Posted by Don Battah on Jun 21, 2018
Preparing one’s online personal data for moving on to greener pastures is often overlooked which might make an already stressful time for family even more so. 
 
The Life and Death of Personal Data Don Battah 2018-06-20 12:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Cole on Jun 18, 2018
Our Club Has Done Good Things Overseas
Well, it has.  It has been really active in the past 12 months helping needy people in the Pacific.
Work in the Pacific John Cole 2018-06-17 12:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 14, 2018
Photo: Hutt News
Waterloo Pharmacy staff Michelle Jennings, Kerry Clout, retiring owner Maurice Payes, Catherine Ratahi, and Rozet Heng.
Our much-loved member, Maurice Payes, passed away this week and will be sadly missed by us all.
 
Joining Rotary on 3 October 1975, Maurice held the roles of Director, Community Service, Corporal, Programme Convenor, Bulletin Editor, Sergeant-at-Arms, Vice President (Membership), V-P Club Service in the seven years before becoming President in 1986-87.  He then went onto be involved in the District, being part of the Rotary Foundation and Vocational Services committees, before becoming the District Governor’s Area Representative in 1990-91.  In 1993-94 he was involved in the District Rotary Quiz and in 1994-94 was the District Chair of the Emergency Box Committee.  He was also involved in the OZBO Days which ran for a few years and were a great money spinner.  He was also awarded his PHF in this year.
 
Vale - Maurice Payes 2018-06-13 12:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin Alford on Jun 06, 2018
In April 1987 our family including Jan’s mother reluctantly moved from Murray’s Bay on Auckland’s North Shore to Lower Hutt. The move was made for sound business reasons and not taken lightly. We left behind good schools, good friends and a good way of life. We had built a lovely wee house on our section for Jan’s mother, she was very happy there.
 
My Rotary Story Colin Alford 2018-06-05 12:00:00Z 0
Posted by Richard Perry on Jun 06, 2018
I am sure all Eastern Hutt Rotary members will wish to join with me in congratulating our member Brian Clarke on his well-deserved award in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, to the Membership of the New Zealand Order of Merit.
 
Congratulations, Brian, and congratulations also to Mary – none of us males would have achieved what we have in life, without the support of our wives and partners!
Brian Clarke Richard Perry 2018-06-05 12:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jaye Howey on Jun 05, 2018
                       Pomare School                                                                  Naenae School
Our annual programme for the giving of Usborne Illustrated Dictionaries has now been completed for the year, with the recent presentations to year 4 students at Naenae Primary School, Pomare School, and St Michael’s School.
 
More Dictionaries in Schools Jaye Howey 2018-06-04 12:00:00Z 0
Posted by Helen Thomas on Jun 02, 2018
Pink Ribbon Devonshire Tea

Our Pink Ribbon Devonshire Tea was a great success and that was thanks to a huge team effort.  We raised $400.00 for this very worthy cause and had a lot of fun on the way.
Pink Ribbon Breakfast Helen Thomas 2018-06-01 12:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jaye Howey on May 23, 2018
The presentation of Usborne Illustrated dictionaries to Year 4 students at Taita Central School this week, was the start of our 10th year of presentations to 4 low decile schools in the Naenae/Taita area.  Many happy and excited faces!
Taita Central School Jaye Howey 2018-05-22 12:00:00Z 0
Posted by Anne Abbott on May 21, 2018
What is it like to go through cataract surgery in 2018? Have you thought about the medical advances that have happened since 1950, when “Call the Midwife” was written about midwives in the East End of London?
 
Cataract surgery Anne Abbott 2018-05-20 12:00:00Z 0
Posted by Dave Wilson
KIWI INITIATIVE used for PACIFIC EMERGENCIES
Following is a Rotary Project that new Rotary members need to be aware of and older members need to remember which I was very involved with for many years both in our Rotary Dist. 9940 and also Nationally.
 
Kiwi Initiative Dave Wilson 2018-05-15 12:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 12, 2018
A group of 11 Eastern Hutt Rotarians and wives attended this year's Rotafest in Palmerston North.
 
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2018 Rotafest Conference Brian Klee 2018-05-11 12:00:00Z 0 Rotary
Posted by James Wheeler on May 07, 2018
Girls can do almost anything!
 
"​​​​​​​Two women pilots were flying their Air New Zealand Q300 into Wellington airport.
They landed and taxied up to the gate……..Question……..who parks the plane?"
Girls Can Do Almost Anything! James Wheeler 2018-05-06 12:00:00Z 0
Posted by Richard Perry on Apr 25, 2018
 
 
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.
 
This Week in the Community Richard Perry 2018-04-24 12:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 23, 2018
Wow, what an inspiring evening!  After selling their home in Croatia, Dragos and Anca donated all sale proceeds to a local church, then set off on their worldwide adventure. To learn more about his remarkable life so far, HERE is his story.
 
