Greytown Lions meet on the first and third Tuesday each month at the South Wairarapa Workingmen's Club, Greytown... Fellowship from 6pm, meal at 6.30pm

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News for September 2017

Free Family Play Day, 16 September

This was a joint project between Wairarapa Plunket, Ngati Kahungunu and Greytown Lions.



Remarkable gifts

A local craftsperson and artist have given two remarkable and extraordinary gifts to Greytown Lions Club. Both are to be sold in support of Club projects.

The first project is to fund a ViMo chair designed and built by Greytown engineer and Lion Peter Thompson. This wheelchair revolutionises access to rough terrain for its users. ViMo (Vitality in Motion) all-terrain chairs have already traversed the Abel Tasman Track and the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail. Greytown Lions plan to buy two of the chairs, valued at $2000 each, for the Greytown community. We intend to lease one to a resident of Noel Hamilton house, and to base the other at a central place for hire, so people can enjoy our town and local attractions.


Pauline Cave of Backyard Quilts in Carterton has sewn and donated a magnificent quilt measuring 185 by 145 centimetres to help fund the ViMo chairs. Pauline has been quilting for 30 years, has exhibited locally and internationally and has taught throughout New Zealand and overseas. Lions will sell the quilt on Trade Me towards the end of June. To check it out, go to ‘community’ > ‘view community’ > ‘member profile’ and search for ‘Greytown_Lions’.

A detail from the quilt:

The other project that Lions are helping to fund is a new mobility van for Arbor House. Now that Ultimate Care is to close, the services that Arbor House provides will be even more important for our community. The Lions and Lionesses Quiz and raffles last month raised more than $5000. Quizmaster Chris Cogdale was in fine fettle and participants thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Winners and their scores were; ‘Greytown Swingers’ 83.5; ‘Full Kit’ 82; and ‘Universally Challenged’ 75.5. We owe the huge success of this event not only to Lion Linda Brewer and her team, but also to Greytown Lionesses.

Many Greytown businesses generously supported the quiz. Our huge thanks go to Arbor Motel, Aroma India, Asrina Hair Dressing, Big Apple, Blackwell & Sons, Cahoots, Chambers on Main, Corner Café, Crighton ITM, Emporos Homeware, Farmlands, Fresh Choice, Good Mood, Greyfriars Motel, Greytown Butchery, Greytown Pharmacy, Hall Fashion, Harcourts, Hello World, Hire Shop, Jayah with Soul, Jaynes Kitchen, Jen De La Haye Design, JR Orchards, Kirsten Tatham Physiotherapist, Kotare Art Studio, Lamb Peters Print, Laughing Owl Fudge, Main Street Deli, Mango, Mike Pero Real Estate, Munro Decorators, Nirvana, Olive Press, Pete’s Joinery, Pinehaven Orchards, Property Brokers, Ray White Real Estate, Retro Room, Saluté, Schoc Chocolate, Shalari Boutique, Shine Hair Stylists, South Wairarapa Computers, Stihl Shop, Strength Nation Gym, Super Minx shoes, Sweet Cheeks Cakery, Tapestry, The Lolly Shop, The White Swan, Top Pub, Tyre Land, Vetcare and Village Art Shop.

As a follow-up to the quiz, Greytown artist Gary Tricker has donated two exquisite etchings to be sold in support of the Arbor House van fund.  Gary works as a full-time printmaker and is known internationally for his whimsical, semi-abstract, slightly surreal images. The etchings are ‘Table Talk’ (22 X 38 cm) and ‘Tintinnabulation’ (19 X 23 cm). Like the quilt, these will be sold on Trade Me towards the end of June.

A detail from ‘Table Talk’

Won’t it be wonderful if Pauline Cave’s quilt and Gary Tricker’s two etchings end up in Greytown homes!

Finally, advance notice of a happening in September-October (date to be fixed). Wairarapa Plunket, Ngati Kahungunu and Greytown Lions will mount a free family fun event to celebrate spring and to highlight services in Greytown for families with children under five. Watch this space!

Lions sheep manure, kindling, lime, mushroom compost, sawdust and  Nitrophoska Extra can all be ordered from the friendly guys at the Stihl Shop (246 Main St) for free delivery within Greytown most weekends.

Any older or disabled person who needs help with a simple indoors or outdoors task that a few Lions can do in an hour or two, should ask Ian Frowde (304-7127) for a Lions Helping Hand. We welcome but don’t require a donation.

Postal Address

P.O. Box 93Greytown

Meeting Times

6.30 pm , 1st & 3rd Tuesday except January
South Wairarapa Workingmen's Club, Greytown


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Phone: 0064 6 3049990
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