Saturday, 12 December 2015

Final Chronicle for the Year

Last Week's Meeting - Friday 11th December

This was the Courtenay Place Rotary Club's last meeting for the year 2015!

Guests: Mary E., Norma P., Mary K., Helen Y., Carol C.
Apologies: Paul C., Bernard W., Bede C., Stephen D., John C., Ron H., Dexter B.

On behalf of the Courtenay Place Rotary Club, we wish all our online followers and supporters a wonderful Xmas and a very Happy New Year! 

Meetings and online Chronicle will resume on:
Friday 29th January

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

This Week's Chronicle: Friday 11th December

Last Meeting for the Year so full attendance please!

Title: Fun, Entertainment, Reminiscing & Fellowship

There will be plenty of opportunity for fellowship, reminiscing, chatting, stories and feeling good about what we have done during the year.

Please come and grace this occasion with your presence and your stories! 

We would love to se you all there!

This is a grand opportunity to strengthen the bonds we have made during the year!

Love to see a full membership turnout!

We have a strong Club now, let's show it and strengthen it further!


  • Setting Up: George B. & Marten Y.
  • Opening Reflection: Brian K.
  • List Visitors: Colin C.
  • Sergeant: Arthur Y.
  • Intro: President John M.
  • Thanks: Jean P.
  • Last Word: Don L.

Courtney Place Rotary Club Xmas Fundraiser Dinner


  • Kraft & Yvonne are participating in a FELLOWSHIP EXCHANGE GROUP IN INDIA. A programme which was advertised in the D9940 Newsletter November 2015

Arrival: 17th Feb 2016 at the International Airport - Chennai Airport

Where: Southern India District 2981

When: Exchange programme is 18th - 29th Feb 2016, as the Indian temperatures are best at this point and not a later date.

Upon arrival, travel to the town of Pondicherry where the International Rotary Exchange Programme shall begin!

After which they will stay on in India for a while to see their folk.

From the pen of President John Moriarty:

As we come to the last formal Club meeting for 2015, I think we can all take credit for the good progress made whilst still leaving plenty of opportunity for the next 6 months!

Selected milestones include:
  • New members
  • Lucie's Global Scholarship
  • assistance to Karri for her study in Oklahoma
  • Support for Mount Cook School from our readers and assistance to children attending a school camp
  • Donation to the Rotary Foundation
  • Support for 2 street-day appeals
  • Successful Firework fundraiser
  • Successful fundraiser for The Soup Kitchen
  •  - not to forget the fellowship evening at the Theatre and the Xmas Puds!

The BigDig is underway, we have a succession plan in place, our accounts are systematised (at last) and the administration of GST is at an end.

Our focus on making an impact with Courtenay Place Charities is beginning to gel and we can capitalise on this to recruit new members and sponsors.

All in all, a very good start!

My thanks to all of you for the "buzz" that is evident at our meetings and the encouraging feedback from our visitors.

I wish you and your families a very safe and happy festive season and look forward to your support and fellowship when we resume on January 29th.

Last Week's Meeting - Friday 4th December

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

Visitors: Dean Burt (Speaker)., Alena B (guest)., Mary E., Norma P., Dawn & Clive H. (Karori Club)
Apologies: George B., Walter & Michelle S., Geoff H., Paul C., Brian K., Dexter B.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

This Week's Chronicle: Friday 4th December


Digital Banking - Where have we come from and where are we headed?

Speaker: Dean Burt


  • Setting Up: Stephen DB. & George B.
  • Projector: Nicky B.
  • Opening Reflection: Linda R.
  • List Visitors: Geoff H.
  • Sergeant: Bryan F.
  • 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.

Last Week's Meeting - RCCP's AGM & Forum

Dear Members,

The forum after the AGM last Friday was a very animated session with ideas flowing from everyone. 

We are also blessed with a succession plan and the Club is grateful for the services of 
  • Jean as President Elect
  • Kraft as President Nominee.
I'm sure you will acknowledge their commitment to the  Club and honour it with your assistance when they call upon you to serve in some capacity.

This coming Thursday at 6:25pm we have a fundraiser for the Soup Kitchen to be followed by our regular meeting the next day. 

The Soup Kitchen is a very worthy charity whose service directly benefits everyone who lives or works in our precinct. 

Our fundraiser will help support those in need to live with dignity among us.

Kind regards,

John Moriarty
President, Rotary Club of Courtenay Place

Xmas/ New Year Closure

The Club's last official meeting is on Friday 11th December 2015.

NO meeting on Friday 22nd January as this precedes Wellington Anniversary Day.

The first official full Rotary Meeting in the New Year is Friday 29th January 2016.

  • Fellowship meeting on Friday 18th December 2015 - venue to be advised
  • Fellowship meeting at Karori Sanctuary at Noon on the 15th January 2016


  • Please take note of the' Christmas function at the Home of Compassion's Soup Kitchen' and ' Assisting Soup Kitchen's Pantry' 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).