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.


      Tuesday, 29 July 2014

      This Week's Chronicle: Friday 1st August

      Title: NZ's Navy's Journey to Excellence

      Speaker: Lieutenant Commander Paul Robert Gray


        
         RNZN - Royal New Zealand Navy
          Defense Career: In The Navy                                                            

      Roster:

      • Setting up: John C.
      • Projector: Paul C.
      • Host Visitors: Yvonne DS.
      • Grace: Len K.
      • List Visitors: Jean P.
      • Sergeant: Brian F.
      • Intro: Kraft DS.
      • Thanks: Dave E.
      • Last Word: Marten Y.

      Last Week's Meeting - Friday 25th July 

      Title: Role of the Met Office in NZ
      Speaker: Peter Lennox 

      MetService CEO - Peter Lennox
      MetService App
      On Apple and Android
             


      • He told us that the MetService is not only a highly-respected scientific institution, but also a global leader in commercial meteorological science and weather communications technologies and how the MetService is delivering significant commercial benefits back to its owners - the NZ public.
      • Peter's presentations was highly informative and made us all proud of this organization which is run from right here in Wellington!

      Visitors: Jean P's Granddaughter, Samantha
      Friends of Rotary: Norma, Mary and Helen Y.
      Apologies: Utsav S., Paul C., Kraft and Yvonne DS., Brian K., Ben B.

      Notes from President Bryan:

      • Wellington Children Hospital Collectors wanted for
                          
                       Thursday 25th September
                 (Volunteer Info Forum is in the 
                    Notices section of previous post)




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


      Saturday 4th October from 10am - 2pm 



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


      February 2015

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


      • Entertainment Books page is being setup on website with a Facebook link 

      Next Week's Meeting - Friday 8th August 

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


              

      • 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.

      Next Meeting: Club Form - August 15th 
      Please forward your Agenda items to President Bryan


      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, 22 July 2014

      This Week's Chronicle: Friday 25th July

      Title: Role of the Met Office in NZ




      Metservice app on
      Apple and Android

      Speaker: Peter Lennox











      Peter Lennox is the new CEO of Met Service and has many years' experience working in and with the global biotechnology sector, and brings a well-balanced blend of commercial and scientific disciplines to the role. 

      Roster:

      • Setting up: Ern P.
      • Projector: George B.
      • Host Visitors: Norma P.
      • Grace: Wayne J.
      • List Visitors: Don L.
      • Sergeant: Colin C.
      • Intro: John M.
      • Thanks: Gladwyn G.
      • Last Word: Nicky B.

      Last Week's Meeting - Friday 18th July

      Title: Predator Free NZ 
      Speaker: Kevin Hackwell

         

      Forest & Bird has played a vital role in turning around the precarious situation of many of our native plants and animals. They have raised public awareness of the unique and special nature of our native wildlife, and have advocated for better protection for these vulnerable species. We also take part in hands-on projects to protect native species through habitat restoration and pest control. 

      Despite the efforts of Forest & Bird and other conservationists, many of our native species remain under threat of extinction - 2,700 species were identified 'at risk' at last count. The threats they face - most importantly the threat of introduced pest species - must be managed if our native plants and animals are to continue to survive. 

      Some of the threatened species include: 
      Kakapo, Whio (blue duck), Kiwi, Albatross, Fairy Tern, Long Tailed Bat.

      Guests: Kevin Hackwell (Speaker)
      Friends of Rotary: Mary E.
      Apologies: Brian K., Brian F., Utsav S., Lani T., Ben P., Paul C., Len K.

      Notices: 

       

               


      Wellington Children's Hospital requires collectors on Thursday the 25th of September 2014. A form is attached with the Chronicle. 

      Please complete it and return to HOSPI if you are able to assist. 

      President Bryan will have hard copies of the Form available at Rotary Meetings for those who wish to use them.













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      Next Week's Meeting - Friday 1st August 

      Title: NZ's Navy's Journey to Excellence
      Speaker: Lieutenant Commander Paul Robert Gray



      Royal New Zealand Navy

      Defense Career: In The Navy

      Roster:

      • Setting up: John C.
      • Projector: Paul C.
      • Host Visitors: Yvonne DS.
      • Grace: Len K.
      • List Visitors: Jean P.
      • Sergeant: Brian F.
      • Intro: Kraft DS.
      • 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.