Hello fellow members,
I looked at my calendar today, something I don’t do very often (I call it the privilege of being retired) and got a shock to see that it is the first day of December. Thought I had better sort all the photos I have taken over the past months and get on with getting the newsletter out to everyone. Gosh, and Christmas is just around the corner!
Oh, what a year it has been. Back when the year 2000 was around the corner, everyone was thinking big things were going to happen e.g. computers crashing, ATM machines not able to give you the money you asked for etc, etc. Who would have thought 2020 was going to be the year we would never have dreamt of? But then COVID-19 hit us, and lockdown gave us a new meaning to the word BUBBLE. When I was a child, I use to love blowing bubbles, running around popping them, then crying to mum that they had gone away. This year, I guarantee you all were pleased to break out of your own bubble.
Thanks, Jan Kite - Editor.
Christmas Lunch 16th December 12 noon
All members are invited to join us for lunch and some festive fun and laughter.
For catering purposes, can you please RSVP by 7th December,
Email Ron at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ken joined Harold and Albie in the painting room. Thanks, Ken, you have been a great help, especially as both Harold and Albie have had health issues recently. We are so pleased to see you both up Ken joined Harold and Albie in the painting room. Thanks, Ken, you have been a great help, especially as both Harold and Albie have had health issues recently. We are so pleased to see you both up on your feet again, with paintbrushes and rollers in hand.
Marie Shepperd Welcome Marie to the sewing and lining department. More hands make light work, and I am sure Kay and Dianne appreciate your assistance.
All our best goes out to Joan our leading Kitchen Queen No morning teas or lunches are being prepared by Joan at the moment, as she is recuperating from a back operation.
So, here is a special coffin I have had made for my husband. He is originally from Newcastle, England, but has lived in New Zealand for 50 years. After all these years, he is still an English football fan and an avid supporter of Newcastle United. Hence the Newcastle Brown Ale logo and Newcastle emblem on the lid, and the coffin having black and white stripes (Newcastle colours). A special thank you to Kay and Dianne for the lovely work they did with the painting and lining.
AS ALWAYS, MORE VOLUNTEERS ARE REQUIRED.
Contact us if you wish to come and try your hand at something, (There are always dishes to do!!) ask them to come along on a Wednesday to our premises in Ti Street.
We close on 23rd December and re-open on 13th January.
We are still available by arrangement to contact us by phone or email
Have you changed your address, Phone Numbers, Mobile, Email? Let the Office know so we can update our record’s, so you won’t miss out on what’s coming up.