Hastings Orphans’ Club Jubilee Booklet 2003

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Hastings Orphans’ Club Inc.

Established 1913

90th Jubilee Celebrations
31st May – lst/2nd June 2003

Here we are again, happy as can be, All good pals and jolly good company”
— QUOTE —

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Hastings Orphans’ Club Hall
Corner Albert and Miller Streets, Hastings
Opened 24th July 1965

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Hastings Orphans’ Club Inc.

Jubilee Committee – 2003

Convenor
P/C Brian Cossey

Secretary
P/C Bill Elms

Committee
Chief Robbie Elms
D/C Bruce Giorgi
P/C Colin Palmer
P/C Ray Barlow
P/C Doug Perry
Bro. Ross Hart
Bro. Dave Sayner

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Jubilee Weekend Programme

SATURDAY 31st May 2003
Registration and Get-Together Hastings Orphans’ Club Hall 12.30pm – 4.30pm

Executive Meeting N.Z. Kindred Clubs Committee Room,
Hastings Orphans’ Club Hall

Jubilee Korero Hastings Orphans’ Club Hall 7.30pm

SUNDAY 1st June 2003

Jubilee Church Parade St Matthew’s Church
King Street South, Hasting
s 10.00am
Barbecue Lunch Hastings Orphans’ Club Hall 11.00am
Kindred Club Members’ Korero Hastings Orphans’ Club Hall 7.30pm

MONDAY 2nd June 2003

Jubilee Breakfast Hastings Orphans’ Club Hall 9.00am

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FIRST CHIEF 1913 – 1914

ALFRED LEVAVASOUR DURELL FRASER

Foundation Member

Born: Kaiapoi, 1862

Died: 24th February, l919

  • School Master – Frasertown

  • Interpreter – Maori Land Court

  • Hastings Borough Council

  • Married Emily, daughter of W.Y. Dennett, HastIngs, 1893

  • Member of Parliament, Napier

  • Portrait in Parliament House

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Historical Dates – I913

Tuesday, 27th May 1913 First meeting to form the Hastings Orphans’ Club.

Monday, 2nd June 1913 Second meeting to elect officers and set membership fee.

Monday, 23rd June 1913 1st Korero. First half by the Napier Savage Club and second half by the Hastings Orphans’ Club.

Monday, 4th August 1913 First ladies night.

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Hastings Orphans’ Club Inc.

Life Members

1926 ……….. T. B. McNeil

1928 ……….. C. O. Tong

1929 ……….. H. G. Davies

1929 ……….. A. L. Fail

19 …………….J. Holt

19 ……………W. Lord

19 ……………H E. Elliott

19 ……………H. O. Shattky

19 ……………A. E. Brooker

19 ……………T.J. W. Heighway

19 ……………L. A. Lewis

1970 …………J. Rainey J.P.

1972 …………B. U. Rickard

1984 …………D.J. Heywood

1984 …………*W. A. Elms

1984 …………W. S. Brunsden

1987 …………R. V. Giorgi

1987 …………D. F Sturm

1989 …………A.J. Merrall

19 …………….M. Gordon

1995 …………*N. E. Davidson

1997 …………*D. G. Kemsley

1999 …………*B. S. Cossey

2000 …………*R. W. Barlow

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CHIEF 1922

A.E. (BERT) O’MEARA

First Secretary

Born: 16th June, 1886
Died: 1st May, 1955

  • Foundation member

  • First meeting held in his dental rooms

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Past Chiefs

1913 ………… A. L. D Fraser M.P.

1914 ………… G. N. Pharazyn

1914/20 ……. PRO Patria

1921 ………… T. Clarkson

1922 ………… A. E. O’Meara

1923 ………… H. G. Davies

1924 ………… H. M. Campbell M.P.

1925 ………… E. L. Commin

1926/27 ……. H. W. C. Baird

1928 …………G. A. Maddison

1929/30 ……. J. Bewley

1931 ………… M. B. Peat

1932 …………D. A. Bathgate

1933 …………G. A. Maddison

1934 ………… C. Duff

1935/37 ……. D. M. Campbell

1938/43 ……. M. A. Hunter

1943/45 ……. PRO Patria

1946/47 ……. P. J. Priest

1948/49 ……. R. V. Giorgi J.P.

