Lower South Island
Lions District 202F welcomes you to our district webpage
Our Lions District covers the lower third of the South Island. Reaching from the stunning scenery of Stewart Island to the Magestic Mountains and Lakes of Te Anau , Queenstown and Wanaka, the highlands of the Maniototo , down to Balclutha and the Catlins of the South Coast.
There are 46 Lions clubs and approximately 1385 Lions serving their communities with a widespread variety of projects and service. We have City and Country clubs of varying sizes and age range. Some womens and mens clubs with more becoming mixed clubs.
In Invercargill we have 2 strong High School Leo clubs and 1 community-based Leo club in Wanaka.
Some of Lions Clubs projects cover Environmental such as Gore Pakekes Cardboard recycling centre, building and maintain bush walks and scenic areas. Enhancing our community facilities with BBQs, walking tracks, beautification with tree planting, and ongoing maintenance.
Community projects include, Supporting Ronald McDonald House, Hospice Southland and local St John Ambulances services. Making small clothes for prem babies and supporting the Neo natal unit at Invercargill’s Kew Hospital. Purchasing Heart Defibulators and funding courses on their use. Clubs come together to clean the Hospice windows monthly. One club offers a fully equipped Dialysis caravan for rent. We also hold and support the annual Camp Quality Camp for Children living with Cancer in Queenstown.
For Youth we have Young speechmaker, Computer Capers, Peace poster and Lions Borland Lodge youth Leadership course. Many clubs offer scholarships for further education, or sponsor students to the Spirit of Adventure courses.
Catering for the Cavalcades, working on Gate duty at local shows and events, the ideas are endless
All carried out by our Lions so funds can be used in our Communities to make a difference to others.
District Governor - Pam Fiveash
Theme: Service With a Smile
I’m honoured to be leading my district of 202F for the 2021-2022 year. I’m a member of Gore River Valley Lions and have been a Lion for 8 years.
For me, a smile is hugely important. It can change a person’s day in an instant, and it’s so contagious. Who can see a smile and not return it?
Whenever we see Lions gathered together, smiles and laughter abound. And to
me, that’s the outward sign of the passion and enthusiasm we have for the work we do. And it’s especially important that we share that passion; that we share stories of the successes we have, and of the wonderful things we do in our communities. Each of us is the best advertisement there is for this amazing organisation.
So let’s tell our stories, let’s celebrate our successes, let’s share our smiles. And word will get out, Lions will no longer be the world’s best kept secret, and our membership will flourish.
Remember, nothing you wear is more important than your smile.