June 2014 5th : Ladies Meeting - Den 12th : Directors Meeting - Den 19th : Lions Expo Post mortem Meeting - Den 21st - 22nd : District Training Highway Commando - Pinetown 26th : Club Meeting - Den July 2014 3rd : Ladies Meeting - Den 5th : Induction Dinner - Umthunzi Boutique Hotel 8th â€“ 11th Special Olympics 10th : Directors Meeting - Den 17th : 2014 Midyear Conference Committee Meeting - Den 24th : Club Meeting - Den 31st : Projects Meeting/Training Birthdays : June : 6th : Mike Heathcote 9th : Helen De Jong 10th : Alister Love 24th : Charles Wallis 25th : Johann Du Plessis July : 4th : Hilton Horsley 5th : Betty Bing 6th : Marie Harley 9th : Michele Hinchliff 10th : Kelvin Hulley 17th : Norman Holmes 24th : Colin Haines
almness has once again returned to Lion Land and it is well deserved. I think there are very few clubs in Southern Africa that can match what Sheppie Lions have achieved in one month. For any club, no matter it's size, to plan and execute two major fund-raisers in one month takes real skill and commitment from all members and above all, courage from the project conveners. Guys, we have done it. Lion Gary Vogt pulled of one of the best Golf Days I've ever attended. He once again secured a major sponsor for the event and I'm sure the Golf Day is only going to get better and more profitable. In true Sheppie Lions fashion, the team came out in force to support Lion Gary. Then, four days later we kicked off with our brand new Expo. Here Lion Ronald and his team really excelled.
The Pride of the Hibiscus Coast
I've observed g o o d leadership from Lion Ronald and all the portfolio holders. A truly remarkable achievement from the best Lions Club in South Africa and the best bunch of Lions and Lion Ladies Iâ€™ve ever seen. Let us not forget the helpers. Without them we would have struggled. The feed back we got received so far, suggests that we are on the right track and we must continue with our efforts to renew and refresh the Expo. Every year should bring a new theme. Hats off and a BIG salute to you all. Andre Beneke Club President
Lion President Andre and fellow Lions, Congratulations on a well organized Expo. It was really enjoyable. To the Lions Ladies congratulation on your food it was outstanding. May this Expo and its new venue go from strength to strength. Yours in Lionism DG Heather
We are really looking forward to seeing the 'new' show this year. All the best Sheppie Lions.......we are sure it is going to be a hit and many more years of the Expo to come! See you all there!! We would also like to thank you for all your efforts in raising funds for charities. We are ever grateful for all you do for us!
Courtesy : PDG Liz Houston (Tableview LC : 410-A)
Dale Mc Garry
Dale Mc Garry
2014 Lions Outdoor & Leisure Expo
We Served with Pride!!
he 2014 Lions Outdoor & Leisure Expo far exceeded the expectations of the event organisers, the Lions Club of Port Shepstone. This year, as promised, the Expo Committee took into account the many suggestions offered by our supporting public and managed to secure a superb venue at the Port Shepstone Country Club. The layout of the new Expo was re-designed to provide maximum exposure for all exhibitors, both indoor and outdoor. For the first time ever, there was ample parking right next to the Expo grounds and the new toilet facilities that were very kindly sponsored by M-Projects, were constantly maintained by a dedicated cleaning staff. The electricity for virtually the entire event was provided by generators and Mascor kindly allowed the use of their generator on display at their stand after one of the generators powering the entertainment tent became faulty. The Event started off with the Lions' "Laugh Out Loud" Comedy Evening on Thursday. Over 850 tickets were sold and the entertainment tent was packed. Guests were served with a 3 course meal by members of YouthworX who worked extremely hard to ensure that all guests were fed by the time the entertainers began with their performance. The Gee Jays performance was excellent and had the audience dancing until late into the night. This whole event was a huge success and the organisers are most grateful for the overwhelming support received from the many local companies who attended en masse. Friday is traditionally a slow day however a fair number of visitors attended and browsed through the many exhibitions on display. Expo 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 local band "The Harkin Kings" followed by another local band "Chewing The Hornets". Both of these bands were well received by the party goers. The bands were followed by the "Battle of the DJ'S" which was won by local DJ, Charl Van Loggerenberg. This was followed by internationally acclaimed DJ duo "2 AM" who kept the audience dancing until the early hours of the following morning. The organisers also provided a mechanical bull which was placed outside the entertainment tent and provided much laughter and entertainment.
