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January 2014 2nd : Ladies Meeting - Den 9th : Directors Meeting - Den 15th : CEP Training - Den 16th : Lions Expo Meeting - Den 23rd : Club Meeting - Den 30th : CEP Training - Den February 2014 1st : CANSA Relay 6th : Ladies Meeting - Den 13th : Directors Meeting - Den 20th : Lions Expo Meeting - Den 27th : Club Meeting - Den 22nd : Lions Bingo - Den Birthdays : January : 6th : Ronald Tarboton 19th : Mervin Curnow 24th : Jane Massey 30th : Karin Warman February : 6th : June Rundle 7th : Barry Van Der Veen 8th : Jenny Smith 8th : Otto Wank 21st : Nico De Jong 19th : Mervin Curnow 24th : Jane Massey 30th : Karin Warman

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Hope everybody is well rested after the hectic Christmas season. Every year seems to be busier than the last. After a very eventful 2013, we start this year with new hopes and energy. Our plans for 2014 include a Golf day, the newly revamped Expo and a MTB race. We are going to need full commitment from all the members to successfully complete our planned projects. I was fortunate enough to be asked to act as Safety Officer for the Burry Stander Memorial event which took place 3-4 January 2014. This gave me valuable insight as to what is needed to run a MTB race. There is no doubt in my mind that we can do it but we need to work closely with the Burry Stander Foundation in order to make it a lasting success. I volunteered our services to man a water station along the route. Lions Kenny, Kevin and Nico, together with Bev Rolfe, Chrissy Wilson and Warwick Ross

manned the station with lots of energy and provided drinks and bananas to the thirsty riders. I was the thirstiest one. The President of Cycling South Africa, Mr Newman, took part in the ride and was impressed with our water station. Well done guys. Lets make 2014 our most successful and prosperous year ever. Andre Beneke Club President


Dear Sheppies All, Happy Christmas. And well done. ...... the best presentation in all of the RSA Pietermaritzburg Host Lions Club

Hey Denis Just read Sheppie Pride!! Absolutely amazing what Sheppie Lions are doing!! Awesome Club and brilliant bunch of guys Regards Mark Brauteseth Shelly Beach Lions Club

Dear Alastair. Please convey my thanks and appreciation for the invite to my first official Lion's meeting. I must say I was very impressed with the way the meeting was conducted. We would like to assist with your Golf Day and are happy to work with Gail in giving you more cost effective catering. If my understanding was correct, the Lion's Show dates have been set for the 23rd, 24th & 25th May 2014. Has the Venue been confirmed? Thank you very much for my appreciation plaque. I do not wish to be singled out but gratefully accept the plaque on behalf of my late brother Lothar, and any other Frey's that have assisted the Lion's over a period of time. kind regards Michael Frey Frey’s Fresh Meat


Denis good evening I'll introduce myself, I'm Lion Mike Shaw an member of Whitstable & Herne Bay Lions Club District MD105SE and am currently the Editor of the SE News our district newsletter. I received a copy of your club newsletter via Lion Gijsbert Dekker who is I believe known to you. Gijsbert requested a copy of the SE News and is on the mailing list. It's nice to see how other Lions work. I was sent a copy from New Zealand last month. It proves that we are a large family in service. I've attached a copy of the December issue of the SE News to show what we do in 105SE. I see you are close to Margate & Ramsgate the original towns are some 15miles from Whitstable here in the UK. Please pass on my good wishes and Christmas greeting to all in Port Shepstone Lions Club Yours in Lionism Lion Mike Shaw


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uring December, Lion Jeff Smith continued with his deliveries of the donated Nestle Nutren to various community assistance organisations in the Port Shepstone area.

Lion Jeff handed over 11 cases of Nestle Nutren to Lawrence from Bread of Life.

Lion President Andre and Lion Jeff handed out 20 cases of Nestle Nutren to CSS Cathy Du Plessis of the NG Church feeding scheme. Some of the recipients pictured above were extremely grateful for this generous donation..

Some of the family members who will benefit from the Nestle Nutren donation.

Lion Jeff visited Reinhardt’s Place and donated 10 cases of Nestle Nutren to the very grateful residents.


