Spring Newsletter 2022


 The weather continues to be fickle, some local bush walking paths are still closed, walking paths are muddy and train strikes have added to the fray.  A number of activities have had to be changed or cancelled at the last minute which has been frustrating for both leaders and participants.  We are so grateful for all those who have soldiered on despite the obstacles.

August has been a sad month for us.  Anne Royters whose story and approach to life touched so many members, passed away on 4 August.  Anyone who came into contact with Anne was in awe of her positive attitude and fighting spirit.   Then on 12 August, Judy Engall, an active member and committee member, had a horrible accident while cycling.  Details are scant, there was apparently no collision, she came off her bike and fell onto her head.  On 20 August, she succumbed to the serious head injuries incurred.  Both Anne and Judy were very positive and vibrant members of our club, they will be missed by all those who knew them.

We seem to be hurtling towards the end of the year so need to start thinking about the Christmas Party and AGM scheduled on 3 December.  There are more details in the newsletter – please put the date into your calendars.

We are looking forward to Spring, more sunshine and more activities.  Keep a close eye on the program, some activities are at short notice or have limited numbers, so don’t miss out.


Penny Howes