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 email@example.com or by leaving a comment on this page.
The North Durban Lions Club is organising a Charity Fair for the Pick n Pay Hypermarket on 24 September. Many charitable organisations will have stalls at the fair, selling their goods and/or promoting their charitable work. Food stalls and entertainment will be plentiful. The National Blood Service will be on hand, and diabetes testing will also be available. All proceeds raised by any of the stallholders will go to support charity.
The following letter was published in the North Glen News of 23 August 2011. The North Glen News is one of the major local publications in Durban North and its surrounds – the club would like to thank the paper for the coverage we regularly receive.
Letter to the Editor
Thank you from North Durban Lions Club
North Durban Lions would like to thank the Management of Pick 'n Pay La Lucia, Pick 'n Pay The Crescent, Umhlanga Spar and Kensington Square Super Spar for allowing them to collect non-perishable food items every month at their stores. They would also like to give a huge thank you to all the customers who purchase these food items in the stores and place them in the Lions collection trolleys. The Lions members then pack all this food into parcels which are distributed mainly to old age pensioners at TAFTA's Ray Hullett House with a few more given to needy families and baby homes.
Without the support of the community and the stores mentioned, North Durban Lions would not be able to fill the 130 parcels that they hand out every month.
Again our sincere thanks
Lion President Kim van Wyk and North Durban Lions Members
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.
The Quilters-by-the-Sea quilters group recently donated two magnificent quilts to the club, to raffle off to raise funds for charity. The club raised over R8000 raffling these king-size and single-bed quilts. Along with the funds raised at the club’s craft shows, we were able to give R7500 to the Durban and Coast SPCA and the Highway Hospice. The cheques were handed over at a function held at our clubhouse on Friday 3 June. Heather Walker of the Hospice was on hand to receive their cheque, and Carolyn Smith from the SPCA also attended.
The winners of the quilts were unfortunately unable to attend to collect their quilts: Ernie Clarke of Morningside won the king-size quilt, and Jacqui Olivier of Pretoria won the single-bed size. Dixie Benn, the chairlady of the Quilters-by-the-Sea group and coincidentally Jacqui’s mother, collected the quilt for Jacqui.
A certificate of appreciation was presented to the Quilters-by-the-Sea, in recognition of their generous donation.
Our thanks also to Lauren Anthony of the North Glen News, who gave up some of her time to take some photos of the event.
A few photos from the evening are below:
Lions Phil Meyer, Neil Aubert and Nick Nicholas
Dixie Benn receives a certificate of appreciation on behalf of the Quilters-by-the-Sea from LP Ian Ping
Lion Kay Erskine, Dixie Benn and LP Ian Ping show off the second prize quilt, won by Jacqui Olivier
Lions Ivanka Reynolds and Kay Erskine show off the first prize quilt, won by Ernie Clarke
Lion Ivanka Reynolds, Carolyn Smith of the SPCA, Lion Kay Erskine and LP Ian Ping
Heather Walker of Highway Hospice thanking LP Ian Ping and the club for the donation
Heather Walker of Highway Hospice receiving a cheque from LP Ian Ping and Lions Ivanka Reynolds and Kay Erskine
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.