Dear Jeff Karin will do an official letter to say thank you to Port Shepstone Lions for the donation of toys for our Christmas gift handout. However, I just to wanted to say thank you from my end, I really appreciate the support and the thought for Hospice when it comes to donating anything. Once I have images from the handout of the Nutren supplement from Nestle I will send this on to you as well. Should be this week still. We have a control and distributions measure in place and understand that they will start giving to the patients within this week. Herewith the photo of Jeff 'The Pebble' holding his long lost dear Dinosaur buddy. Ooops i meant, images of the handover:)

Lion Jeff handed over many boxes of toys to Karin Warman of South Coast Hospice. These toys were utilised for their Christmas Gift handout to children, many of whom are terminally ill.

Kind regards Sonja Pye HOD: Grants / Funding Research & Media Correspondent Tel: +27 (0)39 682 3031 | Fax: +27 (0)39 682 5391 | Cell: +27 (0)83 727 1432

2013 - What a year it was! One family One mission One goal One achievement No wonder they say TEAM stands for : T ogether E veryone A chieves M ore

2014 - As I raise my eyes towards the Golden year ahead, I see more prosperity, more happiness and more tolerance for everyone. My heart is filled with good wishes for you and your families! May you all keep safe and have a wonderful and prosperous 2014!!


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n 16th December, Harbourview Superspar kindly allowed Port Shepstone Lions to, once again, collect food donations for the needy. Members of the Club worked in shifts at both entrances in order to promote the project and provide descriptions of what groceries were required. The generosity of the public was extraordinary. Numerous shopping trolleys were filled and a number of cash donations were made. The cash donations were utilised to purchase additional items required and food hampers were packed by members of the club for distributed to various needy families and institutions in the Port Shepstone area.

The new PVC trolley banners were made by Vector Signs & Graphics and very kindly sponsored by Sizani Gas, Wozani Lubricants and Wozani Berg Gasoline.

Bokkie Van Heerden of Port Shepstone very kindly donated a can of fruit salad towards the food collection.

Lion President Andre Beneke and Lion Lady President Estelle O’Neill soliciting food donations from the public.

Harbourview Superspar Manager, Graham Milligan is presented with certificates of appreciation by Club President Andre Beneke for the support that the store provides the Club on a regular basis.


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uring December 1VDG Martin and Lion Lady June Rundle kindly hosted 4 Malaysian Lions Youth Exchange Students for approximately 7 days. This last minute arrangement was met with huge enthusiasm by the Port Shepstone Lions Club and, despite the inclement weather, a full program was organised for the duration of their stay. Chen Suet Lee, Andrew Lim Ken-Wern, Cheog Tsyr En and Lee Yong Jin were transported to Sheppie on the night of Thursday 4th December after their long flight from Kuala Lumpur. They were accommodated in their own house which is right next door to Martin and June’s home in Umtentweni. The following day, Lion Martin took them on a tour of Sheppie which included a visit to Umtentweni Beach and lunch at Bela’s Restaurant at Spiller’s Wharf on the Umzimkulu River. That evening they were hosted by Lion Colin and Lion Lady Debbie Haines at their home in Umtentweni. On the Saturday a special welcoming “Chinese Braai” was held at the home of Lion Charles and Lion Lady Gayle Wallis in Umtentweni. This very enjoyable event was well attended by members of the club and our guests enjoyed the jovial festivities very typical of a Sheppie Lions’ gathering. On the Sunday they were taken to the Pont Holiday resort in Port Edward and hosted by Lion Jean and Lion Lady Myrna Masson. They enjoyed a lovely day of fun and water sports and were accommodated in one of the log cabins. On the Monday, Lion Kenny Rolfe took our guests to the beach at St Michaels on Sea for a day of surfing. On the Tuesday Lion Martin took them on an outing to Harding where they were given a tour of one of his construction sites & one of the local rural villages. That evening a traditional South African braai was held for them at the home of Lion Jean and Lion Lady Myrna Masson in Umtentweni. The following day, Wednesday, Lion President Andre took our guests on a tour of the Oribi Gorge Nature reserve where they were given the opportunity to try out the world famous bungi swing. Their final day, Thursday included an Umtentweni beach visit and an official visit to the Port Shepstone Lions Club meeting where they were given the opportunity to show a presentation on their home country and exchange banners etc. On Friday 11th December they departed for Durban and on to their next host Club, Cowies Hill. All in all, a very successful project thanks to Martin and June Rundle and all who supported and assisted.


Our Youth Exchange Guests with their temporary “parents” June & Martin Rundle

A “Mongolian Braai” for Malaysians??

