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.
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
Office Holders: Barbara Langridge (President)
Paul Ungemuth (Vice
Barbara Steel (Treasurer)
Executive: John McCarthy, David Walker, Murray Black, Tina Chen, Roger Donnell,
The competition winners were announced. The results of the photographic competition
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
(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
Category 6 (Native Flora and Fauna):
FIRST: Bryan Schroeder "$50 FUNGI"
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
Category 8 (Inspirational):
FIRST: Hua Dai "KNOWING THE SOURCE OF GRACE ON THE TRAMP"
UP: Kim Jones - GREAT IS YOUR FAITHFULNESS
The meeting concluded at 9:10pm.