Manawatu Savage Club

                                         NOTICE   “ONSTAGE”  Manawatu

 

THE A.G.M. FOR  0NSTAGE” Manawatu  WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY 8TH MARCH COMMENCING AT 6.30.P.M FOLLOWED BY OUR  FIRST CONCERT  FOR YEAR.

ALL THE PRESENT COUNCIL ARE SEEKING RE-ELECTION. 

DON FULTON HAS COMPLETED HIS 2 YEARS AS PRESIDENT. SO  VICE PRESIDENT, ALAN HORSFALL WILL TAKE THE REINS THIS YEAR.

PRESIDENT:      ALAN HORSFALL

VICE PRESIDENTS:   DON FULTON    JOHN GUY

SECRETARY:   NANCY TAWHARU

TREASURER:     PETER ELLIOTT

COUNCILLORS:    NGAIRE FINKLE  - STEVE ALLAN - BRIAN O’FLAHERTY

PROPERTY SUPERVISOR:    KEITH JACOB

CHIEF STEWARD:   CHRISTINE GUY

CONCERT CONVENOR:     DON FULTON

ANYONE WISHING TO STAND FOR COUNCIL MAY PUT THERE NAME FORWARD. 

WE ARE LOOKING FOR THESE  NON COUNCIL POSITIONS:                      STAGE MANAGER /     ALMONERS.  

 

President's Report January 2021

President’s Report, January 2021

    Welcome everyone to 2021. We can only hope that what lies ahead has to be better than the one just gone. We look forward to bigger and better things with ‘OnStage Manawatu’ this year.

    Some of you will have seen the new signage on the outside of the building in Campbell Street, and I have to say it looks great. I would like to thank Ngaire for the time and effort she put in to get a good design to present to the signwriters (are they still called that when everything is now done by computers?)

Also we now have two Covid tracing signs up by the doors  where people can scan in for concerts etc. In addition, the building warrant of fitness required by the City Council, has been done and approved, and Alan Horsfall and Keith Jacob have been checking some wear and tear around the areas under the roof above the main entrance, and some low cost repairs are under way.

       Early in December, the President’s Dinner was held at the Masonic Hotel, and was attended by about forty members, a very enjoyable night was had. As well as a lovely meal, we were entertained by Dave Cohen with a collection of vocal numbers from previous decades which brought back some old memories. 

The final event for the year was the Christmas concert in a very relaxed atmosphere, with tables set out instead of the usual more formal seating. The concert itself was great with many numbers reflecting the Christmas atmosphere, and the feedback was so positive, the committee has decided that we should repeat it next year, and probably add it to our concert programme.

       Because the provisional date for the February concert coincided with Waitangi Day, it was decided that our first concert of the year, will be on the 8th March, with monthly concerts going through to December. We will also hold the AGM  before the first concert, so please note the the AGM will start at 6.30pm, with the concert itself beginning at 7.30.pm.

        One thing that needs to be discussed at the AGM will be whether the members want to continue with concerts on Monday nights. It has been suggested that Monday nights do not suit everyone. one factor is that some older members find they prefer not to have to drive after dark, and may have to rely on other members for transport. It was noted that a lot of other musical clubs and groups  have weekend concerts. Some of the options suggested are (a) the 3rd Sunday of the month from 3-5.p.m . (b) Moving from Monday night to Thursday night, or simply leaving things as they are.   Please give some thought, and if you want to give some feedback, you could email either me at d.fulton@inspire.net.nz   or    Nancy at nanterry@xtra.co.nz             One other suggestion was that we set the hall for each

concert with tables,similar to the Christmas concert.  It is unlikely that there will be a solution that will suit absolutely everyone, but it is healthy for a club like ours to look at these issues from time to time.

          This also a reminder that annual subs will be due shortly, and the council has decided to keep the current sub at the same level ie. $40 per person, as well as the same door fees $7 members, visitors $10.

I would remind members that we have ongoing expenses such as rates and insurance, which continue to rise year by year, so it is important that all members contributed by payment of subs. In addition however, because we would like to attract some younger members who may be students or on a very limited income, we have decided to have a new category for a member under 25yrs , of $40,  with NO door charge for concerts.

 

Reminder of upcoming dates:

  

          (1)  The Jazz club is holding a picnic at the Rangiotu School on Sunday February 14th starting at 11.a.m.   

All members of OnStage Manawatu and friends are invited to attend – with instruments if appropriate, to share in the music. Bring picnic lunch etc.

     

(2)  The annual concert by the Swing Band will be held at Summerset Village on Sunday 28th February starting at 1.30.pm.   The programme includes, Vocals by Kathy Buurman, Aleyda Mina, Mahnoor Hussain, plus the Harmonettes, a trio coached by Erna Ferry.  Entry is by gold coin donation to Alzheimers Manawatu

 

    (3)    First concert of the year – Monday March 8th, preceded by the AGM at 6.30.pm

 

Let’s make this a cracking year and blow away the mad/bad memories of 2020.

 

Don Fulton   President.

 

Happy New Year one and all   , The jazz club is holding a picnic day on Sunday 14th February at Rangioutu School.
Starting at 11.a.m.. BYO  Food/ Drinks. Everyone is welcome, including friends / public. Good entertainment .
We would like a feedback from members, if there is anyone interested in performing please contact Alan Horsfall 
on 3296853  021-1833099.  It is a good chance to get together for a fun day.

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
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
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
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