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Editor’s Message

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xhilirating, overwhelming, exciting, busy, enjoyable, exhausting, fulfilling, fun and motivating are some of the words that come to mind when describing the past Lionistic year. July 2012 saw the relaunch of the Sheppie Pride, our Club’s monthly newsletter and it has been all systems go ever since. This newsletter has been so well received by both our club members and Lions and friends from around the world. This enthusiasm has encouraged me to keep this project alive and each month, the dedicated members of the Sheppie Lions clan provide me with plenty of material for each issue. The initial purpose of reintroducing the newsletter was to encourage our members to continue their commitment towards our very worthy cause but also to showcase our Club to other Clubs and share our projects, fellowship and fun. As t h e D i s t r i c t ’s M e m b e r s h i p Chairman, I would love to see all

our other clubs enjoying Lionism to the full like my colleagues in the Sheppie Club do. If they follow this great example, their Clubs will grow and their commitment to community service will increase. I am truly proud of this club for so many reasons. All projects are so enthusiastically supported, all Lions events are well attended by members of the Club and the fellowship amongst members is second to none. We are not just a Lions Club, we are a family of close friends who truly care about each other and this compassion overflows into the community services that we provide. We respect one another and try as much as possible not to find fault with each other. As we come to the end of the 2012/2013 Lionistic year, I would like to express by deep and sincere appreciation to Lion Jean Masson for his superb leadership of our Club and to all our Lions and Lion Ladies for the support that they have given this newsletter. They are all such very special people and I will continue to try and provide a great newsletter, one that we as Sheppie Lions can all be proud of. PDG Denis Meyer

July 2013 4th : Ladies Meeting - Den 6th : Annual Induction Dinner Umthunzi Boutique Hotel 11th : Directors Meeting - Den 18th : 2013 Lions Show Post Mortem Meeting - Lions’ Den 25th: Club Meeting - Lions’ Den 27th : Lions Bingo - Lions’ Den 31st : Tweni Bowling Club Quiz Night August 2013 1st : Ladies Meeting - Den 08th : Directors Meeting - Den 15th : Projects Meeting - Den 22nd : Club Meeting - Lions’ Den 24th Lions Bingo - Lions’ Den Birthdays : July : 4th : Hilton Horsley 5th : Betty Bing 6th : Marie Harley 9th : Michele Hinchliff 10th : Kelvin Hulley August : 1st : Inika Curnow 3rd : Irene Love 11th : Rob Harley 13th : Justin Hinchliff 22nd : Sandy Heathcote 24th : Chantell Harcourt-Meyer Wedding Anniversaries : 26th : Alastair & Karin Warman


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he 2013 Lions Show proved to be one of the most challenging ever undertaken by the Lions Club of Port Shepstone. Each year, for the past 27 years, the Show Committee have tried to reinvent the project in order to attract visitors and this year was no exception. Our major stumbling block this year was the venue. The Port Shepstone Borough Fields are no longer suitable for this event. The condition of the fields, lack of proper facilities and drainage is testimony of this. Prior to the commencement of the Show, the entire layout had to be reversed owing to a large section of the grounds that was wet and impassable. We experienced a big downpour of rain on the Thursday evening which transformed the grounds into a virtual "Mud Bath". The water simply had no where to go. Prior to the rains, there were a number of vehicles parked on the field and when they tried to leave the ground, the roadways were reduced to mud. The organisers had to spent the next two days rehabilitating the roadways which added to the numerous tasks that they already had for the event. We are extremely grateful to the various individuals, companies and sawmills who donated over 30 truckloads of sawdust, graded the

roadways and spread the sawdust into place. The opening of the Show on Friday had to be delayed because of this. The arena was also adversely affected and a couple of arena events that involved vehicles had to be cancelled. Despite the tremendous odds that we were faced with, the members remained positive and worked extremely hard for very long hours to keep the show running. Every year there are incidents that negatively impact on the event. Sometimes these are unavoidable when running an event of this nature, however we went out of our way to ensure that there were adequate security and safety measures in place and, although there were a few complaints, these were fewer than we have had in previous years. We were all humbled by the tremendous support and understanding we received from the vast majority of our visitors and the exhibitors and are also very grateful to the SAP for their constant presence and support during the Show. The exhibitors were the most inconvenienced as they no longer had access to their usual parking facility in the Mbango Quarry - this area was totally inaccessible. They too had to park at the high school and those who had stock

