About the Club

The North Durban Lions Club was chartered in 1967, and has been serving the communities in and around Durban North, La Lucia and the like ever since. Like all Lions clubs our members are dedicated to the service of those in need, through a variety of projects and fundraising initiatives.

Our club is part of District 410C, part of Multiple District 410. The Multiple District forms part of Lions Clubs International along with other Districts and Multiple Districts from across the globe.

You can use the links to the right to find out more about the club, where and when we meet, the club officers for the year and some of the work we do.

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Sinakekele Hop To It fun day

The club sold colddrinks, wors rolls and popcorn at the Sinakekele home for abandoned babies’ fun day on the Easter weekend, both raising needed funds and supporting the home in their excellent work.

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Survivor Afternoon

Lion Vicki van Wyk organised an afternoon of “Survivor” style team challenges which was very well attended by the club and many of the member’s friends and family. Everyone had great fun and really enjoyed their day. Some photos of the day are below:

Team "Autumn Leaves" choosing their team name and designing their flag and mascot with crayons and playdo.

Team “Autumn Leaves” choosing their team name and designing their flag and mascot with crayons and playdo.

Team "Snoils" flag. Note the snoil mascot in he top left.

Team “Snoils” flag. Note the snoil mascot in he top left.

Team "Autumn Leaves" colourful flag

Team “Autumn Leaves” colourful flag

The "Snoils" raft floating successfully.

The “Snoils” raft floating successfully.

The "Autumn Leaves" raft floating successfully.

The “Autumn Leaves” raft floating successfully.

Team "Snoils" designs a raft

Team “Snoils” designs a raft

Team "Autumn Leaves" designs a raft

Team “Autumn Leaves” designs a raft

Lion Sandra, Lion Sheila and Brenda Meyer work on a puzzle in team "Snoils"

Lion Sandra, Lion Sheila and Brenda Meyer work on a puzzle in team “Snoils”

Liz Ping shows off her croquet skills

Liz Ping shows off her croquet skills

Lion Sandra, Lion President Trevor, Lion Lion Kay and Liz Ping of the "Snoils" team work on their house of cards.x

Lion Sandra, Lion President Trevor, Lion Lion Kay and Liz Ping of the “Snoils” team work on their house of cards.x

Lion Phil Meyer of the "Autumn Leaves" team prepares to take aim.

Lion Phil Meyer of the “Autumn Leaves” team prepares to take aim.

Grant Hobbs of the "Snoils" team shooting a water pistol at the target.

Grant Hobbs of the “Snoils” team shooting a water pistol at the target.

Liz Ping of the "Autumn Leaves" team shooting a water pistol at the target.

Liz Ping of the “Autumn Leaves” team shooting a water pistol at the target.

Team "Snoils" choosing their team name and designing their flag and mascot with crayons and playdo.

Team “Snoils” choosing their team name and designing their flag and mascot with crayons and playdo.

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Lions Information Evening

The North Durban club organised an information evening at its clubhouse, to inform invited guests about the club and its activities. The evening was well attended and the guests were very interested to hear about the club’s work. The municipal councillor for the Durban North area, Shaun Riley also came along and was equally interested in the club’s service to the community.
The club was donated a beautiful double bed quilt by the Quilters-by-the-Sea quilting group. The club raffled the quilt and raised several thousand rand from the generosity of the quilters.  The quilt was handed over to the winner, Mr J Austin at the information evening.
 The winner of the club's quilt raffle, Mr J Austin (middle) with Lion President Trevor Hobbs (left) and Lion Phil Meyer (right).

The winner of the club’s quilt raffle, Mr J Austin (middle) with Lion President Trevor Hobbs (left) and Lion Phil Meyer (right).

Lion Kim van Wyk (left) with municipal councillor Shaun Riley (right) and guest Shirley Tait (middle) at the club's information evening.

Lion Kim van Wyk (left) with municipal councillor Shaun Riley (right) and guest Shirley Tait (middle) at the club’s information evening.

 

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Lions Information Evening

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Lions Christmas Cakes Now at a Reduced Price

The North Durban Lions club has more 1kg Lions Christmas Cakes available from the 2014 batch. They’ve been baked to the recipe that has been used for many years, so you can be sure of their quality and taste.

They are now available from the club at R60 per cake.

If you would like to purchase some cakes from the North Durban Club, please leave a message on this page, use our contact page or contact one of our members directly. The cakes will also be on sale at our stall at the Golden Hours market, every Sunday from 10:30 to 14:00. The market is located on the corner of Uitsig and Soofie Saheb Roads in Durban North, a block behind the Hypermarket.

 

The box for the 2014 Lions Christmas Cake

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2014 Lions Christmas Cakes Now Available

The delicious 1kg Lions Christmas Cakes are now available. They’ve been baked to the recipe that has been used for many years, so you can be sure of their quality and taste.

They will cost R75 this year for a 1kg uniced Christmas fruit cake, which contains no alcohol. As with all funds raised by any Lions club, all the proceeds of the sale of Lions Christmas Cakes will be used directly for charitable projects.

Not only will you be getting a truly delicious Christmas cake for your R75, you’ll be making an invaluable charitable contribution as well.

If you would like to purchase some cakes from the North Durban Club, please leave a message on this page, use our contact page or contact one of our members directly.

If you’re not in Durban North/La Lucia/Umhlanga or the surrounding areas, your local Lions club will almost certainly be selling cakes as well.

The box for the 2014 Lions Christmas Cake

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Dog Racing Evening

The club hosted a very successful “dog racing” fundraiser at its clubhouse on Saturday 4 October. The evening included a delicious 3 course meal along with 8 races with cut-out cardboard dogs, both of which were thoroughly enjoyed by everyone who attended.

The club would like to thank its generous sponsors for making the evening possible:

  • Marshall Security Guarding Division
  • Marshall Security Armed Response Division
  • Bay Union Employee Benefit Consultants
  • CBI Electric/African Cables
  • Flowers on Kensington

Some photos of the event are below:

The program for the evening

The program for the evening

The dogs in action

The dogs in action

Spectators in the owners box urging their dogs along.

Spectators in the owners box urging their dogs along.

The dogs raring to go

The dogs raring to go

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Heritage Day Braai at TAFTA On Ridge

The club treated the 100 residents of TAFTA On Ridge retirement home to braaied beef or chicken burgers on Heritage Day. This rare treat was extremely well received – many of the residents thanked the club for the best meal they’ve had all year. The club has provided a braai for three years in a row now and it is always regarded as a definite highlight for the residents.

Lions Neil Aubert, Phil Meyer and Lion President Trevor Hobbs braaiing the burgers.

Lions Neil Aubert, Phil Meyer and Lion President Trevor Hobbs braaiing the burgers.

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Visit to Sinakekele

The club planted 2 trees at the Sinakekele home for abandoned babies and then enjoyed good fellowship with a braai at the home. Lion Denise and Mickey Bolland have recently moved out to Sinakekele and made the rest of the club very much at home.

(L-R) Grant Hobbs, Lion Kay Erskine, Mickey Bolland, Lion Ivanka Reynolds, Lion Ian Ross (at back), Lion Margo Whitmore and Lion President Trevor Hobbs (planting the tree)

(L-R) Grant Hobbs, Lion Kay Erskine, Mickey Bolland, Lion Ivanka Reynolds, Lion Ian Ross (at back), Lion Margo Whitmore and Lion President Trevor Hobbs (planting the tree)

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