Wishing all members, families and friends of the Rotary Club of Hutt Valley, Happy and Safe holidays and look forward to seeing you all in the New Year.
Happy and Safe Holidays 2019-12-12 11:00:00Z 0

Members Donations for Christmas parcels from the club can be made into the club bank account. 

With assistance from Hutt City New World, Derrick will arrange for the parcels to be assembled on 13 December.  Derrick is looking for some volunteers to help with the packing.  Give Derrick a call if you can spare a couple of hours.


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Posted by Lorraine Girvan
Newer members of our club may not realise that in 2003 our club started a reading assistance program in Epuni, Pomare and Rata Street schools.  Every morning volunteers are rostered intp these schools to have the children read to them.  Many of these children have no assistance in the homes and the schools say the program is really worthwhile.
The convenor for the past 13 – 14  years has been Judith Clarke who took over when our own Ron Bain sadly departed from us.  Every December Judith and her husband Brian have hosted a morning tea at their home to thank the 30 -40 tutors, the school principals and supporters from our club.  Judith and Brian are now leaving their home in Waterloo to move to a villa in Shona McFarlane and this will be the last year they will be able to host the party.  All Club members who have been involved in this program are invited,  it will be our opportunity to thank Judith. 
Let me know numbers,  text is best 0274-436 981 - Wednesday, December 4th 10-30am  31a St Ronans Ave. 
Judith is remaining involved in the program and she has trained up her successor, Jo Martin, who is handling things really well and enabling,  with Judith’s support,  the program to continue.

Reading Assistance Tutors Christmas Morning Tea - 4 Dec Lorraine Girvan 2019-10-31 11:00:00Z 0
Posted by Lorraine Girvan
Rotary produce the most wonderful Christmas Puddings every year as a fundraiser for clubs.  They turn out to be a simple way to feed a large number at the Christmas Table.  They arrive in a tin with rotary promotion engraving, which can be boiled in a pot prior to the meal and stay warm for several hours. You can also cut them out of the tim and microwave (my health conscious children won’t allow that though).  If you only have a limited number who enjoy Christmas pud you can cook them, use what you require then slice up leftovers, freeze and use them over the winter – a little brandy, custard and cream – delish on a cold winters night- your family and friends will be impressed.
They sell for  $20 each  ($5 towards our community projects)– great for gifts to family, friends or clients at Christmas with a bottle of something and you are promoting Rotary at the same time. 
Ring or text Lorraine 0274 - 436981 and she will order and arrange delivery. 

Rotary’s Amazing Christmas Pudding Fundraiser  Lorraine Girvan 2019-10-31 11:00:00Z 0
Sport Wellington - Movement classes   
Live Stronger for Longer national movement aims to help you stay on your feet and living the life you want to live. One of the best and easiest ways to avoid falling is to build your muscle strength through exercise. Sport Wellington is organising Come and Try events that will provide older adults with the opportunity to try a range of exercise classes.
Fri 1 Nov, 1-3pm
Venue: Fraser Park Sports Hub (237 Taita Drive, Avalon)
Register online or contact Campbell on 04 380 2070 ext.265

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Volunteering Opportunities
Below, there are several opportunities to volunteer over the coming weeks.
Stokes Valley Christmas Parade – Sat 30 Nov - tomorrow morning
Hutt River Valley Rotary Club would love assistance with Marshaling during the Stokes Valley parade
Please contact Bruce if you are willing to help.

The Long Walk Home – Marshaling on Fri 6 Dec- afternoon/evening
Petone Rotary club is seeking volunteers for a couple of hours to assist at free drink stands when people will be walking between Wgtn Stadium and Silverstream.
Please contact Bruce if you are willing to help.
Please note my new email: Bruce.Manning1920@gmail.com

Upcoming Volunteering Opportunities 2019-10-18 11:00:00Z 0
Sport Wellington - Movement classes   
Live Stronger for Longer national movement aims to help you stay on your feet and living the life you want to live. One of the best and easiest ways to avoid falling is to build your muscle strength through exercise. Sport Wellington is organising Come and Try events that will provide older adults with the opportunity to try a range of exercise classes
Fri 1 Nov, 1-3pm
Venue: Fraser Park Sports Hub (237 Taita Drive, Avalon)
Register online or contact Campbell on 04 380 2070 ext.265

