Pauanui Volunteers Night 27 November 2017

The Pauanui Sports and Recreation Club hosted the Volunteer Awards on Monday 27 November.    120 people attended a fantastic night where volunteers were celebrated for their contribution to the community and the clubs that they were involved with.   Mayor Sandra Goudie, MP Scott Simpson  and Councillor Terry Walker attended along with Bob Renton Community Board Chairman and Sarah Campbell from the Community Board. Sandra Goudie made comment that this was a great community event and congratulated Pauanui on the support it receives from volunteers to make such a vibrant place to live in. Scott Simpson congratulated the community for the amount of voluntary work that is done to enhance Pauanui. He was delighted to be able to attend this event and to acknowledge all the volunteers and the community.      

 There were two categories for the overall awards.   One from the Pauanui Sports and Recreation Club for their User and Sub Club groups and the other category was the Community Awards which was supported by Experience Pauanui.     The eventual winners were decided from the nominations received. These were all people that had  given hours of voluntary work to their particular group or organisation.  The overall winner from the Pauanui Sports and Recreation Club was John Shaw from the Pauanui Bridge Club.   Not only has John been an active member of the Bridge Club  but he has contributed his time to many other groups in Pauanui.   John is one of the first to put his hand up to help out with any of the groups he is associated with.     Two other finalists John McConnell for his contribution to Bowls and also Keith Hardy for the incredible amount of time he has given to the Menz Shed. The Community Award which was sponsored by Experience Pauanui was awarded to Andy Bolton.    Andy is the Project Manager for the Hikuai District Trust – Pauanui/Tairua Trail.    His commitment to  the Trail is exceptional and he has spent untold hours working through all the issues for the Stage 3 of the Trail.    Two other finalists in this category were Frank Coulter and Gordon Coster who have spent many years eradicating graffiti in the early hours of the day during the holiday period.    The other finalist was Garry Reynolds from the Pauanui Voluntary Fire Service for his commitment to the town as being part of the Operational Support for the Brigade which he manages all the administrative support.

A special award was made to  Bill Singer for his continual and voluntary work each week  at the Pauanui Club where he takes on the responsibility of driving the Courtesy Van for patrons.   They do not donate for the popularity.   They do not want anything in return.  They are the best people and those in attendance are  all part of that group.

 Pauanui Sports and Recreation Club nominees for Category 1

 Bridge Club                        John Shaw

Bowling Club                        John McConnell

Gardening Club                        Alison Earle

18 Hole Womens Golf            Carolyn Wade

Golf Club                        Colin Blyth

Menz Shed                        Keith Hardy

Senior Net                        John Loader

Pauanui Seniors            Barry Gunson

Tramping Group             Chris Bowden

Walking Group                        Norma Troughton

Community Nominees for Category 2

Monique McDonald – Pauanui Preschool

Patricia Jackson-Potter – St John Ambulance

Andy Bolton – Hikuai District Trust – Pauanui/Tairua Trail

Barry Gunson – Community Service

Frank Coulter & Gordon Coster – Graffiti Control

Judy Tapper – Pauanui Community Library

Paul Schrader – Community Service

Garry Reynolds – Pauanui Volunteer Fire Brigade

Amanda Iggulden – Community Service

Bruce Tapp, Pastor Murray & Julie Snook, Norma Troughton, Thelma Stevenson – Pauanui Community Church

Averill Wyatt, Christine Simmons, Denise Bufton, Judy Bearman, Robyn Stansfield  were acknowledged for their voluntary work at the – Pauanui Information Centre.

John McKenzie, Peter Millen, Claire Steed and Kelly Humphrey were acknowledged for their hours of work on the trail and fundraising events to assist with funds.

To see all the pictures click on the clubs Face Book page. 

Congratulations Jan Mc Larren on winning the lucky members draw. A lovely wee gift pre Christmas. 

Congratulations to the Trades Plus team for a good win at the Winter Games final.  
Thank you to all of the teams that entered and the supporters that came along, it's been a great season and made Pauanui winter weeks fun.


It's a huge thank you to Betty Erni.  Pauanui Clubs special Thursday and Friday raffle lady.  The club wishes you all the best. 

AGM Update:


·         No increase in subscription cost for  membership in the new financial year beginning 1 April 2017.  

·         30/9/16 Financial year ended with an operating cash surplus of approximately  $100k and a cash surplus budget to year end 30/9/2017 of approx. $160k.  This will allow the Club to reinvest in improving Club facilities over the next 9 months.

·         List of Board members for 2017 / 2018 year:  President – Gerry Gaston, Beverly Douglas, Denise Bovaird, Robin McIntosh, Ross Jenkins, Alyce Rowe, and Bill Witt.


Congratulations to Ross Jenkins and Alyce Rowe for being voted to the Board.


A question was raised at the recent AGM about installing Paymark system to speed up the service at the Bar.  I have done some inquiries regarding this and the fee is $15.53/month per terminal, this would equate to a cost of just under $560 per annum - this will be considered.  There is another option that members may not be aware of, members can deposit money to their membership number at any time.  When they swipe their card they can advise charge account, process is also quick.  The Bar staff strive to offer an efficient friendly service and if we can make this more efficient we will look at procedures in doing that.  If you  have any questions please call either Gary (Club Manager) or Michelle (Office Manager) on 07 864 8695.


Dumping of garden waste or any other rubbish is strictly prohibited on the Pines and Lakes Golf Courses.  For special requests please contact either the Club Manager or the Green keepers.


Whangamata Ocean Sports Club Receiprocal Rights Agreement:


We are pleased to advise that a reciprocal agreement has been signed with the Whangamata Ocean Sports Club.


This allows members of both Clubs to enjoy the same membership rights and is effective from 17th November 2016.


When visiting the Whangamata Ocean Sports Club please show your Pauanui Club membership card at the bar to enjoy their facilities.

New Sunshades
3 of our volunteers getting things ready for the new sun shade for summer