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February 2016 4th : Ladies Meeting - Den 11th : Directors Meeting Den 14th : Valentines Lunch Den 18th : Show Meeting - Den 25th : Club Meeting - Den 27th : Lions Bingo - Den March 2016 3rd : Ladies Meeting 5th : Charter Dinner - TBA 10th : Directors Meeting 17th : Show Meeting - Den 24th : Club Meeting - Den 26th : Lions Bingo - Den Birthdays : February : 6th : June Rundle 7th : Barry Van Der Veen 8th : Otto Wank 21st : Nico De Jong March: 3rd : Port Shepstone Lions Club 10th : Denis Meyer 11th : Inge Wank 17th : Clayton Curnow

hope everyone had a great Christmas and all have by now fully recovered from celebrating the arrival of 2016. It is back into work mode for a lot of us and I am glad that everyone that travelled has returned home safely.


The bingo will start shortly and thanks to Lion Kenny and all the Lion Members and also our Lion Ladies that put in every effort to make this an ongoing success. Our Bingo numbers could grow now that Lion Merv qualifies fully!!

Congratulations to Lion Mervin Curnow for reaching the 70 year milestone. What a great party it was at the Lions Den. Thanks Mervin, you are a Legend. Congratulations also has to go out to the most important Lion, out barman Lion Brian Eva, for getting engaged. All the best Brian to you and Talitha.

The Multiple District Convention is coming up shortly and I urge as many of us to register for this as our very own PDG Denis Meyer will be inducted in as the New Council Chairman at this Convention. A massive honour for our club.

Thank you to those Lions and Lion Ladies who assisted with the food collection, and also a big thank you to Graeme Mulligan from Harbour View Spar for making this possible. This was distributed to Bread of Heaven and also Raj Mahabeer’s feeding scheme. We are now entering the last six months of the current Lionistic Year and this is a very busy time for our Club. There are some challenges ahead for us with trying to organise the Lions Show and the Lions Golf Day at the high levels set during 2015. We have had the first Show meeting and I want to thank Lion Jean Masson for “volunteering” to convene this year’s event. The portfolio holders have been identified and now it is just to see, once we have met with Hibiscus Coast Tourism, if they will come forth with a generous sponsorship as before. Please can we all help with assisting Lion Lady Jane with getting Exhibitors for this year.

In closing I would like to thank all for the assistance for the first six months and look forward to your support for the next six months. Jeff Smith Club President

Dear Sheppie Lions It has been a pleasure for us to assist your club as a platform to show the community the great work the Lions do to uplift the community and help those who need it the most. We wish all your club members a blessed Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Quintin Van Jaarsveld e-Howzit News

The secretary Lions Club Port Shepstone. Dear Sir Will you kindly convey my sincere thanks and appreciation to your Chairman and all your members for your very generous and kind sponsorship of my eye operation and the postop care/refraction through Shelly Beach Spec Savers. This wonderful gesture and gift will not be forgotten. Yours sincerely, Patty Inggs.

Courtesy : PDG Liz Houston (Tableview LC : 410-A)


n Saturday 28th November, Port Shepstone Lions and Lion Ladies hosted their 25th Annual Christmas Luncheon for Senior Citizens at the Port Shepstone High School Hall.

A total of 93 senior folk from the Flower Foundation, Anerley Haven, Mbango Valley (Villa Bruno) and other residences in the area were transported to the event by Lions members. During the event, the guests were serenaded with Christmas Carols and other beautiful melodies courtesy of Sue Neilsen on the keyboards, and singers Marie Webster, Jurgens Human and Nils.. The guests were served a delicious Christmas lunch prepared by the Sheppie Lion Ladies. Santa Clause, aka Lion Clayton Curnow and Club Mascot, Melvin the Lion, aka Lion Laurie Lourens presented each guest with a sponsored Christmas gift bag filled with wonderful presents. The whole event was, once again, a huge success thanks mainly to project coordinator Lion Hilton Horsley and his team of dedicated Lions and Lion Ladies. Port Shepstone Lions are extremely grateful to Sue Neilson for once again providing the live music as well as Port Shepstone High School for allowing the Club to use their hall and facilities. The Lions would also like to thank the Hostel catering staff, Sunrise Farms, the Frey family and Fresh Meat for their sponsorship, assistance and support.

