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Last Meeting
Paul Littlefair - A Brief Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI)
"The old order changeth, giving place to new..."
The last visiting speaker we had was the son of one of our members and showed how very much technology had progressed in the space of one generation and this night we had another, similarly impressive example.  Paul gave a very clear and comprehensible explanation of what AI is, and where it fits in the development of computers.

The Power of Positivity

Upcoming Meetings & Events
King's Birthday - NO MEETING
Jun 03, 2024
Wednesday Brunch Meeting
Boulcott Golf Course
Jun 05, 2024
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Quiz/Auction Evening
Jun 07, 2024 7:00 PM
Committees Meet
Jun 10, 2024
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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
Civil Defence site
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General Notices

* The roster can change weekly with absences etc so please check the roster each week to see if you have a duty.
* Rotary Meeting Monday 27 May - Partner's Meeting
At our next meeting, on Monday 27 May we have Paul Swain as our guest speaker.  Paul will be speaking on Life After Politics.  President John has agreed for this meeting to be a Partner's meeting.  Numbers are required for catering purposes and for setting up the hall.
We know that many members will want to bring their partner, or a friend, or both.  All are welcome.  Please advise Christine Meredith by mid-day Sunday 26 May, if you are bringing a guest.  If you are coming on your own, you do NOT need to contact Christine unless you will not be present.  So, two things:
  1. Contact Christine if you are bringing a guest - with the number you are bringing.
  2. Contact Christine if you are not able to be present at the meeting.
Christine's contact: or 0210674592
* Fundraising Concert of Operatic Music - A Note from Brian Klee
Tomorrow, Saturday 25 May at Ss Peter and Paul Church, 60 Knights Road, at 7.30pm, Patrick Shanahan is holding a fundraising concert of Operatic music.  Patrick has just graduated with 1st class Honours in Classic Performance and is heading to the Bel Canto Music Academy in Amsterdam to sing the part of Don Giovanni in the Mozart opera. He needs $’s to support transport and associated costs.  Patrick will be joined by a number of singers contributing to the night’s entertainment.  Entry is by Koha. If you are free on Saturday evening, come along.
* Auction/Quiz Night 7 June
The International Committee running this event supporting Wellington Free Ambulance has asked for members assistance with items that could be used for the auction, silent auction and prizes.  Any items would be really appreciated.  As there is no meeting on 3 June because of King's Birthday weekend, please bring any contributions to next Monday's meeting.  If you have any questions please contact John Cole or Brian Clarke. 
Community & Member Activity
Te Omanga Hospice Collection at Queensgate  
I have received the following note from Rebecca Routhan from Te Omanga Hospice -  
"To the dream team of Rotary Club of Eastern Hutt
Your support for us is incredible.  Thank you for pulling a great crew together for our annual Te Omanga Hospice Street Appeal and managing them on the day.  We know this takes a great deal of coordination and time and to have this support from you is appreciated. 
We are delighted to announce that in total we have raised $38,175.57!
Fundraising Quiz Night 
 Contact John Cole (021 495495) or Brian Clarke (021745388) for tickets.
Parting Thought
Paddy provided the parting thought at the end of our meeting -
"It's not the years of your life that count it is the life in your years"
Abraham Lincoln 

Birthdays Coming Up This Coming Week:

* Luisa Tomlinson - 26 May 
* Anne Abbott - 29 May 

Anniversaries in May:

* Brian Clarke - 22 May 1989
* Paul Giles  - 22 May 1989
* Brian Lummis - 18 May 1999  
* Jaye Howey - 28 May 2007
* Glenda Barratt - 2 May 2016

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.  
Eastern Hutt Rotary e-Bulletin
     We meet at Avalon Pavilion, Taita Drive entrance, Mondays, at 5:55 pm 
Visitors and prospective members always welcome.  
For catering purposes, contact our Secretary  (021) 1226153