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Last Meeting: Tony Heyward, District Membership & Development Chair
Tony has served in this role for the past two years and spoke passionately on developing clubs and growing membership.  His theme was, "Where are tomorrow's Rotarians?" and, "What do I do in Rotary and Why?".  He explained that worldwide, Rotary membership is growing because of growth in Asia, but it is declining in USA, Canada, UK and NZ.  In fact in UK, the average age of Rotarians 73.  In our District, there are 1512 Rotarians which a net decline of 90 over a year.
His thesis is that the traditional club format is not working, and clubs should consider new approaches.  There are grounds for hope, though as there are 21,000 Interact Clubs in the world, 11 in our District.  Some clubs are adopting new approaches, and recently NZ Rotary has established an arrangement with Toastmasters that could/should lead to a new stream of members. 
Something must be done he said and asked us to ask ourselves, "What are we going to do differently this year?"  In answer to a question he stressed that we are a service body and should be project/cause orientated, not just a fundraising organisation.
Community & Member Activity
Welcome to Linda Goss-Wallace
A very big welcome back in Rotary to Linda Goss-Wallace!  Linda joined Eastern Hutt Rotaract in 1985, then a year later moved back to Wainuiomata and joined Wainuiomata Rotaract.  Over the next 7 years she held all the board directorships and was President for two years.
Celebration of Duffy Books
Last evening Jaye Howey and myself had the honour to attend Government House to celebrate 25 years of Duffy books in Homes and receive acknowledgment of Eastern Hutt's contribution to such a wonderful cause.

Parting Thought: from Christine Meredith

" Let's look forward towards the future with glee; when we look backwards we cannot see the happening that will overtake us!"


Two parrots are sitting on a perch.  One says to the other, "Can you smell fish?". 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.
Sep 09, 2019
Project Committee meetings
Sep 16, 2019
The new drop-in centre at Naenae shopping centre
Sep 30, 2019
District Governor
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Upcoming Events
Brunch at Norma Blue
Norma Blue Cafe
Sep 05, 2019
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
No Speaker - Committees' Meet
Sep 09, 2019
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
Brunch at Norma Blue
Norma Blue Cafe
Oct 03, 2019
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
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General Notices:

* Christmas Function - proposed date: This is Monday 9th December.  If you already know, or think, you will be away on that date, please advise President Rob and Ron Hunter now. 
* Sergeants/Sunshine Fund: $103.20.

Learning Session 7:

There are lots of features available for the Committee (only) to make use of under ClubRunner.  If your wanting to start a project or event, first open up ClubRunner and go to "Admin", then "Events", "Events Planner" and finally "Create a New Event", but for a full description on how to use it, click HERE.
REMEMBER, 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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