Melissa Chan-Brown

Last Monday we welcomed Melissa Chan-Brown, Newshub presenter and reporter, to our meeting and we were delighted to tune in to her presentation. Pleasing to see a number of partners and guests attending.

Do you recall Melissa visiting our Club  some 20 years ago as a member of the Pakuranga College debating team? I am sure Peter Woodcock does.

Melissa joined TV3 12 years ago and was based in London for 5 years reporting on Royal activities, terror attacks in Paris and no two days were the same but there was always the challenge to be first with developments then write up the story and edit it for the news that night. She is now filing stories for radio and various news slots.

Duncan's Doodles

Readers, preferably with a deep voice, Panmure Bridge would love your assistance. Flexible part time hours for volunteers. An hour every week or so would be welcomed.

Pest free Howick Ward which is a joint project of local Rotary Clubs, Lions and Friends of Mangemangeroa now have their trap library up and operational. Traps will be available for loaning out at our next meeting 24/6. We will also be offering our traps at ECO day in Howick Saturday 29/6 9.00 – 14.00.

The final meeting 18/19 is on 24/6 and I look forward to seeing a great turn out. Surely you will want to come and make sure I don’t have a last minute change of mind!

Jun 24, 2019 6:30 PM
A Year in Denmark
A Year in Denmark
Jun 24, 2019 6:30 PM
A Year in New Zealand
A Year in New Zealand
Aug 05, 2019 6:30 PM
The Year Ahead
Aug 19, 2019 6:30 PM
Rotary Youth Exchange
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Pakuranga Rotary Changeover Brunch
Bucklands Beach Yacht Club
Jun 30, 2019
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
July Board Meeting
Waipuna Hotel
Jul 22, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
World Friendship Day
Jul 30, 2019
Rotary Membership and Development Month
Aug 01, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019
International Youth Day
Aug 12, 2019
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Newest Rotarians

On Monday the 27 the of May, the Board arranged a special meeting to welcome three new members into the Auxiliary branch of our Rotary Club. This particular evening was the only time one of our new people was available for Induction, as he was off overseas the following week. During the mix and mingle, a 40 slide PowerPoint of the Auxiliary members community involvement was running. This gave a clear insight of both the impact and the fun they have been having… a very fresh approach to Rotary.

 Before the formal induction, we heard from three younger members, introducing themselves and telling us a little about that makes them tick.

First up was Crystal Leung, our 20 year old Engineering Student, with a rather witty PowerPoint that gave us a good insight into her family, her interests and how much she appreciated Rotary Grandpa Duncan’s financial support the enabled her to become a Rotarian.

Next we had Rachel Wong, a 19 year old Health Science student who had prepared a comprehensive electronic display of her achievements during her last year at Pakuranga College. Se too, was gracious in her thanks to Rotary Grandpa Peter Armstrong, for his generous support of her.

Lastly, Joe D’Ambrosio, from the USA and the Hard Materials teacher at Farm Cove Intermediate, told of his decision to settle in NZ with his Kiwi wife and his pride in her achievements.

He then handed Bart a “cheque” for $1,131.00 which was money raised by a couple of Auxiliary members, selling household surplus donated by two Pakuranga Rotary members.

Curtain Call
Panmure Bridge School Reading Programme

Anna Salmon is a Reading Recovery Teacher at Panmure and has put out a call for more Volunteers for the Reading Recovery Programme at Panmure Bridge School.  If you know of anybody interested in helping in this very gentle way the advancement of children, please contact Guy Clapshaw or Carol Holmes of the Auxilliary Club.