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 - Hugh Curry
Theme: Aim High
I joined the Richmond Lions Club in 1982 and have subsequently been a member of the Lions Clubs of Kerikeri, Kamo, Picton and now Ferrymead, serving as secretary and treasurer in most of them and as president of the last three. I also was a Zone Chairman in two Districts.
My theme of “Aim High” encourages fellow Lions to engage in projects which provide the maximum benefit to the community, to endeavour to increase membership and to accept positions of leadership within Lions.
I am supported by my two Vice District Governors, John Bilderbeck and Pam Harvey, and my DG Liaison PDG John Whyte.
5 Inglis Street, Havelock, 7100 Havelock
T: (03) 574 2558 | 021 059 8713