Monthly Archives: August 2013

Lions sell soup raising funds for charity

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On Saturday, 31st August 2013, Table View Lions Club sold cups of soup @ R10 each to raise funds for Peninsula School Feeding Association. They were positioned at the exit/entrance of the new Food Lovers Market store, Emporium in Sunningdale from 9am to 2pm.

It was a great PR exercise as membership brochures and LCI videos were displayed for the public to peruse. The community were generous in their monetary donations and over 150 cups were sold.  The balance of the soup was donated to TLC for their Street Children.

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Artist honoured for contribution to charity

Mr Riaan van Zyl of Kalk Bay with his Lions Clubs International District 410A Humanitarian Award. Photo by Clive Fox

Internationally acclaimed artist Mr Riaan van Zyl of Kalk Bay is the latest recipient of the prestigious Lions Louis Volks Humanitarian Award. It is given to those who give dedicated and distinguished service to the community.

Presented by Lions Clubs International District 410A it is a fitting tribute to his caring concern for others. The humanitarian award commemorates the vision and service of Past District Governor Louis Volks whose efforts led to the founding of Lionism in Southern Africa.

Mr van Zyl conceptualised and decorated the Lion of Lions which district 410A sponsored in the recent Pride of Cape Town marketing and fundraising project of the Born Free Foundation.

The Lion model was then converted into the Roaring Lion which was activated by a R5 coin donation. This greatly appealed to children and tourists alike whilst on public display.

The Roaring Lion of District 410A

The Roaring Lion of District 410A

The decoration and material was collected and sponsored by the artist with paint and sealers from Jack’s Paint & Hardware, Edgemead. Mr Clive Fox, Lions district 410A marketing officer explained that it took many hours to complete the entire surface of the nearly two metre long model.

Mr van Zyl is a staunch supporter of the Stop Hunger Now feeding project as well as other selected causes.

Compiled and released by Clive Fox Lions Marketing 072 159 0028.

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The Lion of Lions Story

The photo story below is brought to you by DC Clive Fox. To understand just how the Lion of Lions became the Roaring Lion, also read this story.

DC Clive Fox handed over the 10kg Lion to internationally acclaimed artist Riaan van Zyl at his Kalk Bay studio:

Riaan paints the Lion’s mane and then it is collected and delivered to Progressive Electronics in Goodwood. After a few days of planning the Lion of Lions is then converted to the ‘Roaring Lion” – an idea generated by DC Clive Fox to attract greater public interest.

Our first technical hitch was resolved by fitting the Lion with a rechargeable small battery. But it could not cope with demand and was finally replaced with a 12 volt battery hidden under an upturned wine box supplied by Vaughan Johnson at the Wine Shop.

Then we needed the services of locally based Lions to empty the coin box and do any minor repairs so Lions Alan Abrahamson (Kirstenbosch) and Lion Janine (Sea Point) offered to assist.

On completion of the public display the Lion was moved to an interim storage area, tidied up and the coin unit removed prior to being auctioned at Moyo Restaurant. The auction took place during MD Convention so the event was only recorded for the television programme. The successful bidder Mr Deon Conradie CEO of RandTrust bought it for R10000 because both he and his children liked it so much.

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