The Christchurch branch pre-Christmas breakfast meeting is a tradition started in the happy and carefree years before the big earthquakes of 2010/2011.
I’ve managed to attend quite a few of these breakfast meetings and have quite strong memories of the 2010 event, where a number of us met at the Crumpet Club to feast on delicious home-made crumpets. Alas, the Crumpet Club is now long gone, a victim of the 2011 quake, although you can buy similar and delicious Button Family Crumpets at most supermarkets…But I digress.
The 2016 breakfast meeting was again well attended, and, as usual, it was lovely to catch up with old friends and meet new members. Well done to Terry Hall for winning the box of chocolates prize for his suggestion of a speaker and theme for a 2017 event. I look forward to hearing from your colleague at Core Education this year, Terry! There were quite a few suggestions put forward for speakers for this year as a result of this promotion, so perhaps other branch coordinators could consider this approach.
Thanks to Emma and the Christchurch Branch Coordination Team for again stepping up to organise this event. I am certainly looking forward to an exciting year of TechCommNZ events.