District 202M

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.


Send us an email to: 202M.GMT(at)lionsclubs.org.nz 

District Governor - Jack Hayes

Jack Hayes

Now a resident of Masterton for the past 12 years, Jack and Sandy have lived in many locations across New Zealand and a Lion in three districts. A professional soldier, Jack is a passionate Lion dedicated to assisting his community. 

We are blessed having raised two amazing children and five even more amazing grandchildren, all of whom have been involved in Lions activities. This is a key to Lions moving into the future – involvement of families and all generations is just as important as having fun.  

In 202M, we are great believers in supporting our local communities, involving our families and having some good fun as we do that.  It is not how much money we raise, it is all about serving our community needs.

Want to see what we do?  – talk to any Lion and we will be happy to show you some action and fun. 

District Governor

Jack Hayes
32 Waltons Avenue, Kuripuni, Masterton, 5810
Phone: +64 6 377 2911
Mobile: +64 275 771 912
Email: jack hayes

Cabinet Secretary

Graham Atkinson
PO Box 2459, Wellington 6140
Phone: +64 4 386 3115
Email: 202m.secretary(at)lionsclubs.org.nz

Cabinet Treasurer

Glenys Hansen
9 Rimu Street, Masterton 5810
Phone: +64 6 378 9967
Email: 202m.treasurer(at)lionsclubs.org.nz

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