Member: 1984 Foundation member
First Treasurer: 1984 to 1987
1992 to 1994
Honorary Life Member: 2006
Professional & Personal Insight:
- In her working life Melva taught commercial subjects at the Tokomairiro High School for 20 years.
- In her retirement reviews financial returns for local clubs.
- Melva was awarded an Honorary Life Member in 2006 receiving a certificate to commemorate this
distinction and is one of only two members to be given this accord.
- The sole remaining foundation member still attending meetings.
- In July 1984 the club was proposed and in August 1984 held its first meeting with 41 members. Three years later membership numbered 70.
- Held the position of the club’s first treasurer from 1984-87 (a maximum of three years allowed then) and again from 1992-94.
- A club delegate to Conference twice – 1992 in Palmerston North and 1995 in Greymouth.
- Melva has been the newsletter typist at various times 1994, 1997-98 when she also assisted in compilation as well, and now in 2009 helping out again typing up the monthly news sheet.