One can be sure that in October 1919, our club’s founders would not have envisaged that their little tramping club would not only have grown to the size it is today, but would be fast approaching its 100th birthday. Now in 2019, TTC has over 700 members, an incredible 10% of which are either Life Members or have been in the club for 50 years on more.
The first of these was Otaki MP Willie Field in 1922, and since then 46 men and women have had their names added to the rimu board that hangs on the clubroom wall. As well as these life members, TTC also has a remarkable 59 members who have been with the club for 50 years or more.
On Tuesday 5 November we will celebrate and applaud the Life and 50 year members who are such an important part of our heritage, and present our newest 50 year member Karel Austmann with a certificate and badge to celebrate his contribution to the Tararua Tramping Club.