for their various stands had to endure security checks each time they entered the show grounds to drop off stock. Our hats off to Criss-Cross Security for handling a very frustrating situation which sometimes resulted in heated arguments with some of the exhibitors. It was a difficult situation but, at the end of the day unavoidable. Our contracted electricians, MP Electrical were marvellous and, despite the very wet conditions, we had few electrical problems. Our Sound, stage and lighting was superb throughout the event and there were no problems experienced despite the conditions. The gates were officially opened at midday on Friday and the afternoon was dominated by the South Coast's Battle of the Schools Talent Contest which took place in the Entertainment Marquee. This popular event was very well supported and a record number of schools participated. This was followed by DJ's Wayne, Pascal & Pearce and Niskerone who entertained a very well supported party night also in the Entertainment Marquee. (Continued overleaf)


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he arena was occupied for most of the Saturday morning with the Strongman competition which was followed by the official opening ceremony. HCM Mayor Cynthia Mcwebu addressed the audience, thanked the Lions for their fine efforts in community service and officially opened the Show. Deputy Mayor Johnny De Wet also offered a vote of thanks on behalf of the Hibiscus Coast Municipality. This was followed by the official exhibitor prize giving CEREMONY. A total of 135 exhibits were on display at this year's Show. The following prizes were awarded : BEST INDOOR STAND ON SHOW

1ST : ROLL-A-FOLD 2ND : BOARD EXPRESS 3RD : EZEMVELO KZN WILDLIFE

BEST OUTDOOR STAND ON SHOW

1ST : ILLOVO SUGAR 2ND : VALUE FENCING 3RD : WILD 5

BEST LOCAL BUSINESS ON SHOW

1ST : WILD 5 2ND : ROTO TANKS 3RD : LEATHER GALLERY

BEST SMALL BUSINESS ON SHOW

1ST : C-SIDE GAS 2ND : ROTO TANKS 3RD : SOUTH COAST HOSPICE ASS. MERIT AWARD : FIBRE GLASS POOLS

BEST MARKETED STAND ON SHOW

1ST : COUNTY AUTO 2ND : ILLOVO SUGAR 3RD : VALUE FENCING MERIT AWARD : FIBRE GLASS POOLS

BEST MOTOR STAND ON SHOW

1ST : COMET CARS 2ND : COUNTY AUTO 3RD : NEW HOLLAND

BEST OVERALL STAND ON SHOW

1ST : ILLOVO SUGAR 2ND : COMET CARS 3RD : COUNTY AUTO

Our very own Melvin the Lion assisted with the prize giving and posed for many of the photo shoots. He also interacted with many of the kiddies and created much excitement. Visitors were then entertained by the Circus Balloon circus act in the main arena which proved to be a very big hit with both young and not so young. At the same time, the very first Miss Port Shepstone Lions Show Pageant preliminaries were taking place in the Main Exhibition tent as well as cooking demonstrations. There was live rugby on the big screens in the Entertainment Marquee for most of the afternoon which was followed by a Oscar Swanelund performing live. The Saturday Evening's entertainment kicked off with Tomorrow's World and Wolfie which kept feet tapping until the main act for the evening, Freshly Ground came on stage and performed superbly for the audience. They were very well received by their many fans who attended. (Continued overleaf)


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n Sunday morning, the arena opened at 09:00 with a parade of classic and vintage cars followed closely by a mass parade of bikers from our local Harley Davidson Chapter. These magnificent vehicles were displayed to visitors in the arena for most of the morning. This was followed by an exciting Dog Show / agility display by the Hibiscus Kennel Club. The final arena act for the day was another exciting performance by the Circus Balloon. The finals for the Miss port Shepstone Lions Show Pageant took place in the Entertainment Marquee from 11:30 onwards with the following results : Winners: 3-6 age category: 1st: Azaria Reggie 2nd : Emma Rumble 3rd : Tae Krishna 7 -10 age category: 1st: Chanel Herrmann 2nd : Anica Botha 3rd : Whitney Thompson

