Yearly Archives: 2010

Christmas Decorations at TAFTA on Ridge

On 11 December, several members of the club went to TAFTA on Ridge, a local old age home, to put up Christmas decorations. Lion Sheila Rice manages the home and asked the club if we could decorate it for Christmas, as no other Christmas decorations are put up. Lion Vicki van Wyk collected donations of Christmas decorations from many of the Lions and their friends to put up at the home. The club also purchased a Christmas tree for the home. The decorations were put up in the foyer and dining room. It was very heartwarming to see the delight in so many of the residents when they saw the decorations. A few pictures are below:

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November Craft Show

On 27 November 2010 the club again hosted a very sucessful craft show, with an exhibition by the Quilters-by-the-Sea quilters group taking center stage. More than R6000 was raised, for Hospice and the SPCA.

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Social at Alverstone Nature Reserve

On 17 October 2010 several members of the club and some friends took a trip to the Alverstone Nature Reserve, near Assegai and Hillcrest. This is a beautiful nature reserve, home to many buck and some breathtaking views. Most people chose to open their visit with a relaxing walk around the reserve. This was followed by a bring-and-braai which ended with  delicious roasted marshmallows. A few pictures are below:

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2010/2011 Induction Evening

On 10 July 2010, the club held its Induction Evening for the 2010/2011 Lionistic year. This is traditionally a formal dinner evening. To celebrate the 2010World Cup, the clubhouse was decorated in a football theme.

The outgoing president, Dave Evans gave a short speech listing some of the highlights of his successful year in office and thanking all the club members for their hard work over the year. Dave handed out several awards, and named Lion Phil Meyer as the Lion of the Year. A plaque of appreciation from the club was presented to Dave by the Immediate Past President Denise Bolland to thank him for his efforts over the year.

Two new members were inducted into the club by Past District Governor Stan Foley – Lions Dionne Falt and Robert Henning were sponsored by Lions Kay Erskine and Phil Meyer.

PDG Stan also inducted the president for the 2010/2011 Lionistic year, Lion Ian Ping. Lion Ian also gave a short speech, thanking the club for putting their faith in him and laying out his plans for the year ahead.

Some photos of the very special evening are below:

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March Diabetes Testing

On 28 March 2010, the club provided free diabetes screening at the Golden Hours market, testing blood pressure and blood sugar levels for anyone who wanted it. More than 70 people took up the opportunity. Several people were found to have very high blood sugar that they were unaware of, and advised to speak to their doctor. Some photos from the day are below:

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February Craft Show

On 27 February 2010, the club hosted a craft show at its clubhouse. The show featured an exhibition of quilts from the Quilters-by-the-Sea group, while many other crafters also showed off their work. Many of the crafters also had some of their crafts available for sale. The quilters group also presented the club with a beautiful quilt which was raffled off to raise further funds. Some photos of the very successful event are below:

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Lions In Sight

Lions Clubs International requested that all clubs run an event to increase their public visibility during the last 2 ¬†weeks of January, as part of the global “Lions In Sight” campaign to raise public awareness of the work their local Lions are doing. The North Durban club decorated their stall at the Golden Hours market on 31 January for Lions in Sight, and had several Lions on hand during the day, dressed in Lions clothing and providing information to the public on what the Lions do. Past District Governor Fred Weller was particularly eye-catching, decked out from head to toe in Lions attire, with a very unique hat.

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