Tuesday, 16 September 2014

This Week's Chronicle: Friday 19th September

Title: Zealandia: The Karori Wildlife Sanctuary 

Speaker: Hillary Beaton




Roster:

  • Setting up: Ern P.                      
  • Projector: Nicky B.
  • Host Visitors: Norma P.   
  • Grace: Don L.
  • List Visitors: Arthur Y.
  • Sergeant: Brian F.
  • Intro: Bernard W.
  • Thanks: Marten Y.
  • Last Word: Gladwyn G.

Last Week's Meeting - Friday 12th September

Title: Potential Impacts on Wellington of a Long Haul Air Link
Speaker: Kel Sanderson




Visitors: Artem A., Thomas B.
Apologies: Bryan H., Ern and Norma P., George B., Lani T., Wayne J., Colin C., Len K., Mary E.

Notices



They are just moving around a little bit before they find a permanent location. 

Members please forward names of any young people they know living in Porirua to Artem Axenov at
  artem.axenov1@gmail.com or 0204-003-0372


              - Age 16-30? 
              - Looking for success in life? 
              - Enjoy a challenge?
              - Want to meet new people?
              - Want to develop new skills?
              - Looking for inspiration?
              - Love your community?

  • The joint movie fundraiser has been cancelled  

Next Week's Meeting - Friday 26th September

Title: Travels with Morning Report
Speaker: Geoff Robinson 




Roster:

  • Setting up: Dave E.
  • Projector: Brian F.
  • Host Visitors: Jean P.
  • Grace: Yvonne DS.
  • List Visitors: John C.
  • Sergeant: Arthur Y.
  • Intro: Stephen DB.
  • Thanks: Ben B.
  • 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 (Kraft DS.)  no later than Sunday lunchtime.
Many thanks for your cooperation.

Monday, 8 September 2014

This Week's Chronicle: Friday 12th September

Title: Potential Impacts on Wellington of a Long Haul Air Link

Speaker: Kel Sanderson, Director



Roster:

  • Setting up: John C.
  • Projector: Brian F.
  • Host Visitors: Len K.
  • Grace: Ben B.
  • List Visitors: Don L.
  • Sergeant: Brian K.
  • Intro: John M.
  • Thanks: Wayne M.
  • Last Word: Jean P.

Last Week's Meeting - Friday 5th September

Title: Why We Need a new Children's Hospital
Speaker: Rosy Fenwicke



Visitors: Hank R.
Friends of Rotary: Mary E.
Apologies: Ern and Norma P., George B., Lani T., Nicky B., Wayne J., Paul C.


Notices






Next Week's Meeting - Friday 19th September

Title: Zealandia: The Karori Wildlife Sanctuary
Speaker: Hillary Beatson



Roster:

  • Setting up: Ern P.
  • Projector: Brian F.
  • Host Visitors: Norma P.
  • Grace: Ben B.
  • List Visitors: Arthur Y.
  • Sergeant: Brian K.
  • Intro: Bernard W.
  • Thanks: Dave E.
  • 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 (Kraft DS.)  no later than Sunday lunchtime.
Many thanks for your cooperation.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

This Week's Chronicle: Friday 5th September

Title: Why We need a New Children's Hospital

Speaker: Dr Rosy Fenike


Qualifications: MB ChB, Dip Obst, MRCGP. Dip Occ Med, FRNZCGP

Dr Rosy Fenike is an Occupational Physician and GP who has been in practice for 30 years. During that time much of her work has focused on the health needs of women and children.

She is also a mother of three, now adult, children. 

The lack of up to date facilities for the care of children in the Lower North Island and in particular the lack of a child cancer service is a matter of grave concern to Dr Fenwicke, and a group of parents and other Wellington citizens who have formed a group called 

Wellington needs a New Children's Hospital  - and is the focus of her talk.