11-13 age category: 1st: Lungelo Kweyana 2nd : Nicole Klopper 3rd : Chantel van der Merwe 14 -26 age category: 1st : Brooke Haslam 2nd : Naledi Heisi 3rd : Lelani Draai This event was a huge success thanks to organisers, Stacey Upfold, Myrna Masson, the judging panel, contestants, sponsors and supporters. The afternoon was dominated by relaxed live music in the main Entertainment Marquee courtesy of Oscar Swanelund and various other local musicians where after Lions, Lion Ladies and their helpers gathered for their traditional gathering and photo shoot. The show was, in our opinion a success, despite the tremendous odds that we faced. Early indications are showing that we made a good profit and all the

proceeds will go towards our various service projects. Our heartfelt gratitude to all our visitors, exhibitors, helpers, entertainers and our local press who braved the elements and conditions and attended en masse to show their support of this amazing event. Lions are all volunteers and all members gave up their entire weekend - at their own personal expense to try and make this project a success. The wonderful citizens of the Hibiscus Coast have ensured that this event has lasted for the past 27 years and we want to assure everyone that we are planning a brainstorming session this month in order to completely revamp the Show and find an alternative venue that is more user friendly for a project of this nature. This event belongs to all the citizens of the Hibiscus Coast and we are determined to keep it alive.


2013 Lions Show - Monday 24th June

The marquees are up

The Show Office arrives

Pre Show Meeting

2013 Lions Show - Thursday 27th June

Some of our YouthworX! Waitrons

And it poured with rain!!

I’m Still Dry!!


The Sheppie Pride - Page 8 2013 Lions Show - Friday 28th June

Lion Ladies Hannelie Leisegang, Jane Massey and Jenny Vogt taking a well deserved break

Stand judge John Graham deep in concentration


2013 Lions Show - Friday 28th June

Marlize Steyn Hoerskool Suid Natal

Tender Mavundla

Judges Elveira Venter, Jay Beekman, Ria Hackland & Tender Mavundla

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he second annual “South Coast’s Battle fo the Schools” Talent Contest was a resounding success. Over a dozen schools participated and the panel of judges, which consisted of Elvira Venter (Elvira Venter Dance School), Jay Beekman (Main Sponsors), Ria Hackland (Singer and businesswoman) and Tender Mavundla (2007 SA Idols finalist) were most impressed with the level of talent on display. Unfortunately the final results are still pending and will be announced soon. Our grateful appreciation to the main sponsors of the event, the Beekman Group as well as 2 the T Marketing, Coca Cola, Harbourview Superspar, Leaf Technologies, Lucky’s, Manaba Spar, Port Shepstone Lions Club, South Coast Mall, Superbodies, Surfboyz, Tightline Fisheries, Vidicom Computer Store and Waltons Stationary Shop, Port Shepstone. Well Done to Lion Lady Bondi Horsley for organising and running another successful event!


2013 Lions Show - Friday 28th June

Pascal & Pearce

Cheers!


