Normal monthly meeting – LotM OPQ and Guest Speaker
Right, so who likes a bit of adventure mixed with a bit of culture, a bit of history, a bit of lunch and a bit of good company? If YOU do, read on.
Paul D, bloody good rooster, has come up with the idea that anyone who is interested could meet at Protranz, 23 Broughs Rd, in Harewood at 0830 on the 14th of August. From there we jump on a bus and head for Geraldine.
We’ll visit the Geraldine Vintage Car and Machinery Museum in the morning for a good old sniff around before having lunch at a local cafe. After lunch we’ll be taking a short drive out of town to a private military museum for the really juicy stuff…
After that we’ll hopefully be able to drop into the local RSA for some “refreshments” before heading back to the big smoke at a time yet to be determined, but I’m guessing it’ll be in time for dinner. No promises though.
Canterbury Branch is footing the bill for the bus – woohoo – but you’ll still need to bring your wallet. $25 (cash only) covers the two museum visits. Lunch could be cheap (BYO sammitches) or expensive (it’s Bluff oyster season, after all) depending on how you roll. And while the RSA might be serving drinks, they won’t be on the house.
If you’re keen, and if you’ve still got a pulse you should be, give Paul a call on 0276192217 and he’ll reserve a seat for you.
Saturday 11th September 2021
Balmarino / Nightmarch Rooms, Members Stand
Riccarton Park, Christchurch
There will be an electronic catalogue available from Monday 16th August via National Editor and our branch website www.antiquearms.co.nz.
We will have display tables of militaria and sales tables of military and general firearm items
For all enquiries relating to the auction please contact:
Auction Convenor: Rod Wilcock Cell: 027 6469 700
Our club (your club) needs members to step up…
We need new members for the Committee so we can continue to plan and carry out the sort of events that make a club appealing to existing and new members. Committee members don’t last forever, we need keen and enthusiastic members to be jostling for position. Have you got any ideas? It’s a great way to be heard!
We need new Club Officers too. From President to Librarian, from Editor to Secretary, from whatever to everything else – these people are just volunteers and often feel like a break after a term or two,
so why not YOU have a go? The AGM is looming, so ask yourself – “What can I do for my club?”
But probably most importantly of all, we need new members. Every day, every one of us is another day older. All of the stuff we care about as a club will be forgotten along with us if we let apathy continue to sit in the room. How about everyone tries to “bring a friend” to meetings a couple of times a year? Less than a fifth of the C Licensed people in New Zealand are members of Antique Arms – why is that???
I’ve talked to the Editor about this (my 16 year old daughter) and asked her what it would take for her generation to become interested. She gave me some very interesting feedback which I’ll be discussing with the Committee at out next meeting.
We certainly don’t need our young people, our members in waiting, thinking we’re just like the media would describe us, so let’s get some along and let them make up their own minds.
So ask yourself again – “What can I do for my club?”