On 27th September Judith Gray; Managing Direvctor of Nada Bakery was guest speaker at our club meeting. Judith outlined her career which started when she trained as a nurse and later how she met Peter Gray who started the family business that is Nada Bakery today. Originally, Judith looked after marketing, recruitment and general administration […]
Our Rotary meetings were able to resume on 13th September and we very pleased to welcome Karin van der Walt who works as the Conservation and Science Advisor to Wellington City Council. Karen oulined her important work in identifying and preserving unique NZ plant varieties and why it is so important to preserve them for […]
Just before Wellington entered its most recent COVID lockdown we had a timely presentation by Chris Tchernegovski: who looks after Rotary International’s “End Polio” program for District 9940. Chris gave a really interesting updates in the the End Polio program Just two countries still have Polio; Afganistan and Pakistan and even now it is hoped […]
On 28 July Pooja Kulkarni was our guest speaker. Pooja is the Emergency Management Adviser for Wellington’s Northern and Western Suburbs. They have a major role in ensuring community resilience and to prepare communities for a major disaster. Pooja gave an interesting presentation outlining the work that the Wellington Region Emergency Management office (WREMO) undertakes […]
On 14th July the club held it’s annual changeover meeting. Outgoing Club President; Neil Haydon reviewed the club’s achievements and activities during the last 12 months and thanked all members for their support. He awarded Alex Georgiades with the Presidents Award to recognize Alex’s special effort and work during the year. Assistant District Governor Kathryn […]
On 14th April, the Johnsonville Rotary Club welcomed Geraldine Needham-Girven as a new member of the club. Assistant District Governor Kathryn Beattie was also a guest of the club and she presented Geraldine with her membership.
“ANZACs of the air” was the talk and presentation by guest speaker Stephen Harris at the club meeting on 14th April 2021. New Zealand’s ANZAC imagery is shaped by the land battles of Gallipoli and the Western Front in the First World War, and by North Africa and Italy in the Second. But some of […]
On Wednesday March 10th, the club welcomed Cathrine Khafula who gave a very interesting and personal presentation covering her life entitled “My Life in Zimbabwe and New Zealand”. Kathrine described her life journey starting with being raised by her grandmother in rural areas Zimbabwe, later moving to South Africa with her young family, and then […]
On 28 October 2020 Johnsonville Rotary were welcomed by Porirua Rotary Club for a Halloween themed fun evening. We were bewitched by the hospitality and fun and it was most enjoyable evening for everyone. We thank Porirua Rotary for making us so welcome and all their hard work setting this event up..