Distinction for humanitarians
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.