This is the first newsletter of the year. A six pager - so there is plenty of reading.
STOP PRESS, STOP PRESS
Next Member Meeting
1st April 2003
7.30pm, Meeting Room 1
Marine Rescue Centre
Easter Raffle and Supper
(please bring a plate or drink)
Speaker - Angela Sharplin - Projects Administrator, Brent
Evans - Environmental Scientist and Antoine Coffin Iwi Liaison
Manager for Heritage, Auckland Regional Council
Our chance to find out what the ARC does, what they can offer and how we can use their resources.
2003 Working Bee Schedule
Apr 19th (0912) May 17th (0758)
Jun 21st (1246) Jul 19th (1128)
Aug 16th (1016) Sep 20th (1358)
Oct 18th (1327) Nov 15th (1216)
We have managed to negotiate a fare discount with Fullers for volunteers on the working bee. The tickets are $14 and are available only through the Trust. Please ring Elizabeth for your ticket.
So to all members who may occasionally have a day to spare we would love to have your company. Not every job requires a special skill; we have a range of tasks both inside and outside that just require time. So ring Allan to find out what is scheduled next. April will be paint preparation.
These working bees are ideal opportunities for groups such as Venturers to fulfil their Duke of Edinburgh service awards so pass this information on to those who might be interested.
Materials List: Thank you to those who responded to the materials list - your donations are very gratefully received. Many thanks to Alan Weatherall for the cache of 1920's goodies - someone will be along soon to pick them up. Also to the Bell family who have donated 10 litres of oil based primer paint.
From Allan: Help we now have a hole in the kitchen
floor. On Saturday I was called and spun around only to
find my foot through the floor and lino.
My usual call for the newsletter is for building materials especially 4x2 and 3x2 for scaffolding, 6 bags of cement, 2x - 2400x1200x12mm tanalised plywood preferably C/D, 1x - 2400x1200x7mm or 9mm tanalised plywood again C/D would be good enough, sugar soap, 2 litres satin polyurethane, pull type paint scrapers or for those coming at Easter working bee BYO and paint brushes suitable for painting weatherboards.
Inside we need cleaning materials too; - soft inside broom, squeeze mop and refills, floor cleaner, hand soap, detergent, dettol, thick plastic for lino protection, any old blinds-the pull down type.
We are at the stage of having our Health and Safety document audited externally. After that we will be able to present the permit application to the Department for assessment. It has been a long road but we are nearly there.
Long Lost Friends: Just before Xmas long time Rangitoto leaseholder Mamie Watson died. Our sincere condolences to Mame's family many of whom are well known on the island.
Crimson Trails: Project Crimson opened their first
'Crimson Trail' on Rangitoto Island on the 14th December.
The Minister of Conservation Chris Carter was there with
Rudd Kleinpaste as MC. We took the opportunity to clean
up and open up Bach 38 for the day as a museum. It was extremely
successful with lots of wonderful comments about our hard
This made us realise that we should do this on a regular basis so
Museum Open/Volunteers needed: We have decided to open Bach 38 to the public the Sunday following each working bee. Purpose: - to inform the public of the Trust's work, show the public a typical Bach, increase membership and obtain donations and support.
To do this we need a volunteer to run it and we offer full training to those that are interested and a discounted ferry fare for one person each time. Take the 11am Fullers ferry sailing and either close for the last sailing or if it is quiet the 2.20pm sailing. If interested please call Susan.
Accounts: These have come back from the auditor with a 'clean bill of health'. Many thanks to Michael Elliot of Haze Knight for undertaking the audit for us and to Shirley who keeps our accounts in pristine order. Copies of the accounts will be available at the next meeting.
Next Members Meeting
A Night to Remember
Westwind Cinema at Ryders Junction - Dinner and a Movie
Friday 30th May
$25 per single, $45 per double. BYO.
The film has not been chosen yet, so when sending money to Shirley please list two choices of movie.
54 places are available, so be in early.
Drinks from 6pm, Dinner at 7pm
AGM - Tentatively set for 17th July.
Fishing Competition Results:
Biggest fish: Darcy Leigh CULLEN
Most fish: Sheldon CULLEN both received Gone fishin'' prizes.
Largest fish: John SNEDDON,
largest snapper - none caught!
Most fish John SNEDDON and Lesley POULGRAIN 1 each!!!!!!,
Booby prize (toilet Seat) - Vicki SHORE she caught a pohutukawa trying to cast her hook!
All had a great time and a fantastic sheep on a spit, donated and cooked by the Motutapu arm hands
YOUR COMMITTEE - Don't hesitate to ring any of them if you have any questions, need brochures etc.
Elizabeth Andrew - 634 1398 Newsletters,
Shirley Collins - 279 9819 Treasurer,
Membership and Wharf rep,
Susan Yoffe - 445 1894 Archives,
Hilary Noall - 418 4920 Islington Bay rep,
Lois Eagles - 480 5989 Beacon End rep,
Allan Godsall - 634 0161 Maintenance,
John Walsh - 811 8875 Chairman,
Jim Mason - 446 6228 Patron.