Nelson Pakeke:                                                             Membership Numbers:                 20

A very successful Celebration for our 30th Anniversary was held with 60 people in attendance.   Our main Income is from Sausage Sizzles.   They collect coins & small quantities of aluminium.   Make & sell Jam & Marmalade.   Supported the Apia Project and donated to the Youth Exchange and also the Young Speechmakers Program.

Nelson Host Lions:                                                        Membership Numbers:                 15

Candy Floss is being made for school galas (in big quantities)   We Presented $450.00 worth of medals at the Nelson Primary Schools Cross Country Championship.   Carried out this venture for 14 years.   Donated $1000 to a Salisbury School Outdoor Camp at Farewell Spit.   $250.00 was awarded to our Club at the Trust Power Awards Ceremony for the Zone 2 Cottage Project.   The Prize money has been donated to the Nelson/Marlborough Rescue Helicopter on behalf of the Zone 2 Lions.

Nelson North Lions:                                                     Membership Numbers:                 17

Have assisted with Daffodil day Appeal.   Recycling collections (2) aluminium cans.   Donation $100 to assist sending school equipment to Apia.   Supplied Wardens at Nelson Lighting Display at The Queens Gardens.   Our total re Membership includes one privileged member and 2 Members at large.   2 Members attended the 30th Anniversary of Pakeke Lions Club.


Richmond Lions:                                                           Membership Numbers:                 17

Actively seeking New Members.   Names are in the pipeline.   QSM awarded to Lion John Harwood.   Have been busy with S/Sizzles, firewood and kindling.   All dry firewood has been sold for this year.  Are currently splitting and stacking new firewood for sale next year.   All hard work and do need some younger Members.   CEP Lite has been very successful & is ongoing.   4-WD rally tentatively organised for October 20th.   Manned a Chocolate Wheel for Appleby School Gala.   As a Club we held our Annual School Speech Contests in conjunction with the Waimea Communicators.    Assisted with Daffodil & Arthritis Collection  We also raised money for the Alzheimers Assn.   $2500 has been donated to Mike Corkill Transplant Appeal.   Will be manning the gates at the A & P Show in November & Hospice Trees of Remembrance in December.   Good Guest Speakers at our Social Nights.

Motueka Lions:                                                             Membership Numbers:                 29

Each Saturday have produced bags of kindling for sale.   Average attendance at project is 12 Members.   Sales to date $5684 (812) bags.   Members picked bins of Granny Smith Apples which were sent to Greymouth Lions to sell on the West Coast.   Our half share of the profit $1315.25.   Delivered 4000 order forms for our Annual Fertiliser drive, bagged it and delivered it.   Pea straw and bean straw has been sold with the sale of straw ongoing.   The sales to date have been $13850.   The Club collected for Daffodil Day.   Donations have been given to LCIF, LMLCCT, Camp Quality, Tongan dental appeal, Woman’s support, Motueka pupils to Dunedin Brain Trust competition, Kidney Kids, Friends of Motueka Estuaries, RDA, Robust bike to school pupil with rickets.   Donated firewood & kindling to family looking after Grandchildren as mother in Christchurch Spinal Unit.   Built Garden Shed for single mother in need.   Cambodian school girl appeal and Apia 202E container request.

Murchison Lions:                                                          Membership Numbers:                 9

No one in attendance and no Report sent.

Golden Bays Lions:                                                       Membership Numbers:                 36

Our Club is alive and well.   Have had 14 wood raffles this season.   Have been busy taking orders as well as goods for Annual Fertiliser Drive.   Are selling seagrass compost at well as the usual sheep manure and chemical fertilisers in 10 kg bags.   Are holding a “Dig for Treasure” at Ligar Bay in October.   August Dinner Meeting had long servicing Community Worker, Sheryl Nalder, as our Guest Speaker.   We will be Hosting DG Peter Yearbury at our September Meeting

.Nelson Haven Lioness:                                                Membership Numbers:                 18

Preparation underway for Hosting the combined Lioness Forum.   Theme “Out of the Nursery”.   Community Service has been Lions Dinners, Hospice Baking.   Appeals i.e. Blind Dog Appeal, Daffodil Day Collection & further Catering.   Christmas Stocking is coming along well.   Have walks around Monaco with tide and weather permitting.   Have donated to the following: Starship, Girl Guide Jamboree, Outward Bound,   Have assisted with donation for a local lass to attend “The Edinburgh Tattoo”,   RDA, Helicopter, St John and several local organisations.

