Sheppie Lions celebrate 46 years

2016-03-10 06:00
PHOTOS: supplied Mike and Sandy Heathcote.

PHOTOS: supplied Mike and Sandy Heathcote.

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PORT Shepstone Lions and Lion ladies celebrated the club’s 46th Charter Anniversary on Saturday at a glittering dinner at the Port Shepstone Country Club.

There were 40 Lions and their ladies­ who braved the extremely humid conditions to don tux and evening ware to celebrate in style.

“Hats off to Lions International past district governor Martin Rundle and his team for their fine efforts in organising and setting up the hall. Lion ladies Anita Hulley and Myrna Masson are also thanked for their beautiful table decorations,” said the club’s public relations officer, Denis Meyer.

Emcee Lion Kelvin Hulley officiated the evening with his usual humorous antics and quotes.

During his reply to the toast to the Lions Club of Port Shepstone, club president Jeff Smith spoke about the first Charter dinner which was held on 2 March, 1970 at the Milton Hotel in Port Shepstone.

He paid tribute to the 21 service-minded individuals who had the foresight to charter the first Lions Club on the lower South Coast and, with the sponsorship of the Amanzimtoti Lions Club, make it happen. The event was attended by businessmen from Port Shepstone and Uvongo, the former Port Shepstone mayor, Cllr S Robinson, District 410-C’s 1st district governor Louis Halse and the former zone chairman Doug Hudson from Durban the Ridge Lions Club.

A large contingent of Lions from mainly Durban clubs also attended the event to support the establishment of our new club. The charter certificate from Lions Clubs International was officially handed to charter president Roy Schwegman by Lions District Governor Louis Halse.

During his toast to Lions Clubs International, council chairman Elect Denis Meyer praised the club for, not only retaining it’s membership, but also for growing into the largest Lions Club in the district.

In May, Port Shepstone Lions will be sending a large contingent of delegates to the forthcoming Lions Multiple District Convention in Ballito to witness the official induction of Lion Denis as chairman of the council of governors for the ensuing year.

Meyer will be the first member of the club in it’s 46 year history to be appointed to this position which he will hold for the 2016/2017 fiscal year. At the dinner … - Supplied.

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