Eltham Savage Club

November newsletter

Hi everyone,
Well the 2018 season has come to an end successfully.With the club members going on stage getting fewer it puts pressure on those who are willing to perform.
September saw an inward from the Taradale club,a very pleasant weekend was enjoyed.
Closing night was as usual a little out of the ordinary, with Rangatira Colleen coming up with some surprises on the programme. We had long service badges presented ranging from a10 year  through to one 45 and two 55 year badges.
During the year we lost two of our members,Jim Frandsen and David Clement; both men contributed to the Club in many ways.We  miss them both.
We had two Public Concerts in September, both were well received by the audiences, a pity that we are finding numbers coming along dropping off.
We have once again taken on being gate keepers for the Stratford Stock Car Club. Unfortunately the first two nights were cancelled because of rain.This fundraiser has been one of our major forms of income, well worth getting cold noses and frozen toes!Many thanks to those members who work so hard on busy evenings.
To round off the year we went to the Waitara Club's final concert where Rangatira Colleen provided drinks etc.We then went on to a meal together at the Waitara Districts Services & Citizens Club, a great way to end the season.
An update on the sale of the land is that the buyers have the papers with their Solicitors, once these are complete we will have our Solicitors look them over before our representatives sign.
We have already agreed to a raid to Masterton in July next year. We also have an inward raid from Hawera as part of the Western Group events. Stratford will be hosting the W.G. Concert next year.
Our A.G.M.will be held on the 27th November at 7.30pm.If you want to be involved with the running of the Club,please come along and put your name forward.
This years Christmas Party is on Sunday   2nd December from 5pm onwards, so get on your glad rags and come and join in the fun and fellowship. As usual we are having a pot luck dinner so please bring along a main course and dessert, also
A $5 Santa gift for the stocking and drinks to your taste.Entertainment will be supplied by our own members.
Tuesday 27th November - A.G.M. 7.30pm at the Clubrooms.
Sunday 2nd December - Christmas Party 5pm.
As this is my final newsletter,I wish you all the best for the coming holiday season and have a healthy, happy 2019.
I am resigning as both Secretary and Reporter after 10 years in  these roles.
Jane, Reporter.

August Newsletter

 ,Eltham Savage Club Newsletter July/August 2018
Hi Everyone,
 Another busy couple of months have passed by in a whirl.Two koreros have been and gone, Ivan's night included the music Hall which we staged for conference as so many local members had not seen it. August was Gavins night with music from Savage Zeno and friends, something different from  usual repertoire.  Both evenings were well received by the audiences.
The Western Group concert was held in Waitara, with  good a turnout of Savages and members of the Public.There was plenty of items from the four clubs and  a great afternoon tea followed.The concert showed what a lot of talented people there are in our area and some very imaginative items were showcased.
Our korero this coming Saturday is an inward raid from the Taradale Club.The visitors will arrive mid afternoon and will be given afternoon tea before they move off to Amble Inn to find their beds for the night. Rangatira Colleen and Tohunga Gavin will host them at dinner at the Empire Hotel, Stratford before returning to our Clubrooms where they will entertain us.Eltham members are asked to provide a generous plate for supper. Next morning they will visit the glockenspiel in the main street of Stratford. We will provide morning tea for the raiding party to see them on their way.
We are staging two public concerts this coming month, the first on Wednesday 12 th September (this will allow Rest Homes to bring along groups who would normally not be able to come on our usual Sunday concerts. The second concert will be on Sunday 16th September,the items will be the same for both concerts. We hope that by putting on two concerts we will be able to cater to a wider audience,
We have had a further meeting with the firm that wants to purchase part of the club's car park they are now in a position to go ahead and the sale and purchase agreement is being drawn up. When we were first approached last year all Club members were written and asked to indicate whether they agreed to the proposal of our selling ,apart from one person who did not return the  form everyone else was in favour. I will keep you informed of progress each newsletter.
I know this is a little early to be looking forward to the next conference in 2020, but Shirley has started to look for travel and accommodation for us in Blenheim so if you are wanting to be a part of the fun group please see Shirley to put your name down.
Closing night for us will be Saturday 6th October and we have seven long service badges to be presented, Rangatita Colleen 10years,Jenny Simpson and Patsy Lawson 15yearsLeslie George 20 years,Ted Duggan 45 years,Ivan Morris and Nevil Prideaux 55years,
Saturday 1st/Sunday2nd September Eltham receives Taradale.
Sturday 8th September Stratford Closing night.
Saturday 15th September Waitara Concert1.30pm+
 22nd September ; HaweraClosing  Night.
Tuesday 27th November A.G.M.
Sunday 2nd December Christmas Party.5pm.
I heard a Story that a man knocked on his neighbours door at 2.30am in the morning. Unbelieveable!! At 2.30am.
Luckily the young man was still up playing his bagpipes.
Till next time.
Jane Reporter/

