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NEWSLETTER 125                                                                         15th July 2015
"DOWN AT THE CLUB . . ."


Message from . . .

SANDY DANCKWERTS
Advertising, Media & Events Co-ordinator

 

Greetings to you all, Members & Friends . . .

The 2015 South Coast Lions' Show was, by all accounts, a resounding success and far exceeded the expectations of the event organisers, the Lions Club of Port Shepstone.  This year, as promised, the Show Committee took into account the many suggestions offered by our supporting public.  The layout was re-designed to provide improved access and maximum exposure for all exhibitors, both indoor and outdoor. There was ample parking right next to the Expo grounds and the toilet facilities that were very kindly sponsored by M-Projects, were constantly maintained by a dedicated cleaning staff. The electricity generators for the entertainment and catering tents were sponsored by Mascor and Multicrop Construction and diesel was sponsored by Wozani Berg Gasoline. The Lions also entered into a partnership with South Coast Tourism and the event became an official part of the 2015 Sardine Festival program.

Judging by the positive feedback received from exhibitors and visitors alike, the Show was a huge success. There are so many people who deserve recognition for making the event possible. Our exhibitors who worked very long hours with smiles on their faces, our superb entertainers who really put on great shows for the audiences, our Miss South Coast finalists and everyone behind the resounding success of this pageant, the hundreds of cyclists who eagerly participated in our very first MTB Classic, our very generous sponsors, our local Press and also press from around the country, all the wonderful helpers who always come forward and work very long hours, The Round Tablers from Sheppie 83 and Margate 46 and Hibberdene Lions who assisted in the bar, Port Shepstone Country Club for the venue and of course the Port Shepstone Lions and Lion Ladies - the unsung heroes who gave of their time and means to make this project possible. The true heroes of this project are the public who supported the Show en masse. Attendance figures have more than doubled and the profits raised for charity will be announced once our treasurer has completed the massive task of finalising the accounts etc. The South Coast and our visitors from all over South Africa can take a bow. Together we have resurrected one of the greatest events in the history of our beautiful region - well done to you all!!

(Press Release Supplied by Denis Meyer - Marketing/PRO - Sheppie Lions)

Please note that the above exerpt has been shortened for our Newsletter . . . Please read the full press release through our local media channels. 

Friday – 10 July 2015 – Lindimo Lodge Business Day Golf – 4 Ball Alliance 2 scores to count.  See Winners names below and also some photo's of our winners and also a photo of our Nearest to the Pins Winners as well . . .
 
1st:       Mot’s Crew :   Mot Moleele, Wanda Nxumalo, Robert Mavundla & Ghost – 103 pts
2nd:       Mavundla :   M Godongwana, Vusi Maphumulo, Ronnie Naidoo & Patrick Mavundla - 96 pts
3rd:       Swift :   Carl Grobler, Martin Strauss, Ken Morris & Leon Reeders – 94 pts

Many thanks to Lyn & Dick Mol for their wonderful contribution and participation in making this Business Day happen for the Club.

With 79 players in the field on Friday it was a good day out there for the golfers and was thoroughly enjoyed by all. After the recent lovely rains the course is looking good and in a superb condition, which is also due to the hard work of Jesse Verster & his Staff who make sure that our course is kept in its a good state. Thank you Jesse!!

Many thanks to Lindimo Lodge for the sponsorship for this Business Day Golf and also for the sponsorship of the red wine that was used for the Lucky Draws as well.

Bembridge Farm, the "new butcher on the block" was the supplier of the meat hampers this time around and these prizes can be seen below
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Some of our Lucky Draw Prize Winners below . . .

FRIDAY EVENING!!!
 


Many thanks to everyone for attending the Club Members Draw last Friday evening. Sadly no winner yet again for the week so the jackpot will be R2200 for this coming week so hope to see you all there!!  Thanks also go to our local musician and budding artist "Jade Green" for playing music for us and entertaining us all on Friday evening as well.  Thanks to all the many supporters who joined us at the Club and for being a part of creating such a lovely atmosphere!!

