Foundation Evening 
 18 November 2021 evening
facilitated by Linda Jespersen and her Committee
Kevin Boyce
Derek Hughes
2021/ 2022 theme
Support Rob with his November 
Club Announcements
Reminder of the Christmas function at the Otaihanga Boat Club on Thursday 16 December. Please bring a gift for a child  with the  relevant labelling, which will be donated to  Women's Refuge
One hundred years of Rotary International. Paul Thomson has a book you might like to borrow, read, and return. Please see Paul
Christmas Puddings can be ordered with Tim Orrell. Money taken from your Rotary account. Intended delivery date of 9 December 
Helping our Caterer Ingrid. Doug called for help to cut up a tree for firewood please contact Doug Hooper Smith
Save the Dates
Wine tasting night 25 November 2021   Partners welcome Roy McGuiness will be offering samples from Al Brown Tipping Point and Young and Co.
AGM 2 Dec. If you have an issue for discussion please inform Murry Bell  as soon as possible
Chris Dentice is proud of being a Member of Paraparaumu Rotary Club for 22 years.
Chris has been resident on the Kapiti Coast since 1980 and has been married to Sue for over 50 years. They have 3 Daughters and 2 Grandchildren. His interests include the Coasters Musical Theatre, travel, and gardening and long walks with his dog.
Stephanie Dyhrberg was welcomed by her husband Murray Bell our President
Steph will offer a valuable legal arm to our collective club skills
This Week's Speaker Adrienne Murray 
Speaker Adrienne Murray, District Grants Sub-committee Chair gave us a good overview of the 1 Million Masks Global project. Rotary has partnered with  Lanrco who produces wool made masks, that are reusable. 7,500.00 were sent to Fiji during their Covid outbreak. Ideally as a club we support this project by purchasing them as a club and on-selling them header here
5 minute speaker
Steve Parrish
Steve Parish  gave us a summary of our Clubs support with emergency water tanks  for the Fiji Deaf School  The Club donated $2,000.00 and We received a district Grant of $3,500.00. Total $5,500.00
The school has sixty students and forty live in hostels. Clean fresh water is valued by the school. Students come from various Fiji Islands  Fiji has its own sigh language. Through Covid students were able to continue their practise of sigh language by using video clips on their phones. Steve finished the evening with a test where we needed to read the signs children were doing. We have a lot to observe and learn!
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