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TUESDAY, 8 October 2019


Our guest speaker today is Celia Caughey, Celia was born and raised in Auckland, attended Diocesan School for Girls and then completed a BA/LLB (Hons) at the University of Auckland. She went on to study comparative law at Saarbrucken University in Germany and undertook postgraduate study at Oxford University before returning to New Zealand to practice Law. She then married Dr Long Ngo, a former Colombo Plan student, and went to live in Vietnam for 7 years. Her experiences in Vietnam have given her many insights into Vietnamese culture which she will share with us today.  

LAST MEETING: Julie Craig, a tutor, author and columnist who is passionate about living sustainably, gave us a fascinating insight into medieval cuisine and how she has developed her own art of making and growing many products used for feeding, cleaning and washing. A horticulturally trained, historic food practitioner, Julie has established her own business, Oak & Thistle, which specialises in teaching food initiatives, brewing, foraging, making medicines, and household products.  If you wish to find out more about Julie’s sustainable living courses, her website is


Barbara Carr, who recently became a member of our Club, would like to thank you all for your message of support during the past few weeks.  Her shoulder replacement has been highly successful, she has no pain and has been driving since week two.  She feels like a new person and is hoping to be able to get to know you all better now.


 Tuesday 15 October:  Film to be advised at today’s meeting.

 Morning Coffee: Tuesday 22 October at 10.30am at


Message from the President

The operation of our Club is dependent on the willingness of members to take a turn at helping on the committee.  Being a committee member is not onerous and involves only one meeting per month which is held on the first Tuesday of the month. Ideally, we would like to have two people for each office bearer position to make things even easier.  Our next committee meeting is on Tuesday 5 November at 1.30 pm at 45 Polygon Road, St Heliers and we invite anyone who might be interested in being on  the committee to join us for this meeting so that they can see what is involved and also to share afternoon tea with us.


Website - 

Don’t forget to check the new page on our Club website called ‘Information – Useful’ which provides a variety of information about everyday things which are useful and helpful.   A brief summary of some of the points discussed in the seminar on retirement villages given by Troy Churton on 17 September is also on this web page.

 Do have a look at it, and it will be updated from time to time.

 IT Help

Eastern Bays Senior Net can help if you need assistance with your device. The website is: or you can phone 5282751 to talk with someone. All levels of ability are catered for.


A most enjoyable luncheon was shared with the St Heliers Men’s Probus Club members at Scalinis Italian Restaurant in St Heliers on Wednesday 18 September and we would like to thank the Men’s Club for inviting us to join them.