2013 Lions Show - Saturday 29th June

Hibiscus Coast Mayor Cynthia Mcwebu officially opens the Show

Hibiscus Coast Mayor Cynthia Mcwebu with Stacey Upfold and Jean Masson


2013 Lions Show - Saturday 29th June

Illovo Sugar - Overall Winners

Bates Motors Port Shepstone

Comet Cars - Best Motor Dealer

Wild 5

Comet Cars - Best Motor Dealer

Roll-A-Fold - Best Indoor Stand

County Auto - Best Marketed Stand


2013 Lions Show - Saturday 29th June


2013 Lions Show - Sunday 30th June

Classic & Vintage Car Parade

Harley Davidson South Coast Chapter


2013 Lions Show - Saturday 29th June

Denis Meyer, Johan Badenhorst & John Maxwell

Lucille Maxwell & Ursula Badenhorst

Karin Preston, Martin & June Rundle & Elsie Mc Killen

Sandy Danckwerts with Inika and Mervin Curnow

Alien Supporter

Vanessa Wilesmith

Martin & June Rundle with Elsie Mc Killen


2013 Lions Show - Sunday 30th June


2013 Lions Show - Sunday 30th June

3-6 Age Group Winners

7-10 Age Group Winners

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11-13 Age Group Winners

he very first Miss Port Shepstone Lions show 2013 was a resounding success thanks to the tireless efforts of Stacey Upfold of the 14-26 Age Group Winners Modelling & Make Up Academy and Lion Lady Myrna Masson. The finals were held in the entertainment marquee on Sunday 30th June and the event was very well supported. Our sincere appreciation for the prizes and sponsorship towards the event. There were a total of 62 models at semi finals and 46 at the Finals. Superb prizes were sponsored by the following companies and

individuals : Port Shepstone Lions, The modelling and make up Academy, Malki iAfrica, Umzumbe Chalets (1 week holiday for winner and her family), Daryl D Arcy, Air prof, Screen n signs, Nashua, Barry Hartog, Superbodies Port Shepstone, Sea Breeze Beauty Salon, Myrna Masson (R3500 Ball gown voucher), JFK Photography, Trish Carmen (R3000 ball gown voucher and 2 x R1500 each vouchers for designer made dresses), Nicolette Tilley (R800 Dress), Pink Sugar, Bianca Kim clothing, Sand Art, Ocean Trails, Cheryl Foggan, Falans beauty, Landrover Umhlanga, Kubashnee Govender, Body Harmony, Jaqui Riddin (R500 voucher for dress) Jaxx Umtentweni (meal vouchers), In sense organic spa, Leather Gallery (Loan of couch for crowning).

The Gate Crew - Clayton Curnow, Kenny Rolfe, Mike Heathcote, Mervin Curnow & Rob Harley

The Show Office - Carol Mackintosh, Martin Rundle, Rob Bing & Colin Mackintosh


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he Sheppie Lions and Ladies held their traditional after party on Sunday 30th June and the photographer managed to scoop a few pics of the celebrations. Although tired and exhausted, these merry Lions celebrated in fine style - some a little more than others! Those Brutal Fruit Slush Puppies are lethal!

Jean Masson, Mike Heathcote, Alastair Warman Otto Wank & Johann Du Plessis

Tried to draw hair...... Ran out of ink!!!

Kenny & Bev Rolfe

Martin Rundle, Jean Masson & Inspector Shireen Michael

Helen De Jong, Jenny Vogt Alastair Warman & Jean Masson


AFROX AIR PROF AUTO BREAKDOWN SERVICES BARRY HARTOG BEEKMAN GROUP BELA'S RESTAURANT BENDIGO ELECTRICAL BIANCA KIM CLOTHINGDESIGNER BODY HARMONY BUILDERS TRADE DEPOT C-SIDE GAS CENTRAL HIRING CHERYL FOGGAN CINDY ALLAN CIRCUS BALLOON CLASSIC & VINTAGE CAR CLUB COCA-COLA FORTUNE CORE PLANT HIRE COUNTY AUTO CRESTON COLLEGE CRISS-CROSS SECURITY DARYL D ARCY DAVID RUSH D M WEB DESIGN FALANS BEAUTY GRACE PHARMACEUTICALS HAIRY MUNSTER PRODUCTIONS HANNELIE LEISEGANG HARBOUR VIEW SUPERSPAR HIBISCUS COAST MUNICIPALITY HIBISCUS FIRE HIBISCUS KENNEL CLUB HIBISCUS MED-E-VAC IN SENSE ORGANIC SPA

