DISTRICT CONTACT NEWSLETTER OF LIONS DISTRICT 410C ISSUE 1 OF 2013/2014
MESSAGE FROM THE DISTRICT GOVERNOR Hi Fellow Lions, Leo's, Lionesses and Lions Ladies, It is a great privilege to serve our District for the second time. The International Convention was outstanding. There were about 20 to 25 thousand Lions in attendance. Our International President Barry Palmer's theme is "Follow Your Dream" My dream this year is to retain members, increase membership by 30 (hopefully more) and to open 2 new clubs. Lions my theme is "Reach and Touch Lives" Not only do we need to reach out to the community but also to our Fellow Lions as they also need to be encouraged, loved and hugged. Please retain members, we might not always get on with everyone in our club, and I am sure that at work or in other areas of our lives we do not get on with everybody, we need to remember that we are all different, but we need to work together and mostly listen to our members. Lions I know a lot of you say we "do not get paid" but the biggest reward is the smile, tears of joy and thank you get when you have helped someone. Money cannot buy that. If you have problems and cannot sort out, rather ask the GMT and GLT to come and sort out the problems before accepting the letter of resignation. Lions Clubs International awarded the Crystal Lion to Andre Botecelli for his humanitarian work. He has assisted many a child all over the world and of course he sang for us as well. LCIF: please try and donate. I was listening to the people on the bus going over to Governor's School and the one DGE said they sell pancakes once a month and they donate that money to LCIF. An Indian business man stood up and made a $5million donation to LCIF while at the International Conference. The International President wants us to achieve membership growth this year and he has promised his District Governor 4 new members and he will only be home for about 30 days of his year. There is a lot he wants us to achieve, so after the Cabinet Meeting your Zone Chairman will discuss all that we need to adhere to this year. I am looking forward to my Club Visits and meeting all the members. Please letâ€™s try and meet my goal and dreams. I wish each club a great year of service and fellowship. I would like to end with a quote by John Lennon "A dream you dream alone is only a dream, A dream you dream together is reality" Yours in Lionism DG Heather
LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENTIAL THEME 2013-2014 PRESIDENT BARRY J. PALMER (THE FOLLOWING ARE EXTRACTS FROM LIONS INTERNATIONALS WEB PAGE)
FOLLOW YOUR DREAM “If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney – Martin Luther Kind did not say, “I have a goal.” Or” I have an aim.” The most powerful words in his famous speech were “I
HAVE A DREAM”.
A dream embraces our most cherished logings. It embodies our very identity. We often won’t feel fulfilled as human beings until we realize our dreams. The Innovative and gifted Danish architect Jorn Utzon had a dream – to build a structure that would be renowned not only for its aesthetic design, but also one that would define its surroundings while defying the principles of modern architecture. In 1957 he got his chance. His design for the Sydney Opera House was selected from over 200 entries. There were many naysayers’, and more than a few famous architects who said it couldn’t be done. Work began in earnest in March 1959. Through both trial and tribulation, the opera house shell began to take shape. Finally, after 14 years, the opera house opened to the public in 1973. Today it stands as a world-wide symbol for Sydney and Utzon’s dream lives on as both an architectural marvel and a perfect example of “if you can dream it, you can achieve it.” We all have hopes and dreams. We all go through times in our lives when we come up with ideas of things that we would like to accomplish in the years ahead. It’s natural human tendency to come up with the ideal that we would like to fulfil in our future. Everyone should have a dream – a vision – a goal, and something as unique as our very DNA. The challenge is really twofold: first identify your dream, and then work to achieve your dream, for there is nothing more disheartening than a dream unfulfilled.
IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO FIND YOUR DREAM. HAVE YOU FOUND YOURS????