Port Shepstone Lions and Lion Ladies traditionally serenade the oldies with Christmas carols during the event

Lion Ladies June Rundle and Jane Massey serving the starters

Lion Ladies Anna Compion, Inika Curnow and Jane Massey serving the guests

Guests enjoying their Christmas Lunch

Project convener, Lion Hilton Horsley welcomes all to the luncheon

Dom Curnow with Lions Clayton Curnow, Kevin Ross, Laurie Lourens (Melvin) and Club President Jeff Smith

Lion Martin Rundle chats with one of the guests

Santa Clause (Lion Clayton Curnow) hands out Christmas presents to the guests

Dishing up the main course for the guests

Lion Ladies Anna Compion, Elsie Mc Killen and Jane Massey

Guests showing their appreciation

Sue Neilson and her entertainers

Sheppie Lions taking a breather


uring the 2015 Annual Christmas Luncheon for senior citizens, Club President Jeff Smith presented an appreciation plaque to the Frey family who, for a number of years now, have been sponsoring the lovely Christmas gifts (to the value of R200-00 each) for the seniors. This outstanding initiative was spearheaded by the late Lothar Frey who, prior to his death, requested that his family continue to support this event. Lothar’s son, Nicholas Frey accepted the plaque on behalf of the family.


t is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of our fellow Lion and friend in service, Lion Mike Marshall who was Called to Higher Service on Sunday 29th November 2015. Lion Mike lost his long and brave battle with cancer. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Lion Lady Debbie, Sarah and Jonathan. Lion Mike joined the Port Shepstone Lions Club in 2014 and, for the past year has been instrumental in resurrecting the club’s diabetes awareness project. Lion Mike achieved success, lived well, laughed often and loved much; he gained the respect of intelligent people and the love of little children. He filled a niche and accomplished his task, He has left the world better than he found it, whether by a brighter flower, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul. He always saw the best in others and gave the best he had; his life was an inspiration, and his memory will be a benediction. Mike was a true LION. Rest in Peace dear friend until we meet again..........


n 13th December, Harbourview Superspar in Port Shepstone once again kindly allowed the Port Shepstone Lions to collect food donations for the needy. Sheppie Lions and Lion Ladies worked in shifts at both entrances in order to promote the project and provide descriptions of what groceries were required. They also used to opportunity to promote and sell their delicious Lions Christmas cakes. The generosity of the public was once again outstanding. Numerous shopping trolleys were filled and a number of cash donations were made. The cash donations were utilised to purchase additional items required and food hampers were packed by members of the club for distributed to various needy families and institutions in the Port Shepstone area. Lion Lady Betty Bing and Lion Dale Mc Garry greet shoppers at the main entrance.

The generosity of the public was outstanding

Lions Kevin Ross & Gary Baker with Harbourview Superspar Manager Graeme Milligan

Lion Kevin Ross receives a cash donation from a passer by.

Lion Lady President Anita Hulley shows her appreciation to a generous donor

Martin & June Rundle, Bev Rolfe and Pete Stoppel on duty at the second entrance to the Superspar


mmediate Past President Alastair Warman handed over food donations to Rajen Mahabeer of Hibiscus Food For Life. HFFL was established in 1993 and provides nutritious meals for 400 children every Saturday at Mdlazi Primary School. This school is in a rural area near Port Shepstone. The children, aged between 3 and 12 years face extreme poverty due to unemployment. More than fifty percent of these children come from child headed households.

Club President Jeff Smith handed over food donations to Pastors Lawrence and Jefferies from Bread Of Life Ministries (South Coast). The donations will go a long way towards alleviating food shortages in many impoverished communities.

Port Shepstone Lion Ladies once again gathered in the Clubhouse kitchen during January to prepare frozen meals for residents of the Flower Foundation home for the aged. Their monthly efforts are greatly appreciated by the residents of the home.


ongratulations to Lion Mervin Curnow on receiving a 50 years of service award from the Insurance Institute of Kwazulu-Natal.

Mervin's long career as an insurance broker started the moment he finished school. Mervin has been running his Port Shepstone-based business since 1984. The Curnows have come a long way on the South Coast and are active members of the community. Mervin and his wife Lyn have held various positions in the Port Shepstone Lions Club and hold a number of other positions at local level. Their sense of community extends to their staff, a large number of whom have enjoyed many years of service at Curnow Garrun Insurance Brokers.

Lion George Leggett enjoying some laughter with his granddaughter Juliette whilst on Christmas vacation in the U.K.

Yvonne and Mike Rodda on board a cruise ship from Dubai

Alister and Irene Love celebrating Christmas in the U.K.

Port Shepstone Lions and Lion Ladies celebrated another successful year of service at their annual year end gathering. Those present enjoyed great fellowship and superb food at the "BEST" hotel on the South Coast! - Umthunzi Hotel in Umtentweni. Thanks to Lion Martin Rundle for organising the event which was well attended.

