HOROWHENUA SAVAGE CLUB
17 November 2020
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The AGM is on Tuesday 17th November at 7:30 at the Savage Club Hall, 26 Parker Avenue, Levin.
The agenda will be
Confirmation of the minutes of the last
AGM and matters arising
Election of officers
HOROWHENUA SAVAGE CLUB NEWSLETTER
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Hello fellow members.
This is my last newsletter for the year. I will be away tramping in the South Island for the final show
on November 8th which I hope will be well supported. We have worked on some music from the shows, and I am quite disappointed not to be there. I understand that Kylie will have her group perform an item for us, and Zona is “twisting some
arms” to get performances from some of our senior members.
We had a good turn out for the Manawatu raid in August with around 30 people coming down to entertain us. With a range of skits and performances the show was highly
I am sure that you were all shocked to hear of Graham’s passing.
a pillar of the Ohau / Kuku community, farming there for forty years. Moving into his farmlet on the edge of town after retiring from farming gave him the opportunity to put time into other organisations, one of which was our Club.
Graham was only recently
diagnosed with cancer, but it carried him off very quickly. He was spared the extended suffering that often occurs, but it gave us no time to come to terms with it.
He has been one of our strongest members, managing our playout programme, serving
on the committee and a term as President. He was our MC and our strongest singer and his input to our concerts will be greatly missed.
Alice and Graham’s children and grandchildren made sure that his send-off was filled with the good memories
that he gave us all. I am sure that all of us present really enjoyed the song written by one of his grand-daughters to the tune of ‘A wonderful world’ and we realised that his talents live on in his descendants.
Councillor Burnell spoke
of his community contribution, leading the construction of the Ohau domain pavilion. How many of us knew about that?
Personally, I will always remember his rendition of ‘My Way’ and whenever I hear that song in future memories of Graham
will come back.
I also want to acknowledge the passing of Dorothy’s husband Bert after a long stay at the Masonic. Dorothy spent much of the past year visiting him there. She has been quite exhausted by the ordeal, but she
is now able to return to her singing. We are delighted to welcome her back.