I’m back, Events & subscription renewal

I’m back

You can breathe a sigh of relief. The real Editor is back.

Mind you as I sit here preparing this newsletter it is 4.50 pm yet almost dark, the rain is lashing on the roof and pouring over the side of the spouting outside the door, and the temperature is a balmy 8°, and to top it all off the Golf course was closed because of flooding. Where are the deserts of the UAE when you need them.

Just to answer Wayne’s question from the last month, yes we did have the opportunity to sample a couple of wines while we travelled. The cruise ship did not have a particularly good selection. We had a Grant Burge early in the cruise but it quickly disappeared off the wine list as did a number of others, and the selection became quite limited. We were able to sample a couple of Maltese wines, and two from Spain when we stopped in Barcelona. These were OK without being special. After paying between 9 and 12 $US for a glass (and not a particularly generous one) on the ship, we were probably overwhelmed by the significantly lesser price for bottles purchased onshore.

Events & subscription renewal

It’s that time of year again when we have several issues to deal with associated with the two upcoming tastings and renewal of subscriptions. Attached to the June dinner event you will find an attached payment advice form and the menu from Trade Kitchen.

Please complete the form and bring it to the June tasting or send to Wayne. Note that we are asking that you complete details of your requirements for the July dinner. This will make it easier for the restaurant on the night. And please check out the survey question. Of course, we are also asking you to part with some of your hard earned money but that is sort of normal for us.

See you next week, with another great tasting in store.

Cheers Robin Semmens, Editor

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Second half of the year – Editor

Lineup

2016-04-27-57212e0c27865We are coming into a great second half of the year for club members. With the line-up over the next few months including Foxes Island, dinner at Logan Brown, and then Peter Lehmann, Squawking Magpie and Jane Hunter. Phew.

Dinner & subs

There are a couple of attachments to this newsletter. There is a payment advice which includes the June meeting, the July dinner and, it’s that time of year again, subscriptions. Please print off the form and bring it to next week’s tasting. Alternatively, you can arrange payment direct to the Club bank account as set out on the form.

Dinner menu

Also attached is the menu for the July dinner. No point trying to resist it, just come along.

Cheers
Robin Semmens, Editor

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Notice of Annual General Meeting 2016

agmVenue: Johnsonville Community Centre Hall, 30 Moorefield Rd, Johnsonville, Wellington 6037 – Directions

Cost: None

Details:

Notice of Annual General Meeting to be held at The Johnsonville Community Centre, Directions

Wednesday, 11 May 2016, commencing at 8pm

Agenda

  1. Apologies
  2. Confirmation of the Minutes of the Annual General Meeting for the year 2014/15 held on Wednesday, 13th May 2015
  3. Matters Arising
  4. Financial Report for the Year 2015/16
  5. Membership Report for the Year 2015/16
  6. President’s Report for the Year 2015/16
  7. Notices of Motion
  8. Election of Officers and Committee for the year 2016/17:
    • President
    • Vice President
    • Secretary
    • Treasurer
    • Committee
  9. Subscriptions
  10. General Business

 

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At the conclusion of the AGM, supper will be served, accompanied by wines from the Club’s cellar

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Notice of AGM – 13 May – 7:45 – 9:45 pm

  • Wed
    13
    May
    2015

    Event - AGM

    7:45 - 9:45 pm

    NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING TO BE HELD AT
    THE JOHNSONVILLE COMMUNITY CENTRE,
    3 FRANKMOORE AVENUE, JOHNSONVILLE
    WEDNESDAY, 13 MAY 2014,
    COMMENCING AT 8pm

    agmPlease give some thought to any proposals you might want to introduce for the meeting, and if you would like to make a nomination for anyone to represent the club on the committee. We are always eager for new talent, ideas and different points of view.

    As always members will be provided with a light supper and the opportunity to sample some wines from our cellar after the formal part of the evening. We will send out a formal notice and
    documents closer to the meeting in accordance with our Club rules.

    AGENDA

    1. Apologies
    2. Confirmation of the Minutes of the Annual General Meeting for the year 2013/14 held on Wednesday, 14th May 2014
    3. Matters Arising
    4. Financial Report for the Year 2014/15
    5. Membership Report for the Year 2014/15
    6. President’s Report for the Year 2014/15
    7. Notices of Motion
    8. Election of Officers and Committee for the year 2015/16
      • President
      • Vice President
      • Secretary
      • Treasurer
      • Committee
    9. Subscriptions
    10. General Business

    At the conclusion of the AGM, supper will be served, accompanied by wines from the Club’s cellar.

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From the Editor – Aug 2014

Newsletter

We apologise to members for the lack of a newsletter last month.

If you read these newsletters you will know that your editor was “swanning off” in USA & Canada while poor Wayne had work related and home problems to cope with.

Never mind we are back in business this month with a couple of great events coming up.

We were pleased that Francesca was able to attend the July Dinner when her life membership was formalised. Congratulations Francesca.

Programme changes roll on

In the June newsletter, I mentioned a couple of changes. The late change to the Cuba Street Bistro was a success.

Moving on though the astute among you will also have noticed that this month’s meeting is also a change from that previously notified. There was a misunderstanding about scheduling with Millton.

cangrandeCangrande have stepped in and as you will have noted have offered a great chance to sample some high-quality Italian wines.

And I have already mentioned Villa Maria coming in for October. Some members of your committee have had to step up and do a great deal of negotiating to re-arrange the programme at short notice. Congratulations for the great work.

Subscriptions

A friendly reminder that subscriptions are due. Wayne will be happy to accept subs at next week’s meeting.

In addition, membership cards will be available at that meeting.

Cheers
Robin Semmens, Editor

 

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From the Editor – August 2012

Subscriptions

The annual subscription of $25 is now due. If you are one of the 41 people that has already paid your subscription, we thank you for your promptness. We will have your membership card at the August tasting to give to you unless you ask for it to be mailed out in the meantime. These cards will be also available to life members at this tasting. If you are entitled to a card and do not attend the tasting, we will post it to you instead.

If you have not paid your subscription you will receive an email reminder from our treasurer Wayne to that affect. It will also detail your payment options and request that you contact the club if you are intending to resign this financial year. We hope you don’t, unless you are moving out of the area

July Dinner

Some comments on the July dinner are included in “Glancing Back”. Bistro 107 has indicated that they would appreciate feedback from Club members about the evening. If you would like to make a comment please email me, and I will pass them on to Bistro 107.

Wynns Presentation

This is a prestigious presentation, but do take care, it is quite a large tasting range.

Cheers
Robin Semmens, Editor