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Club President’s Message Friendship, Fellowship & Service August 2017 3rd: Ladies Meeting - Den 10th: Directors Meeting Den 17th: Lions Show Post Mortem meeting - Den 18th: Lions’ Show Appreciation Evening - Den 19th - Lions Bingo - Den 23rd (Wed): Club Meeting Den 26th: Zone 6 Meeting Sheppie Den September 2017 2nd/3rd: Annual Blind Bowlers’ Weekend Riverside Bowling Club, Uvongo 7th: Ladies Meeting - Den 14th: Directors Meeting Den 15th-17th: Annual Lions’ Leadership Retreat - Camp Anerley 21st: Projects Meeting Den 23rd: Clubhouse work party & social - Den 28th: Club Meeting - Den 30th: Lions Bingo - Den Birthdays : August: 1st: Inika Curnow 11th: Rob Harley 13th: Justin Hinchliff 17th: Ralph Gallagher 22nd: Sandy Heathcote 24th: Chantell HarcourtMeyer

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lthough July was dominated by our Annual South Coast Lions’ Show project, we still managed to hold both our Board of Directors and Club meeting. This year’s South Coast Lions’ Show was another great success. This is truly a remarkable achievement considering the fact that our economy is in a recession and that the event now clashes with so many other events that are held in the area at the same time. Hats off to Lion Jean Masson and his team for pulling out all the stops and running this amazing event and also to our loyal helpers and supporters, without whom, this event would simply not happen. The teamwork that took place amongst our Lions and Lion Ladies was a fine example of how a group of volunteers can work together and achieve great things. Club Treasurer Richard Borradaile is still trying to finalise the finances but it looks as though we made a tidy profit for our community s e r v i c e projects. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Lion Jean Masson w h o s e m o t h e r, Meme, was called to rest last week. Meme was a much loved local who was a regular attendee at our Club’s s e n i o r Citizens events. She will be sorely missed. We welcome Lion Rick Thompson as

our newest member and wish him many happy years of service and fellowship within our Sheppie Lions family. Lion Rick’s formal induction will take place during the Lions Leadership Retreat Dinner in September. Our August Club meeting has been brought forward to Wednesday 23rd and the monthly Lions Bingo will take place on 19th August as we are hosting our Zone Meeting the following weekend. Our next major project is our Annual Blind Bowlers’ weekend on 2/3 September. Our 2017/2018 Club organigram has been accepted and all teams are now in place. We look forward to a really great year of service and fellowship. Denis Meyer Club President


Denis, congratulations on a fantastic show. The Herald team loved it and so did I. Also, as chairman of the Country Club, we hope we will always be “the home of the Lions Show”, in fact, we must talk about helping build a new clubhouse near the cricket pitch so the great Lions Club can become a permanent fixture in total. Well done Lions for all the effort and loonnnnng hours you all put in for no return except the satisfaction of raising much needed money for others less fortunate than many of us. The Herald and Port Shepstone Country Club are proud to be associated with you. Bevis Fairbrother Hats off to Sheppie Lions, Lions Ladies and Lions families - you guys really keep the Lions flag flying high. Irrespective of the weather you still make it happen. Brilliant Service to a very needy community. Thanks guys - Proud to be a Lion too. Bless you all.

Every time the Lions pitch a tent..it rains...thank you, we need it!!! Muriel Hulshoff A Big thank you to the Lions for booking Anton Roosterbrood, once again, to perform. We had a blast of a time! Maia Roos Thank you sincerely for sending me the fantastic Sheppie news and photographs for the Contact. What a mighty fine team – a real blessing in the community, and an example of the true meaning of Lionism - Well done to you all. I wish you continued success as you serve those in need, and rewarding fellowship as you lead your team this year Denis. Kind regards Pat Wilson Denis hi,

PCC Paul Brauteseth A big thank you to the Lions for another fantastic event. Thank you for supporting local music and the Circle of Stones Alan Hall Take a bow Sheppie Lions. The comedy and music evening was out the top drawer! The Lions Show got off to a great start and you deserve great public support throughout the weekend...but pace yourselves, and don't run out of steam. Kelvin Hulley

