Category Archives: Meetings

On 14 October 2019 Johnsonville Rotary welcomed Sebastian Grodd from the Life Flight Trust. Sebastian outlined how the Life Flight Trust was set up and explained the very important role it plays today. The Life Flight Trust has helped over 30,000 people in need of urgent medical attention, saving many of their lives, including Johnsonville […]

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On 23 September 2019 Rotary District 9940 Governor John Mohi was welcomed to Johnsonville Rotary Club by President Pravind Singh. John was joined by his wife Lane, Assistant Governor Adrienne Murray, and District Secretary Ross Forbister. John and Adrienne updated he club on the latest initiatives to support Rotary International’s world-wide “End Polio Now” campaign.

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Edwin Hermann was our guest speaker at Johnsonville Rotary on 22 July 2019, speaking about himself and running a community music radio station from Grenada Village. The music is mainly from the 1970s-1990s. But is happy to take requests. The station is one of his hobbies. The radio station is Mix FM, broadcasting for 24 […]

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On 13 July 2019 Johnsonville Rotary donated $1000 towards a new defibrillator at the Alex Moore Park sports-grounds to replace the one that was stolen. Grant Stephen, President of the North Wellington Football Club, thankfully accepted the cheque from Johnsonville Rotary President, Pravind Singh. The $1000 was all that was outstanding after the insurance was […]

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On 24 June 2019, Rotary Johnsonville had its changeover of presidents. Neil Haydon handed over the presidency to Pravind Singh. Above Assistant Governor of Rotary District 9940, Adrienne Murray, outgoing Johnsonville Rotary President Neil Haydon, and incoming President Pravind Singh share a lighter moment. Outgoing president Neil awarded the president’s award to Michael Hodgen for […]

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On 10 June 2019 Caitlin Weich thanked Johnsonville Rotary for sponsoring her to attend “Outward Bound”. She loved the challenges and how she “grew” from the experiences and gained confidence on overcoming the challenges. Team work helped overcome challenges on the mountain climb especially.

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On 8 April 2019 Kath Henderson told the club and guests of her experiences on 10 April 1968 when the interislander ferry, the Wahine, sank in Wellington Harbour. Kath was travelling alone. She was a 19- year-old third year student from Canterbury. The Wahine left Lyttleton Harbour near Christchurch at 8.43 pm on the night […]

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Kellie Benner of Conservation Volunteers NZ (CVNZ) was our guest speaker on 25 March 2019. She is the Wellington Regional Manager of CVNZ. See photo of Kellie addressing the Club. Since 2006 CVNZ has performed one million volunteer hours, worked with 500 community groups, planted one and a half million trees, propagated 500,000 plants, weeded […]

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Michael Uddstrom, the principal scientist at Niwa, was our guest presenter on 11 March 2019. New Zealand, with is maritime position, has been subjected to unpredictable weather and resultant disasters like the Wahine sinking. Michael explained how Niwa and its new super computer try to make weather predictions more accurate and precise. Niwa gets input […]

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Thomas Ben was our guest speaker on Monday 11 February 2019. The Photo is of President Elect Pravind Singh with Thomas Ben immediately after Thomas’s talk. He and his wife Antionette are the new owner operators of the New World, Newlands. They and their children all work at NW Newlands. Thomas spoke of his life […]

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