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Last Meeting: Bill Day, Chair of Wellington Hospital Foundation, spoke about  building the Children's Hospital
Bill Day explained how the new Children's Hospital is coming into being.
After years of unsuccessful political campaigning for the hospital Bill was delighted when in 2016, Mark Dunajtschik, a property developer, committed $50 million to the building of a children's hospital as his legacy, and as a gift to Wellington and the area from Whanganui and Napier in the north to Nelson and Marlborough in the south.
Rather than donate money, which would (said Mark) have led to committees and delays, he committed to building the hospital himself and, with government contributions for demolishing the old buildings and community contributions to fitting out, the new Children's Hospital would be a reality.
The building, with base isolation for earthquake resilience, should be completed by March 2021. It will have 60 patient beds, in mini-suites where parents can also stay overnight, as well as birthing and outpatients units.
Bill's enthusiasm and dynamism shone – the Foundation chose well in making him Chairman. Click here to see his presentation.

Parting Thought:

"There can be no greater revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children" - Nelson Mandela

Community & Member Activity

Outcome of Healthy in the Hutt 2019
This proved to be a very successful day with 20 exhibitors attending. Feedback from the exhibitors is that they really enjoyed the day and would love to come again next year. Feedback from the people who came was that they benefited from the day and would like the event to be run again.
More support for Te Omanga Hospice
At this evening's meeting President Pat Heffernan was pleased to present Biddy Harford, CEO of Te Omanga Hospice, with a cheque for $16,500. Two thirds of this will be used by the Hospice to purchase items for patient care and the remainder will be added to its current need for capital expenditure. The larger part of these funds were raised at our annual Te Omanga Golf Tournament.

Bulletin Contribution

Serving Rotary
At our changeover on Monday, 1 July, I will become an ordinary member of our Rotary Club, i.e. I will not be holding any official Rotary office.  Much as I enjoy being part of the Rotary family, I have been sitting at a Rotary Board table once a month, apart from December & January each year, for 13 years.

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.
Jul 01, 2019
6:00 for 6:30 pm - Thanking outgoing President Pat & welcoming incoming President Robert Sinclair
Jul 08, 2019
Project Committee meetings
Jul 15, 2019
Volunteer Coordination & Daffodil Day
Jul 22, 2019
Membership retention and growth strategies
Jul 22, 2019
Marthon running
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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:

* Changeover: Please note this for 1 July, arriving at 6:00pm for 6:30pm start
* Funds Raised: Sergeants/Sunshine Fund: $159.20

Learning Session 6:

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