Horowhenua Savage Club

HOROWHENUA SAVAGE CLUB NEWSLETTER

July  2020

 

Hello fellow members.

 

We have lost so much of our year that it was agreed at our last committee meeting to waive the payment of subscriptions this year. We will need to make a ruling on who is eligible to vote at the AGM – I expect that anyone who was a paid up member last year will be eligible. New members who join this year will probably have to make some financial contribution if they want to vote at the AGM – but we have yet to talk this over at committee level.

 

We had a smaller turnout at the July Korero because so many of us are crook at present:  Yvonne, Jack, Graham, Dell to name few. Others are away at family events. This is often the case during the winter part of the year, so I expect that we will be back to good strength in due course.

 

The programme featured our two instrumentalists: Jim on Saxophone and Tommy with his flute, as well as a new member Rita who sang ‘It’s a sin to tell a lie’, playing her ukulele and supported by Jim and Tommy. 

Liz gave us her new poem about the Covid lockdown experience and we had a couple of fails – the performing dog got stage-fright and I lost my place when using the piano. Not to worry, we all enjoyed the afternoon.

 

We are drawing on song book two for items for next concert on August 8th.

 

Stay strong

                                     

 

Ross Nicholson

June Newsletter

HOROWHENUA SAVAGE CLUB NEWSLETTER

June  2020

 

Hello fellow members.

 

Resumption.

The Covid pandemic has played merry hell with our year so far and there are ongoing effects – the Taradale raid scheduled for next month is off. Our plan is to revert to the second Saturday in July (11th) for our reopening concert, and practices will commence on Tuesday 16 June. Also there will be a social afternoon at the club rooms next Saturday June 13th commencing at 2.00pm for those of us who want to meet and greet and swap stories. Feel free to bring along an instrument or song if you have been practising over lockdown, but there will be no formal programme.

 

Obituary

Lynette Lawrence

Jim’s wife Lynette passed away on 18 May while we were in level 2 Lockdown. Lynette was a stalwart of Savagery, supporting Jim in his work for the national body (including touring the country in their Campervan while Jim was Dominion President) as well as at club level for us and for Manawatu.  She and Jim put together some superb duets at our concerts – “Something Simple” being one that comes to mind. 


Jim’s love for her was palpable as they performed and he cared for her unceasingly during her long illness. Our hearts go out to Jim as he comes to terms with his loss.

 

I hope to see you all again soon,

Regards    

                                     

 

Ross Nicholson

Our first concert for the year.
We all enjoyed the beautiful classical music from Hazel.

February Newsletter

HOROWHENUA SAVAGE CLUB NEWSLETTER

February 2020

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Hello fellow members.

 

2020 Commencement

This year we are starting with a practice on Tuesday 25 February, to get ourselves ready for our first club show on March 14.

We will be continuing our pattern of practicing on Tuesday mornings at 9:30 to ready ourselves for playouts and our monthly club concerts which will continue to be on the second Saturday of each month at 2.00 pm. The exception is July where we are going on the third Saturday to Taradale to put on a show there.

 

The programme for the year is therefore as follows:

 

March 14            Saturday   2.00pm                Club matinée

April 11               Saturday   2.00pm                Club matinée

May 9                  Saturday   2.00pm                Club matinée

June 13               Saturday   2.00pm                Club matinée

July 18                 Saturday   2.00pm                Outwards raid to Taradale

August 8             Saturday   2.00pm                Club matinée

September 12    Saturday   2.00pm                Club matinée

October 10         Saturday   2.00pm                Club matinée

November 14     Saturday   2.00pm                Final Event

November 17     Tuesday   7.30pm                 Annual General Meeting

 

 

 

Annual General Meeting

At the meeting there was no change to committee or officers.  Subscriptions remain as previously - $25 per person or $40 per double.

 

 

 

 

 

Obituary

 

Norma Harper

 

Norma was a life member of the Savage Club having been associated with it through her husband back in the dark ages when women were shunned. She was a key member of the Wahines supporting them with her piano accompaniment at their practices and performances.

