From The President’s Desk (January 2011)

Happy New Year everybody.

How are you? I hope you are in good health. How is every one enjoying this summer? I hope you put on heaps of sunblock. How was your Christmas and I hope you got lots of presents – Filipino always have lots of food for their
family and friends, but not drinking much for us. As for me before Christmas one of my boys was in the hospital for two weeks, but luckily he was out before Christmas. Sometimes life sucks! We all have different problems, but we have to solve our own problems, or we need someone to talk to, to help us. We need to look after our family and our health – life is short, so enjoy yourself and be thankful for what we have.

Thank you to all those who helped with the carolling this year – the singers from New Plymouth, Inglewood, Stratford and Urenui, and thank you for your donations which keep us going.

The Christmas Party was good with us all having fun singing Christmas songs
and dancing.

On February 12 the Society is holding a Valentines party and dance at the Fred Tucker Memorial Hall in Bell Block starting at 6:30 pm. This is a pot luck tea and please dress up in something with red on it (shoes, dress, belt, hats – anything with red). Come along and have fun and bring your children along – there will be games and prizes.

On February 15 we have our barbeque at Ngamutu Beach from 10 am onwards. Bring your own food, drinks, cutlery, plates, glasses, swimming togs and towels. Every body is welcome to enjoy the day swimming – please look after your own children in the water. I hope you all have fun and we will have a game and prizes for the kids.

March 26 is the Multi-ethnic weekend with dancing and cooking. The dancing is being organised by Gemma Evans, so if you have spare time or would like to dance with Gemma please ring (06) 751 5406 or 021 0231 9158. I am in charge of the cooking, so if you are interested in helping please give me a call – we need your help, along with any suggestions of what we can cook for the Multi-ethnic Extravaganza.

Thank You.
Ulinda Sandford

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