Nelson Lioness:                                                             Membership Numbers:                 33

New Member being inducted at next Meeting.   Meals on wheels taking place.   Driving for Citizens Blind Association.   Plans are underway for the annual combined Lioness Dinner which we are Hosting.   5 cartons of blankets/sleeping bags to the New Brighton Blanket Bank in Ch/Ch.   DG Peter Yearbury will be visiting our Club.   Holding an odd shoe evening with Gold Coin donation being sent to Camp Quality.   Looking forward to the combined Lioness Forum which is to be hosted by Nelson Haven Lioness.   $100 donation to assist with transport of container to Apia.

Motueka & Districts Lioness:                                     Membership Numbers:                 26

Held Craftshow which was well attended with lace making, flax weaving, felting, card making, mosaics, machined embroidery, woodwork, ceramics.   Mini fashion parade of up-cycled clothing.   Men’s shed in attendance.   Fascinator (head wear) competition was held along with a photography competition   $2500 was donated to the local Plunket.   Celebrated 30 years service to the Community.   Will be busy in September with catering and manning other charity fund raisers.   Joined up with Motueka Lions to meet DG Peter Year bury.   Lioness Forum being held in Nelson.




Guest Speaker:       Paul O’Connor District GLT Co-ordinator                                                                                                                                                                                            



Membership remains at 12

Board meeting 1st Tuesday of month

Business meeting  2nd Tuesday of month.

During June and July we donated to the Santa Claus workshop, ran 2 barbeques at Mitre 10 and entered a student in the Young Speechmakers contest and came 2nd.

We have an ongoing project for our 50th anniversary next year.

We have had two meetings re Albion Square, one with Council and one with Project Lyttelton. This is ongoing also.

One member drives cancer patients to appointments. One member writes a monthly column in the Bay Harbour News and the club collects for Heads Up for Kids and Kantabs.

Peter Gamble


July 2014



Now 19 with two new members after losing one to relocation.


Mailing for the Chamber of Commerce now seems to be a four times a year project. Their new temporary site in Colombo St was very convenient to work in at our first  time working here.

The tablet for use by patients at the neonatal unit has been purchased.

The recipient of our Mothers’ Day raffle was Plunket

Sewing working bee for Santas Workshop bedding and deckchair covers.


Hosted the ten pin bowling challenge.

Attendedv the City Breakfast Trivia Quiz Evening

A Plunket representative spoke at a meeting

Collected for Aviva

Assisted in central city outreach.

Volunteered at Van der Veer Institute.

Ronald McDonald Street Appeal – individuals contributed to this.

Some members attended the Change of Officers celebrations for New Brighton, City Breakfast and Lyttelton Clubs.


Autism Society for Special Needs Bowling party

Alzheimers Cuppa for a Cause


At our Change of Officers luncheon we presented a Melvin Jones Fellowship to one of our charter members, Pat Glassey, who was also President for two years during the earthquakes, and has contributed to Lions in many ways over many years.

Presented a 15 year chevron to Julie Marsh and a ten year chevron to Raewyn Cartmell

Defibrillator signs Lions Club of Warkworth- could it be a zone project?


Christchurch South


  1. 1 prospective new member from Barrington Mall promotion

  2. 3 resignations due to health issues.