For more details:

Roster:

  • Setting up: Ern P.
  • Projector: Marten Y.
  • Host Visitors: Norma P.
  • Grace: Gladwyn G.
  • List Visitors: Arthur Y.
  • Sergeant: Brian F.
  • Intro: Yvonne DS.
  • Thanks: John M.
  • Last Word: John C.

Last Week's Meeting - Friday 29th August

Title: A Day in the Life of the Downtown Community Ministry (DCM)
Speaker: Stephanie MacIntyre








Friends of Rotary: Mary E.
Apologies: Bryan H., Ern and Norma P., George B., Bernard W., Lani T., John M., Brian F., Wayne J., Arthur Y., Ben B.



Notices: Fellowship Evening - Rotary Club of Courteney Place

  


Next Week's Meeting - Friday 12th September

Title: Potential Impacts on Wellington of a Long Haul Air Link
Speaker: Director Kel Sanderson




Kel Sanderson, Director of Business and Economic Research Limited (BERL)

Kel has been with BERL for over 40 years, and still gets a kick out of delving into what drives the shape of the country, and how that affects peoples' economic decisions.


Roster:

  • Setting up: John C.
  • Projector: Brian F.
  • Host Visitors: Len K.
  • Grace: Ben B.
  • List Visitors: Don L.
  • Sergeant: Brian K.
  • Intro: John M.
  • Thanks: Colin C.
  • Last Word: Jean P.

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.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

This Week's Chronicle: Friday 29th August

Title: A Day in the Life of the Downtown Community Ministry (DCM)

Speaker: Stephanie McIntyre (Director)



  • Each week DCM works with some 150 people, supporting them to make dramatic changes in their lives.  
  • Most of these meet the New Zealand definition of homelessness or are at risk of homelessness, so DCM works with them to find housing, access their correct benefit entitlements, manage their money, and connect with family and a range of health and other services.  
  • At next month's meeting, DCM's Director Stephanie McIntyre will take us through a typical day in the life of DCM, giving us a flavour of the important work they are doing to end homelessness in our city.

Roster:

  • Setting up: Ern P.
  • Projector: Nicola B.
  • Host Visitors: Len K.
  • Grace: Don L.
  • List Visitors: Marten Y.
  • Sergeant: Wayne M.
  • Intro: Dave E.
  • Thanks: Jean P.
  • Last Word: John M.

Last Week's Meeting - Friday 22nd August

Title: Club Forum
Speaker: President Bryan and Members



President Bryan walked the meeting through: 
  • the Club's Strategic and Business Plans
  • the Rotary Mission and values
  • the project plans and commitments 

The meeting also took the opportunity to ask the attendees how they felt about the present Club set up.

The members expressed their satisfaction regarding the present arrangements with respect to the meeting :- day, time, lunch, menu and other arrangements. 

So it was decided that no change is necessary at present. 

Apologies: Dave and Mary E., Ern and Norma P., Gladwyn G., George B., Len K., Paul C., Bernard W.

Next Week's Meeting -Friday 5th September

Title: Why We need a New Children's Hospital
Speaker: Dr Rosy Fenwike


  • Dr Rosy Fenwicke is an Occupational Physician and GP who has been in practice for 30 years. 
  • During that time much of her work has focused on the health needs of women and children. 
  • She is also a mother of three, now adult, children.
The lack of up to date facilities for the care of children in the Lower North Island and in particular the lack of a child cancer service is a matter of grave concern to Dr Fenwicke, and a group of parents and other Wellington citizens who have formed a group called Wellington needs a New Children's Hospital
 - and is the focus of her talk.

For more details: 

Roster:

  • Setting up: Wayne J.
  • Projector: Stephen DB.
  • Host Visitors: Norma P.
  • Grace: Gladwyn G.
  • List Visitors: Arthur Y.
  • Sergeant: Brian F.
  • Intro: Yvonne DS.
  • Thanks: John M.
  • Last Word: John 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 (Kraft DS.)  no later than Sunday lunchtime.
Many thanks for your cooperation.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

This Week's Chronicle: Friday 22nd August

Title: Club Forum

Speaker: President Bryan and Members




Forums are about reviewing:
  • Where we have come from,
  • The way we operate, 
  • Where we want to go.

