Feilding Herald : July 26th 2012
30 THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2012 WHAT'SON FRIDAY JUL 27 Feilding Farmers Market 9am - 2pm, Manchester Square, Manchester Street. Seniors Exercise Programme 1pm - 3pm, Senior Centre, Bowen Street. Ph 323 2410 SATURDAY JUL 28 North Island Endurance 11.30am - 3.30pm, Manfeild, South Street. Last Night of the Proms 6.00pm, Feilding Civic Centre, 84 Aorangi St. Tickets Ph 06 323 3318. SUNDAY JUL 29 Patronal Festival & Centenary of Consecration 11.00am - 12.00 noon, Beaconsfield MONDAY JUL 30 Seniors cards 1pm - 3pm, Senior Centre. Euchre & Cribbage. Ph 323 2410 TUESDAY JUL 31 Seniors Activity Coffee Morning 9.30am - 12 noon. Senior Centre. Ph 323 2410 Seniors Exercise Programme 1pm-3pm, Senior Centre. Ph 323 2410 WEDNESDAY AUG 1 Seniors Activity Coffee Morning 9.30am-12 noon. Senior Centre. Ph 323 2410 Seniors Crafts 10am - 11am. Senior Centre. Ph 323 2410 Seniors Housie 11am - 1pm. Senior Centre. Ph 323 2410 Senior Rummy-o 1pm - 3pm. Senior Centre. Ph 323 2410 THURSDAY AUG 2 Seniors Entertainment Afternoon 1.30pm - 3pm. Senior Centre. Ph 323 2410 EVERY DAY EXCEPT MONDAY Surplus Exhibition (quilting) 10.00am - 4.00pm, Feilding & District Art Centre, 35 Kimbolton Rd. COMING EVENTS SATURDAY AUG 11 Evento Wearable Arts 7.30pm, Manfeild, South Street. Tickets Ph 323 3318. SUNDAY AUG 19 Manawatu Tattoo 2012 2pm - 4.30pm, Manfeild, South Street. 4643740AB To be included in the "What's On Column" please contact the Feilding Herald, Fergusson Street, Feilding, phone 323 5839 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline 12 noon Friday prior. MANAWATU GROUPS AND CLUBS Feilding Probus: At our Mid-winter dinner held at the Ran- gitikei Club on June 27, members were treated to a parade of imaginative national costumes from around the world which sparked much amusement. The many inter- national representatives who took part were to be congratulated on the originality of their costumes, which added to the fun nature of the occasion. Earlier in the month there was a DVD showing at a member s home which was quite well-attended. After a biographical report from one of our newest members was read, and an update on probus rendezvous events, our well-attended regular monthly meeting in July took the form of a fun quiz. This provided much dis- cussion and laughter among the participants who came up with some very ingenious and inventive answers. This was followed by the serving of delicious hot soup and home-cooked goodies prepared by members. Up-coming events include: A DVD after- noon on July 19, coffee morning on the first Monday in August. Operatunity Concert in Palmerston North on August 13, and a Sunday lunch in Palmerston North on August 26.Our monthly meetings are held at St Paul s Church hall on the second Wednesday of each month. Further information can be obtained by ringing 323 6092. Makino Probus Club Eighty members of the Makino Probus Club recently enjoyed travelling by bus to the Manawatu Golf Club in Palmerston North for the annual Mid-Winter Dinner. The venue was superb -- huge windows allowed us to view the wintry conditions outdoors while we enjoyed a delicious meal in the warmth and comfort of this superb facility. This month members were treated to an address by John Evans of Timaru. John, who is in his final year of study for a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with Honours, was awarded the Sir Peter Blake Trust s Antarctic Youth Ambassador and flew to the Antarctic last October. He was part of the Antarctic Heritage Trust team restoring Sir Ernest Shackleton s Nim- rod hut and Robert Falcon Scott s Terra Nova hut over a period of seven weeks. Although the rooms for living were made from shipping containers, they slept in tents in double-lined sleeping bags with sleeping masks to counteract the 24 hours of daylight. To stop their drink bottles from freezing, it was necessary to keep them in their sleeping bags. All waste, including human waste, had to be returned to New Zealand, an aspect that very few of his audience were aware of. A brilliant speaker, John illustrated his talk with a powerpoint presentation of superb photographs. Feilding and District Rose Society and Garden Club. The meeting this month attracted several visiting members from Palmerston North and Marton Rose Societies who joined the even- ing s activities. Show table results: Camellia in a saucer - 1st Diane Taylor, 2nd Rachel Humphrey, 3rd Francie Lintott. Vase of rosehips -- 1st Rachel Humphrey, 2nd Janice Martin, 3rd Francie Lintott. A green arrangement -- 1st Bobbie Thur- ston, 2nd Rachel Humphrey, 3rd Janice Martin. Something royal -- 1st Rosaline Bagley, 2nd Rachel Humphrey, 3rd Vonne Frances. Don t forget our public rose pruning demon- stration at Woodfall Lodge on July 31, 