Bulletin 05 April 16
President Ian welcomed tonight’s guests, Jack Laurent and Ray Barlow’s grandson, Jai.
New fence to be erected at Moturoa School, round 2 on Saturday 10th April 8am
President Ian has asked for a sub committee to facilitate the sale of tickets for the forthcoming Vera Lynn Concert at New Plymouth Club on Saturday 28th May.
Next weeks visit to NP Airport will be a car share leaving the bowling Club at 5.30pm
President Ian discussed to possibility of jointly supporting a new Prostate Biopsy Machine along with New Plymouth Club, further discussion at our Club forum needed.
The recent Tractor Trek delivered approx $7200 for Hospice Taranaki.
Tonight’s fines by Alec Hutchinson was on the subject of Driving Licence and Highway rules, a clean sweep.
This week’s soap by Jim Maessen was an interesting story about his weekend away volunteering to support his Daughter on a 50K trail walk near Whakatane organised by Oxfam. Jim was one of 1500 volunteers looking after 168 teams of 4 people on a 24 hour operation. Estimated income for the weekend was $1 million dollars. The event in its tenth year is obviously going strong and growing annually. Jim’s main challenge was trying to stay awake between to groups of runners at the check in stops. Nothing worthwhile is ever easy.
Tonight’s guest was Jack Laurent who came along to give us a talk and visual report on his recent Outward Bound adventure in Anakiwa. Jack spent 21 days in January along with 14 other groups to experience tramping, rock climbing, sailing and kayaking amongst many other physical and mental challenges. Jack’s passion and the enjoyable rewards he experienced shone through in his presentation and we are thankful that we could help financially with his adventure. A very worthy memory for his 21st year that will remain with him always.
Tonight’s parting thought by Ray Rook with a quote from Muhammad Ali:-
“The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life!”