Kapiti Olives visit is cancelled today

Today's visit to Kapiti Olives is cancelled (postponed) until a later date, possibly in the new year.  

Unfortunately, the weather has turned really bad, and although there is a large barn there, the walk around the Olive Grove won't be pleasant.

Have a great Xmas and we'll see you in the new year.

**FINAL function 2019:

Rainbow Club - Coffee & Cake
When: Friday 13th December, 2pm
Where: Te Horo
What: Come along, share a cuppa and a chat!
NB: This is Ian and Gilbert’s old home, who were Rainbow
members for many years.

Des Smith on our soapbox!

Our Soapbox guest speaker in October was the wonderful Des Smith. 
Along with his husband John, they visited New York for Stonewall’s 50th anniversary earlier this year.  
You can see Des’ soapbox chat here…

Spring Country Ramble

Thanks to Gary for a wonderful day out in the country, rambling around and exploring places we’ve never seen before…from unique clocks to the amazing herb garden!
Our group of ten arrived in Colyton on a perfectly sunny spring day at the Ginger Bird Café.
The coffee was great and the service excellent. Some even commented that they would return another day to try their enticing Lunch Menu. It was a short walk along the road to Colyton Clocks where we entertained for about one hour by John the owner. Over the years he has amassed over 3000 clocks of all styles shapes and sizes. The building that houses the clocks used to be a church
in the centre of Palmerston North and was purchased and moved there about twenty years ago.
From here it was a ten minute drive to the Herb Farm where we chose our cafe lunch and sat on a long bench in the garden. We then had a enjoyable stroll  around the garden walkway.
It was a nice look in the shop before making our purchases and departing after an enjoyable day.

Luncheon in Waikanae

Thanks to Bruce and Gary for hosting our October luncheon at their home in Waikanae, and also to Des for being our guest on the Soapbox!

Eric Randerson 1931-2019

Everyone in the Kapiti Rainbow Club will remember Eric Randerson with fondness, a much loved and devoted member of the Club who died in Palmerston North Hospital at 5am this morning (Sunday 21 st July) after a brief illness.  

Eric was a week off his 89th birthday, that he would have celebrated next Saturday night at our mid-winter dinner. 
Craig Garner and Philip Quinn; Glen and neighbour Ngaire Pinkham, were with Eric at the hospital on Saturday, and Glen and Ngaire were with Eric when he passed early this morning.

A funeral service for Eric will be held 11am, Thursday 25th July at St Mary’s Catholic Church, ‘Pukekaraka’, 
 4 Convent Road, Otaki (Convent Road is an extension of Te Rauparaha Street, off Main Street, Otaki).
All club members and friends are cordially invited to attend this celebration of Eric’s life.

New committee elected at Annual Meeting

2019 Rainbow Club Committee -  (L-R)  Craig Garner (treasurer); Gary Tweddle; Les Church (president); David Taylor; Christopher Drinkwater (secretary); Michael Moore.

Annual General Meeting in Levin, Sunday 28th April

The Rainbow Club will hold it's Annual General Meeting at Thompson House, Levin

12.30 pm, Sunday, 28th April 2019
The meeting will be followed by our traditional BYO pot luck lunch

May function at Waikanae

Lunch at Waikanae, hosted by Chris and Liam 

When: From noon, Sunday, 26th May 2019
Where: Waikanae
Format: A pot luck sausage sizzle!  Liam and Chris will provide the meat. Members should bring sides/salads & desserts as well as something to drink.

Raffle draw time at our February lunch

Sixteen members gathered on a glorious day at Kerry Moore's in Wanganui. There was swimming in the pool and plenty to eat!  Thanks, Kerry, for giving us such a good time and for generously donating your host's expenses allowance back to the club.