Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Winners of Rotaract's Quiz Evening!


Our Club Members above supported Rotaract's fundraising quiz evening held at the Tap Haus on Monday 17th November and came away decisive winners.

Hardly surprising when you look at the intellectual grunt on display.

We donated the winners' voucher to Rotaract for sale.


Sunday, 16 November 2014

This Week's Meeting: Friday 21st November

Title: Adventures in Nepal and the Smokeless Stove

Speaker: Linda Wellington, 

- a fellow Rotarian from Port Nicolson




Roster:

  • Setting Up: Don L.                           
  • Projector: Arthur Y.
  • Host Visitors: Dave E.
  • Grace: Ern P.
  • List Visitors: Stephen DB.
  • Sergeant: Wayne M.
  • Intro: Brian K.
  • Thanks: Jean P.
  • Last Word: Brian F.

Last Week's Meeting - Friday 14th November

Title: A South American Jaunt - Part One
Speaker: Colin and Carol Carr




Visitors: Carol C., Peter S. (Wgton Nth Club), Andrew M (Wgton Club), Russell F. and Tristan B.
Apologies: Yvonne & Kraft DS., John C., Gladwyn G and Bernard W.


Notices

  • Drivers - the District are looking for people to assist with transporting incoming Rotarians from the airport attending the Rotary Institute and Conference first week of December.
Please let Marten Y. know if you can help.

  • Club Forum & AGM - Thursday 18th December
                - this will be the last meeting for 2014.

  • Fireworks Eveninga big thanks to...
 George B., with his team of Ern & Norma, Marten and Bryan plus Artem from Rotaract, Bobby H. and Evan G. who sold over $800 work of glowsticks, bracelets, etc. 

A great effort guys!!!

  • Rotary Foundation - next month is Rotary Foundation Month. 
It's a great we now have 14 Centurion Club members and soon to be 15.  

If you not, reconsider this month. 


  • Entertainment Books 
Colin C. reported that 
we received a cheque for $312 



    • Christmas Function - Thursday 11th December 
    in recognition of the contribution made by the Bay Plaza, this will be held there this year. 

    Put in your diary now. 


    • RYLA 
    - we are please to advise that the club is sponsoring Ryan Lake for the upcoming RYLA course held in January. 


    • 2015 Events 

    - Project Day is on Sunday 22nd Febuary ,
      we are supporting the Round the Bay run

    - Our Big Dig has been scheduled for 8th March 
      or 15th if postponed.


    • Duck Race - 30th November - Only 2 weeks to go…
    So far we have sold 6 Corporate Ducks, which is another top effort from a few enthusiastic Members.

    Local businesses will uniquely decorate their Rubber Ducks to promote their business. For only $200 it will be a fun day for them and especially for their staff. 

    Please try and sell at least one!


    Next Week's Meeting - Friday 28th November

    Title: New Found Seismic Fault
    Speaker: Dr. Philip Barnes of NIWA




    Roster

    • Setting Up: Bernard W.                        
    • Projector: Colin C.
    • Host Visitors: Nicky B.
    • Grace: Yvonne DS.
    • List Visitors: John M.                   
    • Sergeant: Brian K.
    • Intro: Kraft DS.
    • Thanks: Paul 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, 11 November 2014

    This Week's Chronicle: Friday 14th November

    Title: A South American Jaunt - Part One

    Speaker: Colin & Carol Carr



    Roster:

    • Setting Up: Ben P.
    • Projector: Gladwyn G.
    • Host Visitors: George B.
    • Grace: Len K.
    • List Visitors: Wayne M.
    • Sergeant: Arthur Y.
    • Thanks: Jean P.
    • Last Word: Colin C.

    Last Week's Meeting - Friday 7th November

    Title: Saving Orang-utans
    Speaker: Debbie Mair, another fellow Rotarian of the Hutt City


    Debbie started out sharing with us a touch of incredible background:
    • From her gypsy childhood in Scotland
    • Leaving school at age 13  
    • And eventually challenging careers with both the British Army and Police.
                 
                                      

    But her most recent passion has been saving the pigmy elephants and Orang-utans in Indonesia, being destroyed by the industrialised farming of Palm Oil. 


    Her empassioned plea, boycott anything that contains Palm Oil. 


    Friends of Rotary: Norma P. and Mary E.
    Apologies: Yvonne & Kraft DS., Nicky B., Ron H., Paul C., Colin C. and Jean P.

    Notices


    • Drivers - the District are looking for people to assist with transporting incoming Rotarians from the airport attending the Rotary Institute and Conference first week of December. 
    Please let Marten Y. know if you can help.

