We had a really good turnout for our Christmas party with over thirty members enjoying the wonderfully sunny day.
Our new umbrellas gave us a shady spot where we could socialise for afternoon tea and happy hour.
Inside the clubhouse, the tables were beautifully decorated by a member for the Christmas dinner. The committee provided the meats for our Christmas meal with members providing veges, salads or dessert.
After the meal, our festivities continued with the usual 'pressi swap', which saw several presents change hands in the light-hearted spirit of the occasion.
The committee of the Bay of Plenty Sun Club would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and happy and healthy New Year.
Sunday, 16 December 2012
Sunday, 11 November 2012
It was a well fought challenge for the Phoenix Shield between the Bay of Plenty Sun Club and Waikato Outdoor Society over the weekend. Five members of Bay of Plenty Naturists (who didn't belong to BOPSC or WOS) also helped out the BOPSC team. The theme was retro (50s, 60s and 70s), and some games certainly took us back to our childhood schoolyards.
There was hopscotch
skipping and 4 square, which were all much easier to do when we were young!
The standard petanque, croquet and golf were more conducive for some of us.
Car racing was a lot of fun for all, especially as we got to eat our lolly cars after the race.
Remember the hula hoop - well the only ones who could wiggle their hips to do that were the young ones - and I mean really young ones (and one young Mum)!
After a hamburger dinner at Dave's Diner, a night of nostalgia followed with LP records belting out music from the era.
The outcome of the weekend was that BOP Sun Club won the shield back from WOS 9-6. So until next year when WOS will visit BOPSC for another challenge, the shield will remain in the Bay of Plenty.
Sunday, 4 November 2012
Dave's Diner will provide meals for dinner on Saturday night and it will be an 'I remember when...' evening. Book your meal with WOS on firstname.lastname@example.org
The BOP Sun Club needs all the support we can muster so come along and help us retrieve the shield we lost last year. PLEASE!
Monday, 22 October 2012
hosted 30 people over Labour Weekend, with members being joined by fellow naturists from WOS, NZ Naturists and BOP Naturists as well as some day visitors from Rotorua, Kawerau and Tauranga. Bay of Plenty Sun Club
Our visitors really enjoyed the company of the members staying on the grounds and our new caretaker did a great job showing the visitors around. It was good to see other members call in, even if just for the afternoon. On Saturday night we had a BYO BBQ and after that, some Wii games and sjoelen, which were provided by members. Those present had a turn at one or the other (or both) and some people stayed up late to watch the rugby.
Sunday was a good day to stay inside for the committee meeting or to watch a movie. Others just blobbed out with a good book or had a nap.
On Monday morning, our naked chefs cooked us breakfast on the BBQ. Fresh farm eggs were provided by one member and some of our visitors provided the bacon and hash browns. Sitting outside in the sunny BBQ area in club uniform while other parts of the country had snow and cold temperatures made us all realise that we really are lucky to be in the sunny
. Bay of Plenty
Thursday, 11 October 2012
Our new pool solar heating system is up and running so who will be first into the pool for the season?
If you are interested in coming along, please phone the club on 0274405157 for more details or visit the club website: www.gonatural.co.nz/BOPSun
Sunday, 12 August 2012
What a great night we had for our pot luck dinner and indoor games evening last weekend. Not only did we hold our own mini-Olympics, but we also watched Lisa Carrington, a local BOP canoeist from Ohope win the canoe sprint to give NZ its fifth gold medal at the Olympics.
It was a great night of socialising on a golden night for the
. As well, Sarah Walker from Kawerau, just down the road, won silver in the BMX a day before! It just goes to show that we are great sports in the Bay of Plenty . Bay of Plenty
Thursday, 9 August 2012
Saturday, 21 July 2012
Wednesday, 6 June 2012
After warming up in the hot pools, eight of the group arrived at a campsite by
for the night. Happy hour was convened beside the picture perfect lake as the sun went down. Lake Rerewhakaaitu
The next day, we toured around
, stopping off at the DOC camps on the shores of the lake. At the Ashpit Road camp, we searched for a ‘geocache’. Sadly we didn’t find it so continued on with the idea of having lunch, followed by a walk at ‘The Redwoods’. However there was a national cycling and kayaking event on there with the subsequent large number of vehicles – so to plan B (conceived as we sat in the traffic jam)! The lunch stop would now be Lake Rerewhakaaitu . Blue Lake
Tuesday, 5 June 2012
The pools lived up to their name, running and bubbling hot and cold. According to Peter and some other locals, the pools were definitely colder than normal. However, just by moving to another spot, the warm water returned to warm us up before we headed off to Lake Rerewhakaaitu for the night.
Monday, 4 June 2012
It was a great weekend in Rotorua for the BOP Sun Club’s outing, which included a walk up Rainbow Mountain, a hot swim at the ‘hot and cold’ pools, camping at Lake Rerewhakaaitu, a walk around Blue Lake (Tikitapu), camping at Lake Okareka and finishing with a walk around Hamurana Springs.
|Volcanic Plateau from the summit of Rainbow Mountain|
|At the top of Rainbow Mountain|
|Crater Lake - Rainbow Mountain|
Monday, 28 May 2012
We will stay at one of the DOC camps in Brett Road, Lake Rerewhakaaitu (the larger one) on Saturday night ($6pp), go for a hot swim at Kerosene Creek (bring your togs just in case) and maybe if the weather is suitable go for a walk at The Redwoods or Lake Okareka on Sunday. If the weather is unsuitable for walking, we may stay at Waikite where there are hot pools (togs needed for the main pool - if staying, unlimited use of the main pools is included in the overnight charge, although they do have private pools). http://www.hotpools.co.nz/
If the weather is really bad, we will still be going but will look at more indoor events in Rotorua, so the plans will be dependent on the weather. If you can't find us but would like to join in, phone me on the BOP Sun Club phone on 027 440 5157.
Sunday, 20 May 2012
Monday, 14 May 2012
Monday, 30 April 2012
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Sunday, 18 March 2012
Thursday, 1 March 2012
Although the forecast isn't looking that good for Saturday, we will still be at the BOP Sun Club for their open weekend. The clubhouse is warm and cosy and the spa will be on. It will be a good chance to meet up with the members, play some board games or just chill out. You can also see the great facilities that the BOP Sun Club has, including a great covered outdoor BBQ area.
The forecast for Sunday is better if you want to come just for the day. Special discounted membership deals for new members, and all visitors will get a free goody bag. A free lunchtime sausage sizzle will be provided for all.
Tuesday, 21 February 2012
Tuesday, 7 February 2012
Monday, 16 January 2012
Now that the weather has improved, there could be some visitors at the club as well, so make sure you come along for the first organised function of the New Year.
Hear about Pat and Barry's time at the rally. Tell everyone about your Christmas holidays and how you filled in the time in the rain!
Did anyone have any experiences over the holidays that might be of interest to the other club members? Barry would love some news snippets for his newsletter I am sure.
So make sure that you come along to the club and catch up with other members over the weekend.