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02 February 2016

Members were invited to share experiences from their recent holidays.

Main Speaker:  Kirsten Rowe from Heartland Bank who spoke about the Bank's history. Also about Investments and Equity Mortgages.


01 March 2016

AGM. Election of new Committee

Main Speaker:  A representative from Ronald McDonald House spoke about their work caring for sick children and their families


05 April 2016

New President, Yvonne Prusass, introduced the new Committee

Main Speaker:  Professor Margreet Vissers - a Research Scientist from the Centre for Free Radical Research. Margreet  spoke about her work covering the properties of Vitamin C  - in relation to Cancer and optimal health.


03 May 2016

Mini Speaker: Alison Douglas spoke about her AnzacDay experience at the Papanui RSA

Main Speaker: Ngaire Graham  - Adventure Tourist.  Ngaire likes to enjoy her travels off the beaten track a little - rather than the usual Tourist high spots.  Very interesting presentation and photos of her travels through Mongolia and China.


07 June 2016

Mini Speaker: Colleen Beaton spoke about Toastmasters

Main Speaker: Interesting presentation by Te Kani Moore who is an educator from Arthritis NZ


05 July 2016

Mini Speaker: Vel Lomax entertained us with a chat about her travels and first impressions of England

Main Speaker: Anne Scragg who has worked as a Mediator resolving disputes with ACC and other large organisations


02 August 2016

Mini Speaker: Veronica Rozier spoke about Somme, France

Main Speaker: Ngaire Graham  - Adventure Tourist. Very interesting presentation about her travels in South America.


06 September 2016

Mini Speaker: Alison Douglas spoke about Age Concern's "Steady As You Go" exercises

Main Speaker: Islay Rackman from Kilmarnock Enterprises


04 October 2016

Mini Speaker: New Club Member Cherryn introduced herself

Main Speaker: Robyn Young - Outreach Co-ordinator with Autism New Zealand


06 November 2016

Mini Speaker: New Club Member Maria Blackett introduced herself

Main Speaker: A very interesting presentation by Police dog handler Bruce Lamb and his dog Mylo.  Mylo gave us a demonstration of his drug detection skills!  Bruce had survived a violent attack in which he lost his previous dog Gage. Bruce credited Gage with saving his life. 


06 December 2016

No Mini Speaker today. We had an extended morning tea - and enjoyed a slice of Christmas Cake!

Main Speaker:  Retired Airline Pilot Des Line. A most interesting Speaker