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Weekly Update - Drop, Cover and Hold






The speaker said …

Mike Doig reported here on the talk that Kris Faafoi gave to us this evening about the emerging challenges to Civil Defence, brought about by climate change and changing weather patterns.


Treasurer, Bruce Couch tells us that the subs for the coming year will be $270. This is a reduction as we do not have an exchange student this year.

The Charitable Trust Trustees for this year are President Donna, Immediate Past President Jenny, President Elect Euon, Bill McAulay, and Phillip Reidy.

Leigh Corner is proposing a wasp eradication project using a grant from our Trust to set it up. It’s a great community environmental project to follow up the pathway.

This week’s happenings

Gillies McIndoe Research Institute have invited distinguished neurosurgeon and neuroscientist at The University of Melbourne and The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Professor Andrew Kaye AO MBBS MD FRACS to speak about 'Brain Tumours: The Last 50 Years' at 5.00 – 6.15pm (arrival at 4.45pm) on  Thursday 13 September at Rutherford House Lecture Theatre 2 (RHLT2) Pipitea Campus, Victoria University of Wellington, Bunny Street, Wellington. Places are limited so please reply by 27 August to or 04 282 0366 (Cindy Naresh)

What’s coming up in July and beyond?

On 24 July, David Grant will talk to us about the fourteen conscientious objectors who were taken against their will to the front-line on France in July 1917.

On 31 July, Russell Jenkins from the Wellington Tramway Museum will talk to us about the work of the Museum
and Wellington's tram history.

For more upcoming speakers and events, go to the Events page.

Parting thought

Graham Craig gave us the parting thought, 'If at first you don't succeed ... don't try skydiving'.

Who’s on duty for the next month?

Unable to do your duty? Please find a replacement and inform Philip Mottram.
Please arrive at 5.45 pm if you're on Door duty or on Introduction duty to greet the Guest Speaker and be his/her host 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 - Drop, Cover and Hold

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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