To commemorate the 80th anniversary a booklet has been written with
the information taken from the minutes of the first eighty years of
the Association. Printed by Caxton Press, the booklet shares the events
of the past. How the committee wanted to have their own rooms, how they
spoke out against planned changes to the layout of Christchurch, how
they supported the erection of memorials to those early settlers who
gave so much to Canterbury, interesting anecdotes tell of their achievement.
The booklet is for sale at $10 per copy with $1 P&P. Three booklets
are able to be fitted into one envelope. If you would like one of these
commemorative booklets please contact Secretary Lynne at any of the
addresses at the beginning of the newsletter. There are limited number
of copies so call Lynne to get your copy.
Sunday, December 14, 2003 - Anniversary Day Church
Service and Luncheon.
This year the church service will be held in St Mark's Presbyterian
Church, Withells Road, Avonhead, commencing at 9.30 am. There will be
a designated area for members to sit and the service will include a
commemorative portion. There will be an area set aside for an anniversary
display. If any members have items of historical interest they are invited
to bring them to the church to add to the display. The service will
be followed by morning tea. The luncheon following the service will
be held at the Russley Golf Course, Memorial Avenue, at 12 noon. All
members and friends are invited.
Please fill in and return your acceptance to Lydia, 64 Bentley Street,
Russley 8004, or ph (03) 342-8278 by December 3, 2003.
If you have something you would like to donate to the Christmas Raffles
please contact Diana Spence-McLellan (03) 358-3880.
presently organising the programme for next year and intend to have
an outing one month followed by a quest speaker the next month. In February
an outing is being planned for Sunday 22. There will be more information
in the next newsletter due out early February.
21 will be the Annual General Meeting with a guest speaker.
This will be held in the Lodge Hall, Brake Street, Upper Riccarton commencing
at 2 pm.