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Last Meeting: Toga & Liz Tofilau, Salvation Army's T-House Managers

Speaking softly, clearly and without any notes, Toga and his wife Liz gave a quietly inspirational description of their life with "Transition Housing".  With the help of Housing New Zealand they help up to seven families at a time adjust to functional living.  The families are usually referred to them by Oranga Tamariki, and usually have young children.

Over 6 months Toga and Liz will take each family through four stages: self-development, parenting, (taken by Liz), budgeting, (where Brian Klee assists), and home management.  Often the families have so many issues that it takes up to three months to gain their trust, but eventually they mostly do.  Over the nine years they have worked with 105 families, 105 children.  Many of these have maintained their contact, and trust, long after the 6-month programme finishes.

Everyone in attendance were filled with respect for what they do, and what they have done 24/7 for nine years.

Parting Thought:

Problems call forth our courage and our wisdom; indeed, they create our courage and our wisdom. It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually. It is through the pain of confronting and resolving problems that we learn." ~ M. Scott Peck

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

What an Experience
Some members and friends may remember the year I was District 9940 District Governor (2001-2002).  I had a project to raise funds to support the Sewa Sadan Eye Hospital in Bhopal, India.

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 17, 2019
Naenae College Special Needs Unit

They will tell us about the Unit and show us a presentation of their students using i-Pads our Eastern Hutt Rotary donated to them.

Jun 24, 2019
He will speak about the new children's hospital
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Upcoming Events
Board Meeting - including incoming Board
Avalon Pavilion
Jun 17, 2019
7:45 PM – 9:00 PM
Healthy in the Hutt
Walter Nash Centre
Jun 22, 2019
Brunch at Norma Blue
Norma Blue Cafe
Jul 04, 2019
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
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General Notices:

* Important Announcement: There will be a special presentation given to Dave Morris on Monday.
* Funds Raised: Sergeants/Sunshine Fund: $187.00; Meat Raffle: $137.00.

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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