Tuesday, 2 December 2014

This Week's Chronicle

No Lunch Meeting this Friday because of the District Conference:




From Friday 5th December to Sunday 7th December

For an Absolutely, Positively Amazing time join us at Institute 2014 in Wellington, NZ.

"The coolest little capital in the world" - Lonely Planet (2011)

 Institute 2014 is for all: 
  • Past District Governors
  • Current District Governors
  • District Governors Elect
  • District Governors Nominee 

from Australia (Zone 8) and New Zealand and the Pacific Islands (Zone 7b) in conjunction with the Rotary District 9940 Conference.

Last Week's Meeting - Friday 28th November 

Title: The new Aotea Fault Line that lies across Wellington Harbour  
Speaker: Dr Phillip Barnes of NIWA



The fault runs roughly 2km long and about 400m out to sea from Aotea wharf, coming ashore at the southern end of Lambton Quay. 

Dr. Barnes reiterated the fact that more research is needed into the exact location that the fault comes onshore and how far it extends. 

         


The Sergeant's collection was donated to the Salvation Army.

Visitors: Helen P., Dr Phillip Barnes.
Apologies: Bryan H., John C., Gladwyn G. Wayne M., Utsav S., Bryan F., Ben P.


The Club's Christmas Function will be held at the Bay Plaza Hotel at 6:30pm on Thursday 11th December.

Bookings to Len K.



Thursday 18th December Forum & Annual General Meeting

will be a Lunch time meeting at the Bay Plaza Hotel.

We need a full attendance to make some important decisions regarding 2015
 and the future of the Club.

So please come and have your say, and this will be the final meeting of the year.


Roster

  • Setting Up: Gladwyn G.  
  • Projector: Stephen DB.
  • Host Visitors: Don L.
  • Grace: Len K.
  • List Visitors: Ern P.
  • Sergeant: Colin C.
  • Intro: Bryan H.
  • Thanks: George B.
  • Last Word: Bernard W.


This Club will recess after this meeting for the holidays. 

Members are invited to assemble for a social hour at the Cambridge Hotel at 6pm on Thursday 28th January 2015.

First meeting for 2015 will be advised by the Chronicle in the New Year.


  • 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.

 


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, 26 November 2014

This Week's Chronicle: Friday 28th November

Title: 

Will talk about the new Aotea Fault Line that lies across Wellington Harbour 

Speaker: Dr Philip Barnes of NIWA


As Wellingtonians, we all have an obligation to attend and learn about this 




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.


Last Week's Meeting - Friday 21st November

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







Visitors: Linda and Grace Wellington
Friends of Rotary: Mary E.
Apologies: John C., Gladwyn F., Paul C. Ern & Norma P., Ron H.

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. 
It's great we now have 24 Centurian Club members and soon to be 15.

If you are 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 it 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 1 week 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!




    NO meeting next week as there is a District Conference in Wellington.

    NO meeting on Friday 12th December due to Christmas Party on Thursday.

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

    (Please note this meeting is on THURSDAY)


    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, 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 are 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.