What we do
“Eat Drink & Be Crafty Fair”
Every year, in late January, Mana Lions hold this popular event at Battle Hill Farm Park, Pauatahanui, with proceeds going to Wellington Free Ambulance and other local charities.
Our happy “gold coin” collectors greeting visitors to the Fair
Ronald McDonald House Annual Golf Tournament
Mana Lions organises this Golf Tournament at the Judgeford Golf Course in September/October each year. Proceeds from the tournament are donated to Ronald McDonald House, Wellington. This is part of a joint Lions Club venture to provide a wing of rooms, known as “The Lions Den” with Mana, Johnsonville and Karori Lions combining to purchase a room in the Den.
Classic Car Show
Mana Lions held its inaugural Classic Car Show at Plimmerton School in May 2021 with proceeds going to Mana Coastguard. The Show is well supported with around 90 classic cars on display.
Plimmerton School PTA do a great job organising food and coffee.
Pest Eradication Programme
This programme is part of the Club's contribution to the International Lions movement's “Environment” campaign. Each month a small, but select team contributes to the Wellington Regional Council pest eradication programme at Battle Hill Farm Park by clearing and resetting traps.
On occasions the team take along children from the Nature School based at the Farm Park to help them learn more about how pests can damage the environment.
There are occasions when we have saved the farmer's stock from a watery grave !!!!!!!
Senior Citizens Christmas Lunch
Nearly 300 guests enjoy Mana Lions Annual Porirua Senior Citizens Christmas Luncheon held at Te Rauparaha Arena in mid -December. Club members and local VIPs serve the guests with the Porirua Brass Band providing musical entertainment. A great way to start the festive season!
In the months leading up to Christmas, Mana Lions is busy sellingaround 400 Lions Christmas cakes to help support Camp Quality – a volunteer charitable trust dedicated to running camps where fun, friendship and a “can-do” culture inspires children living with cancer to overcome the challenges they face.
Mana Lions are continually called upon to donate funds for a variety of local community charitable services. To meet this demand the Club regularly runs BBQs outside Bunnings in Porirua. Our thanks go to Bunnings, for supplying the BBQ equipment, and Paremata New World for generously donating the goods we sell.
Street Collections for National and Local Charities
Among the wide range of fund-raising activities Mana Lions supports we are often called upon to help out with street appeals such as Child Cancer Appeal, Red Poppy Appeal, Mary Potter Hospice, Wellington Free Ambulance and Pink Ribbon Appeal.
A local charity supported by Mana Lions is WELLfed – an outstanding initiative led by local people
in Porirua aimed at giving families basic cooking skills, recipes and kitchen equipment to make
their own healthy meals at home.
Help clean up after local disasters
Building facilities in the community such as the BBQ shelter in “The Dell” at Battle Hill Farm
Renovating community service facilities
Once the job's done – we have fun !!!!!!
The Lions Club of Mana supports a wide range of local and regional charities such as Wellington Free Ambulance, Mary Potter Hospice, Child Cancer, WELLfed, Coastguard,
through fund raising, volunteering, organising events such as Porirua Senior Citizens Christmas Luncheon, and through our Trust, providing financial support for local welfare groups and tertiary students.
We are part of a worldwide organisation, Lions International, and Lions Clubs New Zealand committed to serving our community - “We Serve”(click on)
We utilise the skills, knowledge, experience, energy and enthusiasm of our members to help make a difference for others.
Mana Lions organise and run a range of events in the Porirua area every year to not only raise funds but also showcase what the community has to offer, such as:
Eat Drink & Be Crafty Fair – a fun day out for the family to enjoy craftwork and food produced in the region.
Classic Car Show – 90 classic vehicles on display - a must see for the family and
Annual Golf Day – enjoy a round of golf with friends and workmates to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House, Wellington
Mana Lions also organises:
Volunteers for Street Collections – helping out Pink Ribbon, Mary Potter Hospice, Child Cancer
Senior Citizens Christmas Luncheon – a great social gathering
Other Projects - such as clean-ups after floods, renovations and construction of community facilities like the BBQ kitchen at The Dell at Battle Hill Farm Park.
Lions International is the world's largest non-political service club organisation with more than 1.4 million members around the world.
What are Lions Clubs?
Lions Clubs New Zealand represents the 10,000 members belonging to Lions Clubs across NZ and the Pacific Islands.
Funds raised by Mana Lions Club from club activities, work programmes and other sources are used solely for charitable purposes.
Mana Lions makes a strong commitment to serve and support our local and regional communities.
Mana Lions Club members use their knowledge, experience, energy and enthusiasm to help make a difference for others.
For more information about Lions International visit the web site or Lions Clubs New Zealand
What Makes a Good Lion?
Is a team player – united in the desire to make a difference for others
Has empathy for fellow human beings and possesses integrity
The desire to meet the obligations and the expectations of being a member of Mana Lions Club
Is willing to take responsibility for leadership when appropriate, and the humility to follow the leadership of others when required.
Makes a commitment "To Serve" and to devote personal time for Mana Lions Club activities
Enjoys making friends and having fun
If you are interested in becoming a Mana Lion, click HERE for more information.
President Greg Brown
Vice President Ian Barlow
Secretary Bruce Walter
Treasurer Alan Robinson
Membership Bob Bishop
Projects Roger Watkin
Welfare Alan Robinson
Programmes Bruce Collins