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2015 Presidential Induction Evening

The club celebrated the induction of Lion President Vicki van Wyk as the club’s 49th president at a formal dinner held at the club’s clubhouse on 11 July 2015.  The club was also delighted to induct and welcome Elaine Turton and Avril Hobbs as new members at the same evening. 26 guests from other Lions clubs and friends of the club joined the members for a lovely and special evening.

In keeping with new Lions International President Dr Jitsuhiro Yamada’s theme for the year, the table decor included more than 60 colourful folded paper cranes.

Outgoing Lion President Trevor Hobbs spoke on the excellent year of service the club had completed and presented several awards, including awarding Lion Phil Meyer as the 2014/2015 Lion of the Year.

6 members of the East Coast Lions club were present on the evening and they presented the club with a much needed replacement microwave.

LP Vicki opened her year of leadership by introducing her theme and plans for the year, built around being “keys of service”.

Some photos of the evening are below:

Unusually, there were 2 Michaels, 2 Denises and 2 Ruths at the same table.

Unusually, there were 2 Michaels, 2 Denises and 2 Ruths at the same table.

Past District Governor Fred Weller inducts Lion President Vicki van Wyk

Past District Governor Fred Weller inducts Lion President Vicki van Wyk

Lion President Elect Vicki receives a plaque of appreciation to LP Trevor Hobbs

Lion President Elect Vicki receives a plaque of appreciation to LP Trevor Hobbs

Lion Phil Meyer receives the Lion of the Year award from LP Trevor Hobbs

Lion Phil Meyer receives the Lion of the Year award from LP Trevor Hobbs

A close up of the table decorations, including folded paper cranes.

A close up of the table decorations, including folded paper cranes.

LP Trevor addresses the club on his year in office

LP Trevor addresses the club on his year in office

LP Trevor Hobbs with the microwave donated by the East Coast club

LP Trevor Hobbs with the microwave donated by the East Coast club

Induction of new members Elaine Turton and Avril Hobbs with their sponsors, Trevor Hobbs and Kay Erskine

Induction of new members Elaine Turton and Avril Hobbs with their sponsors, Trevor Hobbs and Kay Erskine

Induction of new members Elaine Turton and Avril Hobbs with their sponsors, Trevor Hobbs and Kay Erskine

Induction of new members Elaine Turton and Avril Hobbs with their sponsors, Trevor Hobbs and Kay Erskine

Past District Governor Fred Weller inducted Lions Elaine and Avril and LP Vicki.

Past District Governor Fred Weller inducted Lions Elaine and Avril and LP Vicki.

Some of the table decor.

Some of the table decor.

Some of the table decor.

Some of the table decor.

LP Vicki van Wyk presents her plans for the year.

LP Vicki van Wyk presents her plans for the year.

 

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Induction of Lion Lynn Kelly

The club welcomed a new member to our Lions family at our November club meeting: Immediate Past President Kim van Wyk inducted Lion Lynn Kelly as a member of the club. The rest of the club warmly welcome Lion Lynn as a valued and important member as we strive to serve.
LP Vicki van Wyk; Lion Lynn Kelly, Sponsor Lion Ian Ross

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Induction Evening

The club held its annual presidential induction dinner on Saturday 25 July at its clubhouse. This is always a formal event and as usual, was greatly enjoyed by all who attended.

Lion Wendy Ferguson was inducted into the club by the club’s guest for the evening, Lion Tricia Smith.

LP Ian presented a report on his excellent year in charge, highlighting the many projects we have run and the enormous amount of work the club did for those in need.

LP Ian handed out several awards and certificates of appreciation to many members who worked so hard during the year.

Lion Kay Erskine received a membership key award from Lions Clubs International in recognition of the 10 new Lions Kay has sponsored. Lion Denise Bolland received a similar award for sponsoring 3 new members.

Lion Vicki van Wyk was the deserved recipient of the North Durban Lions Lion of the Year award for her dedicated work as the club secretary and her support at almost every activity the club undertook.

Lion Tricia inducted Lion Kim van Wyk as the 44th president of the North Durban Lions club. LP Kim presented his board and plans for the year to the club. He paid special tribute to Lion Ian’s excellent leadership during the past year. Lion Ian had explicitly asked not to be given a plaque commemorating his year as president (he has one from a previous stint as club president) so the club presented him instead with a certificate to mark his outstanding service and a hamper of goodies.

Some photos of the evening are below:

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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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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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New Member Induction

On 11 September 2009 4 new members were inducted into the club by Past Council Chairman Dave Morley at the clubs’ clubhouse. Lions Rita Burt, Sandra Monaghan and Margo Whitmore were sponsored by Lion Kay Erskine and Lion Phoella Walker was sponsored by Lion Trevor Hobbs. Like all inductions of new members it was a special event to celebrate the new members’ entry into the club. Some photos of the evening are below:

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