Live Stronger for Longer 2019-10-18 11:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bruce Manning
District Conference 15-17 May 2020
As a reminder, here is the proposed structure of volunteers.  Most roles are self-explanatory.  (Manaakitanga is essentially arranging liaison & care for the conference guests.)  It would be HUGELY appreciated if you could let me know if one of these roles may suit you – or if you’d like further info about any.
District Conference Vacancies Bruce Manning 2019-09-01 12:00:00Z 0
As part of his official duties as District Governor, DG John will be visiting us at our meeting on Wednesday.  Please make a special effort to be present and give him and his wife Lane a big welcome.
DG John Mohi's Official Visit to the Club this Week 2019-08-24 12:00:00Z 0
Our new exchange student from France has already started her official duties :)   Here she is at Parliament with Paul and Michelle. 
Say Hi to Maxine at our meeting on Wednesday.
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 If you would like to be part of the Farewell Dinner for the teachers, please advise Lorraine or Barry today: 
Venue: Taste Amazing, 190 High Street, 6.30pm this Wednesday. 
Please Note: (A breakfast club meeting will be held  on 11 Sept as usual.)

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Training has started for the big event and you are welcome to join the group on a training ride.  The rides are in areas of the Hutt not usually visited and you may learn something of the history of the Hutt.   
There have been several very enjoyable rides and the group has swelled to over 25 people, the group just keeps growing. 
Join us for a great ride and you will love the exercise. 
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Early Bird Registrations close on 31 July so act now and you can save some dollars by getting your tickets early and be in the draw for some great prizes.  We also have a discount coupon that you can save some money.  When you register on the website enter the code "HVR19" to get the discount.  Rotary Hutt Valley on your bib.
This is a great weekend as food and accommodation is all arranged at a very reasonable cost, and its a lot of fun.  End of November so you have plenty of time to get fit. 
Check out the Taupo Challenge website here.
Training has started if you would like to join us on a Saturday afternoon call Carl for details.  Join our FaceBook group and join us when you can.

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Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled.  
The new live-action "The Lion King" at the Monterey Cinema in Upper Hutt on Sunday the 14th of July at 6pm. Tickets are $20 each.
All proceeds go towards fundraising for a new shower and toilet block for the boarding students at Wanda Goodman Christian International School in Ghana. The current facilities are very poor, depriving students of good hygiene practice. We would highly appreciate your support for this cause to improve sanitation and the wellbeing of the students at this school. 
If you would like to buy tickets to attend this movie fundraiser, please pay into 03-0502-0416145-00 (St Oran's College Board of Trustees account), referencing your name, Interact and the number of tickets. 
If you would like to make a donation, please also pay into the above account, and reference Interact, "donation", and your name. Thank you for your generosity in advance!
https://youtu.be/Yo5DGH8zghU - Here is a link to a youtube video showing the school and its current bathroom facilities.
Harini Shanthakumar and Jessica Ye (Interact Club)

CANCELLED St Oran's Interact Club Movie Fundraising 2019-06-21 12:00:00Z 0
Next Tuesday 14 May at 7:00am  at Avalon Pavilion
The Rotary Hutt Valley club will be joining the Rotary Eastern Hutt club Pink Ribbon breakfast on Tuesday 14 May at 7.00 am instead of our regular meeting which would usually be held the next day.
Please note: There will no meeting at the Angus on Wednesday 15 May.
The Pink Ribbon breakfast meeting is at the Avalon Park Pavilion on Tuesday 14 May at 7.00 am.  It will be great to show support of Rotary Eastern Hutt and also Pink Ribbon Day, a very worthy cause.
The cost of the breakfast is $25 payable at the door. 
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Teachers in China 2019-04-24 12:00:00Z 0
Received from Jacqui Whyte co-cordinator at Duffy books in homes.  This is a local cause our club has been supporting for many years
Hi Judy,
Just had to send you this lovely pic Rata Street sent to me today, doesn’t it sum up the power of books.
It was home time bell. 
Thank you for your ongoing amazing support!
Ngā mihi,
Jacqui Whyte
Coordinator/Role Models & e-library  