IT’S More Than a DreaM, IT’S our IDenTITy We exist to serve others. It sets us apart and really defines us as an organization. It’s why we can make the claim “The Global Leader In Humanitarian Service.” Our Global Service Action Campaigns: Engaging youth (August), Working with the blind and visually impaired (October), Feeding the hungry (December and January), Working to improve the environment (April) solidify our reputation for service, providing clubs and districts with yet another opportunity to effect positive change – to make life better for our neighbours. – Each year our Global Service Action campaigns account for over 200 million hours of service, with a direct impact on 16 million people. In addition to these campaigns, I’m also challenging the Lions of the world to focus on reducing poverty through actions such as micro financing and low-cost technologies that can improve lives and allow more people in need to break the cycle of poverty and realize their fullest potential. SERVICE. Survey after survey indicates a significant interest in volunteering. But with more constraints placed on people’s time, available volunteer hours are at a minimum. Volunteers want to see immediate results and quick gratification if they are to invest free time serving others. In other words, it is no longer acceptable to simply attend a meeting or raise money for a cause. Volunteers want to roll up their sleeves and participate in a hands-on community service project. They want to see firsthand that at the end of the day, they have made a significant difference. Volunteers want to belong to an organization dedicated to good – Lions clubs. They want an organization with experience – Lions clubs. They want an organization with global reach, but local impact – Lions clubs. They want to belong to an organization that nurtures a family atmosphere and fellowship. Again – Lions clubs. We are a perfect fit for most people that are inclined to volunteer at the community level. So introduce your family, friends and neighbours to your Lions club. I’m asking Lions during the month of April to sponsor “Friends and Family” events. Invite your family and friends to participate in a club service activity, open house, or casual gathering like a picnic or barbeque. There is no better way to introduce Lions to those who may be less than familiar with the organization you have come to know and love. 4
WELCOME NEW LIONS. District governor heather hardman and the lions of district 410c welcome the following members to our lionâ€™s family. SHELLY BEACH
Lion President Clint Barclay welcomes Lion Clint Fray.
Lion Ronald Tarboton (right) receiving his membership pin from sponsor Lion Clayton Curnow.
Lion Norman Holmes (right) receiving his membership pin from sponsor Lion Alister Love.
Three of the four new members of the Lions club of Newcastle, from left are Zolelwa Mzamane, Sanele Hlatswayo and Lize Smith they were inducted at their Induction dinner unfortunately the 4th member had left by the time the photograph was taken. BALLITO The Lions Club of Ballito inducted William Power as a new member of their club . COWIES HILL
The Lions Club of Cowies Hill are honoured to have 2 new members, the were inducted by
DG Heather Hardman at the induction dinner held on the 13th July. IPP Sandy is the sponsor of Barry Ward and President Lyn B the sponsor of Bronwyn Paijmans.
The editor thought this storey was worth a special place in our Newsletter. Please see if you can help. This is how the story appeared in the South Coast Herald. We are appealing to everyone for help in this case as it is far too big a problem for Hibberdene Lions Club (now reduced to only six members) to handle alone.
The young lifeguard needs your support. THE Lions Club of Hibberdene has set the ball rolling by delivering much needed groceries to Nhlanhla 'Senge' Mqadiâ€™s family. Nhlanhla is the 17-year-old lifeguard who has had both legs amputated following a hit-and-run near Hibberdene last month. Nhlanhla's friends, Siyabonga Mafuna (18) and Vumani Makhanya (18) were also badly injured in the incident. When members of the Lions Club of Hibberdene visited Nhlanhla's home this week, they were concerned. "The children are smiling, well-cared for and the welcome was warm. A line of clean laundry fluttered bravely in the breeze outside the tiny, two-room dwelling, but nothing can hide the fact that this is a scene of abject poverty," said Lion President, Brian Porteous. Nhlanhla was transferred from the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital in Durban to the Port Shepstone Regional Hospital this week. However, when he is discharged, this is the home to which Nhlanhla will have to return. The vehicle access stops short of the building and itâ€™s a still scramble to get there. The pedestrian path is less steep, but deeply rutted and unsuitable for wheelchair access. The latrine is some 30 metres away from the homestead and the doorway of the house appears too narrow to accommodate a wheelchair. As Nhlanhla was the sole breadwinner, the family of six, ranging in age from just a year old to the eldest of 27, is now in dire straights. And the additional problems they will face, caring for a double amputee, do not bear thinking about. The Lions Club of Hibberdene, which is a small club with limited resources, encourages others to assist Nhlanhla and his family. Those who would like to visit Nhlanhla or his family, or who are able to assist the family financially, can contact Nhlanhla's uncle Percy Mqadi at 073 6207431 or 039 6889688 or Nhlanhla's sister, Zola, at 072 5987875. Detective Warrant Officer Mark Manuel John of Southport SAPS appeals to anyone with information on the accident to come forward. He particularly appeals to panel beaters and spray painters who may have worked on an accident-damaged white Nissan Hardbody bakkie to contact him at 039 6819900 or 082 5579450.
PRESIDENTIAL INDUCTION DINNERS LIONS CLUB OF Ethekwini South
On Saturday 6th July, Ethekwini South Lions club hosted a masked ball for the Induction dinner of their incoming President Lion Andy Nilsen; He was inducted by Lion Gwen Ellis from the Kingsburgh Lions club, who charted the Ethekwini Lions club.
