Today, we celebrated with fifty other members, the 40th anniversary lunch of the Otahuhu Historical Society at the Grange Golf Course in Papatoetoe.
The guest speaker was Judge Trevor Maxwell (left), who shared his lucid memories of growing up in Otahuhu as a young boy in the 1940s and 1950s.
Two remarkable volunteers, Beryl Tucker and Betty Oliver were presented with certificates of achievement and have lived in Otahuhu for more than 60 years. The raffle of a wonderful hamper, filled with goodies, was won by the lucky Ray Goodger.
The chairperson of the Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board, Lemauga Lydia Sosene and fellow board member, Christine O’Brien also spoke.
Happy birthday Otahuhu Historical Society!
For more information on joining and learning more about Otahuhu and its incredible history, please visit them here: http://www.nzhistoricalsocieties.org.nz/members/otahuhu.htm
The next meeting is Monday 26th September, 7.30pm at the Otahuhu Town Hall Complex. All are welcome.