HiTAC February 2019

President’s Desk

Happy new year everyone and welcome to 2019.

First club night this year is the Club Barbecue on Thursday 7th February at 6.00 pm – new venue Tupare Gardens, 487 Mangorei Road. We will be using Tupare’s free gas barbecue and picnic area down by the river. Just bring along your own meats, salads and drinks and don’t forget your cricket gear and togs for a swim. Click on the link below for more information and a map of the venue: https://www.trc.govt.nz/gardens/tupare/

The club’s AGM is coming up on Thursday 7th March, and we need some new people to stand for Committee. I plan to stand down, and we’ll also be looking for a new Trips Coordinator as Sophie will be standing down from that role. Plus we have Fletcher heading off to Uni, so we really do need new blood on the team. If you would like to be part of running the club, please either talk to myself or another Committee member about what’s involved. We’d love to hear from you! For all club members, this is your opportunity to come along and have a say in how the club will be run for the next 12 months, so diary that date now. We need a quorum of 20 – your attendance will be much appreciated.

The Open Climb registrations opened in December and at the time of writing we have 147 participants registered. Registrations will close on 3 February, so if you have workmates contemplating this event, tell them to register promptly. For those helping out on the day, I will be forwarding an updated Crew plan and information relevant to your role shortly.

An update on the Lodge power situation – Kordia will be replacing a section of the cable next week. So all going well we expect to have the power reinstated late January/early February. We’ll keep you posted. Meanwhile if you want to help with the Open Climb and I haven’t emailed you, phone or text me now – 027-352-3831

Elaine Sinton

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