Please note these dates in your diary now:
Saturday 11 February 2017
Chinese New Year of the Golden Rooster – Concert at Clarence Street Theatre. This year we were honoured to have our sister city Wuxi send a very talented team of artists to feature at our concert and next year our sister city Chengdu will be sending us a team of performing artists (all teachers from the Chengdu Children’s Palace Tutors Group) to feature at our 2017 concert. Further details will be sent out in January 2017.
Saturday 11 March 2017
Branch picnic/lunch at Tauranga. We have prebooked 3x 12 seater mini-buses (any volunteer drivers?) Expected bus cost $15-20 per person for the day and look at leaving Hamilton at 9am and should have time for a little sightseeing before we arrive at 88 Devonport Chinese Restaurant for our Yum Cha lunch. Some members may wish to take their own cars. After lunch we will do more sightseeing and will return to Hamilton late in the afternoon. It would be appreciated if you could make a booking as soon as possible – last day for booking will be 18 February 2017 to give us time to arrange transport and to confirm our seating booking – we are hoping to fill the restaurant (65 seats). You may remember from our last Newsletter that 88 Devonport is owned by two of our members Alan and Helen Lin. There is an illustrated Yum Cha menu which you order from, and you pay for what you order or agree to share among the table at the end of the meal. This is a specialised Yum Cha restaurant with two trained Yum Cha chefs so you do not have to wait long for dishes to be prepared and served. For booking please email Ian firstname.lastname@example.org or Annette email@example.com