The speaker said ...
John Granville, from The Rotary Club of Kapiti, delivered a speech of what he called 'pure entertainment'. And it was. You can read about some of the naval expressions he explained here.
Inner Wheel are having a Movie Night on 31 July at 5.30 for 6.15 pm. Funds will go to 'Look Good, Feel Better'. The film is a true story about intercultural differences. Tickets at $25 each are available from Christine Blick and Janet Reidy.
Porirua Rotary Club have invited us to join them at their Police Memorial Breakfast this Friday 14 July at 7.45 at the Memorial Wall at the Royal New Zealand Police College. You can find the details here.
Porirua Rotary have also invited us to an off-site visit to a local funeral home on Wednesday, 19 July at 6.00 pm at Gee and Hickton Funeral Directors, 6 Norrie Street, Porirua. The cost is $20 a head which will cover buffet style food and drinks. Proceeds will be donated to a Porirua Youth Project. Phone President Kathryn Beattie on 021 947 742.
Matthew di Leva, the runner-up from our Rotary Best Speakers Awards, and who joined us for the evening of 20 June with his parents, has sent us a delightful card, thanking us for the evening and saying how much he enjoyed giving his speech again - and especially how much he enjoyed the dessert!
The Outside World
Technology is allowing virtual doctors' appointments for people in rural Nigeria. Read about how Sebastopol Sunrise Rotarians are part of a larger effort to bring technology to bear on the problem, using telemedicine.
What's coming up in July and beyond?
18 July - President Jenny will be sharing information with members about some of the plans and projects coming up in the year ahead.
Amandine Veine, our new International Exchange Student will arrive on 28 July. Details about her exact arrival at Wellington Airport will follow shortly.
7 October - Blood Pressure Day. All around New Zealand, Rotary Clubs will partner with St John Ambulance and Wellington Free Ambulance to provide free blood pressure readings at local New World and Pak'nSave supermarkets. This is part of the Stroke Awareness Campaign. We will be asking for volunteers to assist with this in the next few weeks.
You will be able to find future events on the Events page.
This week's happenings
David has captured the essence of Jenny's extensive involvement in Rotary over many years here.
Julie has written a lovely blog about the Finals of the Rotary Best Speaker Awards held in Christchurch. You can read about it here.
If you haven't received your June Our Porirua E-newsletter (ion which we feature as usual), you can find it here. If you aren't on the mailing list and would like to be, let Wendy know.
You can read a special edition of District Newsletter from Changeover July 2017 here. And you can go here to see that DG Mitch has already been busy with the first message of his year which includes one of Plimmerton Rotary's stories.
Wellington Free Ambulance are giving a presentation on Monday 31 July from 6.30-8.30 pm. You'll find the details here. Seminar
Port Nicholson Rotary Club have invited us to their Monte Carlo fun night on Saturday 12 August at 6.30 for 7.00 pm at the Wellington Bridge Club, 17, Tinakori Road, Thorndon in aid of Rotary's ongoing community housing project in Fiji, You can secure your $30 ticket/donation by making contact with Darryl 029 8015515 firstname.lastname@example.org
Parting Thought for the week
Graham Craig quoted the English poet, T S Elliot who said, 'The years between 50 and 70 are by far the hardest. You are always being asked to do things but you are not yet decrepit enough to turn them down'.
Who's on duty for the next month?