Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Changeover Bulletin 2015

Next Meeting Date: Friday 3rd July 

Speaker: Professor Robyn Phipps



Professor Robyn Phipps and her department at Massey University are working on the forefront of introducing practical affordable solutions to cold damp homes in NZ. 

She is the Program Director of the Construction programs at Massey University, Albany Campus.

Robyn's research interest include heating and ventilation in homes and schools, the effect these (or the lack of these) have on:
  • Dampness
  • Mould
  • Bacteria 
and other indoor pollutants and the health effects for the occupants.

Professor Phillips is also conducting research on the effects that construction defects have on the healthiness of:
  • Indoor Environment
  • Remediation of mould
  • Improving energy efficiency
  • and solar utilisation in buildings.

She is a Co-Director of the He Kainga Oranga Healthy Housing Research Group that was presented with the 2014 Prime Ministers Science Research Team Prize ($500,000) for research that has created a robust evidence of how relatively small improvements in the quality of housing can lead to significantly improved house outcomes.

Roster:

  • Setting Up: Derek P.
  • Projector: Bede C.
  • Host Visitors: Ron H.
  • Grace: Wayne J.
  • List Visitors: Dave E.
  • Sergeant: Arthur Y.
  • Intro: Colin C.
  • Thanks: Paul C.
  • Last Word: Brian K.

RCCP invites interested parties to join us for lunch to hear Professor Phillips speak on the practical work that is being initiated to help combat NZ's cold damp homes.

Time: 12pm - 1:30pm

Where:  1st floor Bay Plaza Hotel 
40-44 Oriental Parade, Wellington

Cost: $25 (cash, cheque or EFTPOS)

RSVP: Jean P. jean.p@clear.net.nz

Please supply a contact name and email address so your attendance can be confirmed

Stop Press: Friday 17th July 
Lucia G. is our Rotary Global Grant Scholar and President John will introduce her at the meeting

Last Week -  President Changeover


Past President Bryan H. spoke with emotion about his year and Rotary Friendship and Fellowship.

The words he wanted to relay to the club were:
  • About the family of Rotary 
  • The honour that he felt of serving Rotary Courtenay Place. 
  • His fellow Rotarians.

This is what made the club so very special for him. 

It was a pleasure to see Incoming District Governor Simon M. joining us for the occasion.

The handing over ceremony followed.

 


My thanks to Past President Bryan for his work during the year and I am pleased to say that the initiatives he and the outgoing Board have passed on to us will continue.

Thanks also to the Club for a fine turnout at changeover. Rotary Courtenay Place definitely likes functions and I believe we can continue that theme during the year.

I'll be inviting two members to assist as Directors of Fellowship (FUN!) so that our Service can also be our pleasure. It can hardly be work if it's pleasure!

Although we will soon be having a Club Forum and Planning Meeting, I believe the following themes will meet everyone's approval and make Rotary Courtenay Place, THE place!

You will find I have an attentive ear for good ideas and anything else that will improve our experience as Rotarians.

Themes for my Presidential year.

  • Engagement - To be a member of Rotary is to be engaged in service. A "Service above Self" attitude and engagement are the only qualifications needed to be heartily effective.
  • Community of Interest - We are not called Rotary Courtenay Place for nothing - so our energies can be directed towards those who will genuinely derive significant benefit from our service - which is not solely about money.
  • Collaboration with others in our cluster will not only strengthen Rotary, but open doors for better fellowship.
  • New Members - I'd like anyone coming to visit us to be so impressed that they would want to come back and stay. It is up to each of us to make our meetings a delight to our visitors.

With the help of each of our members, the Board and I are very confident that the 2015-16 year will be "beneficial to all".

I am also delighted to announce a significant success for our Club in the International scene. 

Lucie G. approached our Club some months ago asking if we might consider her as a candidate for a Rotary Global Grant Scholarship. Bryan and I interviewed Lucie and she presented as an excellent candidate.

She explained that she wished to study at Cambridge and pursue a Master's Degree in International Relations. She also committed herself to work with Rotaract and to be involved in the family of Rotary and continue dialogue with us during her studies.

Lucie has just been awarded a Rotary Global Scholarship - valued at up to $US30,000 to pursue her degree at Cambridge. She will visit us shortly and you can meet our new (ambassador) scholar and hear her aspirations.


A wonderful evening organised by Past President Bryan, providing a Mastermind Quiz about Wellington, with his able assistant Evan. The placemats of old Wellington were amazing and obviously were a lot of work to produce in such quantity. 

On behalf of the Club thank you both.

The winning quizzers: Dexter, Paul, Wayne & Hiromi M.

- Trainee Duty Editor Linda R.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

This Week's Chronicle: Friday 19th June

Title: 'This is My Life'

Speaker: Wellington City Councillor Nicola Young



Nicola is a dynamic speaker!
If you are interested in the future growth of Wellington 
then come, listen and learn from what Nicola has to tell us! 

