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May 2014 5th : Inter-Service Clubs Quiz Mbango Hall 6th : Lions Expo Meeting - Den 13th : Lions Expo Meeting - Den 15th : Combined Directors / Club Meeting - Den 17th : Lions/Illovo Sugar Golf Day 20th : Lions Expo Meeting - PSCC 22nd - 25th : Lions Expo - Port Shepstone Country Club June 2014 5th : Ladies Meeting - Den 12th : Directors Meeting - Den 13th – 15th : District Training Highway Commando - Pinetown 19th : Lions Expo Post mortem Meeting - Den 26th : Club Meeting - Den 28th : Induction Dinner - Umthunzi Boutique Hotel Birthdays : May : 6th : Kenny Rolfe 12th : Carmel Babumba 15th : Pietie Van Niekerk June : 6th : Mike Heathcote 9th : Helen De Jong 10th : Alister Love 24th : Charles Wallis 25th : Johann Du Plessis


nce again the month passed so quickly it seems that nothing happened. Our intrepid travellers took on the long and arduous journey to Namibia. When they finally arrived the hardships of the journey were written all over their faces. You could see that many a beer was consumed during the trip. I sometimes wonder how their kidneys and livers survived a trip like theirs. To all the happy campers, hats off, for the commitment, planning and execution of your dream to undertake this epic journey. No doubt some serious stories, like a fish bone on the savannah, or there is a lion on my stoep, will follow. When we arrived in Windhoek we were welcomed as if we were long lost friends. The Convention and all the functions were planned with military precision like only a German can. Well done Holger and his team. Lion Alistair organized an excellent catering effort at the Couta Classic and I was surprised to see the effort he made to ensure a successful outcome. To all the members and Ladies who came to help I salute you. You took on an established Food Franchise

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and outperformed them on all counts. L i o n L a d y President Estelle, Lion Jeff and the team held a food collection at Harbourview Superspar on a cold and windy day. Ladies, WELL DONE your efforts are appreciated. We are entering the final weeks to the Expo and now is the time to offer all the help and support you can give. Lion Lady Jane needs help with selling outdoor stalls and Lion Ronald needs your support. Guys, lets us all support Lion Gary with the Golf Day and make a huge success of the day. If you can help with sponsorships let's have it. I hope we have a great Expo and make sure you sell tickets to the comedy evening. See you at the EXPO Andre Beneke Club President

Well to start with, I do not know, with ALL that YOU do where you get the time to produce such a super Club Magazine. All I can say is “WELL DONE” once again! Your article on Burglaries brought back memories of our frightful night when we were drugged and nearly robbed by 4 teenagers, but being a light sleeper, I woke up hit the panics button and to cut a long story short we got everything back it was hidden in the sugar cane! I have 2 things to add to your article on Moles (which won't come up on my screen again), DOGS: If you have a dog it'll probably increase the damage to your lawn by digging when it sees mole movement. But the dog can be useful. When you collect dog droppings from the lawn, put them down runways and seal the openings. The moles will move away, it works. One gardener who has used this form of control for over a year still has no mole problems – but his neighbours have! EGGSHELLS – Crushed egg shells put in every visible run on a number of occasions over two to three weeks also deters moles for some reason, probably the sharp edges of the shell are the deterrent. This method too has proved to work over quite a long period. Th only drawback to this control measure is that a large quantity of eggshells are needed. Hope this helps! I think you have 2x pg. 14 and for some reason my computer won't let me open pgs. 16 + 17! I think this is where the mole story is. Anyhow Tinky and I will be doing some Lions good works this weekend re clothing and materials to a Mission at Mbongolwane just out of town in the hills and also for WI. We will be handing out Easter Eggs for a small school out of town for the Handicapped. Both are close to each other! Now all I can say is well done to your Club for all that they do, it makes me quite 'Homesick'. Wish we could come to the Expo in May, anyhow we will see what we can do! Lots of love, Alice (Empangeni Lions Club)

DATE : Saturday 17th May 2014 CLUB : Port Shepstone Country Club TIME : Tee off time from 10am FORMAT : 4 Ball Alliance with two scores to count All proceeds to Port Shepstone Lions Charities RSVP Gary Vogt - Tel: 039 695 0333 / 074 194 2799 Email : or

