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With no speaker, Members shared their memories of Michael Jameson, who died peacefully at Te Omanga Hospice on Thursday 11 February 2021.  Members recalled how humble he was, epitomising the values of a true Rotarian, through selfless service.  Actually we were surprised to learn he was very active in some charities we had no knowledge about.  Our very sincere condolences to Jenny and his family.

Community & Member Activity

Dave Comparini's Memorial Seat
Something that was not clear was what the Wellington Regional Council's intended programme was around maintaining their plots like this.  So last night, led by Richard Perry, members of the Environment Committee and others, started a weeding programme in front of Dave Comparini's chair.
Parting Thought: 
"I cannot change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." ~ Jimmy Dean
Mar 15, 2021
Nuclear NZ
The legal status of this country being 'nuclear-free' conveys a very false impression to New Zealanders. In fact, we were  early adopters of radiation, and had a major influence in uncovering and developing this field of science. New Zealand continues to make beneficial use of nuclear applications in many areas. We live in a radioactive world, not that most are aware of it.
The speaker, Dr Gavin Wallace, has had over 50 years experience in this field, and will bust the myths implied by being 'nuclear-free'. Fear of radiation can, and does, cause unnecessary concern, and irrational decisions to be made. A current example is a failure to consider the nuclear power option to combat global warming.
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Upcoming Meetings & Events
Monthly Brunch Meeting
Norma Blue Cafe
Mar 04, 2021
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
District Conference
Mar 19, 2021 – Mar 21, 2021
Walk for Mental Health
Mar 21, 2021
10:00 AM – 11:59 AM
Monthly Brunch Meeting
Norma Blue Cafe
Apr 01, 2021
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Various Rotary Links
New Satellite Group?
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
General Info
Risk Management Document
Civil Defence site
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General Notices:

* Guess Who's Coming to Dinner - 26th & 27 February:  As you know we are planning to run the fundraiser to raise money to purchase two fridges for the Medical Ward family rooms at Hutt Hospital. Glenda will again circulate a board on Monday evening looking for hosts and guests.
* From 1st week of March - a Produce Stall: There is a proposal for members to bring anything (e.g. fresh garden produce, Jams, cakes, etc.) - ideally to be less than $5:00.  This will be kept on a table for other members to purchase, if they wish to.  If the item does not sell, it has to be taken back by the person who bought it.  Similar to the book sale and more details to follow.
* RYPEN Nominations - closing 5th March:  This is a program for 15 – 17 year old young people of both genders who possess qualities of decency, sincerity, persistence and application which deserves further development.  It is being held on the weekend of 26th -28th March, near Inglewood.  The programme aims are to challenge all participants in situations that develop Confidence, Leadership -and Teamwork - in a unique rural setting.  Please think of possible applicants from your neighbours, family, local school, etc.  We would prefer personal recommendations rather than throwing it open to schools.  Good hunting!  Further information please contact Robin Aitken (0274) 458-197.

* Women in Rotary - Wednesday 10th March at 7am: Rotary Hutt Valley is hosting a fundraising event in combination with Women in Rotary at the Angus Inn.  Speakers via a video will be the Prime Minister, Jacinta Ardern, and Rotary International President 2022-23, Jennifer Jones, ‘A Bold New World’.  Tickets are $15, plus breakfast is at your own cost $18 cooked, or $13 continental.  To register contact: Jo Newlove (021) 427-232.

* Hutt City Council Civic Honours: There are some fantastic volunteers in Lower Hutt and there is a great opportunity for us to acknowledge and celebrate the work that they do in our community.  The nomination form is Here for two categories: 1) Community Services (Civic Honour): recognise outstanding, long-term voluntary community service, 2) Youth Services: recognise outstanding voluntary community service from those aged 15-25.  Nominations close on Friday 12 March at 5pm

* Weetbix TRYathlon: 17th March at 7:30am - contact Jaye Howey if you are keen to volunteer for this event again.  It's great fun!!

* District Governor Candidates: All Presidents have been asked for suitable candidates who are interested in being nominated for the District Governor position for the 2023-2024 Rotary year.  Candidates who may like to be considered by the selection committee, application is required no later than 18 March.  This is a role that needs wide support from across the District and so we give you the opportunity to have input into selecting the appropriate person to lead the District in 2023-24.  The Job Description is attached HERE.

* District 9940 Conference: 
* RUCHI Annual Report: If you would like to read this, click HERE. 
* Fiji Cyclone Appeal: A message from Stuart Batty... "Thank you to those clubs who responded to our pre-Christmas Appeal. We didn’t anticipate back to back cyclones striking Fiji within 7 weeks. We need to place orders for replenishment stock in early March to secure delivery. Please support our appeal, but more importantly our Pacific neighbours".  For more detail, click HERE.
* Funds Raised: Sergeant's Session - $94.40

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