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 Clubs in other parts of NZ, visit the NZ website by
clicking on this link or call 09 424 7115 - Mob 0274 739 787.
John Watson, the Albany Ward Councillor for Auckland Council, was our Guest Speaker 14 April. In addition to providing detail on the Council's 10 year budget, gave a interesting account of his involvement in local authority politics back to the days of the old Rodney District Council.
President Judi had the pleasure of performing her first induction by welcoming Sybil McMullen as a member of the Club at our meeting 14 April.
Outgoing Pres Peter hands Chains of Office to Judi Lee
Committee 2021/22 were elected at our AGM, 10th March 2021.
From L-R, John Lee, Jean McIntosh, Keith Handley (Treasurer), Christine Handley, Judi Lee, (President), Jane London, and Peter Odendaal, Secretary and Immediate Past President.
Heather Woodards, Senior Investigator, ASB Fraud Operations, gave us some handy tips on how to avoid being scammed. Real-life accounts of how the unsuspecting can easily be parted with their money, had our undivided attention. (Club meeting 10 March 2021)
Pres Peter inducts two new members - Lorraine Houston (left) and Sue Lewis (right)
at our meeting 10 February 2021
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.
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
An historic occasion - President Peter Odendaal inducts