Tuesday, 14 April 2015

This Week's Chronicle: Friday 17th April

Title: The Challenge of Strengthening St Mary of the Angels Church                  to meet Current NZ Seismic Code Requirements

Speaker: Brian McGuinness


Roster:

  • Setting Up: Dave E.
  • Projector: Nicky B.
  • Host Visitors: Yvonne DS.
  • Grace: George B.
  • List Visitors: Jean P.
  • Intro: Ben B.
  • Thanks: Bede C.
  • Last Word: Bernard W.

Last Week's Meeting - Friday 10th April

Title: How Valid is Your Will?
Speaker: Alan Knowsley 



Visitors: Tristan B., Mary E., Norma P., Linda R.
Apologies: Gladwyn G., Marten Y., Ron H., Brian K., Brian F.

Notices



    

Next Week - No Meeting




Tuesday, 7 April 2015

This Week's Chronicle: Friday 10th April

Title: How Valid is Your Will?

Speaker: Alan Knowsley



 Roster:

  • Setting Up: Ern P.
  • Projector: Stephen DB.
  • Host Visitors: Len K.
  • Grace: Don L.
  • List Visitors: Ben B.
  • Intro: Colin C.
  • Thanks: David E.
  • Last Word: Arthur Y.

Last Week - Friday 27th March: Trip to Zealandia

The following 17 members visited Zealandia and had lunch at the Zelandia Cafe:

  • Nicky B.
  • Colin C.
  • John C.
  • Bryan H.
  • Len K.
  • Brian K.
  • John M.
  • Wayne M.
  • Linda R.
  • Bernard W.
  • Raymond Arthur Y.
  • Marten Y.
  • Jean P.
  • Dave & Mary E.
  • Brian & Margaret F.
            

Apologies: George B., Don L., Ben B., Yvonne & Kraft DS., Gladwyn G., Stephen DB.


 Notices



Members from our Club had a most enjoyable evening occupying Table No.1 
at the Goal Setters Awards Dinner at the Intercontinental Hotel 
on the evening of the 1st April.

Worthy recipients spoke very eloquently to thank Rotary for
 encouraging their motivation, learning and changing their lives.

Next Week's Meeting - Friday 17th April

Title: The Challenge of Strengthening St Mary of the Angels Church 

                  to meet Current NZ Seismic Code Requirements


Speaker: Brian McGuinness



Roster:

  • Setting Up: Dave E.
  • Projector: Nicky B.
  • Host Visitors: Yvonne DS.
  • Grace: George B.
  • List Visitors: Jean P.
  • Intro: Ben B.
  • Thanks: Bede C.
  • Last Word: Marten Y.

Please Note:
  • If you are unable to attend, please send your apology to President Bryan or Secretary Bernard.
  • If unable to fulfill your roster duty, please arrange your own replacement.
  • Any notices or Chronicle inclusions, please send to the Editor no later than Sunday lunchtime.

Many thanks for your cooperation.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

This Week's Chronicle: Friday 27th March

Zealandia Trip


Last Week's Meeting - Friday 20th March

Title: Doing Better for Children in NZ
Speaker: Dr Amanda D'Souza



In her PhD Research, Amanda is considering how the effects of:
  • Political Systems
  • Economic Circumstances
  • Cultural Inheritance
  • Socio Economic Pressures
affect the health of children and what can be done to help families and improve the wellbeing of children.

Visitors: Dr Amanda D'Souza (Speaker), visiting Rotarian Dave B.
Apologies: President Bryan H., Dave & Mary E., Nicola B., Paul C., Stephen DB., Ern & Norma P., Gladwyn G., Jean P., Marten Y.,  Howard M.

New Member!


Wairarapa House & Garden Tour



Wednesday, 18 March 2015

This Week's Chronicle: Friday 20th March

Title: Doing Better for Children in NZ

Speaker: Dr Amanda D'Souza



Roster:

  • Setting Up: Bernard W.
  • Projector: Colin C.
  • Host Visitors: David G.
  • Grace: Len K.
  • List Visitors: Marten Y.
  • Intro: Kraft DS.
  • Thanks: Jean P.
  • Last Word: Ben B.

