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No. 24November—December 2006
Next meeting, 2 December 2006, 2.30 pm,Lions Hall.
Prepared by Lisa Truttman, President and Editor
Community PostTrading Table
At our Treasurer Alison Turner’s instigation, we sent off an application to NZ Post’s Community Post sponsorshipprogramme. Well, what a good idea that was! Last time Iapplied to this, some years ago, we only received 50 post-paid envelopes. This time, we received 1,000! This willsee us through 4 of the next 6 issues of the
Avondale His-torical Journal
, at a saving (postage and envelopes) of justover $480.On behalf of the Society I’d like to thank NZ Post andtheir Community Post programme for their very welcomeand much appreciated generosity.
Guest SpeakingHeritage Festival
It was knife-edge stuff, getting the Avondale HeritageWalks brochure completed in time for its launch at theAvondale Library on September 21. It was delivered bythe printers on the afternoon of the day just before thelaunch but it has been well-received. Avondale Commu-nity Board Chairperson Lorraine Wilson and I spoke dur-ing the launch. Avondale Library report that 300 copieswent within the first two days. 4000 were delivered toAuckland City’s distribution department for all the city’slibraries and information centres, a copy went home witheach of the pupils of Avondale Primary, and I took someover to the Federation’s regional gathering in Epsom on 16October. I even dropped a couple around to New Lynnlibrary.We weren’t able to get all the publicity we should havehad for the library’s idea of a walk in conjunction with thebrochure launch, but five intrepid souls did come alongwith me from the library to St Ninians, including a walk up the hill to St Jude’s (many thanks to Rev. Bob Horn-burg who allowed us access into the church itself — thatwas wonderful.)The display put up by the library with our material for theGlenburn brick yard was well-received during the festival.All-in-all, I think it has been a good result. Now, we waitfor the signage/plaques part of the project to be completed.Copies of the brochure are available at local librarieswithin Auckland City area, at the Avondale Business As-sociation office in Crayford Street West, or contact me. Asthey are basically standard DLE envelope size, they’refairly easy to post to family and friends.And — they’re free, thanks to funding from the AvondaleCommunity Board and Auckland City.Many thanks to George Baird for his interesting talk on histravels this year to Italy and the site of Monte Cassino.Our December meeting guest speaker will be Mr. PeterBlaiklock, telling us about his memories of West Auck-land.I gave a speech on “The Danish Princess legend” to theWest Auckland 60s-up club in New Lynn on October 28,and will be speaking to the Green Bay Friendship Clubabout “Christmas” on November 1.My next talk is in February down at Papakura.So far, the idea of having a trading table at our regular bi-monthly meetings has proved successful. On the first day,with Dawn Moffatt in charge, $45 was made to be bankedin our general account. Well done to Dawn, and to every-one who supported the idea — many thanks to all.If you have any saleable items you’d like to donate —bring them along to our next meeting on 2 December.
Avondale Primary School Reunion
Many thanks to Doris Selwyn for kicking off the planningfor this by calling a meeting together and forming a plan-ning committee. More on this as it comes to hand in com-ing months.