About Us

  • The Hawarden-Waikari Lions Club was formerly the Waipara County Lions Club and was renamed in 1977 after the dissolution of the Waipara County in Local Body reconstruction by the government. The Hawarden and Waikari townships are an important part in the vitality of the area in servicing of the rural community which is the lifeblood of our region. There are 6 clubs in the Hurunui district – Amberley, Hawarden-Waikari, Amuri, Glenmark, Cheviot, and Hanmer Springs which are always looking for new members to not only retain their membership, but also to bring new ideas, effort, and approaches for contributing to our communities.

There are more than 43,000 Lions clubs worldwide with 1.4 million members serving in more than 180 countries. Lions are both nonpolitical and non-sectarian.

Our Code of Ethics

  • TO SHOW my faith in the worthiness of my vocation by industrious application to the end that I may merit a reputation for quality of service.
  • TO SEEK success and to demand all fair remuneration or profit as my just due, but to accept no profit or success at the price of my own self- respect lost because of unfair advantage taken or because of questionable acts on my part.
  • WHENEVER a doubt arises as to the right or ethics of my position or action towards others, to resolve such doubt against myself.
  • TO HOLD friendship as an end and not a means. To hold that true friendship exists not on account of the service performed by one to another, but that true friendship demands nothing but accepts service in the spirit in which it is given.
  • ALWAYS to bear in mind my obligations as a citizen to my nation, and my community, and to give them my unswerving loyalty in word, act and deed. To give them freely of my time, labour, and means.
  • TO AID others by giving my sympathy to those in distress, my aid to the weak, and my substance to the needy.
  • TO BE CAREFUL with my criticism and liberal with my praise; to build up and not destroy.

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