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District 410-A welcomes District Governor Sue Charles 2015/16

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DG Sue Charles

District Governor Sue Charles was born in England as the daughter of a regular British Army officer and lived in various parts of the world, including Austria, Mauritius and Kenya, with regular trips back to England. She was educated, as a boarder, at Loreto Convent in Nairobi, Kenya with her further education in England and language school in Switzerland, where she studied French and Spanish.

Sue accompanied her parents, when they immigrated to South Africa where she met and married her Cape Town born husband, Keith. They initially lived in Cape Town, where their daughter, Vanessa, was born and then moved to Gauteng, where their son, Adrian was born. After spending fourteen years in, what is now Sandton, they relocated back to Cape Town, where Keith eventually took early retirement as General Sales Manager of Cadbury, to open his own business. She spent the last sixteen years of her working career as an administrator at Pam Golding Properties.

Sue always had a social conscience, but it was only after she was widowed at age 54, and approached by first Alex Festorazzi and subsequently Franklin Samson, joined Kirstenbosch Lions in 2004, never believing that ten years later she would be District Governor.

Although Lions takes up a large portion of her time, Sue still manages to play social bridge, reads extensively, enjoys hiking, gardening and is passionate about wildlife and the environment.

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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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Just Ask Mid-year Conference 2014

Strengthen the Pride and come fly with me!

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District 410A DG Moira Theron

International President Joe Preston has challenged all members to strengthen the pride by the ‘Ask1’ campaign, I’m asking club leaders to grow their clubs by having each member invite at least one person to join their club and finish the year with one more than we started with. – let’s work together to grow our clubs and meet our Centennial Service Goals

Join the Centennial Service Challenge!

There’s never been a better time to serve than now! For nearly 100 years, Lions have served their communities and impacted millions of people around the world. To celebrate our 100th anniversary, we are asking Lions to help reach our Centennial Service Challenge goal of serving 100 million people by December 2017. Every club can play a part in reaching our goal, and your club can earn special Centennial recognition when you serve!

Engaging youth – organise projects that engage and mobilize youth while helping communities.

Share the vision – raise awareness about preventing vision loss or help those who live with blindness and visual impairment.

Relieve the hunger – organise projects that mobilize your club members to make a difference in your community, by helping those who don’t have enough to eat.

Protect the environment – forests provide a source of livelihood, protection from natural disasters and absorb carbon dioxide emissions that lead to global warming. Organize ‘hands on’ projects by planting trees, at creches, schools, old age facilities, parks and other public places.

Let’s work together to grow our clubs and meet our Centennial Service Goals.

Moira Theron
District Governor 2014/15
Lions Clubs District 410A

Photos courtesy of DC John Houston. Also included are this year’s Peace Poster entries.

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