Thanks for your newsletter. As ever very interesting. The piece on the fire - that was REAL Lions work. Could you send copy of the fire piece please as I would like to put it in the SE News (International) as your clubs contribution. It's good PR both for your club and Lions in general. What's this from Council Chairman to Club President, don't you need a rest? Anyway congratulations on the new post. I'm 1st Vice for my club this year. Please pass on my good wishes to all the Port Shepstone Lions and have a great year. Yours in Lionism Mike Shaw Editor SE News District MD105SE (United Kingdom)


Club President (IPCC) Denis Meyer

2017/2018 Club Organogram

Lions Golf Day Gary Vogt (D) Sub-Committee Richard Borradaile Barry VD Veen Pete Stoppel Mervin Curnow Rob Harley Johann Du Plessis Justin Hinchliff Craig Curnow

Club Membership (PDG)Martin Rundle

Membership Committee Denis Meyer

Club Secretary Alastair Warman

Club Treasurer Richard Borradaile

Finance Committee Gary Vogt Jean Masson

(2nd VP) Community Services Director (2VDG) Jeff Smith

(1st VP) Fundraising Director Jean Masson Lions Show Jean Masson (D) Sub-Committee Richard Borradaile Nico De Jong Martin Rundle Alastair Warman Alister Love Pete Stoppel Clayton Curnow Denis Meyer Gary Vogt Jeff Smith Kevin Ross

Immediate Past President (2VDG) Jeff Smith

Leadership Retreat Hilton Horsley Sub-Committee Richard Borradaile Nico De Jong Kevin Ross Denis Meyer Peter Mc Killen Brian Eva Mike Heathcote Kenny Rolfe Martin Rundle Craig Curnow Blind Bowlers Jeff Smith (D) Sub-Committee Alastair Warman Denis Meyer George Leggett Roy Chaplin Otto Wank

Lions Christmas Cakes Jeff Smith (D)

Environment Nico De Jong (D) Sub-Committee Kevin Ross Mike Davison Alastair Warman Rick Thompson

Other Projects Jean Masson (D)

L.C.I.F./ Louis Halse Martin Rundle (D)

(3rd VP) House Director Kevin Ross

Lions Bingo Roy Chaplin Sub-Committee Kenny Rolfe Alastair Warman Norman Holmes Marius Du Plessis Hilton Horsley

Diabetes Testing George Leggett Sub-Committee Martin Rundle Alastair Warman Clayton Curnow Marius Du Plessis Rick Thompson

Bar Manager Norman Holmes (D) Sub-Committee Alister Love Brian Eva Clayton Curnow Kevin Ross RalphGallagher

Sight/Hearing/ Hospice Hilton Horsley Sub-Committee Martin Rundle Alastair Warman Denis Meyer Rob Harley George Leggett Jean Masson Dale Mc Garry Gary Baker

Youth/Peace Poster Gary Vogt (D) Sub-Committee Nico De Jong Clayton Curnow Denis Meyer Jeff Smith Hilton Horsley Peter Mc Killen Mike Davison Kevin Ross

Conventions/ Conferences Denis Meyer (D)

Food Security Alastair Warman (D) Sub-Committee Richard Borradaile Nico De Jong Alastair Warman Alister Love Rick Thompson Gary Vogt Jeff Smith Otto Wank Ralph Gallagher

Senior Citizens Alastair Warman (D) Sub-Committee Richard Borradaile Martin Rundle Alastair Warman Craig Curnow Roy Chaplin Norman Holmes Hilton Horsley George Leggett Gary Baker

Constitutional Affairs Pete Stoppel

Fellowship/ Social Events/ Admin Fundraising Kevin Ross(D) Sub-Committee Justin Hinchliff Nico De Jong Denis Meyer Alister Love Pete Stoppel Mervin Curnow Gary Vogt Gary Baker Barry VD Veen Mike Rodda Pieter V Niekerk

Lion Tamer/ Clubhouse/ Grounds Gary Vogt (D) Sub-Committee Ralph Gallagher Nico De Jong Martin Rundle Clayton Curnow Denis Meyer Dale Mc Garry Kevin Ross Mike Heathcote PRO / Newsletter / Website / Social Media / Archives Denis Meyer (D) Tailtwister Mervin Curnow (D)

Monthly Lucky Draw Nico De Jong (D)

Lions ALERT / Safety Officer Clayton Curnow (D) Sub-Committee Johann Du Plessis Ralph Gallagher Marius Du Plessis

Lion Ladies President June Rundle

KEY IPCC=Immediate Past Council Chairman 2VDG=Second Vice District Governor PDG=Past District Governor D=Club Director


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istrict Governor Ken was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England and is a Newcastle United supporter.

