As a club we are actively promoting the vision of becoming a whanau based community hub. Historically golf clubs have had a perception of being elite and exclusive. We want to change that perception because in reality we are a community sports facility and therefore should be available and easily accessible to the community. As part of this process we have been running quiz nights which are open to the community and we have been engaging with our local communities through their community newsletters. We have also been engaging with our local schools to not only promote golf to juniors but to involve them in the kaitiakitanga of our beautiful environment. Lakeview is also very keen to support community charities and organisations whenever we can and have recently held a fundraiser for the Stroke Foundation of NZ and a golf tournament for Rotorua Hospice.
We have started a predator trapping programme installing more than 50 traps which are getting great results. It is satisfying to know that with fewer predators our native bird life can flourish and we are contributing to Predator Free 2050. We have a plan to start planting more native plants to enhance our environment even more.
Our goal is to have Lakeview used by the community for a variety of activities not necessarily golf related. We want people to feel welcome and comfortable when visiting Lakeview.