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

In over 200 countries and since 100 years, in schools, crèches, hospitals and senior centers, in regions battered by natural disaster, in day clinics and eyeglass recycling centres, more than 1.45 Million Lions are doing community volunteer work, helping, leading, planning and supporting the most needy in our societies.

Because we're local, we can serve the unique needs of the communities we live in. And because we're global, we can address challenges that go beyond borders.

Some of the members of Gordon's Bay Lions ClubThe Gordon’s Bay Lions Club was founded in 1987. For over 30 years the members of this club have been serving the community of the Helderberg. 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.   

Community Projects - The Winter Wonderland Festival of Lights

Since the start of the Gordon’s Bay Winter Wonderland Festival this great annual community event ensures that we, together with other organisations, receive yearly donations which are used for the various projects in our community. Visit our stall at the festival and have a chance to win a wheelbarrow filled with +- 60 bottles of wine. PLUS many more spot prices to win. More details soon here on our Facebook Page

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 establishment of a school library at our local Primary Lion member Paula Lang at the introduction of the toy library at the Temperance Town Primary SchoolSchool 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.

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. Winning this contest has changed his life completely.

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.

Read more about our projects here.

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