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Club Changeover Friday 31 May 2019-03-23 11:00:00Z 0
Next Weekend
The online registration process is very simple…Please read on….
- The link   https://rotary9940.org/page/conference2019   will take you straight to the Conference page.
-A box on the left of that page is headed LINKS and below that are the words Register here! 
- Click on the words Register here! -  you will be taken to the Guide to registering page; read the instructions on that page.
- then scroll down to the bottom half of that page to start entering your details.
- You will see the option to login to ClubRunner to shortcut the registration process (If you enter your ClubRunner login it will automatically enter your details, but obviously that won't work for non-Rotarian partners, so you have to fill in the fields yourself). You do not have to use the ClubRunner option.
- From here on follow the online instructions giving the required details about the Registrant, option choices, details of payment and other questions.
An alternative to the above is to just go to the District 9940 home page where you can click on News & Events at the top and click on D9940 Conference 2019 and it will take you to the same Conference page as above and you follow the same directions and instructions.
Please remember the following:-
  • Each person attending Conference must be registered individually; however, payment of fees into the given bank account may be done jointly.
  • Please note: The suffix on the bank account is ‘03’ not ’00.’
  • Choose your options to suit. Note the benefits and timeline of ‘Early Bird Registrations.’                                                                 
  •  ‘Give it a go’ but please don’t hesitate to contact me if you need help.
Graeme Prince                                                      
District 9940 Conference
Ph: 06 3452448
Mobile: 027 3032562

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Postponed - 30 Years of Women in Rotary Celebration 2019-03-10 11:00:00Z 0
Dear Club Presidents and Secretaries,
Past District Governor, Deb Gimblett, in her role as Chair of the District Nominating Committee is now calling for nominations for Governor of Rotary International District 9940 for the 2021-22 year. The nominated Rotarian will follow DG 2019-20 John Mohi, RC of Wellington North, and DG 2020-21 Gillian Jones RC of Wellington
Nominations should be sent to PDG Deb at deb.gimblett@gmail.com
and must be received by 19 March 2019 for consideration
I have attached a copy of the relevant clauses of our District constitution relating to the selection of District Governor, and also the relevant section of the Rotary International Manual of Procedure. The full version of the District constitution is available on the District web site and the full RI Manual of Procedure is available at https://my.rotary.org/en/document/manual-procedure-035
Yours in Rotary Service
Marion Johnston
Governor, Rotary International District 9940, 2018-19

Nominations for Governor of Rotary International District 9940 2019-03-02 11:00:00Z 0
A couple of opportunities for you to help out with if you have time next week.
Marshalling at the 2019 Hutt Fun Run
Sunday 10th March, 9am, until about 11am ish (depends when the last person goes through)
Not sure where we will be positioned on the course yet, but please let Paul know if you can help out. pgnewsom@gmail.com or 021 784 070.
Thursday 7th March at Hutt Valley High School, midday - 3pm. Lunch is provided.
This is a Young Enterprise event, you will be one of 5 judges, each listening to 10 business pitches from students, then deciding on the winners. It's great fun and rewarding, you will go away energised having helped about 80 students during the afternoon!
Contact Paul at paul.newsom@youngenterprise.org.nz or 021 784 070 if you would like to be a judge.

