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Recognition for Club Members at the 2018 District Midyear Conference

8 club members attended the 2018 District 410C Midyear Conference, the last Midyear Conference the District will hold before it merges with District 410B and part of District 410D to form a new District, 410E.

The Midyear was excellent on all fronts – the Conference was well-run and informative and the theme evening was one of the best events the District has hosted for many years.

Lion President Avril Hobbs was the worthy recipient of a certificate of appreciation from the International Lions President Gudrun Yngvadottir in recognition of her sterling and tireless work as the District’s Global Service Team Coordinator, assisting every club and Lion to serve people in need as effectively as possible. Very few of the 1.5 million Lions around the world are honoured with recognition from the International President and the club is justly proud of LP Avril’s efforts.

LP Avril Hobbs receiving a certificate from the International Lions President, present by DG Lyn Botha and IPDG Ken Toward

LP Avril Hobbs receiving a certificate from the International Lions President, present by DG Lyn Botha and IPDG Ken Toward

The club also received theĀ Ian Murray Project Public Relations award, presented to the club that achieves the best media coverage for a specific project. This award is the result of constant social and traditional media engagement by members of the club, whose efforts are greatly appreciated.

Lion Grant Hobbs donned the District’s Melvin the Lion suit and made a great impact, demonstrating Melvin’s skill at the Baby Shark Challenge. Here’s Melvin doing the challenge:

DG Lyn Botha presented Melvin (and Lion Grant) a certificate of thanks for making an appearance at the conference:

Certificate of thanks to Melvin the Lion (and Lion Grant Hobbs)

In all the club had a fantastic time at the Midyear Conference and are grateful to DG Lyn Botha and the entire Ramsgate Lions Club for putting on a truly excellent weekend.

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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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