    • Rotary Foundation - next month is Rotary Foundation Month and it will be a reminder for those who are not Centurian Club members, please give this serious consideration.



    • Christmas Function - Thursday 11th December - in recognition of the contribution made by the Bay Plaza, this will be held there this year. Put in your diary now. 



    • Rotaract Quiz Evening - Monday 17th November - starting at 6pm at The Tap Haus, we already have one team and would like to add another if possible to support our Rotaract friends. 
    Contact Stephen DB. for more detail.


    • Duck Race - 30th November - Only 3 weeks to go… 
    What business do you know who will buy and dress up a Rubber Duck in their unique way to promote their business. It's only $200 and it will be a fun day for them and their staff.

    President Bryan has 10 posters for everyone, so deliver them to those businesses who feel will buy one - come on,  just 1 sale each…please do your part.



    Next Week's Meeting - Friday 21st November

    Title: Adventures in Nepal and the Smokeless Stove
    Speaker: Linda Wellington, another fellow Rotarian from Port Nicholson


    Roster:  

    • Setting Up: Don L.
    • Projector: Arthur Y.
    • Host Visitors: Dave E.
    • Grace: Ern P.
    • List Visitors: Stephen DB.
    • Sergeant: Wayne M.
    • Intro: Brian K.
    • Thanks: Jean P.
    • Last Word: Brian F.


    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.  

    Sunday, 2 November 2014

    This Week's Chronicle: Friday 7th November

    Title: Saving Orang-utans

    Speaker: Debbie Mair




    Roster:

    • Setting Up: Dave E.
    • Projector: Ben B.
    • Host Visitors: Ern P.
    • Grace: Wayne J.
    • List Visitors: Ron H.
    • Sergeant: Brian F.
    • Intro: Bernard W.
    • Thanks: Gladwyn G.
    • Last Word: Don L.


    Last Week's Meeting - Friday 31st October

    Title: Understanding and Moving Towards the Sharing Economy
    Speaker: Olivier Lacoua, a fellow Rotarian of the Wellington Club


    An experienced hospitality teacher, Olivier spoke about today's "Sharing Economy" that has evolved out of technology (smartphones, iPads etc) 

    Particularly amongst the younger generations, more people are sharing resources instead of owning them (houses, cars, accommodation etc).

    See below: 

    This was truly an eye-opener for most of us and how we can reduce or curb our expenditure into the future. 

    Visitors: None
    Friends of Rotary: Norma P.
    Apologies: Yvonne & Kraft DS., Nicky B., Wayne J., Stephen DB., Bernard W., Brian F., Ron H., Paul C. and Mary E.


    Notices:


    • Fireworks - 8th November   
     George has a stock of Glow Sticks to sell at Wellington's evening.

    We need you  for 1 or 2 hours only to sell these from 6pm onwards.

    Please call George for full details 380-8988 or 027-580-8988


    • The Duck Race - 30th November - Only 4 weeks to go… 
    What business do you know who will buy and dress up a Rubber Duck in their unique way to promote their business. It's only $200 and it will be a fun day for them and staff. 

    President Bryan has 10 posters for everyone, so deliver them those businesses who you feel will buy one - come on, just 1 sale each… please do your part.


    • Christmas Function - Thursday 11th December  
    In recognition of the contribution made by the Bay Plaza,  this will be held there this year.

    Put in your diary now.


    • Rotary Foundation
    Next month is Rotary Foundation Month!

    It will be a reminder for those who are not Centurian Club members, please give this serious consideration.

    • Drivers 
    The District are looking for people to assist with transporting incoming Rotarians from the airport attending the Rotary Institute and Conference first week of December.
    Please let Marten know if you can help.

    Next Week's Meeting - Friday 14th November

    Title:  Adventures in Nerpal and the Smokeless Stove
    Speaker: Linda Wellington, another fellow Rotarian from Port Nicholson





    Roster:

    • Setting Up: Ben P.                     
    • Projector: Gladwyn G. 
    • Host Visitors: George B.
    • Grace: Len K.
    • List Visitors: Wayne M.
    • Sergeant: Arthur Y.
    • Intro: Brian K.
    • Thanks: Jean P.
    • Last Word: Colin C.

    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.  

    Sunday, 26 October 2014

    This Week's Chronicle: Friday 31st October

    Title: 

    Understanding & Moving Towards a Sharing Economy

    Speaker: 

    Olivier Lacoua and fellow Wellington Rotarian




    Roster:

    • Setting Up: John C.
    • Projector: Stephen DB.
    • Host Visitors: Marten Y.
    • Grace: Don H.
    • List Visitors: Wayne J.
    • Sergeant: Wayne M.
    • Intro: John M.
    • Thanks: Len K.
    • Last Word: Arthur Y.

