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New Zealand Company of Master Mariners Inc

Bulletin - FEBRUARY 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  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
We are pleased to welcome Rob Wightman into membership at the Auckland Branch.

We regret to advise the death, in January, of Captain Peter Attwood who was a long-time member of the Wellington Branch until 2018 when he resigned due to poor health. Obituary

Membership as at 1 February 2020:
     AUCKLAND                  90
     CHRISTCHURCH         23
     TAURANGA                 20
     WELLINGTON             48
     TOTAL                      181
The Secretary of the Wellington Branch, Captain Ken Watt, represented the Company at the Garden Party hosted by the NZCMM Patron, Her Excellency The Right Honourable Dame Patsy Reddy, GNZM, QSO, Governor-General of New Zealand and Sir David Gascoigne, KNZM, CBE to mark the 180th Anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. Ken reports that the event went well with Wellington putting on a great day weather-wise. His daughter, Anna, accompanied him.

Captain Ken Watt, The Governor General, and Anna at the Waitangi Day Reception
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. For details contact the Branch Secretary.

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

9 March 2020.  The Principal of Ōtaki College advises that the College will again be holding a commemorative wreath laying ceremony to mark the sinking of SS Otaki in 1917.  This event will be held at College commencing at midday.  Official invitations will be sent early in 2020, but as the College does not have email addresses for all invitees, anyone interested in attending should contact the College

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

Officers of the Company:
MASTER                     - Captain Ted Ewbank          
Warden Auckland        - Captain Chris Barradale    
Warden Christchurch  - Captain Darrell Daish       
Warden Tauranga        - Captain Ken Camp             
Warden Wellington      - Captain Eric Good RNZN (Rtd)
Hon General Secretary - Cdr Larry Robbins RNZN (Rtd)

Branch Secretaries:

Auckland                       - Captain John Frankland    
Christchurch                 - Captain Geoff Swallow         
                      - Captain Gordon Rutherford  
Wellington                     - Captain Ken Watt                

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