Hinuera/Te Poi Lions
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