Chalk Board

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Welcome to our Members Chalk Board! 

This is the spot where members chat about their plans to visit Naturi, to co-ordinate visits, to holler for some help, and generally get excited about our nudist community.

Remember – if you want to chat about an upcoming event – you can post comments about that event at the relevant story in the Events Section of this website.

So members… chat away!

PS Photos below capture some recent memories!

 

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    1. Geoff, much love and positive thoughts to Mary, and a brotherly hug for you!
      Keep us updated please. We hope Mary comes through with her usual thirst for life!
      Rod x

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  1. Just wanted to wish everyone a safe and happy easter our luv and thoughts are with all our Naturi friends . Ann & Terry

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    1. Happy Easter all. Like everyone else we are locked down. Keeping busy with a few DIY projects, so the farthest we have ventured is the local Bunnings. Hopefully we will soon be able to reopen our little patch of paradise.

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      1. So what’s everyone doing?
        Been quite on here, we all still good?.
        Any thoughts on how to keep from isolation madness 😆
        Thoughts?

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  2. FURTHER COVID-19 UPDATE
    Hi friends, due to legislation passed on 30 March 2020, non-essential gatherings of more than 2 people are now banned. Sadly this means that our monthly gatherings at Naturi will need to go on hold for a while. I have posted a note on our Event for 4/5 April noting that this has been cancelled, and also updated the comments in the special COVID-19 post in the Events section. Stay safe everyone, and remember to keep in touch in other ways while we cannot meet in person – through this website, on Facebook, etc. Love you’s all!!! Rod

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  3. COVID-19 Comment
    Hi everyone! Because of the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic, I have posted a special item in the EVENTS section of the website. I have outlined some interim rules to guide us through this difficult time ahead. I expect that many members may choose to stay home and not participate for a few months. If that is you – then stay safe and well, and we look forward to seeing you soon when all of this has blown over. If you are intending to visit Naturi in the next month or two, it must only be on condition that you abide by the strict rules I have set out. Thanks for you support in this regard, Rod x

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  4. Hi everyone!

    Thank you to all of those who came last weekend and participated so fully in our AGM. On a few key issues we went to the extent of going around the group so that every person had the opportunity to share their views, to ensure our decision-making was based on a consensus, and not just the views of the vocal few. There was a tremendous sense of unity in our discussions, which speaks volumes for the quality of our shared community at Naturi.

    This is my summary of the key points and actions arising from that meeting (NB: as this is a public site, some comments below are necessarily kept general in nature)

    1. We have reason to be optimistic about our future as a Club, and so we have decided to start moving forward on the assumption that Naturi will continue on and flourish in coming years! Part of this is to update the website to remove comments stating that things are on hold (Rod has now done this).

    2. The membership fees have been around the $60-$70 mark for at least 20 years. We need to significantly increase the fees as they are insufficient to meet present obligations, let alone to fund necessary maintenance, let alone development of the Club facilities. We unanimously voted to increase annual fees to $200 per person, $400 per couple. Annual fees are now payable for the coming 12 months, so members should make payment of their membership fees ASAP, and certainly well before our next gathering in April.

    3. We are going to review visitors fees etc at our next meeting, but they will need to be substantially increased so that there is a saving in becoming a member rather than simply paying visitor fees each month. Additionally, the view of the meeting was that we should not allow people who have been members in the past, but now just come and go occasionally and pay a visitors fees. We want people involved at Naturi who are either paid up members, or new faces who are exploring the potential to become members.

    4. We will continue to fund Eric’s work on the pool at the same level, but at the same time we will look as seeing whether we can get better equipment with automatic timers so as to reduce the time Eric needs to spend on the pool. We may be able to get his help with some lawn mowing etc in lieu of the pool work if this is successful. We felt that the financial support of Eric and Maree was a worthwhile thing for the Club to commit to, as an expression of our gratitude for our continuing use of the Club facilities.

    5. Thanks were expressed for Debbie’s substantial contribution as Treasurer over the last few years. Brett was voted in as Treasurer for the coming 12 months and Phil as Minutes Secretary (assuming he accepts this appointment).

    6. Historically Heinz operated as the effective President, but with his passing, there has been a leadership gap. The meeting voted that Rod’s current title of Secretary be changed to that of President as this more properly reflects the new reality without Heinz. Rod will continue to manage the website (and with that, communications in and out from the Club). Rod will also liaise with Maree regarding site issues to ensure that our actions are in accordance with the wishes of the family.

    7. As part of raising our profile in the naturist community, Rod will organise for a Naturi advertisement to go into TAN magazine again, and we will discuss potentially re-joining the ANF, as this will also help in raising new membership opportunities. (Rod has now contacted Stuart Whelan from TAN Magazine to organise this).

