Central North Island
Lions District 202L welcomes you to our district webpage
District 202L stretches from coast to coast in the North Island with world famous surf both east and west at Mount Maunganui and Raglan. The rich farmlands of the Waikato, King Country and Bay of Plenty provide a wide range of produce including dairy, kiwifruit, avocados and plantation forestry. With New Zealand’s largest port, three rapidly growing cities and easy access to a wide range of tourism experiences the district’s Lions Clubs have a diverse range of fundraising opportunities.
We work together to support individuals with special abilities and special needs as well as groups and activities that help improve our local communities. Our 58 clubs vary and are encouraged to always change to meet the changing needs of their communities. Most clubs are mixed gender, but there are all male and all female clubs as well as 14 Leos Clubs, most attached to secondary schools. These provide opportunities for our youth to learn organisational skills while working together for general community good both locally and internationally.
We are always looking for people with a heart for the community to join us in service believing that by working together we can make a greater difference. We serve to bring help and hope.
District Governor - Suzanne Reid
Theme: Service is Listening, Doing and Caring.
Suzanne Reid has been a Lion for 20 years, having started in Whangaparaoa and now with Welcome Bay in the sunny Bay of Plenty. Suzanne is married to Paul, who is the District Trustee for the Lloyd Morgan Trust thus making Lions an extremely important part of their lives.
Suzanne would like to encourage members to LISTEN to their communities and to their own members, as members are one of Lions greatest assets.
Suzanne's them is Listening, Doing and Caring. The “DOING” is part is our SERVICE. CARING is one of the most important aspects of being a Lion… we care for our fellow man; we care for our community, and we care for our own members.
Training and learning are passions of Suzanne that she loves to share as this encourages growth and knowledge, not just for Lions but for the benefit of our community and also personally.
She believes in a helping hand up… not a handout.
Coming from good farming stock, she is not afraid of hard work and thrives on being part of a team.