Tuesday, 25 August 2015

This Week's Chronicle: Friday 28th August

Note: There has been a change in speaker as Lucie is unwell. We have a great pair of speakers to take her place. Lucie shall be talking to us on the 25th September.

Title: Keeping the 'Positive' in Wellington:                              presented by Drug-ARM Wellington

Speaker: Phil King and Maureen MacDonald

Drug-ARM is a non-denominational Christian response to the growing negative effects of alcohol and drug addiction.

We have been present and active as a uniformed entity in the Greater Wellington area for the past 18 years.

Drug-ARM has been a consistent mobile presence on the street and we believe currently we are the only charitable agency left committed to engaging:

  • 'Street' regulars
  • 'At risk' youth
  • Students
  • Tourists and 
  • General public
 in situ in the late hours of a weekend.  

The talk will leave you with some insight as to what we encounter and how our presence makes a positive difference on the streets.

About the Speakers

Phil King - intends to devote his already busy retirement to 'giving back to the community'

  • is a recently retired Fraud Investigation professional
  • With 22 years service as a Detective in Northern Ireland's Royal Ulster Constabulary
  • 17 years as the Fraud Investigation Manager for BNZ
  • Past Chairperson of the Wellington Chapter of Associated Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • Current Chair of Drug-ARM. Joined in 2008.
  • Married to Margaret, a Kiwi Veterinarian and has 3 kids, youngest being 19.

Phil King CFE signing the Crime Prevention Partnership Forum Charter at Police HQ on behalf of the ACFE NZ with Deputy Police Commissioner Viv Rickard.

 Maureen MacDonald - "It is very stimulating and a joy to touch the lives of people we meet on the street. We hope that these interactions will sow seeds that will have an impact on them in the future."

  • is a retired Secretary and Accounts Administrator working for the last 50 years both in the commercial and not-for-profit sectors.
  • is now using her experience working for charities.
  • Joined Drug-ARM Wellington in 2006 and served on the Committee as Secretary and Fundraiser for the last 4 years.
  • Raising a family of 5 children, now in their early 40s and with children of their own, has given her a passion for young people.
  • is aware of the challenges that they face in today's world and the choices needed to be made in order to be happy and successful.


  • Setting Up: Ern P.
  • Projector: George B.
  • Opening Reflection: Len K.
  • List Visitors: Marten Y.
  • Sergeant: Arthur Y.
  • Intro: John M.
  • Thanks: Yvonne DS.
  • Last Word: Loretta W.

Last Week's Meeting - Friday 21st August

Title: Kapiti Island - A Kiwi Story
Speaker: John Barrett 

Visitors: John Barrett (Speaker)., Mary E.
Apologies: Ern & Norma P., Bernard W., Bede C., Walter & Michelle S., Don L., Paul C.


  • Clip Boards went around today for Daffodil Day Collections 
Friday 28th August at St James, Reading Centre 

10am Linda R.
11am George B.
2-3pm Jean P., Arthur Y., John and Helen M.

  • Wellington Children's Hospital Foundation 
Thursday 24th September at New World, Chaffers Street

11am John and Helen M.
12pm Linda R.

Clip Boards will go around next week or contact Nicky.  

Next Week's Meeting - Friday 4th September

Title: Acupuncture: The Sun and Moon within your Body
Speaker: Helen Young


  • Setting Up: Brian F.
  • Projector: Stephen DB.
  • Opening Reflection: Bede C.
  • List Visitors: Dave E.
  • Sergeant: Brian F.
  • Intro: Loretta W.
  • Thanks: Jean P.
  • Last Word: Marten Y.

Apologies: if you have a duty please arrange your own relief 
and inform Linda R., Club Secretary by 7pm Thursday.
Thank you.

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