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he Saturday edition of the Expo was very well supported. Visitors started to stream through the gates shortly after opening time. Helicopter rides were available throughout the weekend and this proved to be very popular, providing those who participated with a magnificent view of the beautiful venue and its surroundings. The entertainment schedule started off with a very enjoyable Dance Explosion display in the entertainment tent followed by the semi-finals of the 2014 Miss Lions Expo Pageant. The official opening ceremony took place in the main arena. HCM Speaker Ronnie Nair addressed the audience, thanked the Lions for their fine efforts in community service and officially opened the Expo. Port Shepstone Lions Club President Andre Beneke and Expo Convener Ronald Tarboton also addressed the audience and expressed their appreciation to all involved with the Expo. Other official dignitaries included the Lions District Governor, Heather Hardman and the reigning Miss Lions Show 2013, Brook Haslam. This was followed by the official exhibitor prize giving ceremony. A total of 87 exhibits were on display at this year's Show. The following prizes were awarded :
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he prize giving ceremony was followed by an exciting display by word famous extreme biker, Brian Capper who captivated the large crowds with his daring motorbike stunts, an entertaining puppet show for the kids, a superb pipe band demonstration by the Margate Pipers and a repeat performance by the legendary Brian Capper.
There was live rugby on the big screens in the Entertainment tent for most of the afternoon which was followed by plenty of live entertainment which carried on until the early hours of the following morning. The live entertainment started off with local band "Flat Tyre Groove" followed by the legendary Brian Finch and his band. The main attraction for the evening was Idols winner, Jason Hartman who performed superbly for the audience. The various bands and singers were very well received by their many fans who attended. A demonstration of designer dresses created by renown fashion designer Kevin Ellis also featured during one of the intervals. On Sunday morning, the arena opened at 09:30 with a parade and float procession which included the reigning Miss Lions Show 2013, dancers from the Dance Explosion, models wearing Kevin Ellis designer dresses and the finalists for the 2014 Miss Lions Expo Pageant. This was followed by the prize giving ceremony for the Dance Explosion Extravaganza and the finals for the Miss Lions Expo 2014 Pageant. The winners were announced as follows : 3-6 category 1st Nkanyezi Cele 2nd Aphelele Gumede 3rd Elaine Mazeka
7-10 1st:Anica Botha 2nd: Lethokuhle Khumalo 3rd: Emma Rumble
11-14 1st Naledi Nongawuza 2nd:" Caitlin Rust 3rd: Nqobile Gumede
15 to 24 1st: Katelyn Thompson 2nd: Kayla Francesconi 3rd: Micaela Gomez
The Hibiscus Kennel Club also performed a very entertaining dog agility display in the main arena which was followed by another puppet show for the kids. Brian Capper then performed another of his exciting stunt displays. Visitors were then invited into the entertainment tent to enjoy the sounds of HunTer and her band who provided live entertainment until closure of the Expo at 17:00. Judging by the numerous compliments that were received by both exhibitors and visitors alike, the Expo was a great success. Early indications are showing that the profits far exceed those of the previous year 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 attended en masse to show their support of this amazing event. The organisers owe a huge debt of gratitude to the Port Shepstone Country Club for allowing us to use their magnificent venue as well as all our very generous sponsors and helpers. Lions, Lion Ladies and helpers are all volunteers and all gave up their entire weekend - at their own personal expense to make this project a success. The wonderful citizens of the Hibiscus Coast have reassured the organisers that this event must continue and, should the same venue be secured for next year, the Expo will definitely exceed all expectations.
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Convener Ronald Tarboton
South Coast Hospice
Criterion Power Sports
Speaker of the Hibiscus Coast Municipality, Councillor Ronnie Nair, Officially opens the Expo
The Gee Jays
The busy Beer Tent pub
Lions taking a breather!
Jeff Smith in good “spirits”!
Shelly Beach Lions’ table
Mister Cool table
South Coast Herald table
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Chewing the Hornet
The Harkin Kings
Hibiscus Kennel Club
Margate Pipe Band
The Legendary Brian Finch
3-6 Age Group winners : (L-R) 2nd Apelele Gumede, 1st Nkanyezi Cele, 3rd Elaine Mazeka
15-24 Age Group winners : (L-R) 2nd Kayla Francesconi, 1st Katelyn Thompson, 3rd Micaela Gomez.
