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Rendezvous 2014

Tauranga Vision Probus Club

February 2014 April 2012 Editor: Editor: Everett NeilNeil Everett

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The President’s Message

Sydney, 18-22 Aug 2014 Have you seen the sights of Sydney? Sydney Harbour is magnificent, not only in the sunshine, but also in the twinkle of the city lights at night; a ‘Captain Cook’ dinner cruise will delight! The majesty of the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge is world renowned. Who has made the bridge climb? Well for those that haven’t this will be an opportunity not to miss! The history of ‘The Rocks’ (the earliest part of the city), the beauty of the botanical gardens and many parks, Taronga Park Zoo, various museums, magnificent State Art Gallery, Bondi and other beaches (so close to the city), famous (and ‘naughty’) Kings Cross and many other wonderful sights and activities await your exploration and enjoyment. The Thanksgiving Service will be held in St. Mary’s Cathedral, a symbol of beauty and grace in the centre of Sydney. The Cathedral is one Page 4

of the most treasured historic buildings and one of the finest examples of English-style gothic churches in the world. Mark the dates in your diary now! For more info ph. 0800 477 617 Mary & Ron having their sticky date (pudding) at the Travel Club’s Xmas dinner.

On Anniversary Day, a good number of our members enjoyed picnicking and socialising together at our annual club gathering at Kulim Park. How quickly the first month of the year has passed by and we are now well and truly into 2014. May it be a happy and healthy one for all members! Our next meeting is the AGM in March. Isobell Richardson is retiring from the committee after a number of years of being actively in-


This Month

Ice Breaker: Thelma Bradley Speaker: David Love speaking about the Regional Council. Closing Thought: Shirley Everett

Legal Stuff

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President’s Message Diary,

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Editorial, Membership AGM, Passports

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Last Meeting Email addresses Napier Trip

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Rendezvous 2014 This Month

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volved. However, she will still be organising those splendid birthday outings! Thank you Isobell for your enthusiasm and the way in which you have so ably and willingly contributed. Kathy Fathers has been nominated to fill this position. It is pleasing that Joan Hutson has been nominated to be our next VicePresident. Apart from those two changes, the 2014 committee will remain the same unless other nominations should be received. There are also many, not on the committee, who contribute greatly to the running of our club. Thank you one and all, your efforts are much appreciated! Phyllis has organized a 3-night trip to Napier in March with an excellent programme. It should be lots of fun.

Marita Phillips—President.

Dates for your Diary 28 Feb 12 Mar

Dinner at The Armitage Launch trip to see the Queen Victoria liner 17-20 Mar Coach trip to Napier Tauranga Vision Probus Newsletter February 2014


Welcome to the first Newsletter of 2014. This column hopes that everyone is now refreshed and looking forward to the coming year. Most organisations have a newsletter to keep their members well informed. Tauranga RSA call theirs “The Hub”, The City Council call theirs “City News”, the Port of Tauranga call theirs “Portfolio” and we call ours “Newsletter”. How about giving it a name? It could be “Vision News”, “The Bulletin”, “The View”, “Update”, “Vision Post”, “Gazette”, “Post”, etc. Do you think we need a name for our Newsletter? If you do, what would be an appropriate title? Please let me know. Neil E. - Editor

Probus Passports

PSP have provided a Probus Passport for everyone. They will be used for discounts, travel insurance, etc and will be distributed today.

“I’d like to spend the holidays with my loved ones, but after the 3rd day, they’re not loved ones any more.” Page 2

Tauranga Vision Probus AGM Armitage Hotel 10am Monday, 24 March 14

Nominations received so far: President Vice-Pres Secretary Treasurer Im. Past Pres Ph. Sup/vsrs

Peter Phillips Joan Hutson Josie Maslin Margaret Iaccarino Marita Phillips Jill Phillips Kathy Fathers Speakers Harry Kiriakidis Hospitality Eunice Roper Social Conv Phyllis Murphy Pub. & Nwsltr Neil Everett Mem’ship Ron Phipps Almoner Margaret Kiriakidis

Give any further nominations to the Pres. or Sec. prior to AGM


Add to Phone List: TIPLER, Mike & Maureen Ph 576 7215 8D Myres St, Otumoetai WHITE, Cyril & Debbie Ph 571 0209 4/83 17th Ave, Tauranga Change: SMARDON, Milton 578 9609, TH.35, 112 Carmichael Rd. Bethlehem HOCKLY, Lois 579 1576, IA. 172, 112 Carmichael Rd. Bethlehem. Remove: SCULLEY, Betty - deceased SMUCK, Lee - deceased BILLING, Alan - resigned

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The Vision Probus Choir performing at the end-of year Xmas lunch at the Citz Club

Last Meeting

Membership: 151: 111 present, including 6 visitors. Icebreaker: Jack Jopson, who was our first secretary, shared with us some of the early history of our Club. Entertainment: This was provided by Ron Curel & Tom Cochrane with guest singer Marie Jeffaris. Closing thought: Marie Barrie: ”A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows you are slightly cracked.”

E-Mail Addresses Our phone ringers feel that meeting details could be distributed more efficiently in an email. If you miss adding your address to the list at the meeting please send a message to the editor ( These addresses will not be published anywhere, but used only for sending messages to our own members. Those who do not have a computer or do not like being contacted that way, will be rung as usual. Page 3

Napier 17-20 March

This is another exciting trip arranged by Phyllis, our Social Convenor. Highlights include: Art deco tour Napier port The aquarium Church Rd Winery Te Mata Peak Havelock North Cape Kidnappers Plus visits to a local gallery & other places of interest. The price includes three special dinners, one special lunch & lunch at Taupo on the way back. Accommodation is at the Quality Inn on the Marine Parade. All this for only $570.00! Please pay Phyllis before 1/3/14.

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