An inaugural meeting was held on 15th June 1993 to discuss the formation of a Club. Discussions were held about setting things in motion and a suggestion of a $5 membership fee was tabled. It was decided that the first function to be held would be a luncheon which would incorporate the 1st Annual Meeting.
The 1st Annual Meeting was held on 31 August 1993 which was attended by retirees and associate members. Mention was made that there were retirees living in Wairarapa who could be interested in joining and it was agreed that this would be followed up as well as an approach to the Hawkes Bay area.
Two members of the Central Districts Retirees Club; Karen Bailley and Dereck Tuck 2002
Elected officers were: Derek Tuck, Chairman. John Broad, Vice Chairman. Neville Hunt, Secretary and Committee members, Bert Hickey, Jess Irving and Gwyn Jones.
Derek Tuck, Fielding and John Broad, Wanganui were the driving force to get the Club started with Derek being the first Chairman. He was succeeded by John Broad and Tim Russell followed John.
The areas from which our members are drawn include Taranaki, Taihape, Wanganui, Manawatu, Wairarapa and Hawkes Bay who were included in 2001. Our membership at this time is approximately 200 which includes husbands, wives/partners.