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Rotary Club of Paraparaumu Golf Tournament 2019-02-13 11:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michelle Simpson
The ever-popular movie night is on again to kick off our fundraising for the New Year.  
On Thursday 7 Feb the Rotary Club of Hutt Valley is running a movie night and we would love to see you there. 
The movie is The Green Book and is directed by Peter Farrelly and has some notable actors, Academy Award® nominee Viggo Mortensen (Eastern Promises, The Lord of the Rings trilogy) and Academy Award® winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, Hidden Figures).
In this foray into a powerfully dramatic work as a feature director, Peter Farrelly helms the film that is inspired by a true friendship that transcended race, class and the 1962 Mason-Dixon line. When Tony Lip (Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighbourhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr Don Shirley (Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans.
Confronted with racism, danger—as well as unexpected humanity and humor—they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime. Check out the trailer here.
"The Green Book"
$20 a ticket
5:30 for 6:00pm start
Thursday 7th Feb
The Lighthouse
Beach Street 
Tickets are available from Michelle Simpson.
Give Michelle a call on 027 257 2602, or email her at  michellesimpson50@hotmail.com 
Movie Night at the Lighthouse Petone on Thurs 7 Feb Michelle Simpson 2019-02-06 11:00:00Z 0
Start the year with a Game of Bowls 2018-12-13 11:00:00Z 0
Posted by Michelle Simpson
The ever-popular movie night is on again to kick off the New Year.  

Academy Award® nominee Viggo Mortensen (Eastern Promises, The Lord of the Rings trilogy) and Academy Award® winner Mahershala Ali (Moonlight, Hidden Figures) star in Participant Media and DreamWorks Pictures’ Green Book.

In his foray into powerfully dramatic work as a feature director, Peter Farrelly helms the film inspired by a true friendship that transcended race, class and the 1962 Mason-Dixon line. When Tony Lip (Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighbourhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr Don Shirley (Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans.

Confronted with racism, danger—as well as unexpected humanity and humor—they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime.

Jim Burke (The Descendants), Charles B. Wessler (The Heartbreak Kid) produce alongside Farrelly’s fellow writers, Brian Currie and Nick Vallelonga, and Farrelly. The drama is executive produced by Participant’s Jeff Skoll (The Help) and Jonathan King (Lincoln), along with Octavia Spencer (Fruitvale Station) and Kwame L. Parker (Kill Bill series), as well as Cinetic Media’s John Sloss (Boyhood) and Steven Farneth. Linda Cardellini (Brokeback Mountain, The Founder) co-stars.

Thursday 7th Feb
Movie fundraiser
The Lighthouse Petone
"Green Book"
$20 a ticket

A movie ticket makes a nice gift at this time of the year. :) 

NB This will replace the meeting on 6th Feb ( Waitangi Day )
Many thanks

Movie Night Fundraiser 7 Feb Lighthouse Petone Michelle Simpson 2018-12-13 11:00:00Z 0
Those of us who are able to snuggle up at home away from this wild cold spell of wet weather, spare a thought for those less fortunate.

Think of Martin and Jill Penrose who are heading towards the south pole for a three-week cruise and should be passing through the roaring 40s about now.  Check their progress here.
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Friday Christmas Drinks at the Angus Inn 2018-12-05 11:00:00Z 0
Members are invited to the School Reading Assistance Tutors morning tea on Wednesday 5 December at 10:30 am.  The event is at Judith Clarke”s house 31a St Ronans Ave.  If you would like to attend please contact Lorraine on 027 4436 981  
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Posted on Nov 22, 2018
It's not too late to get your tickets, call Barry, he is looking forward to hearing from you.
We would love you (and your partner) to attend our Rotary Hutt Valley 2018 Christmas function on Wednesday 19 December.  It will be an informal occasion and provide the opportunity to celebrate the festive season with good conversation, fun and laughter (I’m sure we all deserve it after another busy year). 
The Angus Inn will be putting on their special pre-Christmas set-menu dinner and our very own Secret Santa will be there.  Relevant details include:
  • Venue: Angus Inn Hotel (Tattler’s Room)
  • Time: 6:00pm for 6:30pm
  • Dinner: from 7:00pm  (pre-Christmas set-menu)
  • Cost: $49-90 per person
  • Cash bar operating
  • Secret Santa: everyone is requested to bring a present to the value of around $5.
RSVP: For catering purposes, please confirm your attendance by Wednesday 12 December to either Michelle {0272 572 602) or Barry (0274 478 262). 
Please note that payment may be made:
  • by internet transfer to Club account  02 0610 0071690 000 with your name as a reference.
  • or at the door on the evening but please RSVP your attendance.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Michelle and Barry

