Timaru Branch Newsletters

Timaru Branch Update – August 2017

Since agreeing in April to put the Branch into recess  members have met twice for a Sunday buffet lunch to maintain friendships made over the years and keep in touch. These lunches were both well supported. The Branch Committee met in August to assess where the Branch was headed. It was decided to hold a potluck meal at 5pm on Sunday 12 November at 170 Spur Rd to farewell MLA … [Read more...]

Timaru Branch President’s Report 2017

Our first meeting of 2016 was our AGM on 10 April.  All office bearers with the exception of Jan Young were reappointed.  Jan has given many years of service to our committee but did not wish to be reappointed.  Jan and husband Andrew’s contribution to our branch over many years has been greatly appreciated.  We were pleased to welcome Marian Sawers to our committee.  For some … [Read more...]

December 2015 Newsletter

Dear Members & Friends of the Timaru BranchAs we near the Festive Season and the Year of the Sheep draws to a close I wish to send you greetings  on behalf of your committee.  Thank you for your interest and support during the year. We have been fortunate to have several interesting speakers and our meetings have been well attended.It has been great to have Timaru’s … [Read more...]

March 2015 Newsletter

“The Century of the Dragon?”Sunday 22 March 6pmRed Cross Hall Bank St TimaruJim Hughes, a member of our Society, will share his experiences and observations on the rapid and extensive changes accompanying the economic rise of China over the past almost forty years since Mao Zedong’s death and Deng Xiaoping’s “reform and opening policy”.  He will discuss how China is becoming … [Read more...]

Timaru Branch Newsletter April 2012

 2012 AGM ‘Enormous transport changes’ and ‘construction everywhere’ were phrases used by Andrew Turnbull when he spoke at the AGM of the Timaru branch  on 15 April.  Andrew was the Timaru Branch nomination for the Prominent Persons and Leaders Delegation on the ten day tour of Shandong and Fujian provinces in China in 2011, examining a huge variety of projects and … [Read more...]

Timaru Branch Newsletter February 2012

Chinese New Year Banquet     A smaller but enthusiastic group celebrated the beginning of the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Dragon. With school holidays still in progress, most of the Chinese families returned to China and Hong Kong to celebrate with their relatives. As a consequence there were no children present. Nevertheless all present enjoyed the … [Read more...]

Timaru Branch Newsletter December 2011

At our final meeting for 2011 in October we were fortunate to hear Pat Graham speak about her experiences living and teaching English in Myanmar and also about the large Chinese population who are resident there. Her lifetime of travelling to many Asian countries including leading tours to China has given her a wonderful insight into the diverse cultures and languages of this … [Read more...]

Timaru Branch Newsletter September 2011

BRANCH NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2011 Nihao. Greetings Our next meeting and the last for 2011 will be held on Wednesday November 9 commencing at 6p.m. at the Red Cross Rooms. Meal with wine $18 meal without wine $16. Our speaker will be Pat Graham from Dunedin who will speak about her experiences living in Myanmar. The National Executive has been busy recently with emails … [Read more...]

NZCFS Timaru Branch Newsletter – August 2011

Nihao. Greetings At the AGM in Wellington there were some fascinating reports on the different projects that the Society is undertaking in China. Some of our members have been on tours visiting these. There were also various goods that could be bought to raise funds for projects. Your committee has sent a donation of $400 for the ‘Rabbit Project’. So it seems realistic to … [Read more...]

Timaru branch newsletter – July, 2011

New Zealand China Friendship Society Inc. Patron: The Hon Philip Burdon Timaru Branch President: Rev. Jim Hunter                        Secretary: Mrs. Ann White 4 Dixon Street                                                34 Rolling Ridges Road Waimate 7924                                                No. 5 RD                                                           … [Read more...]