Welcome to everyone to this latest blog post of the Kapiti Golden Group.
The year started off marvelously with 97 people attending the April luncheon, more people than we were expecting., but no problem for our efficient team. An extra table was quickly laid and everyone was comfortably accommodated.
Our speaker was the pleasantly amusing and very informative Beverley Cathcart, QSM, JP. Beverly had worked as Executive Officer, Functions and Protocol for the New Zealand Parliament.
During her 28 years in Parliament Beverley worked with nine different Prime Ministers, providing International and National protocol advice. She revealed in her presentation many amusing incidents involving some very high profile dignitaries. These stories were for our ears only, so I will not put any of the details here in print, suffice to say we all enjoyed listening to them. Thank You Beverley and Robin. Robin is Beverley’s husband and he accompanied her at the luncheon, a very interesting person in his own right.
President Lorraine explained the changes to the committee and the new members, including the Vice-President John O”Leary and secretary Kerry O’Leary. It is the first time for a while that all seven places have been filled on the committee. The jobs have moved around a bit with Miriam now arranging the speakers, and Kerry will handle the raffles.
Our next bus trip will be to the Ohau area, unfortunately for members who did not put their names on the list, the trip is full. A good time is expected for all members who make the trip. Our recent request for suggestions for places to visit on our trips this year has gleaned some good idea’s, so keep your eyes and ears peeled for when the trips are announced. Nancy does a great job in organising these events and it is good to see such a great response from you all.
President Lorraine will be organising another of her one week away trips this year, this time we will be going to the Napier area. Interested ? You can put your name on the list right now and we will keep you informed of the actual places we will visit, and where we will eat, as the information becomes available. Be warned !!! there are only 32 seats available on the bus for this wonderful trip, so be in quick to reserve your seat for the extravaganza.
The dates to put in your diary are; leaving on Monday 11th November from the Kapiti Club and will return on Friday 15th November.