The Lions Club of Avondale Auckland Lions District 202K, Auckland, New Zealand.

Our club is a small club who are in need of more members.  We want to be around in 20 years time.  We meet every 2nd Monday of each month February through to December.  6.30pm.  Our meeting is a dinner and business.  Please make contact with us if you have a small amount of spare time to help your local, national and international communities. Please phone President Karen McGinness on 09 377 1209 wk or 021 765 506 if you are interested in joining the best non government organisation in the world and want to help you local community.




The Avondale Lions hall was re-painted and is now a site in Avondale/Waterview for everyone to be proud of.  It is with thanks to the Auckland City Council for getting this done.  Our hall is available for hire but please remember that we are in a residential zoning area therefore our hall is not suitable for parties and is not a hall that has a liquor license.

Events held in our hall range from:

  • Children's Birthday Parties

  • Zumba

  • Early Holden Car Club Meetings

  • Mah Jong

We currently have our hall available for a church group requiring a premise.  The church group we had is now too big for our hall and have moved their service on.

Please make contact with Karen McGinness - Avondale Lions Club if interested - 021765506 or komms@lionsclubs.org.nz  We would like to hear from you.






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Last Night, the Avondale Lions Club inducted 2 new members to our club.  We are proud to have Shasha and Yuquin along adding yet another new dimension to our club.  We were priveleged to have Immediate Past District Governor Deidre Bridge and Lloyd Morgan Lions Clubs Charitable Trustee for 202K and Zone Chairman Peter Burch to help us install these officers.



Avondale Lions Club are proud to support Lions Clubs International Foundation.  Every year, a donation of $10 per member is donated to this fund.  World wide acheivements are made that save lives. 

We recently ran a colouring in competition that made $200 for LCIF.  Brilliant!


We recently donated to the 'One Shot' program.  For every $1 given, 1 measles immunisation is paid for in our world.  Over 400 people in the world die from measles every day.  It really is a global crisis.  Lions are there to help.  The Bill Gates Foundation doubles all contributions to this worthwhile cause.  $50 saves 50 lives. 




Perspective members Shasha and Qui Chen enjoy their first attendance to a project/fund raiser for breast cancer.  These girls, when they become members will double the size of our Lions Club which got down to 7 and are now 14.  A brilliant success story of how a small club can survive and thrive!


November 2015. The Lions Club of Avondale awards Club President Karen McGinness with a Melvin Jones Fellowship award.  Karen celebrated 30 years of Lionism.  The club also received the David Dawick district award for best community project in the lions year 2015/2016 giving food hampers to children from Avondale Kindy, Waterview Kindy and Plunket.  Looking after the local community providing food baskets to the most needy. 

Avondale Lions club has celebrated 50 years of service through serving our Local, National and International communites.  To celebrate this - we have done the following:

  1. Had an afternoon tea that encompassed members, visitors, family, friends and past members.  Our guest speaker on the day was PDG Gordon Barnaby - charter member of the Avondale Lions Club.  A very special day.
  2. 50 hampers to 5 local Kindergartens to their most needies families.
  3. 50 measle vaccines for countries where 430 people die of measles everyday.  This was organised through our International Body - LCIF (Lions Clubs International Foundation)

We are very proud.


Lions Clubs International celebrate 100 years of Service. 

In order to help with the celebrations ahead of 2017.  Avondale are up for the challenge issued. 

We need to do:

  1. A Sight Project

  2. A Hunger Project

  3. An Environment Project

  4. A Youth Project

We are well on track for this having covered Youth and Hunger already.  Can you help out? 


Avondale Lions Club needs members to help our local community to survive.


We are a small club in need of a fresh membership and if you are interested in coming to see what we do - you would only need to ring Heather Allen 09 818 8427 or text Karen McGinness 021 765 506 and we would lead the way.

We are needing to grow urgently.  You may know our club rooms below.  We have great spirit and there is plenty out in our community needing help.

We currently focus on:

  • Kids with Cancer
  • Needy families through our local Avondale Kindergarten, Waterview Kindergarten and Avondale Plunket.
  • A fresh outlook for our club that entices new members.
  • Training and development for our current members that wish to take up the vast amount of knowledge lions wishes to share for the betterment of the community but the upskilling of lions in every day lives also.
  • Succession planning.

We have donated hard earned fundraising dollars recently to:

  1. Camp Quality - camp for kids with cancer.
  2. Lions Club International Disaster Releif fund.
  3. Lions Lloyd Morgan Charitable Trust fund.

We would love ideally to do more but we don't have a lot of manpower.  Please.. we ask that you give us a try.  This might be the best thing that has happened for the last while...

Make contact with us.  See how we can make your day and how you can make our day and how the community can win with your participation.

Avondale Lions Club

It looks like a church, (and it originally was), the Church of Christ built in 1910. When it was no longer used as a church (from the 1950′s), it fell into disrepair.

In 1973 the Ministry of Works appointed the Avondale Lions Club as custodians of the building. The Club members worked tirelessly for 4 years restoring the building to the original plans. In 1977 (after 4 years of effort), the refurbished hall was opened by the then Mayor of Auckland, Sir Dove-Myer Robinson.

The hall is at the intersection of Great North Road and Blockhouse Bay Road. The Avondale Lions Club continues to manage & maintain the hall in pristine condition. Many local groups now use it.

It is available to the community for hire, seats up to 60 and has a domestic kitchen.

Contact Heather - Avondale Lions Hall - for bookings


Avondale Lion Karen McGinness and Blockhouse Bay Lion Lianne Sloan at a fund raiser Horse Racing Night raising funds for the Riding for the Disabled.
Lion Marion and Karen drop off baking donated from 27 members of the local West Auckland Community and clubs including Avondale, West Auckland, Ranui Swanson and Kelston Lions clubs.  All of this baking is donated to Camp Quality.  Camp for kids with cancer every year.


Postal Address

C/- The Secretary13 Kiernan PlaceKelston, Auckland

Meeting Times

6.30pm Business 2nd Monday of February through December. , 6.30 pm Dinner 4th Monday of February through November. , To book in, contact Linda 021 259 0911 or Maryann 021901487 , All Welcome!
Avondale Lions Hall, 1650 Great North Rd Avondale, (Little Church - Cnr Blockhouse Bay and Gt North Road just up the Waterview Straight on the fork... A white building) ** NOTE: The Avondale Lions Hall is not available for bookings from July 2016 through January 2017 due to being very booked up.**, To book in, contact Heather 09 818 8427 or Karen 021 765 506


Send Email Club President:
Phone: 64 9 3765506
Send Email Club Secretary:
Maryann Miller
Send Email Club Treasurer:
Heather Allen
Phone: 09 818 8427




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