Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Writing for Grandchildren Open Day

Writing for grand children   Open Day    Saturday May the 10th 2014

Ever thought of writing down some
memories of your school days, your teenage
escapades, your first love, moving 
house, your grandparents' home, best
holiday, treasured toy........?

Join us to enjoy a few memories written
 and read by our OWN Writing for our
 Grandchildren groups. Then let Lynn 
Dawson, from the Writer' Club, inspire
  you to give it a go.

When: Saturday 10th May
Where: East Coast Bays Community Centre, Rothesay Room
Glen Road , Brown Bay

When 10am to 12-30pm

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Botanical Gardens Gold Card Trip Thursday April 24th 2014

 On a a  cloudy day with rain coming  six of us gathered at the Britomart Train  Station for our gold card outing.

We caught the train and went out to Manurewa and viewed another area of our beautiful city.

What a great ride we had looking at all the stops along the way.
So relaxing and enjoyable.
Walked across and caught the bus to the Botanical Gardens with lots of help from people living in the area
it was so pleasant

We found the cafe and a round table and all enjoyed a wonderful lunch..

Then ventured outside to look at the gardens when down came the rain.
still I have taken lots of photos we all want to come back again, and will order the cart and a commentary
of the Botanical Gardens for next time.


Annual Meeting and 21st Birthday party April the 12th 2014

What a special day a celebration  of  21 years as a Organisation and our Annual General Meeting.

Here are photos of this wonderful day. 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


Our festival The Ides of March was a great success.

We tried having it at a different time this year. But the Ides of March turned out to be a mad March day with cyclone Lusi threatening to spoil things. We decided not to cancel, and had over 40 people brave the weather to join in the fun, and a jolly good time was had by all. Special mention was made in the feedback of the fellowship and friendliness. That, of course, was due to the efforts of our wonderful festival committee of Betty Faeson, Clara Gillanders, Jennifer Lee, Joan Lardner-Rivlin, Beate Matthies, Julia Masters, Pat Bish and Val Bird who worked so hard to make it the success it wasSpecial thank also to the new Takapuna Community Coordinator, Rachel Bro, fitted into the group quickly and easily and afterwards said how much she had enjoyed working with us.

Monday, April 7, 2014


The Rummikub is about bringing people together

                                   It is played with 2 or 4 players
                                                        At the Brown's Bay Community Centre
                                                             Glen Road on Wednesday Mornings                    
                                                                     Time 10am to 12pm
What a delight last Wednesday when I visited the Rummikub
 of the Older Women's Network.
After asking a few people where to go I took the lift to the top floor.
I very nervously ventured into the room to be met by some nervous people were wondering who this person was.
After introductions etc I wandered around the tables seeing how the game was played .
I was so impressed by the welcome of the members. Paddy Behr taking me by the hand explaining more about the game and how the Club was working.
I was welcomed to morning tea and met all the people there.

This group has been set up by Dawn Watson of the Older Women's Network what a wonderful group of people. Dawn it is a real credit to you for all your hard work . Thank you for the opportunity to call on  the group. The members are very keen for more members to come along and join them. They gathered together for a photo which I have put up on this Blog.

So come  along Members of Older Women's Network  and support Dawn Watson and Paddy Behr at the
Rummikub Club Meetings held each Wednesday morning.

Please ring Dawn 414-5351  or Paddy 478-9399  if you would like to come.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Gold Card Trip to Pine Harbour February 27th 2014

What a beautiful Day we had calm sea and lovely views and setting for lunch.

Come on Ladies we would like more  members to join our group as we venture out and about Auckland.
Here are some photos of our day.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


Hope the weather stays fine for Saturday :) All the best to the hard working team!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

IDEaS of MARCH Festival

Why don't you join us at the festival. Here are the details. We look forward to seeing you.

Workshops include:
Keeping Your Balance. A workshop being run by a representative fron AUT''s Never Too Old programme.
Cooking the Italian Way: Marisa Tinone from sunny Italy will share some arts of Italian cooking.
Decorate a Mask:  Well known artist Angela Reading will help you unlock your creative talents.
Wisdom and Age. Are We Really Wiser? Noa Gross will explore the concept that with age comes wisdom, calmness and acceptance.
Laughter Yoga: Laughter is the best medicine. Join Jan Judson in this fun workshop.
Capturing Memories: Learn the art of scrap booking with Miss Melicious .
Tikanga Maori: Explore aspects of Maoridom in today's society.
Marvellous Moments: Meet members of this performance group for seniors, connected to the Auckland Theatre Company.. Watch and participate.

JOIN US. Contact Edna. Details in poster below.