Monthly General Meeting
Activities include a monthly general meeting, along with participation in at least one of the special interest groups.
- When: Third Wednesday of each month
- Where: Cooperating Church Hall, 124 Comries Road, Chartwell.
- Time: Meeting starts at 10.00am. Coffee after lecture.
Guest Speakers are invited for their expertise in a wide range of academic, medical, cultural, commercial or social subjects. Free parking.
Our next meeting will be on Wednesday 15 November 2023
Our speaker will be Harmen Van Weerden who has been involved with St John for over 35 years in both paid and volunteer management roles, lastly as the Property & Facilities Manager for 12 years before retiring in July 2020. I have continued to be involved as a volunteer on the Hamilton & Ngaaruawaahia Area Committee as the chair since September 2020. This has enabled me to have significant experiences and overviews of the organisation as the most trusted charity in New Zealand. St John provides services from operational ambulance services down to Penguins at the entry level of St John at 5-6 years of age, with a range of community and commercial services supporting the emergency and health needs of our communities. I have also worked at the St John Eye Hospital in East Jerusalem in 2012 where the foundation of the Order of St John was established some 1,000 years ago. Our modern day Order re-established in the mid 1800's with Queen Victoria and continues as a Royal Order to this day.