Please all remember and to tell your friends that any patron that supports our Club on a Friday night can enter into our Bar Lucky Draws and can win so please invite your family and friends to join us!! Visitors are most welcome at our Club . . .

PLEASE NOTE - You have to be present at the Club to win these prizes if your name is drawn!!

If there is anyone out there that would like to contribute towards our Lucky Draw prizes for Friday night and sponsor a prize please could you contact me.  Our Friday evenings are quite festive at the moment with lots of support from the Members and also the local community so additional prizes would be great to add to the fun!! 

I also advertise and promote your business as well in recognition of your contribution towards the prize evening, so it is well worth it to be a part of our Friday evening Fun!!

Winners for last Friday were . . .

 

Winner of the R100 Meal Voucher from Schooners Restaurant once again - Brett Pollington!!

Winner of the Bells Whiskey Prize this week went to Jesse Verster.  Thanks to Tails Up - Port Shepstone for this weekly sponsorship.

See some social pics below of Friday evening. The others can be viewed on our Facebook page . . .

Jade Green who performed for us on stage on Friday evening at the Club, and also he was one of the musicians who performed at the Lions Show on Sunday afternoon.

Sunday Music hosted by Craig Jack Lewis!!

For those of you who haven't yet heard Craig, he is one of the best acoustic musicians on the Coast and he has a repertoir of over 400 songs and he sings them all without a piece of music in sight!!

Sunday's music was great down at the Club as Craig played a massive repertoire of popular commercial standards that he mixed with a blend of wry comedy.  It was great to see Craig back on our Coast and the good news is that we have booked him again to play THIS SUNDAY so don't miss out on this one!!
 

See some lovely social pics of Sunday below of the patrons that supported our Club on Sunday.  The others can be viewed on our Facebook page . . .

See also a pic of the delicious Roast Eisbein below that everyone is talking about!!  Served with orange sweet potatoes and mustard and roast butternut  . . . it is most certainly a top favourite on the Menu at the moment, and well worth a taste if you haven't tried it yet.  Well done to Saffron Chefs for a delightful, delicious Menu over the weekend!!

Coming up this Friday down at the Club . . .

The fires will be lit on Friday evening as usual and meat, salads and rolls can be purchased from Saffron Chefs.  There will also be a delicious Friday Dinner Menu as well.

Dont forget our Lucky Draws this Friday too as well as the Members Club Draw!!

Please guys lets all support the 100 Club!!  We only have 50 participants at the moment and we need 100 (hence the 100 Club).  Cost is R120 for the year!!  This is usually drawn at the end of every month but we need supporters!! Please contact our Reception for more information. 

Music for this Friday we welcome the ever so popular Kevin Hinds onto our stage who will be playing at our Club.


Kevin Hinds, singer and songwriter, is “Back on Track”. He has performed country-wide at various top venues and recorded with EMI which resulted in two hit songs: “You Don’t Have To Be Lonely” and “Love It”.

He enjoys performing popular music from the past and present.
 
P.S. Kevin is also the proud father of Craig (Leader of Watershed) and Aden and Wren (HindsBrothers).

 

Lindimo Lodge

Self Catering Cottage/ House/ Bungalow In Ramsgate, South Coast, KwaZulu-Natal

Lindimo Lodge is a fully walled and secure modern home situated a mere 70m from the beach with no main roads to cross. Electric gates and an alarm system linked to armed response ensure your complete safety. Pets are more than welcome.

Lindimo Lodge has a warm and comfortable, homely ambience and is an ideal family holiday home away from home. The large garden has a comfortable braai area and there are breaker views from the covered verandah where whale- and dolphin-watching are a delight. There is an outside shower to rinse off after a fun-filled day in the sea and sand.

The 8-sleeper house is fully tiled with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The main bedroom has a king-sized bed with bathroom en-suite, the 2nd bedroom has a queen-sized bed, and the 3rd & 4th bedrooms each have 2 single beds. The separate 4th bedroom has an en-suite bathroom. All bedrooms have built-in cupboards and there is a lock up safe in the main bedroom. There are ceiling fans in all bedrooms and the lounge area.

