Papanui Club Chat Snippets
31 Aug 2021
As we near the end of our 2nd week of lockdown, it is once again quite strange for me to see the lack of vehicles and people out and about.  I am hopeful that this suggests we are, on the whole, following the requirements that will help us manage what are some quite different challenges compared to what we faced last time we were in this space.
Snow Ghosts at Big White CA
In addition to missing being able to go skiing, I am also missing the face to face fellowship Rotary provides and it has been great to have been in contact with many of you by email, text, phone and also at our initial brief Zoom get together.
Tomorrow sees us returning to Level Three and, while not a huge change, it is a step forward and rest assured your Governors, Directors and Board are continuing to look at how we can expedite a return to some sort of normality both during and post lockdown as we work through the current challenges.
President Grant
Fashion Parade Update
Unfortunately we need to postpone our fashion parade from 12 September due to the current lockdown situation. The new date has been set for Sunday 28 November. 
Those holding tickets please retain them for this new date. 
We look forward to having our exciting show in November. Any questions please let me know. 
Thanks everyone!
Target Shooting Event
Arie has talked to the Chch Target Shooting Assn and has shifted the District Target Shooting competition to Tuesday 26 Oct. That is about 8 weeks away and should leave enough time for South Island to work its way through the alert levels allowing such an event to happen. 
The Target Shooting Assn were quite happy and are still keen for the event to happen because it is an important fundraiser for them also. From a Rotary point of view it is great to have a district fellowship activity shortly after we come out of the alert levels.
A Message from Bridget Paterson
Fundraising & Marketing Manager
MS & Parkinson’s Canterbury
Unfortunately, we have made the decision to cancel our street appeal on 3 and 4 September.  We will move to an online funding campaign. The $100,000 target for our 2021 street appeal must now be raised in other ways.   The first of our online appeal posts is as follows:
We need your help. Now, more than ever, every $1 counts to ensure our important services continue. In lieu of your time, kindly offered to assist with our appeal: would you consider making a donation yourself?
 Lease donate online here:
Thank you.  We couldn’t provide our support and services without you!
Liz forwarded this for you to look at as it would be good if some of our members can attend. 
The theme is “Learning, Leading, Action - Showcasing the Wonderful Impact of Rotary.”
To find out more about the event and to register go to the Rotary Zone 8 Website
She looks forward to seeing you there!
RYLA 2022 Update
All clubs were contacted again in recent weeks promoting RYLA 2022 (16-21 January 2022).  
More info coming soon!
Food for Thought