February 19, 2014

Murray Reid memorial function

A memorial evening will be held in the clubrooms at Eden Park on Friday March 21 in honour of Murray Reid.
Murray was a member of the Baabaas for 48 years and held office as club captain for 10 years and president in 1984-85. He was elected a life member in 1986.
Please come and join us in the clubrooms to honour Murray and to acknowledge his considerable contribution to the club.
Details are:
Where – Barbarians Club Lounge, Eden Park
Date – Friday March 21
Time – from 6.00pm

Updated events programme

February 28: Blues v Crusaders, 7.35pm
March 15: Warriors v Dragons, 5.00pm
March 22: Blues v Cheetahs, 7.35pm
March 29: Blues v Highlanders, 7.35pm
April 7: Golf – Barbarians v Eagles
April 13: Warriors v Bulldogs, 4.00pm
April 25: Blues v Waratahs, 5.35pm
May 2: Blues v Reds, 7.35pm
May 10: Warriors v Raiders, 5.00pm
May 23: Blues v Brumbies, North Harbour Stadium
May 25: Primary Schools Fun Day, Ngataringa Bay
May 31: Blues v Hurricanes, 7.35pm
June 7: All Blacks v England, 7.35pm
June 13: Northland Schools Fun Day, TBC
June 13: NZ Barbarians v Blues, Whangarei
June 25: Bay of Plenty Schools Fun Day, Paengaroa, TBC
July 11: Blues v Chiefs, 7.35pm
August 23: All Blacks v Australia, 7.35pm

For non-rugby events, (the three Warriors games, in particular) tickets will be available to club members and the club boxes will be open if sufficient tickets for the games are sold.
As previously, we are charged for non-rugby events separately and we need to sell all box seats to cover our costs.
Also, members attending games and the clubrooms will need to show their membership cards to the security staff at Gate C. The cards are white this year and all 2014 season cards have been distributed to those who have paid their subscription.

Membership subscriptions – summary as at 18/02/2014

As at February 18, the following report summarises subscription payments for 2014:

1) Total membership 418
2) Members over 70 159
3) Members under 70 259
4) Total overseas members 25
5) Total subs paid 201
6) Under 70s payments 123
7) Over 70s payments 78

Thanks to those who have paid their subscription. To those who haven’t, yet, please
do so as soon as possible. We are reliant on your subscription to help administer the club.

Barbarians v Eagles golf match

For many years now, the Barbarians and Eagles clubs have challenged for a trophy to decide who are the better golfers.
The match has been set for Monday April 7 but the venue hasn’t yet been decided on.
We will let you know the venue and starting time as soon as we know but in the meantime, please contact the secretary and confirm your availability for the match.
Contact details are: Email: sec@brfc.co.nz or phone: 09-846-7241

Bar assistant needed

As previously mentioned, the club bar is a very important part of the club and operates to very high standards, under the stewardship of Dean Paddy.
With the ever increasing number of events and occasions where bar staff are required ‘for duty’, we would like to appoint another helper to assist Dean. While the role is unpaid, the club will pay for all costs associated with the requirement to gain a bar managers’ licence.
If you would like to be part of Dean’s team, please contact the secretary. Dean will be readily available to discuss all aspects of the job.