Lions prowl Tamahere
Local residents have formed a Lions Club in Tamahere – an occasion to be marked by an introductory gathering this Sunday.
An enthusiastic group of 10 have kicked off the service club locally with the support of the Cambridge Lions Club under whose umbrella they will operate until rising membership enables an autonomous club to form.
The Tamahere Lions Club will publicly introduce itself at a gathering at Punnet Café, 337 Newell Road, on Sunday, June 29 at 5.30pm. All are welcome.
The evening will introduce the new members and the President-elect, Russell Gibbs, who, together with the elected secretary and treasurer, will outline their expectations for the future.
“We would like the membership to be drawn from the wider community, including the Matangi, Tauwhare, Kaipaki and Rukahia areas,” Gibbs said.
“A membership from across this wider community will give more depth and allow the club to have an impact on a larger section of people.”
Gibbs said the club’s formation represented a great opportunity for people to become active volunteers.
New Zealand Lions Clubs are part of a larger international organisation, are respected service organisations and are often involved with supporting worthy causes that benefit the local and wider community. A local Lions club offers the opportunity for people to give back to their community.
Sunday’s meeting will be an informal affair with BYO finger food. Drinks will be able to be bought at the cafe.
The Tamahere Lions Club will soon have a website for additional information including contact details for the club’s officers. Russell Gibbs can be contacted at 027 534 7184 for more information.