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DISTRICT CONTACT NEWSLETTER OF LIONS DISTRICT 410C ISSUE 2 OF 2013/2014

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MESSAGE FROM THE DISTRICT GOVERNOR Dear Fellow Lions, Lionesses, Leo's and Lions Ladies, "Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach the stars to change the world." Harriet Tubman. Thank you to all the clubs that have inducted new members. International President Barry would like all clubs to work on retention as well. I attended the Special Olympics Health Forum. This forum was held to help the parents to take extra care of their special children as far as diet, exercise and sport is concerned. The Special Olympics will be held next year in Durban or Pietermaritzburg. They are asking for Lions to help that day. They will let me know the date. The Cabinet and Council Meetings were held this month at Cowies Lions Club. I thank them for all their hard work and support. Mid Year Convention: At the moment there are 30 Lions that have registered. Let as have a great turnout. Start registering and you can pay it off monthly. Multiple District Convention: Their might be a reduction in the registration fee. I went to Checkers to enquire if busses went to Windhoek and the prices. You have to go to Johannesburg- return ticket from Durban to Jhb is R500. Return ticket fro Johannesburg to Windhoek is R2900. This is a very special MDC as it is the 50th. It would be great to see a large contingent of 410C Lions but I do understand the cost and work situation. Lions communication is the most important part of our organization. The secretaries play a very important role in passing the communication they receive from all. When I read the minutes I notice some say no incoming mail, and also do not list the incoming mail. This is where our problems lie, as Lions will come to you and say they never knew about this and that. I have visited three clubs this month and DCS Sandy is sending out emails to the clubs for my visits. Fellow Lions thank you for all your wonderful service projects and your input to our great magazine. THINK

THANK

AND SMILE

Regards DG Heather

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WELCOME NEW LIONS.

District governor heather hardman and the lions of district 410c welcome the following members to our lion’s family. BLOEMFONTEIN

Zone Chairman Wille van der Schyf had the pleasure of inducting 2 new members into the Bloemfontein club, his daughter Yolandi and her friend Karen

From left to right: Lions Eddie Donaldson and Jacqui Donaldson (Sponsor).presenting Mariana Smith with membership certificate. Lion President Bernie Orth inducted her.

On 20 August, the Lions Club of Scottburgh held its monthly business meeting at the Scottburgh Library. However, this evening was special because Mariana Smith was inducted into the Lions. This was followed by scrumptious snacks. .

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UPDATED INFORMATION ON THE NHLANHLA ‘SENGE’ MQADI FAMILY FROM HIBBERDENE LOCAL NEWSPAPER.

Nhlanhla with his mother and nephew

Help continues to pour in for Nhlanhla Mqadi, the young lifesaver who lost both legs in a hitand-run incident. The Lions Club of Hibberdene started the ball rolling with a donation of groceries, a local builder and Handy Hardware set about making the home wheelchair friendly, adding an extra room and bathroom. Beekman Group has undertaken to install a solar geyser, CTM is donating bathroom tiles and someone has offered to transport Nhlanhla to and from school. It's amazing how far a ball will roll if you give it a good push to get it going! .

PRESIDENTIAL INDUCTION DINNERS

RAMSGATE

LION JANICE SELKON INDUCTED LP DEBBIE BERRY

LION JENNY HENRY WAS AWARDED LION OF THE YEAR.

The Ramsgate Lions held their Presidential Induction Luncheon on Sunday the 11th. The function was held at the Ramsgate Lions Community hall. Past District Governor Debbie Berry was re- inducted for a second term of office. The function was very well attended, with guests coming from as far as Pinetown and Durban. The Lion of the year award went to Jenny Henry, for taking over the responsibility of looking after the Ramsgate Lions Community hall, and is also responsible for the hiring of the hall. Lion Warren Theron was awarded the wooden spoon. It is used for inspiring our fellow Lions to do more for the community, rather than stirring nonsense in the club. 4


SCOTTBURGH

At the Scottburgh Lions Induction dinner on Saturday, June 15, Lion Eddie Donaldson handed the chain of office to Lion Bernie Orth. Lion Bernie said he intended steering the club on its steady path with the emphasis on Lions members enjoying their service to the community.

