Monday, 23 November 2015

This Week's Chronicle: Friday 27th November

Title: Annual General Meeting & Forum (AGM)

Facilitator & Participants: 

President John & Club Members

Message to Rotarians from President John Moriarty

Dear Members,

We are ending 2015 on a roll! 

We've just sent funds to the Foundation, inspired by new Centurions and our fundraiser at the Fireworks display two weeks ago saw the Club out in force on the waterfront where we raised another $1000 for Courtenay Place Charities. 

Thirty members and guests enjoyed a great fellowship event at the Gryphon theatre last week. This week we have our AGM and second Club forum. On the following Thursday after, at our regular meeting, Dean Burt will give us insight into electronic banking.

We'll end the year with a "not-to-be-missed" meeting on December 11th and an informal coffee meeting the week after. After that, Christmas will be a breeze!

Our forum this Friday, following the AGM, will be in the "Cafe" style where small groups will address four important questions - five minutes on each one - where your feedback will guide the Board and set the scene for the second half of the Rotary year.

I see the Club demonstrating energy and strength. Feedback from our guests and new members is extremely encouraging and I attribute this to your participation, the earth shown to them and to each other.

Kind regards.


  • Setting Up: Bernard W. & Stephen DB.
  • Projector: Dexter B.
  • Opening Reflection: Yvonne DS.
  • List Visitors: Loretta W.
  • Sergeant: Brian F.
  • Intro: President John M.
  • Thanks: Geoff H.
  • Last Word: Michelle S.

Last Week's Meeting - Friday 20th November

Title: Four Countries in Four Weeks
Speaker: Bryan & Bobbie Hall

Guests: (Speaker) Bobbie Hall., Alastair R.
Apologies: Bede C., Paul C., Ron H., Stephen DB. Don L., Nicky B.


  • Please take note of the' Christmas function at the Home of Compassion's Soup Kitchen' attachment that is attached with the Chronicle via email.

Rotaractors Seek our Help

Our Wellington Rotaract Club is hosting a NZ road tour for 7 Retractors from overseas.

The group of 9 will arrive in Wellington in the afternoon of Wed 9th Dec and depart early in the morning of Fri 11th Dec.

They need: 
  • 7 beds
  • Place for 2 blow-up mattresses
  • for 2 nights
  • Possibly dinner on Wed night and unsure about breakfast on Fri - plan to do their own cooking and as they're travelling in a van, will be carrying some supplies.
Retractors are aged 18 to late 20's typically early 20's (the typical OE age).
This request offers us an opportunity to meet the next generation of Rotarians as well as meeting young people that already share the values of Rotary.

Committed to date 2 beds in Khandallah, 2 beds in the CBD.

Please, urgently contact Jean P. if you can help with some accommodation.

Musicians for DCM Fundraiser 

Event Organiser and Wellington Musician Rob Joass (Hobnail) says:

"DCM works at the tough end of things and we want to help them help Wellington's most vulnerable people. Giving to DCM gives us the best bang for our buck
 - every cent donated directly helps DCM help those who need it most."

Musicians for DCM will feature Wellington's favourites, such as 
  • Barnaby Weir (The Black Seeds)
  • Eva Prowe
  • Ebony Lamb (Eb & Sparrow)
  • Darren Watson 
  • and Wayne Mason.

They will be backed up by The Hard Core Troubadours, a loose collective of well-known Wellington musicians, which will also present its own numbers.

Music plays a big part in the work DCM does so we can't wait!

"Musicians for DCM"
General Admission $30.00

Tickets are on sale at Eventfinda 
Join the Facebook event here 

Can't be there but still want to give? 
Please see our Givealittle page

DCM assisted over 850 individuals last year.
59% of these experienced homelessness at some point during the 12 months and
27% were without any kind of shelter 
(i.e. sleeping rough, sleeping in their car).

Next Week's Meeting - Friday 4th December

Title: Digital Banking - Where have we come from and where are we headed?
Speaker: Dean Burt


  • Setting Up: Stephen DB. & Geoff H.
  • Projector: Nicky B.
  • Opening Reflection: Linda R.
  • List Visitors: Geoff H.
  • Sergeant: George B.
  • Intro: Len K.
  • Thanks: Ern P.
  • Last Word: Ben B.

if you have a duty, please arrange your own relief and inform Linda R. by 7pm Thurs.
Thank you.

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