Most of us were at Norma’s funeral and I am sure that we were all surprised at the number of people there and the wide range of interests that she had, well beyond her Savage Club contribution. She had a strong family connection to this area so many of her friends from school and throughout her life were there to see her off.

We will miss her at the club. I always enjoyed her piano items and she was always there whenever she could be to give us some really classy piano performances.

 

 

Let us all have a good year, staying strong.

 

Regards

 

 

Ross Nicholson

HOROWHENUA SAVAGE CLUB NEWSLETTER

October 2019

 

Hello fellow members.

Good progress is being made on the hall painting. It looks great from the road now that the trim has been painted.

The committee meeting this month was again quite brief: there was only the financial report and some discussion about the AGM coming up in about six weeks. Members present were willing to carry on with the committee. Neville has agreed to put his name forward for Vice President so there is less pressure on Jim and Neville will consider the Presidency for the following year. 
This means that you are unlikely to be dragooned into a job so it is safe to come to the AGM!

We had a good turn out for the Taradale raid in September with around 30 people on their bus. We had lunch together and they started the show at 1:30. With a range of skits and performances the show went for 2 hours and was highly entertaining.

We had a much reduced turn out for our korero this month which was disappointing as we had a visit from the Dominion President. Despite having his car written off in an accident the previous day (luckily no injuries), he was able to give us several pieces on his accordion during our show.

 

 

HOROWHENUA SAVAGE CLUB

Notice of

Annual General Meeting

19 November 2019

 

The AGM is on Tuesday 19th 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

President’s report

Financial report 

Election of officers

General business.

 

 

 

R R Nicholson, Secretary

February Newsletter

23. Feb, 2019
HOROWHENUA SAVAGE CLUB NEWSLETTER
February 2019
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Hello fellow members.

2019 Commencement
This year we are starting with a practice on Tuesday 26 February. We will have only one more practice before our first show on 9 March, so please get along to both of the practices if you possibly can (say I who am unable to be there for the first one).

We will be continuing our pattern of practicing on Tuesday mornings at 9:30 to ready ourselves for playouts and our monthly club concerts which will continue to be on the second Saturday of each month at 2.00 pm.

The programme for the year is therefore as follows:
March 9 Saturday 2.00pm Club matinée
April 13 Saturday 2.00pm Club matinée
May 11 Saturday 2.00pm Club matinée
June 8 Saturday 2.00pm Club matinée
July 13 Saturday 2.00pm Club matinée
August 10 Saturday 2.00pm Club matinée
September 14 Saturday 1:30pm Taradale Inwards
October 12 Saturday 2.00pm Club matinée
November 9 Saturday 2.00pm Final Event
November 18 Tuesday 7.30pm Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting
At the meeting there was no change to committee or officers. Subscriptions remain as previously - $25 per person or $40 per double.

Regards


Ross Nicholson

2019 Programme

23. Feb, 2019
March 9 Saturday 2.00pm Club matinée
April 13 Saturday 2.00pm Club matinée
May 11 Saturday 2.00pm Club matinée
June 8 Saturday 2.00pm Club matinée
July 13 Saturday 2.00pm Club matinée
August 10 Saturday 2.00pm Club matinée
September 14 Saturday 1:30pm Taradale Inwards
October 12 Saturday 2.00pm Club matinée
November 9 Saturday 2.00pm Final Event
November 18 Tuesday 7.30pm Annual General Meeting
Our Guest Artists demonstrate some ballroom dancing
Our Guest Artists lead us in some songs
Ross sings with his guitar.
Peter tells some tall stories.
Eric and Tommy
President Tommy welcomes a new member
Suzy is inducted into the Club
Another new member
Horowhenua Savage Club Hall

President:                                                                      Secretary:

J (Jim) Lawrence                                                          R (Ross) Nicholson

105 Cedar Drive                                                            3 Avenue North Rd

Paraparaumu 5032                                                        Levin 5170

Ph: 04 905 3559                                                             Ph: 06 367 2239

Mob: 0272415959                                                     email: sandoral@vodofone.co.nz

email: jim.lawrence17@gmail.com                                                                                                                   

 

Hall: Horowhenua Savage Club, 28 Parker Ave, Levin