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Sea Meeting Flagged Great Success

For the last few weeks, Jenny Lucas has been very busy. Firstly she convinced us to join her on a cruise described as being akin to riding a magic carpet around Wellington Harbour except we were not allowed to wear our stilettos.

Then she spent some time talking to those who manage the weather. However, despite doing a great job in getting some 50 of us to join the cruise, on the weather front she did not score so well. While all from Rotary arrived at the gangway attired in the closest they could find to sub-Antarctic clothing, the Captain of the good ship was dressed in shorts although no floral shirt! Nevertheless, Jenny must have convinced those weather people as conditions at sea improved significantly and despite a few wobbles the voyage was pretty comfortable and the cold not so intense as to produce frostbite.

Navigation officer was another task for Jenny and this produced an outstanding view of Wellington at night (enjoyed by President and President-Elect Kay and Denise) as we sailed from Queens Wharf to Evans Bay (cast off by Captain Anne-Marie) and then back to a comfortable anchorage in Oriental Bay. In this role, Jenny's skills were well-honed as we appeared to hit no land or unintended objects. Wellington at night is arguably as spectacular as any city in the world so the magic carpet cruise had an element of truth. 

The last but not the least important task was her role as catering officer and this produced a constant supply of food from the time we cast off from Queens Wharf. You could not have gone home feeling hungry!

The cruise provided a great opportunity to catch up with other Club members and partners and the noise level in the cabin and even on the stern attested to the success of this.

There was no formal club business although with some difficulty in breaking the sound barrier President Kay made a gangway speech thanking Jenny for a great night and all her work in organising it. 

What’s coming up in May and beyond? 

Next week, Barry McEwen and Bill McAulay will talk to us about the joint Rotary / Porirua City Council project for planting the Forest of Peace and Remembrance on Plimmerton Domain. 

For all future events, go here


The RI President Shekhar Mehta sent us all an email outlining Rotary's strengthened commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). The document supporting this is Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Code of Conduct and can be found on the Club Intranet under "Policies."

This week’s happenings

You can read the May edition of The Plimmerton Inner Wheel newsletter here

Michael Parker has received a request from the Principal of Holy Family School saying, 'Here at Holy Family School we run a breakfast club five mornings a week. We are desperately in need of more people to help out. There is a setup time at about 7:20 am and then we are complete by 9 am. We would be happy to have people once a week, a fortnight, or even a month - or more. Any help would be appreciated. If you are able to pass this along to anyone you know who might be keen - they could come for a 'trial' if they like - we would be grateful.' If you can help in any way, please contact Michael or Donna.

Parting thought

Had there been a Parting Thought tonight on Sweet Georgia, Rhondda's would have been, 'Some things are best left unsaid. Unfortunately, I often realise this after I have said them.'

Who’s on duty for the next month?

Unable to do your duty? Please find a replacement and inform Graham Wallace. 
If you're a late 'no show' please tell President Kay. 
Please arrive at 5.45 pm if you're on Door duty or hosting the Guest Speaker for the evening.
Need to apologise or bring additional guests? 
Advise the Receptionist at Professionals before 10.00 am on the Monday before the meeting on 233 9955 or email if you prefer. 
Please provide the name (and spelling if necessary). The same applies if you're going to be late.

Weekly Update - All at Sea - 10 May 2022

Guests are welcome to our Dinner Meetings. 
For apologies or additional guests, please phone or email Phillip Whearty before 10.00 am on Mondays (or before 10.00 am on Tuesdays if Monday is a statutory holiday) on 027 448 9094 or email


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