Lower North Island East Coast
Lions District 202M welcomes you to our district webpage
The Lion Clubs of our district (the Mighty M) stretch from the East Cape down the East Coast to Wellington, then head north as far as Levin along the Kapiti Coast. We have always been strong Lion Club supporters in this District with Masterton Host Waipoua being the third Lions Club to be formed in New Zealand (Nov 1957) and many Clubs now celebrating their 50th or more anniversary.
Over the years, we have had a positive impact on all of our communities completing a wide range of service projects. That remains our core driver but we are reviewing the services we deliver in our local community now to ensure that they are still relevant and needed. This will help make our work of even more interest to residents who perhaps had never considered Lions before.
We need more help to meet the increasing calls for help from our communities.
Our Clubs have been fairly traditional with meetings and working bees – this is transforming with increasing use of technology and social media that allow for our New Zealand society now working 24 hrs per day x 7 days per week all year.
Lions Club members do NOT have to attend all meetings, the focus is on ‘being there’ to assist our project and service work. This ranges from energetic tasks such as firewood for welfare cases in our communities, through to selling raffle tickets so everyone will find a role in their local Lions Club they can complete within their skill comfort zone and the time they have available.
Our Clubs are a cosmopolitan mix of ages, gender and interests with many Clubs willing to start new groups with a specific interest as a Club Branch. This allows the ‘new Lions’ to have a specific interest or project in mind while still receiving the experienced advice from local Lions and the liability protection of the excellent Lions Clubs International indemnity scheme.
Contact us if you have any questions or would like to see more of what we do.
District Governor - Murray Pringle
THEME: “LOOKING FORWARD WITH 2020 VISION”
It is an honour to serve as District Governor for 202M this year. I live in Dannevirke with my partner, Simon Williams, and have been practising law in that community for some 40 years. I am a member of Dannevirke Host Lions Club and continue to be inspired by the service that Clubs throughout the District provide to their respective communities.
The Covid-19 pandemic has forever changed the world we live in and we will be facing challenging times as we move through the Lions year. However, challenges also provide opportunities and it is with this in mind that I encourage all Clubs to “look forward with 2020 vision”.
It is time to review the way we do things to ensure that we remain relevant to the needs of our communities. The Covid-19 pandemic has taught us how to support
one another through times of adversity. We must continue to strive to do that, and as we embark upon another year of service let us remember International President Jung-Yul Choi’s theme for the year that we should do so “united in kindness and diversity”.