Eltham Savage Club

February Newsletter

ELTHAM SAVAGE CLUB FFEBRUARY NEWSLETTER

 

 

Hi everybody,

 

This is our first newsletter for 2019 and hope that you are all keeping fit and well, and enjoying the lovely hot summer we are experiencing, I have managed to  S Q U E E Z E into my swim suit  (I think that maybe in shrunk over Winter)  and have enjoyed cooling off at the beach and at the pool,so come on guys and gals get into you togs and cool off.  

 

We had our first committee meeting on 20th and our people on the committee are :  ARAKI – RICHARD ASKEW, RANGATIRA – COLLEEN CLARK, SECRETARY – PATSY  LAWSON , TREASURER TO BE APPOINTED, TOHUNGAS – GAVIN CLARK, SHIRLEY ORAM AND MARGARET KELLY, COMMITTEE MEMBERS, JANET CAMWELL, BILL  ORAM, PEGGY VICKERS.

 

We have rather a busy year coming up so please take note of these dates  :

 

FIRST REHEARSAL 13th MARCH 10 A.M. DON’T FORGET TO BRING YOUR LUNCH.

WORKING BEE – WEDNESDAY 3RD APRIL AFTER  REHEARSAL.

OPENING NIGHT – SATURDAY 6TH APRIL AT 7.30 P.M.

SATURDAY 4TH MAY  INWARD RAID FROM HAWERA.

SATURDAY 1ST JUNE INWARD RAID FROM GISBORNE

SATURDAY 6TH AND 7TH JULY, OUTWARD RAID TO MASTERTON

SATURDAY 2ND AUGUST KORERO

SATURDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER OUTWARD RAID TO HASTINGS

SATURDAY 5TH OCTOBER CLOSING NIGHT

WE ALSO WILL BE HOLDING A PUBLIC CONCERT (DATE TO BE CONFIRMED)

CAKE AND PRODUCE STALL IN CONJUNCTION WITH WOMAD FRIDAY 16TH MARCH.

WESTERN GROUP MEETING 8TH MAY AT HAWERA.

 

CONFERENCE JUNE 2020 – BLENHEIM

 

Shirley advised that all bookings have been confirmed for this and if you still wish to attend give Shirley your name and she will put you on the reserve list.

Many thanks to Shirley for arranging these conference bookings and accommodation for us as you can all imagine this is not an easy task and Shirley does it superbly, so thanks   once again Shirley.

 

Also thank you to Peggy, Jenny and Patsy for distributing meals on wheels,

But as our members are getting thinner and thinner on the ground it was decided that our involvement in this cease as from now, our club has been involved in meals on wheels for a few years now.

 

Thank you Gavin and Peter for cleaning the outside of our hall, and to Gavin and colleen for washing down the walls and generally tidying up and cleaning of our toilets.

 

RAFFLE PRIZES : It has been decided that the Chief for the night be responsible for the purchase of the raffle prizes (this cost to come out of Club’s fund).

Shirley has volunteered to donate raffles for some of the other activities we have, and other dates raffle prizes to be decided at that time.

 

SALES TABLE _ This will continue this year so please bring baking and produce to support this – it is a great money source for our club.

 

SUPPER MONITORS FOR OPENING  NIGHT – Richard, Janet and Gavin.

Peggy is our kitchen supervisor.

 

It was great to hear the Jim Kemsley has now turned 100 years,  Jim ad his late wife Mavis are honorary members of our club and out best wish go to Jim, Jenny Simpson also had a special birthday in January and enjoyed it with family and friends, well done Jenny, and any one else who has had a birthday, hope that you all had a great day, and may you all have many more birthdays to come..

 

SUBS:  $35.00 NOW DUE – IF NOT PAID BY 2ND KORERO $10.00 WILL BE ADDED.

 

Our best wishes go to those members who have been unwell we wish you all a speedy recovery and hope that you can look forward to improving health this year. 

 

Gordon’s wife tells him. You know you have ruined my birthday  Don’t talk rubbish says Gordon I didn’t even know it was your birthday.

 

KEEP SMILING .........

 

Cheers Patsy.

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.
 
DATES TO REMEMBER:
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.
 
 
Colleen and John exchange badges
Eltham Singing Group
Janet tells a story
Ivan's Songsters
Roses and Thorns
Peter on his accordion
UKELELES
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

Members                    

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