The Lions Club of Potchefstroom proudly presents its 2012 BrightlyColouredSight project in the form of artwork donated by artists countrywide.
The main launch and exhibition commences 14 August 2012 to 31 August 2012. This flagship project of the club in support of The South African Guide Dog Association has been sustained for the past four years and have been updated to keep with artistic trends, thus a mixed medium portfolio for 2012. The club have in the past four years with the kind support from artists who donated their works and in collaboration with the team of the Potchefstroom Museum, raised R260 000.00 adding to 26 guide dogs.
Go to our Gallaries for updates on participating artists and teaser pics of artwork.
Childline NW is raising awareness and much needed funds for operational costs at the Potchefstroom crisis line through its annual nationwide White Balloon Campaign. Balloons are sold for R10.00 each. Childline has challenged organisations to support the campaign. The Lions Club of Potchefstroom was among the first organizations to have taken on the challenge to sell balloons as direct link to its Love Box project, that focuses on traumatised and abused children. The main balloon release event is in the Potchefstroom Trimpark on 01 June 2012 at 12:00. Alternatively, balloons can be launched from any place in the country. Contact Lion Gerda for more information.
We are once again in our partnership with the SANBS hosting a national bleed during the month of May. In Potchefstroom we will be in the Mooi River Mall on 05 May 2012 and will be encouraging people to be heroes by donating blood and saving a life.
Watch this space for updates and what we will be doing on the day.
In supporting the international campaign to plant more than 1 000 000 trees worldwide, the Lions of Potchefstroom have planted and distributed over 316 trees in and around Potchefstroom to community centres and schools that include Vyfhoek farm School, Ikhutseng School, the SPCA, Methodist Church Promosa, AFM Emmanuel in Ikageng and the Roman Catholic Church in Ikageng. Exceeding the club's target by 220.
This project will continue on an annual basis where the Potch Lions will identify and support areas in the community that need trees in an effort to reduce the carbon footprint and reduce the desertification of our continent and in particular to foster green communities.
Die plaaslike Lionsklub van Potchefstroom het wereld-diensleweringsmaand afgeskop deur die vervalle speelpark by Ikhutseng-plaaskooltjie op te knap. Op 1 Oktober het Lions hande vuil gemaak, en sodanig 280 leerlinge se skooldae bietjie meer kleurvol gemaak. Die klub is reeds sedert 2006 by die skool betrokke. As jy graag hierby betrokke wil raak, kontak Lion Ansonet by 082 850 8783.
On a very high note, our club was honoured with 5 District awards, awards that were only made possible by the hard work and dedication of each and every one of you. In particular thank you to Lions Phillip and Chrisna in entering the project of the year and Lion Burnedette in rendering an exquisite scrapbook. Our awards include: Scrapbook of the year, project of the year, newsletter of the year, leader of the year and club of the year.
Our friends in Stilfontein won the club efficiency award and Klerksdorp the hearing conservation award. Well done!
Potchefstroom Lions, working with SANBS, collected 106 units of blood at Potch Mooi River Mall on 10 September 2011! Whow, this roughly translates to 318 lives saved! This project forms part of the Lions District Drive 3000 challenge. Locals came out to support us in large numbers. Thank you - you are truly HEROS! We will see you again in November, to save lives, to be heros once again, because it is in our blood. Not in Potchefstroom? Contact your local Lions Club today, and be part of this national life-saving initiative.
Lions Club Potchefstroom
Chartered June 2006
Club no: 97579
NPO no: 074393
PBO no: 930 030 756