How many km to travel from the Golf Club to the Rugby Club on Friday? Just 5km, as it turned out, around a few corners, drive south down the main road, turn off at the round-about, and we were practically there. The Wairarapa Caravan Club were hosting the Combined Rally over the weekend, with visitors from Wellington and Heretaunga Caravans Clubs. This was the first time we had stayed at the Rugby Club grounds, which is now a POP for NZMCA members. 18 caravans and motor-homes were in attendance from the three clubs, all looking forward to a weekend of fun and fellowship. Plus two cats, Muffy and Honey.
The “Mix and Mingle” on Friday night allowed us to catch up with caravan friends from the other clubs whom we hadn’t seen for a wee while. And make the acquaintance of some we hadn’t met before. We were pleased to have 4zees outside under the large shady trees which gave us shelter from the strong Wairarapa sunshine. Heretaunga Caravan Club President had the task of presenting our members Bill and Val with their 300 Rally Awards. And later in the weekend Derek welcomed new members Sandra and Don into our club. So our club had a lot to celebrate over the weekend
Saturday night was Housie Night, and of the three clubs participating in the weekend, our club Heretaunga seemed to make off with most of the winnings. Not yours truly though, I didn’t win a thing. Like most, I seemed to be hanging out for the last number or so to be called so that I could shout out “House!!” Harry did the honours of calling out the numbers.
We had the use if the Rugby Club hall for the evenings. Obviously, a lot of Tui beer is served here, as the walls had several Tui ads displayed. Such as this one, showing one of the legendary glamorous Tui girls doing a quality control test on a drop of the “world famous in New Zealand” beer.