Students receive Lions' hospitality
Six Ruawai students have enjoyed fine hospitality and plenty of adventure thanks to the generosity of the Ruawai Lions.
Methven Lions Club members hosted Joshua Ogsten, Hugh Marychurch, Ali Price and Sam Bickers during the school holidays. The four boys stayed with local families and learnt about life in Methven.
The trip is an annual project, one of many for youth in the area.
Student Ben Stewart, who was selected for the Northland Roller Mills Rugby team 2012, also received assistance from the group.
"We are very proud of Ben's achievement in rugby," secretary Dorothy Simpson says.
Raymond Gilmour, 17, headed to sea on a seven-day voyage on the R Tucker Thompson sailing boat based in the Bay of Islands, which proved a valuable experience.
Ruawai Lions Club members listened to the students recount their experiences at their November dinner meeting.
The Lions also donated to the Ruawai College and Ruawai Primary prizegivings, and $200 to Ruawai Primary for books in support of a Lions Clubs International Project to improve literacy.