Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Chronicle: Friday 27th June

Title:

Ruchi: Take a Kiwi Rotarian's Can-Do Attitude to the Indian Himalayas and Will It Cause Prosperity of Rebellion? 

Speaker: Jean Phipps





About ‘Ruchi’ :
  • In 2004 DG Barbara Williams wanted a District Centennial Project that would involve service. With the help of a Rotary ambassadorial scholar, Ellie Sanderson (NGO), RUCHI, in the Himalayas was identified. 
  • Jean went to Europe via the Himalayas and this has led to 10 years involvement. A $1/2 million project will bring water, sanitation, irrigation, education, and personal dignity to a cluster of struggling villages.

About the speaker Jean Phipps: 
  • Jean Phipps was born in Northern Ireland where she attended a tiny country school. 
  • Her parents sold up and moved to NZ. Her father passed away when she was 13. Her mother was a nurse. At the age of 12 she decided that dietetics was the career for her.
  • She got a studentship at Otago and studied Home Science doing the teaching option. She taught at Wellington Girls College for a year even though she had already been offered a job in industry (bonded you know). 
  • Married, and later became a solo parent. She has never been on a benefit and had to face considerable criticism for being a working mum. 
  • She has 2 daughters -  Gaeline who is a barrister specialising in medical law, Robyn who is a Professor of Engineering and Advanced Technology at Massey, and a son, David, who has double degrees and runs ABLAZE, the business he talked her into financing him into when he completed his BCom. She has known Marten for over 20 years. 



  • She is fortunate to be at home in both Ireland and New Zealand and to have outlived both her parents and young sister. Her parents taught her that “it was better to wear away than ‘rust away’, so life so far has just eroded the edges". 
  • There is a lot more to do and Rotary is a great organisation to do it through.  She has 5 grand daughters and 1 grandson and was invited to join Rotary just over 25 years ago.

Roster:

  • Setting up: Ern P.
  • Projector: Nicky B.
  • Host Visitors: Ben B.
  • Grace: Len K.
  • List Visitors: Bernard W.
  • Sergeant: Brian K.
  • Intro: Arthur Y.
  • Thanks: Wayne J.
  • Last Word: Yvonne DS.

The Presidential Changeover

Due to this event, there was no weekly lunch meeting last week. 


 What a brilliant night!
- Fun
- Food
- Friendship

You did a brilliant job Ex-President George - we all had a great time! Thanks! 


President George officially handed over the reins to Bryan H. who will now lead the Team.

Ken R, Ern P. and Len K. were honored by being made Honorary Members in acknowledgement for their service, loyalty, and over 40 years of membership!

Well done guys. You are such great role models for the rest of us to follow.



Next Week - Friday 4th July

Title: Getting the best out of Social Media
Speaker: JoAnne Carr 



   

     

About the speaker: 


       

  • She creates social media strategies, content and creative campaigns so businesses can turn engaging, add-value conversations and content for their social media community into a more visible brand profile. 
  • In her spare time, she often gives advice to her father on the intricacies of Facebook etiquette.

Roster:

  • Setting up: Dave E.
  • Projector: George B.
  • Host Visitors: Don L.
  • Grace: Norma P.
  • List Visitors: John C.
  • Sergeant: Colin C.
  • Intro: Marten Y.
  • Thanks: Stephan DB
  • Last Word: Wayne J.

Please note:

  • If you are unable to attend, please send your apology to President George or Secretary Bearnard.
  • If unable to fulfill your roster duty, please arrange 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, 17 June 2014

This Week's Chronicle

Reminder: There will be NO lunchtime meeting this Friday due to the Change-Over Dinner on Thursday.

Don't forget to make your reservation with Len or George! 


Hope to see you all there!

Last Week - Friday 13th June 

Title: Chiasma
Speaker: Sheen Joseph 



  • Sheen Joseph, a pHD student in Geophysics at Victoria University spoke about the student-led organisation, ‘Chiasma’ and its mission of connecting students with industry. 
  • He also touched on a lack of knowledge about opportunities that exist for post-graduate students within our economy. Chiasma has demonstrated much success in connecting students to Biotech industries in Auckland since its inception 10 years ago. 
  • Now, its mission is to do the same in Wellington. Sheen, the CEO of Chiasma Wellington, touched on his vision to connect non-science students with industry partners, stating that, “the line between arts and science is blurring….students from all fields are particularly relevant in the commercialisation of ideas that will benefit our economy and society”
  • He also mentioned Chiasma’s aim of motivating entrepreneurship in students during their varsity years. His talk ended with an outline of some of Chiasma’s industry partners such as Callaghan Innovation, Grow Wellington and Medicines NZ. 







