Dis­tinc­tion for hu­man­i­tar­i­ans

Matamata Chronicle - - News - By KA­T­RINA LINTONBON

Pres­ti­gious awards keep rolling in for the Ro­tary Club of Mata­mata.

Im­me­di­ate past pres­i­dent and present trea­surer David Wheadon at­tended a func­tion at the Don Row­lands Cen­tre at Lake Kara­piro.

The an­nual func­tion at­tracted more than 300 peo­ple.

The event is held to recog­nise change overs each year in the 9930 district, which cov­ers a large por­tion of the North Is­land.

Mata­mata Ro­tary was one of four clubs out of 55 in the 9930 district to be given a Pres­i­den­tial Ci­ta­tion with Dis­tinc­tion award.

The award ac­knowl­edges clubs which go to ex­tra­or­di­nary lengths to con­trib­ute to hu­man­i­tar­ian and cul­tural causes in their area.

Ev­ery club in the district re­ceived an ap­pli­ca­tion form and were en­cour­aged to en­ter.

To be given the hon­our was re­ally spe­cial, Mr Wheadon said.

‘‘It shows that our club is in a healthy po­si­tion.

‘‘With­out strong mem­ber­ship we would not be able to do what we do,’’ he said.

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