Hi guys a quick report on t he August luncheon where we had 84 people attending and enjoying an excellent lunch. As promised by Kapiti Club General Manager Rick Durey, we had fresh vegetables to compliment the meats of Pork and Beef. If you were one of the people who said that they would be there and did not attend you missed a great meal.
Hope you all enjoyed the montage of pictures from the Mid Winter Dinner and the trip to Time Cinema that was running for about an hour. Thanks To Harry for all the photography, he has recovered from his surgery and went back to work, so no pictures of this months luncheon. I can not find a recent picture of Harry, so this is what he looked like way back.
A big thank-you to sisters Noeleen Gatfield and Shirley Main for taking care of the tea and coffee service, it was very much appreciated.
Jenny our Almoner reported that Ngaire Dodd has still not recovered from a bad bout of the flu. It would be nice if some of her friends in the group could call Ngaire, 902 2794 and wish her well, and we hope to see her next month.
Lynne provided a special mystery prize in the Raffles this month, the contents sounded really scrumptious, well done Lynne.
Joy reminded us that the member list is full and that there are people on the waiting list who cannot wait to join us.
Our speakers were from the Friends of Animals Charity, they have a shop at 11 Maclean Street Param, staffed by volunteers. Please call in to see them and say hello. Shop manager is Gennie Tieman, Ursula Scott the secretary and Rachel Oliver the chairperson. Thanks to Joy for arranging this presentation, the ex-committee member who had all the speaker information took it all with her when she left.
We thank the ladies for their time, and who knows maybe someone in the group could find some time to help them out. Thanks must also go to everyone who put something in the money-box which was handed around the room. This is a link to their website;
The annual trip to the Coromandel has 31 people booked on the bus so far, so if you want to go you had better speak to Lorraine Scanlon quickly before the remaining places are snapped up.
I would like to congratulate all the committee members for delivering such a good performance today, especially as we were short-staffed, but we all pulled together and it worked well, well done Team.