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The Sheppie Pride

JUL/AUG 2001 VOL.2. ISSUE.1.

The Lions Club of Port Shepstone Monthly Newsletter

The Sheppie Pride PRESIDENT=S MESSAGE Since the beginning of my term of office Lions seems to have been very busy. First there was the Show and what a great success it was!! Lots of hard work and fellowship as well as R110,000 raised for charity At the beginning of the month we held a braai at the Clubhouse for all Lions and all who had helped at the Lions Show in July. This was a great success and a happy evening was had by all. I attended the Ramsgate Lions Induction Dinner held at the Bistro Ramsgate where Paul A inducted the new Lions President Warren Theron.

(See article below) Inside this issue : Wedding Anniversaries and Birthdays -2 Change - Suicide or a Step Forward (VDG Paul Adendorff) -2 Half Way Laugh -2 Personal Profiles : Lion Peter Mc Killen -3 Lion Rob Pollock -3 Duty Rosters -3 Club Raids -3 Food 4 Thought -4 Important Reminders -4 August / September Club Dates to Remember: 

23 August Business Meeting

13 September Director=s Meeting

27 September Business Meeting

5 - 7 October Annual Leadership Retreat for P.S.H.S.

Lion Garth & myself attended the Zone meeting in Toti this last weekend. Besides the normal business of the meeting we were presented with what could be a Zone Project or even escalate to a District or Multiple District Project. More details to follow soon. The main event for the month was Blind Bowlers held at the Uvongo Bowling Club. This project was 'driven' by Hans & Marie Wagenaar. The weekend was organised by Hans and the catering was done by our Lion ladies who organised a very tasty Saturday evening supper. It was wonderful to see people who are disabled so enjoying themselves on the bowling green, as well as afterwards and it is very heartening to feel that we, the Lions are able to contribute towards the enjoyment of the disabled. Next year will be the 21st year of 'Blind Bowler's - perhaps we should make it even more special and involve lots of fellow Lions? I would like to extend my appreciation to Hans for all the work he put into making the weekend for the disabled so successful. The next main event is the Youth Leadership held on the weekend 6/7 October. Hopefully this will involve all the Lions - more details of this during the coming month. Finally, please all try and attend our Club meetings and socials - fellowship of the Lions at all these events is so important and makes the Club go from strength to strength!

LIGHTING THE PATH WITH SUSTAINABILITY For more than eight decades, Lions worldwide have persevered along proven paths of service and illuminating countless additional paths for others to follow in order to answer pressing community and human needs. One such path we have chosen, the most visible over the years, is that of being recognized as Knights of the Blind in the Crusade Against Darkness---Helen Keller's challenge. There are others along which we have maintained a steady course in implementing the "We Serve" imperative. Our path to membership growth is now brighter because we have introduced our Year-Round Growth Program. Do not stray from this path, but understand that not a day must pass when we do not honour our commitment to be always vigilant for men and women who would serve our clubs with enthusiasm. They, too, will then light the path for still others in helping them to see the advantages of becoming Lions. We must never be discouraged by temporary setbacks, by what may appear to be less than desirable results in a given program. They should, instead, be signals to reinforce our determination to continue along that path in sustaining an activity in which we have placed our faith and energy. International President J. Frank Moore I


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CHANGE - SUICIDE OR A STEP FORWARD?

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VICE DISTRICT GOVERNOR PAUL ADENDORFF

Much has been said about change in the past months. It is now time for each and every Lions Club to be introspective and start analysing their own standpoint on this. Remember our Organisation is called ALions Clubs International@ which by implication means that Lions clubs form the backbone of our Organisation. So let us not neglect this aspect of Lionism. Cliff Hocking and the Leadership, Information and Long Range Planning Committee (LILCOM), made the following suggestions and I would like to share them with you. It is imperative that many aspects of Club Management need to be reviewed as an ongoing process. Aspects that need attention include: The format and style of meetings. Professional business people will not be attracted to a club if aspects of the meeting are time wasting, irrelevant, boring or not adding value. Projects that are undertaken need to be specific and relevant to the respective communities and also need to gain the imagination of the general public. The impression, often created that membership of a Lions club is extremely time- consuming needs to be eliminated. 4. Professional behaviour at all times needs to be encouraged. Participation in leadership skills and other training offered must be encouraged, not only to enhance the individual=s contribution to the club but also to add to the members= own development. Club leaders and members must, at all times be aware of the need to market their clubs and the benefits of membership. Thank you to Lion Denis for allowing me the privilege to share some ideas with you through the medium of the monthly news letter. Paul Adendorff (Vice District Governor - 410C)

ď ą WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES AND BIRTHDAYS : AUGUST / SEPTEMBER ď ą ANNIVERSARIES

BIRTHDAYS (CONT.)

