May 14, 2018
The protection of heritage buildings
May 21, 2018
May 28, 2018
Supporting those living with Dementia and Mental Health issues
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Upcoming Events
District 9940 Conference
Conference & Function Centre
May 11, 2018 – May 13, 2018
May 14, 2018 – May 18, 2018
Board Meeting
Avalon Pavilion
May 14, 2018
7:50 PM – 8:50 PM
Te Omanga Hospice Collection Day
Countdown Supermarket
May 18, 2018
Black-Tie Dinner
Avalon TV Studios
May 24, 2018
6:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Guess Whose Coming to Dinner
Avalon Pavilion
May 25, 2018 – May 26, 2018
Pink Ribbon Breakfast
Avalon Pavilion
Jun 02, 2018
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Rotary Brunch
Norma Blue Cafe
Jun 07, 2018
10:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Board Meeting
Avalon Pavilion
Jun 11, 2018
7:50 PM – 8:50 PM
General Notices:
* Heretaunga Bookfest: It's this weekend 5-6 May - see details HERE.
* Reminders:  Check above for details on all upcoming events. Especially, the newly added Pink Ribbon Breakfast.
* Entertainment Books: These are now available for $65 in book or electronic format. Contact Ann Abbott.
* Funds Raised: Sergeants Session/Sunshine Fund: $118.10; Car Rally: $150
If you'd like a copy of the weekend's programme, look HERE.  Also, if you like to go up on the Sunday to the District Assembly, HERE is a copy for your interest.
Various Rotary Links
9940 District Website
District Activity & Training Programmes
RI Convention - Toronto
General Info
Civil Defence site
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Last MeetingAlistair Spierling, Manager of the NZ Parole Board.
Alistair started with the social welfare 26 years ago and was appointed to this position in 2002. It’s a truly independent body, appointed by the Governor-General and chaired by Justice Warwick Gendall, QC.
Its principal role is to decide whether offenders are an "undue risk to the safety of the community".  Astonishingly, they have up to 6,500 parole hearings a year! Reports are no longer in paper files but are digitally documented onto iPads. A staff of 23 prepare the documentation for each Hearing and submit to Board Members in advance for each parole meeting.
In 98% of cases, the offender will know the Board’s decision before they leave the Hearing. At times overlooked, victims need to be on the Victim Notification List and will normally know the outcome of the Hearing before the offender knows...and of course the media.
He finished sharing his experience visiting San Quentin State Penitentiary where there is 748 there on Death Row and a chilling reminder that, “The victims' journey never ends.”

Week's Parting Thought

"Before you get married you should meet your fiancee's parents; it's not enough that you like the Parole Officer."
"Marriage is like pleading guilty to an indefinite sentence - without Parole.~ John Mortimer
Community & Member Activity
This Week in the Community
On Anzac Day, I was privileged to lay a wreath on behalf of the Club, at the service on the Anzac Memorial Plaza.  Our thanks to the generosity of Rob Sinclair for providing the wreath materials and the hands of Helen Renor who prepared it.

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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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