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Last Meeting
Debate - That wearing gang patches in public should be banned
Last Monday we had not one speaker but  thirty, and more importantly thirty listeners.  Our club debated the topic "That wearing gang patches in public should be banned."  The debates took place table by table to represent constituencies, and thanks to excellent chairmanship at each table  there were no fights nor even shouting matches but each table carefully talked the issue through and there were many  good arguments given  for both sides.  Each table reached a clear decision.  The club decided by three tablets to two that wearing gang patches in public should indeed be banned.

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Board Meeting
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Fashion Show
Mar 26, 2024 7:00 PM
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Jan Palmer

General Notices

* The roster can change weekly with absences etc so please check the roster each week to see if you have a duty.
* Fashion Parade at Ballantynes Tuesday 26 March
The club is sponsoring this year’s Fashion Show at Ballentynes Fashion Central, 200 High Street Lower Hutt on 26 March 2024 at 7pm.  Ticket prices (including a lucky prize draw) are $25 with proceeds going to the Lower Hutt Community Foodbank.  Payments (including donations from those unable to attend) can be made to the rotary account you pay for your meals to quoting "Fashion Show" and name as a reference.  Rotarians are encouraged to promote the event via their various contact sources.  Tickets are now available and include a 20% discount on purchases from Ballentynes up to one week following the show.  If you have any questions please contact Mike Keehan.
* Quiz/Auction Evening Friday 7 June - Save the date 
More information soon 
* Innovative Young Minds (IYM) 7 - 12 July 2024
Applications close for IYM on 15 March so if you know of any young people in Years 11 & 12 from the greater Wellington area who might benefit from this life changing course please see June. 
Community & Member Activity
Letter of thanks from Te Omanga Hospice
The following is an extract from a letter received from Rebecca Routhan, Community and Events Programme Manager, Te Omanga Hospice - 
"To our fabulous 2024 Te Omanga Hospice Golf Tournament volunteers,
We can’t thank you enough for the work you did for us to help pull off one big, successful tournament!
Whether you were in the set up/pack down crew, working during the tournament or entertaining our players, the part everyone played was hugely important and immensely appreciated. What a fabulous team effort.
As a result of your generosity, we have been able to minimise expenses, maximising our fundraising total. The total raised is now $73,530!
It’s a record-breaking golf fundraiser for us which will make a huge difference to families we care for.
I hope you enjoyed yourselves and got to meet some new people while volunteering for us. 
I look forward to working with you again soon."
Polio Update 
Please find attached extracts from the latest update on End Polio, and while we are waiting for the 2023 numbers to be finalised they do look pleasing compared to 2022, and we have had a good start to 2024.   Click HERE
Parting Thought
Mike Keehan provided the parting thought at the end of our meeting - 
" I thought I would begin by reading a poem by Shakespeare. But then I thought why should I. He never reads any of mine" Spike Milligan   and
" Every schoolmaster knows that for every one person who wants to teach, there are approximately thirty who don't want to learn"  WC Sellar and RJ Yeatman 

Birthdays Coming Up This Coming Week:

* Jenny Cornelius - 3 March
* Ron Hunter - 7 March

Anniversaries in March 2024:

*  David Gledhill - 19 March 1984
*  Paddy Wells - 2 March 1998
*  Robert Sinclair - 31 March 2008 

Rostered Duties & Responsibilities:

A reminder that it's your responsibility to find a replacement if you are unable to fulfil your duty. Please let Jan Palmer know of any changes to the roster.  
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     We meet at Avalon Pavilion, Taita Drive entrance, Mondays, at 5:55 pm 
Visitors and prospective members always welcome.  
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