  1. Street Collections for:

  2. Ronald MacDonald House

  3. Red Cross

  1. Donations of $1,000 each made at mid-Winter Ladies night:

  2. City Mission

  3. Life Line

  4. Santas Worksop

  5. Clown Doctors

  6. Camp Quality


  1.  Members accompanied DG Peter on visits to:

  2. Christchurch Host


Ferrymead Club:

The Club has held seven club and three board meetings since the 9th June 2014 Zone meeting.

We currently have 24 members, with one charter member retiring after 37 years due to blindness. We are encouraging an ex English Lion living in our area to continue Lions in NZ.

One potential member a former Leo is still considering visiting our club. One Lion is transferring in August to the Rolleston Club and we have visited the club twice to introduce our Lion to the Rolleston club members now he will permanently reside in Rolleston.

The club provided safety marshals for two Decathlons’ at the Tai Tapu Domain and Ruapuna Raceway.

The club has sold 53 Entertainment Books as a fund raising project

 CANcern’s Autumn Campaign’1 Club member spent 10 hours as a volunteer with Red Cross contacting home owners who needed their homes repaired to make them water tight for winter. 

Six club members now meet every Tuesday afternoon to clear the backlog of glasses, cleaning and calibrating eyeglasses for the VOSO Fijian Lions eye care project and had the optometrist who led the recent trip to Fiji talk at our club meeting. 4320 pair of Calibrated glasses were sent to VOSO in Auckland at the end of the Lions year.

The club’s CEP programme with President Michael Goldschmidt as the coordinator held the first training session on the 10th June 2014.

Three Lions attended the 202E incoming officer training session.

The Club Change over was held on the 24th June at our club rooms with Cabinet Chair Lion Peter Gamble officiating. Lyttelton Lions attended, and our club was represented by our Secretary at three other club change overs in our Zone.

The Club has renewed its annual Liquor Licence with the CCC to serve alcohol with our evening meals.

Six Lions helped the YWCA in Hereford street shift six industrial sewing machines to clear one motel unit currently used as a training room for a temporary accommodation unit.

Donations:        The Club donated $9000 to various groups in the 2013/14 year

                         Canterbury Medical Research Foundation                                 $100

                        202E Youth Exchange Fund                                                      $200

                        Caner Society 2014 Scooter Safari fund raiser               $300

                        Bromley School Students trip to the West Coast            $500

                        202E Young Speechmakers one entry                           $75                  

                        202E Emerging Speechmakers six entries                                 $240

                        Otautahi Foster Care parents conference                                   $285

                        Brain Injured Children’s Trust                                        $100

                        Iris Meade Community Award to Reg & Rena Dalley

                        For Redcliffs Children’s Skate Park establishment                     $500

Hugh Curry - President


Christchurch North

  1. Continued with the maintenance of the grounds of Child Cancer Foundation temporary office site off Russley Road.

  2. Completed selling Dine out books as a fund raiser.

  3. Change over night for Christchurch North Lions Club was carried out by Past District Governor John Darby for the year 2014/15

  4. Inspections for the SEEP (Schools Environmental Enhancement Project) has been undertaken and SchoolInspections started from 5th May the start of term two and continue through term 3.

  5. The President and Secretary of the club held a further meeting with Phyllis Dennis widow of the late Lion John Dennis when she confirmed that full payment would be made for a Candidate for Outward Bound . This will be through the auspice of Christchurch North and the club secretary is working jointly on this

  6. The Club held a ceremony and tree planting at Halswell Quarry Park on July 5th 2014 in remembrance of Warren and Phyllis and members of her family were present at that.

  7. Sadly the club lost another long serving Lion with the Death of Lion John Macaulay on July 10th. John had served 50 years as a Lion and the Club President and Club Secretary presented a Eulogy on behalf of many members of the club who were present at the funeral.

