Next meeting, 4 August 2007, 2.30 pm,Lions Hall.
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No. 28July-August 2007
Prepared by Lisa Truttman, President and Editor
A message from Friends of OakleyCreekPrimary School Reunion
At the June meeting, we noted the Society’s 5thbirthday with some decoration loaned to us byDawn Moffatt, and a lovely afternoon tea put onby Dawn and our treasurer Alison Turner. BillEllis very kindly offered to take a photo of themembers who turned out for the meeting on thatrather grey Queen’s Birthday Saturday. Achange, indeed, from our second meeting back inJune 2002, which approved our constitution andkicked off the Society — that one was held in thefoyer of the Avondale Community Centre (and akind group of hirers took pity on us and helpedout by sharing their cups of tea.)
I thank all of you who come to our meetings soregularly but also those who can’t come, due tohealth, distance or commitments. Over the yearsyou have still made your support known, by of-fering very kind comments and contributions forthe
Avondale Historical Journal
, supporting usby subscription and even gifts of stamps — andalso just being our friends. Speaking on my ownbehalf, it is a pleasure being a member of this Society wherepeople show such a love and regard for history, both that of our area and on the wider scale.
And, just as I am putting thisnewsletter together, we’ve had exciting good news:
AWHS to receive community award !
A letter was received on 20 June advising that AvondaleCommunity Board Chairman Lorraine Wilson had nominatedour Society for a “Good Citizens Award”, and we have beenselected to receive this award on 27 June.
This is a wonderfuland pleasant surprise. A group representing the Society willbe attending the function that night.Greetings,
On behalf of the Management Committee for Friends of Oakley Creek/ Te Auaunga, I intend to research and write abook on Oakley Creek and its surrounds. As part of thescoping for the book, a segment on the history of the creek will be included. To this end, I would love to hear peoples'stories about the creek - how they relate to the creek, theirperceptions, their values, and especially their memo-ries. Any photos would be most appreciated. Naturally, Iwould also welcome any other information relating to thecreek and the surrounding green spaces. I am happy to meetwith anyone at a mutually suitable time and place and canbe contacted by phone (09) 846 1083, mobile 027 679 0211or email: email@example.com.
RegardsNorma de LangenThe Avondale Primary School Reunion is on. The Society’sorganising committee for this have been hard at work anddone an excellent job with arrangements to date.
Dates: 23 and 24 November 2007Contact: Doris 828-0376 or Lisa 828-8494 for details andto go on the registration mailing list.
Happy Birthday, AWHS