In 1975 at the age of 20 he married the love of his life Helen who, at the time was 18. They are still happily married today after 42 years. They have a son, David (40) and a daughter Louise (35) In 1981 Ken was recruited by Eskom for its nuclear power station in Cape Town they emigrated to Sasolburg in South Africa. They both adapted quickly into their new community and it was then when their community awareness really began. In 1985 Ken was transferred to Ellisrus where both him and Helen were soon running the local SPCA. In 1990 the Toward family moved to Natal. They became more actively involved in assisting those less fortunate. Helen worked as a Carer at the Jona Vaughan home for the physical and mentally challenged and as a Trauma Councillor for Safecare, a community run project This is where they had their first encounter with Lions. In 2007 Helen was invited to join The Lions Club of Amanzimtoti, and Ken was invited to a boy’s weekend camping with the Amanzimtoti Lions. Somehow, the roles were reversed and Ken ended up joining Amanzimtoti Lions instead. Helen became part of the working group known as the Amanzimtoti Lions Ladies. Two years later Helen joined the Lions club of Kingsburgh as a Lion, two Lions in one house belonging to different Clubs. One would think what a recipe for disaster but strangely not, Helen today is as much an Amanzimtoti Lion as she is a Kingsburgh Lion. Within the Toti club, Ken has held many positions, including Club President, Treasurer and director, however he has always been able to avoid being Club Secretary. At District level Ken has also held varies portfolios, including District Chairman, Zone Chairman, 2nd and 1st VDG - again managing to avoid the position of The Secretary... During the 2017 Cape Town Convention, Ken was elected as the incoming District Governor for District 410C. Ken’s theme for the year is “Honour the past. Be proud of the Present and Look to the Future with Enthusiasm” Ken is extremely proud to be a Lion and equally proud of being a member of the Lions Club of Amanzimtoti. I believe that as Lions we do make a significant difference in the lives of those less fortunate within our societies. Ken’s goal is to see our organisation grow to include different cultures, race, gender and ages. Our country is such a diverse country we are known throughout the world as the rainbow nation. How wonderful would it be if we could say that we are the organisation of choice for all people of South Africa, that we are truly the rainbow nation. Ken is appealing to all Lions Clubs in District 410C to find new members. Membership is the live blood of our Association. It is the responsibility of all members to see that we increase our membership and stem the resignations. Our future depends upon it! He also believes that leadership requires new blood and that we must ensure that we adapt with an ever-changing world. New Leadership brings with it fresh ideas and ultimately ensure a better future. Lions has given Ken and Helen the opportunity to give back. Lions has given him the confidence to stand as a District Governor, Lions has offered him friendship and the opportunity to be part of a group of people whom he is proud to call friends. The Port Shepstone Lions Club wishes District Governor Ken every success during his term as our District’s leader.


