Lions Club Hentiesbaai

District 410 A (101830) WO 371

Our Projects

Nurses on Wheels
This is one of Lions Club Hentiesbaai's most important projects. We have a number of qualified nurses, who on a voluntary basis, do home nursing for our elderly and ill residents. We have a number of hospital beds, wheel chairs, “walkers”, commodes, crutches and medical equipment, which is available for the sick and elderly which is stored at our Service Centre.

Other than the home based care for the elderly, our Nurses on Wheels also do the following tests on a regular basis:

  • Diabetes
  • Cholesterol
  • Blood Pressure
  • Assist the Doctor, when on her monthly visits to Henties Bay, the hearing of individuals is tested. Second hand hearing aids are also repaired and given to the less privileged.
  • Cancer Awareness

”Blind Lib”
There are a few people in Henties Bay who cannot read due to poor eye sight. Lions Club Hentiesbaai is in contact with a library in Grahamstown, which has books on CD’s. We provide the people with CD-players and a variety of books of their choice. Our Club is responsible for all the costs and administration thereof.

Medicine costs
In our community we have many residents who do not have a medical aid and who cannot afford the medicine needed. When established that the need exists, and if the State does not pay, Lions Club Hentiesbaai takes care of their medical expenses through our Chris de Wet Fund.

Happy Land Day Care Centre
There are 58 children in this school. At this center, less privileged and abused children are taken care of. Lion Pieter has extended the building. Lions Club Hentiesbaai contributes in many different ways. In December we organized a Christmas Tree for the children, seven mattresses were donated as well. Our members visit the school regularly. On one of these visits Lion Christine noticed that the children were ill and with Lion Hannelore, who is a qualified nursing sister, they took all the ill children to the clinic where they were treated and given antibiotics. The nursing sister at the clinic undertook to visit the school weekly to assist where needed.

Operation Bright Sight Kamwandi Junior Secondary School and Henties Bay Private School
The Kamwandi School has more than 980 learners. With the assistance of three optometrists of Swakopmund, our Lions Club Hentiesbaai organises eye examinations every year for the children of these schools. If any further examinations are required, they are taken care of and paid for by our Club.

EMed/MedicAlert
It is very difficult to acquire these tokens. We assist the community in obtaining the MedicAltert and EMed tokens.

Prize giving at Schools
Prizes are donated yearly to the schools for learners with outstanding academic achievements.

Beach Clean-up
Lion Club Hentiesbaai does a beach clean up before the Christmas holidays when the large number of visitors arrive.

Access to the beach : Sarah de Jager Steps
It was Lions Club Hentiesbaai’s initiative to build steps down the dune to the beach in memory of a very special member of our community, Sarah de Jager. A table with chairs was also built. These chairs and table were in demand by visitors during the recent holidays. We have since built 4 more tables with chairs.

Donation of clothes
Lions Club Hentiesbaai received a donation of second hand clothing which was repaired. The Kamwandi School’s badge was embroidered on the jerseys which were then donated to the Kamwandi School. We also receive many donations of clothing. The clothing is sold in our Nurses on Wheels shop, called Smousgat. Money raised here is used by our Nurses on Wheels to buy medicine and medical equipment.

Blanket donation
In collaboration with the Round Table, a total of 250 blankets were donated to the orphans and less privileged children of the Kamwandi School, as well as 20 blankets to the Frail Care Centre and 80 blankets to the Silver Hair Group of Omdel.

Care Meals
Lions Club Hentiesbaai have many elderly people in Henties Bay who cannot cook for themselves or buy groceries due to financial insufficiency. Together with other organisations in our town we deliver ± 50 meals twice a week to these people in need.

Silver Hair Christmas Luncheon
During December of each year a Christmas luncheon is organised for approximately 80 elderly people of Henties Bay. A big party is organized in our Sevice Centre hall and every guest also receives a Christmas gift.

Hearing Tests

Once a month hearing tests are done at our Lions Club Hentiesbaai Service Centre by a doctor from Swakopmund. Second hand hearing aids are tested and given to the less privileged.

