Upper South Island & West Coast
Lions District 202E welcomes you to our district webpage
District 202E covers 48% of the geographical area of the top of the South Island. From the sandy beaches of Golden Bay, across the fertile Waimea Plains and over the Richmond Ranges to the port of Picton and the vast vineyards of Marlborough, the District extends down the East Coast via the coastal tourist town of Kaikoura and rural North Canterbury to the garden city of Christchurch and the Canterbury hinterland as far south as the Rakaia River. On the West Coast the District extends down through Greymouth, Hokitika and the unique rainforests to Haast in South Westland.
Our District’s clubs are autonomous with their size and composition being wide ranging and diverse. The majority are now mixed clubs with each club having an individual identity reflecting the type of community in which it is located - rural areas, regional towns or the spreading suburban areas of Christchurch city.
As well as our key global causes of Hunger, Vision, Environment, Childhood Cancer and Diabetes, our clubs have a proud history of working on projects and providing service that supports their community’s unique needs. Lions Clubs are well respected with many clubs working in partnership with their local governing bodies and other voluntary groups and charities.
District 202E is excited to have initiated the formation of the New Zealand Motorhoming Lions Club. We warmly welcome people who enjoy the motorhoming lifestyle and who would also like to join Lions. You too can help make a positive difference to the environments and towns you visit by joining in with projects in that area or completing your own service in causes you are passionate about. The reputation of the organisation of Lions opens many doorways for you. Contact the District Governor for more information.
We extend a warm welcome to like-minded people who wish to join us and help make a positive difference to the lives of others in our communities as together in Lionism WE SERVE.
District Governor - Tracy Henderson
Theme: Together We Will Serve
Tracy has been involved with Lions in some form or another for over 50 years. She started her journey as a Leo with the Middlemore Leo Club based in Auckland, along with her younger brother, Gregg.
She went on to become a Lioness and was a member of various clubs in both Australia and NZ including Ellerslie, Papakura, Nelson.
Following the death of her husband in 2013 life took a new direction and she decided to move to Lions where she felt her skills could be used to enhance to wider Lions family. She joined the Lions Club of Nelson Host and went on to become President, later transferring to the Lions Club of Cheviot as the first woman in that Club. She is working to increase membership in the NZ Motor homing Lions Club, a Club she started in 2019.
The theme for her year as District Governor is “Together We Will Serve”, and she will be striving to encourage members to step up to positions with the Clubs, Zone’s, and District.
She is supported by her partner, Jim Gardner, and her DG Liaison, Val Rollinson.