Hi choristers,

A very successful AGM was held recently and a big thankyou for the great attendance.

We had a very robust discussion on the alterations to the Constitution and it was finally brought to a good conclusion. A SGM was held the following week to vote on the finished product and it is now in the hands of the The Registrar of The Incorporate Society.

Your committee for 2006 is as follows

Jeanne Mellamphy President

Philip Symonds Vice President

Jack Watson Secretary

Mark James Treasurer

Jan McCartain A cappella liason and rep. to the Palm Beach Progressive

Marie Watson

Pat Atkin

Andy Spence

Musical Director Richard Melville

George Hudson has been asked if he will continue to be our Patron, and Marion Knight has agreed to phone you all if we need to tell you something urgently.

At our recent committee meeting it was decided that we would like to have more social occasions, eg. Shows, trips etc. Your thoughts and input is expected on this and so as is expected of us our first decision was to cancel the BBQ and have lunch at a vineyard instead. We had an excellent response to this and we will give you a date, venue and cost shortly. Partners are invited and the Choral Society will subsidise all paid up members .Subs are due ,as from the AGM , and most of them are in . Mark will be available on Tuesday nights and if you wish to post them the box number is Waiheke Choral Society, PO box 333 Oneroa.It would help if you could pop your sub in an envelope with name, address and phone number, and we can then update our phone list.

Black folders are available so please ask for one if you need it

The forthcoming concert Mainly Mozart is coming along very well and it is fantastic to hear the men in full voice. It will be held in St. Peters Church and the date will be advised shortly.

A few choir members have been up to no good lately, what with a broken foot ,a broken arm, dodgy knees, grazed shins and a crook elbow , I think we’d better take more water with it next time. Anyway, we wish you all well and watch where you are going. Mind you, we must be a tough lot because we still all turn up to choir. Autumn is here and Winter is just around the corner with all its attendant ills. Daylight saving is over so we are traveling in the dark. It will get very wet and cold even though the met has had it all wrong lately. Coughs and colds are lurking in the wings so get your flu jab. Please don’t think you will be letting choir down if you stay home with a cold, you don’t need to be generous with your germs. So stay home and look after yourself, you will get better much more quickly.

Andy and Meya have started a ballroom class at MORRA hall, Fridays 7.00pm to 8.30pm. Cost will be $40.00 inclusive and MORRA will be holding a fund raising Winter Dance on Sat. June 10th. Ph 3727100, so you can show off your new skills

The Festival Players are performing Talking Heads, by Alan Bennett, Three Monologues, The Outside Dog, Bed Among The Lentils, and a Lady of Letters . Brenda Vale and Fiona McBride are performing in it and Chris Bailey is the Producer . Alan Bennett is a prolific writer of plays and Radio and Tv scripts and has a biting wit . The venue is Artworks, April 15th to April 23rd. So please go along and enjoy it.

Happy Birthday for April to Janet Pullan, Judy Hudson and Ron Jamieson. Ron and Sylvia are shortly leaving the Island to live in Kerikeri, we will miss you both and we wish you all the best in your new home.

Just to remind you that we have a very good website which Mark updates regularly, so if you want to know what the committee is up to ant the newsletters please log on to www.geocities.com/waihekechoral.

Well that is all I have for you now , and if you have anything you would like to tell the choir about please let me know and I will put it in the newsletter.

Jeanne Mellamphy

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