Well the AGM has come and gone and we are all back along with a couple of newbies so we must be doing ok, and we are all looking forward to the coming year.
In-between the AGM and measure night I managed to get out for a hunt into the Kaimanawas with a rifle instead of a camera and managed to secure a very nice meat animal. A long carry but a good one and the weather was stunning but cold.
Our measure night was well patronized and some great looking antlered heads turned up along with a couple of nice Tahr and goat heads. We could have had a few more so we need to work on this. The photographic section had some great pics but was well down on numbers, but on the positive side it was a great night, awesome raffle prizes and even better conversations and catching up with everyone, not forgetting the awesome job our measurers and judges did on the night. A huge congratulation to all the winners and place getters of all the categories and not forgetting all the people that missed out, your turn will come keep going it will happen. If I can get second in the sika heads with a score 68 5/8ths which when I shot it he still had milk on its lips so anybody can win – bring them in.
The clubrooms are coming on nicely, wall panels are up batons on, floor coverings renewed and looking fantastic but still a bit to go. There are some working bee dates set so hope to see you all there you will get notifications about them.
We had our first committee meeting of the new term on Tuesday which went well with some positive outcomes and a good turnout. There were discussions about a big club hunt down to the South Island could be Tahr or something along those lines, will keep everyone informed as we progress with this. Conference is coming up in July and I will be tripping down to Christchurch as a delegate for the club with Trevor our Vice President as an observer. It should be a good trip, as was last year in Auckland. Well I think I have covered most things that are on the go at the mo and no doubt will be writing to you all again in next month’s newsletter so keep safe keep warm.