    8. Thanks were expressed for those who have made a significant effort in the last few weeks to cut down and move fallen trees. After the meeting, we did a walk around the site and identified some good sites for vans, but there are a number of more trees which will need to be removed to realise our plans. Rod and Terry will be walking around the site with Maree and Eric at 9am on Sunday 5th April (this is confirmed) to get appropriate approvals.

    9. We have confirmed that the next gathering is on the first weekend in April, noting that the second weekend is Easter, and most of us have family commitments which will preclude us from being at the Club for that whole weekend.

    I think that covers it – but if I missed something critical, no doubt someone will mention it!

    Cheers,

    Rod

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    1. Hi Rod, great summary:) @ Dear Rod / Brett (holder of the purse strings) the cost for the pool plug in timer, overload protection and water resistant enclosure is ~$100. If this is OK, please let me know and l can buy what we need and have everything ready to plug in on 4th April. Regards Greg

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      1. Hi Greg – great stuff. Using my new presidential powers (hahaha) I am happy to approve this expenditure. Eric will be joining Maree for our walk about at 9am on Sunday 5th April, so perhaps if you can join us for that discussion, we could also discuss the pool with Eric at the same time? Cheers, Rod

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  5. Hi everyone , Ann & I have managed to clear the track into Naturi & other trees which were down , a lot of work still to be done as the rain has caused problems with the drains & washed away some of the track , be careful when you drive up !
    So bring your work gloves to the next weekend event , still have at least 1 tree to cut and lots of cut timber to move !

    At this time please do not park any vehicles on the grassed area as it is a swamp and will take a month of good dry weather to dry up , there was a river running through it yesterday!

    Looing forward to seeing everyone as early as possible on the 7th TO ASSIST IN THE CLEAN UP THE PLACE IS A BIT OF A MESS !

    Also Rod could you contact Marie concerning the pool as bottom was green again , filter was not on , maybe there is a problem ?

    Thank Terry & Ann

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    1. Hi Terry, we will come up on Friday 6th so we can help out on Saturday 7th. Sorry we couldn’t help out last weekend as l was overseas. See you next Friday. Greg & Diah

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      1. Hi guys,

        We have been flat out at work, depending on inspections will hopefully see you then

        On Tue, 25 Feb. 2020, 9:02 am Naturi Sun & Health Club, wrote:

        > Terry & Ann commented: “Looking forward to seeing you guys !” >

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    2. Hi Terry & Ann
      Looking forward to catching up Saturday. We will have to leave one car at Naturi on Thursday night as Jan is in Sydney till Monday and I’m heading back home Sunday afternoon.
      Thanks for clearing things last weekend , will help with the wood Saturday/ Sunday
      Cheers, Brett

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    3. Hi guys, we wont come up tonight, but will be there tomorrow morning, hopefully aroumd 10am. @Dear Terry, should l bring my chainsaw? Greg & Diah

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  6. Hi everyone, at this point Ann & I will be up on sunday morning to clear some fallen trees ! Any help would be great , the trees are across the road and stopping entry to our site .
    Keep an eye on the chalkboard , I will update closer to the day !

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    1. Yes we will be going up as Phil advises me trees still blocking drive . Intending to be up early and gone by lunch , any help would be great!

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  7. Anyone got a big chainsaw? 😊 We’ve got several trees down at Naturi. A couple are blocking the access road. Looks like Eric has started chopping one up. On the up-side the pool water was crystal clear today 🐳.

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    1. Sorry but motorbike pete will not be able to attend Naturi on the 7/8 March for the get together working b and meeting.Please put my apologies in .Thankyou and will catchup soon.

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  8. Hi everyone , firstly thanks to everyone that came up for the Aus Day weekend , lots of tidying up of lawns & fallen trees ect (inc problems with the pool) , we also managed to solve many world problems ! And had a great BBQ lunch together!
    In my last post I mentioned the monthly meeting would be held next Sunday , due to lack of people this is not so , our next meeting will be in March .
    However Ann & I will probably be up on Sunday for lunch & a swim if anybody would like to join us (weather permitting) .Looking forward to seeing anyone available then . Thanks Ann & Terry

