Grand Masquerade Ball

Grand Masquerade Ball

Come one, come all!

On August 19th The Wellington Club will once again be transformed into a glittering wonderland of hedonistic delights for the annual Ball! 

 The 2017 Masked Ball will take you through the whirling and evocative world of Carnevale; from burlesque to masquerade, cirque to commedia dell'arte, masked frivolity will enthrall and entertain you and your guests. 

Tickets include beer, wine and a signature cocktail, as well as canapes and a main course presented in a truly theatrical style. 

Dress to impress with or without a mask and enviable prizes will be awarded to the best dressed lady and gentleman on the night.  

$140.00 per person

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Chess

Chess

Chess - last Tuesday of each month.

The Wellington Club Chess group meets every last Tuesday of the month for a three
course dinner and some social games (of a quality that can be excused after a few
glasses of wine). All those interested are encouraged to join, Mr Sylvester Shamy
and Mr Manuel Pedreschi are co-convening this special interest group and would be
pleased to share their interest and knowledge with other members. The group plans
for many social events in 2017 including a simultaneous game – a chance for several
players to play one player at once. To book, contact Jane or see the reception team.

6.00pm Drinks on own account

6.30pm Dinner – three course
meal including a glass of wine.

Chess following dinner.
$37.50 per person.

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Speaker Series - Arthritis Seminar

Speaker Series - Arthritis Seminar

A presentation from Robyn Tuohy.

Arthritis is one of the leading causes of disability in New Zealand. There is no cure for arthritis, but it can usually be managed, and most people with arthritis can continue to lead productive and fulfilling lives. For the person who has been diagnosed with arthritis and for the family members who support them Arthritis New Zealand provides information, advice, support and links to others in a similar situation.

Robyn Tuohy is an experienced arthritis educator with a background in nursing and health psychology. She is committed to supporting people with arthritis to understand and manage their symptoms. Robyn has expertise in coaching for lifestyle change and self-management of chronic pain. The focus of Robyn’s seminar will be: discussion about arthritis including the more common types of arthritis (osteoarthritis, gout, rheumatoid arthritis); and evidence-based strategies that can assist with arthritis management.

Kumutoto Room Level Six, Dress: Business Casual

Cost: $15.00 including light refreshments.

$5.00 will be donated to Arthritis NZ which is a non-profit organisation.

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Speaker Series - I have a Dream

Speaker Series - I have a Dream

Scott Gilmour, Chairman of the Board of Trustees for "I Have a Dream" will speak on how the programme helps children from low income communities reach their educational and career goals by providing a long-term programme of mentoring and enrichment.
The "I Have a Dream" programme has been operating in the Wesley community of Mt Roskill since 2003, with significant success. They are now expanding to 1,500 disadvantaged youth across 4 schools in the Tikipunga/Otangarei community in Whangarei.
These Auckland "Dreamers" have achieved on many metric levels, including leadership, community participation, sports and quality of life. But perhaps the most significant, and certainly the most easily-quantified is their educational success.

Kumutoto Room Level Six, Dress: Business Casual

5.00pm – Registration and welcome drink

5.30pm – Presentation

Presentation and drink only $10.00
Optional dinner following presentation, welcome drink and supper $50.00.

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Movie @ The Club

Movie @ The Club

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Friday 15 September

Level 6, Business casual

5.30pm Pre-movie meal

7.00pm Movie screening $30.00 per person light meal, drinks on account
No charge for movie viewing


History professor George (Richard Burton) and his boozy wife, Martha (Elizabeth Taylor), return late one Saturday night from a cocktail party at the home of the college president, Martha’s father. Martha announces that she invited another couple, newly-appointed instructor Nick (George Segal) and his timid wife, Honey (Sandy Dennis), over for a nightcap. When the younger couple arrive, the night erupts into a no-holds-barred torrent of marital angst and verbal tirades.

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Book Club

Book Club

Tuesday, September 19th

4:30pm in the Wellesley Room

Join convener, Ann Mildenhall, every month to discuss your favourite (or latest) book over a glass of wine. Each member is asked to bring a book of their choice to introduce to the group for discussion. So grab a book (or kindle!) and come join us for an evening of story-sharing and socializing.

Only 12 spaces available, so be sure to book fast.

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September Buffet - Egyptian

September Buffet - Egyptian

Cuisine in the Middle East is diverse and changes depending on the country. The food is flavourful and aromatic, using many spices to achieve strong flavours. With the help of H E Tarek Elwassimy and his chef, we will create an sumptuous feast for all to enjoy.

Once a month we feature a special themed buffet. These replace the normal buffet arrangements. You are welcome to bring guests and you are encouraged to join others at the Club tables.

Main Dining Room, Level 5 from 12 noon. $25.00 per person.

Dress: Business Casual (tie optional on Level 5 before 5.00pm during the dress code trial)

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World of WearableArt Charity Preview Show

World of WearableArt Charity Preview Show

For the last two years we have been lucky to obtain tickets to the WOW Dress Rehearsal Show to support The Neonatal Trust. By buying these tickets, you can take in a World Class show and help deliver support to families going through the stress and anxiety of a neonatal journey with 50% of ticket sale proceeds to the Trust.

