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Visitors and Thanks

President Euon welcomed President Judith Gray and all our friends from the Rotary Club of Tawa. Partners of our members were also greeted with warmth. Cris was present as usual. Euon also thanked Allan and Barbara Nichols and their team for planning and organising what was a tremendous evening's entertainment. At the end of the evening he reiterated his thanks and farewelled all the visitors who helped make the meeting so vibrant.

President Judith thanked our Club for our hospitality and also thanked us for our support of their annual Book Fair.

The Speaker said

There was no speaker on such an auspicious evening but Kay Phillips has written a vivid story about the enjoyment had by all during the evening which you can read here.

This week's happenings

Peter and Alison Cox tell us that the total collected at the Porirua New World site on 19 October for the Blind and Low Vision Appeal was $879.50. This made us the top collection site on Saturday for which we can be truly delighted. Some credit must surely go to John Hughes and guide dog Victor from Whitby who spent many hours supporting the team at Porirua New World The grand total collected in Porirua was $5929.20.

Mana Zonta have sent us their November newsletter. It reminds us about the Inside Out Concert at Arohata so if you want to go and haven't bought your ticket yet, you'll find all the details you want in the document.


Peter Lillico asked again for volunteers for Meals on Wheels.  They deliver every week day and getting sufficient drivers is an ongoing issues.

President Euon congratulated Cris on receiving a Merit Award though he wasn't very sure what it was for...

What's coming up in November and beyond?

Next Tuesday, 12 November, will be the revised date for Planning Meetings.

The following Tuesday, 19 November, we are expecting Chris Theobald, formerly principal of Holy Family School but now principal of Viard College.We are currently checking on specifically what he intends to cover in his talk on the 19th. Watch this space!

Remember that Chris still needs your support for the Mary Potter Charity Golf Tournament on Friday 22 November 2019.

Parting thought 

Peter Lillico finished the evening with: "Love is like the wind; you can feel it but can’t touch it or hold it."

Who’s on duty for the next month?

Unable to do your duty? Please find a replacement and inform Philip Mottram.
If you're a late 'no show' please tell President Euon.
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.
Euon reminds members that it is the role of the person saying Grace to host Cris for the evening.

Weekly Update - An evening of discombobulation - 5 November 2019

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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