Con­tri­bu­tion com­mem­o­rated

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

At a meet­ing of the Lions Club of Ti­rau, lo­cal iden­tity Christine Purdy was recog­nised with Hon­oured Mem­ber­ship of the Lloyd Mor­gan Lions Clubs Char­i­ta­ble Trust.

The trust was set up to com­mem­o­rate Lloyd Mor­gan’s year as New Zealand’s only pres­i­dent of Lions Clubs In­ter­na­tional and it ben­e­fits sick, dis­abled or dis­tressed peo­ple in New Zealand and the Pa­cific Is­lands and helps in the field of ed­u­ca­tion.

Lion Mur­ray McAl­is­ter spoke of Ms Purdy’s many years of com­mit­ment to help­ing peo­ple in the lo­cal com­mu­nity.

He noted that her ef­forts par­tic­u­larly as­sisted young peo­ple and any­one else who wanted to stay fit and ac­tive.

Ms Purdy’s in­volve­ment in the com­mu­nity in­cludes roles in ath­let­ics, swim­ming, Girl Guides, net­ball, Play­cen­tre and PTA. She is also well known for her lead role in keep fit, up­right and ac­tive and line dancing classes.

Ms Purdy also spent a term as a Ti­rau Com­mu­nity Board mem­ber.

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