Wow. The weather may have been a bit miserable outside, but the atmosphere was warm and friendly inside. People started arriving right on noon and kept coming. We had around fifty visitors during the afternoon, who all had the chance to meet some of our members, see and hear what we do, and get some advice on photography.
As a result, we already have five new members signed up, and I expect there will be more to come. Welcome!
A big thank you to all those involved in organizing the event, and helping out on the day. At the risk of missing someone out (sorry if I did – there were so many!) this includes Ian, Sandra, Karyn, Hugh, Debbie, Stu, Brian, Carol M, Carol S, Colin, Michelle, Rex, Scott, Marshall, Peter E, Peter B, Katie, Helen and Rod, as well as those others who submitted prints for the print display.
We’re also very grateful to Beach FM, the Kapiti News and Kapiti Observer for their part in promoting this successful, local community event. I think it would be well worth repeating, perhaps on an annual basis.
That’s great the open day went well! My son and I were going to come along, but silly me got the time wrong (thought it was FROM 3pm). By the time I realised (2:30pm), it was a little late! Would there be any chance of a repeat in the Spring, perhaps?
Cath @ envirohistory NZ
Neil Gordon said:
Oh dear, sorry you didn’t make it. We won’t be having another Open Day this year, but you are most welcome to come along to any meeting, and say hello, and see what we do.