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Why I love being a Mercury Bay Lion

As a member of Mercury Bay Lions Club (MBLC), I found my passion for Lions reignited after moving to Whitianga in January 2021. Initially seeking to connect with my new community and enhance my skills, I was warmly welcomed into MBLC by my neighbour, who sponsored me into the club.
 |  Cecily Dower  |  ,

The Club, being formerly a Lioness Club, currently has only women members who embraced me wholeheartedly from the start.

The club’s inclusive atmosphere, including the informal gatherings were filled with  laughter and camaraderie, so immediately resonated with me.

From our distinctive pink shirts to our reputation for generosity and community involvement, MBLC stood out as a beacon of goodwill in Whitianga.

My journey with MBLC truly took flight during the Garden Ramble 2021, where I served as a hostess, relishing the opportunity to connect with garden owners and visitors alike. Since then, I have eagerly participated in various roles across our events, relishing the experience of every task. Even as I navigate the challenges of my role as treasurer, the sense of purpose and friendship within the club keeps me motivated.

Beyond my tasks and responsibilities, MBLC has enriched my life in ways I never imagined. My social circle has expanded exponentially, and I now find satisfaction in every interaction, whether it is a casual chat with a familiar face or a shared laugh at one of our events. Being part of MBLC has not only made me feel deeply connected to my community but has brought fun and fulfilment into my life.

In conclusion, for anyone considering joining a Lions club, I wholeheartedly endorse the experience. The sense of belonging, purpose, and friendship within MBLC has transformed my life for the better, and I am forever grateful for the opportunity to be a Lion and serve my community.

Mercury Bay Lions welcomes new members. If you would like to find out more, email us at