Hastings Pioneer


In April 1981 our Club chartered as the Hastings Lioness Club, the first Lioness Club in Hawkes Bay.  In 1992  our Club became a full Lions Club and changed our name to Hastings Pioneer Lions whilst still remaining a ladies club.  At present we have 30 caring members and enjoy fun and fellowship together whilst raising some impressive amounts for donation to worthy causes.


Our main source of fundraising for the last 10 years has been our Autumn Fair held in March / April each year.  We also run a grocery and toy raffles at Christmas time. Of late we have been involved in a number of small catering jobs.


We assist the community by helping with street appeals for various organisations. We have had collections of food for the food bank or for the SPCA and “socks and jocks” for family homes.  We have also provided soup and at other times baking to pensioners living in the council pensioner flats. Many patients at our local hospital have been the recipients of our toilet bags which we supply with a few basic toiletries in them and babies have benefitted from our donations of knitted singlets and beanies.


Our Club is by no means all about fundraising and work, one needs to look after it’s members as well.  We have social events organised by a social committee.  These may be a weekend away or coffee and dessert at a local establishment. A monthly get together at a local hot pool for a soak is also enjoyed by many members.


Our meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month.  The first being a dinner meeting and the second a supper meeting.  The format of a meeting is adhered to but having said that our meetings are pretty relaxed.  Members are kept up to date with a monthly newsletter.

Postal Address

P.O. Box 1317Hastings

Meeting Times

Hastings Pioneer
6:00pm, Wednesday, 2nd & 4th
RSA Clubrooms, 312 Avenue Road, Hastings


Send Email Club President:
Faye Nugent
Phone: 64 06 8787337
Send Email Club Secretary:
Patricia Newman
Phone: 06 8769028
Club Treasurer:
Phone: 64 06 8785345
Send Email Club Membership Chairperson:
Phone: 64 06 8782704




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