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Me in a Lions Club
In 1970 I joined the locally
forming Ponsonby Herne Bay Lions Club.
At the time I had a Photographic
business in Three Lamps, Ponsonby, Auckland.
I thoroughly enjoyed my twelve years
plus in the Lions Club for the satisfaction
of the charitable work, projects we did
for many individuals and the wider
I've also greatly enjoyed the camaraderie
with my fellow club members and other Lions I met.
Over the years I travelled and visited
many clubs, met and made many good friends.
In 1979 I was elected President.
It was one of the high points of my life.
New Zealanders and Aucklanders especially
like to play with, on, in
and under water, we have
plenty all around us.
(We did win and hang on to the America's
Cup, the yachting world's top honour,
for a few years, as you well know.)
Many in our club had their own
boats of one kind or other.
To cut a long story short, I enjoyed
the privilege of being invited a
few times on board a large, 75 ft
sailing boat (Rambler?) for few
weeks of cruising around a few times,
with a number of club members.
Although I couldn't swim - and everybody
onboard taken this very seriously,
- I had a tremendously good time
and enjoyed the unforgettable experiences.
Some of the photos on this page were taken
during those trips.
You can click on these photos for an enlargement.
handing out well
of the Rambler
folks' picnic on
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