New Plymouth branch celebrates 50 years

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New Plymouth, Saturday 23 November 2019
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The very first meeting of the New Plymouth Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists was held in the Orange Lodge Hall on 20 November 1969. Ten persons were present with Mr White being elected chairman and Rosalie Hay elected secretary/ treasurer. So this year, 2019, is the fiftieth anniversary of our branch!

The anniversary organising committee was established near the end of 2018 and they have been busy making arrangements for our anniversary. Some details for the weekend are still being confirmed, and the draft programme is shown below.

Please join us for the celebrations. All past, present and future members are most welcome!

Saturday 23 November 2019 - Branch 50th Anniversary

Venue:New Plymouth Genealogy Branch Rooms, Breakwater Road, Moturoa
Cost:Door entry: $10 per person
9:30 amMix and mingle. Refreshments: tea, coffee, etc
10:00 amWelcome and official opening: Mary Shadbolt, NZSG Chairperson
10:15 am50 Years On: NP Branch History: Bruce Bellini, NP Branch Convenor
11:00 amPresentation: Jan Gow QSM, Fellow of the UK Society fo Genealogists, NZSG Life Member
12 noonLunch break - Please bring or arrange your own lunch. Tea and coffee available.
1:00 pmA NZSG Update: Mary Shadbolt, NZSG Chairperson
1:30 pmPresentation: Jan Gow QSM
2:30 pmRefreshments: tea, coffee, milo, etc. A time to catch up with old friends.

Saturday 23 November 2019 - Celebratory Dinner

Venue:AutoLodge Motor Inn, 393 Devon Street East, New Plymouth
Cost:Dinner: $47 per person Register now
5:30 pmPre dinner get together with our guests, house bar and EFTPOS available
6:00 pmOpening address: Mary Shadbolt, NZSG Chairperson
6:15 pmCelebratory dinner
7:45 pmCeremonial cutting of the anniversary cake
8:00 pmGuest speaker: Jan Gow QSM, Fellow of the Society of Genealogists UK

Sunday 24 November 2019 - Genealogy Computer Session

Venue:New Plymouth Genealogy Branch Rooms, Breakwater Road, Moturoa
Cost:Door entry charge: $5 per person
1:30 pmGuest speaker: Jan Gow QSM

The internet connection for our branch rooms is generously sponsored by Primowireless.


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