Guests: Jing Jing W.,  Savan.,  Jean Phipps , Sheen Joseph (Speaker)
Friends of Rotary: Norma P., Ben P.
Apologises: Gladwyn G., Yvonne DS., Kraft DS., Brian F., Wayne J., Ron H., Mary E. 



Next Week's Meeting - Friday 27th June

Title: 

Ruchi: Take Kiwi Rotarian's Can-Do Attitude to the Indian Himalayas and Prosperity or Rebellion? 


Speaker: Jean Phipps 




About ‘Ruchi’ :
  • In 2004 DG Barbara Williams wanted a District Centennial Project that would involve service. With the help of a Rotary ambassadorial scholar, Ellie Sanderson, RUCHI (an NGO), in the Himalayas was identified. 
  • Jean went to Europe via the Himalayas and this has led to 10 years of involvement. A $1/2 million project will bring water, sanitation, irrigation, education, and personal dignity to a cluster of struggling villages.

About the speaker Jean Phipps: 
  • Jean Phipps was born in Northern Ireland where she attended a tiny country school. 
  • Her parents sold up and moved to NZ. Her father passed away when she was 13. Her mother was a nurse. At the age of 12 she decided that dietetics was the career for her.
  • She got a studentship at Otago and studied Home Science doing the teaching option. She taught at Wellington Girls College for a year even though she had already been offered a job in industry (bonded you know). 
  • She married, and later became a solo parent. She has never been on a benefit and had to face considerable criticism for being a working mum. 
  • She has 2 daughters -  Gaeline who is a barrister specialising in medical law, Robyn who is a Professor of Engineering and Advanced Technology at Massey, and a son, David, who has double degrees and runs ABLAZE, the business he talked her into financing him into when he completed his BCom. She has known Marten for over 20 years. 


  • She is fortunate to be at home in both Ireland and New Zealand and to have outlived both her parents and young sister. Her parents taught her that “it was better to wear away than ‘rust away’”, so life so far has just eroded the edges. 
  • There is a lot more to do and Rotary is a great organisation to do it through.  She has 5 grand daughters and 1 grandson and was invited to join Rotary just over 25 years ago.


Roster:

  • Setting up: Ern P.
  • Projector: Nicky B.
  • Host Visitors: Ben B.
  • Grace: Len K.
  • List Visitors: Bernard W.
  • Sergeant: Brian K.
  • Intro: Arthur Y.
  • Thanks: Wayne J.
  • Last Word: Yvonne DS.

Please note:

  • If you are unable to attend, please send your apology to President George or Secretary Bearnard.
  • If unable to fulfill your roster duty, please arrange 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, 10 June 2014

Chronicle: Friday 13th June


Title: 'Chiasma' Connecting Research Students to Hi-Tech Industries

Speaker of the week: 

Sheen Joseph Phd Student Victoria University of Wellington



Roster for the week: 

  • Setting up: John C.
  • Projector: Stephen DB
  • Host Visitors: Paul C.
  • Grace: Gladwyn G.
  • List Visitors: Bernard W.
  • Sergeant: Wayne M.
  • Intro: Utsav S.
  • Thanks: Dave E.
  • Last Word: Bryan H.

Last Week

Title: Applied Kinesiology - Could Help Your Health & Change Your Life!
Speaker: Vanessa Young













Vanessa Young (a relative of Marten Young) spoke to us three years ago but today it was about Kinesiology. It was interesting to learn that muscle testing started in the early 1900's to test imbalance in the body organs. This particular area of science has a 90.5% accuracy level, which is interesting. She said that science does not represent certainty and therefore we should not throw things that don't make sense. It certainly made us all think. 

Guests: Dave B., Sovan T., Ying W., Hiromi M., Miko M., Joanne J.
Friends of Rotary: Norma P.
Apologies: Nicky B., Yvonne DS., Kraft DS., John M., Marten Y.

