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August 2021 Newsletter

YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOU !

Your Club’s constitution provides for up to 13 committee members, namely 3 officers comprising President, Secretary & Treasurer plus a management committee of up to 10 members. Until this year’s AGM your committee comprised a grand total of 10 members (3 officers + 7 management committee). At this year’s AGM in June, 3 officers/members retired & 1 new member was elected, making for a grand total of only 8 committee members (3 officers & 5 management committee).

This reduced number has meant that your current committee is having difficulty in fulfilling some of the tasks necessary to ensure your Club continues to provide all the services you have enjoyed up until now. To this end we seek to co-opt any member/s with good computer literacy skills &/or good organisational skills.

In particular, we are also looking for suggestions from any member actively involved in a special interest group or organisation that would be suitable for a trip/outing for your Retired Staff Club members, and who would welcome the opportunity to organise such a trip/outing.

If you can assist your committee as outlined above, please email brief details to:

Antoinette Nelson - Secretary - Antoinette@outlook.co.nz -or- Murray Robertson - President - m_robertson@xtra.co.nz

We will acknowledge and reply promptly to your emails and give careful consideration to your info/offer at our next committee meeting on Wed 01 September.

THANK YOU

NEW MEMBERS

We extend a warm welcome to the following new members who have recently joined us and we look forward to meeting up with them at our regular functions:

Mr Iain McRobie 1979-1988 Cargo Revenue, Flight Ops, Computer Centre

Mr Alan Reader 1977-2020 Avionics, Test & Navigation, Tech Services, MOC, Fleet Engineering

Mrs Roz Pascoe 1977-2005 Engineering Wages, Accounts, Reservations Control

Mr Grant Fletcher 1959-2006 NAC CHC Cargo, Traffic, Ops, Reservations, Travel Centre Napier

Mr Gil Tremewan 1987-2020 Inflight Services, Dom, International FSM

Mr Mark Thompson 1999-2020 4 years in Gas Turbines, 16 years in Electroplating Shop Sydney & Brunei

Ms Jackie Taylor 1996-2020 10 years in Revenue Accounting, 16 years CSA at AKL International

Mr Ian Vautier 1970-2007 Aircraft Maintenance Engineering 1970 - 1983, 1997 to retirement

Miss Kerrie McGowan 1988-2014 Flight Ops Pilot Admin, Dom Crew, Cabin Crew Development Manager, Product & Service Manager


REPORT on ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING and Mid-Year Lunch

Our AGM was held at the Remuera Club and attracted 67 guests which is a lower attendance than in previous years.

The various recommendations put forward by your committee were endorsed and Murray Robertson was elected as your President for the upcoming year. Jackie Taylor was elected to the Committee. Long serving retiring committee members Roley Rackley, Ian Steel and Brian Cudby were given a small recognition for their service and their valuable efforts in furthering the aims of the club were acknowledged.

The lunch, prepared by the Remuera Club caterer, was up to its usual high standard and there appeared to be a lot of "catching up" going on between members. Congratulations to Raffle Winners Mike Lynch, Murray Gregg, Jan Mills, Tom Harty, Neil Ingram, and Artie Baldock who won a selection of Oyster Bay wines and Bubbles!

Next year the focus will be on the Mid-Winter Lunch with the AGM being dealt with as expeditiously as possible. Similarly the Committee plans to move the event so that it is not impacted by other events of a similar nature.


SAVE THESE DATES

25 August 2021 - Weta Workshops Unleashed

21 September 2021 - Stardome Observatory and Planetarium

3 November 2021 - NZ Maritime Museum and Sail on 'Ted Ashby'

8th December 2021 - Annual Christmas Lunch (Remuera Club)

15th June 2022 - Mid Winter Lunch and AGM (Remuera Club)


BOOK NOW for COMING EVENTS

25th August 2021 WETA WORKSHOPS UNLEASHED 90 Minute Private Tour commences at 12.20 pm

Weta Workshop Unleashed invites guests of all ages to step into a fantastical film effects workshop and explore the worlds of horror, sci-fi and fantasy in-the-making. It’s a journey through Weta Workshop’s creative process that needs to be seen to be believed.

For a late breakfast/early lunch there is a choice of eateries nearby Tickets at a specially subsidised cost of $25.00 are available for members & partners on a first in basis - Numbers are limited so book now to guarantee your entry! Final Booking and payment date - 18th August 2021

Address : 8 Federal Street, Auckland CBD Take the entry level spaceship or elevator up to Level 5

Parking nearby at either Atrium parking, Albert Street, or Sky City parking in Hobson Street

THIS TOUR IS NOW FULL, BUT YOU CAN STILL BOOK to GO ON A STANDBY LIST or FOR ANOTHER TOUR DATE IF WE GET ENOUGH NUMBERS

 

21st September 2021 STARDOME OBSERVATORY & PLANETARIUM AUCKLAND NIGHT SKY

In this live 360-degree experience, your planetarium will take you on an extraordinary tour of the stars, planets, and constellations visible from our little corner of the globe on the night of your visit Private showing begins at 11.00 am

PLEASE arrive before 10.45 am as late entry is not possible once the show has commenced Cost is $5.00 per person Numbers are limited so book now to guarantee your entry! Final Booking and payment date - 14th September 2021

Address : One Tree Hill Domain Free parking available outside Stardome. Nearby cafes at Royal Oak or Greenwoods Corner

 

3rd November 2021 NEW ZEALAND MARITIME MUSEUM PLUS a ONE HOUR SAIL ONBOARD THE SCOW TED ASHBY

Set sail on the heritage scow Ted Ashby - a ketch-rigged deck scow, typical of the fleet of scows that once operated in northern New Zealand waters - for an hour-long cruise in Auckland's Harbour.

Prior to boarding the vessel stroll around the Maritime Museum which is open from 10am to 5pm - allowing approximately 2 hours to see the galleries and perhaps have some lunch

Sail commencement time is 1.30 pm PLEASE arrive 30 minutes prior to sail departure to check in. Make sure you bring weather appropriate protection such as a jacket and sunscreen as all vessels are open. Only flat footwear may be worn.

Cost is $20 per person Numbers are limited so book now to guarantee your entry! Final Booking and payment date - 27th October 2021

Address : Corner of Quay and Hobson Street, Parking nearby in Downtown Carpark in 31 Customs Street West or travel by Train or Ferry as both modes of transport are with easy walking distance of Maritime Museum

 

ALMONERS REPORT

LOCKHART, BRIAN “Wee Jock” in traffic at Auckland International 1973-1982, passed away on Sunday 9th May 2021, at his home in East Calder in Scotland after a long battle with cancer.

DUCKSTEIN, WALTER Passed away in November 2020. Walter worked in the Flight Kitchen from 1970-1999 and loved working at Air New Zealand.

JACKSON, Trevor Passed away on 25 May 2021. Trevor was the Insurance Officer for 17 years. At his request no funeral was held.

FONG Yee Passed away earlier in the year. Joe worked for Air NZ for 40 years, commencing as an Engineering Apprentice. His funeral was held on 27 May, 2021.


Our condolences, deepest sympathy and very best wishes are extended to all family members

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COMPANY NEWS

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You can also download the paper posted version of this newsletter (pdf format).

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