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Last Meeting
Ian James - Guest Speaker 
On Monday night we had an excellent presentation from Blind Low Vision NZ Guide Dogs members, Ian James, and Mary Atkins, accompanied by their respective Guide Dogs – Dendi (retired), and Ned who is currently working with Mary.  We heard that there were currently nine categories of Service Dogs:
  • Guide dogs to support blind and visually impaired people
  • Hearing dogs
  • Seizure alert and response dogs
  • Diabetic alert dogs
  • Allergy detection dogs
  • Mobility assistance dogs
  • Autism service dog
  • Psychiatric service dogs
  • Therapy dogs

The Power of Positivity

Upcoming Meetings & Events
Fish and Chip Night
Dec 12, 2022
First Meeting for New Year
Jan 16, 2023
Wellington Anniversary Day - No Meeting
Jan 23, 2023
Committees' Meeting
Jan 30, 2023
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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
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Risk Management Document
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Jan Palmer

General Notices

* Club Christmas Party - Monday 5 December 
Just a reminder that the Christmas Party on Monday commences at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start.  President Kathy and the organising team look forward to seeing you there in your Christmas attire. 
* Te Omanga Hospice Golf Tournament - Update 
Only 5 more teams are required to fill the event so if you are thinking of entering a team be quick.  We are still looking for hole sponsors though.  If you would like to sponsor a hole please speak to Brian or Jan.  You don't have to enter a team to be a hole sponsor.  We are also looking for more auction items.  If you can assist please speak to Brian Clarke, or Jan 
* Entertainment Books
See Anne if you are interested in buying one, and she will help you to get started, even if you want the book for a different city from Wellington.
Community & Member Activity
David & Jenny's Trip to Hamburg for Christmas with Family  
Father Christmas Flies Over 
Annual Trailer Raffle 
Absie & Richard doing the first shift for the annual Christmas Trailer Raffle in Queensgate. 
Improvement of the Dementia Garden at Enliven  
On behalf of Mary Houston, wife of our late club member Richard, who has kindly made a generous donation to improve the garden at the Dementia Unit at Enliven Rest Home in Lower Hutt, our club has taken on the task of providing the people power to do the work.

Birthdays Coming Up:

* No birthdays this week

This Month's Anniversaries:

* No anniversaries in December
Parting Thought 
Barrie provided the parting thought
"Courage doesn't mean you don't get afraid.
Courage means you don't let fear stop you."
Bethany Hamilton
"Always expect the unexpected.
I told my wife to embrace her mistakes.
She gave me a hug!"

Rostered Duties & Responsibilities:

Please study and plan ahead, especially if your Committee needs to provide an updated Report.  A reminder that it's also your responsibility to find a replacement if you are unable to fulfil your duty.
Eastern Hutt Rotary e-Bulletin
     We meet at Avalon Pavilion, Taita Drive entrance, Mondays, at 5:55 pm 
Visitors and prospective members always welcome.  
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