Sunday, 30 June 2013

Report- Lions' Show 28th-30th June 2013

By Andy Ruffle

This year's stand with a 'bird 'hide' theme.
(Photo Andy Ruffle)
Another reasonably successful Lions’ Show has come and gone for Birdlife Trogons.
This year, the show was sadly hampered by torrential rain on Thursday night, which rendered the show ground a quagmire. The Lions’ volunteers did a sterling job of trying to salvage the show, bringing in 30 large truck loads of sawdust to make the walkways passable. However, visitors through the gate definitely seemed low, probably as a result of ‘social networking’.

The inclusion of a colouring in competition
gave a large display area
(Photo Andy Ruffle)
We were pleased with the outcome of the children’s colouring in competition, with 24 entries ranging from 2yrs old to 12yrs old. Hopefully, this will have inspired some budding artists and birders of the future. Three R50.00 main prizes were sponsored by Lions’ Port Shepstone.
Waltons Port Shepstone supplied the crayons with a large surplus which can be used as supplementary prizes. Sponge Bob Creche, Port Shepstone kindly supplied the tables and chairs. So a big thank you to them all.

(Photos Andy Ruffle)

Our participation in the show gives us good exposure and has brought in some more ‘friends’ and few rand for the club.
Herbie’s inspirational idea of using a bird hide as a theme to the stand worked extremely well.
We can’t thank him enough for the time and effort he puts in to creating a stand we can all be proud of.
We mustn’t forget the members who volunteered their time to man the stand. Without them this would not be possible. So to Liz Blomeyer, Doug Butcher, David Halle, Margaret Jones, Vic & Kay Neilson, Hazel Parry, Noeleen Phillips, Irma Smook, Bob & Hazel van Rooyen, Willie & Wilna van Zyl, a HUGE thank you.


  1. We must also thank Andy for his power point presentation which drew a lot of attention to the stand and for his dedicated time he spent at the show

  2. Lions volunteers effectively help problems get smaller and communities get better. ISAAME...Lions Clubs ISAAME