Auckland Baptist Tramping Club


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A total of 42 people came along for this ever-popular Club event, which took place at Carey Baptist College in Penrose. We had our mix-and-mingle over drinks at 5pm and sat down to a yummy dinner at 5:45pm.

We went into the chapel room at 7:15pm to begin our meeting. Beulah Wood began with devotions about the Lord being our Shepherd, using photos she had taken in India 10-12 years ago. He is our shepherd, we are His sheep.  He watches over us because we are willing as He wants us to be. We are commanded to feed His lambs and take care of His sheep. He goes after the lost sheep to find it. God carries His sheep close to His heart, puts the sheep ahead sacrificing for them if necessary. God calls His sheep by name and leads them out. He is the gate, anyone who goes through him will be cared for. God puts the sheep before Himself. He nurtures and restores, and leads beside the quiet waters. God guides us along the right paths, we are rested and fear no evil. He nourishes us and protects us with his rod and staff. The staff protects, rescues and gives steadiness. The rod is long and light, and used to guide or give correction, neither of these are for beating us up. God stands and shepherds us in His strength, we recognise His voice and follow Him.

The 40th Anniversary Banner was rolled out and we sang the Jubilee Theme Song that was set to the familiar tune Home On The Range, unlike the song for the 25th anniversary in 2004 that had an unfamiliar melody. Barbara Langridge and Don Eade played their guitars.

Barbara presented cards to veterans Delsie Guy for her involvement with the social side of the Club in the 1980s, Leo Hobbis for his involvement over the years, Tony Goodwin in absentia having been a vice-president for three years, and Garry Sheeran who had been the treasurer, vice-president and president and also produced the two anniversary books, Stepping Out in 2004, and the brand new 40 Years In The Wilderness. The initial copy of 40 Years In The Wilderness was shown, copies for sale were yet to be printed.

We then had our photographic competition. Cathie Black did an excellent job of leading us through a digital presentation of photos in our 40th anniversary photo competition. The entries were excellent and covered 8 different categories (as per the annual FMC photo competitions). As the slides were being shown, we ticked voting papers to determine the winners of each category.

The AGM followed, with the election of:
Office Holders:  Barbara Langridge (President)
                         Paul Ungemuth (Vice President)
                         Barbara Steel (Treasurer)
                         Jocelyn Brodie (Secretary)
Executive: John McCarthy, David Walker, Murray Black, Tina Chen, Roger Donnell, Mark Paynter.

The competition winners were announced. The results of the photographic competition were announced:
Category 1 (Above the bush line no human element):
FIRST: Nelson Young "SUNRISE OVER THE MATTERHORN"
RUNNER UP: Phillip Donnell - GREEN LAKE FROM THE HUNTER RIDGE
Category 2 (Above the bush line with human element):
FIRST: Nelson Young "HIGH PATH IN THE AUSTRIAN ALPS"
RUNNER UP: Katrina Tulip - SENTINEL PASS, BANF NP
Category 3 (Below the bush line no human element):
FIRST: Bryan Schroeder "THE SUN SHINES THROUGH THE MIST"
RUNNER UP: Barbara Langridge - A VIEW ACROSS WAIMAKIRI VALLEY
Category 4 (Below the bush line human):
FIRST: Kim Jones "HELPING OTHERS"
RUNNER UP: Carl Yang - TONGARIRO TEMPTATION
Category 5 (Historical):
FIRST: Alasdair Nicholl "STREAM CROSSING - CAREFUL TONY!"
RUNNER UP: Barbara Langridge - LOOKING DOWN ON LAKE ANGELUS, NELSON LAKES NP
Category 6 (Native Flora and Fauna):
FIRST: Bryan Schroeder "$50 FUNGI"
RUNNER UP: Barbara Langridge - A FRIENDLY BLACK ROBIN ON THE OLD GHOST ROAD.
Category 7 (Hut life Humour):
FIRST: Kim Jones A FAMILIAR SCENE: CLOTHES DRYING"
RUNNER UP: Carl Yang - A RANGER AT PINNACLE HUT
Category 8 (Inspirational):
FIRST: Hua Dai "KNOWING THE SOURCE OF GRACE ON THE TRAMP"
RUNNER UP: Kim Jones - GREAT IS YOUR FAITHFULNESS

The meeting concluded at 9:10pm.
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