Peter Martin †
With sadness, we advise that Peter Martin passed away on Saturday 18 April. We offer Sue and the family our sincere condolences.
Peter was a family club member with Sue for many years. His main interests were golfing and rugby (Peter was a Hurricanes supporter).
Sue is being supported by her daughter Bex; their son was unable to be here as he is in lockdown in Melbourne.
Our tramps down Memory Lane
To keep up interest while everyone is locked down, we are posting “A tramp down Memory Lane”, a series of stories from the club’s earlier days. There are two every week, usually posted on Wednesday and Sunday. Past exploits range from the hilarious to the hair-raising and, judging by the response, we’ve scored a big hit!
Tramping and coronavirus – A message from the President. Posted 23 March 2020.
Hi to all members
Yesterday’s announcement from the Government that we are at Level 2 on the virus response scale has confirmed a lot of my thoughts re the club and where to from here.
After correspondence with the committee members on this rapidly changing and worsening situation, it has been decided to put the tramping club into recess until further notice, with immediate effect.
To assist in understanding our rationale to come up with this decision, our thinking is that there are two issues here: The meetings and the tramping.
The meetings can be cancelled without too much disruption.
However, the tramping itself is not so straightforward. EG:
1) Over 70s should stay home; anyone still wanting to go is irresponsible to themselves and the club should not support that.
2) Providing the van when we know that we cannot provide the social distancing of 2m in the van is also irresponsible. Therefore we should cancel the vans.
3) Tramping itself is okay, providing everyone stays in their own 2m space. Is that practical?
4) So without the over 70s and without a van, we are left with private cars and still have the social distancing issue for the driver and passengers. As a responsible club, we believe we should not be facilitating that, as unnecessary travel is also on the Level 2 list of things not to do.
If any individual wants to organise a private tramp, then they do so without the club’s sanction.
On behalf of your committee, we are sorry it has come to this but we feel sure we have your support and look forward to business as usual, whenever that will be.
PS We are unclear about our obligations concerning the holding of an AGM and how we would go about it in these circumstances. We will advise in due course.
Sparrowhawk Biv – Reno
The photos and measurements were sent to Rob Brown who sent his thanks, these are very helpful for doing a more detailed Scope of Works and giving some more thought of how best to approach this one. However due to time constraints and work on Toka Biv (see March 2020 News Page), it won’t be happening this summer. Rob will be in touch…