Hello Golden Group,
Wednesday’s luncheon at the Kapiti Club was a great success, with 90 members attending, but a couple who do not have lunch. The meal this month was again excellent with two roast meats and plenty of fresh vegetables.
The kitchen was under pressure, due to illness, both Kerry and Lynne are down with the flu, and we wish them a speedy recovery. Our cook this month was Tanya, assisted by Maree and the crew. Rick, the General Manager was behind the bar for a while, as Maree was helping Tanya. It all turned out OK and a good meal was enjoyed by all.
I did receive a complaint from a table of ladies that said they had been last to be called, again. The number calling is random, and I hope they get an early call next month.
Our speaker was Mick Peryer from Waikanae Estuary Bird Tours, assisted by his wife Moira. After some teething troubles with the screening equipment Mick delivered a very entertaining and humorous talk, with pictures of the bird and animal life that exist in the Waimanu Lagoons of the Scientific Reserve.
Mick has written a new book entitled Whatever Next, More Tales from Waikanae Estuary. I have read the book this morning and found it delightful. It comes with foreword from our Mayor Ross Church, and I agree with his assessment that you can recommend this book to anyone, and they will enjoy it.
Mick also writes a newsletter, you can read all about it at www.kapitibirdtours.co.nz (you may need to copy and pate this into your browser)
This month we will be applying to Pub Charity to a donation towards the travel costs for our Annual Trip, please keep your fingers crossed.
That’s all for this month, see you in October. Don’t forget to put your name on the list for our Christmas Dinner, at Southwards on Wednesday December 3rd, at 6 pm. There will be live entertainment, and a good time can be guaranteed, the venue is BYO.