Hi all.
Well this is my last bulletin, with handing over the presidency to Joe on Tuesday.  With no meeting last week,  there’s not much to report on from my perspective.
A couple of things that have happened over the week is Joe attending the opening of the Ohariu Collection, an Art Exhibition at Parliament House to enable MPs to promote art and artists from their electorate. Greg O’Connor as the MP for Ohariu kindly invited us, with Joe accepting on our behalf.
Jesse Harman, from the Wondouree rotary Club in Victoria, Australia, is the first female RI Director from Zone 8 and Chair of the RI Membership Board.
She’s in Wellington this week, and attending a tree planting ceremony in Plimmerton, followed by a watching of the Te Ara Piko video and social event at Pauatahanui’s Lighthouse Theatre on Sunday 26th.  You should have all received the invite from Paul and I understand a few of our club members are attending.  Unfortunately I’m away for the weekend and unable to make it.
On 9th August, we are hosting members from a number of other Wellington clubs, including Karori and Mt Victoria, plus others who are interested, in an evening with DGE Wayne Gordon to talk about Rotary Regionalisation.  It’s expected there will be 20-25 guests attending.
And finally of course, this week’s meeting is Changeover, hope to see you all there.
Upcoming Events
Tuesday 28 June @ the Bowling Club
Partners invited
Sunday 3 July @ The Sprig & Fern
-First Sunday social drinks – 4-6pm
Tuesday 5 July @ the Bowling Club
-Jennifer Jones virtual presentation
Leadership and sharing our interests
Tuesday 12 July @ the Bowling Club
Board games night
Tuesday 19 July  @ the Bowling Club
-Kerry Prendergast – a walk in the woods
Tuesday 26 July @ the Bowling Club
-indoor bowls
Saturday 30 July
Joint RSA/Rotary Malay Vets Remembrance
Tuesday 2 August  @ the Bowling Club
-Phil Harland
Christmas Island reflections
Sunday 7 August @ The Sprig & Fern
-First Sunday social drinks – 4-6pm
Tuesday 9 August  @ the Bowling Club
-DGE Wayne Gordon
Rotary Regionalisation
Guests from other Wellington Rotary Clubs attending