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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July Food Collection

Two full trolleys of food were collected from the generous public at the La Lucia Mall Pick ‘n Pay on Saturday 25 July. The club also collects food once a month on a Saturday at the Crescent Pick ‘n Pay and several times a month at the Umhlanga and Kensington Spars, on a weekday.

Thank you to everyone who supports the club’s collections – the food you donate is packaged and distributed to more than 125 people in need every month.

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Pick ‘n Hyper Car Draw

Pick ‘n Pay Hyper-by-the-Sea Hypermarket invited the club to sell wors rolls and cold drinks at the build-up and draw for the giveaway of a new Ford bakkie. A large number of people came to the draw and many enjoyed a delicious wors roll while they were there. The club would like to thank the Hypermarket for giving it an opportunity to raise significant funds that will completely be used to aid the needy, as with all Lions fundraising projects.

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2015 Presidential Induction Evening

The club celebrated the induction of Lion President Vicki van Wyk as the club’s 49th president at a formal dinner held at the club’s clubhouse on 11 July 2015.  The club was also delighted to induct and welcome Elaine Turton and Avril Hobbs as new members at the same evening. 26 guests from other Lions clubs and friends of the club joined the members for a lovely and special evening.

In keeping with new Lions International President Dr Jitsuhiro Yamada’s theme for the year, the table decor included more than 60 colourful folded paper cranes.

Outgoing Lion President Trevor Hobbs spoke on the excellent year of service the club had completed and presented several awards, including awarding Lion Phil Meyer as the 2014/2015 Lion of the Year.

6 members of the East Coast Lions club were present on the evening and they presented the club with a much needed replacement microwave.

LP Vicki opened her year of leadership by introducing her theme and plans for the year, built around being “keys of service”.

Some photos of the evening are below:

Unusually, there were 2 Michaels, 2 Denises and 2 Ruths at the same table.

Unusually, there were 2 Michaels, 2 Denises and 2 Ruths at the same table.

Past District Governor Fred Weller inducts Lion President Vicki van Wyk

Past District Governor Fred Weller inducts Lion President Vicki van Wyk

Lion President Elect Vicki receives a plaque of appreciation to LP Trevor Hobbs

Lion President Elect Vicki receives a plaque of appreciation to LP Trevor Hobbs

Lion Phil Meyer receives the Lion of the Year award from LP Trevor Hobbs

Lion Phil Meyer receives the Lion of the Year award from LP Trevor Hobbs

A close up of the table decorations, including folded paper cranes.

A close up of the table decorations, including folded paper cranes.

LP Trevor addresses the club on his year in office

LP Trevor addresses the club on his year in office

LP Trevor Hobbs with the microwave donated by the East Coast club

LP Trevor Hobbs with the microwave donated by the East Coast club

Induction of new members Elaine Turton and Avril Hobbs with their sponsors, Trevor Hobbs and Kay Erskine

Induction of new members Elaine Turton and Avril Hobbs with their sponsors, Trevor Hobbs and Kay Erskine

Induction of new members Elaine Turton and Avril Hobbs with their sponsors, Trevor Hobbs and Kay Erskine

Induction of new members Elaine Turton and Avril Hobbs with their sponsors, Trevor Hobbs and Kay Erskine

Past District Governor Fred Weller inducted Lions Elaine and Avril and LP Vicki.

Past District Governor Fred Weller inducted Lions Elaine and Avril and LP Vicki.

Some of the table decor.

Some of the table decor.

Some of the table decor.

Some of the table decor.

LP Vicki van Wyk presents her plans for the year.

LP Vicki van Wyk presents her plans for the year.

 

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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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