Waihi

 

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Waihi Lions club welcomes both men and women members. The club will be 50 years old in 2015.

The members ages range from late 30’s and occupations are varied and include people from industry, commerce, finance, health and education.

The Club meets for its regular tea meetings on the 4th Tuesday of each month at the Waihi RSA Seddon Street. 6.00pm for fellowship with a meal served at 6.30pm.

The Board meetings are  held  monthly at the President’s residence.

The Club is involved in service and social activities of a wide nature,

We look forward to assisting our area with a range of  projects.

Waihi Nugget May 9th 2015

 

Arthur Mather and Karen Gaffney checking entries and providing refreshments at Coronation Park for competitors

Frank Warn directing "traffic" at Coronation Park during The Nugget

Our project to commemorate the ANZAC centenary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The task begins

 

We make steady progress

 

Is it a smile or a grimace. Dave Smith wires a poppy to the mine fence

This is partly what it is all about. Arthur Mather, Maurie Foulds, Dave Smith, Brian Atger

and Frank Warn enjoy a welcom coffee break.

 

A good morning's work....

 

....and it arouses immediate interest for this famil group.

The final step. WWII veteran... prepares to unveil the commemoration plaque. Standing with him is Kevin Corney who masterminded the whole project. He had been inspired to do this when he was in Britain recently and saw the poppy display around the Tower of London.

 

 

A member of the Katikati Salvation Army Band plays the last post immediately before the unveiling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lions Senior Citizens' Concert

A small but appreciative audience turned up on Sunday afternoon for the annual Waihi Lions' Club Senior Citizens  Variety Concert. There was a change of venue this year from the Memorial Hall to the Waihi RSA clubrooms.

The entertainment was excellent and was provided by The Quarter Acre (Aka Alison Collings and Michael Thornton), Cathy and Wallace Dempster from Waihi Beach and the Mellowtones, that famous group of lady harmonisers whose members come from the greater Waihi area.

 

The musical delights ranged from popular music from the sixties and seventies, Glenn Miller classics such as “In the Mood” and the “Chattanooga Choo Choo, a native song from Botswana,  lilting Scottish ballads and a lovely melody which included Pokarekare Ana and Now is the Hour. The latter two songs brought spontaneous audience participation.

The catering staff of the RSA laid out tables to create a very attractive setting for the afternoon and resident chef, Ray, provided a magnificent afternoon tea for both the audience and the performers.

The audience size was down  on last year which was a little disappointing and members of the Lions' Club are already thinking of ways that they can get better publicity for next years event. The club would like to express its gratitude to the performers who gave their time freely and to the RSA who provided an ideal venue as well as the afternoon tea.

 

 

Waihi Lions on duty at Diabetes Testing. David Parish Reports.

 

On Easter Tuesday the McCosh Trust diabetes screening campervan was stationed outside Waihi New World. In the six hours that it was there one hundred and eight people took advantage of the free service offered and had their blood sugar levels and blood pressures checked. It was recommended to fourteen of these people that they should seek further advice from their own doctors.

 

The Trust, which is administered by husband and wife team, Christine and Michael Kemp, has screened just over 6000 “clients” in the three years since it began operating, 2,900 of these in the last year.

 

The Kemps are very grateful for the support they have received from both the Waihi and Waihi Beach Lion's clubs on the four occasions that they have come to the area.

 

Lions on duty at Beach Hop 

 

Waihi Beach Hop warm up on March 26th, Lions members on hand.

Current Projects include:

  • Monthly Waihi Market
  • Local Yellow Pages Directory every 2 years
  • Beach Hop Warm Up in March
  • Fund raising - Trolley Derby
  • Garden Ramble November - which raises funds for local charities

Additional Projects for the current year will be added shortly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting Times

WAIHI
6.00pm, Tuesday, 4th F'ship
RSA Club Rooms, Seddon Street, Waihi
Monthly Members Tea Meeting
Generally the fourth Tuesday of the month. Advise Dave Parish if not attending. Meet at 6pm Dinner at 6-30pm.
RSA Waihi

Contacts

Send Email Club President:
HELEN HEYWOOD
Phone: 064 07 863 8061
Send Email Club Secretary:
Maurice Foulds
Send Email Club Treasurer:
Derek Mills
Phone: 64 7 8638974
Send Email Club Membership Chairperson:
David Parish
Phone: 06 07 8638780

Latest News

Senior Citizens Concert

18 July 2014
Annual Waihi Lions Seniors Concert July 6th 2014

Beach Hop Warm Up Party

19 March 2014
Waihi Lions Club to act as Marshals for this important local event.

Club Presentation

01 February 2014
Garden Ramble proceeds

Latest Events

Targa Rally

13 May 2015
Trig Road

 

 

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