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Speakers
Oct 02, 2017
Meeting of the Committees
Oct 09, 2017
"My Story"
Oct 16, 2017
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Oct 23, 2017
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  • Sergeant's Fines - $108.40
  • Sunshine Fund - $14.10
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*  Thursday 5th October - Norma Blue Cafe, Trafalgar Square, Waterloo, Lower Hutt. Contact: Colin Alford
Upcoming Events
Diwali Festival
Mungavin Hall
Oct 14, 2017
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
Visit to Billy Graham's Gym
Naenae Boxing Academy
Oct 16, 2017
5:55 PM – 7:55 PM
 
Naenae Youth Charitable Trust - Black Tie Dinner
Te Papa Museum
Nov 09, 2017
 
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Last Meeting's Speaker:
 
Another fellow Rotarian of Eastbourne, Geoff Martel, shared a fascinating account of the evacuation, occupation, and liberation of Guernsey. He was only 4 years old when he was told to leave by boat to England, on his own, to live with a family in the north of England. His mother and older brother left separately soon after, but that was to London. His father left on the last boat before the island became occupied by the Germans. It wasn’t till many months later that Jeff travelled by train, on his own, to join his parents in London, where they lived for 4 years.
 
During the occupation, those left on the Chanel Islands co-operated (or collaborated) with the Germans for their survival. Food supplies were cut off by the soldiers and the Islanders became very skilled in invention and rationing. The same skills were exploited for transport and clothing. Communication was also ruthlessly controlled by the Germans so secret code was used to overcome this difficulty. Red Cross messages were passed through as many as 5 different countries and back again, so it took months before news was received.
 
When the islands were eventually liberated, this level of rationing remained for nearly 10 years, so normal life was slow to recover.
Week's Parting Thought:
"Come you masters of war,
You that built all the guns,
You that built all the death planes,
You that built the big bombs,
You that hide behind the walls,
You that hide behind the desks,
I think you will find when your death takes its toll,
All the money you made will never buy back your soul."
 
Bob Dylan
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Medicine wastage is a significant problem in New Zealand, with large quantities of subsidised medicines dispensed, but never used.
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