The Amazing You Brian Klee 2018-04-22 12:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joe Tomlinson on Apr 23, 2018
In 1962 when Joe Tomlinson started his one-man painting business from his home in Epuni he had no idea that 56 years later the company would be what it is today.
 
Building Washing Robot Joe Tomlinson 2018-04-22 12:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Thompson on Apr 17, 2018
Last Sunday my wife and I, along with our daughter and one of her friends, went for a bush walk at a place that has been a family favourite for forty years. It was a beautiful cool but sunny day. We dawdled and got only three-quarters of the way from Catchpool Valley to the Orongorongo River while our daughter and her friend walked the full distance.
Das Auto David Thompson 2018-04-16 12:00:00Z 0
Vera Lynn Concert - update Brian Klee 2018-04-12 12:00:00Z 0
Posted by Helen Thomas on Apr 11, 2018
Helen and Howie Thomas – we’re a bit of a tag team and always support each other with our various activities.
 
We're a team Helen Thomas 2018-04-10 12:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Battah on Apr 09, 2018
RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) is a 5-day intensive youth leadership program. Across the 5 days, we took part in a number of seminars and activities.  Some of the more memorable ones include:
 
2018 Rotary Youth Leadership Award Michael Battah 2018-04-08 12:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Terris on Apr 04, 2018
The most recent GDP figures for the Lower Hutt economy highlighted on your front page last week have been a long time coming and could do with a bit of historical perspective. The whole thing didn’t get conjured out of a hat.
 
Lower Hutt today John Terris 2018-04-03 12:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jaye Howey on Mar 27, 2018
An expectant “Hush” had just fallen over this Assembly at Rata Street School as children waited for the arrival of this term’s Duffy Books Role Model and the presentation (courtesy of Eastern Hutt and Hutt Valley Rotary Clubs) of 2 books to every child.
 
Duffy Books Jaye Howey 2018-03-26 11:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jan Palmer on Mar 21, 2018
A reminder to come along and enjoy Vicki Lee sing those legendary songs once sung by Vera Lynn!  Alternatively, buy 2 tickets and give them away as a treat to family, or true Vera Lynn friends/fans.
 
 
Vera Lynn Concert Jan Palmer 2018-03-20 11:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jaye Howey on Mar 19, 2018
Question: Why was a certain quartet of EHR members absent from the Rotary meeting on Monday 13 March? (They did remember to apologise!)
 
Great Barrier Island Jaye Howey 2018-03-18 11:00:00Z 0
2018 Te Omanga Charity Golf Tournament Brian Klee 2018-03-15 11:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jaye Howey on Mar 15, 2018
1600 students, mainly from local Primary and Intermediate schools, competed in the recent Weet-Bix TRYathlon based at Hutt Rec. and the Huia Pool.
 
Weetbix TRYathalon Jaye Howey 2018-03-14 11:00:00Z 0
To Begin Just A Little Bit About Who I Am Annette Ruck 2018-03-06 11:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brian Klee on Mar 06, 2018
A group of us travelled to Palmerston North today to meet Rotary International's world President, Ian Riseley.
World Rotary President Brian Klee 2018-03-05 11:00:00Z 0
Posted by Richard Perry on Feb 28, 2018
This January, I was fortunate to join a group of experienced and cheerful Rotarian and Probus members, for a set of day-walking trips in the South Island Catlins.
 
A Visit to The Catlins Richard Perry 2018-02-27 11:00:00Z 0
Quiz Evening - update 2018-02-25 11:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brian Klee on Feb 24, 2018
Here's Graeme Bocock's account of his final North Island journey on the Te Araroa Trail.  A few of us joined him this time, to hear him talk about his travels so far. 
 
Te Araroa Trail update... Brian Klee 2018-02-23 11:00:00Z 0
Special Olympics - thanks Jan Palmer 2018-02-13 11:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jan Palmer on Feb 14, 2018
WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO GROW UP IN CANNONS CREEK AND BE THE OLDEST OF 12 CHILDREN
It certainly wasn’t a bed of roses, but it was all worthwhile now with over “100 people for Sunday lunch” with brothers, sisters, their husbands & partners, their children and their husbands and partners, children, grandchildren & great-grandchildren. The amazing thing is we all get on!!
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Growing up in a large family Jan Palmer 2018-02-13 11:00:00Z 0
Graham Bocock - continued 2018-02-02 11:00:00Z 0
Te Araroa Trail - Graham Bocock 2018-01-28 11:00:00Z 0
Posted by Christine Meredith on Jan 25, 2018
In December I made a very different visit to Singapore, mainly so I could visit my daughter Sarah who had moved there with her family in July. My grandsons are 8 and 10 years old. So began a very different visit to that which is normally encountered.

