Friday, November 08, 2019

e-newsletter November 2019

e-newsletter November 2019


“Believe you can and you’re halfway there”- Theodore Roosevelt

I love this quote. It’s so true – a positive attitude not only helps in coping with the daily affairs of life, but it can also inspire us to challenge ourselves and try new things.

We have some exciting challenges to choose from in the months ahead. For the first time MS Auckland will be putting a team in for Round the Bays in March 2020. We hope that many of you will take up the challenge and join us for this event, either by walking, wheeling or running the 8.4 kilometers. We have an information afternoon coming up to find out more about this event and how to prepare. Also coming up is an Outward Bound Challenge and the Oceans of Hope Challenge. There is certainly no shortage of opportunity to get outside and delight yourself by seeing how much you are capable of!

Find out more details of these events in our November e-news and much more!

1. Quiz and Lawn Bowls social event – Sunday 24 November
2. Round the Bays March 8 2020
3. Outward Bound
4. Oceans of Hope
5. Christmas Party
6. Full-time carer required – Opportunity on Waiheke


1. Quiz and Lawn Bowls – Sunday 24 November

I hope you will be able to join us for a fun afternoon at the Royal Oak Lawn Bowls Club. You can have a go at Lawn Bowls, or participate in the quiz night, or both! Bring your family and friends and join in the fun.

Date:  24 November 2019
Time:  4 pm for a lawn bowls game (coaching included)
             5 pm for a social mix and mingle
             6 pm for a quiz night

Total cost for the event is just $40, which includes pizza (all dietary requirements will be catered for) a raffle ticket and a drink ticket. A cash bar will also be available.

To book your tickets please e-mail events@msakl.org.nz or call Liz on 09 845 5921.

2. Round the Bays – Information afternoon
We are teaming up with Vision PT in Ponsonby for the iconic Auckland Round the Bays event on Sunday 8 March. This 8.4 kilometer event can be run, walked or wheeled (wheelchairs and prams allowed, but no bikes). Why not join in the fun and set yourself a goal for 2020.

We hope to have a big group participating for Round the Bays and at the end of the 8.4km course, together with PT Ponsonby a tent will be set up with food and friendship, so bring your family and friends along and make a day of it.

If you are interested please join us for an afternoon information session.

Date: Saturday 30 November
Time: 2pm
Venue: Vision PT – 4 Newton Road, Ponsonby

At this session, we will be discussing event logistics and preparation.

If you are unable to attend the information session on the 30th of November, but still interested in participating, please still register your interest with us by emailing events@msakl.org.nz
and let us know so that we can send you further information and keep you in the loop with developments.

3. Outward Bound
Outward Bound offeres an 8 day Activate course once a year. Activate is an adapted course to enable those aged 18+ with a physical disability to experience the challenge and adventure of an Outward Bound course. Past participants have included those with multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, arthritis, and amputees.

This year's course is scheduled from 17-24 November. Funding options are available and there are still places on the November course. If you are aged 18+ and looking to build your confidence and challenge yourself physically and emotionally in a safe and supportive environment, then e-mail Caroline at ccampbell@outwardbound.co.nz to find out more


4. Oceans of Hope 2- 6 December
Oceans of Hope is back in New Zealand at the end of the year. http://oceansofhope.co.uk/challenge/news/2019/ooh-announce-new-zealand-return/

This is your chance to be part of the crew sailing around the Hauraki Gulf, departing from and returning to Auckland. There are still a few spaces left. For more information check out the Ocean of Hope Website.


5. Annual Christmas Party – Sunday 8 of December

Our annual Christmas party is always a lovely social event. This year we will once again be in the wonderful central location of the Remuera Club at 27-33 Ohinerau Street, Remuera.

The party will start at noon with a Christmas lunch buffet from 12:30. The cost is $25 per person.

This is a fun, family event with an opportunity to meet old friends and make new friends. To book your tickets please e-mail info@msakl.org.nz or call the office on 09 845 5921.


6. Full-time work opportunity – Carer/PA required on Waiheke Island
A special person is required to enable a physically disabled man ‘to be the best he can be’. The role is broad and varied and involves full personal care, driving, cooking and property management.

They are seeking a person who is compassionate, flexible, able to travel, multi-skilled and physically fit and able. Couples will also be considered. Separate accommodation on the island is available if required as well as a very good remuneration package for the right person. For more information or to apply please call 021 70 6623.


I hope to see you at some of the upcoming events.

Keep up to date with our events through Facebook and our website.

Until next month,

Warm wishes,

Ingrid Minett
General Manager