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The Gordon’s Bay Lions Club has been serving the public sinve 30 years. In over 200 countries in the world 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.


With great sadness the Gordon's Bay Lions Club needs to inform about the passing of one of its longest members, Lion Vic Bisogno. Vic was a lively and vibrant character, nothing was to hard or too much trouble for him, a true Lion. A lion with a BIG heart. 
Vics image was taken a year ago at the 2016 mid year conference. At this conference he was honoured for being a Lion for 50 years and a member of our club since 2003.

The funeral will take place at 15:00 on Thursday, 12. October in the Catholic Church, Andries Pretorius Street in Somerset West, opposite Shoprite. 


The Gordon’s Bay Lions Club was Members of the Gordon's Bay Lions Club with Exchange Students from Europefounded 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.   


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 than went on 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 .....



Fundraising - LIONS CHRISTMAS CAKES - ORDER NOW

The sale of our famous Lions Club Christmas Cakes takes place each year during September. When you buy a Lions Christmas Cake for yourself or as a gift, you receive a wonderful Christmas Cake and you contribute to our worthwhile service projects in the local community. The Lions Christmas Cake program has been a major fund raising project of Lions Clubs all over the world since 1965. The traditional rich fruit cake weighs 1 kg and costs R 100

Lions Christmas Cakes are still made to the original recipe that was developed especially for the Lions fundraiser. The packaging has been freshened up, but nothing else has changed. Millions have been raised over the years — and it has all gone back to the clubs and the community projects they support. We have developed a quality product that has been tested by time, specified in the Lions name with all proceeds going to charity. This policy remains a hallmark of the annual Lions Christmas Cakes project. ORDER NOW
 


 
- SA Navy Carols by Candlelight - 15. Nov. 2017

SA Navy Carols by Candlelights NOvember 2017Every year in close to Christmas the SA Navy organises a Carols by Candlelight function at the Naval Training College in Gordon's Bay with all proceeds going to charities in the Gordon's Bay area. 
Our club has been supporting the Navy 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.

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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 its 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.
 

Community Projects - The Winter Wonderland Festival of Lights

Since the start of the Gordon’s Bay Winter Wonderland Festival in 2011 this great annual community event ensures that we, together with other local organisations, receive yearly donations which are used for the various projects in our community. We also run a stall during the event.In 2016 and in 2917 R 50.000 were donated to Gordon's Bay charities. Read more ....
 


                       Some of the members of Gordon's Bay Lions Club

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