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The Kokstad Lions Club inducted Doctor Nigel Hoffman as their 42nd President at an informal dinner at his home on Sunday evening, attended by Lions, family and friends. Past District Governor Stuart Charlton performed the ceremony and is pictured placing the Chain of Office on the shoulders of their new President.

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HAVE A LAUGH The Scotsman and The Arab An Arab Sheik was admitted to hospital for heart surgery, but prior to the surgery, the doctors needed to store his type of blood in case the need arose. As the gentleman had a rare type of blood, it couldn't be found locally, so, the call went out and finally a Scotsman was located who had a similar blood type. The Scot willingly donated his blood for the Arab. After the surgery, the Arab sent the Scotsman in appreciation for giving his blood, a new BMW, 5 carats of diamonds, and $50,000 dollars. A couple of days later, the Arab had to go through corrective surgery. The Scotsman happily donated his blood again. After surgery, the Arab sent the Scotsman a thank-you card and a box of Black Magic chocolates. The Scotsman was shocked that the Arab did not repeat his earlier kind gesture... So he phoned the Arab and asked him: "I thought you would be generous again, that you would give me another BMW, diamonds and money ... but you only gave me a thank-you card and a box of chocolates.......why???" To this the Arab replied: "Aye laddie, but I now have Scottish blood in ma veins".

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CLUB PROJECTS AND FUNDRAISERS SCOTTBURGH

On 21 July, the Scottburgh Classic Car Show was held at the Country Club and the Scottburgh Lions had a stall selling bacon & egg rolls, hamburgers and boerewors rolls. The show was a huge success with 4500 visitors enabling the Lions to make R8000 which will go towards their ongoing projects.

Lions Eleanor Lister, Reneese Reid, Priscilla Tedder with Safehouse management Colleen Gregory and Sue Pellew The Lions Club of Scottburgh has helped the District 49 Children’s Place of Safety on numerous occasions in a variety of ways. Recently, they requested help to acquire a second-hand twin-tub washing machine. They were delighted when the Lions donated a brand new Defy Twin-tub 1000 machine.

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VRYHEID

Dawn Scott (Hospice) Lion Cindy Mossop, Lion President Ryan Seegers, and Val Mossop (Hospice ).

Proceeds from the Lions Mayfair 2013 have enabled the Lions Club of Vryheid to give back to the community. Recently they made a donation of adult diapers to Vryheid Hospice.

The Lions Club of Vryheid again supported the SAVF bazaar selling steak rolls and “something new”, chicken prego rolls. (EXTRACT FROM THE VRYHEID HERALD)

REITZ

Reitz Lions klub aflaai kos by behoeftige mense se huise. (Translation) (Reitz Lions Club deliver food to needy peoples homes)

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ESTCOURT

BACK: DAVE STEAD AND LP CECIL FRIEND , FRONT: FLO FAIRFIELD, BELINDA SMITH AND KOBUS CONRADIE

On the 3rd August the Lions Club of Estcourt held there 150 Club draw. With mugs of steaming hot soup and slices of delicious breads followed by a dessert of Apple crumble and home-made custard, ticket holders waited in anticipation for the final three tokens that rattled around in the bag, to be called out one by one. Flo Fairfield squealed with excitement when she heard she was the winner of the 1 st prize of R1500-00, second was Brian Smith with R750-00 and third was Kobus Conradie with R500-00. Well done to all the winners!! The Lions Club of Estcourt is a group of ordinary people trying to make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate. With the support of the 168 ticket holders we were able to make a profit of over R5 500.

PORT SHEPSTONE

The Port Shepstone Lions Club hosted their second Annual Schools Talent Competition at the 2013 Lions Show. The finals of the competition were held in the main entertainment tent during the morning of Sunday 30th June at the showground’s. A total of 13 entries from 5 local High schools, namely Creston College, Marburg Secondary, Port Shepstone High School, South City College and Hoerskool Suid Natal participated. They all provided the delighted audience with an array of music, song and dance routines. This was a truly enjoyable experience for those who attended and it was clear that the participants had dedicated a great deal of time and effort into their respective performances. 1st Prize – Port Shepstone High School, 2nd Prize – Hoerskool Suid Natal, 3rd Prize – Marburg Secondary School. The winning prize of a brand new printer sponsored by Leaf Technologies was handed over by their Regional Director, Danie Van Tonder. 9


COWIES HILL

THE GROUP POSING FOR PHOTO

DC BLOOD DRIVES VICKI DONATING HER UNIT OF BLOOD.