  8. The District Governor Peter Yearbury and Cabinet Secretary Allan Stewart and Cabinet Member Gillian Stewart made a visit to the Christchurch North Club on Wednesday23 July 2014



Christchurch Host

A very enjoyable Change-over evening was held on June 23rd, with the official duties being undertaken by GLT Leader, Paul O’Connor. It was especially pleasing to see two of our new members from the 2013/14 year being elected to Board positions - Roger Harding being our new Treasurer, and Ann Voyce taking on the role of Club Membership Chairman. Both members are full of enthusiasm, and new ideas, for their roles.

The District Governor, Peter Yearbury, made his annual visit to the club on 22nd July, and outlined his program for the coming year.

Four Club Members attended the recent District Training evening, including our two new Board Members. The Club President, and 1st VP, were also judges at both the recent Lions Emerging Speechmaker, and Young Speechmaker contests.

It is now 12 months since the Club completed its CEP exercise, and so another Club Survey was undertaken in June. This survey shows significant rating improvements in most areas covered in the survey, as well as showing a couple of areas were improvement is still possible. These two small areas will be addressed over the next few months. Overall the survey showed a satisfaction rating of 84%.

Further BBQ fundraisers have been booked for later in the year, and plans are well underway for a novel Christmas Raffle. Our work with our Weekly Children’s Reading Programmes at two Primary Schools has continued during the first term, and this has been well received by both the pupils, and the School Principal and Teachers.

Donations made since my last report include $1000.00 to the Papanui Police for their Youth Programme, $500.00 to LCIF, $600.00 to The Lloyd Morgan Trust, $600.00 to The Delta Trust for the purchase of equipment, $500.00 to the Lions Santa Workshop, and $250.00 to the Schools Music Festival. The Club also sponsored two entrants (at $150.00) at the recent Lions Young Speechmaker competition.

Two Club Social events have also been held – a luncheon at a Dunsandel Restaurant, and Olive picking at a local Olive farm. Both were enjoyed by the attendees, and more social events are planned for the near future.

The main emphasis in the coming year will continue to be on the recruitment of new members. Last year our numbers were increased from 17 at the start of the year, to 21 at the end – a net growth of 4 new members. (We actually added 7 new members, but lost 3 members when they shifted out of Christchurch). This was the third highest percentage increase in Club numbers in the District.

Alan Stewart – President.


New Brighton

Club membership is 21.

Six members attended the training provided by District 202E and would like to suggest that 15 minutes be slotted in for all office bearers to meet in groups.   Maybe this could be done at cuppa tea time with areas being allotted to Presidents, Secretary’s etc to meet and chat.

Guest Speakers have been from New Brighton Projects, New Brighton Historical Society & Museum and Christchurch Puppeteers New Brighton.   These three organisations were approached with the Community needs assessment and have all received a donation from the Lions Club.    New Brighton Projects asked that Lions contribute articles on Heads up for kids and Kan Tabs for inclusion in their monthly publication “The Wave”.     These articles were published and as result coins and wine bottle tops have already been donated.

Congratulations and thanks to Christchurch Pegasus Club for organising the Zone Bowling Challenge.   Well done Christchurch City Breakfast on being the winners.

A very enjoyable Installation of Officers luncheon was held at New Brighton Club.   It was very disappointing that some Clubs did not have the courtesy to reply to the invitation.

The Projects Committee have arranged for a trailer load of Compost to be delivered to Fred Price Courts Housing Units to assist those interested in gardening.   They are organising a barbecue at the Seaside Market in August and the Kiwi Rail Open Day at Addington Station in September.

The club had ordered 20 signs from Warkworth Lions Club to help make people aware where defibrillators are placed in the area.



Seaview Lions Presidents Report for the past month covering June 25th to July 23rd 2014

Since taking the position of President on 25th June 2014, our club has had an outing to the Christchurch Museum to see the Paua House display and Beyond the Cordon.  It was a cold rainy morning but the visit to the museum was well worth the effort.   After a couple of hours walking around we enjoyed lunch in the museum cafe.

