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 - Sue Fleury
Theme: We Serve Because Kindness Matters
Sue has been a Lion for 12 years and is proud to be a Charter member of the Clyde & Districts Lions club. I am married to Allan who is also a proud Lion.
“We serve because Kindness Matters” seems to be very appropriate at this time with a lot of our community struggling from the aftermath of the Covid shutdown. I believe more now than ever we can make a difference in our community. We need to do worthwhile community projects and gain publicity for these events, this will lead to a higher profile for Lions and new members will be gained. We need to be seen out and about a lot more than ever before showing kindness to people.
I look forward to the year ahead serving my district but please remember
“A simple act of kindness can change someone’s life for ever”.