Jun 22 2013

Life Membership Awards & HSIS 10 Year Anniversary

Barry+LynnKia ora koutou

Our AGM was held on the Tuesday 18th June and despite the rain we had a very pleasing turnout.  This year’s AGM marked a milestone for HSIS as we celebrate out 10 year anniversary and the awarding of our very first Life Membership Award.  This was awarded to Barry and Lyn Menzies, and I quote from our Presidents report:

“who have again behind the scenes in their own time, and at workdays, done more than anyone else to make the Reserve a pleasure for all visitors to enjoy. The Mower Man and Lynn are deserving of all the positive comments made by visitors”.

 Congratulation Barry and Lyn, you two deserve to receive this award and I personally have enjoyed working with you both and look forward to many more workdays together.

Our 10 year anniversary was also celebrated at the AGM by the presentation and cutting of a cake by our founding members Jerry and Cherry Douglas who were instrumental in the formation of HSIS in 2003.  They have also unselfishly contributed and dedicated many hours to HSIS and many a BBQ Lunch has been held at the ‘Douglas Castle’ and we look forward to many more.   Jerry has stepped down this year from our committee due to work commitments and we thank him sincerely for his outstanding service. He will continue to support the Committee and our workdays.