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General Notices:
 
Last Meeting's Funds
  • Sergeant's Fines - $180.90
  • Sunshine Fund - No collection
Note from the Treasurer:  A “gentle” reminder that the Subs are now due.  If you have not received an invoice, or are unsure if you have paid them or not please see Tony. 
 
Upcoming Events:
*  Monday 4th September - Committee Meetings
 
*  Thursday 7th September - Norma Blue Cafe, Trafalgar Square, Waterloo, Lower Hutt.  Contact: Colin Alford
 
*  Thursday 14th September - Victoria & Abdul movie, Petone - Tickets $20 through Jan Palmer (027) 445 3740.  We now have the 100-seat theatre, so please invite your friends!
 
*  Sunday 17th September - FoodBank's annual "Food Drive" - details available soon
 
Upcoming Events
Movie
Lighthouse, Petone
Sep 14, 2017 5:00 PM
 
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District Activity and Training Programmes
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Last Meeting's Speaker:
Hon. Chris Finlayson, Attorney-General.  He began by recognising several of our Members, more especially his past debating friends, David Gledhill and Colin Fenton.
 
As Rotary is respected as apolitical, the Minister centred his address on two boutique Agencies and his intriguing work as Head of the NZSIS and GCSB.  The former was founded 61 years ago to tackle espionage, once the domain of the Police Dept., while the latter was established much later to focus on the country's security.
 
Today's fundamental reform is, "To say as much as you can", versus old approach of, "Keep these matters secret."
 
Both organisations need constant supervision and they are strictly vetted by two expert legal members.
 
He believes today's bipartisan Legislation is sensible, with today's focus being:
1)  To protect against the surge of terrorism, and
2)  The rise in cyber crime and ransom demands.
 
In concluding, he emphasised the critical need to keep Policy and Operations strictly divided.  He will not get involved with Operations, but his team's focus is on reforms....and to keep out of the headlines!
 
 
Week's Parting Thoughts:
 
"It is not our differences that divide us.  It is our inability to recognise, accept and celebrate those differences."
 
Audre Lorde
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     We meet at Avalon Pavilion, Taita Drive entrance, Mondays, at 5:55 pm 
 
Visitors and prospective members always welcome.  
For catering purposes, prior notice is appreciated