The Otaki Womens Community Club was formed from the demise of the Otaki Lioness Club 18 Years ago.
Our members are aged from 40 to 90 years, and are a determined group of ladies who’s main aim is to support the town that they live in.
We run the popular Sunday markets held every fortnight on the Main Highway of Otaki (just across the road from the New World), and this 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 60 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 Group 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.
We would like to make special mention of the Kapiti Coast District Council and Beach FM Radio for their continued support, and especially the Otaki Women’s Community Group Members whom without their support the market would not have been able to run for so long.