Savouring excellent food and enjoying convivial company....
There is no better way to spend a lazy Sunday morning.
One hundred and sixty plus members of the Society gathered
on Sunday, (5th December), at Mangere’s Villa Maria
to indulge in brunch in the Barrel Hall. There is nothing
like bacon, eggs and sausages to set up the day, in between
telling tales, true or embellished, of the good old days.
The atmosphere suggested the festive season was upon us and
this was confirmed by the MAN himself, dressed in red and
handing out gifts.
The kids got toys, the adults received vouchers. The getOutThere
vouchers were the most treasured, as the programme continues
to be a godsend to help members get out and about. Santa seemed
somehow in the know about what goes on in the office and he
even had knowledge of the ninetieth birthday of one J W Flood.
Da MAN in red is truly magical.
Fortunately for expanding stomachs, members had the opportunity
to stroll around the magnificent Villa Maria Estate, to work
off over indulgence.
The stroll is hardly an exercise, as the winery is a beautiful
salute to the grape and all that it entails.
Well done Janet Chapman, our very own members manager, who
keeps on producing memorable events throughout the year.
Don’t forget this event was a mere entree to our 60th
Anniversary. This milestone celebration will be held at the
Auckland Museum on the 12th March 2011 commencing at 4.30pm.
The countdown has already started!!!
For photos taken at the brunch click
here (many thanks Michael!)