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Governor David Gower
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Information about the 2018/2019 Governor for the New Zealand - South Pacific District of Kiwanis International and the Governor's goals for the year.
  David was born and educated in Christchurch and has been married for nearly 48 years to Lynda, a registered school dental nurse.  They have three adult sons and three young grandchildren.
David's professional career has been in insurance, working in Christchurch, Auckland and Singapore, specializing in marine insurance claims and underwriting before later working in insurance market development.  He is a fellow of both the Insurance Institute of New Zealand and the Australian Insurance Institute and served the New Zealand Institute for many years as a local committee member, tutor, convenor and conference committee secretary.  He is now retired and has started a second career importing and wholesaling signage display equipment throughout Australia and New Zealand with specialization in manufacturing braille signs for non-sighted persons.  In the sign industry he served the New Zealand Sign and Display Association as their sitting representative at Standards New Zealand, drafting and writing standards for official publication.
Outside work hours David retains a keen interest in cricket and watching rugby plus politics and community affairs, recreational gardening and a new interest in New Zealand landscape art.  In his younger years David was a keen amateur thespian (actor) and appeared in plays, musicals and comic-opera productions as well as undertaking back-stage and committee-work.
He joined Kiwanis about 16 years ago, having previously been a long-serving member of the international community-service organisation "Round Table" (called Apex in Australia).  He has served on the Canterbury-Westland School Science and Technology Fair committee and is a two-term president of the Kiwanis Club of Christchurch, and served two years as Lt. Governor of NZ-SP Division 11.
David's goals for the 2018/2019 year :
• Growth in membership and open several new clubs.
• Enhance Kiwanis image in the community, lift our profile.
• Public relations person in each club, speakers available to spread our message.
• Extend our association with science fairs and teaching of science to children.
• Develop partnerships with kindred and like minded organizations.
• Build more SLP clubs.
• Celebrate the 50thanniversary of the district.
Contact Details
 David Gower can be reached at :
    Email : or
    Telephone home :  +64(3)355-5217
    Postal :  P. O. Box 36128, Merivale, Christchurch 8146, New Zealand

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