FMC Newsletter August 2018
Anniversary Dinner Published 30th August
Working Bee at Opouahi Published 30th August
FMC – New rules, and General Meeting in October
A General Meeting will be held at the Copthorne Millennium Hotel in Palmerston North on Saturday 27 October 2018. Clubs in lower North Island are urged to send representatives. All other clubs are very welcome to send their representatives.
The purpose of the General Meeting will be to confirm FMC’s new rules, which were circulated to all clubs in March.
Most of the day will be dedicated to a workshop which aims to discuss tramping opportunities and facilitate volunteer hut and track maintenance work in the Ruahine , Tararuas, Kaweka & Kaimanawa Forest Park. The Backcountry Trust will be there to tell you how they can help your club. A detailed programme and information regarding delegates/proxy voting will be distributed in the near future. Watch this space!
Kelvin Shaw (President) has asked for expressions of interest from club members and especially committee members who may like to attend the above meeting on behalf of the NTC.
We have booked the Puketapu Hotel Restaurant for our Anniversary Dinner on the 4th Oct. From 6.00 pm with the meal from 6.30.
Assuming we get in excess of 30 then the main dining room will be for our sole use. In choosing this venue we have taken on board the suggestions and comments made re choice of food, venue, options for those with dietary requirements and price.
As said at the Club Meeting last Thursday, if you are of Yorkshire or Scottish descent, do not have a dessert or starter and only drink water, then you could have a fantastic night out for just $16.00. We feel that this menu will cater for everybody. Some have already put their names on the list. So please advise Lynette Morgan firstname.lastname@example.org or myself asap. The invitation is for partners and friends also. See the reduced menu Reduced Menu 1 2018
Working Bee at Opouahi
We have been asked by EcoEd, the organisation that looks after the Kiwi crèche at Opouahi to volunteer to take part in a working bee to remove vegetation from the outside of the predator proof fence. The date is 3rd October. It is planned to leave Ch Road at 8.00 am by Car Pooling. Returning by 4.30 at the latest.
Requirements are: gloves, secateurs, clippers, bush saws, etc as well as your lunch and drinks. Please advise me if you want to be included.