Papanui Club Chat Snippets
9 Nov 2021
Please note that there will be no EftPOS available at our Thursday meetings for the rest of this month as it is in use at the Trailer Raffle.
You can either (1) pay cash or (2) deposit the meal(s) cost into our Account # 03-1355-0892268-00.
Many thanks: Deryn
Last week we had the pleasure of listening to Rev John Lister, the Anglican minister at St Saviour’s Holy Trinity church Lyttelton speak about his work at the Lyttelton Seafarers Centre.
John, with the help of two dedicated volunteers, provide much needed help to visiting merchant seamen who have often been at sea and in ports around the world confined to their vessel because of Covid 19.  
They procure toiletries, some food and provide a welcome friendly listening ear.
One of the items that brings so much joy and support is the provision of portable WiFi facilities that enables them to call home and speak with family that, in most cases, they have not seen for many months.
John also had us take part in singing along to a Seafarers Ditty that we joined in with gusto!
Simon thanked John for his insights in the plight of Seafarers and the much appreciated support work he and his team provide them with.
You can find out more about the work of John and his team here.
Trailer Raffle
The Trailer Raffle is now in full swing, but we urgently need more members’ assistance for next week and beyond.
Please revisit the link here to identify more spots you can fill and email these to Lois or Kathy so they can enter the dates & times you are able to cover.
Many thanks for your ongoing support with this over the coming weeks.
In case you missed it, click here  to read the Sept-Oct 2021 District newsletter. This edition includes articles on:
  • Celebrating 10 years of Healthy Heroes at Te Waka Unua.
  • A collaboration between Papanui Rotary & Ray White Real Estate Papanui.
  • The Provisional Passport Club of Canterbury.
  • Lincoln Rotary being awarded the 2020-2021 Rotary Citation plus more.
Rotary Facts
Did you know Rotary first adopted the name "Rotary International" in 1922 when the name was changed from the International Association of Rotary Clubs?
Did you know the Rotary emblem was printed on a commemorative stamp for the first time in 1931 at the time of the Vienna Convention?

Did you know the 1st Rotary club banner (from the Houston Space Centre) to orbit the moon was carried by astronaut Frank Borman, a member of that club?
Did you know that while Rotary's primary motto is "Service Above Self” there is also a secondary motto?
And it is …
"One profits most who serves best."
Food for Thought