Rotary Hutt Valley Christmas Function Barry Girvan 2018-11-21 11:00:00Z 0
Go the Cyclists at Taupo 2018-11-18 11:00:00Z 0
Rotary Kaukau Street Fair Sun 9 Dec 2018-11-18 11:00:00Z 0
A Big Welcome to Little Louis Williams 2018-10-17 11:00:00Z 0
Make a note in your diary for Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th November – Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge – we would LOVE to hold on to the Rotary Challenge Cup for another year.  The accommodation has been arranged. 
For more information on how to enter click here.  It's not too late.  

Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge 23/24 Nov 2018-04-05 12:00:00Z 0
Life Flight Trust Street Collection Vounteers Wanted 2018-03-14 11:00:00Z 0
Old Ads from the USA 2018-03-07 11:00:00Z 0
Video LINK for Theme Address Barry Rassin, RI President elect
Also access to the ClubRunner App for ANDROID or IPHONE you will always have access to your meeting duties and will be up-to-date with club events and occasions.
If you are loading this app on your phone you will need your Rotary password. Drop Jo and email and she will be able to give it to you.
Links that Jeff passed on 2018-03-07 11:00:00Z 0

I promised to share this with you all - then forgot! 

Tina spoke at Rotary a couple of weeks ago and she shared this article......take a look from page 20 of the attachment.

Rugby Jerseys



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Helpfull Rotary Sites 2018-03-04 11:00:00Z 0

25th Anniversary - Club Celebration 

25 years is a significant milestone for our club and   Rotary Hutt Valley has three significant events occurring in June 2018,  the club leadership team has decided to combine these three great events into one very special 25th Anniversary celebration.  The celebration will incorporate the 25th Anniversary of our charter in 1993, the Past Presidents Dinner and Club Changeover.

Plans are well underway for a sumptuous  dinner at The Angus Inn. For such a significant event we are expecting many notable guests and past members, so to ensure your seat please book early.  


There will be an email sent out shortly with more info on how to make your booking. 


Don't forget to diary 29th June, do it now!

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Women’s dinner

On Thursday 15 February our first dinner for 2018 will be held 6.30pm at ‘Mid Valley Resturant’ 115 High Street Lower Hutt.

It is Malaysian, licenced  and is situated at the South end of High Street near Laings Road.

If you plan to join us please contact Jill at jill.penrose@outlook.com

Please note Jill's new email address.

Thank you


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Posted by Joanna Newlove
Wishing you all a fantastic 2018!
We'll be back in action from early February.  I'm looking forward to the second half of my year as your President
Happy New Year Joanna Newlove 2018-01-04 11:00:00Z 0
Don't forget to RSVP if you would like to attend this event.

The Dowse Welcomes Rotary
Wednesday 29 November
Peter Barker, chair of The Dowse Foundation and Courtney Johnston, director of The Dowse, are delighted to invite members of the Rotary Club of Hutt City and the Rotary Club of Hutt Valley to a special breakfast event to express our thanks for your many years of support.
The Dowse’s flagship summer exhibition Gavin Hipkins: The Domain will be open for a guided viewing with Courtney, and our store will be open for pre-Christmas shopping with a special discount.
Bubbles, tea, coffee and light breakfast refreshments will be on offer.
7am–8.30am, Wednesday 29 November
The Dowse Art Museum
45 Laings Road
Lower Hutt
RSVP to rsvp@dowse.org.nz or 04 560 1470 (acceptances only) by Wednesday 22 November.

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 A big thank you to all who helped with this event raising money for the te Omanga Hospice and other local worthy causes.  It was a great concert and enjoyed by all.

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Pauatahanui Garden Trail 28 Jan 2018 2017-11-16 11:00:00Z 0

From your "stand in" P P  as Jo, Chris, Judy and Luke supported family in Auckland

Our thoughts have been with you all. 

