Taranaki Region & Manawatu
Lions District 202D welcomes you to our district webpage
Our 202D district runs from Urenui in North Taranaki across to Ruapehu and south incorporating Wanganui, Rangitikei, Manawatu, and parts of Horowhenua to Foxton Beach.
We have 37 clubs with a membership of 1100, along with 3 Leo clubs in schools, providing a mix of opportunities for men, women, and young people to join. The 202D District clubs have varied membership options such as Ladies and Men’s only clubs, and Ladies’ and Men’s mixed clubs.
Lions Clubs in our district are part of a global organisation with over 1,4 million members, incorporating 45,000 clubs in 208 countries. With the diversity of cultures and this large resource of members, Lions are able to achieve so much in the world every day.
There is an annual subscription to be part of a Lions club which covers administration costs and dues.
Community members and businesses which support Lions also sometimes become involved in projects, helping to make the community a better place to live, or serving those in need. This joint effort generates a lot of fun and fellowship which builds relationships between Lions and the community.
We are always looking to build our membership, so if you have an interest to serve and make a difference, please take the opportunity to contact a Lion in your community.
Our District Calendar is available here
District Governor - Stephen Barr
I am married to Mary and we have 2 grown up children. We live on our dairy farm at Colyton, near Feilding. Our values are about looking after our people, our animals and the environment while continuing to make our farm a better place.
I grew up in South Taranaki and moved to the Manawatu 22 years ago. I joined Lions to meet the people of our district and have been a member of the Colyton/ Bunnythorpe Lions Club for 17 years.
In my 7 years on cabinet I have enjoyed serving in a number of roles as part of a progressive team. Visiting clubs throughout our district has given me an appreciation of the work being done and the impact we have on our communities.
My theme for the year is “Just Do It!”
• The challenges facing our communities are real. Our Lions clubs need to continue to do the things that make a real difference.
• We need to bring new people into our clubs to serve and bring in fresh ideas.
• Action is what is important. We can’t wait for others to do things.
Project Vital is our new membership initiative aimed at revitalising our clubs with new members, new ideas and new opportunities for service and leadership. With the help of Lions throughout our district, new plans are being developed to reflect the changes that need to happen for Lions to stay relevant and engaged.
I look forward to continuing to work with clubs and cabinet to ensure our Lions are able to get things done.
Service is at the heart of Lions. It binds us together and builds lasting friendships.
Let’s take this opportunity work together and “Just Do It!”
District Governor 202D