Papanui Club Chat Snippets
22 March 2022
Fun St Patrick’s Quiz
A fun evening was had by a small number of keen participants last Thursday.  Quiz Master Rob asked us a wide variety of 30 challenging questions.  The top five winners & their prizes were as follows:
1st:    Tony Taylor: A Guinness with a green hat on top.
2nd:   Jenny Haworth: A Packet of Snakes.
3rd:   Lois Flanaghan: A packet of chocolate gold coins.    
4th:   Larry Skiba: a Guinness coaster.
5th:   John Allen: a Guinness coaster.
And why “snakes” you might ask?  Because legend has it that St Patrick stood atop an Irish hillside and banished snakes from Ireland. Google it to find the slightly different truth of the matter.
12 members and friends worked hard last recently to pack 150 boxes at the Foodbank. It was fantastic to have some new helpers come along- Diana, Deryn and Christine were a great addition to the team. It was also great to have Anne back with us.
Euan is fantastic putting the labels on boxes and Grant McFadden made up all the boxes ready for packing. The rest of the team were kept busy filling boxes with the correct items and tidying up empty cartons for recycling.
Foodbank founder John gave us a look into the big storeroom where many cartons await collection for various agencies. 
After an hour and a half the 150 boxes were completed and ready for dispatch.
Please come and join us next time if you have an hour to spare. It’s a good time and a very worthwhile project. 
Watering Cans for Waimairi School
These three photos (thanks Liz) are from a project where we are supporting Waimairi School with their gardening project.  The garden has just been planted out so not much greenery yet!
The children have been studying plants and growth and how to care for them and their work is around the walls in the classroom areas.
As noted in the Events section of the web page, we have two Zoom speakers over the next two Thursdays as follows:
Thursday March 24th starting at 7:00 pm
Our speaker this week is Mary-Lynne Paice (BA, DipTchg) who works as a Lead Insolvency Officer with MBIE.  She will be sharing her journey & the challenging work she does with companies & individuals as they go through liquidation and bankruptcy procedures.
Thursday March 31st Starting at 7:00pm
Next week Rob T has organised for Stephen Kearney (MSc, MClin, DipBus), a clinical psychologist and Chief Medical Officer with the Defence Health Directorate, to talk to us about resilience in difficult times, how to look after ourselves, and how to look after each other. 
Please Note: these sessions start at 7:00 pm in response to members suggesting that a later start would be better for them.
Liz has a sent me the Zoom links and we will be forwarding this week’s one to you shortly.
President Grant
Food for Thought