On Sunday 10th July the HCC club celebrated with a Mid Winter Xmas Dinner with the theme American Independence Day. This was organised by Jeanette and Geoff and held at the Howick club. Appropriate dress was encouraged and there were some great outfits on the night. Several committee members got together to provide us with some very different entertainment. Song sheets were provided and we joined in with their improvised band of singers, piano organ players and even a homemade double base which was played admirably by Geoff. Sally composed an original song and we all had a laugh at the words. Well done Sally. All the band members looked great in their USA costumes. Sadly several members were unable to attend either due to ill health or bereaved and these were acknowledge by David. On a happier note the evening was well attended and the food provided by Howick club was lovely. This was another great night for the HCC club.
A huge thank you to Lois and Tom for hosting this event at their home in the Fairview Lifestyle Village back in June, when Auckland seemed a much happier and brighter place to be. It was a lovely day and about 20 people enjoyed the hospitality. Lois is a great ambassador for this style of living. John Morrison turned up in his Hupmobile which was previously owned by Lois and Richard. and Lois was thrilled to see her again.
On Aug 15th the AGM and kickstart breakfast was held at the Maungakikie Golf Clubrooms. About 40 people attended and once again we were served a very nice breakfast. Club revenue was reported to be a little down but mainly due to the pandemic lockdowns. Geoff Roberts decided to stand down from the executive committee after many years of service and the club thanked him in the appropriate manner. Nicola Birchall has assumed the title of Member Welfare Officer to make sure we keep more up to date with the lives of our members and John Morison has been co opted into the new role of New member Liaison Officer. Geoff and Jeanette had planned to have a mid week Luncheon event at their home towards the end of September but sadly due to Covid this was not possible. The Spring tour is now postponed which makes our next event the Christmas Party which will be held at the Howick Club, once again organised by Geoff and Jeanette. Attending form is on this website. the date is 12th December. Lets hope this date is not cancelled too.
The Family Picnic
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