Manawatu Savage Club

The Manawatu Overtones sang" Rolling in the deep, Everything and When I lift up my head"
John Guy and Friends
Campbell Street Boys
All you ever do is Bring Me Down Pizziricco Canadian Sunset
Gail Price - Chopin Nocturn As Time Goes By
Bruce Chandler El Cumbanchero & Beer Barrel Polks
Alan Parlane

                           President Don’s Newsletter August 2020

Hello Folks!”  -  As Spike Milligan used to say.   Well here we are in another state of mild confusion, as we all wonder where the current episode of Convid is taking us. I guess all I can say just now is “keep calm and carry on”.  Meantime, we have some things coming up which are a bit in limbo at the moment.

 

1.  September concert on the 14th 

2.  Olive tree concert on the 30th August.    Message to performers please remain on standby.

3.  Levin raid on September 12th 

 

As it is quite possible that we will drop back to level 1 fairly soon, I think it is too soon to pull the plug on any of these yet. We can always cancel at short notice if needed. So look out for updates as needed.

This also means that bands etc. can still rehearse, although with social distancing please.

  The concert this month was also a good one. The orchestra opened with a bright and breezy 

“No Business like Show Business” with an intro from Brian O’Flaherty to get the audience singing, and he also continued the patter to cover the MC who was sitting in the saxophone section. Then Murray

Leonard-Jones raised the roof without the need for a microphone, with two numbers popularized by Mario Lanza. We had quite a keyboard feast also with items from Gail Price, and Senga Imprie on piano, and Mike Ronowicz combining digital dexterity and electronic wizardry on his keyboard, which seems to increase in size every time we see it. We also had Janet Williams doing her best to be a female Ronnie Ronalde (remember him) and Alan Parlane with some nifty Jazz guitar with vocals, and Bruce Chandler and his accordion with a couple of bright numbers.  The Campbell Street Boys made up for the technical

glitch which prevented them playing last month, by doing three numbers, and then backing Steve Allan with two more polished efforts.

  The highlight of the evening, it would be fair to say was from our guests, “The Manawatu Overtones” with three really great a-capella numbers. These ladies really make harmony singing sound so effortless, which is a true reflection of the amount of practice they must do. At supper, I tried to put some suggestions into their ears, that by joining the club, they could also perform as soloists or small group, and extend their repertoire.  One or two seemed quite taken with the idea, so we shall see!

One positive thing is that we have been granted a rebate on the club rates of 50% which amounts to a reasonable amount of money. Peter Elliott made the submission, which has borne fruit.

We are replacing the old Savage Club logo on the front of the building with some vinyl lettering

With “ON STAGE” Manawatu in keeping with our ideas of modernisation.

Just a reminder that we will be having a short Special General Meeting preceding the October concert.

The meeting will start at 7.p.m, with the concert hopefully at 7.30.p.m. This is so we can ratify     changes to our constitution to fit in with our dispensing with much of the outdated formality etc.                  of the club.

Finally just a note that the President’s Christmas Dinner will be at the Masonic Hotel On Saturday 5th December. Some entertainment has been arranged, and we look forward to a good attendance,                   and fun night out.   This will be a prelude to the December concert which is planned to be cabaret         style with tables and BYO.

 

Meantime, make the most of things as they are, Remember, lots of people around the world are having    it a lot tougher than we are, so let’s count the blessings we have.

 

Don Fulton     (President)

 

 

Tinykwyre Vocal ensemble Korogushka, Tumbalalaika and El Vito
Anne Merriman and Brian O'Flaherty with songs from Fiddler on the Roof
Colin Eglinton with Murray and Rita a tribute to Stan Malton
Simon Grant Red Roses for a Blue Lady and Everybody Loves Somebody
Mini Group led by Gael Donoghue
Tom Roberts
Murray Leonard-Jones
M'appari tutt" Vienna City of my Dreams (in German)
Gail Price & Margaret Davis Two pianos Duet
Colin Eglinton and friends
MSC Swing Band Adios Muchachos Bésame Mucho vocal by Aleyda Mina Reachi Out
Janet Williams A Little bit of Heaven The Mountains of Mourne
Shirley Bloxham Recitation
MurrayJamieson and friends Until the Real thing comes along Blue Champagne

President's Report February 2020

MANAWATU SAVAGE CLUB ANNUAL PRESIDENTS REPORT. 2020

This year has been another relatively successful year for the club, although as with most clubs, the difficulty in finding new members, as well as the increasing age of current members continues to be of concern.

Our current membership is 62 financial members. We have had a recent drop off with some members moving away, and others resigning.

However the year went well with monthly concerts from Monday nights to Sunday afternoons, which the older and less mobile members found helpful.

We had an outward raid to Masterton, which was well received, and we welcomed an inward raid from Hastings Orphans club, which was very enjoyable.