Begin your evening with dinner at the Club, then take the short walk to the TSB Arena and enjoy the show.

5.00pm Dinner, Level 6, Business casual
6.15pm Recommended time to leave Club for TSB Arena
7.00pm Show starts
$170.00 per person, dinner and show ticket.

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Members' & Daughters' Dinner

Members' & Daughters' Dinner

With Guest Speaker Willow Sainsbury

Willow Sainsbury teaches Art and Art History at Wellington East Girls' College. She graduated from Princeton University in Art, Archaeology and Fine Arts, then studied at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar in Anthropology. Willow currently interviews applicants for Princeton University and she is Secretary of the New Zealand Rhodes Association. In addition, she has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and is completing her training as an Educational Psychologist (Sainsbury describes her career as less of a linear trajectory, as a hexagonal). After a long period in the USA and the UK she returned to Dunedin in 2012 to fulfill her dream of contributing to New Zealand. She taught Classical Studies for three years in Dunedin before relocating to Wellington with her husband, Reuben, and two daughters, Bay and Wyn. Willow will be discussing Imposter Syndrome and her experiences while studying at Princeton and Oxford.

6.30pm  Level 5

Black Tie / Evening Wear

$90.00 per person

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Barrel Club - Wine & Cheese Masterclass

Barrel Club - Wine & Cheese Masterclass

Hosted by “The Wine Guy” Gavin Hubble

Indulge in a variety of traditional and regional-specific cheeses and wine styles. This class is designed to inform and excite wine and food enthusiasts at all levels. Six delicious cheeses paired with appropriate wine varietals or styles.

Come along to a tutored wine and cheese evening designed to inform and excite wine and food enthusiasts.

Level 4, Dress: Business Casual
Wine & Cheese $40.00 per person.

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Little  Chefs in the Kitchen

Little Chefs in the Kitchen

Under the watchful eye of the Club chefs, the children will be taught how to knead, create and construct some delicious dough-based delights. They will be able to pick a few favourite toppings and build their own pizzas.


We’ll also supply the recipe so they can make their creation again at home! All ingredients are included. Please ensure that your little chefs wear covered shoes, that long hair is tied back and that they bring a water bottle.


Adults are encouraged to stay and help.
Lessons start at 10.00am with morning tea on arrival and finish at lunchtime with a combined feast of their pizzas
and salad.
$45.00 per child. $20.00 per adult for lunch (untouched by little fingers).

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Wild Food Dinner

Wild Food Dinner


Richard Kemp and his team of keen hunters are kindly braving the wicked weather to bring us a taste of the wild
yet again. This not to be missed annual dinner will include a multi-course feast of foraged flavours from sea and sky,
farm and forest, vineyard and grove.

6.30pm for 7.00pm, Level 5, Jacket & Tie
$85 per person (includes matched wines).

October Buffet - Pasifika

October Buffet - Pasifika

We have been to many places with our special buffets, but in October we come closer to home. Enjoy simple delicacies from our island neighbours with a touch of New Zealand.

Once a month we feature a special themed buffet. These replace the normal buffet arrangements. You are welcome to bring guests and you are encouraged to join others at the Club tables.

Main Dining Room, Level 5 from 12 noon.
$25.00 per person.

Dress: Business Casual (tie optional on Level 5 before 5.00pm during the dress code trial)

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An Opera Extravaganza

An Opera Extravaganza

6.30pm for 7.00pm
Level 5, Dress: Black Tie, Evening Wear

Please book early to avoid disappointment.
$90.00 per person includes canapes, three-course dinner with wine.

The Freemason Foundation is a major sponsor of NZ Opera and the Club is excited to be able to announce we have been offered an evening of opera.

Enjoy a superb evening of fine food and superlative voices of up and coming New Zealand Opera stars. These artists, all recipients of Freemason scholarship funds, will present a sparkling evening of opera, operetta and musical theatre, comprising many well-known favourites and some not so well-known gems.

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Liam's Melbourne Degustation Dinner

Liam's Melbourne Degustation Dinner

Sous Chef, Liam Dollimore spent time in Melbourne in July to learn a range of new skills during the Reciprocal Clubs’ Chefs’ Conference. He will host a dinner and provide an insight into the skills learnt during his travels. If you have watched any Heston Blumenthal programmes or had the good fortune to enjoy one of his meals I can guarantee this will be a highlight event.

6.00pm, Level 6, Dress: Business Casual

$70.00 per person Dinner only

$90.00 per person including wine.

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Speaker Series - Fiordland Stories

Speaker Series - Fiordland Stories

Peta Carey is an award-winning film-maker and writer, with a varied and slightly hair-raising background of life experiences and stories to tell from around the world. She has made films in far-flung corners of the Pacific, East and West Africa, Europe and India (as well as New Zealand), spent two years sailing and diving in various oceans and survived a plane crash – mid-filming – in the Pacific. She has made films in natural history, adventure, and in the cultural, social and scientific genres.

Kumutoto Room Level Six, Dress: Business Casual

5.00pm – Registration and welcome drink

5.30pm – Presentation

Presentation and drink only $10.00
Optional dinner following presentation, welcome drink and supper $50.00.

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