Yearly Archives: 2012

2012 Christmas Concert

The North Durban Lions are pleased to announce that they will once again be hosting a Christmas Concert, in conjunction with the Durban City Orchestra. The concert will once again be held at the Golden Hours market grounds. In addition to the orchestra, other musical acts will perform and there will be food stalls and refreshments available. Secure parking will be available.

As with all Lions projects, all the proceeds of the concert will be used for charitable projects.

This concert has become a tradition in the area – please come along and enjoy a fantastic evening.

Where: Golden Hours market grounds, on the corner of Radar and Uitsig Roads, a block behind the Hypermarket.

When: Saturday 8 December

Time: 18:00. Gates will open at 17:00.

Cost: R25 for adults, R15 for children.

For further information, please leave a comment below on this page, leave a comment on our contact page or contact any of our club officers or members.

Christmas Concert Flyer

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Lion Keith Wilson Called to Higher Service

Lion Keith Wilson passed away in the late hours of Monday 5 November, after a long and brave battle with cancer.

Lion Keith served his community as a Lion for 17 years, first with the Morningside Lions Club and then with the North Durban Lions Club. He served his fellow Lions in a number of positions, including Club Secretary, Club Treasurer, Club President and Zone Chair, and he served those in need with selfless dedication in many more ways than can be named. He was willing to help wherever he was needed and will be remembered by his friends and fellow Lions as being a real character and true friend.

Lion Keith will be missed by all who knew him – there is a large gap in the North Durban Lions club and in our members’ hearts.

Lion Keith Wilson

Lion Keith Wilson

Messages of Condolence

The club has received a number of messages of condolence on the calling to Higher Service of Lion Keith:

From LP Sundru Pillay of the East Coast Lions Club:

Dear Lion Kim

Please pass our sympathy to the family and our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.

 

From LP Vanessa Wilesmith and the Durban South Lions Club:

So sad at the passing of our fellow Lion and friend Keith Wilson. All Gold tomato sauce will always remind us of you (hope they don’t go out of business now). I’m going to miss your impromptu visits to my work and your good barman skills at North Durban Lions.

Love and miss you
the Durban South members

 

From Lion Roy Bester:

It was a privilege knowing you Keith and you are going to leave a big gap in a lot of lives. RIP

 

From PDG Denis Meyer:

Our sincere condolences to the family, friends and Lions of North Durban regarding the passing of Lion Keith Wilson. Keith was a lovely person and a great Lion. His legacy will live on in the extraordinary Lions Club that he was so much a part of for so many years. RIP dear friend – until we meet again……

 

From PDG Rob Fowler:
Sorry to hear about the passing of your Lion Keith. It is never pleasant. Stay well all of you.

 

From DC Shirleen Ward:
My condolences to Lion Keith’s family and to the North Durban family.

 

From ZC Peter Hyde and the Howick/Umgeni Lions Club:
Condolences to Lion Keith’s family, and to North Durban, from Howick/Umgeni Lions, you are in our prayers.

 

From Lion Miranda Fennell and the Westville Lions Club:
Condolences and prayers to Keith’s family and all the members at North Durban club from all at the Westville club.

 

From LP Sandy Beykirch and the Cowies Hill Lions Club:
Thoughts and prayers to Keith’s family and North Durban Lions at this sad time. Cowies Hill Lions.

 

From LP Les Waring and the Hilton Lions Club:
Thoughts and prayers are with you from the Hilton Lions.

 

From LP Nicky Charlton and the Kokstad Lions Club:
Condolences and prayers to Keith’s family and all the members at North Durban club from all at the Kokstad Club.

 

From LP Alice Walker and the Eshowe Lions Club:

Dear LP Kim,

Thank you for your email re: Lion Keith’s funeral arrangements, unfortunately we will not be able to attend. Would you kindly pass on our deepest sympathies to the family, on behalf of all the members of The Lions Club of Eshowe.

Yours in Lionism,

LP Alice Walker

 

From Council Chairman Paul Brauteseth and the Shelly Beach Lions Club:

Condolences to North Durban Lions and Keiths family. Bless you all and may Keith rest in peace. Take care. Shelly Beach Lions Club.

 

From Partner in Service Brenda Meyer:

When they made Keith, they threw away the mould. He did not have a mean bone in his body and was lovely to everyone who he came in contact with. RIP Keith.

 

From Lion Gary Streek:

Dear Lion President Kim

My sincere condolences to the North Durban Lions Club and to Keith’s family.

Unfortunately I am unable to make the celebration of his life but my thoughts will be with you all.

Kind Regards

Gary

 

From PDG Stan Foley:

Lion Keith was a fantastic Lion and person, I have fond memories of our Mid Years at Harrismith when Mr. Ping and Mr. Wilson would load ice and beer in my basin so that I could not shave and what about the fire he started at the restaurant at Virginia Airport at an induction dinner. He always had a smile and a chuckle. He will be missed.

