These are held on the 1st WEDNESDAY of each month - February to December.

Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Covid Restrictions: Monthly Meetings

While we remain at Alert Level 2 the full  Wednesday  meetings at St Martins Presbyterian Church will proceed but with some modifications to comply with Level 2 guidelines:-

- The number of attendies will be restricted to 80 people to allow 2 metre social distancing. Those wishing to attend should contact our Treasurer, Graeme, by the end of the prevous week.

- There will be no morning tea or sales table or Creative Junk collection and the meetings will start promptly at 10.00am.

- You must wear a facemask!



Click Here for the 2021 AGM PRESIDENT'S REPORT FOR 2020



Upcoming Speakers:


December- Amanda Atlas- 'Training and Working as an International Opera Singer'

February 2022 - Prof Paul Millar- 'How to Write a Literary Biography'

March 2022- Pending: Speaker to be Confirmed

April 2022 - Dale Stevenson (Tom Walsh's Coach) - 'How to Become an Olympic Medalist'

May 2022 - Nic Low - 'Walking the old Ngai Tahu trails across the Southern Alps' 


Recent Speakers:


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Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month when members enjoy a social morning tea  and hear a talk from a guest speaker. 



February 2021- Mr Ben Harris, Topic- 'The Gut Microbioeme'

March 2021 - Vicki Eastwood, Topic - 'The Australian Flying Doctor' 

April 2021- Lyn McKinnon, Author, Topic - 'Only Two for Everest', An Account of a momentous Himalayan ascent.

May 2021 - Michael Maze - Respiratory and infectious disease physician at the University of Otago,

June 2021 - Amanda Mulligan (Senior Policy Advisor for the Ministry of Culture and Heritage), Topic- 'Is there a New Zealand Architecture?'  

July 2021 - Stephen Caunter, Topic- 'Scams, Fraud, Love and Other Ways to Lose Money' 

August 2021- Simon Pollard, Topic- 'Science and Pseudo-science and How to Tell the Difference'

September 2021- Cancelled due to Covid restrictions

October 2021- Dr Amama Thornley, Topic- 'An Armchair Trip to the Arctic',  Reflections on experiences as a ship's doctor.

November 2021- Peter McCarthy, 'In the wake of Mortimer and Tim McCarthy - Irish seafaring brothers' 



St Martin's Presbyterian Church
43 St Martins Road
St Martins

09.30 am - Socialising
10:00 am - Guest Speaker
11:00 am - General Notices

 Please come early as we socialise before the meeting.