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.


  • 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.

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


  • 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.

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