1950/51 ……. D. F. Sturm

1952 ………… N.Q. Roach

1953 ………… G. W. Hunt

1954 ………… F. J. Geor

1955 ………… J. M. Macauley

1956 ………… W. M. Nicol

1957 ………… T. J. W. Heighway

1958 ………… C. S. Martin

1959 ………… T. J. W. Heighway

1960 ………… J. R. Trotter J.P.

1961 ………… A. E. Morris

1962 ………… C. F. Woodham

1963 ………… D.J. Heywood

1964 ………… N. D. Compton

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Past Chiefs continued

1965 ………… W. T. Lambie

1966 ………… W. A. Elms

1967 ………… G. T. Harding

1968 ………… A. J. Woodham

1969 ………… A. I. Laing

1970 ………… W. E. Kyle

1971 ………… M. R. Davis

1972 ………… R. J. Golding

1973 ………… R. J. Peacock

1974 ………… D. R. Perry

1975 ………… W. H. Eru

1976 ………… W. J. Nelson

1977 ………… J. G. Lomas

1978 ………… W. D. Thompson

1979 ………… P. Rawstrone

1980 ………… D. G. Kemsley

1981 ………… D. J. Rich

1982 ………… N. E. Davidson

1983 ………… B. S. Cossey

1984/85 ……. I. W. Livingston

1986 ………… L. J. King

1987/88 ……. P. W. Plummer

1989 ………… K.C. Cooze

1990/91 ……. M. H. Gibbs

1992 ………… R. S. Robertson

1993 ………… C. Wright

1994 ………… B. A. Lee

1995/96 ……. I. A. Ward

1997/98 ……. R. W. Barlow

1999/00 ……. W. R. Wade

2001/O2 ……. C. W. Palmer

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CHIEF I948 – I949

Ronald (Ron) Victor GIORGI

O.B.E., J.P.

Born: 24th April, 1907

Died: 25th March, 1997

– 25th Battalion, W.W. 2

– Mayor of Hastings 1959 -1974

– H.O.C. Patron 1973-1997

– Poet and storyteller

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Hastings Orphans’ Club inc.

Clubs Raided and Hosted

Ashburton Savage Club
Blenheim Orphans’ Club
Cambridge Orphans’ Club
Christchurch Savage Club
Eltham Savage Club
Gisborne Orphans’ Club
Gisborne Savage Club
Hamilton Orphans’ Club
Hawera Savage Club
Hokitika Savage Club
Horowhenua Savage Club
Huntly Orphans’ Club
Katikati Orphans’ Club
Katikati and Districts Savage Club
Manawatu Savage Club
Matamata Orphans’ Club
Masterton Savage Club
Morrinsville Orphans’ Club
Mount Maunganui Orphans’ Club
Napier Orphans’ Club
Napier Savage Club
Nelson Savage Club
New Plymouth Savage Club
Paeroa Savage Club
Rotorua Orphans’ Club
Stratford Savage Club
Taradale Savage Club
Te Aroha Orphans’ Club
Te Kuiti Orphans’ Club
Wanganui Savage Club
Waipawa Savage Club
Waipukurau Orphans’ Club
Waitara Savage Club
Wellington Orphans’ Club
Wellington Savage Club

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Hastings Orphans’ Club inc.

Public Shows and Revues

1927 ………..  “A Sense of Humour” .— (Leon Fail / Harold Davies)

I928 ………..  “The Lazy ‘R’ ”

1929 ……….. “The 759 Mystery”

1932 ……….. “The Lazy ‘R’ ”
                     “Nice Goings On” – (Leon Fail / Harry Popplewell)

1959 ……….. “Fantasia”

1988 ……….. “Bless ‘Em All’’

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CHIEF 1963 (50th Jubilee Year)

DOUGLAS (DOUG) JOHN HEYWOOD

Dominion President 1974

Born: 31st January, 1917

Died: 20th August, 1999

– Choir and Sketch Club

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Hastings Orphans’ Club Inc.

