Ngapona Newsletter


3 August 19 – Ngapona Assn Mid Year Function at the Bays Club
11 August 19 – William Sanders VC Church service
17 August 19 – Navy Club AGM, Remuera Club at 1100
16 August 19 – Ngapona Assn Lunch & EGM at Birkenhead RSA
13 September 19 – Navy Club, Remuera Club at 1200
20 September 19 – Ngapona Assn Lunch at Tauranga RSA

In spite of the inclement weather, we had a reasonable muster for our lunch at New Lynn RSA last week.

What a great job Margaret and Jill did in organising and preparing the lunch at the Bay of Islands Yacht Club last Saturday. With over 60 in attendance, it was no small undertaking, and they have been doing it for the last eight years. The meal was tremendous, better than any RSA, all drinks were only $5 and they had ‘up spirits’ (pity I had to drive back to Auckland. There were many raffle prizes and it was noted that Neil Lineham was the recipient of a large parcel. I was great to see so many who had travelled up from Auckland.

Our Mid Year Function will be held at the Bays Club, Anzac Road, Browns Bay on Saturday, the 3rd of August. Pre-dinner drinks at 1830. This is a great venue and a special menu has been prepared for us.
An indication of numbers is required for catering purposes by 26 July 2019. Please reply to Do it NOW so you don’t miss out!! We have organised a special ‘door prize’ valued at $80.00. This will be given to one lucky guest!!

Our next lunch will be held on Friday 16 August at the Birkenhead RSA followed by a short Extra-ordinary General Meeting to make a change to the constitution. This will remove the restriction that currently limits the number of Associate Members to 25% of the number of Full Members. This will allow all those who have supported the Assn to join as Associate Members, regardless of whether they have had naval service or not.
I look forward to welcoming some new members. There is a once-only joining fee of $40.00 and no annual subscription.

We have decided to hold our September Lunch at the Tauranga RSA. We intend to arrange transport so will need an indication of numbers so we can advise costs. Please reply to this email so we can get the transport sorted.

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