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Mel Dyson Memorial Golf & Textile Conference 19-20 March 2010

Arrangements are progressing positively for the weekend of 19/20 March 2010 in Hawkes Bay when the 5th Mel Dyson Memorial Conference and Golf Tournament will be held

As has been the case in previous years, it is a very busy time in Hawkes Bay in March so accommodation is hard to get. As such, I have pencil booked a number of rooms (all they have available) at three locations:

Bluewater Hotel:

0508 627 437

5 Studio Units available @ $120 per night. Will be held for two weeks from today.

Anchorage Motor Lodge:

0800 422 266

15 Studio units available @ $155 per night. These will be held until 15 January.

Harbour View Motor Lodge:

0800 668 432

8 Studio units available @ $155 per night. These will be held until end January.

(Harbour View is a 5 or 6 minute walk or 2 minute drive from the conference venue)

I encourage you to phone and make a booking sooner rather than later. When making a booking at any of the three venues state that you are with the “Textile Conference Booking”.

The conference will be held at the Napier Sailing Club (opposite The Anchorage and beside the Bluewater Hotel). This is a stunning venue with idyllic views over the inner harbour.

The golf will be played at Hawkes Bay Golf Club, Valentines Road, Hastings. We have tee times from 9am Saturday Morning (for 18 hole golfers) and a little later in the day at Awatoto public course for the 9 hole social event.

Dinner and prize giving will be held in ‘The Elbow Room’ at The Gin Trap on Saturday evening.

Please let me know if you will be attending at your earliest convenience so I can finalise catering details.

I look forward to catching up with you all on 19th and 20th March 2010.

* Two technical speakers so far with topics to be confirmed.

* One general interest speaker – A young lady who has rowed for NZ at the Junior World champs 2008, Under 23yrs World Champs 2009 and is aiming for under 23’s for 2010.

I am still looking for more speakers, preferably technical, please contact me if you can assist in this area.

Have a safe and happy festive season.

Contact: John Williams

+64 6 833 7887

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