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espite the inclement weather conditions, a phenomenon that annually teases the organisers, The 2017 South Coast Lions' Show was a great success. The weekend event was supported by approximately 8500 locals and holiday makers, all of whom enjoyed A wide variety of entertainment for the whole family. The grounds layout provided good exposure for the 124 exhibitors and stallholders, both indoor and outdoor. There was ample parking right next to the show grounds and the toilet facilities, sponsored by M-Projects, were constantly maintained by a dedicated cleaning staff. The electricity generators for the entertainment and catering tents were sponsored by Mascor and Multicrop Construction and diesel for the generators was sponsored by Wozani Fuels. Show organisers, The Lions Club of Port Shepstone, were extremely grateful for the sponsorship and support provided by main sponsors, UGU South Coast Tourism. The Show started off with the traditional Lions' "Laugh Out Loud" Comedy Evening on Thursday. Approximately 850 tickets were sold and the entertainment tent was packed. Local musician, Lesley Dancaster was Emcee or the evening. The entertainment began with a superb performance by singers David Marks and Winston Smile. Comedian Tony De King then took to the stage and provided hilarious stand up comedy, generating much laughter from the very festive audience. The evening ended off with superb performance by local singer Promise Dlamini followed by Tony De King’s Elvis renditions. The comedy evening was a great success and the organisers are most grateful for the support received from the many local companies and individuals who attended. Friday, which is traditionally an exhibitor's day saw an increased number of visitors attending compared to the previous year. This year's Show once again provided a full fun fair with plenty of adrenaline rides. Show stand judges, led by Mr John Graham took time to visit all the stands and begin with the adjudication process. Friday night's entertainment started off with a performance by well-known duo, “The Kickstands” which was followed by local band "Circle of Stones". Popular Durban band "Avade" then took to the stage and provided an array of excellent dance numbers. The evening finished off with music by local DJ Rudi Williamson. Emcee Bevis Fairbrother introduced the various bands and kept the audience entertained throughout the evening. Although the numbers were down on the previous year, those in attendance enjoyed the wide variety of music provided by the various bands. The Saturday edition of the Show was, once again very well supported. Thousands of visitors started to stream through the gates shortly after opening time at 9am. Despite the heavy traffic entering the Country Club, there were no incidents reported. The 18th fairway which was allocated for parking, soon became full to capacity which resulted in an additional fairway being allocated for the overflow. (Continued overleaf...)


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he arena entertainment schedule started off with the South Coast Strongman Competition which was very well supported by several contestants who kept the crowds in awe with their exceptional strength and abilities. This was followed by an entertaining dog agility display by Gaby Frey and her team. The Le Riche Brothers then took to the arena and captivated the large crowds with their daring and internationally renowned motorcycle stunts. The official opening ceremony also took place in the main arena. Guests of honour included Ray Nkonyeni Municipality Deputy Mayor Ronnie Nair, UGU South Coast Tourism CEO Justin Macrory and Lions District 410-C Governor Ken Toward. Deputy Mayor Ronnie Nair addressed the audience, thanked the Lions for their fine efforts in community service and officially opened the Show. Port Shepstone Lions Club President Denis Meyer and South Coast Tourism CEO Justin Macrory and District Governor Ken Toward also addressed the audience and expressed their appreciation to all involved with this year's Show. This was followed by the official exhibitor prize giving ceremony. A total of 124 indoor and outdoor exhibits were on display at this year's Show. The following prizes were awarded : Best Overall Stand on Show - The Rust Bucket Classic Cars Best Outdoor Stand on Show: 1st Prize : The Rust Bucket Classic Cars 2nd Prize : Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife 3rd Prize : Coca Cola Best Indoor Stand on Show 1st Prize : Gas Mart 2nd Prize : Remax Coast & Country 3rd Prize : Roll A Fold Trellidor Best Motoring Stand on Show 1st Prize : Union Motors 2nd Prize : Halfway Toyota 3rd Prize : Suzuki South Coast Best Marketed Stand on ShowRoto Tanks Merit Awards: South Coast Hospice / Natal Recovery / CTM / The Papery

Club President Denis Meyer Addressing the crowd during the official opening ceremony

The prize giving ceremony was followed by a very entertaining KZN Sharks Board demonstration, The Le Riche Brothers, a vintage car display, pipers from the Margate Pipe Band and entertaining dance displays by "Phlex" and belly dancers. The Beer Tent entertainment began mid afternoon with superb music by local band “Flat Tyre Groove”. They were followed by another very popular local band, “Four 5 Seconds” who kept the dance floor full throughout their performance. Johannesburg based band "The Dixie Hillbillies" were the main attraction of the evening. This talented 5 piece band produced an excellent performance that was very well received by the hundreds of supporters who enjoyed a night of superb musical entertainment. Local musician, Lesley Dancaster was, once again, Emcee for the evening and did a superb job!


