Letter “D” dress theme
It may not have been mid- winter and it certainly wasn’t Christmas but that didn’t stop the 40 plus members, family and visitor’s enjoying an amazing 3 course meal. The fancy dress letter “C” brought out a lot of awesome costumes; we had Clowns, Construction Workers, Captain Cook, Clowns, “A Christmas Carol”, an Awesome Bloke Dressed as a “Chef” [don’t know how he missed out on best male???], Clowns, did I mention the Clowns?.... and Cats, so many Cats!
Now, I need to issue an apology here, to the club member who made the effort to come out for a 4pm Polar Plunge. Unfortunately he was the only brave member who turned up, so there was no afternoon eeerrr... “Swim”. Trev did manage to get some silly members and visitors with a bit of Dutch Courage [slightly inebriated] to take one around 9pm! [Silly Buggers!] The pool was a balmy 10 degrees. Almost tropical, Trev would say...
As there were plenty of leftovers from the MWCD, [as planned by that cookie boy Trev] they were served up to the members that came out for the AGM on Sunday, for Lunch and afternoon tea letting the members, who missed the Dinner, sample the food from the night before .
At the afternoon tea, there was also a Commemoration of a Bench seat and Magnolia for Polly, attended by her Family, Friends and club members.
What a spectacular night it was. Thirty members and visitors tucked into a delicious two course dinner. This was followed by the presentations of trophies and NZNF medals, by our club members to our sports winners.
Later the “Rapere’s Got Talent” evening got under way with poems and jokes by Trev and a “props” Charades performance by Mark and Joss. This was followed by some lovely ukulele playing and singing by one of our visitor’s children. Well done to her for doing it all alone, it takes some courage to stand up there on your own but she did manage to pull up one of our club members to assist her with one song. After this part of the night was done, a little bit of background music allowed our group of diners to kick back and enjoy a chat with old and new friends.
Twenty- four odd [and they were definitely odd] members and visitors turned up in fancy dress incorporating the letter “B”. They relaxed, and enjoyed a warm balmy evening in the pool area sipping on cocktails lovingly created by our awesome bartenders, as the sun set over the hills. Due to commitments from some of our usual social team we had new ring- ins that stepped in to provide the cocktails and music, so a big thanks to Carley, Hans, Mark, Joss and Kay plus any others I may have missed out. Thanks too must go to all the members who brought along donations of spirits meaning that we had an impressive array of choice.
The costumes were cleverly thought out and brilliant. We had never met Jim’s twin sister, Kim until that night or had famous stars like Beauty and the Beast join us. Even one of Hugh Hefner’s “Bunnies” put in appearance. As is our norm now, we had our voting forms out for our members to pick best costume winners.
Cocktail time was followed by a shared BBQ tea.
About 14 keen athletic sports people participated in a tough and demanding arena of sporting competitions. No quarter was given nor expected as club members and visitors battled for supremacy over their fellow competitors. Yes, it was tight out on the fields and greens, but alas, there can only be one winner.... [Or two in the case of the doubles]