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A Record of Recent Events:
Here are the members, partners, and family who joined together to commission the riverbank seat.
Our student, Madeline (Madi) Arps, with Jaye, at the 2021 RYLA BBQ for students and Rotarians, on Friday. 29th January.

The Power of Positivity

Feb 22, 2021
My RYLA Experience
Mar 15, 2021
Nuclear NZ
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Upcoming Meetings & Events
Grass & Weed Clearing Working Bee
Hutt River Cycle Trail
Feb 17, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Complete Compost Bins
Te Omanga Hospice
Feb 20, 2021
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Monthly Brunch Meeting
Norma Blue Cafe
Mar 04, 2021
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
District Conference
Mar 19, 2021 – Mar 21, 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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Brian Klee

General Notices:

* EHR Riverside tree plantation: A group of us are doing some ground clearance on Wednesday 17th February, at 6pm - Can you help, if so Richard Perry would love to see you there.
* Te Omanga Compost Bins:  We are planning to finish off this project on Saturday 20th February at 9am.  Richard Perry is also asking if you can help for an hour or two?
* 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 circulate a board again 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: 
* Funds Raised: Sergeant's Session - $58.60; Meat Raffle - $116.00; Books - $12.00

Community & Member Activity

Undies for Africa
Last year, Ross Barber spoke about the tragic truth around what women are subjected to when they do not have underwear.  Thanks to donations from members and friends, we were able to send over a couple of suitcases of both new and pre-owned items.

Bulletin Contribution

My Thai Experience
It was 2001 and my brother had just married a Thai woman from the rural outback’s of Bangkok.  A bachelor for many years he had decided to cut out the dating scene and choose a ‘Mail order Bride' instead.  
Parting Thought: 
"Thousands of people have donated thousands of hours of their time and millions of dollars, to assist people they will likely never meet or know, in places they have never heard of, let alone visited.  They are Rotarians." Elizabeth Jull, Otorohanga Rotary Club

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