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Birthday Ball for William and Katherina (2013): event proposal

18th of May, 2013

An evening of dancing, with (we hope!) a light-but-sumptuous supper, and board-games for those who prefer not to dance.

Last year's was a small-but-successful event. See here for proposal, advertisement, and post-event write-up for the 2012 ball.


St Phillips Presbyterian Church, aka North Shore Cook Islands Christian Church
136 Birkdale Road.


Katherine and William would like to cover the site-cost themselves (it'll be ~$100, if the pricing is as it was last year).


This is the church next door the community house where we have dance practice. It has ample parking, basic kitchen and bathrooms, and a plain hall with stacked chairs (not pews).

Date and time:

18th of May, 2013 (earlier than last year, to give space between ball and Bloth)

Set up from 6pm (set-up crew can get dinner from local take-aways)
Site opens 6:30pm
Dancing from 7:00

Supper at ~8:30pm
Leave site by 11pm


There's effectively no break-even number, as the barony isn't paying for any fixed costs. I expect we'll get 10-20 people attending. I'll advertise it amongst Auckland's other early-dance groups.

  • Supper: $7/head
  • Laundry, rubbish, etc: $2/head
  • Kingdom Levy: $1/head

=> charge $10 / $12 for adult members/non-members
$5 for kids 6-16; 5 and under free

Note: because the event is small, I've made no provision for steward, set-up crew, or anyone else to get in free: all will pay full price, and get their own dinners.

Other details

The focus of the evening will be dancing, but there
will be several tables set up with chess, backgammon, and other games
of strategy or chance, for the amusement of those who prefer not to

There will not be a full meal - eat something before you come - but there will be drinks throughout the evening, and a supper at about 8:30pm.

We will decide what to dance on the night: everyone attending will get to pick at least one dance.


  • Steward: Katherina Weyssin (Katherine Davies)
  • Deputy steward: William de Cameron (David Robb)
  • Supper cook: seeking a supper cook!