THE LIONS CLUB OF ESHOWE
The Eshowe Lions held the induction of their President for the 2013/2014 lionistic year on the 25th June. The outgoing President Alice Walker watched on as Lion Gustav van Vuuren a member of the club inducted the incoming President Dean Pillay.
Lions club of queensburgh
The Queensburgh Lions held their Induction at their club house on Saturday the 29th June where Zone Chairman Jolene WileSmith inducted incoming President Chris Nagel with club secretary Haidee Peo looking on.
Lions club of port shepstone
Port Shepstone Lions and Lion Ladies celebrated their 43rd Annual Induction Dinner in fine style on Saturday 06th July at the Umthunzi Boutique Hotel in Umtentweni. Left: Incoming Club President Andre Beneke (left) receiving his chain of office from inducting officer Past District Governor Denis Meyer. Right: Lion Alister Love (left) receiving the "Lion of the Year Trophy from outgoing President Jean Masson (right) 9
The lions club of vryheid
THE Lions Club of Vryheid held its annual induction dinner on Saturday 29th June, where Ryan Seegers took over the presidency of the Vryheid club as well as the chain of office of Zone Chairman. He succeeds Laurette Schoeman and Ladysmithâ€™s Alan Prinsloo respectively.
The lions club of kingsburgh
(L to R) Lions Gwen Ellis, Pat Wilson, Olive Yarr, LP Brenda Farrow, Lion Wendy Denyssen, IPP Helen Toward A very nervous Incoming Lion President Brenda Farrow of Kingsburgh Lions Club was inducted by Zone Chairman Ken Toward on Saturday the 29 thJune, ZC Ken put Brenda at easy with some banter and a joke or two. The induction was a lunchtime event held at The Coffee Cup Amanzimtoti Business Park, which was beautifully decorated by the ladies of the Club. This was a happy event enjoyed by all. Incoming President said she was pleased to be taking over such a vibrant and active club who had won Club of the Year. The Club thanked outgoing President Helen Toward by awarding her for her outstanding presidency she in turn handed out certificates of appreciation to members of the Club.
Lions club of pietermaritzburg host
(Left) Past President Wendy Gold awarded the George Redman Floating Trophy to Lion Neale, the incoming President for his sterling work during the past Lionistic year. (Right)Outgoing President Wendy affixes the Presidents pin on the jacket of President Neal, with Zone Chairman Peter Hyde looking on.
LIONS CLUB OF SHELLY BEACH
Our induction dinner was held on the 13th July at Izotsha Creek Estate in Shelly Beach. (left) Past Council Chairman Paul Brauteseth inducting incoming President Clint Barclay (Right) is outgoing President Ismael de Pinho with Lion Brad Visser who was awarded Lions of the Year. 11
Lions club of Newcastle
Newcastle Lions Club members got together at the Cannon Restaurant to induct Lion president Barbara Elliott for her second term as president. The pride of the Newcastle Lions comprises only of women. The men were visitors, husbands or partners. It was a roaring ceremony and the lionâ€™s also welcomed four new members to their pride.
LIONS CLUB OF AMANZIMTOTI
Here we see Lion Helen Toward inducted Incoming President Ken Toward at the Amanzimtoti Induction dinner, on the right Lion Helen LP Ken and Immediate Past President John.
Lions club of north Durban
Our induction dinner was held at the North Durban Clubhouse on Saturday 27 July as a formal back-tie dinner. Lion Denise Boland inducted Incoming President Vicki van Wyk. The club's members were joined by several Partners-in-Service and family members, friends of the club and Lions from the East Coast and Empangeni clubs, including LP Danesh Moodley and ZC Belinda Blakeman. Several members received awards for their outstanding service during the year and Lion Nick Nicholas was named the Lion of the Year.
Lions club of cowies hill
The Lions Club of Cowies Hill held their 38th Presidential Induction Dinner at their beautiful Club house at the Paradise Valley Nature reserve. The hall was beautifully draped and the stunning table dĂŠcor was organised by Lion Lynn T with the assistance of members of the club. We were honoured to have District Governor Heather Hardman as our special guest and, she inducted Incoming president Lyn B and replied to the Toast to Lions Clubs International. Out going President Sandy Beykirch also awarded Lion Lynn T with the Clubs Lion of the Year award and Incoming President Lyn B with a Louis Halse award.
