Middle Districts Lions Club
Relay for Life
Disaster Relief donations
Contributing to both New Zealand disaster relief through Lions Clubs in New Zealand and Worldwide disaster relief through Lions International Foundation (LCIF). Funds enable the early purchase of essential goods to assist those directly affected by these events.
Including Christchurch Earthquake - Kaikoura Earthquake - Austrialian Bushfires and also contributing to Lions Clubs International Foundation Disater relief funds.
Lions Market Day in the Square
Organiser of the annual Lions Market Day (Old English Faire) in the Square, held in the last Saturday of October.
The Lions Market Day (Old English Faire) in the Square and is held in the last Saturday of October. It is organised by the Lions Club of Middle Districts (Inc) and celebrates the event's 66th year.
The Plaza corner of The Square is filled with approximately 90 craft stalls. Stalls include: Collectibles, Arts & Crafts, Quality Wares, Clothing, Jewellery & Trinkets, Hot Food and Drinks.
Entertainment is provided throughout the day with the Manawatu Scottish Pipe Band and a selection of local School Music Groups.
All funds raised by the Lions Club are redirected back into the local community.
Annual Jimmy Carter Quiz
A real high point in our history occurred when an invitation was issued to the former President of the United States Jimmy Carter, to address a fundraising dinner for the Lloyd Morgan Trust in Palmerston North. The invitationwas issued by the combined Lions Clubs of Middle Districts and Manawatu, and offered the inducement of a trout fishing holiday to sharpen his interest.
This highly successful venture continues to be commemorated by the annual Carter Quiz for Manawatu Secondary Schools.
Helicopter Hanger at PN Hospital
Middle Districts played a major role in the provision of a hanger at the Palmerston North Hospital, to house the Trans Rail Rescue Helicopter (now the Square Trust Helicopter), arranging the supply of all materials and liaising with the N.Z. Army Engineers who carried out the actual building.
PN Surf Lifesaving boat
The Club presented a surf boat and a rescue craft in successive years to the Palmerston North Surf Lifesaving club at Himitangi. These were financed mainly by two „Garden Rambles‟ in and around the city, the organization of which was spearheaded by Margaret Baines and Jill Hart with the full support of their husbands and other club members. For this project the club received the prestigious Ron Usmar award for community services.