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:
Yearly Archives: 2010
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.
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:
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:
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.