Hello fellow members.
Since the last newsletter we have had two of our regular monthly concerts. In the May concert we had the Caribbean theme, and the recent one was the Beatles. I had to leave on a trip soon
after the May one so there was no newsletter. Both of these concerts followed the pattern of the earlier ones this year with relatively few of us in attendance but those who were there had a good social afternoon. I was pleased to have some of the other
gentlemen of the SOL choir sing with me. Ed Kirby was there for both events, Mike Dellabarca for the last event and Brian Langtry for the May one. Also in May we had an appearance by a friend of mine, Graham Lonsdale, who lives in Otaki. I am hoping
to persuade him to come along and give us a full half hour bracket in one of our future events. Also Alison has agreed to give us some classical piano pieces in future.
I do want to mention what for me was a stand-out performance being
Beverly with Alison’s accompaniment doing two songs from AA Milne. “Changing the guard at Buckingham Palace” was electrifying. I am glad that I didn’t have to follow her performance. We need more from her in the future.
I am always truly grateful for the contributions of our two stalwart musicians Tommy and Jim. Without them we really would be unable to continue.
The July concert is an inward raid from Waitara which will be on Sunday 1st of August at 2:00 and we won’t have an August concert – or if you prefer we will cancel July
and bring forward the August concert to Sunday 1st. Either way of expressing it amounts to the same thing.
The September concert is scheduled to be the one where all of the hall hirers come in and give us 20 minutes performances.
The Tongan church, Kate’s dancers, the SOL choir and Kylie’s school group. I am a bit worried because none of them have confirmed their attendance so we will need to have plan B ready.
Subscriptions are now due. The subscriptions for 2020 -21 remain as at previous levels $25 single and $40 double. They haven’t changed in the whole
time that I have been a member.
Kai Steward. Rosemary is standing in pro tem but I still need a volunteer to manage the kitchen for the rest
of the year. The primary responsibility is to ensure that the cupboard has tea, coffee, sugar and biscuits and that each month there is milk for the korero. The trick is to get people to help out on the day because no-one expects you to do the whole catering
and clean up by yourself.
Ross - my phone numbers are 367 2239, or 021 0870 9326