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Wingspan Birds of Prey Trust Sponsorship

During the PG Open Round 2 competition that was held in Rotorua, some of our members visited the Wingspan Birds of Prey Trust and enjoyed a great day learning about the work they do for endangered and at risk birds of prey and had an opportunity to handle these fantastic birds.

A request was made to the committee to consider sponsoring Wingspan as a worthy cause. The details of the sponsorship can be viewed on their website, please go to www.wingspan.co.nz for further details, but essentially, for a donation of $100 or $500 we get to name a wild or captive bird of prey, receive updates of the progress of the bird and gain free admission for club members to the Wingspan centre in Rotorua.

We have created a poll to give everyone an opportunity to say what they would like the club to do in this matter. Please click the link or see the poll in the left hand sidebar and have your say. Note, this poll is only open to club members, so you have to login first. If you still can't access the poll contact the web admin.

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Donation to Westpac Rescue Helicopter Trust

Westpac Rescue Helicopter TrustWestpac Rescue Helicopter TrustAs we have done in the past, the club has made our annual donation of $750 to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Trust. The attached image is a copy to the photo we received in appreciation for the donation.

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Kariotahi site changes

For some time the club has been in negotiation with Franklin District Council and Gavin Shine (Cataways restaurant and chalets) regarding our continued use of the launch above Castaways.

Our use of the launch is assured, however there are some requirements for the access via Castaways and the use of the road. These are little different then what is our current practice.

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Auckland WOF Dates for PGs

With the thermalling season starting, this is a good time to do our annual WOF checks for Auckland Club paragliders.

We encourage all pilots to do the WOF during the suggested dates, as you can help each other get through, be social and take the opportunity to learn lots about your equipment and how to look after it. These WOFs are free of charge.

Check out the Wings and Waves website for the dates.

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Reserve throw evening

No sooner do we announce the AGM/Xmas BBQ/Award night than here here we are with another event!

On Sunday 15th of November, the AHGPC is having a social evening at Extreme Edge www.extremeedge.co.nz at 40 Morrin Road, Panmure from 6:30 till 9:00 p.m.  

We will have a party area on a raised platform in the middle of the main climbing floor with enough space for the entire club. (It’s huge!). BYO chips, nibbles and soft drinks. You can also order Hell Pizza too. (We can get an order together for them to deliver.) Since this is a climbing zone, NO ALCOHOL. (Save it for the event on the 27th…) This will be a great night for the whole family!!

If you want to go rock climbing, the charge for one adult is $20. If we get 10 or more members who want to climb, we can get a 10% discount. (If 25 or more want to scale the walls, then we get 15% off.) If you think you will have a climb, then e-mail me so that I can get an idea of numbers.

John Burnett will be on hand to repack reserve parachutes. There will be a ceiling rope that you can clip your harness into, then swing out and deploy your reserve chute. John will be able to repack 4 chutes during the evening, for his usual professional fee. Please e-mail John to reserve a place to throw your reserve! I only have 4 spaces. If demand exceeds supply, I will ask Reuben if he will be willing to repack. Please note that you will have to pay John (or Reuben) to repack your reserve chute.

Since you don’t get a lot of practise at using this vital safety system, this is your opportunity. It might just save your life!

Annual General Meeting

Notice of Annual General Meeting


To be held at 6.30 pm, 27th November 2009,

The Loft, 4 Sir Peter Blake Parade, Bayswater, Northshore.

How do you know it’s the start of the season? It’s AGM time!!

This year we have decided to combine our Annual General Meeting and our Xmas BBQ together in to one never to be forgotten event! (Just like last year!!!).

Once again, Wings and Waves have generously offered us the use of their facilities at The Loft. It’s a great spot to have a beer and a bite while watching the sun go down.

We will kick off the evening with the AGM agenda and move on to the BBQ as soon as we have things wrapped up.

Please review the AHGPC Accounts beforehand as you will be asked to approve them at the AGM (click on the "Read more" link below and then look for the PDF document at the bottom of the page).

This year there are a couple of extra things your club committee would like you to have a say about. That is nominations for the…

  • “Flying Spirit” award for outstanding contribution by a club member to the activities of the club or in the sport of hang gliding or paragliding.
  • “Duck” (or should that be the, “oh, *uck !!” award) for the most noteworthy flying related “activity” that none of us would be proud to talk about!!
  •  Crash of the Year for …….. well, the name says it all.

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Easter at the Paeroas!! April 10 - 14th.

Yes, it is time once again for the annual pilgrimage to the Paeraos for another fabulous flying fest.

 

We will follow the same program as last year with a fun comp over the four days and a bbq on the Saturday night. BBQ is free for club members (BYO drinks) and $5.00 for non members. If you know any non members that want to join in ask them to see me by Friday night.

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Auckland/Waikato Paragliding Comp1 POSTPONED to reserve dates

The Auckland/Waikato Paragliding Competitions are just around the corner. The first one is on 14 & 15 Feb and the second on 7 & 8 Mar. Check out the Competitions pages for details and registration information.

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ACCOUNTS 2008 TO BE RATIFIED AT AGM

Attached copy of Financial Statements to September 2008.

A copy will be available for review at AGM 7th November.

Members will be asked to ratify these.

Although in draft format, we anticipate the final statement will be the same therefore we will present these to avoid having to hold a Special General Meeting at another time just to ratify accounts.

  regards

Leslie Graham

AHGPC Treasurer

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NOTIFICATION OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

To be held at 6.30 pm, 7th Nov, The Loft, 4 Sir Peter Blake Parade, Bayswater, Northshore.

How do you know it's the start of the season? It's AGM time!!

This year we have decided to combine our Annual General Meeting and our start-of-the-season BBQ together in to one never to be forgotten event!

Once again, Wings and Waves have generously offered us the use of their facilities at The Loft. It's a great spot to have a beer and a bite while watching the sun go down.

We will kick off the evening with the AGM agenda and move on to the BBQ as soon as we have things wrapped up.

This year there are a couple of extra things your club committee would like you to have a say about. That is nominations for the:

  • "Flying Spirit" award for outstanding contribution by a club member to the activities of the club or in the sport of hang gliding or paragliding, and also the
  • "Duck" (or should that be the, "oh, *uck !!" award) for the most noteworthy flying related "activity" that none of us would be proud to talk about!!

See below for nomination details (click on "Read more") ...

Go on, have some fun.

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