Cost per player : R145-00 Dale Mc Garry

Alastair Warman

Kevin Ross

Dale Mc Garry

Please book at the Port Shepstone Country Club Pro Shop


t’s all systems go for the 28th Annual Port Shepstone Lions’ Trade Expo, the 2014 Lions Outdoor & Leisure Expo which takes place at the beautiful Port Shepstone Country Club from Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th May. The Lions and Lion Ladies of Port Shepstone have pulled out all the stops and, together with their sponsors and helpers are looking forward to a truly spectacular weekend of great family fun. The newly revamped Expo has been quite a mammoth task for Expo Convener Lion Ronald Tarboton and his Committee with many changes to the previous format. With the newly designed, more user-friendly grounds layout, more specialised quality exhibits and more localised entertainment for all ages, the organisers are hoping to relaunch a project that will continue for many years as the premier showcase for local trade on the Hibiscus Coast. This project is run entirely by volunteers who give freely of their time and means and ALL proceeds are donated back to the Club’s various community services projects. Please support us and join the Lions and Lion Ladies for this wonderful community event. We look forward to seeing as many South Coasters as possible, you cant miss us, we will be wearing our yellow waistcoats and our smiles!


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rian Capper started riding MX at the age of 9, started trial biking at 11, and won his first National title at 18. He then spent a year in America competing in their National Championships, finishing 7th overall.

In 2002, he competed in the National Offroad Championship, and finally achieved his dream of winning the Roof of Africa. ”That year was a big one for me as I also started my Supermoto career – the best thing I've ever done,” he says. In 2011, Brian Capper decided that he had tried all the obstacles he could do on the ground, so he decided to take up a challenge in the air. The Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban has an arch over the field that is 350m wide and 105m high (that's a long way down). Brian's goal: To bike up the 550 steps to the top and back down the 500 steps on the other side. Keeping momentum and balance on the way up and being careful not to cause the brakes to overheat on the way down, Brian accomplished this insane feat in style – being the first one in history to do so. A ten times Champion in the disciplines of Supermoto and Trials, Brian competes in selected Enduro and EnduroX races both locally and internationally, and spends his “down-time” entertaining crowds with his gravity defying Xtreme Riding Xhibitions. “I have the best job in the world” says Brian. Brian will perform in the main arena on Saturday 24th May and Sunday 25th May at the Lions Outdoor & Leisure Expo.






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unTer is a passionate, super-talented, singer, song-writer and her rich, vocal versatility as a performer has entertained audiences since the age of 16.

HunTer has recorded 3 albums to date and the message in each song appeals to music lovers, from Rock , Country, Jazz , Pop to Ballads. She has been working hard on her 4th album and will release it in October 2013, this album is said to be her soul work as most of the songs she has written herself. She found that through writing songs she can share and express herself better as music is a universal language every soul understands and can connect with. HunTer has had the honour of performing with many great artists such as Manuel Escorcio, Gerhardt Steyn, Robbie Klay, Pieter Koen, Fredie Nest, Patricia Lewis, Brenda Fassie, Mandoza, Clive Bruce, Barbara Ray, Vicki du Preez, Lance James,Wikus van der Merwe, Cordelia, Ricky Fabar, Idols – Munro du Toit, Jody Williams, Andriette; Supersterre – Shawn Tait, Kobus Miller ,Rea le Roux, Jason Bradley, Ranel Day and many more… HunTer will perform live on Sunday 25th May in the SAB Entertainment Tent from 13:00 onwards at the 2014 Lions Outdoor & Leisure Expo.


The purchase and consumption of alcohol by underage children is strictly forbidden.

50th Lions Multiple District 410 Convention - Windhoek, Namibia


he Lions Club of Port Shepstone was the only Lions Club from District 410-C to send a delegation to the 50th Multiple District “MAD” Convention which was held in Windhoek, Namibia from 22-27 April. The Club was represented by Lions Martin Rundle, Kevin Ross, Andre Beneke, Alastair Warman, Nico De Jong and Lion Ladies, Helen De Jong and Janet Haines. Some of the group travelled the long distance by road, leaving at the beginning of the Easter Weekend, whilst a couple of members took advantage of the flight option. A group then travelled further up to the Caprivi Strip and back through Botswana making this an epic road trip. District Governor Elect Martin Rundle was presented with his Governor’s Blazer by visiting International guest, Immediate Past International President Wing Kun Tam (People’s Republic of China) during the District 410-D Convention to which the Sheppie delegation and DG Heather Hardman were kindly invited. The Convention was, by all accounts a resounding success and the hospitality (which the Namibians are famous for) was nothing short of outstanding! Well done to all involved and a special word of appreciation to Convention Convener Holger Sircoulomb and Lion Kenlis for the huge effort that they put towards running this very successful Convention. Relaxing in Windhoek Getting ready for the road trip are Nico De Jong, Kevin Ross, Helen De Jong and Martin Rundle

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Live performance at the “Windhoek Carnival” Theme party

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The Sheppie Lions Clan : Kevin Ross, Martin Rundle, Al Warman, DG Heather Hardman, Helen De Jong (front) Nico De Jong, Janet Haines and Andre Beneke