 If we do not change we will stagnate. 
Change is imminent and synonymous with progress.  

Surely we must disagree at least with some of the ways we manage our Club. 

Here's your opportunity to bring your views and bounce them against the others and come to unanimous decisions regarding how we wish to operate in the future. 

If you do not take this opportunity then you only have yourself to blame. 


Roster:

  • Setting up: Ern P.
  • Projector: Bryan F.
  • Host Visitors: Norma P.
  • Grace: Len K.
  • List Visitors: Dave E.
  • Sergeant: Colin C.
  • Intro: Bryan H.
  • Thanks: Ben B.
  • Last Word: Marten Y.

Last Week's Meeting - Friday 15th August 

Title: My Outward Bound Experience
Speaker: Zoe Redden


Arthur Y - Sergeant    George B Introduction       Zoe Redden - Speaker      Outward Bound Team


Zoe gave the Club an illuminating presentation of her Outward Bound Experience. 

    21 days well spent to develop - character, discipline, motivation and goals. 

    It was a balanced course that gave the candidates a varied and character forming experience. 

    The Tutors were inspirational, skilled, empathetic, and impressive. 


    • No hot showers in the morning
    • Swimming with the dolphins
    • Kayaking in the streams
    • Spending nights outdoors in the woo wops
    • Walking with the penguins
    • Being among the possums
    • Cooking your meals in the bush
    • Sailing to established standards
    • Documenting goals which will be posted back to each candidate to help determine how each one is accomplishing them in six months time.

        All good stuff! 

    The course had a profound impact on Zoe. 

    Highly beneficial life changing stuff she says - of tremendous benefit to youth!


    Visitors: Joanne J.
    Friends of Rotary: Mary E., Norma P.
    Apologies: Bryan H., Bernard W., Utsav S., Paul C., Nicola B., Stephen DB.

    Next Week's Meeting - Friday 29th August

    Title: A Day in the Life of Downtown Community Ministry (DCM)
    Speaker: Stephanie McIntyre 


    Roster:

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


    Tuesday, 12 August 2014

    This Week's Chonicle: Friday 15th August

    Title: My Outward Bound Experience

    Speaker: Zoe Redden



    Zoe is 21 years old and a current student of Victoria University of Wellington

    She did her schooling in Christchurch, but moved to Wellington for university studies and plans to continue living in this vibrant city in the years to come.

    From time to time Our Club sponsors eligible candidates to attend Outward Bound Courses. 
    Come and listen to Zoe’s experiences.

    Roster:

    • Setting up: John C.
    • Projector: Nicky B.
    • Host Visitors: Yvonne DS.
    • Grace: Kraft DS.
    • List Visitors: John M.
    • Sergeant: Arthur Y.
    • Intro: George B.
    • Thanks: Gladwyn G.
    • Last Word: Jean P.

    Last Week's Meeting - Friday 8th August

    Title: Stay Flexible to Resist Seismic Forces
    Speaker: Graham Nei 


                

    Kiwi innovation
    Graham Nel spoke about how his company Disaster Prepare Ltd improves earthquake safety with innovative seismic restraints that are robust and easy to use.

    QuakeFlex® 
    Apart from the technical challenges to develop a cutting edge technology, his business plan included a deliberate regional focus with some very specific environmental considerations:
    • Manufacture QuakeFlex® locally.  Supporting the flagging manufacturing sector to promote employment and enable a stringent quality assurance program.
    • All goods and services related to QuakeFlex® are sourced from the Wellington region to support local the economy. This significantly reduces costs and carbon emissions.
    • Collaborate with local tertiary institutions to provide research opportunities to engineering students as part of the R&D process.
    • Environmental requirements. QuakeFlex® must be reusable, have short supply chain, long operational life, all components and packaging are fully recyclable at the end of their useful life.