Alastair Warman, Otto Wank, Yvonne Rodda, Andre Beneke, Karin Barber and Denis Meyer

June & Martin Rundle

Peter Mc Killen, George & Audrey Leggett with June Rundle

Roxanne Ringo with Anita & Kelvin Hulley

Karin Barber & Andre Beneke

Alastair Warman enjoying an intimate moment with Otto Wank

Betty & Rob Bing with Elsie Mc Killen

Laurie Lourens, Alastair Warman, Elsie Mc Killen, Otto Wank and Peter Mc Killen

Dale Mc Garry and Laurie Lourens

Desree Du Toit and Jeff Smith

Inika & Clayton Curnow

Louise Van Jaarsveld and Barry Van Der Veen

Dom, Travis and Keira having fun at the party

Richard & Estelle O’Neill, Jane Massey, Anna Compion and Dennis Schmidt

Lyn, Inika & Clayton Curnow with Anita Hulley

Richard Borradaile, Jane Massey with Mervin & Lyn Curnow

Yvonne & Mike Rodda

And...Justin had a little sleep!

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Mike Rodda with Carol & Norman Holmes

Suzette Boshoff, Denis Meyer & Jean Masson

Christmas Dinner at the Masson Home. Several Sheppie Lions and Lion Ladies attended a very enjoyable Christmas dinner which was kindly hosted by Jean and Myrna Masson.

Kelvin & Anita Hulley with Annie & Pete Stoppel Kenny& Bev Rolfe, Myrna & Jean Masson, Kelvin & Anita Hulley with Annie & Pete Stoppel

Barry Van Der Veen, Louise Van Jaarsveld, Gary and Colleen Baker

June Rundle, Lauren Lourens, Jane Massey and Richard Borradaile

Christmas Day Lunch at the Wallis Home. Several Sheppie Lions and friends attended a festive Christmas day luncheon which was kindly hosted by Charles and Gayle Wallis.

Kenny Rolfe with Charles Wallis

The Lunch Table

Chantell & Denis Meyer with Lyn Curnow

Craig & Mervin Curnow with Gayle Wallis

Bela Gallagher with Lyn Curnow

Bela Gallagher, Gabi Hill, Charles & Gayle Wallis, Nico & Helen De Jong


he date was 17th January, the theme was a beach party, the venue, The Sheppie Lions Den and the occasion, the 70th birthday celebration of one of our longest serving and most popular members, Lion Mervin Curnow. The Lions club house was packed to capacity with Lions and friends from far and wide attending this very enjoyable celebration.

Jared Gallagher, Moz Hill and Liam Gallager singing Happy Birthday to Uncle Grumpy!

The long and the short of it... Lofty Simon with Bela Gallagher Merve’s magnificent birthday cake

Kevin Ross & Jeff Smith Mervin. Maureen Bosch. Kaye & Duncan Dean & Gary Barker

Greg Bosch. Ralph Gallagher, Inika & Clayton Curnow

Liz Saaiman, Joan Gallagher, Gabi Hill and Terry Gallagher

Ralph Gallagher & Mervin Curnow

Mervin Curnow with Duncan & Kaye Dean

John Riley, Pietie Van Niekerk & Otto Wank

Lauren & Laurie Lourens

Anita Hulley, Yvonne Rodda & Myrna Masson

Suzette Boshoff & Justin Hinchliff

Kenny & Bev Rolfe

Denis Meyer, Kelly & Kippie Fowlds & Greg Bosch.

Jane Massey, Joey Van Niekerk &

Kippy Fowlds & Jean Masson

Richard Borradaile, Bela Gallagher & Mervin Curnow

Kenny Rolfe & Nico De Jong

Carol Holmes, June Rundle Trish & Graham Mc Gill & Debbie Marshall

Jenny & Gary Vogt

Richard Borradaile, Mervin & Clayton Curnow,

Brian Eva, Laurie Lourens & Talitha Bothes

Ralph Gallagher, Gabi Hill, Mervin, Joan & Bela Gallagher

President : Jeff Smith Imm.Past President : Alastair Warman Service Projects : Kevin Ross Fundraising : Jean Masson House : Martin Rundle Secretary : George Leggett Treasurer : Richard Borradaile Membership : Alastair Warman Bar Manager : Brian Eva Lions Alert : Charles Wallis Lion Tamer : Ralph Gallagher Tailtwister : Barry Van Der Veen Director : Gary Vogt Director : Mike Marshall Director : Nico De Jong Lion Ladies President : Anita Hulley Lion Ladies Secretary : Audrey Leggett Lion Ladies Treasurer : Jane Massey Club PRO and Newsletter Editor : CCE Denis Meyer email :

Club President Jeff Smith thanks Lion Justin Hinchliff for donating R3500-00 towards the travel fund for the 2017 Lions Multiple District 410 Convention to be held in Sea Point, Cape Town. Port Shepstone Lions are planning to send several delegates to this convention.

Web Site : Club Facebook Page : oneLionsClub Club Postal Address : P O Box 458 Umtentweni4235 Club Street Address : Lions’ Den Ambleside Road, Umtentweni

The “cow that jumped over the moon” ended up landing on Charlie’s head!!

Sheppie's Pride - November-December 2015 Edition  

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

Sheppie's Pride - November-December 2015 Edition  

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