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    1. Thanks Ann & Terry, sounds like everyone had a great time over the Australia Day Long Weekend. I was down in Melbourne for the tennis, but it was lovely to be able to catch up for lunch at the Club with Baz & Sue and Brett & Jans on my way through on Monday!
      Regarding our March meeting, we could make this on the weekend of 29 Feb/1 March, or the following week 7/8 March. If I could have a general indication here on the Chalk Board as to everyone’s preference, I will confirm which one works best. I am at a wedding on 29 Feb, so I would prefer 7/8 March.
      Recent feedback is that we are likely to be able to keep using the Club grounds indefinitely (yay!!), so it would be great to have a strategic meeting on the Sunday where we talk in more detail about our plans for the whole year, talk about what the priorities are for upkeep of the Club facilities, and set some dates for events etc.
      Cheers! Rod

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  9. Hi everyone , hope you all had a Merry Xmas & Happy New Year , we certainly did ! just a note about Australia Day Long Weekend , Ann & I will be up in our usual spot & hope to see as many of you guys as possible , still planning Aus Day BBQ pending numbers ( bring your own) but the meeting will not be held as previously thought . The meeting will be on Sunday 2nd Feb as per normal . Thanks all and please let me know your booking requirements via the chalkboard . Ann & Terry

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  10. Hi everyone just getting in first to wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy new year , safe travels to those going away , luv to all ! Terry & Ann

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    1. Hi Guys, we just wanted to wish everyone a merry Xmas and a safe and prosperous start to the New Year. We look forward to catching up again and enjoying the wonderful Sydney summertime. Greg and Diah.

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  11. Hi everyone!

    Gary and Cheryl and I will be going to Cobbler’s Beach at Middle Head this Sunday (15th December). We will be arriving at about 10.30, and aim to be there for most of the day. Any members keen to spend a day at one of the world’s very best nudist beaches is very welcome to join us!!!

    Rod

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    1. Happy New Year to All.
      Hope you had a great one like us.
      Just a reminder to stay vigilant with the bushfires & smoke upon us.
      Stay safe
      Wendy & Bill

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  12. BUSH FIRE UPDATES: Hi everyone, I am sure we are all keeping an eye on the RFS website to see whether Naturi is safe from the current spate of bushfires. So far the news is good – notwithstanding all of the smoke, no fires have directly threatened the specific area around our Club.

    I have retrieved the Minutes Book and Sign In Book from the Clubhouse and am storing these at my place for the time being – I will bring them in for the next weekend.

    If you have any valuables stored at the Club, it would be sensible to retrieve these. We can discuss more specific plans at the next Club meeting, I will be suggesting we each take some items from the Club house and store them at home until the end of January – e.g. our historical collection of naturist magazines, the framed photos and plaques in honour of Heinz and Eike.

    Although the task of clearing away combustible materials from the site is likely a pretty hopeless effort, it would be good if we can do a bit of clearing immediately around the Clubhouse during the Christmas weekend.

    We can expect that there will be a total fire ban on the weekend of our Christmas party – I am not sure if this will impact on food preparations – Terry and Ann will no doubt have this in mind.

    Thanks everyone!

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      1. Hi Lani and Rudi,

        Great to hear you might be coming to the Christmas weekend. I hope Rudi’s surgery goes well.

        The reason your first attempted post came up as new subscriber is that you spelled “Labi” rather than “Lani”, so it appeared to WordPress as a different person!

        Rod

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      2. Thanks Rod, this happens when you get older and don’t have your contacts in lol, we r on our way there for tonight and tomorrow.

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  13. Hey guys a big thanks to Bill & Wendy , Steve & Bronny & my darling Ann for the efforts on sunday & before clearing fallen trees , also for the great company for lunch from Rod . Always great to catch up ! Terry

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  14. Hi everyone Ann & I were up on Monday only to find a large tree down over the back track near my van , we are going to go up on Sunday to remove it and fell 2 more problems in the same area . Any assistance would be helpful ! will be up early on sunday morning weather permitting !

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  15. Hi all, as I can’t make the meeting tomorrow, I will give a hard copy of the Westpac statement, which Debbie has provided an updated copy of today. With all of the payments for membership, the main Westpac account is looking a lot healthier, with a balance of $1,246.32. There is a second account that Debbie opened that earns a little bit of interest, and that has $984.29 in it. Additionally the petty cash box now has $430 plus loose change, which includes my membership fee. So the grand total of current Naturi funds is $2,660. Cheers! Rod

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  16. Hi everyone, Bron & myself will be out as of Thursday afternoon for the weekend. I’m working Saturday and Sunday of course however looking forward to seeing you guys. The temps should be up so come on out & lets have a great weekend together.

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  17. Just a few reminders:

    *at our October meeting we decided to levy the 2019 members fee because our club funds are running low, and due to delays in the administration of the estate we expect to still be running the club for the full membership year (March to March). Please pay $70 per person for your 2019 membership online, or bring cash for this next time you are at the club.