June Newsletter

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to the latest newsletter, unless I get this done it will be a 3monthly newsletter! The last couple of months have come and gone in a flash and many of us have been suffering from the dreaded winter sniffs and snuffles. Rehearsals have been disrupted with members missing.
Shirley's korero in May was varied and very enjoyable. Shirley is to be congratulated as she was also organising the trip to Conference at the same time and we need to thank her for the two unusual raffle prizes she supplied.
The highlight of the last two months was, of course, the Conference at Hokitika. Those of us who live in New Plymouth and Waitara had an early morning start on the Tuesday having to be in Stratford to catch the bus for 7.30am, we picked up Western Group members on the way to Palmerston North which was our last pick up.(31 members in the group.) When we got to the Ferry terminal in Wellington we were told that  all the ferries had been cancelled the previous day due to high winds so there were a few nervous people in the group. THe nerves were put to rest as we had a calm sailing, arriving in Blenheim just after dark. Wednesday morning saw us all raring to go on the trip for the morning. The chocolate factory was a real hit and we got to try some free samples. The trip to Omaka was another highlight for the flying fans .We put on a korero for the Blenheim club that night.
Thursday we moved on to Nelson, had a lovely meal provided by the Nelson Club before we entertained them. Friday saw another lovely fine but cold day, the views of the Mountains and rivers were picture postcard perfect. We all enjoyed the meet and greet evening.Our club wish to congratulate the new Dominion President Ken Ham on his election and look forward to his visit to us in the near future. Both the Hosts and visitor concerts were very enjoyable, so much talent in our Clubs.
We are pleased that Bill Oram, one of our club members, has moved up to being Dominion Senior Vice President. With such a small  number of active  club members we are unable to stage the Conference next time in our area, and are grateful that the Blenheim  Club has volunteered to take on the hosting.
Monday saw a weary and somewhat jaded busload of travellers return to our motel in Blenheim and after a KFC dinner we were all glad to retire for the night. Tuesday saw us arrive at the Ferry terminal in time for a cuppa, and beautiful sunshine.
We were again told it would be a bit bumpy on the way to Wellington but it was just a myth - smooth sailing all the way. With a stop at Levin to load up on licorice at R.J.s,  we dropped off people all the way back to Stratford.  A great time was had by all.
Saturday 9th June we had our inward raid from Stratford, what a great programme they put on for us, such a pity that rugby seemed to have precedence over the korero. 
This coming month will be Ivan's korero. A reminder that the Western Group concert is on the18th August at Waitara.
Taradale's raid to us the first weekend in September seems to be on track.
With Peggy celebrating a family birthday on Ivan's night I will be organising the Kitchen, the supper monitors will be Patsy Lawson and either Bill or Shirley Oram.
Saturday 7th July : Eltham Korero 7.30pm
Saturday 14th July ; Stratford Korero 8pm
Saturday 21 July Waitara raid to Manawatu. 2pm
Sunday 22nd July Waitara raid to Horowhenua 2pm.
Saturday28th July Hawera has inward raid from Waitara 7.30pm.
Saturday 4th August : Eltham Korero 7.30pm
Paddy and  Shaun had finished their usual Saturday evening get together. Paddy opens the door to find that the rain has been pouring for some time and the road was flooded with water. Paddy says "You can't go home in this Shaun, hang on and I'll make up the bed in the spare room for you."  "Oh, thank you " says Shaun.
Ten minutes later Paddy comes down stairs, having made up the spare bed .He finds Shaun in the hallway soaking wet with a soggy bundle of clothes under his arm. "For heavens sake what happened to you?"
"Oh, I just popped home for me pyjamas"replied Shaun.
Bye for now;
Jane,  Reporter.
Colleen and John exchange badges
Eltham Singing Group
Janet tells a story
Ivan's Songsters
Roses and Thorns
Peter on his accordion
Paramount Warblers
RICHARD AND JANE Mind your business
Reg tells a story
Warbler Richard Tweeeeet. twooooo
Warbler Gavin tastes like lemon
Warbler Bill Where's my two front teeth?
Warbler Peter I think he's swearing
Warbler Janet Give me a kiss
Warbler Ivan He's going to spit.
Reg on his Button Accordian
Ivan gives us a song.
Raid to Manawatu
Raid to Manawatu
President's /Rangitiras exchange badges
Raid to Manawatu
Raid to Manawatu
Eltham President Richard Askew welcomes Horowhenua President Tommy Wilson
Eltham Savage Club serves Hot Soup to the Horowhenua Raiding Party.
Eltham Savage Club Hall

President -  C (Colleen) Clark                               Secretary M (Jane) Askew

19 Oberon Street                                                 23 Bedford Street

Stratford 4332                                                     Eltham 4322

Ph  06 765 7114                                                   Ph  06 764 8921

Email:   colleengavin@extra.co.nz                        Email  richandjaneaskew@xtra.co.nz


Hall:     Raiway Street, Eltham

Eltham Membership


Jane Askew

Richard Askew

Janet Canwell

Colleen Clark

Gavin Clark

Betty Duggan

Ted Duggan

Leo Gosney

Lesley George

Zeno Hospenthal

Unice Johns 

Margaret Kelly

Jim Kemsley   (Honorary)

Patsy Lawson

Ivan Morris

Bill Oram

Shirley Oram

Nevile Prideaux

Peter Riddle

Barney Simpson

Jenny Simpson

Alan Southey

Reg Tecofsky

Peggy Vickers



Eltham's Membership History