10am. Beaconsfield Cribbage Club Results July 16 Winners -- Jo Green and Grahame Turner; High scores -- Gladys Halford 2, Perry Ruther- ford 2, Lyle Krueger and Robin Corpe Flag 500 Weekly Meeting Senior Citizens Hall July 19 Flag 500 resumed last week and two visit- ors were welcomed to the evening. They were Holly and Bobby-Rose Given Russell. Red flags were won by Kay Griffin and Rex Harris (2). Winners: Rex Harris, Joan Brennan and Joyce O Callaghan. Feilding Bridge Club Charity Tournament and Club News On Sunday July 8 Feilding Bridge Club held their annual charity tournament. This event was started by Alan Coleman, who was a very dedicated skilful bridge player and made a huge contribution to our club with his knowledge and time he put in to teaching bridge. When he first became ill with cancer about 12 years ago he decided to organise a tourna- ment with the proceeds to go to the Arohanui Hospice. Since then it has become a very popular annual fun day of bridge and attracts players from many different areas. This year we had people from New Ply- mouth, Stratford, Waikanae, Palmerston North, Wanganui and of course lots of support from Feilding. The winners had a record score in the morning which meant they were going to be extremely hard to head off and were the father/daughter pairing of Mike Parr and Yvonne Pene. They were closely followed by Maurice O Reilly and Doreen Nicolson. The proceeds over the years total over $13,000 and Clare Randell from Arohanui Hospice came to visit at the end of the day to receive this year s donation of $1150. We have just held our Rotational Teams event on Monday nights which had a very exciting finish as only three points separated the first four teams. The winning team was Dale Bain, Peg Taylor, Christine Allardice and Eileen Fair, so Dale was very proud of her girls ! We are also sad to farewell Lynda Evans who has been a member for 35 years. We will miss her presence and input. RANGITIKEI CLUB NEWS Sustainable Rangitikei Many people grow fruit and veges in their backyards fol- lowing organic principles. But the step from there to getting organic certification and selling produce can seem too big. Anyone interested in getting properly certified but thinks it s too expensive, too hard or just not achievable, should think again. Dee Turner from the Organic Farm NZ certification pro- gramme and certified Whan- ganui grower Dave Aislabie will be at the next Sustainable Rangitikei meeting to talk about how small producers can approach organic certification. This will be especially useful for people who would like to be able to supply products to organic retailers such as the shop which is planned for High St.Organic Farm NZ is a peer review system designed specifi- cally for small scale producers focused on local and domestic markets, which could apply to a lot of Rangitikei growers. If there are enough people prepared to commit in this area, they could establish their own pod group for reviews. Between them, Dee and Dave should be able to answer any questions about the process of conversion and certification. It would be great to see a cluster of certified growers in the area -- this could be the start of something great. The meeting is tonight, July 26 at 7pm at ICENZ (the old dental clinic), 373 Wellington Rd. RANGITIKEI CLUBS Scottish evening entertaining By DEBBIE BENTON On the beat: Playing of a drum salute by Turakina lad Finlay Benton and Cameron Hurn from Palmerston North at Turakina Caledonian Society's gathering. Photo: SUPPLIED The kilts and tartan were out in force on July 13 at the Ben Nevis Tavern in Turakina. This was the third annual Not Quite a Burns Night run by the Turakina Caledonian Society. As expected, the evening revolved around all things Scottish and rounds of an evening-long quiz were interspersed with a varied mix of enter- tainment. This year there was a group of six highland dancers, Rebekah and Emily Gribbon from Mar- ton, Shania and Alinka Graham from Turakina, Bethany Stanton from Marton and Yasmine Hunter from Feilding. Jimmy Whittle was in fine voice accompanied by society chief Bruce Cameron on the small pipes. Neil Boyd recited a hilarious ditty titled Turakina Tatties and the highlight of the evening was the playing of a drum salute by local lad Finlay Benton and Cameron Hurn from Palmer- ston North. Even a piper was heard to exclaim that it was very exciting to listen to. The traditional haggis ceremony preceded an excellent supper with Jimmy Whittle giving the Robbie Burns address to the haggis. The society is now making preparations for its next event, It s All About Whiskey , this will be held on the evening of Thursday, October 4 at the Ben Nevis Tavern. More information can be found on the website turakina highlandgames.co.nz.
October 4th 2012
July 19th 2012