On Saturday the 24th August we assisted the KZN Zone of the SANBS hold a blood drive at the Westville Girls High School. The target was set at 31 units of blood and they took 41 units, so we were happy but need to try to get more donors at the next drive. We gave each donor a boerewors roll and it was well received. We were thrilled that DC Vicki came along to support our drive and both her and DC Kim donated a unit of blood, as did our very own DG Heather and DC and Cowies Hill Lion Shirleen.

SHELLY BEACH

The Shelly Beach Lions Club held a free Diabetes Awareness Clinic at the Shelly Centre on Saturday 24th August. This event coincided with the SANBS Blood Drive, and both projects are vital in helping the community. In total the Lions conducted 339 individual blood sugar tests on men, women and children free of charge. After all the testing around 10% of the tests indicated high blood sugar levels in first time testers and it was advised that people seek professional medical advice. “This project is a primary focus of Lions International and it is always rewarding to help our local community manage Diabetes� said Lion President Clinton Barclay. The KZN Private Ambulance Service once again assisted the Lions, offering free blood pressure testing to the public.

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WESTVILLE

Westville Lions treated residents of Dawncliff Gardens and Dawncliff Park to an evening of Andre Rieu's music. At the half time break there was a selection of tasty soups and home made breads and rolls to enjoy. The evening was much enjoyed by both Lions and guests.

KINGSBURGH

NORTH DURBAN The North Durban Lions Club were asked by the Durban North branch of Nedbank to distribute 100 high quality large blankets to people in need. The club have so far provided 30 blankets to the Horizon Farm Trust, 15 to Highway Hospice and 15 to individual recipients. These warm blankets will make an enormous difference to everyone who received one.

THIS SPOT IS WAITING FOR NEWS FROM YOUR CLUB

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YOUTH EXCHANGE SHELLY BEACH

LP Clinton Barclay (right) his wife Natalie (left) exchange Club Memorabilia with Students from Lions Clubs in Italy, Claudia Beretti (middle left) and Caterina Pogna (middle right).

The Shelly Beach Lions Club had the privilege of hosting 2 Italian Exchange Students, Claudia Beretti from Bologna and Caterina Pogna from Milan, between the 3 rd and 10th of August. Members arranged a variety of activities to showcase the Shelly Beach area during their stay including a whale and dolphin boat trip with Lion Anton Gets from Shelly Beach Ski Boat Club, trips to Oribi Gorge, Leopard Rock, Port Edward and the Wild Coast Sun. The Shelly Lions hosted a farewell braai at Past President Brad Visser’s home which was well attended and gave members the chance to interact with the students before they left for Cape Town on Saturday morning. It was a pleasure hosting them and this emphasised the benefits of the Lions’ Youth Exchange Program

COWIES HILL What a pleasure it is to host the Youth Exchange Student. We hosted Lois from The Netherlands and Antonio from Croatia and what lovely young people. While staying in Pinetown we had a good old South African braai with boerewors, pap and sous as well as driedwors and biltong and for pudding we gave them koeksusters and melk tert. The next morning it was off to Ushaka Marine World where they got up close and personal with the Seals.

The following day we took them to our club house at the Paradise Valley nature reserve, they took a walk through the reserve to the waterfall and then we went for a drive to the Valley of a 1000 hills for lunch. After lunch they paid a visit to Phe Zulu, this time they did the “fear factor challenge” with the crocodiles and were given the chance to touch a 45 kg Burmese Python. 12


On Saturday night they attended our Charter/Induction Dinner and left on Sunday morning for Cape Town.

INFO FROM YOUR DISTRICT CHAIRMAN. BLOOD DRIVE INFORMATION Herewith please find the details for the Public Relation Practitioners from the 5 branches in KZN. I am waiting for information on the branches in The Free State and will send these through once I have this for you. If your club would like to arrange a Blood Drive Clinic please feel free to contact the Public Relation Practitioner for your area so that they can assist you with this. Please can I ask that you advise me of contact that you have with them and to copy me on emails so that I can keep up to date with the Blood Drives that are arranged or assisted with by Lions.

