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Meeting dates for Northland for the coming year :
May 18th, Jul. 20th, Sep. 21st, Nov. 16th. 2020: Mar. 21st
Any changes will be advised
All our workshops are being held at the home of Evelyn Ashby, 5 Kennedy Street, Opua, Bay of Islands, commencing at 10am.
We would welcome new members or any visitors for the day.
For further information contact Rose Walker 09 4067084 email@example.com
Our Area Days are as follows:
24 Aug 2019, 16 Nov 2019
All workshops are held at the Pakuranga Baptist Church Lounge, 219 Ti Rakau Drive (enter from 2 Fremantle Place)
9:30am - tea/coffee available.
Workshops begin 10am and finish 2pm.
Feb, Apr & Aug - bring own lunch, Nov bring finger food for a shared lunch.
Visitors are welcome to our workshops and local club meetings.
For further information contact: Jan Lynch-Blosse Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Ph 0274 975441 (Auckland Area President)
July 10th, September 14th, November 13th, March 28th 2020 including AGM.
Waikato Area workshops are held at the Presbyterian Church Hall, Canada Street, Morrinsville.
9.30am cup of tea and 10am start. Bring own lunch - cup of tea / coffee supplied
For further information Contact Rose Fitness email@example.com Ph 07 884 8576
112b Stanley Avenue, Te Aroha, 3320
Any knitter visiting our Area is most welcome to attend both Workshops and Club Meetings..
Enquiries, please contact Faye Lister firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel. 06 867 9784
Enquiries, please contact Glenis Dalziel ph.06 8356404, email@example.com
King Country Area
President- Gaye Hall Ph. 07 878 5969
Secretary- Marie Forsyth 06 762 5524
Treasurer- Eilish Hagenson 06-752 9181
Newsletter Editor- Barbara Kilgour Ph. 07 877 7554
Meeting Dates: Link to 2019/2020 Meeting Dates
We have joined both clubs into one so when there is an area day close to a club day we have combined the days.
All Mokau days will be held at Eilish Hagensons’ home
All Taumarunui days will be held at the Club rooms Taumarunui. Arts Centre, Hakaaha Street, contact Gaye Hall 07 878 5969
All meetings start with a cuppa at 9.30am, any information required, please contact:
Gaye Hall 07 8785969, Nell Tarrant 07 8966284, or Eilish Hagenson 06 7529181. Everyone welcome
Anyone wishing to attend our meetings please contact one of the above Nos., everyone is most welcome.
Taranaki [link to photos on Areas page]
Dates for Taranaki Area for the year:
Knit Ins for 2019
July 13th in Stratford
September 14th in New Plymouth
November 9th in Stratford
All New Plymouth Knit Ins are at Disabled Citizen Craft Rooms 83 Hine Street and
all Stratford Knit Ins are at St John Rooms Regan Street
All Area Day Knit-Ins start at 9.30am with a cuppa and demos start at 10.00.
The day finishes approx. 3.00pm with afternoon tea.
For details contact Janet Stuart 06 769 6169 or Maureen Whale 06 759 2334
Eltham Weekend Workshops
August 16th to 19th
October 18th to 21st
Contact Janet Stuart firstname.lastname@example.org
Stratford Club meet in the St. John Hall, Regan Street, Stratford, on the 4th Sunday afternoon each month
Contact Elaine Were 06 765 7352
New Plymouth club meet on the 3rd Tuesday evening at the Disabled Citizens Craft Rooms.
Contact Maureen Whale 06 759 2334 or Janet Stuart 06 769 6169
Enquiries please contact Pat Moran email@example.com
Manawatu [link to photo on Areas page]
Dates for Area Days 2019:
Area Days: 25th May 2019, 31st Aug 2019, 16th Nov 2019
These Teach-Ins start with a "cuppa" at 9.30 and then the meeting starts 10.00am.
These days will be held at the St.John Ambulance Hall, Bowen Street, Feilding.
A warm welcome will be given to visitors from other Areas
Our Enquiries Contact is now - Carol Leith - Ph 06 3683925 or 021 1339665
Our Club Days:
Rose City Knitters - 2nd Monday every Month, at Literacy Centre, 131 Manchester St, Feilding, beginning at 11.30am
Contact - Kay Holland - 06 323 9069
K2Club - 4th Thursday every Month at 7pm for summer months and 3rd Saturday at 9.30am from May to August, at Mary Avery’s, 24 Tudor Grove, Fielding, contact - Mary Avery - 06 323 4072
Passap Plus - 4th Monday every Month at 11.30am at Jenny Goyne’s, 28 Lancaster street, Levin.