There is a lounge and dining room area and full DSTV is provided. The kitchen is fully equipped and has a microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer. The top of the range fridge has a constant supply of filtered iced water and ice.

The short walk to the beach will bring you to Shirley's Rocks which is one of many close-by popular fishing spots. There are an abundance of rock pools for snorkeling and spear-fishing. Southbroom main beach is a comfortable 10 min walk away and the main Ramsgate beach is about a 40 min walk along the beach. Fishing boats may be launched from the nearby Ski-Boat Beach. Dive charters are available from Shelly Beach.

There are several excellent restaurants in the Ramsgate, Southbroom and Margate areas with 3 restaurants 1 block away on Marine Drive. Sporting enthusiasts have golfing, bowls and tennis facilities close by and nature lovers can explore the Mpenjati Reserve and the Oribi Gorge. The Wild Coast Sun is approximately 35kms south of Ramsgate.

The main Durban airport is approx 120kms away and the Margate Airport is approx 4kms away.

For bookings or for more information contact Lyn on 083 271 0337 or Dick on 083 659 6309

IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP  TO DIARISE!!

24th July - Business Day Bowls Challenge

25th July - Sanlam Cancer Challenge

26th July - Ladies SC Region Champs

1st August - Monthly Mug/The API Cellar Cup

14th August - Business Day Golf
 

The Centenary Golf Day . . .

Many thanks to all of those who supported this Golf Day.  We had 68 players in the field and Results are as per below.

 
1st:       Richard Spencer, Lionel Peters, Pete Stoppel & Johan Du Plessis                 120 pts.
2nd:       Lyn Mol, Di Nadauld, Wendy Timmer & Cilla Lindsay                                117 pts.
3rd:       Brett Pollington, Terry Kotze, Willem Lindeque & Greg Hornby                 116 pts. 

This Saturday we have some great rugby to watch on our screens, as the Boks will be "slaughtering" some Kangaroo's live from 11.00.  The game will be played "Down Under" in Brisbane so join us down at the Club for a beer or a few!! The Beers will be cold but the Pub will be warm and cosy . . .

All Visitors are welcome!!  Kiddies Room is available to keep the young ones occupied.  Hope to see you all there!!

ADVERTISING AND SPONSORSHIP AT THE CLUB!!

Should you wish to ADVERTISE your business at the Club and become a part of the Sponsorship Project please could you get in touch with me.  All sponsorship fees are paid on an annual basis and extremely affordable.

Advertising space is available at the Bowling Green, the Cricket fields and in the Squash Court.

My contact details are below or email me sandy@thenaartjietree.co.za for more information and pricing options.

It is definitely worth being an advertiser at our Club!! 

 

Good Luck to all the Golfing Ladies who will be playing in the Match Play Champs this Saturday and Sunday!!!!!!!

Proud Sponsor of our courtyard roof extension Windowvert - South Coast!!!

And that's a wrap for what happened down at the Club this past weekend.  A fantastic 2015 Lions Show too!!  Well done to Jean Masson, the Show Convener & the Sheppie Lions for a job so well done. You guys have done your Community Proud!!

Thank you to all our helpers who gave of their time to work at our stand at the Lions Show as well.  We were awarded a Merit Award as well for one of the most outstanding exhibitions so yes . . . thanks to everyone's efforts for this especially to Carrie Pieterse, our Club Manager for co-ordinating the whole process and for keeping us all in line.

And now for a bit of Carpark Chatter!!!!! . . . Forewarned is Forearmed . . . Don't park in the Ladies Golf Captains Parking!!!!! (Ever!!!!) Ahhh so much of funny . . . and so much of laughter!! Cilla Lindsay you Biscuit xxxxx

Deadline for submissions for this newsletter is Tuesday 12 noon for any news or updates that you would like me to include in this newsletter. Photo's are most welcome!!  You may also What's App photo's to me on my cell number to include as well.

My words of wisdom for this week . . .

One day you'll leave this world behind.  So live a life you will remember - Avicii (The Nights)

See you at the Club!!

Cheers
Sandy

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