Miko M. was acknowledged and thanked for her big effort on the website for the Chronicle. Comments and feedback would be appreciated 


Announcements


Change-Over Dinner on 19th June 
- don't forget to make your reservation with Len or George


Please hurry! A few Entertainment books are available for purchase. 

Be in early to get maximum value!


Please Note: No Lunch Time Meeting on Friday 20th June

But watch out for this one!

Title: 

Ruchi - Take Kiwi Rotarian's Can-Do Attitude to the Indian Himalayas and Will It Cause Prosperity or Rebellion?


        Speaker: Jean Phipps 




Roster: 
  • Setting up: Ern P.
  • Projector: Nicky B.
  • Host Visitors: Ben B.
  • Grace: Len K.
  • List Visitors: Don L.
  • Sergeant: Brian K.
  • Intro: Arthur Y.
  • Thanks: Wayne J.
  • Last Word: Yvonne DS.

Please note:

  • If you are unable to attend, please send your apology to President George or Secretary Bearnard.
  • If unable to fulfill your roster duty, please arrange own replacement.
  • Any notices or Chronicle inclusions, please send to the Editor (Kraft DS.) no later than Sunday lunchtime.
Many thanks for your cooperation. 

Thursday, 5 June 2014

The Business Breakfast Programme



You are invited to join the second in a series of breakfast meeting organised by the Rotary Club of Karori in collaboration with the ANZ bank.

Karori is where we choose to live and raise our families.  For some of us, it is also where we work. If you would like to get more involved with your local community and build your local network, come along and listen to speakers that our club has chosen for you in an effort to drive interesting and informative dialogue within our community.

Please join us if you can and listen to interesting speakers and maybe meet some fellow residents, perhaps even neighbors you have not met yet!

Event Details:

Guest Speaker: 

Honorable Bill English - Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance 

- who will give a post budget address

  • Date: Thursday 19th June 2014
  • Time: 7:15am - 8:30am
  • Location: Karori Park Cafe, 400 Karori Road, Karori, Wellington.
  • Cost: $10.00 payable on arrival - includes breakfast.
Registration in advance is requested for catering to ensure a seat.  

Breakfast Menu:

The morning will include a breakfast consisting of a choice of muesli, fruit, croissants, muffins, scones, tea, coffee and fruit juice. Please let us know by Monday 9th June if you plan to attend either by completing and returning the form below by post to: 

Karori Rotary Inc. 
PO box 17239
Karori
Wellington 6147

or email the same information to karorirotary@gmail.com

Alternatively you can contact:

  • Bob Murdoch on (04) 476 8613 (Residential)
  • David Watt on (04) 494 8322 (Business)        

Registration 

To ensure a place on the day please fill in your details below and return by post, or email.


Tuesday, 3 June 2014

This Week's Chronicle - Friday 6th June: 

Title: Applied Kinesiology - Could Help Your Health & Change Your Life!

Speaker of the week: Vanessa Young 


Applied Kinesiology NZ: http://www.kanz.co.nz


About Vanessa Young:


Roster:
  • Setting up: Dave E.
  • Projector: Not Required
  • Host Visitors: Don L.
  • Grace: Norma P.
  • List Visitors: Ern P.
  • Sergeant: Brian F.
  • Intro: Colin C.
  • Thanks: Nicky B.
  • Last Word: Ben B.


Announcement: 



Last Week: 

Title: The Young Football Ferns 
Visitor: Speaker Hope Gilchrist
Friends of Rotary: Mary E., Norma P., Thomas B.



Next Week: Friday 13th June 

Title: 'Chiasma' Connecting Research Students to Hi-Tech Industries

Speaker: Sheen Joseph Phd Student Victoria University of Wellington 




Roster: 
  • Setting up: John C.
  • Projector: Stephan DB.
  • Host Visitors: Paul C.
  • Grace: Gladwyn G.
  • List Visitors: Bernard W.
  • Sergeant: Wayne M. 
  • Intro: Utsav S.
  • Thanks: Dave E.
  • Last Word: Bryan H.

Please note:

  • If you are unable to attend, please send your apology to President George or Secretary Bearnard.
  • If unable to fulfill your roster duty, please arrange own replacement.
  • Any notices or Chronicle inclusions, please send to the Editor (Kraft DS.) no later than Sunday lunchtime.
Many thanks for your cooperation.