Garth & Hannelie Leisegang - 15 August Trevor & Susan Read - 14 September Dave & Maude Sparg - 3 September (57 Years!) Pieter & Antoinette Stoppel - 30 September Otto & Inge Wank - 7 September Alastair & Karin Warman - 26 August BIRTHDAYS Elsie Mc Killen - 1 September Ian Anderson - 11 August Chantell Meyer - 24 August Joy Frey - 8 August

John Barrow - 2 August Rob Bing - 1 September Rob Harley - 11 August Terry Jones - 6 September Tim Luckin - 2 August Theo Mail - 13 August Hannelie Leisegang - 3 August Dave Sparg - 12 September Susan Read - 17 August Maude Sparg - 26 September Jen Barrow - 3 September

HALF WAY LAUGH

A woman decides to have a facelift for her birthday. She spends $5,000.00 and feels pretty good about the results. On her way home she stops at a newsstand to buy a paper. Before leaving, she asks the sales clerk, "I hope you don't mind my asking, but how old do you think I am?" "About 32", the clerk replies. "I'm actually 47," the woman says happily.A little while later she goes into McDonalds and upon getting her order, asks the counter girl the same question. She replies, "I'd guess about 29". The woman replies, "Nope, I am 47." Now she is feeling really good about herself. While waiting for the bus home, she asks an old man the same question. He replies, "I'm 78 and my eyesight is starting to go. Although, when I was young, there was a sure way to tell how old a woman was, but it requires you to let me put my hands up your shirt and feel your boobs. Then I can tell exactly how old you are." They waited in silence on the empty street until curiosity got the best of the woman and she finally says, "What the hell, go ahead."The old man slips both hands up her shirt, under her bra, and begins to feel around. After a couple of minutes she says, "Okay, Okay, how old am I?" He removes his hands and says, "You are 47." Stunned the woman says, "That is amazing. How did you know?" The old man replies, "I was behind you in line at McDonalds."


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What you don=t know about :

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Lion Peter Mc Killen

How young are you ? 52 Given a second chance, what career would you choose? Palaeontologist What is your favourite TV Show? UK Premier League Soccer Meal? Roast Chicken, Roast Potatoes, veg & gravy Pastime? Dodging flak successfully Colour? Deep blue Car? AS@ type Jaguar Holiday Destination ? Ireland Hobby? Painting Sport? Soccer Film? Titanic (Ireland=s greatest contribution to maritime history!) If you won the Lotto, how would you spend it? With alacrity, enthusiasm and some circumspection What qualities do you admire? Integrity and hard work What qualities do you dislike? People who talk mountains but produce dongas If you had one wish for our Country, what would that be? A government of real integrity and strong leadership What is your proudest accomplishment so far? My family What is your pet hate? Tardiness

What you don=t know about :

Lion Rob Pollock

How young are you ? 44 Given a second chance, what career would you choose? Helicopter pilot What is your favourite TV Show? Survivor Meal? Oxtail Pastime? Hiking Colour? Yellow Car? Ferrari Holiday Destination ? Drakensberg Hobby? Model building Sport? F1 Motor racing Film? Midnight Express If you won the Lotto, how would you spend it? Quietly What qualities do you admire? Sincerity & honesty What qualities do you dislike? Plastic & bullshitters If you had one wish for our Country, what would that be? A public service we can believe in and trust What is your proudest accomplishment so far? My family What is your pet hate? Car guards DUTY ROSTER

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LION PIETER VAN NIEKERK IS PRESENTLY WORKING ON A ROSTER FOR ALL FUTURE CLUB RAIDS - PLEASE SUPPORT THESE MOST ENJOYABLE OCCASIONS.


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FOOD FOR THOUGHT LIONS CLUB OF PORT SHEPSTONE P O Box 509 Port Shepstone 4240 Republic of South Africa Web Page : http://www.sheppielions.org.za Email: sheppielions@webmail.co.za Editor : Lion Denis Meyer

VISIT THE PORT SHEPSTONE LIONS CLUB OFFICIAL WEB SITE - WINNER OF THE COVETED LIONS AWEBRING AWARD@

CONGRATULATIONS!!! FIRSTLY TO LION JEAN MASSON AND LION LADY MYRNA RINGO ON THEIR PENDING MARRIAGE ON SATURDAY 25 AUGUST. WE WISH THEM BOTH A LONG AND HAPPY LIFE TOGETHER. SECONDLY TO LION THEO MAIL AND LION LADY SHARON DRESHLER - A HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS ON YOU R ENGAGEMENT WHICH TOOK PLACE ON SATURDAY 18 AUGUST. WE SINCERELY HOPE THAT YOU WILL HAVE A HAPPY LIFE TOGETHER AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR ASPECIAL DAY!@ IMPORTANT REMINDER : MEMBERS SHOULD HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED ACCOUNTS IN THE MAIL REGARDING THEIR OUTSTANDING ANNUAL SUBS. PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO PAY THESE SUBS TO THE CLUB TREASURER, LION JOHN SAUNDERS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THAT THE CLUB ADMINISTRATION ACCOUNT HAS ALREADY PAID THE HALF YEARLY SUBS FOR EACH AND EVERY MEMBER TO INTERNATIONAL AND THIS ACCOUNT THEREFORE NEEDS TO BE REIMBURSED.

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The Sheppie Pride - July / August 2001