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. 


  • 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


    • 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.

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