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Last Meeting
Karen Morgan - Principal Taita College
Karen Morgan has been Principal at Taita College for six years.  It opened 1957 and currently has 374 students and it's Moto is: "Pride through success, honour through service."
Community & Member Activity
IYM Reception at Parliament's Grand Hall
Annette and I enjoyed meeting Naenae College student Fiona Varun (whom the club has sponsored) during the Parliamentary Reception for the 40 inspirational women attending the Innovative Young Minds course last week.

The Power of Positivity

Jul 25, 2022
Aug 08, 2022
Aug 15, 2022
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Upcoming Meetings & Events
Committees Meet
Avalon Pavilion
Aug 01, 2022
Monthly Brunch Meeting
Boulcott Golf Course
Aug 04, 2022
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Board Meeting
Aug 08, 2022
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Wine Tasting Evening
Aug 19, 2022
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Various Rotary Links
New Satellite Group?
7 Reasons Young (and Young-ish) People Should Join Rotary
How to Log-in
Rotary in General
District 9940 Website
Activity & Training Programmes
Important Rotary Documents
General Info
Risk Management Document
Civil Defence site
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Bulletin Editor
Jan Palmer

General Notices:

* Women's Refuge Collection - Thursday 28th, Friday 29th and Saturday 30th July - Can you help?  Email:

* Wine Tasting Fundraiser - to be held Friday 19 August between 5.30pm and 8.30pm at Avalon Pavilion, Taita Drive, Lower Hutt.  To raise funds towards provision of Hi-tech paediatric medical equipment for the new Wellington Regional Children's Hospital.  Eight vintners from the Wairarapa will attend.  There will be finger food provided.  Ticket price $35.00

* Ride the Train to End Polio - This is to take place on Sunday 4 September 2022 (Fathers Day) departing Paekakariki at 7.50am to Taihape return.  The train will be stopping at Levin, Palmerston North and Marton, and people can join at those locations.  The cost is $160 per person, and bookings can be made through Event Pronto, the link is HERE If you wish to ride the train for polio, please see Richard Perry.


Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jan Palmer
July 18
Glenda Barratt
July 25
James Wheeler
July 27
Annette Ruck
July 31
John Cole
July 7
Kathy Bryant
July 9
Mike Fackney
July 13
Christine Meredith
July 23
Join Date
Robin Aitken
July 6, 1988
34 years
John Cole
July 7, 1986
36 years
Kathy Bryant
July 9, 2012
10 years
Mike Fackney
July 13, 2009
13 years
Christine Meredith
July 23, 2012
10 years
Parting Thought 
Absie Crook offered us the parting thought.
For All Those Born Before 1945 - We are all survivors.  Consider the changes we have witnessed:
  • We were before TV, before penicillin, before polio shots, frozen foods, photocopying, contact lenses, frisbees and the pill. 
  • We were before credit cards, split atoms, laser beams and ballpoint pens, before pantyhose, dishwashers, clothes dryers, electric blankets, drip dry clothing, and before man walked on the moon.
  • We got married first, then lived together. How quaint can you be?
  • We thought fast food was what people are during Lent, and outer space was the back of the local theatre.
  • We were before house husbands, gay rights, computer dating, dual careers, and computer marriages.
  • We had never heard of electric typewriters, artificial hearts, or word processors. Hardware meant hardware, and software wasn't even a word.
  • In 1940 "Made in Japan" meant junk, and the term "making out" referred to how you did in the exam. 
  • Pizza, McDonalds and instant coffee were unheard of in our day, cigarette smoking was fashionable, grass was mowed, coke was a cold drink, and pot was something you cooked in.
  • Rock music was Grandma's lullaby, and aids were helpers in hospitals.
  • We were certainly not before the difference between the sexes was discovered, but we were surely before the sex change. 
  • We made do with what we had.
  • We were the last generation that was so dumb as to think you needed a husband to have a baby.
No wonder we are so confused and there is such a generation gap, and so much more - but WE SURVIVED. 

Rostered Duties & Responsibilities:

Please study and plan ahead, especially if your Committee needs to provide an updated Report.  A reminder that it's also your responsibility to find a replacement if you are unable to fulfil your duty.

Eastern Hutt Rotary e-Bulletin
     We meet at Avalon Pavilion, Taita Drive entrance, Mondays, at 5:55 pm 
Visitors and prospective members always welcome.  
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