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Last Meeting: Keith Quinn - "A Lucky Man"
Keith was raised in Benneydale in the King Country.  His father came out from Canada to work on the coal mine there; his mother was from Scotland.  His Dad was a dynamic sportsman but sadly in his late 30’s, he was diagnosed with occupational cancer.  Because of his health, they decided to move, buying a house in Vogeltown; sadly he died at age 41, leaving his mother to raise 5 boys.

What started Keith's passion for sport was he became the message boy for his father, reporting all the sports of the day.  With Athletic Park a short distance from their home, this was a regular venue.  Luck transpired and he got offered an entry as a broadcasting cadet. 

The broadcasting scene around the early 70's became crazy with the introduction of television - he joined just at the right time.  His career took off and he was sent all over the world, to the Olympics, Commonwealth Games and many other sporting events - some 170 countries visited.  A comprehensive summary of his fascinating background is HERE.

In 2015 his career started to wind down.  Today, he happily reflects on 32 years in media and enjoying quality time with Ann, his wife of 48 years.

 Week's Parting Thoughts:

"When we watch a game of rugby by 2 great teams (National or International) where the outcome can not be predicted, we are immersed in a world where for 80 minutes we can forget about any political/health/personal problems and just enjoy the skills of men (and women) playing one of the great team sports in the world." ~ Gary Stratton
Community & Member Activity
Naenae College 2018 Awards 
             Brook Waldron                           Hazel Schapel
On Tuesday 6 November, I represented us at The Naenae College Senior Prize giving.  It was heartening to see so many students from a wide variety of backgrounds being recognised for their achievements.  The reaction from the student body to the awards showed a heartening generosity of spirit and a happy pride in their school.

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.
Dec 03, 2018
Science in Primary Schools - made fun for adults!
Find out how our young students learn about the world around them by having a play with the Hutt Science kits they use.
Hold a Beebot in your hand and make it's eyes light up (and maybe even race it with the next table), learn a new party trick or two, make a noisy musical instrument and see how a child's bones really look. You might even learn something new while you play!
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Upcoming Events
Christmas Trailer Raffle commences
Queensgate Shopping Centre
Dec 01, 2018
Rotary Brunch
Norma Blue Cafe
Dec 06, 2018
10:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Club Christmas function
Avalon Pavilion
Dec 10, 2018
6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Casual club meeting - last for 2018
Avalon Pavilion
Dec 17, 2018
Christmas Trailer - raffle drawn
Lower Hutt Police Station
Dec 24, 2018
Rotary Brunch
Norma Blue Cafe
Jan 03, 2019
10:45 AM – 12:00 PM
General Notices:
* This is New Members' Month: Who have you been meaning to ask to join us, or would be suitable for us to establish a Satellite Club of Rotarians under age 50??
* District 9940 Conference: President Pat would a quick meeting this Monday at the half time break with all those thinking about going to our District Conference in Wanganui - 17-19th May. He has tentatively booked accommodation at the Grand Hotel.
* Guess Who's Coming to Dinner: An upcoming event - please check this out HERE.
* Funds Raised: Sergeants Session - $86.30; Xmas Raffle donation - $700; Website donation- $200
* Treasurer's reminder:  Several members have yet to pay their subscriptions for the period July-December 2018, due by 30 September. Please pay promptly - any doubts, please contact me.
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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     We meet at Avalon Pavilion, Taita Drive entrance, Mondays, at 5:55 pm 
Visitors and prospective members always welcome.  
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