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n Sunday morning, visitors started to stream in from about 10am. The arena opened with a ride in by a group of Harley Davidson motor cyclists, another enjoyable dog agility display by Gaby Frey and her team, a display by Maskhane Zulu Dancers, The Le Riche Brothers and a highly entertaining remote control Rally Cross race which continued through the afternoon until the closure of the arena at 4pm. Sax Café started the live music in the beer tent shortly after mid-day. These two talented ladies, Lesley Dancaster and Professor Nan Yeld provided superb music with their saxophones. Nan travelled all the way from Cape Town to be part of the Show. They were followed by local artists “Reflex” and “Anton Roosterbrood”. Anton played his usual excellent music well into the evening as he entertained the Lions and their helpers during their traditional after-party. Port Shepstone Country Club PRO Sandy Danckwerts was a superb emcee for the afternoon session. Judging by the positive feedback received so far, the 2017 Show was a success. There are so many who deserve recognition for making the event the success that it was. The public who supported the Show en masse, the exhibitors/stallholders who set up superb displays and worked very long hours, The emcees and the various entertainers who really put on great shows for the audiences, the very generous sponsors, our local Press and also press from around the country, all the wonderful helpers who always come forward and worked very long hours, the Round Tablers from Sheppie 83 and Margate 46, Lions from the Reitz Lions Club in the Freestate who travelled hundreds of km's to assist at the Show and Lions from Ramsgate who assisted, Port Shepstone Country Club for the venue and of course the Port Shepstone Lions and Lion Ladies - the unsung heroes who gave of their time and means to make this project possible. Attendance figures were, once again impressive and the profits raised for charity will be announced once our treasurer has completed the massive task of finalising the accounts etc. The Port Shepstone Lions Club would like to thank the South Coast community and our visitors from all over South Africa for their much appreciated support.

Lyn Curnow, Estelle O’Neill and Anna Compion serving in “Maude’s Tea Garden”

At your service - Bela Gallagher, Al Warman, Sam Plumbley and Surina Van Deventer

Preparing meals - Bela Gallagher, Elsie Mc Killen & Lyn Curnow


Rodger Ireland & Sandy Danckwerts

David Marks Promise Dlamini

Winston Smile

Glen & June Smit

Comedian Tony De King

Steph & Charles Taylor

Clint, Natalie and Norma Barclay

Bevis Fairbrother

Port Shepstone High Prefects who assisted with serving the guests

Charles Wallis & Jarrod Van Wyk

Colleen Baker, Jane Massey & June Rundle

Jayneen & Brian Coward with Koos Prinsloo


Circle of Stones

Avade

The Fun Fair

Friendly helpers in the Lions’ Food Tent The Fun Fair

Avade

Jeff Smith & Ian Jones

Lions Nico De Jong, Alister Love & Brian Eva serving behind the bar


Members of the Durban East Coast Lions Club also visited the Show

South Coast Strongman Competition

Gaby Frey Dog Display

Strongman Compo

District Governor Ken & Lion Helen Toward mingling with the RNM Deputy Mayor crowd Ronnie Nair

Strongman Compo participants

Exhibitor Prize Winners

Exhibitor Prize Winners

District Governor Ken Toward

South Coast Tourism CEO Justin Macrory


Four 5 Seconds

The “Naughty” table!

Renee Swanepoel & Gene Inggs

Len Heinie - The Soung Guy!

