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LAST MEETING: Bridget Garner - Ageless, Active & Aware
Now we know why many residents of retirement homes often look so fit and healthy. Bridget Garner holds regular exercise sessions in certain local homes. A qualified physiotherapist, Bridget used to work at Hutt Hospital and now works in Aged Care.
When she first met her husband-to-be, she found the ideal ice-breaker with her first words to him: "First take your pants off and hop onto the bed." However, this introduction is not recommended for non-physiotherapists and even then, precision in spelling is recommended.
Bridget holds "Triple A" (Ageless, Active & Aware) classes using equipment such as Swiss balls and weights, but for her show-and-tell interactive address she used only strips of red elastic and chairs. To the accompaniment of rousing music, we warmed up, leaving some of us already exhausted. We then perched on our chairs and started to exercise. The list below includes only a portion of the many and varied exercises Bridget got us to do and is a reminder to you to do them as the instructions were “Do try these at home”.
 *circling toes * circling elbows * clapping * moving legs in and out * moving heads up and down *
* backstroke * freestyle * squeezing shoulder blades together * extending legs out and up*
* pushing & pulling the bands wrapped around the foot * holding arms wide and rotating *
* sitting on the edge of the chair and leaning back *
* rolling shoulders *
Everyone saw the wisdom of such regular exercises and thoroughly enjoyed the participation.  Doubtless many made a mental resolution to do these every day, and doubtless many such resolutions will remain unfulfilled, but nevertheless, a most useful and worthwhile address.
As the Romans said, "Mens Stulta in Corpore Sano."

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Bulletin Contribution

“In the Heights” - a Movie Fund Raiser.
Raising funds for our Rotary projects is always a problem. Using a Movie as a fundraiser usually meets with a fair degree of success, although selling sufficient seats to make a good profit can be a challenge. The Lighthouse Cinema in Petone is always extremely supportive.
Parting Thought: 
"I've heard it said that people come into our lives for a reason
Bringing something we must learn
And we are led to those who help us most to grow
If we let them and we help them in return."

―  Stephen Schwartz
Sep 13, 2021
Diabetes NZ
Sep 20, 2021
How do we keep Hutt Valley beautiful
Sep 27, 2021
Drug Use Today
Oct 04, 2021
How to use the defibrillator
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Upcoming Meetings & Events
Board Meeting
Avalon Pavilion
Sep 13, 2021
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Duffy Books Presentation
Rata Street School
Sep 24, 2021
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Youth Committee Dinner
Aedzuki Bean
Sep 24, 2021
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Committees' Meet
Avalon Pavilion
Oct 04, 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:






* Funds Raised - Sergeant's Session - $96.30

* RNZWCS Covid-19 Appeal - Since 2005, Eastern Hutt Rotary Club has been involved with the RUCHI projects and in 2020, Rotary New Zealand World Community Service set up a COVID-19 appeal to help our Pacific neighbours. Now, they are casting the net wider and launching an appeal specifically to help communities in India affected by the pandemic. To read more click here: 

*  Visit to Wanaka - Since we are unable to go overseas on a Rotary Friendship Exchange, Pat Heffernan, Christine Meredith and I (Anne Abbott) are considering a visit for Eastern Hutt Rotarians to Wanaka Rotarians, and then a reciprocal visit to Wellington/Hutt Valley.

Are you interested in participating? 
Anne has heard from Pat Heffernan and he suggests that we make our visit in October/November, and they make their return visit in February/March.
Let's discuss this over the next couple of weeks. We'll be passing around the Clip Board at one of our Monday meetings to ascertain interest. Anne Abbott, President

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