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Last Meeting
Janice Swan - Sort Out Service - Guest Speaker 
Janice learned the hard way, from experience.  After living in different countries and moving homes several times, including once just after  her husband had been killed in a motorcycle accident just ten days after they had moved into a new home Janice knew the problems and difficulties of moving, particularly for people in a vulnerable situation.  She used her experience to help friends and others informally for seven years and then decided to do it professionally and started her own company, Sort Out Service. 

The Power of Positivity

Nov 13, 2023
Deputy Mayor of Upper Hutt
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Upcoming Meetings & Events
Board Meeting
Nov 13, 2023 4:30 PM
Club Forum
Nov 20, 2023
Club Christmas Party
Dec 04, 2023
Monthly Brunch Meeting
Boulcott Golf Course
Dec 07, 2023
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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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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Community & Member Activity
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. 
* Christmas Function 
 This year's Christmas function will be held on Monday 4 December.  
* Christmas Puddings 
Please contact Anne Abbott with your Christmas pudding orders as soon as possible.
Last year we were really close to not getting all of our orders, and Anne managed to get the last pudding!.  Anne's phone number is 020 4004 2404, so please, either ring her or give her your orders next Monday at Rotary.
* Entertainment Books
If you dine out, or go out for coffee, think about getting an Entertainment book.  For the first 2 weeks in November, they are giving a 25% discount on a 12 or 24 month membership, and an extra $10 donation to our Rotary Club. They make great Christmas presents.  Please contact Anne if you want to take advantage of either of these offers.
Community & Member Activity
Enliven Garden in Memory of Richard Housten
The garden project undertaken  by our club at The Enliven Retirement Village Dementia Unit on behalf of a generous grant by Mary Housten in  memory of her late husband Richard who was a  member of our club is now complete.  Three colourful Totem poles and a sign which says Richards' Garden are now in place.  I have been told by several people that the garden is really very much enjoyed by residents, staff and visitors.
A big thank you to all of the people who helped with this very successful project.  
Rotary Youth Leadership Nomination (RYLA) 
The Youth Committee is very pleased to announce that Ethan Rawhiti Hotter has been selected as our 2024 RYLA Nominee.  Ethan is a talented Hutt Valley musician.  He has completed two years of a classical music performance degree on piano at Victoria University.  He regularly shares his love of music at venues such as the Lower Hutt Chopin Club and Lunchtime Concerts at St Andrews.  Recently he accompanied the Filipino Choir in their community concerts.  He is excited to be nominated to attend RYLA 2024.
Parting Thought
 David Gledhill provided two parting thoughts for the rugby supporters at the end of the meeting -
" We must accept finite disappointment but never lose infinite hope". Martin Luther King     
" Tomorrow is another day" Scarlett O'Hara  

Birthdays Coming Up This Week:

* Christine Giles - 5 November 
* Annie Matthews - 5 November 

Anniversaries in November:

* Mike Keehan - 22 November 2022 (Joined Oamaru Club 1974-76)  

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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