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World Toilet Day

Ngaire, Denise and AnnWorld Toilet Day was the theme of an informative and entertaining evening organised by the International Committee’s Ngaire Best, Denise Garcia and Ann Dale, but with a serious undertone. The serious facts highlighted during the evening are that forty percent of the world’s population does not have access to toilets and at least 10 million children under the age of five have died since 2000 because they have no access to a basic toilet Tawa Rotary has just completed a project refurbishing a primary school’s rundown toilet block in Tonga.

Robert ArmstrongThe sergeant’s session involved identification of toilets around the world, including those installed in Rotary projects. Robert Armstrong was identified as the member with the most toilets in his home. Our newest member Mike Kelly’s experience and knowledge as a plumber was displayed in an educative address on the problemsMike Kelly of plumbing and drainage and how to avoid these.

Valitha RoosOur guest speaker was Valitha Roos, Regional Manager, Veolia Central, who explained how our wastewater and sewage is treated and disinfected at the Wellington Wastewater Treatment Plant ( The cleaned effluent is discharged 1.8 km out into Cook Strait while sludge is transferred 8 kms into Carey’s gully and treated air to a discharge stack.

The parting thought was in the form of a video from Mr Toilet

New World Raffle Winner

Congratulations to Chris Black.

Parting thought

The parting thought was in the form of a video from Mr Toilet


5-7 Dec           District Conference 2014

9 Dec              Community Services – Carols at the College

10/11 Dec       Toot4Tucker street collection appeal

Register for Conference 2014

District 9940 has the privilege to be hosting this event, sanctioned by Rotary InternationaI. Exciting speaker line up, entertainment from the very young to the wonderful Dame Malvina Major telling her Rotary story and an evening at the TSB Arena with a 'Black and White' theme. Join your other District friends in Wellington December 5-7 in the Michael Fowler Centre.

A programme is available on line; and you can register now. More activities and speakers will be added. The Facebook page is

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PS: The next District 9940 Conference after this is not until May 2016 (no District Conference in calendar 2015).

Select the following for a print copy of notices: Bulletin notices 22 Nov 2014 [size 165 Kb]

Tuesday 18 November 2014

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