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Rotorua Branch Newsletter-September 2013

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GREETINGS TO ALL:NZCFS-Logo

 WE WILL NOT BE HAVING OUR REGULAR

MEETING ON A SUNDAY IN SEPTEMBER.

 IN PLACE – PLEASE:

 COME AND SUPPORT THE MOONCAKE FESTIVAL

 DATE: SATURDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2013

TIME: 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

VENUE: ROTORUA ARTS VILLAGE, 1240 Hinemaru Street

There will be activities you and your family can join in or just visit and enjoy the festivities around you as well as the good food which will be available to buy at the food stands.

 It will start with the traditional Lion Dance from the Arts Village and you can follow the Lion with ready-made lanterns (available to purchase) over to the museum and back. After all of that U&I Can Bake Mooncakes. Unknown-1This will be a session to learn how these tasty traditional cakes are made. Then learn about the Mooncake Festival Dice Game and join in the fun. Who knows what else might happen on the night. I am sure it will be a fun filled evening. Entry is by a gold coin donation to defray the costs.

lanterns-1 If you wish to attend but might need transport please let me know and we will make some arrangements. Brenda Ph 332-5731 or email: [email protected] Hope to see you there supporting the Rotorua Chinese Association and the Multi-Cultural Society who are organising this event.

 

COMING MEETINGS

We are hoping that in October some of the Rotorua Intermediate Chinese language students will come and tell us about their visit to China. November will be our end of the year luncheon. The venue is yet to be decided. Maybe we can decide at our October Meeting.

 OTHER INFORMATION

 We now have two new books available in our collection of books. One is “Our Secretary in China from 1930-1945; The Story of Agnes Moncrieff YWCA of New Zealand International Secretary”, with letters selected and compiled by Barbara Francis. The other was sent from the Nelson Branch the second edition of “Appo Hocton Wong Ah Poo Hoc Ting; New Zealand’s First Chinese Immigrant Nelson 1842-1920.”

 BEGINNERS TAI CHI CLASS

 Helen Sun has started a new beginners Tai Chi Class. Her classes are being held at Parksyde every Tuesday Evening 7:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m. The cost is $ 6.00 per session. The class consists of a warm up and stretching session and then learning the National Standard simplified 24 movements of Tai Chi Quan. This is suitable for all ages. For more information please contact Helen; Mobile phone 022-151-6698 or Ph. 348-4827 or email: [email protected] Improve your balance, flexibility and strengthen your muscles with this low impact exercise. Also a good way to relieve stress. Give it a go.