Palmerston North Middle Districts
Palmerston North Middle Districts Lions Club (202d) has been proudly serving the community needs in the Manawatu for over 40 years. We are a 50 plus member club having a real impact on the local community. Some of our highlights are:
- Palmerston North Food Bank Drive.
Original initiator and on-going organiser with other local Lions Clubs. This has now been running for over 25 years and in 2011 received 935 boxes of food for the cities food banks.
- Relay For Life
One of the key organisers in the running of the Cancer Society Palmerston North Relay For Life since 2001. In 2012 over $310,000 was raised for the Central Districts Cancer Society.
- Christchurch Earthquake
Donating $10,000 in 2010 for the Christchurch Earthquake disaster relief fund.
- Ronald McDonald House
Donating $26,000 & organising the curtaining for the redevelopment of Ronald McDonald House in Wellington, 2012.
- Former US President Jimmy Carter visit
A real high point in our history occurred when an invitation was issued to the former President of the United States Jimmy Carter, to address a fundraising dinner for the Lloyd Morgan Trust in Palmerston North. The invitation was issued by the combined Lions Clubs of Middle Districts and Manawatu, and offered the inducement of a trout fishing holiday to sharpen his interest.
- Lions Market Day
Organiser of the annual Lions Market Day in the Square, held in the last Saturday of October.
- Lions Food Caravan
Our treasure, the Middle Districts Lions Food Caravan, selling hot dogs, hot chips, coffee, tea & cold drinks at 15 events in 2012, raising approx. $16,000 which is put back into the community.
To read more on our clubs history click here...
The Social aspect of Lions is a very important to the Middle Districts Lions Club, with a wide range of activities, nights, speakers, visits to local organisations & businesses on top of the 2 (dinner) meetings each month. To find out more re our social activities click here...
- Big Rig Day
Members are a key part in organising the Bi-annual Big Rig Day, started by Rick Hepi for victims of the 2004 floods. The recipient is now the Child Cancer Foundation. In 2012, approx. $13,000 was raised from the Big Rig Day.
P.O. Box 1504
4th Tuesday - 7:30pm
1st Tuesday Business Meeting
, 3rd Tuesday Social Meeting
, Both - Dinner & Cash Bar
The Chalet, Centennial Drive, Palmerston North