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Our Fund Raising Projects

Monthly pancake sales
Once a month, on a Saturday morning, a pancake and jaffel sale is held. This is used to generate an income to assist with our projects.

Christmas Market
During December, approximately the 16th and 17th of December, our Club organizes the Christmas market for our town. The community sets up numerous stalls where a wide variety of products are sold. The Lions sell pancakes and jaffles. Our tent is the meeting place of the community where we serve coffee, tea and delicious foodstuffs.

Angling Festival
During August the Angling Festival is held in Henties Bay. Our Club actively takes part in the festivities.

Lions Desert Classic Golf Tournament
During the Angling Festival we host the Lions Desert Classic Golf Tournament. All the profits of this Tournament is in aid of our Care Meals and the Frail Care Centre of Hentiesbaai.

Save the Desert Lion Namibia
This is a new project which our Club has launched where we aim to raise money to assist Dr Philip Stander in his quest to save the precious Namibian Desert Lion.

Functions for the Community
Three very successful functions were held for the community:

  • A cabaret
  • A spring dance
  • Chinese Dinner

Pancake baking by schoolgirls
Every year we teach a group of schoolgirls to assist with the pancake baking during the Christmas holidays. During the holidays, the girls bake pancakes almost every day. A profit of N$29 986.85 was made during December 2015. At the school’s sport day, the girls show off their skills by baking pancakes for their school friends and thereby earn a resonable amount for the school funds. We trust that we will be able to again run the project this year.

Our Service Centre

We have raised money to build a Service Centre for our club. This building was inaugurated in June of 2014 and it is here that our monthly meetings are held.

The following projects also benefit from the Service Centre:

Nurses on Wheels
Not only is this centre used as the base of our Nurses on Wheels, but it is also used to serve the community. It is used for storage for the medical equipment of the Nurses on Wheels.

The Nurses on Wheels check the cholesterol, diabetes and sugar levels, as well as blood pressure, of the members of the community on a monthly basis. At first these tests were done by our Nurses on Wheels in front of our local Spar, but since our Service Centre has been completed, these tests are conveniently done at our there.

The following amenities are housed at the centre:

  • Storage facilities for the medical equipment
  • Office for the Nurses on Wheels
  • Examination Room with a waiting room
  • Space for a shop where second hand clothing and goods can be sold
  • Kitchen where meals can be prepared
  • Hall where functions and meetings can be held

Care Meals
We have many elderly people in Henties Bay who cannot cook for themselves or buy groceries due to financial insufficiency.  Together with other organisations in our town we deliver ± 50 meals twice a week to these people in need. Our Service Centre is used to conveniently prepare the meals.

Silver Hair Christmas Luncheon
During December of each year a Christmas luncheon is organised for approximately 80 elderly people of Omdel where Christmas gifts are given to all as well. These luncheons are held at our Service Centre.

Blood Donation Clinic
Our Nurses on Wheels currently assist with the blood donation campaign. This service will also be at our Service Centre.

Hearing Tests
Once a month hearing tests are done at our Service Centre by a doctor from Swakopmund. Second hand hearing aids are tested and given to the less privileged.

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Lions Cllub Henties Bay

Our Projects

  • Nurses on Wheels
  • "Blind Lib"
  • Medicine Costs
  • Happy Land Day Care Centre
  • Operation Bright Sight Kamwandi Junior Secondary School and Henties Bay Private School
  • EMed / MedicAlert
  • Prizegiving at Schools
  • Beach Clean-Up
  • Access to the beach : Sarah de Jager Steps
  • Donation of Clothes
  • Blanket Donation
  • Care Meals
  • Silver Hair Christmas Luncheon
  • Hearing Tests

Our Fundraising Projects

  • Monthly Pancake Sales
  • Christmas Market
  • Angling Festival
  • Lions Desert Classic Golf Tournament
  • Save the Desert Lion Namibia
  • Functions for the Community
  • Pancake Baking by Schoolgirls

Our Service Centre

  • Nurses on Wheels
  • Care Meals
  • Silver Hair Christmas Luncheon
  • Blood Donation Clinic
  • Hearing Tests