 
A non-tourist visit to Singapore Christine Meredith 2018-01-24 11:00:00Z 0
Posted by Robert Sinclair on Jan 08, 2018
Here is the 2017 Trailer Raffle being drawn under police supervision on Christmas Eve, and a photo of the very happy winner!
 
It is so wonderful to see it was won by such a young and deserving family, who didn't have any bikes! 
  
Thanks to the community for purchasing tickets and assisting us to provide needed Donations for our worthy recipients.
 
I would personally like to thank Brian Clark for all his effort with the Trailer raffle ensuring a great outcome, and to those club members standing in to help during my illness.   Most importantly members, members of Inner Wheel, past members, family and friends for giving up their time to enjoy the company of others while selling tickets.  Without your support, this project could not happen.
 
Robert Sinclair, (Raffle Organiser)
2017 Christmas Raffle Robert Sinclair 2018-01-07 11:00:00Z 0
Posted by Richard Perry on Dec 04, 2017
Our traditional cards show snowy scenes, well rugged up choristers singing lustily, and a robin perched on a branch pretending to a merry chirping, while freezing its …um, feet off. But as a New Zealand carol reminds us, here we have an upside-down Christmas.
 
Christmastide 2017 Richard Perry 2017-12-03 11:00:00Z 0
Robin Fenwick - Paul Harris Fellow Desmond Darby 2017-12-03 11:00:00Z 0
Posted by Colin Alford on Dec 01, 2017
Participating in fundraising and offering to help always reminds me of the army motto “Never Volunteer” then another part of me remembers the Rotary Motto “Service above Self”.
 
Auction of Promises - Chinese Banquet Colin Alford 2017-11-30 11:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brian Klee on Nov 29, 2017
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether 20 or 80; anyone who keeps learning is young.” – Henry Ford
 
Most Rotarians pride themselves as community leaders but as mentors, how many of us have stopped learning?
 
Learning and Leadership Brian Klee 2017-11-28 11:00:00Z 0
Introducing Dragos Bratasanu Pat Heffernan 2017-11-26 11:00:00Z 0
Introducing Anna Hewitt Helen Thomas 2017-11-26 11:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brian Klee on Nov 23, 2017
Volunteering recently at the National Sumer Games for Special Olympics New Zealand.
 
Special Olympics NZ Brian Klee 2017-11-22 11:00:00Z 0
Auction of Promises - update Christine Meredith 2017-11-22 11:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michael Jameson on Nov 23, 2017
 
Jenny and I arrived in San Francisco on September 1st to begin our epic journey across the US by train.
Train journey across USA Michael Jameson 2017-11-22 11:00:00Z 0
Naenae College - Educational Award Richard Perry 2017-11-14 11:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jasmine Howey on Nov 14, 2017
“Almost 6 weeks in the USA and then 8 days in Cuba” was my itinerary as I left New Zealand to fly via San Francisco to Sacramento on 22 September.
Holidaying in the USA and Cuba Jasmine Howey 2017-11-13 11:00:00Z 0
Posted by Russell Good on Nov 10, 2017
We again provided collectors for this year's Parkinson's Awareness Week on 3rd and 4th of November at Queensgate, Lower Hutt.  As the organiser, I want to thank the following....
Parkinson's Awareness Week Russell Good 2017-11-09 11:00:00Z 0
It’s a hard question; “Are you ready”? Moira Jackson 2017-11-08 11:00:00Z 0
Posted by Desmond Darby on Oct 30, 2017
Thanks received from Diane Livingston, Wellington Free Ambulance, for Eastern Hutt's joint financial contribution towards their new vehicle, "Ambulance 432".
 
Wellington Free Ambulance Desmond Darby 2017-10-29 11:00:00Z 0
Asthma Foundation Paul Giles 2017-10-29 11:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 16, 2017
 
What an inspirational evening!  Eastern Hutt Rotary was proud to be guests at Billy Graham's Academy to meet many of his team, members and enjoy a BBQ tea supplied by them.
 
Naenae Boxing Academy 2017-10-15 11:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 11, 2017
The fine weather and the July school holidays has brought out children from all over Wellington to Avalon Park.
Avalon Park 2017-10-10 11:00:00Z 0
Posted by David Gledhill on Oct 05, 2017
Many folk are born in their country and are dutifully proud of it, while some deliberately choose to settle in a country, and have therefore actively chosen some responsibility for it.
What Have We Done to My Country David Gledhill 2017-10-04 11:00:00Z 0
Posted by Hayley Krippner & Pallavi Samie on Oct 02, 2017
Sponsored by us, Sacred Heart students Hayley Krippner and Pallavi Sami, gave us personal accounts of their Innovative Young Minds (IYM) experience.... 
Innovative Young Minds - Our experience Hayley Krippner & Pallavi Samie 2017-10-01 11:00:00Z 0
Welcome to Helen Thomas 2017-09-24 11:00:00Z 0
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