The early 1970s proved a critical period for the club. The clubrooms were not being fully utilised but of course still had to be maintained to health regulation standards. Membership had declined. There was little supervision of the use of the clubrooms at weekends. The public were using the rooms without making any contribution to the upkeep costs. Learn to swim classes at the beach were spasmodic and were becoming less popular. Lessons ceased altogether at Hataitai Beach in 1972 after 61 years.
The Second World War robbed the Hataitai Bathing Club of young men and women. However the club continued to operate a learn to swim programme. Community social activity began to flourish after the cessation of hostilities in 1945. The energy of comradeship and togetherness learned during the previous six years greatly assisted the rejuvenation of clubs such as the Hataitai Bathing Club.
Kia ora St John’s whanau
We’ve been considering what it means to be the Church, and this week we want to identify where does this take us? …what’s our purpose?
ON Sunday IN the city AT 10am we will listen afresh to what Jesus teaches in Matthew’s Gospel about salt, light (and good deeds).
It is Finals Day. With dire conditions predicted out there, stay dry or click on the links below to follow the action. As always, we will bring all the follow-up written and visual content over the next couple of days. For scoring updates for Wellington club rugby on Saturday 31 July see below. Club Rugby...