This morning's meeting had speeches about Antarctica and IQ. But the main excitement of the day was the Basic Rescue course. Companies in Wellington will pay for this course for the same reason SFO companies will: the city is on a major fault line and one day we will have The Big One. Basic rescue covers what it suggests, though much of it is the troublesome task of securing people to stretchers and carrying them up or down staircases. This is a very rewarding but very tiring course.