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NZ Company of Master Mariners

New Zealand Company of Master Mariners Inc

Bulletin - DECEMBER 2019
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 the following new members:
     Captain Sherard Kenneth Toon (Auckland Branch) (Rejoined)
     Captain David Guy McEwan RNZN (Wellington Branch)


At the Maritime Societies' Dinner in Auckland on 13 December ....
The Auckland Warden, Captain Chris Barradale, presented the membership certificate to Captain Toon (above), and
Captain Hugh Munro (pictured below) was presented with the Crusoe Award from the Auckland Branch. The award recognises a member who has made a significant contribution to the profession and/or the Branch and has thus (like Crusoe's Man Friday) "left his mark" .
 

    


Membership as at 1 December 2019:
     AUCKLAND                  89
     CHRISTCHURCH         23
     TAURANGA                 20
     WELLINGTON             48
     TOTAL                      180


Chartered Master Mariner
We wish to congratulate Captain John Mansell who has recently received the distinction of being elevated by The Honourable Company of Master Mariners in London to become a Chartered Master Mariner. This distinction reflects well on the Wellington Branch and, indeed, upon the New Zealand Company of which John has been a member for a long time.

Information about the Chartered Master Mariner scheme can be found here 


It is intended that John be presented with his Charter in Wellington  at the monthly branch meeting to be held on Wednesday 8th April. 

In Naval Parlance, Bravo Zulu John !

 
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BRANCH MEETINGS
Members are welcome at all Branch and Company meetings. Please contact Branch Secretary for details and to RSVP.

Auckland Branch - Remuera Club, Ohinerau St, Remuera Auckland,
1800 hrs - except as noted:
13 February 2020, 16 April 2020, 11 June 2020 (AGM), 8 August 2020 (Ladies Luncheon at 1200 hrs), 8 October 2020.

Wellington Branch - Noon on the second Wednesday of the month at the Bolton Hotel just off The Terrace in the CBD (not January).
 
  
EVENTS

End of year events
Wellington Branch Members, wives, partners and their guests - a total of 24 - attended the Branch Christmas lunch at the Bolton Hotel in November enjoying a well crafted menu. Once again the branch was pleased to welcome Jan Williams, widow of Graham Williams who served many years as Branch Secretary, and to renew contact with returning member, Peter Wright.
 

The Christchurch Branch Christmas luncheon was attended by 15 people, including John Parsloe with wife Sylvia who travelled from Geraldine, and Brian McNabb and Elizabeth from Motueka. 
  


84 people - including a significant number of members of the Company - attended the Annual Maritime Societies' Christmas Dinner organised and hosted by our Master, Captain Ted Ewbank. The event was held on the 80th anniversary of the Battle of the River Plate. After an excellent dinner at the Northern Club in Auckland, Rear Admiral David Ledson spoke about the battle, but more importantly, about the people involved.

Future Events

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

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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