Members of  the                                Committee

                           Motto -

"Steering a safe course through our                          retirement years".

   Peter Odendaal,
       President. *
.

 

 

This is an invitation to retired – or about to be retired, active men and women of good character, living on the Hibiscus Coast, to become members of this recently established Club. Here you will be meeting up with others at future monthly gatherings - to enjoy conviviality and listen to excellent guest speakers.

Successful applicants will be invited to participate in low-cost bi-monthly outings to interesting places and events. For those who have an interest in keeping fit, our Rebus Ramblers of Gulf Harbour, meet weekly on a Monday morning for a 2 hour stroll to places near and far, followed by a refreshing coffee at a nearby Cafe.

Other "Interest Groups" already established include movies, dining out, Motor Homing, Mah Jong and visits to the Auckland CBD.

We have two quality luncheons during the year, one mid-year and the other pre-Christmas for members and partners. 

Meetings are held at the Gulf Harbour Yacht Club, 1299 Laurie Southwick Parade, Gulf Harbour at 9.30am until noon on the 2nd Wednesday of each month (excluding January)

 

After a short business session, one of our own members is a Club speaker (10-15 mins) followed by morning tea and then an external Guest Speaker. Meetings conclude by midday. The annual Subscription is $30 plus a “one off” $25 joining fee.

​Our Club is the 52nd Rebus Club in New Zealand and the 7th to be established in the Rodney District. Rebus is an organization which has its origins in the world-wide Probus movement which was a Rotary sponsored community service program.

However, unlike Rotary, we have no service obligations such as fund-raising or amenity establishment. Many of us have “been there, done that".

 

Now is the time of life to simply indulge ourselves with new friendships and leisure activities.

 

To learn more about Rebus, visit the NZ website by clicking on this link

or call 09 424 7115 - Mob 0274 739 787

Judi Lee,
Secretary &
Vice President
 Graeme McIntosh,
  Membership, PR  
    & Webmaster  * 
 
    Jean McIntosh,
  Club Newsletter
 Editor & National
 Editor Rebus Club
         News
                
         John Lee, *
        Speakers       
       Convenor
         
   
     John Naylor
Pres Peter inducts two new members - Lorraine Houston (left) and Sue Lewis (right)
                                            at our meeting 10 February 2021

   * Denotes a member         of  the  Rebus NZ                  Board..

Grant Tregidga, Project Manager for "PENLINK" (right) accompanied by Austin Kim from NZ Transport Authority, bring us the latest news on this long-awaited remedy for our traffic woes
Our first 2021 activity. With bad weather forecasted for our original date of 20th January, the decision was made to transfer to the next Friday. Although a little breezy, as the morning progressed, the sun came out and a great day was experienced by the 40 members and partners attending. Special thanks to Garth Dutton, John Lee and Bill Anderson who were our Chefs for the day cooking up a feast for all to enjoy. Thanks also to Graeme M for donating "fruits de mer" and for Jean M and Judi Lee in their preparation of the salads and accompanying goodies.

More BBQ pics

Christmas Luncheon 16 December 2020 held at the GH Yacht Club

Some 26 of us visited "Riding for the Disabled" at Stillwater on the 18th November. We met the Volunteers who provide this marvelous experience for youngsters with disabilities and were witness to the joy on the faces of these children as they were safely guided around the arena on horseback.

The organization's ongoing commitment was generously rewarded by donations of cash, blankets etc following a morning tea at the conclusion of the visit. Thanks to our VP Judi Lee who organized the visit. See slideshow above for more photos.

Our first Anniversary

     held 14 October2020.

   Graeme McIntosh, Chairman of Rebus NZ

  assists President Peter

  in the cutting of th Cake.

The meeting also inducted

two more members  which

 lifts total membership for         our first year to 52

In the climate of Covid 19

      and the restrictions       

     it brought to so many         Clubs  during the lock-                  down periods, 

   Chairman    Graeme                     says this is a       remarkable achievement and notes that the Club has   a membership objective of              75 plus in 2021

                            Induction of 4 new members 17 September 2020

                                                                     Gill Wild, Neil Wild, Verna Harford and Pam Warner

                                                    Committee  2020-21 

From L-R.  Graeme McIntosh (Treasurer), Jean McIntosh, John Lee, Peter Odendaal (President) Judi Lee, (Secretary /Vice President).

                                                                                                Inset - John Naylor

                                                                  

         An historic occasion - President Peter Odendaal inducts

                         21 Foundation members on the 9th October 2019

To view a Slide Gallery of Ramblers photos, hover cursor on either side of each pic to locate arrows to advance to next one.

To view a Slide Gallery of CBD Explorer's Group, hover cursor on either side of each pic to locate arrows