Speaker Date Topic
Meeting deferred for Changeover Jun 17, 2021 7:00 AM
Changeover Celebration - see Friday 18 June
CHANGEOVER at Glendowie Bowling Club Jun 18, 2021 6:00 PM
Fun Bowling at 5:15pm; Formalities at 6:15pm



Friday 18 June


$50 pp or $95 with a partner


5:15pm Have A Go Bowling; 6:15pm Formalities start


Glendowie Bowling Club


Something white and soft soled shoes


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Andrew Bowie, Julie Cullen & Alex Muntz Jun 24, 2021
Sensible Screen Use

The evidence is clear that excessive screen use in young children is harmful to development causing issues down the line like myopia, obesity, social anxiety and even resulting in regressing learning outcomes. Scarily NZ is leading the way with device adoption in schools which is likely only fuelling the issue. IT guru Andrew, Paediatric Physio Julie Cullen and Dry Eye Specialist Alex Muntz (Auckland University) have started an organisation called Sensible Screen Use to get the message out there and drive a little more awareness around this alarming topic.

James Palmer Jul 01, 2021 6:00 PM
New Zealand’s Housing Crisis: An overview of the real stats and state of housing in NZ

An overview of the real stats and state of housing in New Zealand, and a discussion on some of the solutions needed to tackle New Zealand’s greatest social crisis since the Great Depression.

James Palmer, BA, LLB - Chief Executive, Community Finance and Christian Savings.

Christian Savings is New Zealand’s only registered charity that is also licensed by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand as a non-bank deposit taker.  Christian Savings manages over $225m, with over $180m in loans to a range of not-for-profits and Community Housing Providers.    

James identified a need to grow impact investing to help meet New Zealand’s significant housing crisis.  He founded and launched Community Finance in 2019.  Community Finance is now New Zealand’s largest open impact investment intermediary established to facilitate investment into affordable housing.  The core focus is on permanent solutions delivered by reputable organisations who are equipped to take care of our most vulnerable New Zealanders. Community Finance has already advanced over $50 million to Community Housing Providers such as The Salvation Army and Community of Refuge Trust.  In 2021, Community Finance launched the Aotearoa Pledge to raise an additional $100m for impact investing through the housing sector.  By April 2021, $71m had already been pledged from a range of fund managers, KiwiSaver providers and community trusts and foundations.

At the Institute of Financial Professionals of New Zealand Gala event in May, James won the coveted Emerging Leader Award for 2021.

Gordon Robertson - Glendowie College Principal Jul 08, 2021
Update on Glendowie College

Gordon Robertson was appointed as the seventh Principal of Glendowie College in August 2020 and has been a member of this school community since 1986. We look forward to hearing his update on the college, his educational philosophy and what goals GDC has for the near future.

RYLA 2021 Graduates Aug 05, 2021 6:00 PM
RYLA 2021

This years RYLA was held from 3-10 July. We have invited our sponsored RYLARian's to report back on their experience. Always an inspiring meeting - be sure to get your RSVP in to Club Services.