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Last Meeting: Dr. James Kember - "Steady Wins the Race".
After training in the NZ Forest Service James has had a very full career as a diplomat, including being NZ ambassador in Ethiopia, (with the NZ Flag proudly flying on the ambassadorial Land Rover), Portugal, the EU and France, High Commissioner in the Pacific where he got to know Bill Boyd, and representing NZ when NZ was a member of the Security Council.  He explained how in the esoteric world of international diplomacy progress  is best described as glacial, taking up to 20 years to conclude a treaty. The  WW1 Centenary commemorations in France were the main part of his address.
Three aspects of Paris made a special impression: the food, the terrorist incidents, and the daily commemoration of France's military history. He put the NZ war effort in proportion when he explained how NZ lost 11,000 casualties on the French front in the first world war, including 100 in an action just five days before the armistice ended the fighting. He showed pictures of tributes in France to the NZ contribution, including being the "Country of Honour" leading the national parade down the Champs Elysee on Bastille Day 2016.

Parting Thought:

"We as a nation should strive to be the best FOR the world, not best IN the world." ~ Unknown 
Community & Member Activity
Healthy Homes - update
BETWEEN 2015 AND 2017 a dedicated team of footsloggers from the club, supported by HCC and the Health Board,  visited about 3000 low income rented tenancies, both private and HCNZ, in the Hutt, to establish which qualified for the Government programme of free or subsidised home insulation.

Colin Alford has been reading a book about anti-gravity....he found it impossible to put down. smiley

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.
Aug 26, 2019
Club Development and Membership

Tony is currently our District Chair for club development and membership growth.  He will talk with him about this subject and share ideas on what Eastern Hutt should be engaging in to maintain it's vitality and assure its future.

Sep 02, 2019
Keeping people safer at home
Sep 16, 2019
The new drop-in centre at Naenae shopping centre
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Upcoming Events
Wellington Regional Children's Hospital Street Appeal
Aug 23, 2019
Cancer Society Daffodil Day Collection
Aug 30, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019
Brunch at Norma Blue
Norma Blue Cafe
Sep 05, 2019
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Foodbank Collection Day
Avalon Pavilion
Sep 15, 2019
Board Meeting
Avalon Pavilion
Sep 16, 2019
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
DG John Mohi's visit to Club
Avalon Pavilion
Sep 30, 2019
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General Notices:

* Funds Raised: Sergeants/Sunshine Fund: $89.20

Learning Session 6 (repeated):

* Member DirectoryIt seems this instruction has been missed because Members are still asking for phone numbers.... 
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.  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.
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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