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15 Mar 2023

Wednesday 15 March 2023

The Chairman of the King’s College Floreat Semper Fellowship, Rob Fisher, warmly welcomes you to the Floreat Semper Fellowship Autumn Luncheon and 22nd AGM.

Our Floreat Semper Luncheons offer a wonderful opportunity to catch up with contemporaries across a range of year groups onsite at the College so you can continue to experience College life and connect with the College today. Each event includes a Chapel Service, along with performances by our talented students, and a luncheon attended by our senior students as well as a guest speaker.

On this special occasion, you will hear from New Zealand Olympic Gold Medalist and double World Champion Single sculler rower, Robert Waddell (School House, 1988-91).

Arrival: 10.45am
Chapel Service: 11.00am
Lunch: 12.15pm
Location: King’s College Chapel and the Student Dining Hall
Price: $65 for a single ticket or $120 for a double ticket

The last event sold out, so get in quick to secure your spot!

Parking will be available along Memorial Drive, but spaces are limited. Please enter through Golf Avenue Main Gates of the College.

This invitation is open to all Floreat Semper members, their spouse or partner, and to King's College contemporaries whom you think would enjoy the occasion.

Tickets to the upcoming luncheon and membership can be purchased below before Monday 13 March, 2023. Places are limited. 



Membership to the Floreat Semper Fellowship is open to Old Collegians, former King’s College staff members and their spouses or partners and former parents who are 70 years and over. A small lifetime membership of $100 (or $10 annually) supports a programme of activities including the popular luncheons held twice a year at the College as well as regular communications.

If you would like to become a member of the Floreat Semper Fellowship or renew your membership that can be done while purchasing a ticket, or by contacting our Events Manager: events@kingscollege.school.nz


Robert Waddell (School House, 1988-91)
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One of New Zealand’s most respected Sportsman, Rob Waddell (School House, 1988-91) is a World Champion, Gold Medal Olympian and a three-times Halberg Sportsman of the Year recipient. He was also a previous crew-member of Team NZ for three gruelling, exciting campaigns.

Outside of his time competing, Rob was the Chef De Mission for the New Zealand Olympic and Commonwealth teams from 2012-2021, has an honours degree in Business, and heads his own Strategy and Sponsorship Company supporting Sport’s Organisations and a number of different charities. He also attended King's College from 1988-91 where was part of the rowing team while boarding in School House.

Rob is no stranger to hard work, tenacity, and excellence - qualities emulated in his current leadership roles. Rob is a devoted family man, who along with his wife Sonia, is kept busy on their farm in Cambridge and with their kids different academic and sporting endeavours.