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Okuti Club


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Nestled in the beautiful Okuti  Valley  next to the Okuti Valley Stream is the Okuti Valley Sport and Recreation Club.  The Club is run by an enthusiastic group of volunteers who organise regular working bees to keep the beautiful grounds in tip top order.

The Club is housed in an Historic School and is a popular venue to hire  for many groups and individuals for meetings, functions and weddings. The Hall is able to seat 40.  A marque can be comfortably erected on the grounds for extra space.

The club currently has 88 members.  Membership entitles you to use of the Club Facilities which include the Clubs Sports equipment, piano, and grounds and Hall  when they have not been hired.

To hire the hall contact Janet Wills  email or phone 3251 929

NEXT MEETING – Wednesday 28 March,   7.30pm at the Hall.  Items for the Agenda contact the Secretary  Jo Saunders Phone 3251 939.

Memberships expire next Wed, 31st May.
Please pay direct to club account to re-new through to 31 May 2018
$10 per person or $30 per family
03-1584-0024704-000    Reference “Membership” and your name.
And reply to this email, to let me know who you’ve paid for – we need to know names of all our members.  Also to update us with your contact details.

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On Wed 29th March, the Okuti Valley Recreation and Sports Club Incorporated  voted to renovate the kitchen of the Okuti Valley Hall.

Since this is your community asset too, we wanted to ensure that you heard this news.

So far we’ve received quotes up to $40k for the complete work, however we hope to spend much less than this depending on volunteer support and donations of materials and labour.

Although this is a Christchurch City Council asset, this work is beyond their budget.

We’ve committed $10k of club funds to this project.

We’re applying for a discretionary response fund from the CCC.

We’ve begun selling excess produce at the Craft Station such as quinces and walnuts.

We’ve started receiving offers of labour and bought materials for relining the kitchen ceiling.

To find out more about our progress or to offer help, suggestions or produce, please email – we could really do with a motivated, fundraising co-ordinator.

Allison at the Trap LibraryThe Little River Trap Library operates out of the Bowling Club Building on the 2nd Sunday of each month 10 – 12Okuti Morepork March 2017_2 noon.  Allison Evans or one of the families who run this and also look after the track in the Okuti Valley Scenic Reserve will be there to help you with the return or hire of Traps for predators on your property.

11 June    – Sunday – 10-12noon. LITTLE RIVER TRAP LIBRARY OPEN.  Allison   will be available to take your return traps, or loan you some new ones and to offer help and suggestions on using them. Open every 2nd Sunday in the Month. Okuti Valley Road up the Toy Library entrance at the Okuti Valley Sport and Recreation Club. Phone Allison 03 3251 336

Allison needs people to join the Okuti Pest Network. This would involve taking a turn to open the Trap Library. 2 hours on the 2nd Sunday of the Month once a year at the Okuti Valley Hall and walking through the Okuti Reserve twice a year to check traps (at 2 week intervals) and pull out any weeds that you may see. If you are interested in being involved Phone Allison 3251 336.   The Okuti Valley Reserve is home to the Morepork and supports some rare species of native fauna.



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