The club has been open for over 44 years now providing sporting, recreational, fitness and social activities for members and guests.
The Cashmere Club is also home to various community and sporting groups including;
Christchurch Squash Club, Sydenham Rugby Football Club, Proactive Martial Arts, Fitness – Tai Chi, Pilates, Senior Fitness, Toastmasters, Rotary, Ulysses Club, 4WD Club, Rod & Gun Club, MG Car Club, Probus & Friendship groups.
Why Cashmere Power?
The Club provides vital facilities to a large number of community and sporting groups and you, our valued members and these facilities must be maintained by the Club, we receive no Council funding for the maintenance and improvements of our facilities.
Over the years the Club has built up considerable levels of borrowings used to maintain and improve the Club’s facilities. This has placed a considerable strain on the Club’s general account and we now need to look to raise additional revenues to help meet the debt servicing costs and to help maintain the club’s facilities going forward.
We are therefore delighted to announce a new facilities fundraising initiative where all funds raised will be deposited into a new and separate bank account for the sole purpose of facilities maintenance and improvements.
These funds will not be used for the general running of the Club, those costs will continue to be met from the general funding accounts.
And now for the best part, you can help us create the funding for this fund and it won’t cost you a cent!
“Sound too good to be true I hear you say, well it’s not. Two of your Board members (myself and Colin Just) have joined to test this out and its great! We highly recommend our members get behind the Club and help us establish a facilities fund that will help us maintain and improve our facilities, not only for us to enjoy but also for generations to come.” Ben Austin – Director and Colin Just Trustee.
We have partnered with Community Power, a new innovative and Social Enterprise company that shares it profits with the Club when we buy our electricity from them.
We all must buy our electricity from somewhere right?. Well now when you buy your electricity from Community Power a share of the profits the big power companies make from you comes back to the Club as a donation from you.
Cashmere Power will match or better your current rates so you pay the same you are paying now or less, you may even get to pay less like Colin now does.
“I have joined. Cashmere Power was able to give me a lower rate for my electricity saving me around $150 a year and the Club now gets $250,00 a year from my account.” – Colin Just – Trustee.
Cashmere Power will enable us to build up funds over time for maintenance and improvements of the Club’s facilities.
For example just 500 members could raise approx $50,000+ a year, over 10 years that’s $500,000+!
Switching to Cashmere Power was easy and hassle free.
“Colin (one of our Trustees) and I have already joined. Switching to Cashmere Power was easy, it was all done by email, our electricity supply continued as normal and we are now creating funding for the Club’s facilities fund at no cost to us. In fact Colin even got to save some money himself.”
“As I was on a competitive pricing plan I switched on the same rates I was already paying. I still pay the same I was paying but now 1 cent for every kilowatt hour of electricity I use is donated to the Club’s facilities fund. My donation is going to be approx $157. a year.” Ben Austin – Director
Just 500 members joining us could raise $50,000+ a year, every year.
Please join us. We have a wonderful facility that benefits many in our community. Lets keep it moving forward for the community, our current members and all those that come after us.
It won’t cost you a cent, you may even save some money yourself like Colin has.
Thank you for your support. Ben Austin – Director and Colin Just Trustee – Working hard for the Club and our community
How to join
Cashmere Power is a division of Community Power. Community Power is a social enterprise company that helps community groups, clubs like us, charities and even individuals achieve their fundraising goals.
Community Power is a registered electricity retailer, certified by the electricity authority of New Zealand to provide retail electricity services to both residential and business consumers.
Simply request a quote for your electricity supply by clicking here: Request a quote
Attach a copy of a recent electricity bill and Cashmere Power will analyse your account and provide you with a quote and details of how much your donation will be and any savings that there may be for you.
Then if you like what Cashmere Power has to offer simple ask them to switch your account to Cashmere Power and your donation to the Club, along with any savings for you, will start from your very first invoice from Cashmere Power.
Remember, you will switch on a price match or less, there may even be some savings for you.
What will the funds be used for?
All funds raised will be deposited into a new bank account and used for maintenance and improvements of the Club’s facilities and servicing of the debt built up over the years which was used to maintain and improve the Club’s facilities.
Business Account Donations
Community Power can also generate donations to the Club from business accounts. Business account donations are usually larger than those from residential households because businesses typically use much more electricity. Simply Request a quote to see how much the donation would be and if there are any savings as well.
How much will the donation be?
For residential consumers the donation amount is 1 cent for every kilowatt hour of electricity used. For example if your household uses 10,000 kilowatts a year then the donation from your account will be $100.00 a year.
Just 500 members using on average 10,000 kilowatt hours a year would create funding of $50,000 a year for the Club’s facilitates fund.
For business accounts the amount per kilowatt varies depending on the meter set up and pricing plan for the property and what rates the business is currently paying. Once Cashmere Power has a copy of a recent bill they can asses the account and determine the donation amount.
Fundraising made easy
“This truly is fundraising made easy. We all use electricity, you switch on a price match or less, then a share of the profits the big power companies make from your account comes back to the Club.
And the donation is ongoing, every time you use electricity in your home or business you will be creating funding for the Club’s new facilities maintenance and improvement fund.
We hope you will join us.”
Thank you. Ben Austin -Director and Colin Just Trustee – working hard for our Club.
Frequently asked questions and answers:
I currently receive a prompt payment discount, will I still receive this?
Will my power be interrupted if I switch to you?
NO, your electricity is never disconnected when switching between retailers.
Isn’t switching really hard?
NO, once you say “Yes please switch me” we do the rest. Other than providing us with a few details to set up your account that’s all you need to do.
Where do you get your electricity from, do you burn coal?
Great question! We are very fortunate in New Zealand, approx 85% of our electricity is generated from renewable sources including Hydro, Geothermal and Wind.
Transpower manages the national grid and purchases of electricity from the generators throughout the country according to the demand from consumers and the availability of water throughout New Zealand’s Hydro storage system.
When Hydro storage is low other forms of generation are brought on stream to meet the demand to keep the lights on.
Retailers don’t manage the source of electricity generation and nor can we guarantee to you where the electricity you use is generated from. What retailers can say is that most of the electricity you will use comes from renewable sources, its the same for all retailers.
Have any other questions…email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Cashmere Power
Cashmere Power is a division of Community Power. Community Power is a Social Enterprise company that shares its profits with the community. Our aim is to improve the lives of real people in our communities by giving you the opportunity to donate and help others from money you are already spending, without it costing you anymore than you are already paying. You may even pay less and save some money yourself
Community Power is New Zealand owned and operated.
Community Power has been certified by the Electricity Authority to retail electricity, operates throughout New Zealand and can provide electricity to both households and businesses. If anyone can provide a business bill for analysis then please do so. The donation amount the Club will receive from a business account is typically larger as businesses almost always use more electricity than a household.