    *Debbie has advised that our Westpac account is right down, so it’s very important that everyone is diligent in paying for vans and other fees – thanks for your help with this!

    Cheers!

    Rod

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    1. Rod we probably need a statement of the bank account for the meeting to discuss the balance to see why it is so low! We have had regular attendance by members throughout the year, with accommodation there should have been some money going in!

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  18. Hi everyone, I’ll be at Naturi during the day on Saturday, but I can’t stay for dinner or be at the meeting on Sunday. The weather forecast looks excellent, it should be a great weekend for those who can make it!!

    Rod

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  19. Hi everyone just posting the van bookings as I recall for next Saturday night ! Let me know if I have forgotten anyone as this is more than possible !

    Brett & Jan Pink van

    Phil & Vicky Yellow van

    That’s all I have in my memory !

    Steve & Bron at Wattanobbi Hgts

    Ann & I Naturi Hgts

    Baz & Sue Somewhere in there

    That’s it , but I am sure more campers will be coming , let me know . Terry Trivago

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  20. Hi everyone, just confirming coming events, as discussed at our meeting in September:

    *Pasta, pirates and port night on 12th October, with members meeting on 13th at 11am (see Events page)
    *Bring and share dinner on 2nd November, with members meeting on 3rd at 11am
    *Christmas Disco 1970s theme on 7th December, with final members meeting for the year on 8th at 11am
    *There will be no meeting during January 2020.

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  21. Hi all, sorry we missed the Spring weekend and monthly meeting. Please kindly let us know thr dates for the next event so we can join. Many Thanks Greg and Diah

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    1. Hi guys,

      I have apt of inspections booked in this weekend, sorry we won’t be able to make it, hope to catch up soon.

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  22. Thanks to everyone who has made a contribution to making the Club grounds look so fabulous! All of the sweat and effort is worth it – the place is looking great at the moment.

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  23. Hi everyone bookings for this weekend are Greg & Diah in dannys van , Steve & Bron in the pink van , booked for sat night only , Ann & I will be up on Friday arvo . Let me know if any other bookings are req . Thanks Terry

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    1. Update @ bookings.terry Our fearless leader Rod will be joining us and residing in the green van, so we have for Saturday night Rod (green van ) Greg & Diah (dannys van) & for Friday & Sat Steven & Bronwyn (pink van) Wendy & William (yellow van) Ann & I own van( Naturi heights) only 1 van left ,be quick or miss out on the fun. see you all there thanks Terry

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      1. Apologies, we cannot attend this meeting, enjoy! catch up soon.

        Regards,

        Rudi & Lani

        On Wed, 3 Apr. 2019, 1:33 pm Naturi Sun & Health Club terrygpcautomotivecomau commented: “Update @ bookings.terry Our fearless > leader Rod will be joining us and residing in the green van, so we have for > Saturday night Rod (green van ) Greg & Diah (dannys van) & for Friday & Sat > Steven & Bronwyn (pink van) Wendy & William (” >

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  24. Hi guys, Diah and l will join the weekend on 6th and 7th. Looking forward to seeing everyone again. @Dear Terry, can we please book Danny’s van for the Saturday night. Cheers Greg and Diah

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  25. Hi y’all! Just a few updates – as per the home page, at our recent meeting in March we decided to do 2 things in April – our usual meeting weekend on the first weekend in April, with the members meeting on Sunday 7th April at 11am, and then we have our Easter weekend running from 19-22 April, with a Pot Luck Dinner on Saturday 20th April at 7pm. Please post your comments here in this Chalkboard to discuss arrangements for the first weekend in April, but in the Events section for the Easter weekend!!

    PS there had been some discussion about potentially visiting Emu Nest next weekend – but at our last members meeting we decided to postpone that until we have a clearer idea about our future at our present location, so maybe later in the year…

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  26. Hi everyone, Mick & Kath, who were at Naturi in January and who are longstanding friends of some of Naturi’s members have kindly invited all of us to stay over at their naturist place called Emu’s Nest, which you may have seen featured in TAN magazine. What they have proposed is that we come over on the weekend of 30-31 March. They are happy to charge us $30/head, which would include being able to stay in our own tents/trailers etc and they would feed us dinner on Saturday night and brekky on Sunday morning. I will be asking for an indication of who is interested at our gathering this weekend so that Mick and Kath have an idea of who is likely to come. We can discuss in greater detail this weekend, and/or email me privately if you want to know more. Cheers! Rod

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      1. It is in the Wiseman’s Ferry area. I cannot post the address publicly as it is not open to members of the general public, and is on Kath and Mick’s private property.