Branch Head of marketing KZN South Branch North Branch Highway Branch Ladysmith Branch Pietermartizburg Branch

Kwa-Zulu Natal SANBS Public Relations Details Contact Person Contact numbers Email address charles.maharaj@sanbs.org.za Charles Maharaj 082 4504 793 Mohamed Goolam Dennis Ngongoma Neelashen Govenber Ms Shevani Sewpaul Khulekani Zuma

082 6558 743 082 6558 753 082 6558 745 034 3122 131 082 3289 587

Mohamed.goolam@sanbs.org.za Dennis.ngongoma@sanbs.org.za Neelashen.govender@sanbs.org.za Shevani.sewpaul@sanbs.org.za Khulekani.zuma@sanbs.org.za

I look forward to hearing from clubs about your Blood Drive Clinics - please feel free to send me photos and information on the projects that you have done relating to this. Yours in Lionism, Vicki DC Diabetes and Blood Drives

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Dear Clubs Please remember that we have a very useful "member" in our District, who is loved by little children, adored by women, and envied by most men.... he is Melvin, Melvin the Lion, more famous than James Bond. He would love to visit your club and help you to have the wow (!) factor, the cool connection, The Vibe ! at your fundraiser or Project. Please can you fill in the attached form and submit to me, DC Shirleen well in advance of your proposed event so as not to be disappointed. Most Clubs have annual events and will know approximate dates. Book now to avoid disappointment. Please be aware that there may be clashing dates, and this cannot be avoided, but all possible efforts will be made to assist Clubs. The Mascot outfit belongs to all Clubs in the District and I appeal to all of you to please look after every part of him whilst he is in your possession. Your Club will be held liable for any loss or damages. Please see the terms of use on the form, and if anybody has any further rules or ideas, please contact me. Looking forward to all the Good Times with Melvin. Remember: "Reach out and touch lives" Yours in Service Shirleen Ward DC Marketing

OUR DISTRICT GOVERNOR OUT AND ABOUT

DG HEATHER WITH ANNA MARIE ONE OF THE ORGANISERS OF THE FAMILY HEALTH FORUM

GROUP PHOTOGRAPH AT THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS FAMILY HEALTH FORUM

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CELEBRATING WOMAN’S DAY WITH EAST COAST LIONS “BRING BACK THE BLING”

CLUB VISIT TO COWIES HILL ON 5TH AUGUST.

DG HEATHER DONATING A UNIT OF BLOOD SATURDAY THE 24TH AUGUST.

CLUB VISIT TO WESTVILLE 16TH AUGUST

DG HEATHER HANDING HER BANNER TO QUEENSBURGH LIONESS PRESIDENT JOSSIE TOMLINSON

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COUNCIL AND CABINET MEETINGS

IPDG ADRIAN, CS SANDY DG HEATHER CT MARGARET & 1ST VICE DG MARTIN

DINNER AT COWIES HILL ON FRIDAY NIGHT

PDG DENIS – NO HE DID NOT TRIP HE WAS HELPING,

DISTRICT 410C CABINET MEMBERS

CCE HOLGER WHO WON THE BOOBY PRIZE AT BEETLE DRIVE

CC MIKE WITH COUNCIL SECRETARY AND TREASURER.

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DG HEATHER AT COUNCIL MEETING

PDG’S GETTING READY TO START THE COUNCIL MEETING.

COUNCIL DINNER ON SATURDAY EVENING AT OLIVE AND OIL HILLCREST

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HAVE YOU REGISTERED??? Don’t miss out on the best Lions weekend of the year. By now you should be filling out your registration form to book your place at……… LIONS DISTRICT 410C

Sierra Ranch . just outside Mooi River in the beautiful KZN Midlands

Friday 1 Nov to Sunday 3 Nov Cost is R1500 per person

This very good package has been negotiated and includes:  All your accommodation (Friday and Saturday),  All meals and teas from Friday dinner til after tea on Sunday morning.  Saturday night Western Evening  and Conference registration fee To register you do not need to make a payment. Once your registration is received you will be supplied with a reference code and you can then make payment in instalments using your code as a reference. The final date for registration and full payment is 30 September. For Registration forms or to receive your own personal newsletter updates please contact the Registration Secretary Kim van Wyk on email midyear@northdurbanlions.org.za or 083 384 4260; alternatively the Convenor Trevor Hobbs at print.image@intekom.co.za or 076 731 2993