Last Week's Meeting - Friday 12th March

Title: How We Can Support Gifted Young New Zealanders
Speaker: Deborah Walker (Gifted Kids CEO)




       
Visitors: Speaker Gifted Kids CEO Deborah Walker, Visiting Rotarian Linda R.
Friends of Rotary: Mary E.
Apologies: Nicola B., Paul C., Brian F., Stephen DB., David G., Ern & Norma P., Gladwyn G.


Notices

  • Memo from Secretary Bernard re Zealandia Visit
  • Raita Menu for pre-ordering your lunch
  • Wanted - 2 young men to go to Rotary, Little Rock, USA - all expenses paid
  • Port Nicholson Goalsetters Awards Dinner - promises to be a great fun night!

Next Week -  Zealandia Visit  


Please Note:
  • If you are unable to attend, please send your apology to President Bryan or Secretary Bernard.
  • If unable to fulfill your roster duty, please arrange your own replacement.
  • Any notices or Chronicle inclusions, please send to the Editor no later than Sunday lunchtime.

Many thanks for your cooperation.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

This Week's Chronicle: Friday 13th March

Title: How we can support Gifted Young

       New Zealanders 

                   

Speaker: Deborah Walker 

 (CEO Mind Plus Programme for Gifted Education)



This is a meeting you cannot miss! Our young people are our future!

Roster:

  • Setting Up: John M.                                        
  • Projector: Stephen DB.
  • Host Visitors: Ben B. 
  • Grace: John C.
  • List Visitors: Marten Y.
  • Intro: Wayne M.
  • Thanks: Gladwyn G.
  • Last Word: Yvonne DS.                      

Last Week's Meeting - Friday 6th March

Title: NZ's election to the UN Security Council 

- How was it accomplished & what does it mean?


Speaker: Colin Keating



NZ is a founding member of the United Nations, having taken part in 1945 in the United Nations Conference on International Organisation in San Francisco.


Colin gave the meeting an in-depth account of how NZ got a seat on the UN Security Council. 


Since its formation, NZ has been actively engaged in the organisation.

NZ sees the UN as a means of collective security, mainly in the South Pacific region, particularly because NZ is a relatively small nation and has very little control over much larger countries or significant events. 

The UN was also seen as a way of safe-guarding NZ, at the time, a somewhat fledgling country.

The successor NZ Governments also felt that the UN was an important political and military ally to have as it was an integral part of NZ's "Collective Security".

Visitors: Speaker Colin Keating, Peter Savage
Apologies: Nichola B., Bernard W., Paul C., Brian F., Stephen DB., Len K., David G., Arthur Y., Jean P.

Notices:

  • WANTED - 2 young men to go to Rotary, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - all expenses paid
  • DISTRICT GOVERNOR 2017-18 - Nominations sought by 14 March 2015
  • Port Nicholson Goalsetters Awards Dinner - Promises to be a great, fun night!
        

A big thank you to those who assisted and participated
 to make the Big Dig a grand success!

The financial outcome will take a wee while to be sorted. 

It was gratifying to see the effort of so many of our young folk
 working so hard to help facilitate the process.
The combined effort of so many sure contributed 
well towards the success of the event.

We are all very grateful! Sure was a fun day!

Next Week's Meeting - Friday 20th March

Title: Doing Better for Children in NZ
Speaker: Dr Amanda D'Souza



Roster:

  • Setting Up: Bernard W.
  • Projector: Colin C.
  • Host Visitors: David G.
  • Grace: John C.
  • List Visitors: Marten Y.
  • Intro: Gladwyn G.
  • Thanks: Jean P.
  • Last Word: Ben B.

Please Note:
  • If you are unable to attend, please send your apology to President Bryan or Secretary Bernard.
  • If unable to fulfill your roster duty, please arrange your own replacement.
  • Any notices or Chronicle inclusions, please send to the Editor no later than Sunday lunchtime.