New Zealand Executive

1913 ………… .. Douglas J. Heywood – Dominion President

1982 ………… .. William A. Elms – Dominion President

1966/68 ……. .. Douglas J. Heywood – Central Group President

1976/78 ……. .. Kapi W. H. Eru – Central Group President

1985/87 ……. .. Douglas R. Perry – Central Group President

1996/99 ……. .. Brian S. Cossey – Central Group President

1997/98 ……. .. Ian A. Ward – New Zealand Executive

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Korero Venues used by the Club

Mr A. E. O’Meara’s Dental Rooms              Queen Street

Venetian Tearooms               1913 –           Heretaunga Street

Old Skating Rink                   1925             Warren Street

Assembly Hall                       1926 – 1931   Hastings Street

Ritz Tearooms                       1928             Heretaunga Street

H.B. Farmers Tearooms          1931             Queen Street

Assembly Hall                        1932             Heretaunga Street

Rialto Tearooms                     1950 – 1951   Heretaunga Street

St Matthew’s Parish Hall          1956             King Street

Labour and Trades Hall            1958 –           Avenue Road

Compton’s Tearooms               I959               Heretaunga Street

United Hall                             1960 –           Lyndon Road

Odd Fellows Hall                     1963 – 1964    Market Street

Hastings 0rphan’s Club Hall     1965 – Present Miller Street

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CHIEF I966

WILLIAM (BILL)

ARTHUR ELMS

Dominion President I982

Present Club Patron and Club Secretary

– Vocal Quartet

– Slap Base Expert

– Orchestra

– Ukelele Band

– Sketch Group

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Hastings Orphans’ Club Inc.

Our Own Home

It was first mooted at a meeting in H. W. C. Baird’s office on Tuesday 21 st August 1927, that the Club investigate the purchase of a suitable town section with the purpose of building a hall for meetings, but found the prices were too high, and the matter lapsed.

Several sites were inspected, including one off Lane Street in 1951 and later in 1954 a site in Queen Street being passed over in favour of a section in King Street.

After a great deal of searching for a suitable section, land owned by L. J. Crabbe, lO26 Heretaunga Street, Stortford Lodge, was purchased in l957 for 2,750 pounds.

In September 1963 a property in Warren Street was available for 2,250 pounds. Other sites owned by churches wishing to expand were checked out but were found wanting.

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Our Own Home continued

Then in December I963, Fannin’s section on the corner of Albert and Miller Streets was coming on the market for 1,200 pounds. The Heretaunga Street section could fetch 4,750 pounds.

The hall was constructed by an army of willing volunteers with the guidance of friendly professionals. The hall was officially opened on 24th July 1965 by the mayor of Hastings City, Past Chief Ron Giorgi and Chief Wally Lambie.

The Rest is History!

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Property Extensions

The house owned by I. M. Cloughton at 702 Miller Street was purchased for $6,250 in 1969.

It was later in 1973 that plans were produced for extentions across the end of the hall behind the stage area to allow storage of props and the making of props and scenery, plus meeting and changing rooms.

Unfortunately the new City Council required the Club to make provision for 25 off-street parking spaces. The Hastings Orphans’ Club found that they needed to purchase the house and section next door on Albert Street for this to happen. This cost a further $11,000 before construction could start. The ‘shout’ for the new roof was reported as a success on 5th June 1979.

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2003 Officials

Patron P/C Bill Elms

Chief Orphan Robbie Elms

Immediate Past Chief P/C Colin Palmer

Deputy Chief Bro. Bruce Giorgi

Secretary P/C Bill Elms

Assistant Secretary P/C Merv Gibbs

Treasurer P/C Ray Barlow

Executive Committee Bro. Ross Sweatman, Bro. Ross Hart, P/C Brian Cossey, P/C Les King, P/C Brian Lee, P/C Doug Perry, P/C Wallace Wade, P/C Ian Ward

Programme Organiser P/C Brian Cossey

Chief Steward Bro. Dave Sayner .

Club Host P/C Brian Cossey

Club Guardians P/C Duncan Kemsley, P/C Henry McLaughlan

Official Accompanists P/C Brian Cossey, Bro. Lindsay Davies, Bro. Ross Hart, Bro. Laurie Butler

Welfare Officer Bro. Derek Whitaker

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Hastings Orphans’ Club Inc.

90th Jubilee

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