Roster:

  • Setting Up: Wayne M.
  • Projector: Stephen DB.
  • Host Visitors: Marten Y.
  • Grace: Nicola B.
  • List Visitors: Bernard W.
  • Sergeant: Colin C.
  • Intro: Wayne M.
  • Thanks: Ben B.
  • Last Word: Jean P.

Last Week's Meeting - Friday 12th June

Title: Wellington's Economy in the Context of the City Council's Long-Term Plan
Speaker: Derek Fry

Derek Fry spoke about...

Visitors: Derek Fry (Speaker), Linda R., Mary E., Norma P.
Apologies: Nicky B., Brian K., Paul C., Gladwyn G., Colin C., Arthur Y.

Notices

  • NO meeting next week due to Presidential Changeover



If you are rostered on and have a task at the next meeting, and cannot make it,
please arrange your own replacement and let Kraft know.

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

This Week's Chronicle: Friday 12th June

Title: Wellington's Economy in the Context of the City Council's Long-Term Plan                                      

Speaker: Derek Fry



Want to know what is happening to your city? 
Come and listen to what Derek Fry has to tell you!

Roster:

  • Setting Up: Ern P.
  • Projector: Bede C.
  • Host Visitors: Ron H.
  • Grace: Linda R.
  • List Visitors: Dave E.
  • Sergeant: Arthur Y.
  • Intro: Marten Y.
  • Thanks: Jean P.
  • Last Word: George B.

Last Week's Meeting - Friday 5th June

Title: Earthquake Prone Building Test Case
Speaker: Ian Harrison



Ian Harrison's talk covered a test case on whether the Wellington City Council's designations of 'Earthquake Prone' buildings are lawful.

A determination has been sought from the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment seeking to overturn the Council's designation of two apartment buildings.

Ian explained how a recent Supreme Court decision had set a clear test for identifying earthquake prone buildings and why the 34% of the new Building Standard benchmark used by the Council is inconsistent with that new test.

Ian also talked about the new seismic strengthening polices announced by the Minister of Building and Housing, the Honourable Nick Smith.

Visitors: Ian Harrison, Caroll C., Dexter B., Linda R., Helen Y., Peter & Rosie N.
Friends of Rotary: Mary E., Norma P.
Apologies: Brian F., Nicky B., David G., John C., Brian K., Paul C., Gladwyn G., Marten Y., Bede C., Bernard W.

Notices



Next Week's Meeting -  Friday 19th June

Title: "This is My Life - The Life and Times of a City Councillor"
Speaker: Wellington City Councillor Nicola Young



Nicola is a dynamic speaker!
If you are interested in the future growth of Wellington 
then come, listen and learn from what Nicola has to tell us! 

Roster:

  • Setting Up: Colin C.
  • Projector: Stephen DB.
  • Host Visitors: Marten Y.
  • Grace: Nicola B.
  • List Visitors: Bernard W.
  • Sergeant: Arthur Y. 
  • Intro: Wayne M.
  • Thanks: Ben B.
  • Last Word: Jean P.

If you are rostered on and have a task at the next meeting, and cannot make it,
please arrange your own replacement and let Kraft know.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

This Week's Chronicle: Friday 5th June

Title: Earthquake Prone Building Test Case

Speaker: Ian Harrison


Whether you live in an apartment or a house and own or rent your accommodation 
- this will be of huge interest to you. 

So please come and hear what Ian has to say! 
He has all the knowledge to answer your many questions and comments.


Roster:

  • Setting Up: Bernard W.
  • Projector: George B.
  • Host Visitors: Don L.
  • Grace: Yvonne DS.
  • List Visitors: Ben B.
  • Sergeant: Wayne M.
  • Intro: Colin C.
  • Thanks: Paul C.
  • Last Word: Arthur Y.

Last Meeting - Friday 22nd May


  • Ryan from Ryla spoke about how much he enjoyed his experience and thanked our Club for our sponsorship






  • Getrude Matshe spoke about how writing her books is raising funds to help her village and others to help themselves.

Recently, she has combined with a woman living in Australia and
 they wrote a book of animal stories which is being sold in zoos in Aus & NZ and funds raised are helping Australian women's village in Zimbabwe.


Visitors: Howard T., Vaughan McE. Linda R., Dexter B. Carol J., Geoff Henry X.,  Mary E. Ryan L. - our RYLA candidate, Getrude Matshe.

Apologies: David G., Raymond Y., John C., Bede C., Kraft & Yvonne DS., Brian F., Ron H., Paul  C., Marten Y., Een & Norma P., Gladwyn G.

Notices


  • Bryan K.  wished a fond farewell to Vaughan McE. who has been a Rotarian in the Harbour City Club and is now retiring and returning to Christchurch.
  • President Bryan reported that the board is establishing a Movie Committee to explore opportunity to utilise Archives NZ Facility.