 At our business meeting one of the many things discussed and agreed on to do as a Club Activity was to work at the Special Children's Christmas Party.  This is run by radio network and their aim is to put a smile on the faces of 1600 special needs children for the day.   We will be doing duties such as collecting admission tickets, clearing and replemishing the dishes and food in the sponsors area, manning the "Lost Childrens Area" The party is held in the CBS Arena.  One of the aims is to give every child a christmas present.  Our  club has decided to give a donation of $50 towards this.

 Last night we had our dinner meeting.   I was honoured to induct a new member into Seaview Lions Club.   Lion Ralene White.   Ralene's father Ra Fitchett was a member of our club for many years.  Ralene felt  drawn to our club, to follow in her father's footsteps. Ralene's guests were her daughter Joanne, her sister Christine and Ralene's husband Trevor.   My husband John was also a guest at this meeting and he was more than happy to be asked to say grace for us.

At this meeting we discussed and agreed to visit the Tannery in Woolston for morning tea at the end of August.

 Jan Ruardy



Our club membership is now at 25 with two resignations and the passing of long serving member Barbara Hunt.

Our changeover was held on 25 June . Lion Richard Hore provided musical entertainment in the form of a sing-a-long of WW2 music.   

We have completed purchasing and delivering  new blankets for  the Salvation Army, St Vincent DePaul, and the Christchurch City Mission. We have donated $1000 worth of blankets to each of these organizations. We have also arranged items for donation to Nurse Maude Hospital.

 Jane Rollings, Manager of Nurse Maude will be our guest speaker on 26th August. We will present  the  items at that meeting.

The delivery of two safety nets for the Westpac Helicopter Trust has been completed. These nets cost 5000.00 each and will be used both in Canterbury and the West Coast. The funds came from the selling of the shelving donated to our club by Trents Wholesale foods.

Our club ran a Casino Evening at Mayfair Rest Care on 9 July. The evening was a great success with the most residents participating.

Fletchers Construction has vacated our Lion’s Den building as of the end of June which means we will be looking for another tenant.   

Our club is planning a visit to the Ellesmere Lions for the September meeting.

Bill Graves


Christchurch City Breakfast


Since our last Zone meeting CHCH City Lions Club membership has increased by 2.   1 new member and 1 transfer.  Our total membership now stands at 20, 18 regular members and 2 associate members.  We also have 1 prospective member whom we hope to induct in 3 weeks time.


  • We have had 2 successful BBQ’s, 1 at Bunnings and 1 at Mitre 10.In the next 2 months we will be running 2 more BBQ’s at Mitre 10.

  • We also held our annual Trivia evening at the end of May and the profits of a very successful evening were donated to the Canterbury Plunket Society who was able to purchase 7 Evenflo Embrace Baby Capsules (Car Seats).

  • We were very proud of our Emerging Speechmaker contestant April Oakley, 14 years old from St Andrews, who won the competition.

  • Under the guidance of Youth Co-ordinator Helen Paton the Club has hosted 3 youth exchange students, 2 girls from Finland and 1 girl from America. We held a Pot Luck Dinner for these delightful young ladies who told us so much about their countries.We will also be hosting 2 students from Japan in August.

  • Our team lead by Dave and Dina Sullivan won the Zone 6/7, 10 pin bowling competition run by CHCH Pegasus.

  • 6 members attended the Officer Training night conducted by 1VP John Rogers.

  • Our Changeover was conducted on Saturday 21st June at Milieu Cafe by PDG Melville Syme and enjoyed by all members that attended.


Plunket Society                         1,365.00

School Music Festival                  250.00

Guest Speakers

June                 Ian Kempthorne – on his family Business growing Gerberas and Roses.

July                  Dave and Dina Sullivan new members of our Club who talked life in America and the difference between being members of a small rural club in America to a city Club in CHCH.

August             Youth exchange students from Japan and our Emerging speakers contestant from St Andrews.

 We will also have our Zone Chairman Brian Rollinson speak to us in October.

Anita James


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