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  27. Hi everyone, I received the following lovely message from Maree this morning:

    Hi, So good of you to attend yesterday, plus the other members who
    came too.. Would you please thank all of the members who attended
    yesterday and thank them all for the beautiful bunch of flowers. They
    smell so good! Also thanks for the pat on the back for Eric…

    Rod

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    1. I want to say how comforted I was to have so many Naturi members join with Heinz’s family and our many friends on Saturday. He was such a special man, kind, humble, caring, reliable, always ready to help others, asking nothing in return. It was a lovely day of friendship and from comments received, it was successful in that everyone could share their various happy memories of Heinz. This was a great comfort to all of us in our grief, and he will certainly not be forgotten by so many.

      I would like to thank Rod and all Naturi friends for the beautiful bouquet of flowers, their colour and perfume give me great joy still.
      Wishing the club every success in wherever the future takes them. For myself, it has been a pleasure to get to know you all and for the great way you welcomed me (even though I was not in uniform). Wishing you well, fond regards Pam Morgan Jones.

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      1. H Pam, thanks so much for your lovely words, both here on our website, but also at the family gathering last weekend. It was a very moving occasion, and lots of wonderful memories as well as some surprises – things I never knew about Heinz! We hope to stay in touch with you, and you are always very welcome, in or out of uniform!!! Love Rod x

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  28. Thanks to all of the Naturi members who came to the memorial lunch for Heinz today. The family was blown away by how many people came, from so many groups that Heinz was a member of – the Wagner group, the philosophist group, the German group, the bushwalking group, and of course Naturi, along with family, neighbours etc. Many heartwarming stories were shared, it is incredible what you learn about a person after they have passed away. The common thread was just how much everyone respected Heinz as a gentle and wise man with a heart of gold. Rest in peace dear Heinz. x

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    1. Feels stupid. I had in my mind that the dinner is on 9-10 March weekend. Just read the Event page to find it was yesterday. Sorry for my absence everyone.

      You’d be remembered Heinz.

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      1. Hi Nitin – the event yesterday was organised by Heinz’s children and was open to everyone – lots of locals and friends of Heinz from various community groups he was associated with. The event that Naturi is holding on 9th March is the dinner, which Maree is coming to, so all good – don’t fret! Looking forward to seeing you and Sue!

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    1. Thanks Ann & Terry! I am juggling a party for my daughter which kicks off at 5pm, so I can’t get there early I am sorry.

      I have picked up two beautiful bunches of flowers, though, one for Maree and one for Pam.

      See y’all up there at 1pm!

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  29. It is good to see that some of us can come to the memorial lunch on 23rd Feb. I see no problem with people staying over at the Club over that weekend. Maree expects the lunch will be over by 3pm – so my one request is that we avoid any vehicular traffic along the driveway in front of Heinz’s house during the event, until perhaps 3.30pm to be safe. Rod

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  30. Hi everyone! A couple of updates…. the memorial lunch with Heinz’s family will be held on Saturday 23rd February at 1pm. Members of Naturi are welcome to come along. I will be there, and I sincerely hope there can be a large turnout from the Naturi group to show the family how much Heinz was loved by us.

    Also, Maree and her boyfriend Ian have accepted our invitation to dinner at the Club on 9th March, but unfortunately Eric cannot make it. I confirm therefore that this will be a clothed event, and I would ask members to dress no later than 5pm, well before their arrival. I will keep you updated when I get other RSVPs.

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    1. Can you pls co firm if you are getting our replies? I replied to lunch on 23rd Feb and memorial weekend 9-10 March for Rudi and I but doesn’t seem to feed through, if we can also book a van for 23rd Feb and 9th March pls

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      1. Hi Lani & Rudi, it’s great to hear from you! No, the other messages have not appeared on the naturi email feed – not sure what has happened there?? It will be great to see on those weekends. Just one thing – Terry now handles the bookings of vans – so I will ask Terry to be in touch to work out what is possible there. Cheers, Rod

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      2. Hi Lani & Rudi I have booked you in to Pats van for the weekend of 9th of march (see events section) at this time I have no bookings for the 23rd of Feb so you can use the pink van if that’s ok with you guys. thanks Terry

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    2. Hi Rod just wanted to get your thoughts on staying over on this weekend , would the family and friends be ok with us towing vans ect up to site or should we be a bit more conservative perhaps , waiting on your guidance as have had a request for van booking from Lani & Rudi , also what do other members think ?

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      1. Hi all, sorry we cannot make it this weekend as something has come up urgently. Have a great weekend everyone and enjoy the sun whiles it lasts. Greg and Diah.

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