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Last Meeting: Tamsin Davies-Colley and Donna Clark from Naenae College's Special Needs Unit
Tamsin Davies-Colley, Head of the Special Needs Unit at Naenae College and one of its teachers, Donna Clark, spoke of the work of the Unit. Tamsin become Head when Julia Lee, a past Member of Eastern Hutt Rotary, retired two and a half years ago, and Donna joined in 2017. They explained how contact had first been made via Des Darby, and  how it led to our club supplying a class set of iPads.
The Special Needs Unit is housed in a 2013 purpose-built facility and currently has 37 students. "Te Whare o te Atawhai" lives up to its name, "House of Caring".  They showed us clips of students with Special Needs learning and playing with the iPads, and explained how the use of the iPads was not random but went through four stages as a teaching device: substitution, augmentation, modification and re-definition. Julia, who still teaches two spells a week voluntarily at the Unit, accompanied Donna and Tamsin, and the enthusiasm and love they share for the Unit and the students was very apparent .
As Anne Abbott said in her vote of thanks, it was a learning experience for all of us.

Parting Thought:

"There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about" - Margaret Wheatley
and “A nation's greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members." has been attributed to Ghandi 

Community & Member Activity

Healthy in the Hutt
Our next community project is being held at the Walter Nash Stadium on Saturday 22nd June.

Bulletin Contribution

Are we like Janesville?
I recently read the book “Janesville: an American story” (2017) that at first sight reminded me of Lower Hutt. It's written by Amy Goldstein, a Pulitzer Prize-wining Washington Post reporter. A review had told me that the book describes what the town of Janesville, Wisconsin, had done to recover ....

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.
Jun 24, 2019
He will speak about the new children's hospital
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Upcoming Events
Brunch at Norma Blue
Norma Blue Cafe
Jul 04, 2019
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Brunch at Norma Blue
Norma Blue Cafe
Aug 01, 2019
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
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General Notices:

* Healthy in the Hutt: If you can help, from 10am to 2pm on Sat 22 June, please contact Shelley Bryant
* Funds Raised: Sergeants/Sunshine Fund: $121.50; Meat Raffle: $120.00

Learning Session 6:

* Member Directory:  Have you tried to get this Listing direct from our website?  It's easy so here's how, but remember the underlined blue words are "Links", so click on these and you will be taken to the next step....
Go to our Website first, then look at "About Us" and you will see "Member Directory".  HOWEVER, because it is confidential information, you must Log-in first and this is done at the top right hand side of the website where it says, "Member Login".  If you don't have your personal Log-in, follow these instructions HERE.
If you still have a problem, please contact me.
Various Rotary Links
District 9940 Website
Activity & Training Programmes
Important Rotary Documents
How to Log-in
General Info
Civil Defence site
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