The swing band gave 2 concerts – the first was the annual February outdoor concert

At Summerhill Retirement village. Then early in August the swing band were the guest performers at the Manawatu Jazz Club monthly concert. On both occasions they got good reviews.

Our annual Public Concert was held at the Globe theatre in October, which featured our young Performer Award winner vocalist Jake Bader, from St Peter’s College.

As the concert was not as successful this year with a down turn in numbers attending, it has been decided not to have one this year.

We have been invited to put 2 mini concerts at Olive Tree Retirement Village on Sunday 29th and Sunday 30th August, starting at 2.p.m. As we have a captive audience 

this will also contribute to our club funds.

The club also has a group of performers that regularly go around the retirement homes giving short concerts as a means of fundraising for the club. Thank you Gael Donoghue and your great band of merry makers. It is truly appreciated from the club.

As you know, we have become relatively informal at meetings and concerts over the last couple of years. It has become increasingly obvious that much of the old formal protocols are a big turn-off for potential young members. We are also in the process of considering a name change to something like “The Manawatu Entertainment Club.

This will be discussed at our A.G.M in February.                                                                        To all the council , my thanks for their contribution in keeping the club running smoothly.

 We have lost 3 members who died 2019. Cliff Jaques in February after being a member for 38 years, Shirley Crawford in Jun(9 years), and Puti Tipene in December.

 

Don Fulton:   Chairman Manawatu Savage Club.

 

17/11/19
Brian O Flaherty and Anne Merriman sing Soulmates composed by Shirley Bloxham and acc. by Margaret Davis
Special Introduction by Don Fulton
17/11/19
Don Fulton sings My rambling' boy and Maids when you're young.
John Guy and Friends
Gaye Trow and Friends "Somewhere my Love" and "I'd like to teach the world to sing"
Recitations Shirley Bloxham
Recitations Shirley Bloxham
Janet Williams acc. by Gael Donoghue
It Happened in Montererey
Margaret Davis and Gail Price
Piano Duet
Mini Group Spanish Medley
Meri Tipene-Walker
Innamorata & Hutia Te Rito
SWING BAND
I Can't Give You anything But Love Peg of my Heart Don't Worry Be Happy
Song Group led by Anne Merriman, acc. by Margaret Davi
All the Bs
Anne Merriman acc by Margaret Davis and PeterHales
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Pap Jam
Satin Doll, Moonglow and Old Cape Cod
John Peach acc. by Peter Elliot
Autumn Leaves & Moon River
Peter Elliot on piano
Theme from Love Story & Anniversary Song
6 to 60 Singers filled our hall - standing room only
Anne Merriman and Peter Hales
Bruce debuts on his piano accordion
Tom on the Overlander Trail again
Fagin is reconsidering
100 Campbell Street Palmerston North

Manawatu Savage Club Membership 2018

Allan

Steve

Banks

Rita

Baxter

Sybil

Begg

Ken

Birchler

Stephen

Bloxham

Arnold

Bloxham

Shirley

Buurman

Kathy

Castle

Trevor

Chandler

Bruce

Collins

Dorothy

Costello

Cherie

Corkill

Doug

Crawford

Graydon

Crawford

Shirley

Davis

Audrey

Davis

Ian

Davies

Brian

Donohue

Gael

Dunn

Mary

Elliott

Peter

Eglinton

Colin

Eglinton

Kath

Finkle

Ngaire

Fisher

Mavis

Fulton

Don

Gibbs

Bryan

Godding

Tony

Grant

Simon

Guy

John

Guy

Christiine

Hales

Peter

Holmwood

Roger

Horsfall

Alan

Imrie

Senga

Jacob

Keith

Jamieson

Don

Jamieson

Murray

Jamieson

Barbara

Jaques

Cliff

Johnson

Alan

Jowett

Terrence

Judd

Frank

Judd

Joan

Kenny

Gerald

Leonard-Jones

Murray

Lawrence

Jim

Lowe

Judy

Malton

Stan

Malton

Nancy

McNae

Neil

Merriman

Anne 

Peach

John

Peach

Marilyn

Parlane

Alan

Parsons

Bruce

Pedersen

Ray

Pedley

Milton

Perreau

Beverley

Price

Gail

Richardson

Maadi

Robinson

Keith

Roberts

Tom

Roberts

Lois

Robertson

Graeme

Ronowicz

Mike

Simpson

Beth

Simpson

Roger

Simpson

Glenys

Tawharu

Terry

Tawharu

Nancy

Toms

Chris

Trow

Gaye

Tipene

Puti

Tipene-Walker

Des

Tipene-Walker

Mere

Ward

Larry

Watts

Liz

Watson

Tom

Williams

Janet

Bak

Jim

Lawn

Peter

Hammond

Alice

Newport

Nolan