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07 February 2017

Mini Speaker: Committee Member Sian Bliss spoke about the Christchurch Arts Centre

Main Speaker:  Margaret Copland who is a storyteller and historian. A highly entertaining Speaker who took on the characters of her own ancesters and their immigration to Christchurch. 


07 March 2017

No Mini Speaker today as we held the AGM

Main Speaker: Beniamino Petrosino who was born in Salerno, Italy and immigrated to Christchurch in 1983. Beniamino has been a chef, a restaurateur, teaches Italian and has written a book - The Passage of the Frog and the Wild Strawberries of 1942!


04 April 2017

Mini Speaker: New President, Paul Leftly

Main Speaker: A presentation by Marie Kyle-Stevenson from Ngaio Marsh Retirement Village. Marie brought along a lovely gift basket for one lucky Club Member to win!


02 May 2017

Mini Speaker: Club Member Heather Carter

Main Speaker: Michael Begg from Community Energy Action Charitable Trust spoke about the work of the CEA. He also  gave interesting tips about how to keep warm over winter and the correct use of heatpumps to get the best performance from them


06 June 2017

Mini Speaker: In the absence of our planned mini speaker, Norma Porter and other members related humorous events that occurred on their birthdays.

Main Speaker: Shirley Smith spoke about her very interesting experiences living in Istanbul


04 July 2017

Mini Speaker: Peter Langham from Hearing True.  Peter spoke about an alternative to the very expensive Hearing Aids available from other providers


01 August 2017

Mini Speaker: New member, Barbara Wendelken 

Main Speaker: Michael and Lauren Downey spoke about their very interesting lives in Korea. They both teach English and own a Theatre Company


05 September 2017:

Mini Speaker: Paul Leftly "A Day in the Life of a Salesman"

Main Speaker: Lawrence Eagle spoke about early Canterbury, and the settlement of Christchurch


03 October 2017:

Mini Speaker: Nigel Wombwell who spoke about the US Electoral System

Main Speaker: Matt Emery gave a very interesting presentation about the Armed Offenders Squad


07 November 2017:

Mini Speaker: Diana Garlick  - one of our Committee Members -  gave us an entertaining insight into her life 

Main Speaker: Barbara Dawe -  who gave an interesting presentation about the challenging work done by  Westpac Rescue Helicopters


05 December 2017:

Main Speaker: Mark Johnson who spoke to us about The Wigram Story - "Defence and Deception".