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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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Queensburgh Presidential Induction

DC Denise Bolland of the North Durban club was honoured to be asked by Lion President Elect Jolene Wilesmith of the Queensburgh Lions Club to perform the club’s presidential induction on Saturday 23 July. LP Kim van Wyk and District Cabinet Secretary Vicki van Wyk also attended the induction, which was held as a fantastic brunch at the Queensburgh Caravan Park. The club wishes LP Jolene every success in the coming year, and congratulates Immediate Past President Pierre Basson on a very successful year in office.

Some photos of the induction are below:

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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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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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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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