Monthly Archives: July 2011

National Koi Show

The club was invited by the KZN branch of the National Koi Keepers Society to sell tea, coffee and cake at the 2011 National Koi Show held at the Gateway shopping centre on 23 and 24 July. The club also manned the entrance gate for the event.

Our grateful thanks must go to the KZN Koi Keepers Society for inviting us to take part. Invaluable funds were raised, the proceeds of which will all go to charitable projects (as with all funds raised from the public by any Lions club). Some 1500 or more people also saw the club at work, giving us excellent exposure.

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Queensburgh Presidential Induction

DC Denise Bolland of the North Durban club was honoured to be asked by Lion President Elect Jolene Wilesmith of the Queensburgh Lions Club to perform the club’s presidential induction on Saturday 23 July. LP Kim van Wyk and District Cabinet Secretary Vicki van Wyk also attended the induction, which was held as a fantastic brunch at the Queensburgh Caravan Park. The club wishes LP Jolene every success in the coming year, and congratulates Immediate Past President Pierre Basson on a very successful year in office.

Some photos of the induction are below:

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Lion Mike Erskine Called to Higher Service

Lion Mike Erskine passed away suddenly on the morning of Saturday 2 July. He was a dedicated and stalwart member of the North Durban Lions Club, who will be deeply and sorely missed.

The club holds his wife Lion Kay and her family in their thoughts and prayers.

Rest in peace Mike – we will always remember your kind heart and giving spirit.

Lion Mike Erskine and Lion Kay Erskine

Lions Mike and Kay Erskine

Messages of Condolence

The club has received several messages of condolence for Lion Kay, her family and the club as a whole:

From the Durban South Lions Club:

Our sympathies and condolences to Lion Kay and her family. Lion Mike was a wonderful man who will be missed.

The members of the Durban South Lions Club


From the Welkom Lions Club:

Dear Denis

Please convey our sincere condolences to the family of Lion Mike.

Sharon Beeton
o.b.o. Lions Welkom


From PDG Denis Meyer:

Dear LP Kim

Please can you pass on our deepest condolences to Lion Kay, their family and the Lions of North Durban. Lion Mike was a true colleague and gentleman and I had great respect for him. His legacy of service and friendship will live on in your Club and amongst your members. He will be sorely missed.

“Here’s to the tears of affection – may they crystalise as they fall and become pearls, that in the after years we’ll wear in memory of those whom we have loved”

With our very best regards

Denis & Chantell


From the Sinakekele Children’s Home:

Hi Denise

I heard that Mike had passed away.

Please pass our condolences to Lions and to his family – From Sinakekele.



From DG Stuart Charlton:

Dear LP Kim,

Unfortunately I will still be attending the International Convention in Seattle. Lion Mike was an outstanding Lion and will be sorely missed. Please tender my apologies, and sincere condolences to Lion Kay and the family.

It is at times like this that Lions stand together as family and the support rendered by the Lions of North Durban is greatly appreciated.

Best regards,

Stuart Charlton

District Governor

District 410C

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