7-10 Age Group winners : (L-R) 2nd Lethokuhle Khumalo, 1st Anica Botha, 3rd Emma Rumble
Event Organiser, Stacey Upfold introducing the 2013 Miss Lions Show, Brooke Haslam
11-14 Age Group winners : (L-R) 2nd Caitlin Rust, 1st Naledi Nongawuza, 3rd Nqobile Gumede
Panel of Judges
he 2nd Miss Lions Expo pageant was a very Prestigious event that attracted contestants from the age of 3 years to 24 years from as far as Ballito and Empanageni.
They competed in 4 age categories to win the title in each of the categories. The winners crowns were absolutely beautiful. The gift bags for all 12 winners were valued at thousands of rands and the sashes were most certainly fit for a queen! Last Years winner in the senior category, Brooke Haslam did a great deal of fundraising during her reign and handed over the proceeds during this years prize giving. Brooke has since won the prestigious the Miss Junior South Africa Title.
Photographs courtesy of : SEAN VAN TONDER PHOTOGRAPHY
Fashion Designer, Kevin Ellis with Event Organiser Stacey Upfold
The 2014 Lions Expo was privileged to host top South African Fashion Designer Kevin Ellis and his partner, Gareth Grieves. The outfits that they brought were valued at approximately R200 000.00.
105 Dancers participated in a very 2 0 1 4 L i o n s â€™ E x p o . procession on the Sunday morning. The by Stacey Upfold of Ultimate Events.
entertaining Dance Extravaganza at the They also participated in the Float event was kindly organised
UGU Tourism Creative Tattoos
Criterion Power Sports
South Coast Tata
Criterion Power Sports
Criterion Power Sports
Fibre Glass Pools
Mascor John Deere
Mascor John Deere
South Coast Hospice
House & Home
Ralph Gallagher Creations
Infinite Flooring & Battery-Tec
Melvin with some of the Miss Lions Expo finalists Al Warman organising our chow
The Gate office
Lions’ Food Tent
Lions’ Food Tent Charlie Wallis on top form!
Lions’ Food Tent
Andre Beneke, Alec Sammon & Justin Hinchliff
Ralph Gallagher “Pirate of the Chilli Bean”
Charlie Wallis & Ronald Tarboton - “Buddies”!
The “Gate B*****d” taking a breather
Maude’s Tea Garden
Lions and Lion Ladies taking a breather
He rode that bull like a professional
True Bravery has no boundaries
Convener / Entertainment Ronald Tarboton
Vice Convener / Comedy Night Jean Masson
Secretary / Beer Tent Jeff Smith
Expo PRO / Show Office Denis Meyer
Exhibitor Bookings Jane Massey
Then they turned the speed up!!
Expo Treasurer Richard Borradaile
Food Tent / Catering Alastair Warman
Security / Grounds Lions Alert Kevin Ross Andre Beneke
Gates / Tickets Gary Baker
See you next year!!
2014 LIONS’ EXPO APPRECIATION NOTICE THE LIONS CLUB OF PORT SHEPSTONE Would like to express our sincere appreciation to the following companies, organisations and individuals who contributed towards the success of the 2014 Lions’ Expo ADVENTURE BRANDING AFROX AIR PROF AUTO BREAKDOWN SERVICES BEEKMAN GROUP BENDIGO ELECTRICAL BERT VAN WYK BRIAN PORTEOUS BROOKE HASLAM C-SIDE GAS CENTRAL HIRING CHERYL FOGGAN CINDY ALLAN COCA-COLA FORTUNE CORE PLANT HIRE CRESTON COLLEGE CRISS-CROSS SECURITY CRITERION POWER SPORTS CURNOW GARRUN INSURANCE BROKERS D M WEB DESIGN DENZIL TORLAGE E-HOWZIT FALANS BEAUTY FIRST NATIONAL BANK GARETH GREEVES HARBOUR VIEW SUPERSPAR HEATHER HARDMAN HIBISCUS COAST SECONDS HIBISCUS KENNEL CLUB FIRE HOUSE HIBISCUS KENNEL CLUB
HIBISCUS MED-E-VAC ILLOVO SUGAR INK SUGAR INTELLISEC J.C. PLANT HIRE JESS VERSTER JOAN HAMITON JOHN GRAHAM JOHN SHEEKY PACKAGING KAPENTA BAY HOTEL KERRY MCKILLEN KEVIN ELLIS KIRSTEN VOGT KRS AUTO LEAF TECHNOLOGIES LOUIS BOSHOFF & THE CHOPPER TEAM M-PROJECTS M.R. TECHNICAL SERVICES MARGARET DOUGLAS MARGATE PIPE BAND MASCOR MICHAEL FREY’S FRESH MEAT MIKE MARSHALL MP ELECTRICAL MULTICROP CONSTRUCTION MY DEN B&B NEW ANCHOR BAKERY NU-FORM PATON AGENCIES PIX BY NIX PORT SHEPSTONE COUNTRY
