Great reasons to join

A club for men of good character no longer working full time

Meetings

Enjoy the conviviality of new friends and acquaintances at meetings in the New Lynn Friendship Hall, 3063 Great North Road, second Friday of the month 10.00 am - 12.00 noon.

Trips

Use your Gold Card for free train and ferry trips with club members to places such as Devonport's Naval Museum, Oneroa's The Local on Waiheke Island and Pepperjack's Restraurant at Pine Harbour.

Events

Go to our coffee mornings, casual lunches, mid-winter and Christmas lunch. Past venues include Jamie's Cafe, Denny's, Bricklane, The Sugar Grill, Y-Not Restaurant, Swanson RSA.

Club information

Non-political, non-sectarian, non-profit, autonomous

Venue

3063 GREAT NORTH RD

The Friendship Hall is located at 3063 Great Nth Rd (down ROW opp. McCrae Way) Ample off-street parking. Also accessible from Mcnaughton Way.

Membership

LOW COST $25 P.A.

No joining fee. Annual membership subscription $25. Wives/partners welcome to all events & trips. Visitors always welcome (no charge).

Meetings

2ND FRIDAY OF THE MONTH

Format is an update on club activities; morning tea, coffee and biscuits; followed by an invited guest speaker (10.00 a.m. - 12.00 noon).

Train & Bus

WALK 300M TO VENUE.

It is a short walk via McCrae Way from the New Lynn Transport Centre to the Friendship Hall.

Bank Account

Bank Account

38-9022-0402722-00

Payments for everything but trips e.g. subscriptions and mid-winter lunch, can be made by direct credit to the club's bank account. The bank account for trips is 12 3232 0318628 00

The next meeting date is Friday 10 December Covid-19 lockdowns could result in it being cancelled. Bill Mutch will speak on people in the railways.

What our members say

Insight, appreciation and a quip.
Bill Fairs

Bill Fairs

PAST PRESIDENT

"Men in West Auckland retiring now, who do not know about Rebus and who don't become members of our club, do not know what they are missing out on."

Anthony Dennis

Anthony Dennis

MEMBER SINCE 2013

"Scrolling through the photos, maps, plans, graphs, cartoons and aerial shots in the March newsletter was both interesting and entertaining. Enjoyed it immensly and will reread it again and again. Memories are made of this."

Bill Mutch

Bill Mutch

CURRENT PRESIDENT

After 25 years as membership co-ordinatior of the Railway Enthusiasts Society, Ray Hancock at age 96 decided to retire. At the July 2020 meeting Bill Mutch said, "Wouldn't you think he would have left it until he was 100."

News

Latest on meetings, trips and events

Soljans Function not happening

With all the uncertainty that currently exists as to when lockdown restrictions will end and what will then be allowed, we have made the decision not to make a room booking at Soljans Estate Winery Read more…

Fortnightly Coffee Mornings

Everyone who went along thoroughly enjoyed the first coffee morning after the long lockdown that began back on the 12th of August. In response to suggestions to meet up again the following week, it was Read more…

Get in Touch

Do you need more information about us?

Postal Address

19A Riversdale Road
Avondale
Auckland 1026

Give us a ring

Vince Middeldorp
(Secretary)
Hm 8285250
Mob 0211896822

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