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A vondale

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H istorical Society Incorporated

March—April 2009
Newsletter No. 38

Prepared by Lisa Truttman, President and Editor scription rate (proposed). A number of upcoming
projects have been included in the initial plan for the
Proposed AWHS subscription increases group, and a constitution will be formed, with a longer
term view of full incorporation.
At the February meeting of AWHS, it was decided to
withdraw the motion proposing an increase in Society’s At the moment, your President/Editor is also their
fees, given the current economic climate, and that the Secretary/Editor, at least until volunteers come for-
Society’s finances are not in bad shape. ward to take over the tasks.

Members’ welfare Avondale Fun Day 2009

A number of our members are or have been in hospital, This will be on 21 March this year. Our Treasurer,
or are home recuperating, at the time of preparing this Alison, has very kindly offered to man an information
newsletter. Our best wishes go to: stall to keep the Society’s “flag” flying, as it were.
Thank you, Alison. Any members passing by the
Jo Marris, Dawn Moffatt, Dorothy Maddock, Val Avondale Primary School grounds that day — do pop
Walton, Val Waygood, Dorothy Bagnall and Marc across and visit Alison if you can.
Mt Roskill Retired Persons Association
Any other members who have not been well over this
summer period — best wishes to you, as well.
I gave a talk on Mt Roskill historical bits and pieces to
Matamata Conference this group on 9 February, and promised to give them a
plug in our Newsletter. Too many of Auckland’s
smaller friendship clubs and groups have disappeared
The members present at the February meeting over the years. I believe they are worth supporting, and
appointed me (Lisa) as delegate for the Society to the give folk an opportunity for local community activity in
Federation’s Matamata Conference, March 20-22. In a friendly atmosphere.
addition, the Society members voted to fully fund reg-
istration, accommodation and bus travel return (my Their next monthly meeting is 9 March, at the Fickling
very, very appreciative thanks to the Society for this Centre, Three Kings, starting 1.45 pm. Contact Doreen
welcome assistance). Hislop, phone 620-5314.

Pt. Chevalier History Group Guest Speakers

I’m pleased to report that this is up and running. The
first general meeting was on 15 January, with around Our guest speaker in February was author and historian
30 attending (by the library’s count) at Pt. Chevalier Graeme Hunt, talking about his book Spies & Revolu-
Library. The second meeting is set for 18 March. A tionaries and his upcoming history of St John’s Ambu-
steering committee of chairman, secretary and treasurer lance in New Zealand.
has formed, and funding will be sought from the local
community board, as well as sponsorships, and a sub- In April, I hope to have a speech for you +by Audrey
Lange, a West Auckland historian, who has been re-
searching the local effects in Auckland of the 1918 In-
Next meeting: fluenza Epidemic. This is still subject to confirmation.
Saturday 4 April 2009, 2.30 pm, Lions Hall, cnr.
Blockhouse Bay Road and Great North Road.

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