Lions on prowl in Tamahere

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The Lions service club hopes to establish branches in Tamahere and Matangi.

The initiative comes from the Cambridge Lions, which tested the idea with people attending the January Tamahere Market.

Peter Knox, of Cambridge Lions, said it was evident from the response at the market that there was interest in discussing the concept further.

Knox believes that the two communities can only benefit from new clubs.

Lions Clubs, whose motto is ‘we serve’, provide a solid platform to strengthen communities, he said.

A Lions Club would provide another foundation for bringing the communities together on a regular basis, provide an added sense of comradeship and supplement existing activities with its ability to fund raise and sponsor community projects, Knox said.

New Lions Clubs need not follow the traditional models of community service but could be developed to suit individual community needs.

“What works in one area may not work in another and that is the beauty of Lions; it is flexible and its strength comes from within its membership. Some newer clubs involve whole families, while others whose memberships tend to lean toward more business people, enjoy breakfast meetings.”

Four information evenings have been planned. Tamahere Community Centre on February 20 and March 6 at 7.30pm; and Matangi Hall, February 19 and March 5, 7.30pm.

Anyone interested in joining a worldwide service organisation will be welcome to attend one of the planned information meetings.

For further information contact: Peter Knox, Phone: 022 4738 375 email: Noozletta@lionsclubs.org.nz, or Fred Hansen, Phone: 027 449 9998 email: jfhansen@xtra.co.nz

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