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Last Meeting: Dennis McCord, Hutt Valley Toastmasters
Denis has somehow survived being a neighbour of the Alfords for many years but has kept his sanity and is still speaking to them. Among his other achievements has been working for the Office of Treaty Settlements and being a member of Toastmasters since 1984, and District Governor 2010-11.
Denis explained how Toastmasters was formed in California in 1924 with its first New Zealand club being Dunedin in 1952, (and Lower Hutt on Decimal Day, 10 July 1967). There are now over 50 Toastmaster Clubs in the Wellington Region.
People join Toastmasters to learn how to speak in public. Some stay for three years or so until they feel competent, others, like Denis, stay on. The Toastmaster Programme involves developing skills in speaking, leadership, coaching and researching, and further skills such as story telling, humour, using visual aids and timing. Essentially, members learn by giving a speech and having it evaluated. The evaluator is then also evaluated, as good evaluations leave the speaker feeling positive and wiser. There is a strong rumour of Toastmasters and Rotary becoming conjoined at the international level.
Denis's club meets weekly, on Monday nights 5.40 - 7.40, at the Arts Centre Building in Myrtle Street and visitors are always welcome.
Community & Member Activity
WFMH Report

On March the 1st our inaugural Walk for Mental Health was held.  The weather was stunning, the harbour was flat, no wind – everything we could have possibly asked for.

Mar 16, 2020
NZ Response Team - their roles and responsibilities
Mar 23, 2020
A snapshot of what we do!
Mar 30, 2020
American Ambassador
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Upcoming Meetings & Events
Board Meeting
Avalon Pavilion
Mar 16, 2020
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Rotary Meeting
Avalon Pavilion
Mar 16, 2020
5:30 PM – 7:45 PM
Rotary Meeting
Avalon Pavilion
Mar 23, 2020
5:30 PM – 7:45 PM
Rotary Meeting
Avalon Pavilion
Mar 30, 2020
5:30 PM – 7:45 PM
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Various Rotary Links
New Satellite Group?
7 Reasons Young (and Young-ish) People Should Join Rotary
Rotary in General
District 9940 Website
Activity & Training Programmes
Important Rotary Documents
How to Log-in
General Info
Civil Defence site
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General Notices:

* Meeting 23rd March: Please note that we will be leaving Avalon Pavilion at 6pm by bus, so please be early.
* 2020 District Conference: Time to schedule in your calendar, especially because it is being held right here in Lower Hutt.  Registration opens soon and President Robert would like an indication next week of who is keen to go. 
* Funds Raised: Sergeant - $82.80

Latest Acquisitions at Pongaroa Library

*  Avoiding Sunburn - Gladys Knight
*  Earthquakes happen anytime - Oliver Sudden
*  A Shocking Experience - Alec Trissity

Parting Thought:

"When I look back at the many times we have discussed the subject of club membership, we could say our effort has been below par. 

Life is inherently risky.  There is only one risk we should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing."  ~ Unknown


Rostered Duties & Responsibilities:

Please study and plan ahead, especially if you are on duty to write a Bulletin Contribution.  A reminder that it's also your responsibility to find a replacement if you are unable to fulfill your duty.  NOTE: Late changes do occur, so review your duty on the closest meeting date.
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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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