Yet another well run AGM, with interesting places to visit and plenty of old friends meeting up and catching up.
The auction with Dan Steele as auctioneer ran well, and provided more funds for the coming year. The silent auction also went well, with many interesting items that looked quite fascinating
The AGM on Saturday morning was well attended and run smoothly by members of the DU and other workers.
The trip to Wairio was all in fine weather and the lunch in town (Martinborough) was very tasty.
Finally winding up the day with an excellent dinner and not too far to find our accommodation.
Brackenridge Country Retreat is our place for this year’s Ducks Unlimited Annual General Meeting,
(5&6 Aug, also Friday evening if you arrive on the 4th) annual dinner and the much anticipated auction. DU was there in August 2014 and members found Brackenridge enjoyable and comfortable.
The weekend event includes a catch-up on Friday evening, the annual AGM the next morning, plus morning tea then a bus trip to visit Wairio Wetlands, which has come on leaps and bounds since our last tour there. Put in a pair of gumboots for Wairio. Lunch follows at the Village café in Martinborough. Brackenridge has the atmosphere of early New Zealand station dwellings and with a view of the Haurangi ranges. Brackenridge Conference Manager Leeann O’Neill said they are looking forward to hosting our group. All members should receive the brochure about events at the AGM, and the information. Brackenridge can accommodate 64 guests, so make sure you do not miss out.
• Studios, two-bedroom cottages with two bathrooms and fourbedroom cottages with three bathrooms (includes self-catering continental breakfast provisions with free-range eggs).
• Indoor heated 20m lap pool, and gym complimentary for guests (16 years and over).
• On site day spa offering therapeutic and beauty treatments (bookings essential).
• Some unites are available at The Claremount in Martinborough for overflow.
Register now for another fun DUNZ AGM.
White Rock Rd Martinborough