8th October 2020


Welcome to another issue of our weekly bulletin!

Find out what we covered during the last weekly meeting. 

Club News 

Club Citation

Great to see Annemarie back and with us. This was a great opportunity for Sandra to share with the club the citation that we have been awarded. many thanks to Sandra for all the work she did in pulling this together. The citation reflects the hard work and contribution of the club to the community and also acknowledges the effort and support of the club President to enable us to reach these achievements. many thanks to Annemarie during her time as president - and no pressure Shirley but we are aiming for Gold apparently this year - so the pressure is on. 

Outward Bound/Spirit of Adventure 

Just a quick update - we have managed to raise enough to send yet another young person who would not otherwise have been able to go on to Outward Bound / Spirit of Adventure programme. If you know of another young person who would benefit from this experience aged between 16-18years then please let Vic know. 

This weeks main speaker: Marieke Jasperse

Marieke gave a thought provoking talk about her recently completed PhD research into refugee crisis and resettlement in Aotearoa and assumptions circulating in society.
A cross Cultural psychologist Marieke shared her passion for work with refugees and her work alongside the Red Cross. 


Thanks to all of those who have been able to contribute to service events over the last week. 

Upcoming events: 

Train Ride to End Polio: Ride the Train on Friday 23 October 2020. To be able to ride the trains for free you need to be wearing End Polio T-shirts. More information can be found in the flyer, and there is a registration for those that may wish to attend.
A luncheon for 2.00pm on Friday 23 October to follow the last train journey and more will come out on this next week. See the flyer for more information
This is a great day, and the publicity generated for Rotary and the End Polio cause is tremendous, please help support the event and make it a roaring success.
ride the train
Sausage sizzle - Foundation Committee: 24th October there will be a sausage sizzle End Polio Now fundraiser. Help from 6 people needed please. 
Kapiti boating club - need some help to run a Casino evening on the 31st October at 7pm. 
Recycling Phones fund raiser: still going and if you want a poster to put up in a communal/work space then please contact Sharon. 
Movie “I am a Woman”- the Helen Reddy story
Film event at Shoreline Cinema, 6pm 11th November with optional meal afterwards at eastern Egret. View the flyer for more information. This is another find raiser for End Polio Now. 

Kapiti Rotary Charity Golf Tournament

The Countdown has begun!!
Preparation is well underway for our annual Rotary Club of Kapiti Charity Golf Event on Thursday, 12th November.
This is our major fundraising event and we are aiming to improve on the $17,500 that we made last year.
There are numerous opportunities for club members to be involved in this event:
  • Encourage your friends, family or business contacts to make up a team of 4 and join us on the day. Entry is only $70 per player, which includes your round of golf, a two course dinner, and guaranteed prize. See Kevin for an entry form.
  • Businesses can still sponsor a hole for $440 + GST. This entitles them to a team of 4 players, dinner for 4, and the opportunity to promote their business.
  • We are still on the lookout for suitable prizes. The better the prizes, the more likely we are to get golfers back next year. What can your company / contacts offer? We are also looking for suitable items to include in our auction.
  • If you are not a golfer but are available to help on the day, please offer your services. We can find a task for everybody!
There are five weeks to go. Even if you are not a golfer, any help that you can offer on the day will be very much appreciated. Let us make this an event that we can all be proud of. It is not only an opportunity to raise funds, but also a chance for us to show how the Rotary Club of Kapiti benefits our community.
Thank you for your support
Golf organising committee: Tim Orrell, Doug Hooper Smith, Kevin Stratton

Meet a Club Member

Whilst we meet regularly, there is no guarantee that we get to meet everyone that attends our meetings. So, we thought we would take this opportunity to introduce - or reintroduce a club member.
This week..... come on down Pat ..... it's your turn to hog the spot light. 

Meet William (Pat) Wright

Pat joined the Western Hutt Rotary Club in 1973 and transferred to the Rotary Club of Kapiti in 2012, and during his time in Rotary he has held every position except Secretary and Treasurer. 
Mechanical Engineering has been the focus of Pat’s working life and this has led to opportunities with large companies such as: 
  • British Motor Corp (BMC), where he was responsible for distribution across New Zealand;
  • National Manager for Clyde Engineering was the culmination of 20 years of involvement with earth moving equipment and this led to links with Hino Motors in Japan. 
Pat’s work included considerable overseas travel with some 20 visits to Japan, and several to Thailand. 
Having been a Counsellor for Rotary Student Exchange in the Western Hutt Club it is not surprising that Pat and his family (five children) have hosted eight Rotary Exchange Students (one each from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, France, Japan, Mexico, and two from the USA). 
Pat has attended three Rotary International World Conventions and is a Paul Harris Fellow.
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