Many thanks for your cooperation. 
  

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

This Week's Chronicle: Friday 6th March

Title: NZ's Election to the UN Security Council 

               - How was it accomplished and what does it mean?

Speaker: Colin Keating


Roster:

  • Setting Up: John C.
  • Host Visitors: Yvonne DS.
  • Grace: Len K.
  • List Visitors: Jean P.
  • Sergeant: Wayne M.
  • Intro: Brian K.
  • Thanks: Colin C.
  • Last Word: Don L.

Last Week's Meeting - Friday 27th February

Title: A few small changes to your daily activities could help you survive aging
Speaker: Morice Crandall



Morocco's talk was well received.
       
She spoke about the benefits of:
  • Squatting
  • Sitting on the floor 
  • Breathing from the belly 
  • Smiling
  • Stretching
  • Sitting
  • Standing in a balanced manner with equal weight on both feet

A visit to her studios could be great.

Visitors: Speaker Morice Crandall
Apologies: Colin C., Don L., George B., Jean P., Marten Y., Paul C., Nicky B.

Notices



  • Wanted - 2 young men to go to Rotary, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - all expenses paid
  • DISTRICT GOVERNOR 2017-18 - Nominations sought by 14th March 2015
  • Goal-setters Awards 2015 - Promises to be a great, fun night!


Next Week's Meeting - Friday 13th March

Title: How We Can Support Gifted Young New Zealanders
Speaker: Deborah Walker (CEO Mind Plus Programme for Gifted Education)




Roster:

  • Setting Up: John M.
  • Projector: Stephen DB.
  • Host Visitors: Ben B.
  • Grace: John C.
  • List Visitors: David G.
  • Sergeant: Arthur Y.
  • Intro: Wayne M.
  • Thanks: Gladwyn G.
  • Last Word: Yvonne DS.


Please Note:
  • If you are unable to attend, please send your apology to President Bryan or Secretary Bernard.
  • If unable to fulfill your roster duty, please arrange your own replacement.
  • Any notices or Chronicle inclusions, please send to the Editor no later than Sunday lunchtime.

Many thanks for your cooperation.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

This Week's Chronicle: Friday 27th February

Title: A few small changes to your daily activities could help you survive aging

Speaker: Morice Crandall



Roster:

  • Setting Up: Ern P.
  • Projector: John M.
  • Host Visitors: Len K.
  • Grace: David E.
  • List Visitors: Ben B.
  • Sergeant: Brian K.
  • Intro: Stephen DB.
  • Thanks: Jean P.
  • Last Word: Bernard W.

Last Week's Meeting - Friday 20th February

Title: 

Middle England to Middle Earth 

'A presentation on the Rotary Club of Coventry Phoenix and its activities' 


Speaker: Patrick Bermingham - a fellow Rotarian from England



  • Coventry is the twin city to Volgograd, Russia.  
  • Center for World Peace and Reconciliation.
  • Historically best known for Lady Godiva in 1067 riding through the city naked on a horse.
  • Coventry has 5 Rotary Clubs.
 

  • International Projects include "Vision Aid" in Uganda, and  the Jubilee Sailing Trust (soldiers with war injuries)
            


We enjoyed having you speak to us Patrick and learnt a lot about the old country! 


Notice




Next Week's Meeting - Friday 6th March

Title: NZ's election to the UN Security Council

- How was it accomplished and what does it mean?


Speaker: Colin Keating



Roster:

  • Setting Up: John C.
  • Projector: Stephen DB.
  • Host Visitors: Yvonne DS.
  • Grace: Len K.
  • List Visitors: Jean P.
  • Intro: Brian K.
  • Thanks: Colin C.
  • Last Word: Don L.

Please Note:
  • If you are unable to attend, please send your apology to President Bryan or Secretary Bernard.
  • If unable to fulfill your roster duty, please arrange your own replacement.
  • Any notices or Chronicle inclusions, please send to the Editor no later than Sunday lunchtime.

Many thanks for your cooperation.