The "Ted Talk" replaced our speaker this week due to circumstances beyond our control. Very interesting  and worth serious thoughts about protecting our planet 

Paul shared the value of the Innovative Young Minds Programme (IYM). This is certainly a youth programme that our club will support again in 2018. 

Tony reminded us about "Japan Day " Support is needed, see the FaceBook for details. 

" Round Taupo Ride"  is only  9 days  to go. Bikes and riders are ready. Go well and enjoy the weekend. 

Vocal FX tickets are now available, and have been distributed to members. Michelle has tickets for you all, or you can purchase through "Event Finder " This will be an amazing evening so share with family and friends. Your support will help Te Omanga Hopice and our clubs projects. 

Enjoy your week 


Message from PP Michelle 2017-11-16 11:00:00Z 0

Why Workout for Water?

Because 2.1 billion people worldwide don’t have access to clean water. For every workout we’ll be encouraging Instructors and members to raise USD $414, which is the cost to build a water pump in East Africa. Just one of these pumps can bring clean, safe drinking water to an entire community.

Donate here


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Posted by Michelle Simpson

Hurry, Hurry, Tickets going fast!



Murder on the Orient Express – 8th November 6pm– REPLACES USUAL MORNING MEETING.

Lighthouse Cinema Petone

Tickets $20, all proceeds will go to Rotary’s Polio Plus Campaign

Contact Michelle (aka Nana) – michellesimpson50@hotmail.com


Murder on the Orient Express Michelle Simpson 2017-10-07 11:00:00Z 0
For a limited time, when you purchase an Entertainment Membership from Rotary Club of Hutt Valley, you’ll receive a BONUS $10 New World Gift Card PLUS FREE DELIVERY! What a win!

The NEW 2017 | 2018 Entertainment Book, or the new Entertainment Digital Membership for your smartphone is packed with thousands of up to 50% OFF and 2-for-1 offers for the best local restaurants, cafés, attractions, hotel accommodation, travel, and more!
New World is not a participant in or a sponsor of this promotion.

Rotary Club of Hutt Valley
Michelle Simpson

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Working Bee : Pomare School : Saturday 4th November

We will take apart the existing wire panel fence, and use the panels with new posts to fence the boundary of the school, around the edge of the tarmac.

The school have been wanting this done for ages, and are really excited it’s about to happen.

Come and lend a hand from 9am till we are done. 

Paul is still looking for volunteers.


Working Bee : Pomare School : This coming Saturday 4th November Paul Newsom 2017-09-30 11:00:00Z 0
Taupo Challenge Supporters Trip-1 Day to go! Derrick Gee 2017-09-22 12:00:00Z 0
World Polio Day 24 October 2017-09-22 12:00:00Z 0
Club Survey Results 2017-09-14 12:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Hutt Valley is raising funds. Here's how you can help...
Purchase an Entertainment Membership from us to support our fundraising, and you can enjoy the best of what Wellington has to offer with the special Entertainment advantage. Filled with valuable offers for everything you love to do, Entertainment Memberships are the perfect guide to Wellington’s finest restaurants, cafés, attractions and much more.

“Love visiting new places and eating at different places that I wouldn't normally go to. But with the amazing savings why wouldn't I! Thanks entertainment book!” - Esther

Use only one or two of these offers, and you'll more than cover the cost of your Membership!

Rotary Club of Hutt Valley
Michelle Simpson


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This weeks guest speaker contact details if you can help this worthy cause or would like some information.
Irene Wakefield
Web: www.prepairnz.com
e-Mail:  hello@prepairnz.com

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The Great NZ Blood Pressure Campaign 7 October 2017-08-18 12:00:00Z 0


Carl has received the email about the upcoming Keep NZ Beautiful clean up.

We've done this before and it would be great to support it again.  Carl has the Kea's, Cubs and Scouts on hand......lets see if we can help out his year.

We are just confirming the day (Saturday or Sunday) and we'll let you know.




More info to follow

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Following on from Jo’s update at Wed’s meeting, we can confirm that the Chinese teachers will NOT now be travelling from China.  Unfortunately their required visas to enable them to leave China have been denied and at this point they have been told they cannot travel this year.  We know that the teachers will be very disappointed. 

