Lions roar at the coast

The Walvis Bay Lions club hosted a very successful fundraiser recently.

11 March 2019 | Local News

Team Nardo finished as winners with Guans Packaging in second place of a day and night golf draw organised by the Lions at Walvis Bay golf club.

Sixteen teams consisting of three players each entered the event, and the generosity of the community and business sector ensured that each team received a sponsored prize.

The format for the first nine holes was a 3-ball alliance. Two scores counted and play commenced with a shotgun start at 17:00.

The second part of the tournament was a 3-ball foursome competition played with special night balls. Teams were allowed to use headlamps, torches or lights connected to golf carts to assist at night.

This was the first event of its kind organised by the Lions group in Walvis Bay, explained Bianca Lotriet, the treasurer.

“We would like to make this an annual event. The Lions will identify and assist charity projects in the harbour town with the proceeds generated. We are in debt to members of the community that sponsored and attended the event. The contribution and participation will assist us to continue serving others.”

The Lions group membership in Walvis Bay increased from 6 to 18 in 2018, and with over 1.4 million members in 190 countries around the globe the Lions is the largest service organisation in the world.

“The new members, who are business people with a passion for fellow humans in need, were inducted in September 2018.”

The Lions also celebrated its 101st anniversary internationally during 2018 and various projects were launched to commemorate this milestone.

“One hundred and one litres of soup and 101 litres of juice were handed to the Erongo Social Services for distribution. Boxes (101) of juice were also exchanged for blankets (101) by the Round Table.”

A sponsorship of fish obtained from Westhook was distributed to !Khuiseb Arise & Shine Pre-School and kindergarten as well as Kids Haven.

“On World Diabetes Day we facilitated a free testing service at various old age homes, Mpact Corrugated offices and St Raphael centre. We participated in the Toy-Run and distributed collected items to schools and gift pacts to Tutaleni Primary School over Christmas.”

Juices were also distributed to Huis Palms, Jonah Home and charities in Omaruru, Karibib and Henties Bay. The SPCA in Walvis Bay also received blankets for its newly constructed kennels.

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