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Last Meeting: Gwen Hoople
We were treated to another amazingly interesting and varied life story. Gwen was born in Glasgow and that was the last conventional part of her life until recently. Because there was little work available her father, a piper and mandolin player, with an interest in boats, would work in England and be with his family too infrequently. And so they migrated to N.Z, choosing it over South Africa because a picture showed a sporran being correctly worn here, but not in South Africa.
At 19 Gwen went to live in Austria and stayed there for 19 years. Meeting a fellow grape-picker among the vines, she married, but later they divorced and jointly raised their daughter - her daughter still lives in Vienna. Gwen remarried and moved with her new husband Doug to California. As they both loved sailing they bought a boat and lived on it for seven years.  It was traditionally built, with lots of mahogany - which needed three coats of varnish every six months.
In 2009 they moved to N.Z. and lived in Wellington, then Whitby, and now, finally in Upper Hutt.  After careers in buying, banking and mortgage brokering, Gwen is now an Authorised Financial Adviser with NZ Financial Planning. 
Being new to the Hutt Valley she has joined Rotary to be with friends and make new ones.

Community & Member Activity

Quiz Par Excellence
Linda and husband Ray Wallace organised a quiz night based on questions largely about our own Club.
Sep 14, 2020
"Why I Joined Rotary"
Sep 21, 2020
Sister City Celebrations (Minoh)
Sep 28, 2020
Military Leadership
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Upcoming Meetings & Events
Committees Meet
Avalon Pavilion
Sep 07, 2020
Michael Jameson retires
Avalon Pavillion
Sep 14, 2020
Board Meeting
Avalon Pavilion
Sep 14, 2020
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Monthly Brunch Meeting
Boulcott Golf Course
Oct 01, 2020
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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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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General Notices:

* Level 2 Covid-19 Restrictions: Monday's set-ups will allow for at least a 1-metre distance between members. Hand sanitizer will be available but, members are asked to wash their hands on arrival. If you are unable to attend, or prefer not to, it is important that you please advise either Tony Cornelius or David Thompson by email, text, or telephone, NO LATER THAN 6:00PM SUNDAY.
* District Conference Accommodation: If you are thinking of attending the District Conference, Jan wants to know URGENTLY, as only 3 rooms now are left.  
* Euthanasia ReferendumOn Wednesday 9th September, Hutt Valley Rotary are inviting anyone interested in hearing Dr. Ian Gwynne-Robson speak on the End of Life Choice Act- all details HERE.
* Rotary Training Programme, Sunday 13th September: If you're interested in attending this learning opportunity, contact one of our Assistant Governors, Michelle or Tony.  Here are the details:
  • Workshops from 9.00 – 2.00. They're highly participatory, with ample opportunity to mix with people from other clubs in your area. 
  • Cost is $25.00 to cover lunch and printing costs. (Traditionally, we cover this cost)
  • It will be held at the Avalon Fire Station.
  • We are planning to make it possible for people to Zoom in, if they are unable to attend in person.
* "Spring into Alice"  19-20th September: Australia's Zone 8 virtual conference, featuring the World President, Holger Knaack, and many more top speakers. To find out more, click HERE
* IYM Quiz Evening - Thursday 24th September: Innovative Young Minds, in partnership with Rotary Hutt City, they have organised an IYM Quiz night. There is a professional quiz master, food platters, a cash bar and lots of free parking!  Start making up a winning team and for more detail, click HERE.
* Funds Raised: Sergeant - $81.60; Quiz - $26.00

The Power of Positivity

Parting Thought: 
"Carry out a random act of kindness with no expectations of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you." ~ Princess Diana

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