Pres­i­dent’s Pen

Manawatu Guardian - - NEWSLETTER -

With the IDOP (In­ter­na­tional Day of the Older Per­son) day over and the Age Friendly Awards pre­sented we can look back on what was a suc­cess­ful day, there may be a big change for next year’s Age Friendly Awards. The four peo­ple that were given the awards were well de­serv­ing, and a spe­cial con­grat­u­la­tions to Don Robert­son for be­ing the over­all win­ner.

Next month will be our fi­nal monthly get-to­gether with our mem­bers, and Santa Claus as the guest speaker. There will also be High Tea for two at the Coach­man Ho­tel as part of the raf­fle prize.

Grey Power Na­tional has been very busy ad­vo­cat­ing to the Gov­ern­ment on be­half of older peo­ple, par­tic­u­larly in the ar­eas of hous­ing, trans­porta­tion, health and safety. To men­tion a few of the ar­eas that the na­tional body is reg­u­larly talk­ing to Min­is­ters about.

Zone four (our Zone) is go­ing from strength to strength with the branches be­ing re-es­tab­lished as well as new branches look­ing at es­tab­lish­ing within our area. All the branches within Zone four are work­ing ex­tremely closely to­gether and are as­sist­ing each an­other.

Here in Palmer­ston North on the Manawatu our Branch has been strength­ened since our AGM with a new Trea­surer, a new Sec­re­tary as well as new mem­bers that have been added to our com­mit­tee. I be­lieve we as a branch are very lucky to have so many will­ing peo­ple to vol­un­teer to be on our com­mit­tee. I am look­ing for­ward to a re­ally fruit­ful year next year for our Branch.

Lew Find­lay

Pres­i­dent

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