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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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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Donation of Nedbank Blankets to Salvation Army

Nedbank provided the club with many high quality double blankets and asked it to donate them to needy recipients on their behalf. The club donated 44 of the blankets to the Salvation Army’s Thembela home in Durban where they were gratefully received by the residents.

Residents of the Salvation Army Thembela home in Morningside with their new double blankets donated via Nedbank.

Residents of the Salvation Army Thembela home in Morningside with their new double blankets donated via Nedbank.

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Sinakekele Outreach to Osindisweni Hospital

Through the Sinakekele Home, Lion Denise Bolland was asked to provide sandwiches for a breast feeding awareness day, presented to the mothers of new born babies at the Osindisweni Hospital, beyond Verulam. Lion Denise arranged donations of peanut butter and jam. The club purchased bread and juice and managed to get apples donated.

Lion Denise Bolland at a breast feeding awareness day at Osindisweni Hospital

Lion Denise Bolland at a breast feeding awareness day at Osindisweni Hospital

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Golden Hours School Project

On Saturday 23 August the North Durban Lions entertained the boarders at the Golden Hours School for the intellectually disabled with an afternoon of crafts and sports. DC for Children’s Services Karen Preston joined the club as they helped the kids decorate marie biscuits, colour in and make paper airplanes and play skittles and soccer. The kids had a great time and it was a heartwarming experience for the Lions and their families as well.

Some photos of the event are below:

Lion Ivanka Reynolds and Anne Weller help decorate paper airplanes

Lion Ivanka Reynolds and Anne Weller help decorate paper airplanes

Lions Trevor Hobbs and Shirley Johnston help decorate paper airplanes

Lions Trevor Hobbs and Shirley Johnston help decorate paper airplanes

Melvin the Lion made an appearance as well

Melvin the Lion made an appearance as well

Lions Kay Erskine and Trevor Hobbs help decorate marie biscuits with icing

Lions Kay Erskine and Trevor Hobbs help decorate marie biscuits with icing

Lions Vicki van Wyk and Shirley Johnston set up the skittles for another go

Lions Vicki van Wyk and Shirley Johnston set up the skittles for another go

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Lion Jimmy Hollows plays soccer with the kids

Lion Jimmy Hollows plays soccer with the kids

Lion Kay Erskine helps decorate marie biscuits with icing

Lion Kay Erskine helps decorate marie biscuits with icing

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Bingo at TAFTA On Ridge

On Saturday 5 April, the North Durban Lions played bingo with many of the residents of the TAFTA On Ridge old age home. The residents had a really fantastic time and thoroughly enjoyed it. Several rounds of bingo were organised so that many residents could have a chance to win a prize. The club also supplied cake to go with each resident’s tea, ensuring that the frail-care residents got some cake as well. Some photos of the very enjoyable service project:

LP Vicki and Lion Kay distribute cake after the bingo

LP Vicki and Lion Kay distribute cake after the bingo

Lion Trevor calls the numbers while Lion Jimmy draws them

Lion Trevor calls the numbers while Lion Jimmy draws them

Lion Jimmy with a prize winner

Lion Jimmy with a prize winner

Lion Sheila assists while two of the residents play bingo

Lion Sheila assists while two of the residents play bingo

The prize winners on the day

The prize winners on the day

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Popcorn Machine Hire

The club was asked to provide popcorn at a private super-hero themed party on Saturday 5 April. We received an extremely generous donation towards the club’s service to those in need. Many thanks to Di of Vuzu Entertainment for thinking of us and getting us involved.

Lions Ian Ross and Neil Aubert served the popcorn, which was a big hit. They’re wearing super-hero capes in the photo, although of course, all Lions are super-heroes!

Lions Ian Ross and Neil Aubert in super-hero costume.

Lions Ian Ross and Neil Aubert in super-hero costume.

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