Bay of Plenty Branch

Chairperson

Rob Hicks - Phone 07 548 0110

Secretary/Treasurer

Maree Lewis - Phone 07 573 6868

Email

mareentom@yahoo.com

Postal Address

4 Cooney Place, Te Puke 3119

Fees: $35 in first year of membership, thereafter $25 per annum.

Meeting Dates

Queries to Sec/Treas Maree ph 07 573 6868 please, dates and times below are subject to change.

2019 programme:

Pre-Christmas Lunch and meeting - Sunday 17th November 12 noon, Te Puke Hotel.

The usual Raffles will be held, and some entertainment is possible, so come and enjoy. Your meal (Roast pork or Fish ‘n Chips) @ $25.00. Drinks, Dessert, Coffee & Tea are extra, and will be available after the meeting should you want to sit and chat. Our National President Paddy hopes to join us. There is an important award to be made to one of our members, and this will be a surprise and a great pleasure to many of you. Hopefully there will be a good attendance, and we might get a good photograph of a “first” for BOP.

Please call your rep to RSVP for the pre-Christmas Luncheon. Important!!! Thea for Kati/Waihi 5490583; Jocelyn for Rotorua-3477204; Sonia for Whk/Opo – 3157411 and all the rest to Maree 075736868. Advise Fish or Roast Pork ???

Trevor Levis has died aged 91, the last surviving male of a family which had arrived to farm south of Paengaroa in the late 1800s. Their first home was in a cave, and the track from Maketu to Rotorua (marked by tall manuka sticks) passed through their land; this is now SH2. Great hardships were endured, but a stunning dairy farm emerged. It is now all kiwifruit. Some years ago Trevor brought his wonderful old farming photographs to show us, and he talked about “Old Paengaroa”. Our sympathy to Nola and their daughters.