Next Week's Meeting - Friday 12th June

Title: Wellington's Economy in Context of the City Council's Long-Term Plan
Speaker: Derek Fry



Roster:

  • Setting Up: Ern P.
  • Projector: Bede C.
  • Host Visitors: Marten Y.
  • Grace: Linda R.
  • List Visitors: Dave E.
  • Sergeant: Brian F.
  • Intro: Stephen DB.
  • Thanks: Jean P.
  • Last Word: George B.

If you are rostered on and have a task at the next meeting, and cannot make it,
 please arrange your own replacement and let Kraft know.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

This Week's Chronicle: Friday 22nd May

Title: A Social Revolution for story tellers, poets,                  writers and authors

Speaker: Gertrude Matshe



Roster:

  • Setting Up: Stephen DB.
  • Projector: Brian F.
  • Host Visitors: Marten Y.
  • Grace: Norma P.
  • List Visitors: Jean P.
  • Sergeant: Colin C.
  • Intro: Brian K.
  • Thanks: Ben B.
  • Last Word: Don L.

Notices



There is no lunchtime meeting next week 
(Friday 29th May) because of Queen's Birthday


Next Meeting - Friday 5th June

Title: Major Flaws in Earthquake Strengthening Regime
Speaker: Ian Harrison




Roster:

  • Setting Up: Bernard W.
  • Projector: George B.
  • Host Visitors: Don L.
  • Grace: Yvonne DS.
  • List Visitors: Jean P.
  • Sergeant: Wayne M.
  • Intro: Bede C.
  • Thanks: Paul C.
  • Last Word: Arthur Y.

Please Note:
  • If you are rostered on and have a task at the next meeting but cannot make it, please arrange your own replacement and let Kraft DS know.

Many thanks for your cooperation.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

This Week's Chronicle: Friday 15th May

Title: "This is My Life"

Speaker: Wellington City Councillor Nicola Young



Nicola is a dynamic speaker! 

If you are interested in the future growth of Wellington,
then come, listen and learn what Nicola has to tell us!

Roster:

  • Setting Up: Colin C.
  • Projector: Stephen DB.
  • Host Visitors: Marten Y.
  • Grace: Nicola B.
  • List Visitors: Bernard W.
  • Sergeant: Arthur Y.
  • Intro: Wayne M.
  • Thanks: Ben B.
  • Last Word: Jean P.

Last Week's Meeting - Friday 8th May

Title: The Future of Rotary in Aotearoa
Speaker: District Governor Elect Simon Manning



Visitors: Dexter B., Carol J. and Linda R.
Apologies: John C., Bernard W., Howard M., Henk R. Bede C., Dave & Mary E., Stephen DB., Nicky B.


Next Week's Meeting - Friday 22nd May

Title: A Social Revolution for story tellers, poets, writers and authors
Speaker: Getrude Matshe



Roster:

  • Setting Up: Stephen DB.
  • Projector: Brian F.
  • Host Visitors: Marten Y.
  • Grace: Norma P.
  • List Visitors: Jean P.
  • Sergeant: Wayne M.
  • Intro: Brian K.
  • Thanks: Ben B.
  • Last Word: Don L.

Please Note:
  • If you are rostered on and have a task at the next meeting and cannot make it, please arrange your own replacement and let Kraft DS. know.

Many thanks for your cooperation.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

This Week's Chronicle: Friday 8th May

Title: The Future of Rotary in Aotearoa

Speaker: District Governor Elect Simon Manning



Roster:


- You cannot afford to miss this one Team!
  • Setting Up: Ern P.
  • Projector: Bede C.
  • Host Visitors: Dave E.
  • Grace: Len K.
  • List Visitors: Ben B.
  • Sergeant: Brian F.
  • Intro: John M.
  • Thanks: George B.
  • Last Words: Stephen DB.                      
                                                        

Last Week's Meeting - Friday 1st May

Title: Rotary 9940 District Update
Speaker: John Moriarty


To make a donation for Nepal: https://www.redcross.org.nz

Friends of Rotary: Norma P.
Visitors: Dexter B., Getrude M.
Apologies: Bryan H., Bede C., Brian F., Nicky B., Marten Y., Mary E., Gladwyn G.

Next Week's Meeting - Friday 15th May

Title: "This is My Life"
Speaker: Wellington City Councillor Nicola Young



Roster:

  • Setting Up: Colin C.
  • Projector: Stephen DB.
  • Host Visitors: Marten Y.
  • Grace: Nicola B.
  • List Visitors: Bernard W.
  • Sergeant: Arthur Y.
  • Intro: Wayne M.
  • Thanks: Ben B.
  • Last Word: Jean P.

Please Note:
  • If you are rostered on and have a task at the next meeting and cannot make it,  please arrange your own replacement and let Kraft DS. know.

Many thanks for your cooperation.