    Visitors: Steve L., Ashley K - District RYLA Rep
    Friends of Rotary: Mary E.
    Apologies: Utsav S., Gladwyn G., Brian K., Colin C., Paul C., Arthur Y., Norma and Ern P.

    Notes from President Bryan:

    • Volunteers please 
    - Wellington Children Hospital Collectors 
    wanted for 

    Thursday 25th September 


    •   The Stroke Foundation’s Blood Pressure Awareness Campaign

      Saturday 4th October 
      10.00am to 2.00pm 


    • Rotary Friendship Exchange with District 7120
      (Up State New York)

       February 2015


    • 9940 District Conference + Combined Institute, zones 7b/8 is scheduled for
                                              5-7th December 2014


    Next Week's Meeting - Friday 22nd August

    Title: Club Forum
    Speaker: President Bryan and others


    Please forward your Agenda items to President Bryan
    The session will be facilitated by him

    Roster:

    • Setting up: Ern P.
    • Projector: Bryan F.
    • Host Visitors: Norma P.
    • Grace: Len K.
    • List Visitors: Dave E.
    • Sergeant: Colin C.
    • Intro: Bryan H.
    • Thanks: Ben B.
    • 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 (Kraft DS.) no later than Sunday lunchtime.
    Many thanks for your cooperation.


    Tuesday, 5 August 2014

    This Week's Chronicle: Friday 8th August

    Title: Stay Flexible to Resist Seismic Forces

    Speaker: Graham Nel 


            

    • Graham Nei is the Founder and Managing Director of the multi-award winning Disaster Prepare Ltd.   
    • Disaster Prepare Ltd provides earthquake safety services across NZ and the Pacific.
                   

    • He is the inventor of the award-winning QuakeFlex seismic restraint system as used by the GNS Science. 
    • Its patented design flexes during an earthquake to dissipate energy providing better protection. 

    Roster

    • Setting up: Ern P.
    • Projector: Gladwyn G.
    • Host Visitors: George B.
    • Grace: Wayne J.
    • List Visitors: John M.
    • Sergeant: Arthur Y.
    • Intro: Ben B.
    • Thanks: Stephen DB
    • Last Word: Wayne M.

    Last Week's Meeting - Friday 1st August

    Title: NZ's Navy's Journey to Excellence 

    Speaker: Commander Paul Gray  




    • Paul, who has just been promoted to Commander, gave us an enthusiastic presentation about the role of our Navy. 
    • We learnt about its role in Peace Support and Anti Piracy Patrol internationally and that closer to home it provides Aid in the Pacific, Search and Rescue and Border Control– just to name a few.
    • It was obvious that Paul is passionate about the Navy and we were privileged to have him enlighten us.

    Friends of Rotary: Norma P.
    Apologies: Utsav S., Gladwyn G., Kraft and Yvonne DS., Brian K., John C., President Bryan., Colin C., Wayne J., Mary E.

    Notes from President Bryan


    • Volunteers please: 
    Wellington Children Hospital Collectors wanted for

                     Thursday 25th September
        (Volunteer Info Forum is in the Notices section of 
                     'Chronicle: Friday 25th August' post)

    • The Stroke Foundation's Blood Pressure Awareness Campaign will take place on

    Saturday 4th October from 10am - 2pm 


    • Mt Victoria Residents Association meeting:         
                           Saturday 9th August 
                      - Marten & Collin to attend



    • Rotary Friendship Exchange with District 7120 (Up State New York)  

    February 2015


    • 9940 District Conference + Combined Institute, zones 7b/8 is scheduled for 
                                 5-7th December


    • A Public Image Survey will be sent out via email this week. 
                          Please fill it in and return it.


    • Subscription decision deferred

    • Next Week's Meeting 

      Title: Club Forum
      Speaker: President Bryan and members



      Roster

      • Setting up: George B.
      • Host Visitors: Yvonne DS.
      • Grace: Kraft DS.
      • List Visitors: Dave E.
      • Sergeant: Brian F.
      • Last Word: Jean P.

      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.