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Last Meeting
Local Triumph over Adversity
St Bernards First XI Football
Still keeping it in the family, sort of, this week's address was by  Paul Olsthoorn, the son-in-law of Paddy Wells, one of our distinguished members.
Paul, with his wife Melissa, coach the St Bernard's First X1 Football Team.  (It could also be termed the last St Bernards football X1 as it is the one and only).  Last year it triumphed over enormous odds.  Paul has always been keen on football.  He started playing at age eleven, played 100 games for Petone, and was Player of the Year for the Central League in 1992.  After retiring from playing he turned to refereeing and then to coaching at St Bernards.  In 2022 St Bernards won the National Schools Football Tournament, by penalty shoot-out, even though it was ranked only ninth of the nineteen teams competing.  In itself this was remarkable, but to do it after overcoming three major challenges was inspiring.

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Sep 17, 2023
Contingent Riverbank Clean-up
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Sep 24, 2023
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Avalon Pavilion
Oct 02, 2023
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Boulcott Golf Course
Oct 05, 2023
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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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. 

* As Jan will be away in Santorini attending her son Jordan's wedding for the next 2 weeks there will be no bulletins. The next bulletin will be on Friday 15 September.  
* Rotary Hutt Valley Fundraiser
Big Hats High Tea
August 27th 2023
3.00-5.00pm Pelorus Trust Sports House (Hutt Park)
Tickets $60 - includes welcome drink and delicious eats
Auctions and raffles to be held
Proceeds will go to the Life Flight Trust (Air Ambulances)
Please contact Dave Appleyard of Rotary Hutt Valley on 0212463771 if you have any questions.
* Riverbank Clean Up
Note your diaries. This year's riverbank cleanup is Sunday 17 September. Barrie Littlefair will provide more information closer to the day. 
Community & Member Activity
Guest Speaker - Ava Szabo - Montessori School
Ava gave us a thought provoking insight into a type of school very different to the current standard system.  Certain it is that many of our students are failing under the present state system as evidenced by alarming truancy statistics and falling standards in international standardised tests.  Ava started a Montessori School in Waddington Drive/Rata Street earlier this century and it has now grown to 270 students, 160 primary, 110 secondary. Overall 17% of students are Maori, 60% European, and there are very few Pacifica, but there are now higher figures for Maori, Asian and Pacifica among the younger students, reflecting the changing demography of the area.
Parting Thought 
Brian Clarke provided the parting thought at the end of the meeting - 
"Talent wins games but teamwork wins championships"
Michael Jordan

Birthdays Coming Up Until The Next Bulletin:

* Robin Aitken - 3 September 
* Robin Wheeler - 3 September
* Kathy Bryant - 9 September 
* Helen Renoir - 13 September
* Jaye Howey - 15 September

Anniversaries in September:

* Joe Tomlinson - 25 September 1978
* Tony Cornelius - 7 September 2015 ( Joined EHR)
* John Matthews - 3 September 2017

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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