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 which 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 - Helen Williams
District Governor Helen is a member of the Lions Club of Blenheim. Her theme for the 2018- 2019 year is
‘Serve Locally – Give Globally’
This theme emphasises the desire to be a Lion and to serve our communities through identifying their specific needs. It also enables us to focus on the Lions organisations global causes and support them through making donations via the Lions Clubs International Foundation.
Whilst Helen is a relatively new Lion in terms of length of service, she brings a wealth of knowledge as an episodic volunteer for Lions. She has supported her husband over a thirty year period including his role as a Past District Governor and has been involved with many club projects and initiatives as well as Leos, Youth programmes and Youth Exchange hosting.
District Governor Helen has attended 4 International Conventions as well as numerous Multiple District and District Conventions where she enjoys the fellowship of the expanded ‘Lions Family’, learning new ideas and celebrating the positive impact Lions have on people and their communities around the world.
On retiring from her long term professional career in education, Helen was quickly drawn into leadership roles within her own club and at the District level. She utilises her skills in teaching, management and leadership in promoting and serving the organisation.
For District Governor Helen and her husband PDG Malcolm serving their community through Lions has become a driving force and an integral part of the foundation of their daily life.