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Opening-Vega Industries visit, 2 Feb 2016

Vega visit 2 Feb 16(1)Tawa Rotary and Karori Rotary visited Vega Industries on 2 Feb 2016  – a NZ company that’s described as the global leader in high performance aids to navigation. ‘Vega designs and builds specialised signal lights for safe movement by sea, air and land. Some of the most challenging waterways in the world are marked by PEL Sector Lights made by Vega.’ It was founded in 1972 and is the only NZ company designing and manufacturing for this market.Vega Visit - Lenses, 2 Feb 16

Rotarians shared highlights from this excellent factory tour that included an introduction to Vega products, the process involved in making highly sophisticated lighting, the skilled staff, and realising the international reach of this local business. As noted in an Idealog article, Vega is more than lights – the sophistication of the tracking and remote monitoring systems is one example. Our large group was divided into three for the tour.

Vega visit - group view of marketing presentation 2 Feb 2016Thank you to Vega - Chief Executive Arjen Maarleveld, staff who guided us in the tour and fellow Rotarian Malcolm Andrews - for providing this opportunity to learn about this important business that is on our doorstep. Thanks also to David Sercombe, Karori Rotary, for sharing the photos.





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Jay Robinson, Head Librarian Tawa, & WCC Team Leader  

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Bill Day- Wellington Hospitals Foundation Visit Pat Waite

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Councillor Nicola Young Malcolm Sparrow

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Our Library Service

We have invited guest speaker Jay Robinson, Head Librarian Tawa and Team Leader at Wellington City Libraries to our Tues 9 February meeting. His goals include further developing work in library management and community development; and has interests in collection development and science librarianship. [source: LinkedIn]

Coming up – outstanding speaker!

Coming up on 1 March – PDG Pat Waite notes “Superintendent Tusha Penny from the NZ Police is an outstanding speaker. As only one of three women Superintendents in the NZ Police she is, in my opinion, a strong candidate to one day be the first female Commissioner of Police. I heard her speak at an Inner Wheel Conference a year or so ago and I was struck with her energy, passion for her job and for the community she works to protect”. 

Superintendent Tusha PennySuperintendent Penny is the first officer to ever take on the role of National Manager - Child Protection and Sexual Violence. She spearheaded a national change management programme to accelerate police response to the Commission of Inquiry. She has been recently appointed to Superintendent, National Manager: Prevention at Police National Headquarters. 

Rotarians are encouraged to invite their friends and family to this special occasion.

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District news

The District Governor's newsletter for February 2016 is available - particularly note the forthcoming District Conference. This monthly newsletter is published on our website, and also on the following PDF: feb_2016_d9940_newsletter [size 4.5Mb]

District Conference:

Note from DG Simon Manning: “Of importance to you all is the registration site is now open for our district conference. If you haven’t been to a conference for a while please consider joining us in Nelson as it promises to be a great opportunity to remind ourselves why we do the work we do for this wonderful organisation.

To register now please go to:

Rotary events/fundraisers:

Rotary Club of Paraparaumu – early notice received is that their Charity Golf Day is Thursday 17th of March 2016 at Paraparaumu Beach Golf Course. Select the following PDF for further information: Rotary_Golf_2016_Early_Notice [size 1.75Kb]


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Visit to Vega Industries

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