Our Youth Exchange Guests with the Sheppie Lions, Lion Ladies and some fo the kids

Doing the “Locomotion” - Sheppie Lions’ Style!

Our local Rock Stars! - Lions Charlie Wallis & Alister Love


Our Youth Exchange Guests with the Sheppie Lions, Lion Ladies and some fo the kids

Lion Ladies Estelle O’Neill & Anna Compion with the guests

Lion Ladies June Rundle, Gayle Wallis & Bev Rolfe

Our Youth Exchange Guests with hosts Myrna & Jean Masson


Youth Exchange Students meet Melvin the Lion for the first time. Friendship banner exchanges with Lion President Andre Beneke The December Club meeting was very well attended. Youth Exchange Students each took turns in presenting their country to the club members and guests.


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ne of the South Coast’s most well-known and beloved residents, Billy Moss (77) was Called To Higher Service on Sunday 5th January after suffering from a stroke. Billy has lived in the area for the past 50 years.

Albert James Moss (affectionately known as Billy) was born in Blinkwater, Cape Province, on April 29, 1936. After completing his education at Franschhoek in the Western Province he moved to Umtata.It was while playing hockey that he met Tansy, whom he married in 1958. His father-in-law had several newspapers and it was not long before Billy was indentured into the printing trade in Umtata. Billy settled in Port Shepstone in 1964 and that same year joined Port Shepstone Round Table. With his love of music, it was not long before he formed a Round Table Skiffle Band which became known all over the country as it raised funds for charity. The family bought the South Coast Herald newspaper and ran it for almost 25 years. Billy had an illustrious career in Round Table which included an eighteen month period as PRO for WOCO, attended WOCO, at Nice and Rimini, rose to Chairman of the Port Shepstone Round Table 1968/69 and highlighted his career by serving as Area Chairman, Natal Coastal Area 1973/74. He was invited to stand for National President at the East London ARTSA in 1973. After completing thirteen years in service (and fellowship) of Round Table, he joined the Round Table 41 fraternity and eventually rose to the position of National President in 1982/83 and International President in 1986/87. Billy was also an active member of the Port Shepstone Rotary Club and served the Club in numerous portfolios, including President, Conference Chairman and Convenor. The highlight of his Rotary career was when he was recently honoured with a Paul Harris Fellowship – the highest award conferred by Rotary International - in appreciation of significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations between the peoples of the world. Billy and Tansy were married for 55 years, and enjoyed the love of their three daughters and thirteen grandchildren. Billy started and ran Old MacDonald’s farm yard in Shelly Beach for many years. The Farm became a national landmark for locals and visitors from afar. Numerous charity events were held at the farm over the years and many underprivileged children were hosted where they thoroughly enjoyed interaction with the farmyard animals, horse riding and lovely picnics under the trees. The Port Shepstone Lions Club often made use of this venue for club projects and always received outstanding support from Billy and the Moss family. Billy participated in countless fund-raising stage productions for many years, and would have the audience in stitches with his drag impersonations. At house parties guests would be entertained by him on the guitar until someone turned off the lights! Billy was always eager to assist other service organisations with their stage productions. During the 2004 Roaring Lions Variety Show, Billy’s “Elvis” impersonation and “Jake The Peg” act were a big hit - despite the fact that he had recently undergone a hip replacement operation. Billy’s outstanding sense of humour, his willingness to always give of his time and means regardless of his personal circumstances and his dedication to helping those in need made him a true man amongst men! Port Shepstone Lions were blessed to have been supported by this wonderful man over the years and we send our heartfelt condolences to Tansy and the family. Salute!


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The Port Shepstone Lions’ Watering Station

The Port Shepstone Lions’ Watering Station

he Burry Stander Bike Park was officially opened on his parents’ smallholding in Umtentweni on Saturday 4th January. The function followed on a memorial service and bike ride at the spot in Marine Drive, Shelly Beach, where he lost his life on 3 January last year. It was attended by several senior officials from the cycling fraternity, and provincial and local government. The proceedings started with a small gathering of guests at the Burry Garden, where he is buried, and where a wreath was laid by acting KZN Social Development MEC Weziwe Thusi and other dignitaries. Port Shepstone Lions manned a watering station along the new cycling route which was very well received by all involved. Our grateful appreciation to Lions Andre Beneke, Kenny Rolfe, Kevin Ross and Nico De Jong, together with Lion Lady Bev Rolfe, Chrissy Wilson and Warwick Ross for making this project possible.


