Club meeting - October

Samuel Parnell was a carpenter, in 1840 was the first man to get an 8-hour day and 40 hour working week in Wellington NZ. The first Labour day was celebrated in NZ on 28 October 1890 (129 Yrs. ago) when several thousand trade union members and supporters attended parades in the main centres, Government employees were given the day off to attend the parades. This weekend coincides with the Long Labour weekend break so many of the collectors will be heading to the holiday destinations getting to watch the rugby etc. I know many will be away enjoying the long weekend with family or friends so travel safe and please pencil in the following events to your diary for our end of year celebrations.


There will be Raffle Tickets $1 on sale so bring some extra coins. Door charge is $3 per person for the meeting please support the club by paying this small fee as it helps to pay for the lovely clean and well-lit rooms. Item of the Night is items related to the theme of Cops and Robbers. This should give a varied array of items on the table and some interesting information shared. Black Glass can be bottle related or as the subject suggests an item made of black glass which again should explode the table with all manner of interesting items. New Finds always interesting items surface after a local show/ swop meet / retro fair so look forward to seeing those treasures acquired during the last couple of events in Christchurch.

There are still a few members that have not paid there subs – generously you were sent the last magazine please support your hobby and club by contributing your annual subscription to the treasurer Warren Roberts at PO Box 27076 ChCh or via internet banking Ref subs and surname

November Meeting will be our end of year Christmas Dinner at the Philatelic Centre, 67 Mandeville Street, this Sunday 24th November, commencing at 5.30pm for noggin natter to set the festive scene with a sit-down meal from 6.00 p.m. provided by Indulge Catering

Tickets need to be pre-booked $26 per person confirmed numbers to Helen by 15 November. Food will be served on disposable plates if you wish to bring your own plates and cutlery you are welcome. Please bring your own drinks/ refreshments (Wine Glasses will be available). A brief copy of the menu is listed below we look forward to your support for our end of year function


Hot ham off the bone
Hot gourmet potatoes with garlic butter
Date & orange couscous salad
Garden green salad
Pesto pasta salad
Dinner rolls with butter
Mustard, relish, salad dressing
NY Brownie topped with ice cream
The President will also be making several announcements at this meeting relating to the direction of the Christchurch Club which will be taking effect from January 2020 for those unable to attend the meeting a written update will follow via email in the coming weeks
If anyone has had a change of contact details, please advise Helen via the contact page of this website so our records can be updated, and you can be kept up to date with forth coming events.

We will be reviewing the Local Show and welcome your feedback and constructive comments at the meeting or via email if you are out of town thanks to those that filled out feedback forms at the show. We are also looking for someone to assist with the tea and coffee serving for the meeting

There is also a Facebook group for the Club. If you would like to join this group please go here

Christchurch Antique Bottle & Collectables Club Inc.
P O Box 27076
Christchurch 8640