Media launch for the Lions World Sight Day Banquet

Representatives of Lions Clubs District 410A

Lion Sundru Pillay (District Marketing), DG Sue Charles, IPDG Moira Theron, Lion John Houston and PDG Pierre Theron (District Sight Chairperson)

The two, 10 week old guide dogs in training, Leo and Melvin, named and sponsored by the Lions of District 410A, were introduced to DG Sue Charles, IPDG Moira Theron, PDG Pierre Theron (District Sight Chairperson), Lion Sundru Pillay (District Marketing) and Lion John Houston  at a media Launch for the upcoming Sight Day Gala Banquet at Kelvin Grove on the 8th October 2015.

Many Lions clubs in District 410A have for many years supported the Guide Dog Association, and are now encouraged to continue to show their support by attending this auspicious occasion, which amongst other dignitaries will be attended by the Premier Helen Zille. For more information contact Pierre Theron on pdgpierre@gmail.com.

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

DG Sue Charles

DG Sue Charles

Sue 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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Kirstenbosch Lions Club awards Louis Volks Award

Firefighter Willem Hendrik "Bees' Marais's wife, Jackie

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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