Book Club

Book Club

Tuesday, November 21st

4:00pm 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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Victoria at the Club

Victoria at the Club

RENA'S RETURN Is New Zealand ready for the next wreck?

Dr Bevan Marten, Senior Lecturer in Law

A Liberian-flagged bulk carrier goes aground off the coast of Wellington due to the negligence of an exhausted crew, spilling tonnes of fuel oil on to the South Coast. The vessel’s owners are insolvent, and its fixed-premiumChinese insurer is not returning Crown Law’s phone calls. What options does New Zealand have? What are the potential costs to the taxpayer? Have we learned anything from the Rena disaster?

New Zealanders might argue that the Rena was resolved relatively well given the potential scale of the disaster, but our success following that wreck had far more to do with the owners’ and insurers’ commercial and reputational priorities than the law. When the next ship hits the rocks, we are far more vulnerable than we might think. This presentation will set out the current shortcomings in New Zealand’s law of wreck, and the difficult choice that awaits reformers.

Bevan Marten is a Senior Lecturer at the Victoria University of Wellington School of Law. His teaching and research is mainly in maritime law, insurance law and the core private law subjects, and he is the author of books on Port State Jurisdiction and the Regulation of International Merchant Shipping, as well as Maritime Law in New Zealand (which was launched earlier this year). Bevan is an active member of New Zealand’s MLAANZ branch committee, with a particular interest in its law reform activities. He also holds a practising certificate as a Barrister.

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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A Very Welly Club Christmas for all the Children

A Very Welly Club Christmas for all the Children

Everyone is welcome.

Park at the Club and enjoy a party feast on Level 6.

When booking, please advise names and ages of young guests so the elves can do their work.

RSVP essential by Monday 20 November for Santa’s sack to be filled on time.

12.00 noon Welcome drink

12.30pm Party feast

1.30pm Off to the Lambton Quay and Midland Park Christmas precinct for family-friendly activities and entertainment!

$20.00 per child      $30.00 per adult

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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.
$45.00 per person.

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St Andrew's Day

St Andrew's Day

Join us in celebration of the Feast Day of St Andrew. Our evening shall include classic Scottish dishes, guid wine and malts from the Island, Scottish healths and ceilidh dancing. Of course no Scottish celebration would be complete without a piper and the traditional Address to the Haggis.

6.00pm for 6.30pm, Level 5

Dress: National Dress or Evening Wear

Cost: $90.00 per person

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Poker

Poker

Level 4, 7.30pm,

$20 entry fee

Poker tournaments are under way and are planned for the second Tuesday of every month.

A minimum number of six players is required. 

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Thank You Breakfast

Thank You Breakfast

Invite members of your staff who have helped you throughout 2017 to enjoy a special thank you breakfast at the Club.

Join us at 7.45am on Level 5 for a sumptuous breakfast and a glass of bubbles. It is also a chance for your executive and personal assistants to see the Club and staff will be available after breakfast to show anyone the facilities so that we can be of even more help to you in 2018.

Level 5, Dress: Business Casual

$25.00 per person

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Founders Day Roast Buffet

Founders Day Roast Buffet

Another year has slipped by and the Club will turn 176.

Come along to the Club and enjoy a buffet fit for kings and queens. The menu will consist of carved meats, salads, fresh berries and more. This will replace the standard buffet and à la carte.

12 noon Main Dining Room, Level 5

$25.00 per person includes a festive glass of wine

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End of Year Christmas Lunch

End of Year Christmas Lunch

The Club closes for 2017 after this last lunch of the year.

To replace the à la carte and sandwiches, the chefs will prepare a buffet of seafood, meats, and desserts. Reservations can be made for tables over six, but everyone is encouraged to join the Club tables for this final Club meal of 2017.

$25.00 per person, drinks on account

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The Annual BYO Dinner

The Annual BYO Dinner

with Brett Newell

The year starts with great fun when Brett Newell gives his professional commentary on the many wines that members bring along to this evening.

Check your cellars now and see what needs ‘attention’, put it aside and bring it to the Club in February.

6.30pm Glass of bubbles on arrival

6.45pm Dinner

Dress: Business Casual

$55.00 per person

 The night’s menu:

Aubergine, Zucchini, Parmigiana Tart Wild rocket, pecorino, semi-dried tomato and baby caper

Canterbury Lamb Rack Roasted sweet corn, fava bean, feta and crispy pancetta, mint sauce verte

Poached Peach with Semi Freddo Roasted Black Doris plum sauce

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Singapore Buffet

Singapore Buffet

Singapore is known for it’s melting pot of Chinese, Malay and Indian cultures.

This taste of Singapore lunch is inspired by hawker and street foods.

Mee Rebus Satay
Dim Sum
Hainanese Chicken Rice
Roti Prata

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

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Speaker Series - Captain Cook

Speaker Series - Captain Cook

We are most fortunate to have Sir Christopher Harris presenting his informative study on Cook. The presentation will commence when Cook joined the Royal Navy. Navigate his journey to and around New Zealand, covering details on Cooks’ navigational skills, his relationship with Capt. Palliser and crew management.

5.30pm Registration and welcome drink
6.00pm - 7.00pm Presentation
7.15pm Dinner optional
$10.00 Registration includes welcome drink
$50.00 Registration and dinner

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Summer In Sicily

Summer In Sicily

Adult Cooking Class
Level 5, 5.30pm
Dress: Appropriate Cooking Attire and Flat Shoes
$75.00 per person

Club chef, Alfonso Basile will demonstrate how to prepare your own Sicilian culinary delights
during this hands on cooking class. Dishes featured include; bruschetta, fresh linguine
pasta Al Frutti di Mare, and his grandmother’s secret recipe for cannoli filled dessert. During
the class, participants will be offered prosecco and antipasti and will enjoy a traditional Italian dinner to follow.

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Ballet - The Piano

Ballet - The Piano

25 years ago, cinemagoers around the world were captivated by Jane Campion’s extraordinary tale of desire, violence and hope. The story of Ada McGrath and her
daughter Flora, husband Alastair and lover Baines unfolded against the wild grandeur and desolation of Aotearoa.
Drawing on the rich inspiration of The Piano, the Royal New Zealand Ballet is honoured to stage the world premiere of this new full-length dance work by Jiří Bubeníček. Originally
conceived as a short work for Dortmund Ballet is now re-imagined and expanded for the RNZB, giving Ada’s story a new and distinctively New Zealand voice and, in dance, a powerful new means of expression.

5.30pm Pre-theatre dinner
6.45pm Transport to the St James Theatre
7.30pm Ballet commencement
10.30pm Approximate return to the Club
$150.00 per person
(we need a minimum of six guests to book)

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Cape Cod Seafood Buffet

Cape Cod Seafood Buffet

Lunch with US Ambassador Scott Brown

Ambassador Brown is a prominent U.S. political leader, attorney, and National Guardsman with a long history of public service.

Menu
New England Clam Chowder
Seafood Platters
Cape Cod Fish and Chips
Apple Pie
Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream
$30.00 per person

From12 noon
Main Dining Room, Level 5

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