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When it comes to meeting challenges, our response is simple:
We serve!

There are more than 1.45 million Lions worldwide in over 200 countries in over 46.000 clubs 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 years since 1917 where they have helping, leading, planning and supporting the neediest 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.

We’re making a world of difference
 
Lions are changing the world one community at a time, by addressing needs at home and around the globe. We are 1.45 million men and women who believe that kindness matters. And when we work together, we can achieve bigger goals.

In addition to serving locally, Lions and Leos support five global service areas: vision, hunger, environment, childhood cancer and diabetes.
 

 

SORRY but our 2018 LIONS CHRISTMAS CAKES ARE SOLD OUT

We thank erverybody that bought cakes from our club this year (and surely also the last 20 + years), your support of our projects is invaluable.

100 % of the money that was given to the community goes back into the community. Stay tuned and read more about our projects.

THANK YOU

 

 


 

OUR BARGAIN BOX CHARTIY SHOP NEEDS STOCK!

Since many, many years our club manages, together with Helderberg Lions and Helderberg Rotary Clubs, his charity shop in Somerset West.

The income from this shop is vital to all clubs involved and it also enables the not so wealthy members of our community, to buy the available items at very low prices. 

Please check your cupboards if you have any clothing and/or household items that you would like to DONATE. The Bargain Box will greatly accept your donation.

 

Where: Items can be dropped off at the Bargain Box, 1b Dirkie Uys Street, Somerset West opposite the Mini Market.

When: Wednesday from 2; Thursdays and Fridays from 9 – 5 Saturdays from 9-12

Phone: 021 8529417 (Please note that this is the shops, not our club Phone number)

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CHARTER EVENING OF THE NEWLY FORMED LIONS CLUB OF KUILSRIVER
 

At the 24. August 2018 we participated at the Charter of the new Lions Club of Kuils River and joined the Charter Evening to welcome the new club and New Lions into our district.

Our club sponsors the new club and the Guiding Lion Jimmy Lang will help the board and the members for 2 years.

 

 
 
 

 

WOMANS DAY - Mother and Daughter High Tea at the Yellow Door Community Centre


Our first project in the 2018/19 fiscal year saw 80 grandmothers - mothers - daughters from Temperance Town invited to a very special High Tea on Thursday, the 9. August 2018.

The Yellow Door Community Centre builds the social heart of the Temperance Town community. The centre is managed by women from the community.

Our club supports/runs many projects at the centre,
from environmental clean-ups
to the weekly skills development class
and to the monthly diabetes support group.

Womans Day Event - Gordon's Bay - Temperance Town - Yellow Door Community Center - Armstrong Street - find it on GOOGLE MAPS

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GORDON'S BAY WINTER WONDERLAND FESTIVAL

July 2018: Every year, club members are dedicated to actively support the biggest event in our lovely home town, the WINTER WONDERLAND FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS.

The festivals mission is to ensure our community can accomplishing its visionary ends.

Our club helps to do this work by convening, engaging, mobilizing and supporting the local residents and businesses. 

We partner with the Gordon's Bay Business Forum to ensure we all have the means to make our town an amazing place. Continue reading .....

 

 


 

BECOME A MEMBER

Are you interested in volunteer programs, community service and making our world a better place? Lions Clubs International (LCI) offers community members the opportunity to volunteer locally together as a group.  Take the first step toward membership today – contact us and ask to be invited to a meeting.

If you’re interested in volunteering, leading projects, networking and having fun – you can do all of this and more as a Lions club member. As a Lion, you’ll perform local volunteer work to improve your community – and communities around the world. Continue reading

 


 

 

25TH MAY 2018 - GORDON’S BAY LIONS SOCIAL
 

Auction, Appreciation, Atmosphere.

We enjoyed a wonderful evening of eating, drinking, laughing and sharing. A wine auction was held which raised R 15.000. The money will be donated towards the pediatric cancer project Cure4Keanu

We awarded 3 compassionate members of our community with Louis Volks Humanitarian Awards.

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Sight Project

NEW GLASSES FOR CODY

It was Helen Keller that challenged Lions around the world to be “Knights of the Blind in the crusade against blindness!” And what a dramatic change that has made to hundreds of thousands – if not millions - of sight impaired people through the wonderful service actions of Lions around the world.

Our Lions Club carries on the challenge and makes a real difference in the life of the sight impaired in our community.

Continue reading ......       Lions Operation Bright Sight

 

 


 

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.   

Please contact us ( 081 341 0980 or email to the club) for more information about how to become a member of the Gordon's Bay Lions Club or find out how to support us with donations.

 


 

Youth and Hunger Project


EASTER EGGS FOR THOSE IN NEED

Every year just before Easter the Gordon’s Bay Primary School children collect thousands of Easter eggs which than will be given to those in need.

Club members sort and pack the eggs for distribution to various local organisations.In 2018 4000 Easter eggs were distributed to various recipients. Continue reading ......



 



 

Diabetes Project


Our club initiated a Diabetes Support Group in January 2018. The next meeting of the Diabetes Support Group is at the 22. May 2018. Lions Clubs International has adopted diabetes as a long-term commitment. Our work supports diabetes education, treatment, research and early detection. People with diabetes are at risk of losing sight due to diabetes eye disease. Diabetes is the leading cause of new-onset Continue reading ....

 

 


 

Environmental Awareness Project LIONS4LIONS


Though the Lion as a symbol is a big part of the human consciousness across the planet, we are at risk of the Lion species entirely disappearing from the grasslands where they roam. In only a century their numbers came down from 350.000 to less than 20.000 today. There are fewer wild lions left than rhinos. SAVE the LION became now a roaring reality through Lions Clubs members all over the world. Continue reading ....

 

 


 

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 ....

 

 


 

Hunger Project

2017 SENIORS CHRISTMAS LUNCH

November 2017: We held our yearly SENIORS Gordons Bay Lions Seniors Christmas LunchCHRISTMAS 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 ....

 

 


 

Hunger Project

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 ....

 


 



 

Sight Project

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 .....

 




OUR 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 Project - 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 ...


 


 

Vision Project - 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 Project - 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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