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Christmas Party for Members' Children and Grandchildren

What a great party! Thirty-four excited youngsters arrived at Mana Cruising Cub to be welcomed by Life Education’s Harold the Giraffe, and entertained by Nigel Kennedy the magic balloon man, with his large white rabbit. There were family groups of siblings and cousins, and even friends from pre-school. The children chosen by Nigel Kennedy were born actors and played their part in the magic tricks with great aplomb.

Of course, the centre of attention was Santa who came with his lovely helper and distributed gifts to the expectant children.

Boxed chicken and chips kept the hungry and tired partygoers quiet till it was time to go home to bed, although some were probably asleep in their car seats before they got to the main road.

A very successful party with special thanks to Allan Nichols and his team. Some photos below.

This week's happenings

December 2017 is Rotary Disease Prevention and Treatment Month. If you haven't received DG Mitch's December newsletter, you can read it here.

Here are two documents from Mark's talk (with Jan Nisbet) about the Cycle Opportunity in Porirua East. Donna says she has a number of bikes to coordinate (and, in some cases, repair) from those of you generous enough to donate. These will be incorporated into Jan's library and will eventually be gifted to Porirua East.  The_Cycle_Opportunity  Cycling_in_EP

What's coming up in December and beyond?

Next week it's the AGM.

The Events page has been miraculously updated so that you can see what's happening when you get back from whatever you're planning to do over the holiday period.

Who's on duty for the next month?

Unable to do your duty? Please find a replacement and inform Philip Mottram.
Please arrive at 5.45 pm if you're on Door duty or on Introduction duty to greet the Guest Speaker and be his/her host for the evening.
Need to apologise or bring additional guests?
Advise the Receptionist at Professionals before 10.00 am on the Monday before the meeting on 233 9955 or email if you prefer.
Please provide the name (and spelling if necessary). The same applies if you're going to be late.








Weekly Update - 12 December 2017

Guests are welcome to our Dinner Meetings. 
For apologies or additional guests, please phone or email Phillip Whearty before 10.00 am on Mondays (or before 10.00 am on Tuesdays if Monday is a statutory holiday) on 027 448 9094 or email


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