BLENHEIM ORPHANS’ CLUB
APRIL 26TH 2018
Well April is almost done and dusted and so we’re now looking forward to our next regular club night next Tuesday May 1st. Obviously as usual you will have already contacted Program Organiser
Pete and so I don’t need to remind you about that. Wasn’t our Family and Friends night a hum dinger? Our large audience were unanimous in their praise, comments and compliments. Supper was very nice thank you everyone and the
standard of our 19 item program was extremely high and all done before 10o’clock. Great to have Ian and Anne back with us, their stay in Aussie doesn’t seem to have adversely affected them which is a good thing.
April was apparently the month to take your campervan or caravan and depart for places north and south. Murray and John with their wives went west and south whilst Len and Joy headed over the hill to Nelson and beyond and they were all sorely
missed. Colin spent some time scraping his bottom but he assures me that it’s all clean and shiny now. Oops I’m terribly sorry I missed the word “boats” out of that sentence but he won’t mind because apparently he
can’t open my emails anyway. Meanwhile Neil organised and ran an extremely successful and well attended ukulele event a couple of weeks ago with I’m told about 140 uke players turning out from all over Nelson and Marlborough. Ron hit
the high spots on Anzac Day when he was asked to be the keynote speaker at the Rai Valley Anzac Day parade. I’m reliably informed that he carried out his task with all of the pride, dignity and attention to detail that we would expect of him.
Now about our all important trip to Hoki in a little over a month; When I spoke to Treasurer John a couple of days ago he told me that he was only waiting on one more person to pay before our registration deadline of Friday 27th.
I’m confident that we stand a very good chance of having the single largest club contingent at the conference weekend which makes me personally extremely proud and happy. Not bad for one of the smallest clubs in the country eh?
I’ve not heard anything to the contrary from the Almoner and so assume everyone is reasonably fit and healthy going into the colder part of the year so that’s good.
The entertainment group continues
to be very busy but through the last month has had to do it without some members but should be almost back to full strength tomorrow when we hit Ashwood Park.
Well I think that’s about enough for now and so will go and
have tea looking forward to catching up with you all next Tuesday.