We meet at 6 pm every Wednesday except for the first Wednesday of each month.
It's important to phone Graham 04 905 2626 or
027 454 1082 by 5 pm Monday, if you're attending on that Wednesday.

Club Notices

Christmas function
On Wednesday 15 December we have our Christmas dinner meeting from 6pm at Cedarwood, 17 Parata Street Waikanae.
The menu for the evening is as follows:
Ham on the bone
Roast beef
Vegetable medley
Asparagus Tossed green salad
Beetroot walnut and feta salad
Tomato basil and mozzarella salad
Rice salad
Bread basket

Pavlov /strawberries
Steam pudding with brandy custard
Tea coffee.

The cost is $40 a head and remember it is BYO drinks.
This year we are reinstating a tradition of past years where we bring a gift for a child that will go to the Salvation Army for distribution.  Details to follow in a separate email.
Please save the date and RSVP to Graham Oliver by Monday 12 December at 5 pm if you are attending.  It’s best to ring Graham on 04 905 2626.or 027 454 1082.


  • 01 Dec: No meeting
  • 08 Dec: Project Updates (no speaker)
  • 15 Dec: Christmas function


Members rostered on will perform all these duties:

Open meeting with Grace or a Message;  Sergeant session;
Introduce & Thank Speaker (if there's a speaker); Parting Thought.

  • 01 Dec: No meeting
  • 08 Dec: Steve Botica
  • 15 Dec: Graham Oliver
The meeting
There was no scheduled speaker as the meeting was to report back on the projects we have done or are underway.
Healthy Heroes – Robert reported that the programme is still underway but split across two terms because of COVID.
Nga Manu – David Bruce is leading the project.  The Board has agreed to fund the establishment of the programme. We are looking for sponsors for the running of each course - about $5,000 each time.  the first week long course is scheduled for the end of Term 1 school holidays in 2022.
Community Hobbies and Interest Expo – Steve reports that interest in the expo is high and so a date has been set being Saturday 5 March 2022 and the Memorial Hall booked.
Youth projects – Richard (through Steve) advised that the Summer Science forum for 2022 has been cancelled.
A nomination from Rodger McCormack for the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) is being followed up.
Lifting the Lid - Steve advised the project has helped close to 30 kids to receive up to 8 session of counselling services across the district.  Clubs in the Porirua area and Hawkes Bay are interested in following the model developed here.
School prize giving - the club has continued its support for Waikanae and Kapanui Schools, and Paraparaumu College with prizes and the Rotary Scholarship award at the college.
Pride of Workmanship Award - David Bruce reported that this event is set for April 2022.  All clubs in our area are expected to provide a nomination and secure bookings for a table or two.
Note: Alison Jarden will be formally inducted into the club at our Christmas meeting.
Parting thought (Steve)

"Mankind is a great, an immense family.  This is proved by what we feel in our hearts at Christmas."

 - Pope John XXIII