CLUB ROLL A FOLD RONNIE NAIR (HCM) RUTH DE JONG SALLY HEAVER VERSATILE CATERERS SAPS PORT SHEPSTONE SEAN VAN TONDER PARTY COSTUME DECOR HIRE PEET THUYNSMA PHOTOGRAPHY RENE COLESKE SAMANTHA PLUMBLY SHELLY WETHERILL SIZANANI GAS SOUTH AFRICAN BREWERIES SOUTH COAST FEVER SOUTH COAST HERALD STACEY UPFOLD SYLVIA RAUTENBACH THE PONT, PORT EDWARD TRINITY SALON ULTIMATE EVENTS UMTENTWENI CONSERVANCY UMTHUNZI BOUTIQUE HOTEL YOUTHWORX! ALL INDIVIDUAL HELPERS ALL EXHIBITORS / ENTERTAINERS / OUR GENEROUS SUPPORTERS
YOUR FINE EFFORTS HAVE ASSISTED US IN RAISING MUCH NEEDED FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS
General Manager of Illovo Sugar S.A. Ltd - Umzimkulu Mill, Vis Pillay with project Convener Lion Gary Vogt and Club President Andre Beneke.
he 2014 Port Shepstone Lions/Illovo Sugar Golf Day, held on Saturday May 17th was a great success. There was a full field of players and main sponsors, Illovo Sugar generously donated R30 000-00 to the Lions Club of Port Shepstone for their community service projects. The Club is extremely grateful to Illovo Sugar and the Port Shepstone Country Club as well as all other sponsors and golfers who contributed towards the success of this very enjoyable annual project. Well done to Project Convener Lion Gary Vogt for all his fine efforts. All raffle tickets were sold and a beautiful aluminium cast Rhino created and donated by Lion Ralph Gallagher was successfully auctioned off. Ian Stewart, Fanie Kuhn, Johan Pretorius and Paul Geoffery won the competition on 95 points. In second place on 91 points were Willem Lindeque, Doug Shepherd, Yzelle Greyling and Debi Stewart. Marc and Trevor Green, Louis Klopper and Dalene Steyn finished third on 90 points, with Glen and Clive Hockly, Glenn Evans and Donald Blackbeard fourth on 88 points.
Event organiser Lion Gary Vogt
Inika & Mervin Curnow
Cheers! to a great event.
No-one escaped Wobblesâ€™ shooters at No 8, The Curnow Garrun hole!
Lyn Curnow & Linda Adendorff selling raffle tickets
Al Warman, Mike Davison & Ralph Gallagher - at it again!
Clayton, Inika & Mervin Curnow with Al Warman & Rob Harley
Jean Masson, Lyn Curnow, Jeff Smith, Martin Rundle and Otto Wank
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Kelvin & Anita Hulley
Anita Hulley & Myrna Masson
Janet Haines, Andre & Andre Jnr Beneke
Mary Jane Correia & Ronald Tarboton
Otto Wank & Jean Masson
inder City Mothsâ€™ once again hosted their Annual Food, Wine & Beer tasting Festival a their Shellhole during May. Sheppie Lions and their families attended the event en-masse to support them. 4 courses were served, Malayan, Italian, Indian and British. Numerous wines, beers and brandies were also available for tasting. The event was most enjoyable and very well organised.
Len Moriarty, Toi Prinsloo & Lyn Curnow
Many happy returns Mike (Harry) Heathcote!! Lion Mike Heathcote celebrated his birthday in France together with some of his local friends during May.
Clayton Curnow, Anita Hulley, Inika & Mervin Curnow
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 : 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 : firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site : www.sheppielions.co.za
Past District Governor Denis Meyer was presented with an appreciation award by District Governor Heather Hardman on behalf of Council (National) Chairman, Mike Newlands. The award is in recognition of outstanding service and commitment to Lions Multiple District 410, especially in the field of Information Technology for the present fiscal year.
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FROM “SILVER FOX” TO “FUNKY PUNK”! Wobbles decided that he needed a change and had an “extreme hair makeover”
Official Monthly Magazine of the Lions Club of Port Shepstone, District 410-C, South Africa