500 litres of Milk per day. With commitment and enthusiasm the dairy now pasteurises in excess of 4,000 litres a day with the farmers vision to double the throughput.
This initiative together with others has made substantive difference to lift the community out of poverty.  Our Board supported us once again helping with this project which also accesses us additional funding to support our educational focused endeavours.
Our speaker this week has also changed and we will now be hosting Amanaki Fakakovikaetau, the Chef de Mission of the Tongan Olympic team, who is also 4x the Past President of the Nuku'alofa Rotary Club. Thanks to Grant McFadden who was happy to step aside and we look forward to his presentation at a later date.
As they say in Star Trek: “live long and prosper”!
President Grant
Philip McEntee Entertains Us
Our newest member Phill outlined his early life for us. After being born in Nelson he moved to Christchurch with his family when 5 years old. He attended Christchurch Boys High School and Lincoln College.
Philip loves driving as evidenced by his many driving jobs during his career. Along with driving, he has a real interest in conservation, the outdoors and meeting people.
He is a classic car enthusiast, a member of Forest & Bird, and actively involved in predator control at Coutts Island.  He also assists Denis McMurtrie and his team at the Papanui Bush.
Philip has been married to Christine for 45 years and they have two adult sons.
We look forward to getting to know Phill over the coming months.
World Polio Day
Jim Hudson brought us up to date with the latest Rotary efforts to eradicate polio throughout the world. There have been just 2 cases of wild polio recorded recently, 1 in Afghanistan and 1 in Pakistan.
Jim stressed that our continued financial support is needed to complete the job to banish this disease from the world.
Our Centurion numbers have gone well recently, but there is still room for additional members to donate $100 and to become a Centurion member today.
Bridie Washington
Tony Taylor introduced Bridie to the meeting and advised us that she has been selected as our RYLA candidate for 2022.
Bridie has been a regular attendee at our club meetings and has helped with many of our projects as well as volunteering with some other Rotary club projects as well.
Tony presented Bridie with her Emerging Leader Certificate which was acknowledged by members with a hearty round of applause.
On the Road Again!
Tony T has spoken again with the new management at Reality Bites Cafe and they will be pleased to accommodate us! 
Therefore we will gather there around 10.00 am next Friday, the 22nd of October.
You will need to wear a face mask when ordering and paying for your drinks and refreshments.  He looks forward to seeing you there.