Renee Swanepoel, Denis Meyer, Jenny Jackson & Gene Inggs

Clayton & Inika Curnow

Jean Masson & Cathy Volker

The Dixie Hillbillies

Jean Masson, Cathy Volker, Mervin & Inika Curnow & Rob Harley

Sandy Danckwerts, Gayle Wallis & Sharon Skeene

Gayle Wallis & Sharon Skeene

Adolf Botha

Mervin & Inika Curnow & Rob Harley

Charles Wallis in top form

Cathy Volker & Mervin Curnow

Clayton Curnow, Rodger Ireland & Charles Wallis

Ralph Gallagher manning the Gate ticket office

Cavell & Sandy Danckwerts with Gayle Wallis

Sheppie’s “Mervin the Lion” with District Governor Ken Toward


Gaby Frey Dog Show

Le Riche Brothers performing in the main arena

Lions George Leggett & Martin Rundle Show Office “Ballies�

Reitz and Port Shepstone Lions at Show

Harley Davidson Motorcycle Club entering the Show Grounds

Le Riche Brothers performing in the main arena


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ort Shepstone Lions’ President (IPCC) Denis Meyer and Lion Secretary Alastair Warman attended the Reitz Lions' 30th Annual Induction Dinner on Saturday 22nd July. The weekend visit began with very enjoyable fellowship and hospitality with a group of Reitz Lions on Friday night at Bass Feather Lodge outside Reitz. On the Saturday night, IPCC Denis officially opened the Club's new "Willie Having fun in the Bass Feather lodge pub are Lions Francois Kohler, Denis Meyer, Wimpie Van Der Schyf, Alastair Warman and Smurf Van Der Merwe Van Der Schyf" Clubhouse. This was a very proud and emotional moment for all present who paid tribute to a legend who contributed so much to his club and his community during his lifetime. Outgoing Club President and Zone 1 Chairman Werner Barnard delivered an excellent annual report highlighting the successes of this fine Lions Club during the past fiscal year. IPCC Denis then performed the Presidential Induction Ceremony (in Afrikaans nogal!) and presented the Reitz Lions with a certificate of appreciation in recognition of their assistance at the South Coast Lions' Show for the past 2 years. He also announced that Port Shepstone Lions will transfer R10 000-00 into the Reitz Lions Charity account in recognition of their contributions towards the Show project. PDG Willie's framed Governor's blazer was then presented to the Van Der Schyf family by the Reitz Lions. The two Lions Clubs have formed very close bonds and are planning another holiday at The Pont in Port Edward for underprivileged children from the Freestate. Well done to the Reitz Lions and Ladies for their dedication to the service of mankind and for honouring their beloved PDG Willie whose legacy lives on through all of them. Reitz and Port Shepstone Lions outside their newly named “Willie Van Der Schyf” lions’ Clubhouse

Lion Al Warman Lighting a candle on behalf of District 410-C

Port Shepstone Lion Al Warman enjoying the festivities

Outgoing Reitz Lions’ President Werner Barnard being presented with a certificate Newly inducted Reitz Lions’ of Appreciation by Port Shepstone Lions’ President Smurf Van Der merwe President Denis Meyer

Reitz and Port Shepstone Lions at the Induction Dinner

Yolandi, Wimpie, Jurgens and Frannie Van Der Schyf with their framed blazer of the late PDG Willie Van Der Schyf

IPCC Denis Meyer unveiling the new sign

Lion Wimpie Van Der Schyf


During the Club’s final South Coast Lions’ Show meeting, a group of Port Shepstone 83 Round Tablers raided the meeting and enjoyed plenty of great fellowship with their Port Shepstone Lions’ friends afterwards. Pictured above (L-R) Lions Kevin Ross, Dup DuPlessis, Martin Rundle, Tablers Charl Van Loggerenberg and Rudi Prinsloo, Lion Nico De Jong, Tabler Jason Lucey, Lion Jean Masson and Table 41'er Tom Pearson.

During the Club’s 1st business meeting, Lion Justin Hinchliff was presented with a very well deserved “Stirrer of the Year Award” for the previous fiscal year

Christopher and Callum Love with their parents, Lion Alister and Lion Lady Irene celebrating Christopher’s 30th birthday at a “Superhero” themed party during July.


Lions Justin Hinchliff (left) and Alister Love (right) were presented with 5 Year membership awards by Club President Denis Meyer during the Club’s July meeting

“Which band is playing at the Show tonight?”

Rick Thompson was welcomed as the Club’s newest member during the Club’s July meeting by Club President Denis Meyer.

Sheppie's Pride : July 2017 Edition  

Official magazine of the Port Shepstone Lions Club, District 410-C, South Africa

Sheppie's Pride : July 2017 Edition  

Official magazine of the Port Shepstone Lions Club, District 410-C, South Africa

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