THANK YOU to those that had offered to host or transport the teachers. Also, the hours of work by those who had planned the exchange is hugely appreciated. 

Be assured that the club’s International team will soon be working on alternative plans for something equally exciting.  Watch this space!





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There is still a need for volunteers (drivers) for the following days: 

  • Two van drivers for Tuesday 11th July   and 1 support person (in van)
  • Two van Drivers for Wednesday 12th July and 2 support people (in van)
  • Two van Drivers for Thursday 13th July and  1 support person (in van)
  • Two van Drivers for Friday 14th July and 2 support people.(in van)

Click here for the volunteer application from. If you are interested in helping out, please complete the volunteer application form and send it to ganesh.cherian@gmail.com

You will need to have an up to date police check. I don’t think we have enough time for this process now.


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Pave your way - Have a permanent place in Lower Hutt history


Another way you can support The Dowse is by buying a brick in The Dowse Community Pathway. Here is your chance to put your name on memory lane by purchasing and engraving a name or message on one of the bricks that will permanently pave the way to The Dowse along the stunning front facade of the building.

Each brick costs from $150 and you can choose what name, message, tribute or corporate logo you would like to have engraved on it; something that will be seen and valued by generations to come.

Download an order form here

Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to:

  • Have a permanent place in Lower Hutt history
  • Have a family stone or memorial for a loved one
  • Mark a special occasion or anniversary
  • Create a lasting recognition of a person, group of business who have contributed to the health, happiness and success of Lower Hutt

 Thanks to the Rotary Club of Hutt Valley

The project at the Civic Centre Pathway is two-fold.
Firstly, we are creating a permanent record of Businesses & Individuals who make up the Hutt Valley by selling the bricks in the path engraved with the names of these businesses/individuals.
Secondly, Rotary Hutt Valley drives this project to support Rotary's local and international projects.  A portion is also given to the Dowse Foundation to provide for their student education programs.  The recipients of our local projects are mainly Lower Hutt's low decile primary schools and Hutt Valley senior school pupils who we enrol in personal development, educational development and leadership programs run by Rotary.
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The philosophy behind the programme is simple - to break the cycle of 'booklessness'. Children who can't read become adults who can't communicate and that's a serious disadvantage in a world that operates on the written word.
The Alan Duff Charitable Foundation, better known as Duffy Books in Homes, provides free books to over 100,000 New Zealand children, three times a year.
Duffy Books in Homes AJS 2016-06-18 00:00:00Z 0
Since 2003 a team of rostered volunteers has been going into 3 low-decile schools in Lower Hutt to participate in one-on-one reading sessions with children. The children practise reading to the volunteer at a level slightly higher than that at which they were currently reading. 
The response from the children is enthusiastic. Some of the children get little opportunity for similar reading experiences at home and they really appreciate being able to demonstrate their skills to an encouraging adult.
The schools now say they do not know how they managed without our team.
Giving children a reading role model in their lives AJS 2016-06-17 00:00:00Z 0
This project is about supporting local midwives on Tanna Island, Vanuatu who deal with an alarming teenage pregnancy problem and the incidence of sexually transmitted diseases, malnutrition, and infant death. The heart of the problem is a lack of awareness and knowledge by the 20,000 inhabitants of the Island. Besides assisting with child birth, the two midwives have set about an education and information sharing learning opportunity for local schools and families; it is this role that has attracted Rotary's attention and initial support.
Health Education on Tanna Island - Save Blong Yu 2016-01-20 00:00:00Z 0
Some brought tattered and chewed-cover copies of books about Hairy, Slinky Malinki, Schnitzel von Krumm, Zachary Quack and others in her cast of characters. But young and old sought Dodd's autograph, and a few words with the author at the unveiling of bricks in the Dowse Community Pathway - our local pathway that tells the story of Hutt Valley people.
Hairy McLary honoured on Dowse pathway 2013-02-27 00:00:00Z 0