New Zealand
Mini-Convention


The timeline for the mini-Convention
And from S178, Memoirs of Christchurch N.Z.


Friday night 20th October --

Shirleys only -- 7pm finger food buffet 8pm music and entertainment.

Saturday 21st October --

11 am Registration Shirleys only
12.30 Light luncheon
afternoon entertainment and afternoon tea.
Dinner, non-Shirleys are welcome good casual dress
Bar is open at 6pm and dinner is at 7pm

Sunday 22nd October --

Some Shirleys have requested time to look around our beautiful city, so Sunday and Monday activities are optional, and pay as you go. Sunday is a visit to our Gethsemene Gardens to view, and music and dancing in ' Noahs Ark' from 2pm to 4pm, with a cup of tea and a biscuit at 3pm. Only $5. It is a possibility we may have breakfast some where, probably The Palms.

Monday 23rd October --

The 'Orbitor Bus' which travels for 1 and 1A hours around the outskirts of our city. We will alight at Northlands Mall for luncheon, re-alight one of the next buses and continue on our circular trip, to where we started. Bus cost $2.50. We will catch the bus at The Palms as a lot of Australian Shirleys are staying at The Garden Restaurant. We have a 7-seater van on loan which Andy will be driving and any Shirleys that need to be picked up to attend any of the functions.



S. 178 from the W. A. Shirleys -- Her Thoughts of the Mini-Convention

Three Western Australian Shirleys, S. 13, S. 178 and S.399 attended the recent Mini Convention held in Christchurch New Zealand, what a wonderfully well organised convention, on Friday 20th October, a Meet and Greet night was held , delicious finger food was served by the Lions club ladies of Christchurch, who then put on a skit with sailors from the Good Ship Lollypop, with Shirley Temple look alike singing.

On Saturday we all met at a workers club in the suburb of Shirley, where a most entertaining day was spent with a talk by a lady from the Antarctic experience from Christchurch, she had us in fits of laughter explaining how to go to the toilet when wearing layers and layers of clothing to keep warm. Then a lady known as the Button Lady showed us her button pictures sewn on fabric. Not unlike the Pearly people do in Britain, then the West Aussies wowed them again with an outrageous skit, once again causing much laughter.

On the Sunday it was off to Gethseme Gardens, and Noah's ark, for a Devonshire tea, and dancing. It was sad to say goodbye to our New Zealand friends, but hopefully we will all meet up again at the next Convention next September at the Gold Coast.

IF YOU HAVEN'T YET ATTENDED A CONVENTION, THEN THINK ABOUT GOING NEXT SEPTEMBER, YOU WILL HAVE THE BEST TIME OF YOUR LIFE, LOTS OF FUN, FOOD AND FRIENDSHIP.

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