The Somerset West Lions Club was founded in 1966. For 43 years the Club have been tirelessly serving those in need in Somerset West

At a meeting held on the 14th June 1966, it was decided to form the Somerset West Lion’s club. The sponsoring club was the Hottentots Holland lions club – Now called the Strand Lions Club.

The District Governor of the day, Sid Palmer and the Secretary from Africa Commander Peter Keeble (Secretary for LCI in Africa) attended the meeting. At the end of that meeting, 22 members indicated their wish to join. It included Charter President Hymie Barr with six other lions from the HH Club.

The early fundraisers supported the Rudolph Steiner School for Retarded Children and The National Council for the Blind,
The Club also sponsored the formation of the Helderberg Paraplegic Sports Club,

The first year the Activities account total was R3516-57 and the expenses were R 3138-48

In 1999 the Club had the honour of winning the International Peace Poster Contest.
The entrant was André de Villiers from Somerset West Primary School.

The club has provided many ZC, Deputy DG’s (old Region Chairman), Cabinet Officers, District Governor and a Council Chairman.

How many people would have been unneccesary blind, hungry and destitute if it was not for the work that the club have done.

Invite your family members to participate in the club's events, because as a family unit, you can receive a dues discount when volunteering together. As a Lions family unit you can:

  • Increase quality family time
  • Be a role model
  • Help your community

This program applies to family members eligible for Lions membership in and/or joining the same club and living in the same household related by birth, marriage and other legal means - such as parents, children, spouses, aunts/uncles, cousins, grandparents and in-laws of spouses.

Compiled by PCC Hennie

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