Hin­uera/Te Poi Li­ons

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Hin­uera/Te Poi Li­ons are mo­ti­vated to serve their com­mu­nity by help­ing them raise money through the col­lab­o­ra­tion of a monthly pa­per drive.

Com­mu­nity groups can ask for money the group raises through ac­tiv­i­ties like the slink drive, club pres­i­dent John Rea says.

At ev­ery meet­ing they have re­quests for money.

They re­cently gave a do­na­tion to Pohlen Hos­pi­tal and sup­port a va­ri­ety of other char­i­ties.

But Rea says it’s not all work and no play.

The group also run sev­eral so­cial events through­out the year which are well at­tended.

If you want to join the Hin­uera/ Te Poi Li­ons, con­tact Rea on 888 7089. Mata­mata Club, with guest speak­ers who talk about is­sues rel­e­vant to their membership.

Other benefits of be­ing a Grey Power mem­ber are fuel dis­counts at Chal­lenge, cheaper power, and lo­cal busi­ness dis­counts.

As a part of the na­tional fed­er­a­tion of Grey Power New Zealand, they also have regular con­tact with politi­cians.

‘‘It can­not be stressed too strongly that we are not part of any po­lit­i­cal group­ing or party,’’ pres­i­dent Bob Thomp­son says.

Na­tion­ally, Grey Power is one of the strong­est ad­vo­cacy or­gan­i­sa­tions in the coun­try.

If you would like to join Mata­mata Grey Power, it costs only $15 for a sin­gle membership or $24 for a cou­ple. Call Thomp­son on 888 6254, and he will sign you up. the Kauri Grove on Bur­wood Rd, schol­ar­ships, science schools and in­ter­na­tional youth ex­change pro­grammes for Mata­mata young peo­ple.

They have also in­stalled and re­cently up­graded the lo­cal skate park and this year cre­ated the Me­mo­rial Grove on Pe­ria Rd to mark the cen­te­nary of World War I.

Ro­tary Mata­mata also works with other clubs from around the world to sup­port poorer com­mu­ni­ties fo­cus­ing on health, san­i­ta­tion and ed­u­ca­tion.

In ad­di­tion to work­ing on projects at a lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional level, Ro­tary Mata­mata also has a lot of fun, club mem­ber Michelle Tan­ner said.

‘‘Ear­lier this year we ar­ranged a Con­cert by the Lake fea­tur­ing Jamie McDell,’’ she said.

‘‘This great event was en­joyed by many and helped us raise funds to un­der­take more projects.’’

They cur­rently have 50 mem­bers and new mem­bers are wel­come to join them on Tues­days be­tween 5pm-7pm at the Me­mo­rial Cen­tre on Tainui St to share a meal and lis­ten to

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