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Last Meeting: Callum Forbes - Senior Instructor in Korean Self-Defence Martial Art.
Tonight we learnt how martial arts training programmes can help with the development of young people.  Callum has operated the Hutt Hapkido Academy in Upper Hutt and he was accompanied by Daniel, a 10-year student of his.  It has over 120 students, around 50 aged 4 to 12, with the majority being between teens and adults - 40% being female.  A major focus is goal setting but around each student's needs and desires, individually developed and supervised by instructors.
Daniel joined 10 years ago, aged 6.  He said his parents wanted him to play rugby but it didn't interest him.  But what the Academy offered him was much more suited to him personally.  It got him away from computer games and soon realised friendship and training was more valuable.  He now goes at least 2-3 days a week, also helping out with instructing. 
It was interesting to watch a couple of demonstrations given by Callum with Daniel, e.g. how to defend yourself without throwing a punch, and how effective the elbow can be to deflect an opponent.  These are certainly skills to have but so too are leadership skills that martial arts can develop.

 Week's Parting Thought:

"Of all the benefits Martial Arts can bring to you life, I believe that LEADERSHIP is at the top of the list. If you think about it, all your life skills (such as discipline, respect, courtesy, goal setting, honour etc.) combine into a super life skill called LEADERSHIP. Growing into a LEADER is, I believe, the ultimate outcome of all our Martial Arts experiences." ~ Senior Master Babin
Community & Member Activity
Brian Clarke
             Brian Clarke's formal investiture
Eastern Hutt Rotary members were very proud to congratulate Brian in June for his well-deserved award in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, to the Membership of the New Zealand Order of Merit.
New Members Month
      November 2018 is New Members Month

Bulletin Contribution

Freedom of Speech
Freedom of Speech and Searching for the Truth

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.
Oct 22, 2018
Oct 29, 2018
How to be fire-safe in our homes
Nov 05, 2018
Nov 12, 2018
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Upcoming Events
Highlight - Carnival of Lights
Riddiford Gardens
Oct 19, 2018 6:30 PM –
Oct 22, 2018 11:00 PM
World Polio Day
Oct 24, 2018
Rotary Brunch
Norma Blue Cafe
Nov 01, 2018
10:45 AM – 12:00 PM
No formal speaker - Committees to Meet
Nov 05, 2018
Nomination for President 2020-21
Avalon Parvilion
Nov 05, 2018
The Long Walk Home
Nov 11, 2018
Board Meeting
Nov 12, 2018
Club Presidential Nomination committee convenes
Avalon Parvilion
Nov 19, 2018
Christmas Trailer Raffle commences
Queensgate Shopping Centre
Nov 24, 2018
General Notices:
* Movie Fundraiser:  Thursday 25th October - a reminder to look HERE for more details.
* Carnival of Lights: Labour Weekend 19-22 October - Click HERE for more information. Volunteers are required by the Hutt City Council to assist with the management of this event, with all proceeds going to Te Omanga Hospice.  Contact Dave Morris if you can assist on one or two nights.
* Funds Raised: Sergeants/Sunshine Funds - $106.00.
Various Rotary Links
Risk Management Manual
9940 District Website
District Activity & Training Programmes
RI Convention - Toronto
General Info
Civil Defence site
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