Contact - Carol Leith - 06 3683925
Enquiries please contact Alan Codyre firstname.lastname@example.org
Enquiries please contact Ann Cooper 03 5484508 email@example.com
Enquiries please contact Shirley Sinclair 03 578 1851 firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshop days for 2019: May 25th, August 3rd, November 2nd
Venue: Kiwi Family Trust Building 420 St Asaph street Christchurch (NB change of venue).
There is plenty of on-street and off-street parking.
Time: 10.15AM- 2.45PM . Shared lunch
Enquiries to Jo Johnson, Ph 03 3138681 Email: email@example.com, or Helen Angus, Ph 03 3553030 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Christchurch Knitting Machine Club meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month
(February - November) also at Kiwi Family Trust building 420 St Asaph Street and the contact in Jean Robinson. 7.30- 9pm
Demonstrations are on Brother knitting machines. Enquiries: Jean Robinson Secretary Ph: 03 3814565
Area Contact: Jo Johnson email@example.com
Area Meetings: 78A McKenzie Street, GERALDINE June 12
April 8. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Meetings are held in the CHURCH STREET BIBLE CHAPEL, TIMARU at 10.30 a.m.
Contact Shirley Anderson firstname.lastname@example.org
Otago Area Club Meetings: Area Contact: Margaret Smith email@example.com
Next Area Day 18th May, 2019 at 1:15 pm. Margaret Smith’s residence 33a Lanark Street, Mosgiel.
Bring any knitting you have been doing for show and tell. A small plate for afternoon tea.
Taieri Club - Contact person Margaret Smith (meeting venues to be confirmed) Tel. 03 4847488 or 027 2016888
Passap Club - 4th Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Val Payne’s 21 Watson Street Green Island. Phone 488 3511
Passap Electronic: Time and place set at meetings. Contact Val Payne 488 3511.
Next Area workshop day: Please advise
Invercargill Machine Knitters Club:
Monthly meeting - 1st Thursday of the month at 7.30pm
For further information contact:
President : Carol Watson 17 Craig Street Waikiwi Invercargill 9810
Tel: 03 2157309 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Linda Batson 89 Salford Street Windsor Invercargill 9810
Tel: 03 2172708 Email: lmb89 @xtra.co.nz
New members welcome
Eastern Southland Machine Knitters Club meets the 4th Thursday
evening of every month at the Hokonui Fellowship meeting room
in Redmond Street, Gore, at 8pm during daylight saving hours and
at 7.30pm during normal time.
For further details. please contact Marilyn Clement Ph 03 2089446 Email: email@example.com
Area Contact: Anne Baxter firstname.lastname@example.org
Bay of Plenty
Saturday 20th July - Owners and Trainers Lounge, Rotorua Racecourse, Fenton St, Rotorua
Sunday 15th September - Robyn's Cottage, 147 Chadwick Rd, Greerton Tauranga
Sunday 23rd November - Robyn's Cottage, 147 Chadwick Rd, Greerton Tauranga (changed from 24th November)
Saturday 15th February 2020 - Owners and Trainers Lounge, Rotorua Racecourse, Fenton St, Rotorua
April AGM - TBA
Time: 9.30am to 3/3.30pm. Tea/Coffee provided. Bring your own lunch.
Anyone in the Area are invited to attend these very informative and fun days.
Enquiries: Rex Parker, (President) 7 Taranui Place, Ohauiti, Tauranga 3112. Home Ph. 07 571 2157 Shop: Ph 07-5786861
Society Officers 2018 - 2019
President: Maureen Whale email@example.com
North Island V.P This position is currently vacant.
South Island V.P Margaret Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Ann Banks email@example.com
Treasurer: Dianna Fenerty firstname.lastname@example.org
Newsletter Editor: Katrina Bush email@example.com
Website Co-Ordinator: Ann Cooper firstname.lastname@example.org
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National Festival 2019 Newsletter available here for download
To be held at
Burns Lodge, Mosgiel 18 to 22 June 2019
available on site
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