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n Friday 13th December, Sheppie Lions, Lion Ladies and some of their kids gathered at Bela’s Mozambuque Restaurant at Spiller’s Wharf on the banks of the Umzimkulu River for their annual Club Christmas Party. Hosts Bela and Ralph Gallagher’s venue was superb and the food was delicious. The traditional Christmas gift swapping (thankless giving game!) took place followed by plenty of fellowship. The Lion members' meals and the wine for the party was sponsored by the Club’s Bar Account. Chantell Harcourt-Meyer also embroidered Christmas trees and candy canes as gifts for all present. The perfect evening weather also contributed towards the success of this annual gathering. Many thanks to Anabela Gallagher who worked so hard to provide the superb cuisine.

Lions Kelvin Hulley, Mervin & Clayton Curnow chilling on the deck

The Superb Buffet

Lion Ladies Jacqui Ridden & Mryna Masson with Lions Barry Van Der Veen & Kelvin Hulley

Anita Hulley once again did the honours in fine style!

Lion Lady Yvonne Rodda with her “present”

Lion Paul Brauteseth with his present/date! (They were inseparable!)

Lion Ladies Gayle Wallis, Anita Hulley & Lyn Curnow

The Superb Buffet

Lions Ronald Tarboton, Charlie Wallis, Laurie Lourens and Lion Lady Mary Jane chilling on the deck


I hope that I don’t pick a ladies’ gift!

Mike Rodda & Paul Brauteseth

Denis Meyer & Chantell Harcourt

Helen De Jong in a very jovial mood again!!

Irene Love, Jacqui Ridden, Chantell Harcourt, Yvonne Rodda & Myrna Masson

Mike Rodda waiting patiently for a response to his tie!

Spot the mistake!

Not sure what it is - but it just bit me!!

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Helen & Nico De Jong enjoying the party

What on earth is this??

The “Die Hards” - Jeff Smith, Laurie Lourens, Kevin Ross, Ronald Tarboton & Mary Jane


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heppie Lions and their families attended a number of New Year celebrations along the South Coast. Some attended the traditional Pont New Year’s Eve party in Port Edward. Newsletter Editor Denis decided to join a group of Lions and friends at the home of Roger Ireland in Sea Park for what turned out to be a very festive affair indeed!

Sandy Danckwerts, Helen De Jong, Bev Rolfe, Denis Meyer & Sandy Heathcote

Host Roger Ireland & Mike Heathcote

Mary Jane Correia & Ronald Tarboton

Bev & Kenny Rolfe with Mike & Sandy Heathcote

Mike Heathcote & Mary Jane Correia

The first pose for 2014 - Happy New Year!!

Laurie Lourens & Nico De Jong

The Three Tenors - NOT!!! Kenny Rolfe, Kevin Ross & Mike Heathcote

Denis Meyer, Sandy Danckwerts & Kevin Ross

Kenny & Bev Rolfe

Sandy Danckwerts, Helen De Jong, Mike & Sandy Heathcote


Port Shepstone Lions Club 2013-2014 Board Of Directors

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ichael Frey of Frey’s Fresh Meat was invited to attend the Port Shepstone Lions’ December Club meeting where he was presented with an appreciation plaque in recognition of the many years of support he and his butcheries have provided the club. Michael decided to dedicate the award to the memory of his late brother, Lothar Frey, who was also one of our Club’s greatest supporters.

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 : pro@sheppielions.co.za Web Site : www.sheppielions.co.za Club Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/PortShepst oneLionsClub Club Postal Address : P O Box 509 Port Shepstone 4240 Club Street Address : Lions’ Den Ambleside Road, Umtentweni

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heryl Mulder from Corner Stone Learning centre also attended our December Club meeting and gave a talk on a learning centre she is opening and registering for autistic children. Sheryl currently runs Burma Road which is a pre school and over the last few years has noticed the demand for a school to accommodate autistic children. Sheryl currently has 5 staff and 12 kids with autism. Sheryl is looking at the school as a long term project and is looking for assistance to start the project and keep it running. A wish list will be drawn up and given to Community Services Director Jeff Smith for further investigation.

Hey Laurie - the chances of that frog turning into a princess are ZERO!!


The Sheppie Pride - December 2013 Edition