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Another successful Christmas Concert

The 2012 North Durban Lions Christmas Concert was again a huge success – several hundred members of the community enjoyed a fantastic evening with the Durban City Orchestra, Lenny Bowes and Jason Bird, doing a selection of Christmas favourites and feel-good tunes. The club raised valuable funds for those in need – we would like to thank everyone who came along on the evening for your generous and fantastic support.

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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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A fantastic Christmas Concert

The North Durban Lions 2011 Christmas Concert (mentioned previously here) was a fantastic success. More than 350 adults and more than 75 children came along on the evening of Friday 16 December, leading to a terrific atmosphere. Many people came much earlier than the 18:00 start, in order to get a good seat, as they knew the event would be popular.

Lenny Bowes entertained the crowd, performing great classics and really setting a festive mood.

The Durban City Orchestra then played a magnificent set, including a variety of Christmas favorites and medleys – the entire crowd was rapt with attention during the performance.

In addition, there were a variety of market and food stalls selling a large range of terrific items.

The North Durban Lions club would like to thank each and every member of the public who came along and made it a great night. We would also like to express our deepest gratitude to the Pick n Pay Hyper-by-the-Sea, whose generous financial support enabled the event to be organised in the first.

The evening’s profits will be used to directly aid children’s projects and those for the elderly.

Thank you again to everyone who came and who contributed to making the concert and evening such a success – we’ll see you next year!

Some photos of the event are below.

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North Durban Lions Christmas Concert (supported by Pick ‘n Pay Hypermarket)

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 and flea market stalls. Secure parking will be available.

The Pick ‘n Pay Hypermarket will be generously supporting the concert, for which the club is deeply grateful. As with all Lions projects, all the proceeds of the concert will be used for charitable projects.

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

When: 16 December (if it rains, the concert may be moved to 17 December)

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

Cost: R20 for adults, R10 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.

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Presentation Evening

DG Debbie Berry visited the club at our February meeting on 24 February. Instead of holding a regular meeting, the club decided to instead have a presentation evening to thank individuals and organisations who have helped the club serve the community. Several awards were also made. Our new member Nick was inducted by DG Debbie.

A certificate of thanks was presented to Lauren Anthony of the Northgen News, to thank the paper for promoting our fundraising and service events.

A certificate of thanks was also presented to Lauren Glossop, the Audiologist who has assisted the club’s hearing projects by donating large amounts of time and free services:

Lauren Glossop, Lion President Ian Ping and Lion Jacquena Henning, the convener of our hearing project

A cheque for R10000 was presented to the SA Guide Dog Association from the funds raised at our recent Carols event to assist in providing a guide dog to a blind recipient. Di Turner of the Guide Dogs Association was on hand to receive the cheque from Lion Maria Stowe, who convened and ran the Carols:

Di Turner, Jenny and guide dog Gracie from SA Guide Dogs accept the cheque for R10000 from Lion President Ian Ping and Carols Convener Lion Maria Stowe

DG Debbie inducted Lion Malcolm “Nick” Nicholas into the club. Some more photos of the induction are included in the gallery at the end of this post:

Lion Phil Meyer sponsored Lion Malcolm Nicholas, shown here being inducted by DG Debbie Berry

DG Debbie received the club’s banner from LP Ian, and presented one of her banners in return. DG Debbie then spoke on a number of topics to do with Lionism, including the importance of membership growth and the service we do, and commended the club for its successes.

The evening concluded with awards for several Lions: Lions Maria Stowe and Trevor Hobbs were presented with Membership Keys to acknowledge that each had sponsored two new Lions.A 25 Year Monarch Chevron was presented to Lion Trevor in recognition of his 25 years of service as a Lion.

DG Debbie also handed over a very special award to Lion Trevor Hobbs, who was made a Melvin Jones Fellow by the club. This was a complete surprise to Lion Trevor, and richly deserved for his more than 25 years of dedicated and extremely selfless service to Lions:

Lion Trevor Hobbs receiving his Melvin Jones plaque from DG Debbie Berry

Several more photos from this special evening are inclued below:

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