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Master Tran Visit - 2003

Master Tran (8th dan) made an official visit to New Zealand to meet with Executive Committee members and senior Instructors.

Photos of meetings with Master Tran

Mr McPhail, Mr Graham and Master Daher

Mr Peter Graham and Master Tran

Dinner prior to Executive Committee meeting

Ms Tanya Katene (Treasurer) and Mrs Sue Breen (CM Regional Director)

Mr Mahesh Bhana with Master Tran

Photos from the official visit to the Auckland Grammar club, Wednesday 8th October.


Staff & Accommodation

Hosts - Paul McPhail (021 983 532) and Peter Graham (025 856 102)
Deputy for Mr Davidson - Vince Pygott (025 965 947)
Bookings - Mahesh Bhana (025 244 4690)
Media - Carl Matthews

Accommodation & Meetings:
Waipuna Lodge
58 Waipuna Road
Mt Wellington
Ph 00800 924 786
or 09 526 3000

Dinner Wednesday Night:
Chang Thong Restaurant
(The Golden Elephant on Kyber Pass Rd)
195 Kyper Pass Road, Kyber Pass
Ph 379 8704
(Parking under the restaurant via Severn Street)
$35 per head - (let Mr Bhana know numbers)
Formal Dress

Proposed Itinerary
Wednesday 8 October
11:10 am
Master Tran Arrives from Singapore
Transport to hotel and settle in
1:05 pm
Master Daher arrives
Meeting: Master Tran & Master Daher
Meeting: Master Tran with Greg Skinner & Andrew Niven (Manager and Coach of NZ Junior Team)
Masters visit Nibun Auckland Grammar to briefly see class and talk to members, photo. Possible media.
Dinner (Newmarket). All Instructors, Exec or Sub-Committee members welcome. Please get numbers to to Mr Bhana.
Thursday 9 October

Meeting: Master Daher & Paul McPhail
(2004 Calendar etc)

(Mr Pygott and Mr Bhana host Master Tran)


Meeting at Lunch at the Auckland Club


Meeting: Oceania Taekwon-Do Federation with Master Tran
(Master Daher, Paul McPhail, Vince Pygott and Mahesh Bhana)

Any other OTF business

Dinner at Hotel

Meeting: Executive Committee & Seniors
(Exec, Sub-Committee Directors & 5th-6th dans - FORMAL DRESS)

- report on ITF situation in New Zealand and Oceania;
- action-plan and up coming events in the region;
- Presentation by ITF President on ITF structure and the ITF By Law No1;
- Exchanges on development plan and others items proposed by participants.


Friday 10 October

Media Engagements, other meetings

If time: Sightseeing - (Sky Tower, Ferry to Devonport)

Lunch, then to airport

5.15 pm

Master Tran departs for LA

6.30 pm

Master Daher departs for Sydney



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