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People + Clubs — Christchurch

Club: 

The Fletcher Challenge Friendship Club of Canterbury

History: 

The Club was formed in 1989 when Sir James Fletcher attended the inaugural meeting of an enthusiastic group of retirees, and a motion to form a Club was endorsed. The Club?s first ten years were celebrated with a Booklet which contained a brief record of activities in word and photographic coverage.

A fee of $15.00 per member (includes spouse or partner) is paid to cover the publication of a monthly newsletter which incorporates details of upcoming events, notable activities about members of the Club and items of humour.

We are based in Christchurch and membership is drawn from Ashburton through to Kaikoura. Current membership is 82, with a newsletter readership of 150 plus.

A programme of 8 or 9 outings, including mid-year and a Christmas luncheon is held annually and our group have travelled throughout New Zealand and Eastern Australia. Notable trips have been to the Gold/Sunshine Coasts, Norfolk Island, Tasmania, Bay of Islands and more recently a trip to mid-Canterbury, where a visit to a ?Five-star Beef? feedlot at Ashburton where the complex has a holding capacity of 2,000 beef cattle at any one time. The beef is produced solely for the Japanese market.

Members of the Fletcher Challenge Friendship Club tour group visiting the Montana Winery, Blenheim as part of the Top of the South Island tour, October 1991

Members of the Fletcher Challenge Friendship Club tour group visiting the Montana Winery, Blenheim as part of the Top of the South Island tour, October 1991

Members of Club at Te Huringa Exhibition function with Angus Fletcher, Chairman, The Fletcher Trust

Members of Club at Te Huringa Exhibition function with Angus Fletcher, Chairman, The Fletcher Trust
Activities: 

Events for the 2015 year

16 February (Tues) - Bowls Day at Burnside Bowling Club
16 March (Wed) - Lunch at Hoofbeats, Riccarton Racecourse Hotel
21 April (Thurs) - ChCh Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre and Ilex Cafe
24 May (Tues) - Christchurch Art Gallery and Afternoon Tea
5 July (Tues) - Mid Winter lunch, New Brighton Working Mens Club
14 September (Wed) - Lunch Outing with Film afterwards
26 October (Wed) - Lunch at Kaiapoi Golf Club
8 December (Thurs) - Annual General Meeting and luncheon Members of the Fletcher Challenge Friendship Club enjoy a bowling afternoon at Avonhead, Christchurch 1998

Members of the Fletcher Challenge Friendship Club enjoy a bowling afternoon at Avonhead, Christchurch 1998
Contacts: 
Jim Crampton 9 Strathcarron Place, Marsham, Christchurch 8042
Ph: 03 342 8765
Email: jimpam.crampton@xnet.co.nz
Keith McFarlane 3 Broadfell Ave, Avonhead, Christchurch
Ph: (03) 342 8765
Fax: (03) 342 8765
Mrs D Gorman 19 Broadfell Ave, Avonhead, Christchurch
Ph: (03) 342 7842

Members of the Fletcher Challenge Friendship Club tour party during the Tasmanian tour, October 1999

Members of the Fletcher Challenge Friendship Club tour party during the Tasmanian tour, October 1999
Committee: 
President: Judith McFarlane- 342 8765
Secretary: Jim Crampton - 342 8765
Treasurer: Jim Crampton - 342 8765
Almoner: Keith McFarlane- 342 3876
Auditor: Mac Welsh
Committee: Doreen Gorman
Pam Crampton
Gwen Joy
Doug Joy
Helen Reid
John Reid
Margaret Binning
Ross Binning
Mac Welsh

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