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NZ Company of Master Mariners

New Zealand Company of Master Mariners Inc

Bulletin - APRIL 2020
This Company Bulletin is published bi-monthly to keep members updated with items of general company news. A copy is emailed directly from the Company to each member for whom the Company holds an email address. Hard-copies are not distributed by the Company but may be available through Branch Secretaries. 

Detailed items of news are published in the Company Website 
www.mastermariners.org.nz  and in the Branch newsletters published by Tauranga and Auckland which are circulated widely.

We welcome your contribution - Deadline is 10th of even numbered months. Please forward news to the General Secretary

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MEMBERSHIP MATTERS
We are pleased to welcome Matt Wray into membership at the Tauranga Branch, Anup Pillai (Auckland Branch), and Martin Harper (Wellington Branch).

We regret to advise the death, on 29 February, of Captain Jim Varney, life member of the Company (Auckland Branch). A large number of Company members attended Jim's funeral. 

Membership as at 1 April 2020:
     AUCKLAND                  89
     CHRISTCHURCH         24
     TAURANGA                 22
     WELLINGTON             50
     TOTAL                      185

Please ensure that any changes of contact details (address, email etc) are advised to your Branch Secretary - preferably by email with CC to the General Secretary. There have been a number of updates, corrections etc recently. If this is the first Bulletin you have received it will probably be because your email address has been updated/corrected in the central Company database.

 
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Covid-19 is creating havoc around the world. In Auckland in mid March, the Health Authorities prohibited ships' crews from coming ashore except when a crew change is being effected. Lyttelton followed suit a few days later. With the Alert level raised to Level 4, all NZ Seafarers Centres are closed although chaplains remain on-call and most are available by telephone and email. The situation is similar throughout the world. Ships' crews are potentially facing long periods confined to their ships. 
 
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BRANCH MEETINGS
All meetings are cancelled while Alert Level 4 is in place. 

In happier times:
Members are welcome at all Branch and Company meetings.
Please contact Branch Secretary for details and to RSVP.


Auckland Branch - Meets at the Remuera Club, Ohinerau St, Remuera Auckland, 1800 hrs.  Next planned meetings: 11 June 2020 (AGM), 8 August 2020 (Ladies Luncheon at 1200 hrs), 8 October 2020. For details contact the Branch Secretary.

Wellington Branch - Meets at the Bolton Hotel just off The Terrace in the CBD. Planned meetings - Noon on the second Wednesday of each month
(except January) .  Please RSVP to the Branch Secretary.
  
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EVENTS

5 August 2020, 1200 hrs, Company AGM, Tauranga.  Venue and other details tba  

Auckland Branch meeting Feb 2020.
Top: Speaker Cdr Charles Blackie, Warden Capt. Chris Barradale and member Capt. Holly Clayton.
Lower: Membership Certificate presentations to Garrick Larsen (L) and Rob Wightman (R) 
Officers of the Company:
MASTER                     - Captain Ted Ewbank                    ewbank@xtra.co.nz
Warden Auckland        - Captain Chris Barradale              barradale@xtra.co.nz
Warden Christchurch  - Captain Darrell Daish                 ddaish77@gmail.com
Warden Tauranga        - Captain Ken Camp                       joykensea@xtra.co.nz
Warden Wellington      - Captain Eric Good RNZN (Rtd)   ericgood338@gmail.com
Hon General Secretary - Cdr Larry Robbins RNZN (Rtd)  l@rryrobbins.com


Branch Secretaries:

Auckland                       - Captain John Frankland              jrfrankland@xtra.co.nz
Christchurch                 - Captain Geoff Swallow               gjandvs@xtra.co.nz    
Tauranga
                      - Captain Gordon Rutherford        ghrpitau@outlook.com  
Wellington                     - Captain Ken Watt                       wattsnews@nowmail.co.nz   

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