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Hawke's Bay Branch visit to Gwavas - November 2022 27 November 2022

Hawke's Bay Branch visit to Gwavas - November 2022

At the request of our hosts at Gwavas Homestead and Gardens we brought our Christmas Coach trip forward one week.  Unfortunately due to clashing with various other activities, numbers were slightly down on previous years.   However, the 52 that did attend thoroughly enjoyed the end of year function. 
Hawke's Bay Branch coach trip October 2022 13 October 2022

Hawke's Bay Branch coach trip October 2022

Once again a full coach load of Hawke’s Bay Founders members headed south to Central Hawke’s Bay. After enduring the wettest winter in recent years, it was good to have a gloriously sunny, mild day that showed the countryside at its best. Although there was plenty of standing water, particularly in the Te Aute area, everything looked very green with spring growth to add variety.

Hawke's Bay branch trip September 2022 23 September 2022

Hawke's Bay branch trip September 2022

A “week day trip” wow, this was something very new for Hawke’s Bay members!  As usual, our members know to “expect the unexpected”.  This trip certainly did not disappoint.  A hail shower at lunch time, then “escorted” on our drive home by a Pilot Vehicle, with “Wide Load” sign.

Hawke's Bay branch members meeting - August 2022 1 September 2022

Hawke's Bay branch members meeting - August 2022

On Sunday 21st August sixty-six Members attended our Branch annual “Members Meeting” held at the Taradale Anglican Church hall.   Branch President, Paddy Bayley presented two new members with their membership certificates and badges.

Hawke's Bay Branch winter lunch 8 July 2022

Hawke's Bay Branch winter lunch

Once again, the historic Cheval Room at the Hastings Racecourse was an ideal venue for members of the Hawke's Bay branch of the New Zealand Founders Society to meet for their annual winter lunch. 
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