    "In The Meantime" 

    - Bernard and John attended the Charities Service Seminar on the new accounting standards for Charitable Trusts. 

    - The good news is that the Rotary Club of Courtenay Place Charitable Trust is well-placed to comply with the new standards that apply from 2015 awards


    Last Meeting - Friday 14th October

    Speaker: Iona Pannett, Wellington City Councillor



    Visitors: Alex A. (Rotaract)
    Apologies: Colin C., Paul C., Yvonne & Kraft DS., Nicky B., Wayne M., Ern & Norma P.


    Notices:


    • Duck Race - DUCKS-IN-A-LINE-Please. By now members should be advanced in securing sponsors for the Rubber Duck for the race on 30th November
    Corporates can buy their ducks for $200 and dress them up in their unique way to promote their business



    • Rotary Foundation - next month is Rotary Foundation Month and it will be a reminder for those who are not Centurian Club members, please give this serious consideration



    • Christmas Function - will be held on Thursday December 11th at the Bay Plaza Hotel.  Please clear your diaries.

    • President Elect - President Bryan announced that the Board of Directors had resolved to elect John M as the incoming President for 2015-6.

    • Rotary Conference - Request for Transport pick up from Wellington Airport for attendance at Rotary Institute and Conference in December from David W. Please see Marten Y. if you can assist.

    • Rotaract Function - Alex visited to alert members to Rotaract's forthcoming Quiz Night and seeks our active support. Please burn November 17th into your diaries and support them!


    Future Meeting Date - 7th November

    Title: Saving Orangu-tans
    Speaker: Debbie Mair 


    (Note: there are three ways of spelling the name of these wondrous simians) 

    Roster:                                              

    • Setting Up: Dave E.
    • Projector: Ben B.
    • Host Visitors: Ern P.
    • Grace: Wayne J.
    • List Visitors: Ron H.
    • Sergeant: Brian F.
    • Intro: Bernard W.
    • Thanks: Gladwyn G.
    • 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.  

    Wednesday, 15 October 2014

    This Week's Chronicle: Friday 17th October

    Title: Wellington Transport Issues

    Speaker: Iona Pannet



     Wellington's Public Transport Network:




    Roster:

    • Setting up: Ben B.
    • Projector: Stephen DB.
    • Host Visitors: Bernard W.
    • Grace: Dave E.
    • List Visitors: Ern P.
    • Sergeant: Brian K.
    • Intro: Brian F.
    • Thanks: Don L.
    • Last Word: Jean P.

    Last Week's Meeting - Friday 10th October

    Title: Cruising Around Europe
    Speaker: Brian Klee



    Brian and Mary travelled to Europe in early July and returned home via Shanghai.
    Brian shared his experiences and many photos of their memorable trip.


    Visitors: Robyn K.
    Friends of Rotary: Mary E., Norma P.
    Apologies: Colin C., Paul C., Gladwyn G., Yvonne and Kraft DS., Bernard W., John M., Nicky B.

    Notices


    • Stroke Awareness Day
    - A special thanks to Marten Y. for co-ordinating those who gave their time:
    Jean P., Brian K., John M., George B and Wayne J.



    • Duck Race - Now's the time to start thinking about who will buy a Rubber Duck for the race on 30th November.
    Corporates can buy their ducks for $200 and dress them up in their unique way to promote their business!

    (The post after this is the Duck Race flyer
     with information about the event)




    • Rotary Foundation - Next month is Rotary Foundation Month and it will be a reminder for those who are not Centurian Club members, please give this serious consideration.



    • Colin & Paul Update - They survived the GO Rugby tournament in Mar del Plata, Argentina and are now in Southern Chile on a "road trip" after crossing the Andes on a boat/bus trip.

    • NO meeting on Friday 24th October

    Next Meeting - Friday 31st October

    Title: Understanding & Moving Towards a Sharing Economy
    Speaker: Olivier Lacoua and fellow Wellington Rotarian




    Roster

    • Setting up: John C.
    • Projector: Stephen DB.
    • Host Visitors: Marten Y.
    • Grace: Ron H.
    • List Visitors: Wayne J.
    • Sergeant: Wayne M.
    • Intro: John M.
    • Thanks: Len K.
    • Last Word: Arthur 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 (Kraft DS.)  no later than Sunday lunchtime.
    Many thanks for your cooperation.