Lions provide disaster relief
Lions Clubs International has mobilised $500,000 through its foundation for relief efforts in the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. As early reports of the destruction filtered in from hard hit areas of the Philippines, Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) made $130,000 available to Philippine Lions to provide immediate relief. Read More
20 tonnes of coins collected
Lions project Heads Up for Kids, with the help from Resene paints and Fastway Couriers, will be celebrating another milestone soon . . . We're very close to reaching 20 tonnes of old and foreign currency collected. That's pretty heavy and is equivalent to 3 elephants, 30 cattle or 4,000 cats! To help reach Lions reach this massive milestone, please drop your old and foreign currency at any Resene store or call 0800 OLD MONEY. Read More
Lions in Partnership
The Lions Club of Carterton and Carterton Central Lions have worked together at the Parliamentary Sports Fundraiser to raise funds for the Grace Yeats Trust. Grace was admitted to Starship Children's Hospital last year after being suddenly struck down by severe basal ganglia necrosis. She was transferred to Masterton Hospital this year so she could be closer to family and their support network. Read more
What began as a challenge for a group of Lions in the Taranaki area has resulted in 800 Nepali children receiving a clean drinking water supply at their high school. Installation of the water supply has been the culmination of three years’ planning by the Lions, 10 of whom travelled with the equipment to Nepal to install the new system. Read more
Lions lend a hand
Each year Mt Pirongia Lions set up working bees to cut, split and deliver firewood to the elderly living in Pirongia Village. It is hard work but is a great team-building exercise, interspersed with coffee/tea breaks with fresh scones, savouries and delicious cakes brought along by the "masterchefs" of the club to whet whistles so that the hard work can continue. A very enjoyable activity, not fundraising, but most appreciated by the recipients.
International President's message
I Believe in the Lions Motto
Service - it’s more than a dream, it’s our identity
We exist to serve others. It sets us apart and really defines us as an organisation. It’s why we can make the claim “The Global Leader In Humanitarian Service.”
I believe everyone should have a dream – a vision – a goal, and something as unique as our very DNA - Lions International President Barry Palmer, from Sydney, Australia (right).
To read President Palmer's full programme, click here.