Our club welcomes speakers on a wide variety of topics, as well as monthly social functions and vocational visits. View PREVIOUS SPEAKERS AND EVENTS FROM 2019 below.


Meeting/ Tuesday 10th December 2019

Bishop Peter Carrell

Christmas function/ Tuesday 3rd December 2019

Novotel Hotel

Meeting/ Tuesday 26th November 2019

Phil de Joux, Strategic Engagement Manager
Lytellton Port Company

Meeting/ Tuesday 19th November 2019

Cathy Chirnside
“The Real Deal”

Meeting/ Tuesday 12th November 2019

John Laurenson,
Shirley Boys High School

Social evening/ Tuesday 5th November 2019

Trenches RSA

Meeting/ Tuesday 29 October 2019

Emma Jackson, RYLA

Peter Moore
“The bicycle diaries”

The Great Rotary Annual Quiz/ Tuesday 24th September 2019

Lunch at Canterbury Club

Meeting/ Tuesday 15th October 2019

Brett Anderson
“Christchurch Casino post-earthquake, learnings and leadership.”

Meeting/ Tuesday 8th October 2019

Darryll Park, Mayoral Candidate

Social evening/ Tuesday 1st October 2019

Trenches RSA

Meeting/ Tuesday 24th September 2019

John Wood, University of Canterbury
“Highlights and lowlights of a varied career.”

Club Forum/ Tuesday 17th September 2019

Lunch at Canterbury Club

Meeting/ Tuesday 10th September 2019

Bruce McKenzie, VC Lincoln University
“The future of Lincoln University.”

Meeting/ Tuesday 27th August 2019

Bill Bayfield, CEO ECAN
“Canterbury’s water challenge.”

Meeting/ Tuesday 20th August 2019

Cnr Raf Manji
“Earthquake global settlement – the long and winding road.”

Meeting/ Tuesday 13th August 2019

DG Gary Hopkinson
District Governors Visit

Social evening/ Tuesday 6th August 2019

Trenches RSA

Meeting/ Tuesday 30th July 2019

Kat Norman
“Cyber security risks to your business, and what you can do about it.”

Meeting/ Tuesday 23rd July 2019

David Close
“Behind the German Lines. William Close, Prisoner 1918”

Meeting/ Tuesday 16th July 2019

Rob Dewhirst
“Being a Muslim in New Zealand”

Meeting/ Tuesday 9th July 2019

Olivier Lacoua
Marathon des Sables

Social evening/ Tuesday 2nd July 2019

Trenches RSA

Changeover dinner/ Tuesday 25th June 2019

Immediate Past President Paul Fitzharris and Incoming President Neville Reilly

Meeting/ Tuesday 18th June 2019

Hans Wouters
CEO, NZ Spinal Trust

Vocational visit/ Tuesday 11th June 2019

Bone Marrow Cancer Trust, Ranui House

Social evening/ Tuesday 4th June 2019

Trenches RSA

Meeting/ Tuesday 28th May 2019

Paul Lonsdale
“The developing central city”

Meeting/ Tuesday 21st May 2019

Patricia Mackenzie

Vocational visit/ Tuesday 14th May 2019

Westpac Air Rescue Trust

Social evening/ Tuesday 7th May 2019

Trenches RSA

Meeting/ Tuesday 30th April 2019

Brendan Wood
“A Trilogy – Looking at the emergence of Paramedicine as a profession”

Meeting/ Tuesday 23rd April 2019

President Neville
Plans and projects for the year

Meeting/ Tuesday 16th April 2019

Lew McIvor
59 steps

Meeting/ Tuesday 9th April 2019

Bishop Paul Martin
A year down – reflections of a new bishop

Social evening/ Tuesday 2nd April 2019

Trenches RSA

Meeting/ Tuesday 26th March 2019

Womens Refuge

Meeting/ Tuesday 19th March 2019

RYLA attendees & Science Forum
Lucy Anderson

Meeting/ Tuesday 12th March 2019

Garth Nowland-Foreman
LEAD Centre for not for Profit Leadership “Its Hard to be Good at Giving Away Money”

Social evening/ Tuesday 5th March 2019

Trenches RSA

Meeting/ Tuesday 26th February 2019

Brian Wood
Life as a Consultant with the International Monetary Fund  –  an amusing account of my experiences in Poland, Russia and Kazakhstan

Meeting/ Tuesday 19th February 2019

Colin Averill
Le Quesnoy 100 years on

Meeting/ Tuesday 12th February 2019

David O’Neil
Principal, St Mary’s School

Evening social/ Tuesday 5th February 2019

Trenches RSA

Meeting/ Tuesday 29th January 2019

Gary Jackson
My views on NZ-China relationship from the last decade