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LAST MEETING:  Trudi Thomas-Morton
There are some people who make one wonder what one has been doing with one's life when you hear what they have done with theirs, so far. Trudi was one such person. A friend of Jan's since they both worked in Paul Swain's electorate office. Purple hair, a nose ring, and bangles up to her elbows would be a forewarning. She's been a school dental nurse, a veterinary nurse, a Secretary to a Senior Cabinet Minister, a NZ rep. equestrian, a Pilates instructor and, most recently, a dedicated cameleer when not working as a community care worker in Levin.
Trudi spoke mostly about her cameleering in the Simpson Desert which involved looking after, provisioning and leading camels for a geological expedition. She enjoyed this so much she completed the Mongolian Camel Derby in eight days hard (actually very hard) riding. There she met a Mongolian family living in a yurt, following an age-old lifestyle except that their children were going to university in China. After the Derby she went to ride reindeers in Northern China. (Well, she would, wouldn't she?)
We learned a lot from her talk and subsequently her answers to questions: On an expedition a camel can comfortable travel 20-25kms; Camels do not like clambering up steep hills, but zig zag up like a mountain road; Camels are very intelligent and have prodigious memories; Annoy one and it will remember months later; Camels can live up to about thirty years.
If you would like to see Trudi's slides, click HERE.

Community & Member Activity

Wine Tasting Evening
A very interesting evening was enjoyed by members and their guests at Avalon Pavilion on Friday 4th June.  Even though it was leading up to Queens Birthday, this fundraising event for the Wellington Children's Hospital raised nearly $5,000.
Jun 21, 2021
Introduction into Youthline
Jul 05, 2021
Jul 12, 2021
Music Therapy
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Upcoming Meetings & Events
Centennial Year Celebration
Jun 18, 2021
Healthy in the Hutt
Jun 19, 2021
Board Meeting, including new Directors
Avalon Pavilion
Jun 21, 2021
Club Changeover Dinner
Jun 28, 2021
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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:






* RDYA - 16th June: A couple of volunteers are still required to help next Wednesday and Partners are welcomed.  Contact Jan if you can help.
* Joint Board Meeting - 21st June: Both the existing and incoming Boards will meet at 4:30pm.

* District Changeover -3rd July 2021: This year's district changeover will be held at Massey University in Palmerston North. For details, click HERE:

* Rotary Number Plates: Feilding Rotary have a number of number plate surrounds for sale, celebrating 100 years of Rotary in NZ.  They are $15.00 a pair, plus postage.  For further information contact: Michael Bryant:

* Duffy Books - Click HERE to read a very interesting newsletter from Duffy Books.

* Funds Raised: Sergeant's Session - $97.10; Books $19.00

The Power of Positivity

Parting Thought: 
"Humour is a magical thing - may you use it to mask the troubles of the world and bring sunlight to your own days."

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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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