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                                                            


  • 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
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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. 


  • 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.

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