Author Archives: Lions Clubs District 410A

Kirstenbosch Lions Club awards Louis Volks Award

Firefighter Willem Hendrik "Bees' Marais's wife, Jackie - Kirstenbosch Lions Club

Firefighter Willem Hendrik “Bees’ Marais’s wife, Jackie, accepts the Louis Volks Award from Kirstenbosch Lions Club president Sundru Pillay. Photo courtesy of the Cape Argus.

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The Kirstenbosch Lions Club awarded the Louis Volks Award to the late Willem Hen­drik “Bees” Marais. Marais and other fire­fight­ers who bat­tled the blaze that rav­aged the area four months ago were hon­oured by the Kirsten­bosch Lions Club on Satur­day (18 July 2015).

Marais was a free­lance he­li­copter pi­lot for Work­ing on Fire and died in March when he was forced to make an emer­gency land­ing while battling fires that de­stroyed over 5 000 hectares of land.

His wife Jackie accepted the Louis Volks Award given to acknowledge her husband’s work.

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98th Lions Clubs International Convention, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

The 98th Lions Clubs International Convention was held in Honolulu, Hawaii, from the 26th June to the 30th June. More than 20,000 Lions club members and their families from more than 120 countries gathered in Honolulu for the Convention. This is the fourth time that Lions Clubs International has held its convention in Honolulu, this being the largest Convention held here.

The Parade of Nations took place on June 27. There were 10,000 Lions in this parade of  colourful floats, many in traditional dress and accompanied by bands.

Upcoming Lions Clubs International Conventions:

2016 – Fukuoka, Japan
2017 – Chicago, Illinois (centenary celebration)
2018 – Las Vegas, Nevada
2019 – Milan Italy

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District 410A – Grand Prize winner in our Multiple District 410 Peace Poster judging

Multiple District 410 Peace Poster winner - Keagan Larkin age 13, grade 7 from Kirstenhof Primary School was the winner taking home the grand prize

Keagan Larkin age 13, grade 7 from Kirstenhof Primary School was the winner taking home the grand prize

Learner and artist Keagan Larkin age 13, grade 7 from Kirstenhof Primary School was the winner taking home the grand prize of R4,000.00. The sponsoring Club was Tokai Lions Club.

This is what the judges wrote about Keagan Larkin’s peace poster:-

This poster combines the three elements, Peace Love and Understanding, without one element overpowering the other.

The incorporation of all the flags into the peace symbol, on international symbol, shows insight. The artist also included the globe with a combination of endangered animals showing environmental consciousness and that people and animals are equally important in the world.

This poster combines the three elements, Peace Love and Understanding, without one element overpowering the other

This poster combines the three elements, Peace Love and Understanding, without one element overpowering the other

Different cultures and nationalities are drawn from various parts of the world showing an understanding and respect for people’s differences to form unity through peace.

Each iconic building represents different ideas through symbolism i.e. the statue of liberty “Hope and Peace” between nations. The Eiffel Tower – means “love”.

The trees and hearts show love and growth amongst nations.

The doves beautifully encapsulate the entirety of the poster. The music notes almost creating a melody in your ears when you look at it.

The dove represents love and peace in the world and therefore understanding. The artist showed an understanding of the topic and combined elements which show great thought, knowledge and insight.

CONGRATULATIONS Keagan Larkin!

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