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Lions Clubs International LogoWhen it comes to meeting challenges, our response is simple: We serve!

There are more than 1.45 million Lions worldwide in over 200 countries doing volunteer work in their communities helping, leading and supporting the most needy by providing their support in schools, créches, hospitals, senior centres, day clinics, eyeglass recycling centres and more.
Lions have been working in their communities for the past 100 year since 1917 where they have helping, leading, planning and supporting the most needy in our societies and also assisting in regions battered by natural disasters. Therefore it is only natural for the Gordon's Bay Lions Club to serve the unique needs of the communities we live in, in the Helderberg area. But being part of Lions International, it means that we're global and can address challenges that go beyond our borders.


 

Gordon's Bay Lions Club membersThe Gordon's Bay Lions Club has been serving the community or the Helderberg for the past 30 years. We are involved with many projects, touching the lives of the people that we serve.

We are a group of passionate Lions who strive to make a difference. We are looking for you to assist us to continue with the work that we are doing.   

 

 


 

2017 CHILDRENS CHRISTMAS PARTY
December 2017: Once again the children that participate in our skills development class were invited to a phantastic Christmas Party at our clubhouse. Eagerly awaited by the kids Lion Michele opened the gate on a rainy Saturday noon for the 40+ children. Continue reading ....

 


 

Gordons Bay Lions Seniors Christmas Lunch2017 SENIORS CHRISTMAS LUNCH

November 2017: We held our yearly SENIORS CHRISTMAS LUNCH, almost 60 seniors from Temperance Town and from Sencit Old Age Home had a very very special treat at our clubhouse, while almost all Lion members were on board to help decorating, preparing food, braaing, serving and having fun with the seniors. Continue Reading ....

 



2017 CAROL'S FOR CANDLELIGHT FUNDRAISER

November 2017: Every year in close to Christmas the SA Navy organises a Carols by Candlelight function at the Naval Training College in Gordon's Bay.
Our club has been supporting them for many years by promoting this event and encouraging members of the public who attend to donate non perishable food for us to distribute to needy families over the festive season. Continue Reading ....
 



2017/18 PEACE ESSAY WINNER awarded.
Lions clubs around the world are encouraged to sponsor students in the Lions International Essay Contest. This essay contest was created to offer an opportunity to visually impaired young people to express their feelings of peace. Continue reading about Kayle's essay .....

 



LEGACY PROJECT - Lions Direction Finder Inaugurated

After one year of intensive work, cooperation with City of Cape Town and many more, the direction finder high above Gordon's Bay it was finally inaugurated at the 9. September 2017.

Councillor Johan Middleton, Lions Clubs District 410 A Governor Geila Wills and Gordon’s Bay Lions Club President Grant Jonathan cut the ribbon to inaugurate the direction finder, which is situated high above Gordon’s Bay next to the entrance to the Steenbras Dam Water Plant. The ceremony was than continued at the Lions Club House.

The unveiling of the direction finder celebrates a hundred years of service by Lions Clubs International, sixty years by Lions Clubs in South Africa and thirty years of service for the community by the Gordon’s Bay Lions Club in 2017. The Direction Finder is a Lions Community Legacy Project, which will benefit visitors from all over the world for many years to come. Continue Reading .....

 

 


 

Youth and Hunger Project - The Skills Development Project

For many years Lion Paula Lang dreamt of starting a skills development project and when Lion Michele Pretorius joined the Lions Club, the foundation of this project was laid. The project started in 2016 with a few children to learn the basics of knitting and soon the group had grown to more than 20 Temperance Town girls and boys.

Each week the children also receive a meal on the Tuesdays, because the team discovered soon, that the children not only come for the joy of the projects, but also for the food they receive. For many of them it's the only meal that they receive on that day. Read more here

 


 

Youth Projects - The Temperance Town School Library             

Gordons Bay Lions Club member at the opening of the toy library - recently added to the TT books libraryTogether with other organisations our club sponsered the estLion member Paula Lang at the introduction of the toy library at the Temperance Town Primary Schoolablishment of a school library at our local Primary School with the objective of developing a reading culture amongst the local children. The library is now a fully  functional facility with a good stock of reading material and with a computerised library management system. An extension in 2016 was the Educational Toy Library, aimed at involving mothers and children from the community in educational play activities. Read more ...

 


 

Sight Projects - The success story of Joel Greek

The yearly Lions International Essay Contest offers the opportunity for visually impaired young people to express their feelings of peace through the written word. In March 2016, the visually impaired Joel Greek from the Athlone school for the Blind, sponsored by our club, won the International contest and a price money of US$ 5000. He went on a trip to New York where he addressed the delegates at the United Nations. In June 2016 Joel travelled to the 99. Lions Clubs International Convention in Japan, where he had the opportunity to talk to approximately 45.000 Lion members from all over the world. Read more here about how winning the contest has changed Joels life.
 


 

Youth Projects - The Lions International Peace Poster Competition

Each year since 30 years, Lion clubs around the world proudly sponsor the Lions International Peace Poster Contest in local schools and youth groups. This yearly contest for kids (11 – 13 years old) encourages young people worldwide to express their visions of peace. Read more about the Peace Poster Contest here.
 


 

Student exchange - Young visitors from Europe

Since 1961 Lions Clubs have been sending as many students as possible around the world. In so doing, we hope that to experience another culture will bring about a better understanding of people and lead to more peaceful relations worldwide. These thousands of “ambassadors of goodwill”, who do not have to come from Lions family members, are picked, not for their scholastic ability, but for their desire to learn about another culture. The student exchange program is open to all students between the ages of 15 ½ -19. In July 2017 we were visited by the students Lianne de Rijk from the Netherlands and Nelli Korhonen from Finland.

 


 

                       Some of the members of Gordon's Bay Lions Club

 

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