Our Club

Thanks from the Battered Women’s Trust to the RLC

A lovely thank-you letter from Sarah at BWT to everyone in our Club involved with donating and creating lovely quilts, toilet bags and backpacks to give to their clients.

How we helped a local group: Northside Boardriders

The Northside Boardriders had a camp at Okains Bay recently and needed some printed t-shorts. Rangiora Lions were happy to sponsor the group :

Masks signed by Jacinda Ardern and Ashley Bloomfield to be auctioned for charity

Lion Quentin De Hamel had the idea of getting the two most well-known Government officials associated with those lockdown updates to sign masks, which then could be auctioned off and money raised to go to a deserving charity.

Quentin and President Tini with the masks

A crazy idea dreamt up at Rangiora Lions Club “brainstorming evening” has
become a huge success and will result in Blind and Low Vision (formally the
Blind Foundation) receiving a sizable pre-Christmas funding boost.
Two face masks, signed by the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, and the
Director General of Health, Dr Ashley Bloomfield sold last night in Trade Me
for $4540 and $905 respectively, making a grand total of $5445.
“I am blown away” says project organiser, Quentin de Hamel. “Some people
simply did not understand what we were trying to do, and would look at me
blankly when I told them we were selling autographed face masks, but
others loved the idea.”

Toot for Tucker in Rangiora

Many in the Club helped collect food on behalf of the Salvation Army on Monday 1st December. Thanks to all the drivers and walkers, those less fortunate this Christmas will have some food in the house well into the New Year.

Movie afternoon showing Waiuta mining history

Rangiora Lions were proud to host a free movie afternoon for members of the public whose partners have dementia. It was a highly successful Sunday and the two screenings were well attended (and enjoyed) by those present.

The project was lead by our Club President Tini. Some members of the Waiuta community shared their accounts of life growing up in what was the largest gold mining town in the South Island during the period 1906-1951.