Great Fellowship : Janet Haines, Andre Beneke, Kevin Ross, DG Heather Hardman, Martin Rundle, Nico & Helen De Jong

Nico & Helen De Jong

Multiple District 410 Birthday Cake

Council Chairman Mike Newlands & Imm Past International President Tam meet the Sheppie Clan

Immediate Past International President Tam congratulates Governor Elect Martin Rundle

Citizen of the Year Michelle McLean receiving a Melvin Jones Fellow ship from IPIP Tam

Council Chairman Mike Newlands & Imm Past International President Tam with Governors & Governors Elect from Districts 410C & D


heppie Lions were invited to provide the catering for the 2014 Hibberdene Ski Boat Club Couta Classic. Lion Alastair Warman organised a very successful food stand and was ably assisted by Lions and Lion Ladies throughout the weekend. The project was, by all accounts a great success and a net profit of approximately R10 000-00 was generated for the Sheppie Lions Charity Account - not bad for a first time effort! Well done to all involved for giving up their Easter Weekend to make this project worthwhile. Al Warman & Jeff Smith

Team Sheppie Lions : Bev Rolfe, Brian Porteous, Gayle & Charles Wallis, Anna Compion, Al Warman, Estelle O’Neill & Anita Hulley Anna Compion & Estelle O’Neill

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Gary Vogt

Hilton Horsley, Andre Beneke & Janet Haines

Annual Bullslingers Inter-Service Clubs Quiz


he Port Shepstone Bullslingers Club hosted yet another successful Service Clubs Quiz night at Mbango Valley. The event was well supported with most of the Lower South Service Clubs in attendance. Top honours and winners of the floating trophy were the Port Shepstone Lions A Team followed by Shelly Beach Rotary and Margate Round Table. Well done to all teams who participated in this very enjoyable event and kudos to the Bullslingers who have kept this project going for so many years. The winning team presented with the floating trophy - Kelvin Hulley, Denis Meyer, Bullslingers President Bruce Reid, Andre Beneke and Gary Baker

Lion Ladies Anita Hulley and June Rundle

Lions Gary Vogt and Colin Haines with Lion Lady Jenny Vogt

The Sheppie Lions “A” Team - Denis Meyer, Andre Beneke Gary Baker and Kelvin Hulley

The Sheppie Lions “B” Team - Dennis Compion, George Leggett, Kenny Rolfe and Martin Rundle

Port Shepstone Lions Club incoming Board of Directors for the 2014/2015 Lionistic Year are (L-R) Ronald Tarboton (Lions Expo), Richard Borradaile (Treasurer), Jean Masson (Membership), Kevin Ross (Fundraising/Tailtwister), Alastair Warman (President), Gary Vogt (House/Administration), Alec Sammon (Lion Tamer), Denis Meyer (Secretary/PRO), Jeff Smith (Community Services) and in front Andre Beneke (Lions Alert).

Port Shepstone Lions Club 2013-2014 Board Of Directors President : Andre Beneke Imm.Past President : Jean Masson Fundraising : Alastair Warman Service Projects : Jeff Smith House & Entertainment : Dale Mc Garry Secretary : Charles Wallis Treasurer : Richard Borradaile Membership : Kevin Ross Public Relations : Denis Meyer Bar Manager : Alister Love Lions Alert : Andre Beneke (Acting) Lion Tamer : Clayton Curnow Tailtwister : Barry Van Der Veen Lion Ladies President : Estelle O.Neill Lion Ladies Secretary : Anna Compion Lion Ladies Treasurer : Jane Massey Newsletter Editor : PDG Denis Meyer email : Web Site :

New Inductee : Lion President and sponsor, Lion Andre Beneke welcomes the Club’s newest member, Lion Buks Oosthuiizen to the Club during their April Meeting. Lion Buk’s official Induction Ceremony will take place during the Club’s Induction Dinner in June.

Club Facebook Page : oneLionsClub Club Postal Address : P O Box 509 Port Shepstone 4240 Club Street Address : Lions’ Den Ambleside Road, Umtentweni

The Rose amongst the Thorns In recognition of 25 years of service in Lionism, Lion Peter Mc Killen was presented with a letter of appreciation and membership chevron by Lion President Andre Beneke on behalf of Lions Clubs International.

District Chairman Karin Preston attended the Club’s April Meeting and addressed the Club on Leo Club matters.

The Sheppie Pride - April 2014 Edition  

Monthly Magazine of the Lions Club of Port Shepstone, District 410-C, South Africa

The Sheppie Pride - April 2014 Edition  

Monthly Magazine of the Lions Club of Port Shepstone, District 410-C, South Africa