Auckland Baptist Tramping Club

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The AGM Dinner is always a well-supported highlight of the Club year, and this year was no exception with 47 people showing up at the Carey Baptist College in Penrose. The event began at 5:30pm with the customary mix-and-mingle over drinks.
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We sat down to dinner at 5:50pm, soup and rolls being served to the tables adorned with pink camellia posies. We took turns table by table to help ourselves to a smorgasbord of ham and vegies, and later to a dessert selection of apple crumble, cream and ice cream.
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George Booth, the national director of Operational Mobilisation, gave an interesting talk about TEA, ten-week discipleship and evangelism training programme with OM in New Zealand that includes tramping and other outdoor challenges.
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The AGM proper followed. President Barbara gave a report of the Club over the past year, focussing on Active Members, Biblical Focus, Tramping Opportunities and Committee Business, and quoting Psalm 18:46 - The Lord lives! Praise be to my rock! Exalted be God my Saviour! The Lord has taken us through and helped us. John then presented a slideshow of Club trips and activities from August 07 to July 08 set to jazz music before Joy gave the treasurerís report. Voting papers were handed out and scrutineers appointed for the election of the new executive for the coming year. The nominations for the officers and committee all passed the confidence vote. Barbara Langridge continues as president, Nelson Young as vice-president, Eileen Jacobsen as secretary, and Joy Whitehead as treasurer. Committee members David Walker, John McCarthy, Roger Donnell, Linda Sutton, Gary Thompson, and Steve Calley were joined by newcomer Carole Thornton. Thank you cards were handed out to Sonia, Stuart and Jill who chose not to stand again for the exec. Two new proposals were accepted by show-of-hands - Val presented the idea of an annual challenge event, and Lynley shared her vision of a photo competition. Peter O explained the contents of a survival kit that trampers are recommended to take with them on all trips. The new committee came to the front to be prayed for by Peter before Barbara shared a photographic reflection on How to live Life and closed the meeting with prayer.

COST: $25