CLUB PROJECTS AND FUNDRAISERS REITZ
Die lede van de klub maak die munisipale begraafplaas gereel skoon en nuwe kennisgewing plate by die ingang anngebring Nadat begin is met heirdie projek het die munisipaliteit ook now weer begin om instandhouding in de begraafplaas toe te pas. Die gemeenskap van REITZ is baie dankbaar teenoor die Lions vir hierdie werk wat daar gedoen word. (Translation) The members of the club often clean the municipal cemetery and have put up new notice boards at the entrance. After beginning this project, the municipality have now started to maintain the cemetery again. The community of REITZ are very grateful to the Lions for the work done there.)
Reitz Lions klub lewer ook gereel kaspakkies af aan gesinne en ons is seker date dit â€˜n groot verskil maak in hierdie mense se leef standard. Wat baie wonderlik is, is dat die gemeenskap van REITZ bydrae om hierdie kospakkies te help opmaak. (Translation) (Reitz Lions Club regularly delivers food parcels to needy families and we are sure that it makes a big difference to these people's living standards. What is wonderful is that the REITZ community help with donations to make up the food parcels.)
PORT SHEPSTONE LIONS HIT THE HEADLINES OF THEIR NEWSPAPER ONCE AGAIN.
Lion President Andre Beneke and Community Services Director Jeff Smith attended the Opening of the new kitchen at St Martins Day Care and CrĂ¨che near Oribi Gorge and I congratulated Wellington, the Director of the facility. The children put on a small show for all guests and snacks and refreshments were provided afterwards. This new kitchen was made possible with donations and the direct involvement of many service clubs in the Port Shepstone area. 15
This was our presentation of therapeutic toys to the Children's Cerebral Palsy Ward at Eshowe Hospital with a wonderful financial gift from the Hillcrest Lions Club in New Zealand. Hillcrest Lions Club became involved with the Eshowe Lions when an lady who used to live in Eshowe told them about us and all we do and so the Lions Club of Hillcrest, NZ sent us and amount of R2100 to use for the children at the Eshowe Hospital, after a talk with one of the doctors it was decided to get stimulation and other helpful toys for the Cerebral Palsy children that come to the OT department of the Hospital, my husband and I went to Gateway Toys R Us and they could not have been more helpful, as you can see we came home with stacks!. Well the staff headed by Christine could not thank us enough, I even managed to get the owner of Pick n Pay, Eshowe, to donate a huge cake for the little party we gave them, we supplied the sweets etc. Unfortunately the weather was bad and as these patients walk from a long way out of town only a few were there, but Christine is freezing portions of the cake and will give to all those that could not be there.
Lions Club of Hillcrest Bulletin August 2013 Members of the Lions Club of Eshowe, together with staff of the Eshowe Hospital, pictured with toys purchased from a donation given by our Club.
IS AN EXTRACT FORM
CLUB OF HILLCREST AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND. WELL DONE ESHOWE.
On 14 July the Hilton Lions were part of a potjie competition held at The Red Tap in Howick to raise funds for Howick Hospice. A great day and awesome food was had by all and the group of competitors managed to raise R3200 which was handed over to Mel of Howick Hospice. Not a single scrap of potjie was left over!
Lions Jaco and Bernise Pienaar , Kryn and Margaret Haus, LP Andy Nilsen, Karin Preston and Lawrie Phillips of Ethekwini South Lions, supplied soup and bread to the homeless, mostly Transvaal transients who sleep on the Beachfront at Winklespruit and at the park by the Amanzimtoti Lagoon. We also donated soup and bread to Sizanani CrĂ¨che, who look after about 30-40 children from 2-6 years of age.
GILLITS - CAMPERDOWN
We did clothes collection locally and drove up to Lesotho and distributed to a village as seen in the pictures. We have done this for the last 3 years. Usually we distribute to everyone we could find but we decided this year it would be a better idea to deliver to St James Mission and let them distribute as required. The small village we distributed to was very remote and far from the mission hence we decided to hand out ourselves there.
The North Durban Lions Club put on a party for the boarders at the Golden Hours School for intellectually disabled children. Several of the club's members were joined by some of the friends of the club, who regularly take part in the club's projects and LP Vanessa Wilesmith of the Durban South Lions club. As the project was 2 days after Mandela Day, the club's friends and members were encouraged to consider it as a Mandela Day contribution. The kids made and decorated their own face masks and iced Marie biscuits. They also enjoyed rides in the trailer of the club's tractor. As a special treat, Melvin was on hand to greet and play with the kids and was a great hit. The project was a huge success and brought so much joy to the kids that many of the Lions and friends were close to tears.
