Category Archives: Public Awareness

2018 Quilt Raffle

The Quilters-by-the-Sea quilting group donated a magnificent king-size quilt to the club to raffle off as a fundraiser. Quilters-by-the-Sea have met at the North Durban Lions clubhouse for several years and work on a beautiful quilt for the club to raffle every year. This year’s raffle was drawn on 24 July 2018 and was won by Mrs Maureen Abbs, who was delighted with her wonderful prize.

The North Durban Lions are very grateful to the Quilters-by-the-Sea for their continued generosity in providing a quilt every year – funds are raised that will allow the club to serve many people in need throughout the year.

Winner of the quilt Maureen Abbs with her quilt, Melvin the Lion and Lion Ian Ross, who sold her the winning ticket.

Winner of the quilt Maureen Abbs with her quilt, Melvin the Lion and Lion Ian Ross, who sold her the winning ticket.

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Tutus for the Pink Phoenix Foundation “Tutus and Takkies” Beach Walk

The Pink Phoenix Foundation raises funds for cancer treatment and to increase cancer awareness. One of their annual fundraisers is a 5km walk or run on the Umhlanga beach front, where participants are encouraged to wear pink, particularly pink tutus. The club took orders for tutus from participants and sold more on the day before the event, donating all the funds raised to the Pink Phoenix Foundation. The tutus were so popular even Melvin the Lion’s tutu was sold before the walk began.

Lion Avril and Melvin waving as the participants start the walk

Lion Avril and Melvin waving as the participants start the walk

Lions Avril and Trevor Hobbs and Kim van Wyk manning the tutu stall

Lions Avril and Trevor Hobbs and Kim van Wyk manning the tutu stall.

 

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Lions Information Evening

The North Durban club organised an information evening at its clubhouse, to inform invited guests about the club and its activities. The evening was well attended and the guests were very interested to hear about the club’s work. The municipal councillor for the Durban North area, Shaun Riley also came along and was equally interested in the club’s service to the community.
The club was donated a beautiful double bed quilt by the Quilters-by-the-Sea quilting group. The club raffled the quilt and raised several thousand rand from the generosity of the quilters.  The quilt was handed over to the winner, Mr J Austin at the information evening.
 The winner of the club's quilt raffle, Mr J Austin (middle) with Lion President Trevor Hobbs (left) and Lion Phil Meyer (right).

The winner of the club’s quilt raffle, Mr J Austin (middle) with Lion President Trevor Hobbs (left) and Lion Phil Meyer (right).

Lion Kim van Wyk (left) with municipal councillor Shaun Riley (right) and guest Shirley Tait (middle) at the club's information evening.

Lion Kim van Wyk (left) with municipal councillor Shaun Riley (right) and guest Shirley Tait (middle) at the club’s information evening.

 

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Lions Information Evening

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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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Pick ‘n Pay Hypermarket Charity Fair

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.

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Sunflower Walk

15 members of the club and their family took part in the 5km Sunflower Walk on Sunday, joining more than 50 Lions from in and around Durban who represented Lions. All of us carried a Lions flag, and a large colourful banner was carried. The R30 entry fee for each participant goes to aid the Sunflower Fund.

Special mention must go to the Hilton Lions club, who drove down to Durban with several members to take part.

Thank you to all the club members and family who took part – it was great fun.

A photo of most the North Durban team is below:

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Letter to the North Glen News

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

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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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Charter of East Coast Lions Club

The North Durban Lions Club is extremely proud to be the chartering club for a brand new Lions club in Durban: the East Coast Lions Club. The club was chartered at a black tie event at the Coastlands Umhlanga hotel on Saturday 18 July. 48 new Lions were inducted, making it one of the largest clubs in Southern Africa.

LP Ian Ping presided at the function, while several North Durban members attended the function, many of whom took part in the formalities. Several Lionistic dignitaries attended, including Council Chair Rashmi Kooverjee, District Governor Debbie Berry, District Governor Elect Stuart Charlton, First Vice District Governor Elect Adrian Barnes and the presidents of several of the clubs in District C. The Consul General of India was also in attendance.

Lion Trevor Hobbs of North Durban acted as the MC for the evening.

Lion Trevor and Lion Denise Bolland will be the Guiding Lions for the new club, attending their meetings and providing a wealth of Lionistic experience and wisdom for the new club to draw on.

North Durban Lions wish Charter Lion President Sundru Pillay and all the members of the new East Coast Lions Club every success as they start their Lionistic journey. We look forward to working with the East Coast Lions in the current year as we collectively fulfil the Lions motto: “We serve”.

Some photos of the evening are below:

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