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Ōtaki Women’s Community Club announce new President.

The Ōtaki Women’s Community Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Maureen Wallace as the Clubs new President.

Maureen will be a wonderful asset to the club, she has 25 years' experience in Corporate Management, and extensive experience in people and business management. With a passion for her local community, she is looking forward to working the club members and moving the club forward. Before moving to Ōtaki, Maureen lived in Wellington, then she embarked on career in real estate and joined the team at Kelly and Co.

I am thrilled to be joining the Ōtaki Women’s Community Club. I love the ethos of the charity and look forward to working with the club members and connecting with the community to engage with future activities. I'm excited to build upon all the great achievements the club has already accomplished ” Maureen Wallace, President

L-R: Maureen Wallace, Jody Taylor, Emma Henderson

Joining Maureen in club leadership roles are Jody Taylor appointment to Vice President, and Emma Henderson appointment to Secretary, both Jody and Emma have strong family roots in Ōtaki and both bring a wealth of knowledge and skills to the leadership team.

The Ōtaki Women’s Community Club, a local charity, was formed when the Ōtaki 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, on the Main Highway of Ōtaki (just across the road from the New World). This market is the main fundraising project, supplemented by smaller projects during the year.

The Ōtaki 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, Ōtaki Food Bank, school groups and individuals. Each year we also give two $750 scholarships to Ōtaki College pupils.

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