PIETERMARITZBURG HOST Past President Lion Wendy Gold has been involved with a knitting group for children from a previously disadvantaged school in Eston, KZN, where she started a year ago with 50 children and now has a regular group of 20 very devoted children, who knit for their families and are showing that they have acquired a skill which will stand them in good stead throughout their lives. Lion Wendy has acquired the necessary knitting needles and wool by encouraging many folk to participate in this well-worthwhile project
What a pleasure it was for the Shelly Beach Lions to hand over a cheque for R13700 to Mrs King from South Coast Hospice, the money was raised as part of the charity auction at the recent Shelly Lions Corporate Comedy Evening last Friday night. Seen with Mrs King (middle) are incoming Lion President Clint Barclay (left) and Lion Brad Visser (right).
It was with great pleasure that Immediate Past President Sandy handed over cheques of R25 000 each to Thora of the Open Door Crisis Centre and Heather of the Highway Hospice. The money was raised at our Golf Day. The golf day was a joint effort of the Lions of Cowies Hill and the Motor Dealer Industry of the greater Durban area. A huge big thank you goes out to all those involved in the organisation especially Paddy McMenemey (as our club has no golfers he helped enormously) and those that played golf on the day.
THE “NAUGHTY TABLE”
LION BARRY “THE CALLER”
Our bingo evenings at the Queensburgh Cheshire homes have become a regular feature. We visit them about every 6 weeks and play bingo, have pudding and cool drinks and a good laugh. We play about 5 games of bingo with prizes for each round and the Lions are the “hands” for those residents who cannot use their own hands. The table above was given the name “the naughty table” as they kept laughing the whole evening and eventually had us all laughing even though we had no idea what we were laughing at. (Please note the lions at the table, IPP Sandy and Lions Jane, need I say more?) These evenings are so good for us (the lions), it is such an uplifting evening being there with these people who so appreciate what we do for them
Posh o my Gosh It was all about being posh at Majuba Lodge in Newcastle on the 6th of July. While the Durban July marked the biggest horse racing event in South Africa. For those who couldn’t make it to the real thing the Newcastle Lions put on a Durban July of their own and oh boy was it posh
PSG INSURANCE GOLF DAY The Lions Club arranged a successful golf day for PSG INSURANCE; the Lions were the beneficiaries of the funds raised.
OUR DISTRICT GOVERNOR OUT AND ABOUT IN HAMBURG
GRADUATION FROM DG’ SCHOOL
THE S.A. DG’S AT INTERNATIONAL
THE 4 DGS FROM OUR MULTIPLE DISTRICT AFTER A HARD DAY OF SHOPPING.
PRIVATE TRANSPORT FOR THE PARADE??
WAITING FOR THE SHUTTLE
ARRIVING HOME FROM INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION HAMBURG.
DG HEATHER GIVING A TALK AT THE EAST COAST LIONS FUTUREWISE OLYMPIAD SATURDAY 20TH JULY.
WITH COWIES HILL AT QUEENSBURGH CHESHIRE HOMES BINGO EVENING FRIDAY 19TH JULY
GUEST OF HONOUR AT INDUCTION DINNER AT COWIES HILL 13th July.
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
For those of you who don’t already know it is to be held at
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 Be one of the first Lions (or should that be cowboys!) to register. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 083 384 4260; alternatively the Convenor Trevor Hobbs at email@example.com or 076 731 2993 24
AND DON’T FORGET ABOUT LIONS CLUB INTERNATIONAL MD 410 CONVENTION 2014 “MAD” CONVENTION TO BE HELD IN WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA 22 APRIL – 26 APRIL 2014 FROM THE EDITOR Lions of District 410c, I do hope that you have enjoyed your 1st magazine for the lionistic year 2013/2114. Unfortunately I do not have Coral draw program so the magazine does not look as professional as previous magazines but I do hope that you have enjoyed the content. Please realise that without the input from you – the clubs of 410c we will not have a magazine at all, so I am on my knees, begging for you to give me your support this year. Our District can only get stronger by sharing our ideas with each other, so please send your articles. As you will have seen I have started a section “ WELCOME NEW LIONS” and to make this work I will need photographs of the Induction of New Lions in your clubs, so if your new lion’s photograph is not in the magazine it is only your club to blame. As you all know we need new members in almost every club in our District, so let us make them feel as special as they are. I would like to thank those clubs that have answered my pleas for pictures and articles and hope that in the coming months the magazine will grow from strength to strength with your help. We wish District Governor Heather and her Cabinet a successful year and with their help we hope to show significant growth in Member ship by the end of Yours in Service Lyn
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
Published on Jul 31, 2013