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Meeting dates for Northland for the coming year:
The following dates have been selected for our workshop/area days for 2018/2019
12th May at Cirrine Ward's home at 31 Plunket Street, Dargaville -
this has been arranged to allow a 90 year old member (who is now in a rest home) to attend.
14th July at Evelyn Ashby's home 5 Kennedy Street, Opua. Bay of Islands
15th September at Evelyn Ashby's home
17th November - Christmas meeting - At Evelyn Ashby's home
23rd March 2019 at Evelyn Ashby's home
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 for 2018 are:
August Saturday 18th
November Saturday 17th
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)
Tuesday July 3rd 2018.
Saturday September 1st. 2018.
Tuesday November 6th 2018.
Saturday March 23rd 2019 ( also 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
2018 April (No meeting)
May 2nd Joint Marie Forsyth 311 Mangaowata Road Whangamomona
July 18th Joint Mokau
August 1st Club Taumarunui
September 5th Joint Mokau.
October 3rd Club Taumarunui
November 7th Club Mokau.
December 5th Joint Taumarunui
February 13th Club Mokau.
March 6th Joint Taumarunui.
April 3rd A G M Okahukura.
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.
Dates for Taranaki Area for the year:
July 14th in New Plymouth
September 8th in Stratford
November 10th in New Plymouth
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
May 18th 19th 20th 21st
August 10th 11th 12th 13th
Contact Janet Stuart
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates for Area Days 2018
5th May 2018 - AGM
21st July 2018
22nd September 2018
17th November 2018
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
Enquiries: please contact Beulah Farland Tel. 06 355 5725
Our Club Days:
MMK - 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 email@example.com
Enquiries please contact Ann Cooper 03 5484508 firstname.lastname@example.org
Enquiries please contact Shirley Sinclair 03 578 1851 email@example.com
Dates for our Canterbury Area Workshop days for 2018 are to be advised.
Venue: Lounge of the Chapel Street Methodist Church Complex, cnr Harewood Road and Chapel Street, Papanui Christchurch. Entrance off the Car park. Time: 10.15am - 2.45pm
Councillors Jo Johnson ph 03 313 8681 Yvonne Jordan ph (03) 942 3795 Secretary Helen Angus (03)355 3030
The church and hall with its incorporated rooms have been rebuilt and newly opened at Christmas; hence the change in venue from the Reece room to the lounge. We have not tried it out yet but hope it will be fine.
Councillors Jo Johnson Ph 03 3138681 and Yvonne Jordan 03 9423795, or Secretary Helen Angus 03 3553030
The Christchurch Knitting Machine Club meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month
(February - November) at The Aspire Centre 314 Worcester Street, Christchurch 7.30- 9pm
Demonstrations are on Brother knitting machines. Enquiries: Jean Knott Secretary Ph: 03 3814565
Area Contact: Jo Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org
June 13 78A McKenzie Street, GERALDINE
February 13 2019
April 10. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Meetings are held in the CHURCH STREET BIBLE CHAPEL, TIMARU at 10.30 a.m.
Contact Shirley Anderson email@example.com
Otago Area Club Meetings: Area Contact: Margaret Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
Next Area day: at Margaret Smith’s home 33 Lanark Street, Mosgiel at 1:15 p.m. Please advise
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 to be advised
Invercargill Machine Knitters Club:
Monthly meeting - 1st Thursday of the month at 7.30pm
For further information contact:
President Sharon McEwan 03 230 4543
Secretary Pat Patterson 03 230 4998
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.
Contact Rosemary Pettersson Tel. 03 208 4489
Area Contact: Anne Baxter email@example.com
Bay of Plenty
Please advise: in Tauranga at Robyns Cottage, 147 Chadwick Rd, Greerton, Tauranga (next door to Pizza Hut).
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, 7 Taranui Place, Ohauiti, Tauranga 3112. Home Ph. 07 571 2157 Shop: Ph 07-5786861
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