The AGM on Monday will also be a sociable occasion.

All the papers have been sent out, and the plan is to get through the formalities as quickly as possible. We’ll then have drinks and nibbles – please bring a plate to go with supplied liquid refreshments. The weather forecast isn’t the best at the moment, but hopefully that will change and we can enjoy being out on the deck. After drinks and nibbles I’ll show a short audiovisual of a selection of images from those who went on our recent field trip to Matiu/Somes Island. Here’s a teaser of Gavin getting up close and personal with a Cook Strait Giant Weta.

Gavinus Kleewary with Deinacrida rugosa (c)Carol Molineux

“Best of Year” Entries

And don’t forget to get your “Best of Year” entries in by Monday. This can be done online – head to the SALON ENTRY page and look lower down for the link to the entry form. There are no grades for this competition. You can enter just one digital image and one print. Each of these must have been entered into one of the four Salons held during the year, or be fundamentally based on it (for example, small improvements in line with judge’s comments at the original competition are acceptable). The competition will be judged by Simon Woolf who will present the results at our End of Year Function on 26 November. Tickets still available, but hurry up and get them.

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