Papanui Club Chat Snippets
18 Jan 2022
Papanui Rotary New Year BBQ
A good gathering of members and partners gathered at Grant & Jenny’ McFadden’s magnificent abode in Mairehau last week with the weather gods putting on a beautiful summer evening.
The setting by the pool was lovely with Ron taking advantage of the opportunity to pop into the pool for a pre-dinner swim!
Special thanks to Lois et al for accessing meats and general supplies and to all others for bringing along a scrumptious   range of salads and desserts.
Speakers for the Next Two Weeks
This week our speaker is our very own Dr Larry who will be talking on “General Practice – Past & Present”.
The following week we will hear from Rob Thomson who will be talking on “Covid, Death & the Funeral Industry”.
Please remember to let Deryn know if you cannot attend our 1st meeting at the Papanui Club this week ASAP via
We look forward to seeing you all again soon!
Kathy thought it is probably timely to remind us of our commitment to assist with the street appeal for the Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson Society. 
The original plan was that we were helping them in September but sadly this got cancelled due to Covid, so here are the new dates they have arranged:

Friday 18th February & Saturday 19th February
One day we will be covering the New World site at 2 Mounter Ave, Northwood and the other day we will be outside the New World 45 Peer Street, commencing at 9am in 2 hour slots.

Kathy will collect the buckets and bibs etc. and set up and close down the collection sites.

She has got a roster set up ready on Google Sheets and will also print out a roster to bring to our meetings for people to put their names on.
As noted in an earlier email, RYLA 2022 is running this week at College House in Waimari Road.  Our candidate is Brydie Washington.
I will be attending the Luncheon and Closing session on Friday and look forward to seeing others who have also registered to come along as per Gary’s email.
President Grant
Reality Bytes
Our first coffee morning of the year will be at Reality Bites Cafe, Sawyers Arms Road from 10.00 am on Friday 21st January.
All welcome to join the happy crew.
Tony Tizzard  will be away on holiday down South but will catch up with you all next month.
Food for Thought
While the road is not totally clear, all the very best to you all for the coming year.
Papanui Club Chat Editor