AND DON’T FORGET ABOUT

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22 APRIL – 26 APRIL 2014 FROM THE EDITOR Well here it is the 2nd issue of our District Magazine, and against all odds I seem to have got it out on time. I would like to thank those clubs that are sending in articles, it is so great to see that you consider your projects and fundraisers worthy of being included in this OUR DISTRICT CONTACT. Please keep the articles coming and remember, if you are sending articles in on a regular basis, you can use this forum to advertise fundraisers that you want other clubs to take part in. It seems that this month only Bloemfontein club has inducted new members? Our International President has asked us all to look for new members and to build our clubs. We in District 410c really need to work on this as our District has not ever had so few members, so please go out there and ask your neighbours, friends and family, take them along to projects and fundraisers and you might be surprised. Remember as well though that it is more important to look after your existing members and retain them as members. Go out this month work hard on your projects and fundraisers and send in the photographs and a short write up about the event. I see pictures all the time on Facebook, and each photo has a write up but I need a proper article so we know all the details of what you did, the article needs to be interesting to those who where not involved. Hope you have enjoyed this issue, and please feel free to contact me if you have any

criticism.

Yours in Service Lyn 0832629153 lynb.za@gmail.com

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YOUR 410C CABINET. DISTRICT GOVERNOR: IMMEDIATE PDG: 1ST VICE DISTRICT GOVERNOR: 2ND VICE DISTRICT GOVERNOR: CABINET SECRETARY: CABINET TREASURER: ARCHIVES SECRETARY: CHRISTMAS CAKES: DIABETES & BLOOD DRIVES: ENVIRONMENT: FINANCE CHAIRMAN: FOOD SECURITY: GLT: GMT: SIGHT AND HEARING: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: LCIF: LEOS: LIONESSES: LOUIS HALSE TRUST: MARKETING OF LIONISM: NEWSLETTER: NOMINATIONS CHAIRPERSON: PEACE POSTER: READING ACTION PROGRAM: YOUTH EXCHANGE: YOUTH PROJECTS & CHILDREN SERVICES: RESOLUTIONS, CONSTITUTION & BY-LAWS:

HEATHER HARDMAN ADRIAN BARNES MARTIN RUNDLE WILLIE VAN DER SCHYF SANDY BEYKIRCH MARGARET HAUS DENIS MEYER KRYN HAUS VICKI VAN WYK STUART CHARLTON IAN PING KIM VAN WYK STUART CHARLTON DENIS MEYER VANESSA WILESMITH DENIS MEYER STUART CHARLTON KARIN PRESTON STAN FOLEY STAN FOLEY SHIRLEEN WARD LYN BOTHA ALAN WILMS LYN BOTHA KARIN PRESTON ALEC COLLIER KARIN PRESTON ALAN WILMS

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DISTRICT 410 C MELVIN MASCOT APPLICATION FORM

Name of Club: Contact person: (person responsible for Melvin) Contact number: (cell) Dates Melvin is required: Transport arrangements: Collection:

Date:

Return:

Date:

Dry-cleaning arrangement: Other comments:

Terms: 1. Transport: it is the Clubs’ responsibility to arrange to collect and return the outfit, via a Courier or personally. The Club will ensure that this is done in the shortest time-frame possible before and after the event. The Mascot outfit will remain in the possession of DC Marketing in between events, unless time constraints require it to go directly to following Club. 2. Care: The Club will ensure that the outfit and box is well looked after throughout this period. Any loss or damage will be billed to the Club. 3. Cleaning care: The Club will have the outfit (body, feet, hands, head if required) dry-cleaned at their expense before the Outfit is returned. 4. Check: The Club/person responsible will fill in the checklist in the lid of the box, to ensure all parts are accounted for, and sign the checklist. 5. Photos: the Club will endeavour to submit photos to the Dc Marketing or to the District 410C FB page of Melvin in action. 6. Please look after Melvin as if he is a Club member or friend. 7. Health: please ensure that the wearer does not suffer from heat exhaustion or de-hydration. Many short stints of visibility are better than one long continuous effort. Plan accordingly. 8. Enjoy and make the most of Melvin!! 9. (NB: although it is fun to Make Melvin hold his tail between his legs, this is not recommended whilst in public. We need to uphold our respected name. Thank you.)

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Lions District 410-C Monthly Newsletter - August 2013