 

From LP Jean Masson and the Port Shepstone Lions Club:

Lion President Jean Masson and all the members of the Port Shepstone Lions Club wish to convey their condolences to the family of Lion Keith Wilson and to all the members of the North Durban Lions Club in the passing of Lion Keith Wilson. Our thoughts and prayers  will be with Lion Keith’s family and the North Durban Lions Club during these difficult times.

Yours in Lions

Dale Mc Garry
Secretary Port Shepstone Lions Club

 

From Lion Karin Preston:

My eyes cry , my mouth smile , he had such a sense of humor.

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Club and member recognition at the 2012 District 410C Midyear Conference

At the 2012 Lions District 410C Midyear Conference, a number of awards were made to clubs for their efforts in the 2011/2012 Lionistic year (the Lionistic year runs from July to June). The North Durban Lions club are delighted and proud to announce that the club and individual members won several awards for the 2011/2012 year:

DISTRICT ENVIRONMENTAL PHOTO CONTEST: District Chairperson Denise Bolland won second prize in both the “Plant Life” and “Weather Phenomenon” categories in this competition, while District Cabinet Secretary Vicki van Wyk won first prize in the “Animal” category. Congratulations to them both.

Lion Denise Bolland's second place photo in the "Weather Phenomenon" category

Lion Denise Bolland’s second place photo in the “Weather Phenomenon” category

Lion Denise Bolland's second place photo in the "Plant Life" category
Lion Denise Bolland’s second place photo in the “Plant Life” category

Lion Vicki van Wyk's winning photo in the "Animal" category
Lion Vicki van Wyk’s winning photo in the “Animal” category

DENIS MEYER IT AWARDThis award is presented to a club who makes full use of various electronic media, such as a comprehensive website, Twitter and Facebook and which does as much club administration as possible using online methods.

GEOFF CHETTLE CLUB SECRETARY AWARD: This award is judged based on the administration of a Lions club – regular and timeous completion and submission of meeting minutes, submission of Monthly Membership Reports, Activity Reports and club officer reporting forms in good time to the District, attendance at Zone and District events as the secretary and responsiveness to requests for information from the District. District Cabinet Secretary Vicki van Wyk was the deserved winner of this award – The North Durban Lions club is very proud of her achievement and believe the quality of her work as the club secretary has been justly rewarded.

 

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Lions Christmas Cakes Now Available

The delicious Lions Christmas Cakes are now available. As for many years now, they have been baked by Albany, so you can be sure of their quality and taste.

They will cost R70 this year. 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 R70, 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 the Durban North/La Lucia/Umhlanga or surrounding areas, your local Lions club will almost certainly be selling cakes as well.

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Market and Music Day

The North Durban Lions are pleased to announce that they will be hosting a Market and Music day on Woman’s Day, at the Golden Hours market grounds. There will be market stalls and food stalls and music thoughout the day. Proceeds raised will be used for Lions projects and to benefit the Golden Hours school for special needs children. Come join us for a fun day under the trees. Secure parking will be available.

Where: Golden Hours market grounds, on the corner of Radar and Uitsig Roads, a block behind the Hypermarket.

When: 9 August

Time: 9:30 – 16:00

Cost: R10 for adults, R5 for children.

Flyer for Market and Music event

For further information, please leave a comment below on this page, leave a comment on our contact page or contact any of our club officers or members.

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Lions Information Evening

If you would like to know more about how the North Durban Lions Club is serving its community, and possibly how you can become involved (either by becoming a member or generally helping out), please consider coming to our Information Evening, on March 30.

We will have a fascinating and very motivational speaker who is a long-standing and greatly distinguished Lion. Snacks will be served and a cash bar will be available.

The many projects the club is involved in will be showcased and members of the club will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

The details are:

When: 30 March, 19:00 for 19:30

Where: North Durban Lions Clubhouse, corner of Uitsig and Prospect Hall Roads, Durban North (a map is here)

RSVP: By 27 March, to Denise on 083 650 7007, by email to president@northdurbanlions.org.za or by leaving a comment on this page.

 

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First Aid Training

The Cowies Hill Lions club recently conducted Level I first aid training, at a minimal cost. Lion Trevor Hobbs and his son Grant attended from the North Durban club – well done to them both for passing the training.

A few photos:

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Eco-circle Vegetable Gardens

Eco-circles are a fantastic way of using a small area and very little water to grow a variety of vegetables. The Lions clubs of Multiple District 410 have been encouraged to plant eco-circles, at their clubhouses, local schools, orphanages and the like.  Several clubs in District 410C have made plans to start eco-circles. Lions Bev and Pat Riley of the North Durban club have planted 6 circles at their home – one tended by each member of the family. The circles have yielded fantastic vegetables and shown the concept to be an excellent one.

An introduction to eco-circles is in this PDF document.

Some photos of the eco-circles are below:

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