Sunday, 19 May 2013

BOP Sun Club welcomes a new committee

The Bay of Plenty Sun Club has a new committee! At yesterday's Annual General Meeting, the 28 members present welcomed five new members onto the committee. This included a new President and Secretary.
The enthusiasm of the new younger committee members has already been felt, with a new web page in the making, new events planned and a new logo.
Keep an eye out for the new calendar of events planned for the rest of the year.

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Rotorua event

Mount Tarawera and Lake Rotorua from Mount Ngongotaha
It was a small turnout for the Bay of Plenty Sun Club's walk to the summit of Mount Ngongotaha in Rotorua. Six of the group climbed to the summit while two others did the shorter and less strenuous hour long Nature Walk.

After the walk, four of the group stayed on in Rotorua and spent the afternoon at the top of the gondola. The boys did what boys do and went on the luge for the first time, while the girls took the photos.

Once at the bottom, the boys were brought back to the top on the chairlift.
After afternoon tea st the Summit tearooms, we had Happy Hour by the lake and then went for a Chinese smorgasbord.

One couple spent the night at Holden's Bay Motor Camp while the other stayed at the DOC camp on the shores of Lake Okareka and went for a walk around the shore of Lake Okareka the next morning. This was an easy walk and there was plenty of bird life along the way. This well maintained boardwalk walk around this picturesque lake was well worth doing.
Maybe next year some more members will come along to a weekend in Rotorua. Then we can do the Redwoods walks or Lake Okareka again.

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Fun games weekend at Bay of Plenty Sun Club

The weather was great, the turnout was great, there were lots of visitors and the games were fun! What else can I say about our fun games weekend at the Bay of Plenty Sun Club apart from fantastic!!
We played horseshoes, petanque, croquet, mini-golf, pool golf (that's swimming pool golf) and fling golf (a new game). After a shared happy hour and BBQ, we finished the day with a darts competition.
Of course, I must mention our newly formed water volleyball team, who got in a lot of practice in the pool. It helped that the water was warm and that someone thought to bring a net and ball. Are there any clubs out there that want to challenge us? You'd better be prepared 'cos we have had practice!
All our visitors from Rotorua and Wellington certainly enjoyed themselves, staying over the weekend and beyond.