Papanui Club Chat Snippets
29 Nov 2021
Dr Ben Harris
We were delighted to once again hear from Dr Ben Harris who continued to share with us his extensive knowledge and insights into the changing Covid environment.
For information from Ben shared at a presentation earlier in the year about infectious diseases and Covid click here.
A Google search will also identify various content from Ben in text and video formats for those interested.
Trailer Raffle
A big thank-you for all those who helped out with the trailer raffle over the last weeks!
As noted in an earlier Chat, sales were better than last year including experiencing good turnover on the last few days.
Rotary Ladies Breakfast
A further reminder from Lois that our Rotary Ladies breakfast will be on Saturday 11 December this year at 20 Mistral Road, Northwood. For those coming can you please remember:
  • Bring cash to buy small handmade Christmas gifts by Angeline our special guest. 
  • Please bring a $5 gift for our usual Secret Santa. 
  • Please reply to Lois 021735404 or by 4 December. 
An Opportunity from Verdi
“At our International Committee Quiz night last year, two silent auction vouchers were donated.  One was a return flight to the Chatham Islands valued at $1,540 and the other was a Helicopter Trial Flight instructed by Richie McCaw valued at about $300.
Both items were under bid and in an effort to raise the bidding both Keith and Heather Mitchell, who incidentally, had sourced the vouchers, kindly placed bids which were not out bid.  Therefore, they were obliged to pay the amount bid.
In order to reimburse the Mitchell's and to also obtain a reasonable amount for the vouchers, it was decided to raffle them for $10 per ticket but limit the number of tickets to just 250 tickets.
I have prepared books of 5 tickets and am happy for people to offer a book for $40 (same as we do in the trailer raffle).  This increases the odds of winning from 1 in 200 to 1 in 40!!
The funds raised will be used to pay for the orphanage in Tanzania.
There is no time limit on when the raffle is drawn but would like to do so within 3-4 weeks or once all or sufficient tickets have been sold.
Please email Verdi at or call him on 027 432 3962 if you are interested.”
Plum Puddings
It is not too late to get these for Christmas and raise some money for our club in what for many has been a lean year.
Orders will be taken at our next Club Meeting.
Food for Thought