On Monday 20 October we had our combined business meeting and dinner. We were graced by the presence of Nick Maré, our District Governor, who inaugurated two new Lions.
The new venue at the Union Club is very pleasant and the dinner was a very pleasant affair – dignified and tasteful, yet relaxed and friendly.
District Governor Nick Maré conducting the inauguration
DG Nick Maré and LP Pam with sponsor Tammy Phelps, new Lions Eleanor Phelps and Dané Dubs.
Ivan congratulates the new Lions
Tony Scheffel pins it on
Bev receiving her Attendance Award
The Lions Drive is a monthly event. Started in 1962, the Lions Drive developed into a well-organised treat for a group of Sterkfontein patients every month.
The patients are picked up at the hospital and taken to the Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden. There they are treated on tea and eats and taken for a walk through the garden. Sometimes they get goodie bags and other nice thing to take back with them to the hospital.
They were formerly given cigarettes, but that was stopped for obvious reasons. There are no complaints about that from the patients.
Tea and tasty snacks set out for the patients
A quiet path in the Garden
Bernice and Antoinette are ready to serve!
Aldyn showing the specially made bags for the patients
The contents of the bag
Clivias, also called bush lilies, for good reason
De Waal talking about the origins of the Crocodile River
Patients following De Waal on the walk
The Witpoortjie Waterfall
A Wild Apricot tree spreads the odour of carrion at certain times
Tony Scheffel got some patients to do pushups
The Lion pack
Approaching Cedar Lodge
Ivan and friends
Easier for some
The Scheffel contingent
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