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Last Meeting:   Wendy and Stephen Silk spoke about running marathons
Wendy and Stephen Silk, entitling their talk "Time for a Chnage"  were introduced in a most engaging way by John Matthews.

Wendy and Stephen spoke about their interest in running marathons. They seem a spectacularly well-organised couple who decided to have a family early so that they would be young enough and fit enough to pursue their dream of running marathons all over the world when family commitments (4 children, 4 grandsons so far) were less demanding - hence the title of the talk.

Stephen is the more serious runner, Wendy a willing partner. He has completed 26 Rotorua marathons, and most of the big world-class marathons, including Boston, New York, Sydney, Chicago and London. With the aid of photographs he explained something of the process of running with the early starts, frequently extreme heat, crowds, and costs.

Now that road running has taken its toll on joints Stephen has taken to trail running, and showed the gear required for this, including not only the special shoes but also the running vest, equipped with water bottle, first aid kit, sweater, waterproof jacket and whistle, totalling 5kg. He runs a trail for hours, carrying all this gear.

Their infectious enthusiasm made this joint presentation most interesting and we all learned more about marathon and trail running.

Parting Thought: offered by Michael Jameson 

β€œDon't let what you cannot do, interfere with what you can do."  John Wooden (most successful US college basketball coach)

Community & Member Activity

Innovative Young Minds 2019
The Innovative Young Minds (IYM) program is run by the Hutt City Council and Hutt City Rotary with some help from other local Rotary Clubs, including us at Eastern Hutt. It provides young women in years 11 and 12 (the old 5th and 6th forms) with exposure beyond the school gates to the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Manufacturing - the STEMM subjects. Traditionally these have tended to be male dominated fields but they are now accessible and available to women if they know about them.
Des Darby and I had previously interviewed three Naenae College students, Alaa Loulou, Cindy Zhu and Ilma Aminudeen, all of whom gained places on the course, with our club sponsoring two of them. One of them, Ilma, was in the first cohort and Jaye Howey had the pleasure of hearing her speak on behalf of them all at the Grand Hall of Parliament.
 Ilma Aminudeen at the Grand Hall of Parliament, and Cindy Zhu with Alaa Loulou at the Innovation Dragons Den 
This year the program ran over two weeks and involved eighty students in total.  Each week, 20 of the students were local and 20 were from other parts of New Zealand. I had the privilege of being a volunteer on seven of the ten week days.
Scout Quiz Night
Colin Alford explains why we should support this....

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.
Aug 05, 2019
Project Committee meetings
Aug 12, 2019
Retired High Commissioner
Aug 19, 2019
Economc analyst
Aug 26, 2019
Club Development and Membership
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Upcoming Events
Brunch at Norma Blue
Norma Blue Cafe
Aug 01, 2019
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
No Speaker - Committees' Meet
Aug 12, 2019
Maungaraki Scout Quiz Night
Maungaraki Community Hall
Aug 17, 2019 7:00 PM
Board Meeting
Avalon Pavilion
Aug 19, 2019
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Wellington Regional Children's Hospital Street Appeal
Aug 23, 2019
Cancer Society Daffodil Day Collection
Aug 30, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019
Brunch at Norma Blue
Norma Blue Cafe
Sep 05, 2019
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
No Speaker - Committees' Meet
Sep 09, 2019
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General Notices:

* Funds Raised: 
    Sergeant's Session $53.60

Learning Session 7:

* Upcoming Calendar:  Take a look at what's coming up in the next few months.  This website calendar is updated regularly, so it will help you be ahead, and keep track of our dates and events.  It's easy so here's how....
Go to our Website first, then look at Calendar, you will see 3 options, "Speakers", "Events Calendar" and "Rotary Calendar".  The latter is what's happening in the District, if you want to see this.  However, go back to Events Calendar to see what's happening with us and you will see 3 options.  These are: Calendar, Grid and List.  Have a look at all three and pick the one that suits you best.  I like List or Grid and you can print out the one that you like best.
If you still have a problem, please contact Brian or Des.
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District 9940 Website
Activity & Training Programmes
Important Rotary Documents
How to Log-in
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Civil Defence site
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