Meetings & events
We enjoy getting together for a meal, chat, networking, wine and cheese evenings, wine tasting and quiz nights, or heading out the theatre. We have exciting guest speakers and invite women from our communities to come and share their experiences, adventures, and ideas.
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The Otaki Womens Community Club was formed when the Otaki Lioness Club disbanded over 20 years ago. A group of women aged from 40 to 90 years, were determined to still continue to support the town that they live in.
The club runs a popular Sunday market held every fortnight in the winter and weekly in the summer, on the Main Highway of Otaki (just across the road from the New World). This market is our main fundraising project, supplemented by smaller projects during the year. The markets were started back on the 20th November 1996 in Centennial Park, SH1, Otaki.
The popular market attracts up to 40 stallholders selling craft, food, produce and bric-a-brac to the hundreds of regulars and passers-by who visit. We originally started with 20 stallholders of which three are still with us today. We are the longest running market on the Kapiti Coast.
The Otaki Women’s Community Club has paid out an average of $13,000 to $15,000 each year to a number of groups and organisations ie Arohanui Hospice, St John Health Shuttle, Rescue Helicopter, the Cancer Society, Otaki Food Bank, school groups and individuals. Each year we also give two $750 scholarships to Otaki College pupils.
The Club runs the Otaki Market
100% funds generated from this popular Sunday Craft Market go straight back into the Community.
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Giving back to the community
The Otaki Women's Community Club has provided over the last few years $50,000 back to the community. This money has gone to various good causes, including St John, the Fire Brigade and the Otaki Surf Lifesaving club. Each year we also give two $750 scholarships to Otaki College pupils.
In recent years the club gave $13,500 away in donations. Most of these went to the Otaki community. Some of the large ones were to St Johns Shuttle, Wellington Children's Hospital, Kapiti Youth Services, Lifeflight rescue helicopter & Family illnesses.