INK SUGAR J.C. PLANT HIRE JFK PHOTOGRAPHY JAQUI RIDDIN DESIGNS JAXX RESTAURANT UMTENTWENI JOHN GRAHAM JOHN SHEEKY PACKAGING KRS AUTO KUBASHNEE GOVENDER LANDROVER UMHLANGA LEAF TECHNOLOGIES LEATHER GALLERY LUCKY’S M-FENCING (MIKE LANG) M PROJECTS MALONE HORN MANABA SPAR MARGARET DOUGLAS MBANGO VALLEY ASSOCIATION MALKI IAFRICA MICHAEL FREY’S FRESH MEAT MIKE DEMONT MR HARDWARE & STEEL MULTICROP CONSTRUCTION MYRNA MASSON DESIGNS NASHUA NEW ANCHOR BAKERY NICOLETTE TILLEY NU-FORM OCEAN TRAILS ORANGE RIVER CELLARS OSCAR SWANELUND OWEN STEYN PATON AGENCIES PORT SHEPSTONE HIGH SCHOOL

ROBIN PETTERSON ROLL A FOLD RONALD TARBOTON SALLY HEAVER VERSATILE CATERERS SAND ART SAPS PORT SHEPSTONE SBV SECURITY SERVICES SCOTT KVALSVIG SCREEN N SIGNS SEA BREEZE BEAUTY SALON SIZANANI GAS SOUTH AFRICAN BREWERIES SOUTH COAST CHAPTER HARLEY DAVIDSON SOUTH COAST FEVER SOUTH COAST HERALD SOUTH COAST MALL STACEY UPFOLD SUPERBODIES SURFBOYZ TENDER MAVUNDLA THE MODELLING AND MAKE UP ACADEMY TIGHTLINE FISHERIES TRISH CARMEN UMZUMBE CHALETS VHULAMANZI SANDS VIDICOM WALTONS PORT SHEPSTONE WAYNE SKINNER WILD COAST SUN YOUTHWORX! ALL INDIVIDUAL HELPERS ALL EXHIBITORS / ENTERTAINERS / OUR GENEROUS SUPPORTERS


LION CHARLES WALLIS Married to :Gayle Children : 2 girls ,Chloe aged 9 and Brylee aged 6. Occupation : Owner of Paton Agencies, selling industrial gas and industrial supplies. Been a Lion since : 2012 Sponsored by : Lion Mike Davison Greatest Lionistic Achievement : President’s Appreciation Medal Hobbies : Socializing and taking part in outdoor activities. Bad Habits : Don't know when enough is enough. Your philosophy on life : Life is not a picnic, So make the most of it and have a feast!

LION LAURIE LOURENS Married to : Single and loving it! Children : Dwain 27, Lauren 20 Occupation : VW Sales Executive Been a Lion since : 1997 Port Shepstone, 2008 Shelly Beach Charter Member, 2012 Benoni Lakes Charter Member, 2013 Port Shepstone Sponsored by : Lion Paul Adendorff Greatest Lionistic Achievement : Charter member of 2 clubs Hobbies : Love watching sport, swimming, body surfing, the beach Bad Habits : Cigarettes & booze Your philosophy on life : There is always good in everyone, you just need to find it.

Apparently GB is homesick!!


Port Shepstone Lions Club 2013-2014 Board Of Directors 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 : David De Jong Lion Tamer : Clayton Curnow Tailtwister : Barry Van Der Veen Lion Ladies President : Estelle O.Neill Lion Ladies Secretary : Jacqui Ridden Lion Ladies Treasurer : Jane Massey

The route map for the Windhoek 2014 Convention is already on the Club House notice board - some serious travelling involved here!

Welcome back Lion Fred!

(Above) Outgoing President Jean Masson hands over the chain of office to incoming President Andre Beneke at the last Club meeting of the 2012/2013 Lionistic year. (Left) Lions Rob Harley, M e r v i n C u r n o w, F r e d Babumba and Jean Masson enjoying some great fellowship after the final club meeting of the 2012/2013 Lionistic year.

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

The Boogie Master!

Times are tough since Adendorff left town!

The “Pole Dancer” at it again!!

The Sheppie Pride - June 2013 Edition  

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

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