The Table View Lions cordially invite the community to their annual Cheese and Wine Gala and theatre show to raise funds for the construction of a sick room at the Masikhululeke Educare Center in Joe Slovo.


Masikhululeke is an encouraging story of success through perseverance and dedication, which began in 1990 when Vivian Nuxola Dlabantu, a mother of two and a qualified teacher, took in young children roaming between shacks and rubbish heaps in Joe Slovo, to keep them safe. As the numbers grew, she bought with her own money a rusty, windowless shipping container, a paraffin cooker and pots, and single-handed educated and fed 40 pre-school children.


Running her ‘school’ with an admirable balance of good discipline and fun, popular demand soon outgrew the facilities. Knocking on doors, Vivian received assistance from charities and the City in leasing a piece of ground, registering a pre-school and erecting a 2-room building. In 2009 a 3rd classroom followed. Today Masikhululeke teaches 90 children and includes a registered Grade R class.

The Table View Lions have supported Vivian and Masikhululeke from the beginning and now plan the construction of the sick room as required by the Education Department. To assist with the funding they invite the community’s support of the Gala.

Tickets cost R110pp and are available from Celeste Whyte – 083 401 3322,



ARBOR WEEK – Protecting our Environment

Table View #LionsClub, together with our corporate sponsor SUN 1 Foreshore/Parow donated trees and fertilizer to West Riding Primary School, during Arbor Week.

Arbor Day at West Riding 2014 007Learners from each grade were invited to participate in the tree planting and making them aware that trees play an important role in moderating our climate, improving our air quality, controlling floodwater’s and providing homes and food for life.

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For the children it was raising awareness and greening our communities because trees play an essential role in the sustainable development of the livelihoods on the people for the present and future generation.

Arbor Day at West Riding 2014 009Lion Facilitators: Lions Felicity van Eck, Thys van Eck and Elizabeth Hucks


Westriding Primary School, in Table View, is registered with the Western Cape Education Department in South Africa.   It is a public school and therefore a Public Benefit Organisation.

The learners are from a very low socio-economic background with an eclectic mix of 14 languages. The payment of school fees is very tenuous and erratic. The school provides lunch, breakfast and food parcels for numerous learners.

Due to the economic situation the school is unable to replace the ageing PCs used by the teachers to compile worksheets and to complete administration. At present they have one computer and the school needs four to function efficiently.

We are therefore appealing to the public for a donation of a PC(s) to enable the teachers to work at their full capacity and to deliver the curriculum successfully to the learners.


The minimum specs for the computers are: Intel Processor; i3/i5/i7; 2 Gig Ram; 500 Gig HD; Standard Specs for the rest e.g. Network Card; Screen; Keyboard; Mouse and Windows 7/8 operating system.

For further information, please contact Lion Felicity van Eck on 0835992012 or email



In a joint venture with Table View Shopping Centre, Table View Lions Club will be collecting good quality toys and stationery to distribute to needy organisations to give some cheer at Christmas.

From 24 November to 15 December, the Centre will have clearly marked boxes for the public to drop off their donations.
On Sunday, 1st December from 10am to 2pm, members of Table View Lions Club will be positioned in Pick ‘n Pay’s small parking area (by Engen/TyreMart) to collect donations from the public.

Stationery items (such as scissors, colouring books, calculators, pens, rules, erasers, writing paper, basic art materials, etc) will be given to Tygerberg Hospital School (the Centre’s charity) and the toys will be distributed by the club members to various organisations as far as Atlantis.

We look forward to the generous support of our community once again.

ARBOUR DAY: Planting trees and vegetables at a school

The Table View Lions have a wonderful relationship with the Formula One Hotels who have funded several of our activities where we give back to the community.  Our newest collaboration was for Arbour Day where we went to the West Riding School in Table View.
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This school opened its doors in 2008 for 55 pupils from families facing financial hardships.  This year they are educating to 737 pupils.

General 033When contacted, Mr Nic du Toit (Vice-Principal) advised that the school would love to plant vegetables, as the learners come from very needy backgrounds. Grade 2’s and 3’s are learning about seeds in their curriculum and there would be 70 learners.   In return for their labour they will be rewarded with hot dogs and cold drinks.
General 040It was an absolute pleasure and very rewarding to see the excitement of the learners planting their own vegetables, knowing that they will reap the rewards upon harvest.

PROJECT EKHAYA : Educare center for 60 underprivileged children



Another community service project by the Table View Lions in building and setting up Ekhaya Kidz Educare Center in the informal settlement of Dunoon in Cape Town. A learning centre for about 60 underprivileged children.

Lion Gisela Weitz facilitated this project in building a much needed care and early learning center for about 60 children, consisting of 2 classrooms, kitchen, toilets and included providing the essentials for these children like chairs, tables, mattresses, learning material, furniture etc.
Furthermore, one of the objectives of the project was to ensure it was of the standard and quality that would qualify for registration with the Dept. of Social Development in order to become a self-funding NGO. This too was achieved.
This video shows the process, progress and gives credit to the donors and everyone involved in bringing smiles to these underprivileged children, and the uplifting a section of this informal community of Dunoon.


On Saturday, 31st August 2013, Table View Lions Club sold cups of soup @ R10 each to raise funds for Peninsula School Feeding Association.


We were positioned at the exit/entrance of the new Food Lovers Market store, Emporium in Sunningdale from 9am to 2pm.

It was a great PR exercise as membership brochures and LCI videos were displayed for the public to peruse.

Not as many cups were sold as anticipated but every cent helps.  The community were generous in their monetary donations and over 150 cups were sold.  The balance of the soup was donated to TLC for their Street Children.

Donations were received from Parklands Superspar to the value of +R1000 which included fresh vegetables, serviettes, poly cups with lids and plastic spoons.  Without their support this project would not have been a success.


Thanks to our members who cooked a variety of delicious vegetable soup and for braving the cold wind on the day.

Thanks are also expressed to Nassos & Andreas (store owners) for their acceptance and support of our fundraising endeavours.  We look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship for many years to come.


PSFA remain committed to continuing their service of feeding the 22,000 hungry children in 111 schools that do not receive the NSNP subsidy. These schools are fed from funds raised through our various campaigns.

The annual cost to feed these 22,000 children amounts to R8,690,000 (22,000 children x R395 per child per year).

Of the 111 schools, 67 have been ‘adopted’ by caring individuals and corporates for the year ahead. The difference, amounting to more than R4,800,000 has to be raised, in order to maintain our school feeding programme unhindered. PSFA will continue to identify and verify schools where feeding is needed, for addition to the programme.

PSFA’s slogan “You can’t teach a hungry child”.



Table View Lions Club’s Ms Gisela Weitz was awarded the Melvin Jones Fellowship at the club’s Presidential Inauguration meeting on 23 June 2013.


Lion Gisela Weitz, a past president and an avid Lion facilitating and supporting numerous community service and uplifting projects. These include building and setting up Ekhaya Kidz Educare Center in Dunoon (learning centre for +- 60 underprivileged children), facilitating the Hearing Aids Project to provide needy deaf children in South Africa with new and second-hand/reconditioned hearing aids, etc.

Lions International recognizes outstanding individuals by bestowing upon them an award that is named for its founder, Melvin Jones. The Melvin Jones Fellowship Award (LCIF) is the highest form of recognition and embodies humanitarian ideas consistent with the nature and purpose of Lionism. The recipient of this award is chosen because of exemplary service to the club and the community for which it serves