Until further notice, the regular Friday 7am Zoom meetings continue.
The major up-side is that you don't even have to be in the same country to attend - so do invite Rotary friends from other countries to join us!
Request an invitation: email Sue Truter
is COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MONTH
Contact Sue Truter.
She will send you an invitation link.
Fri 15 Oct 2021
Michelle Webber - 2021 Olympics
Fri 22 Oct 2021
Interschool Debating Winners: DF Malan and Bishops
Fri 29 Oct 2021
WWF SA - Campaigns.
Oct 17 2021
Cape Town Marathon
Oct 28-30 2021
Boat Show at the V&A Waterfront
Fri 5 Nov 2021
Fri 12 Nov 2021
Strini Reddy RC, Winnipeg & Rob Campbell - RC Hillcrest RSA "One Thousand Survival Gardens"
Fri 19 Nov 2021
Fri 26 Nov 2021
Danielle Lotzoff - RC of Sydney Cove - Readucate Literacy Programme
Fri 3 Dec 2021
Sat 4 Dec 2021
End of year Fellowship Function with Rotaract, family and friends - at the Two Oceans Aquarium, V&A
Fri 10 Dec 2021
Annual General Meeting and Captain's half year address
Fri 17 Dec 2021
Social Meeting - fellowship
Fri 24 Dec 2021
Fri 31 Dec 2021
The plan is to build a new Grade R classroom at Chapel ST Primary so that the existing classroom can be converted into a beautiful library for the whole school.
It was such a pleasure to welcome 2 new crew from our corporate member, 2 Oceans' Aquarium. Kirshia and Jacinta have been attending our virtual meetings for some time and we welcome their commitment to add value to our club.
Marshalls Asleigh and Maryka, and Natalie and Derek.
Cape Town Cycle Tour day arrived bright, mild, windless - perfect! As one rider put it: "Cape Town is showing off shamelessly!"
With a couple of weeks since the 'all clear' to mobilise the troups, Dirk and Sue did a heroic job to organise the rosters, sell all the parking tickets and make everything run like clockwork on the day - we could not be prouder!
Janet Kriseman from WRC joined a group of Waterfront Rotaractors who visited the Cape Town Community College on Strand Street, an adult eduction centre dedicated to helping learners "over the finish line", to get matric results that will enable them to enrol for further eduction.
The Rotaractors are partnering with the Rotary Club of Downtown Los Angeles, who approached them through the Rotary E-Club. Together, the clubs will design, run and fund a South African education project.
That is the thing with "Flower-Time" on the West Coast: from all over, people gather to enjoy the sheer miracle of watching a harsh, inhospitable landscape transform (literally overnight) into a wonderous garden of the most delicate blooms (some only flower for a single day).
On Sep 1st, some fortunate WRC members took the time to go out there and 'smell the flowers'.
Thank you Piet Postema - your pics are gorgeous!
The 6,7km line of food cans should have happened on Mandela day, but we went into one of our CoViD lockdowns... Thankfully, the delay brought us to a glorious (almost) Spring Sunday at the end of August and the people of Cape Town rose to the occasion like heroes. In a little over 2 hours they packed the line into a new world record.
WRC was there, Waterfront Rotaract was there and so were many willing hands from almost every service organisation near Cape Town. Well done Ladles of Love - the organisation of the event was superb!
The pallets of donated food cans were impressive, but most touching were the 'line-packers' - most arrived with a few more cans to add to the line.
Winning DF Malan team: Tala Wiese, Renke Lorio and Frans Vergeest who successfully opposed the proposition that humans in the armed forces should be replaced by strong artificial intelligence.
Although the space was only finished on Friday, over the weekend already the staff at NSH could be seen enjoying a little bit of 'outside' during their breaks - and that was exactly what it was built for.
Well Done Piet, Maryka and Sue - and Gary (Janet's husband) for liaison with Somerset Hospital.
Good news in from Piet Postema: “Work has started on the New Somerset Hospital outdoor breakaway area for health care workers. We are hoping the works will be completed by the weekend.”
And finally - after months of planning - it was RotaRally day, and some of the crew from AMS says "Thank You"!
Super-Heroes (all appropriately masked of course!) and their dogs, participated with great enthusiasm - and what a bonus - the weather was AWESOME!
Emily O'Ryan is the first president of the newly chartered Waterfront Rotaract Club.
Charter member inductees of the Waterfront Rotaract Club with District Governor Carl-Heinz Duisberg and Councillor Tim McMahon
A memorable event - high, youthful energy and bright optimism - what a legacy for Capt Janet Kriseman!
When your kitchen has to produce 50 times 3 meals (plus snacks!), every single day, anything that will make the work easier, is welcome and these new cupboards and storage units will help a lot! Many thanks to Karryn Cartoulis for initiating the donation!
What a difference the artificial lawn makes to the playground at the Siyakhanyisa ECD in Langa. The kids are going to have such fun on their new kid-friendly playground!
Such a pleasure to welcome Maryka Musson (previously from 2 Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town), who is now the General Manager at the Kingfish Company in Zeeland in the Netherlands. Thank you Maryka for the fascinating insights into the world of commercial fish farming... and some nuggets of what it takes to settle into and work in a completely new country.
The pleasure of immersing yourself in a book, is something you only learn when you have a book to 'get lost' in... and if your world does not contain many books, it might be a pleasure you never get to experience.
Louis provided some fascinating insights into the current state of affairs and future plans of the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra.
The impact of the pandemic has been profound - it is time for radical re-imagination...
If a 'gram of prevention is worth a ton of cure' it is certainly true for detecting fraud early. Siham and George presented their fascinating new process that is most certainly the start of a whole new era.
What a fascinating glimpse into a "Rotary in Action" initiative called "Rivers to the Sea"...
Read more in the Bark... and look out for the movie "A Plastic Ocean" on Netflix and YouTube.
"On Sunday, 12 September we celebrate the launch of Ship Waterfront on its 29 year voyage. Having played a vital role in the formation of RC Waterfront, have asked our Centennial Captain, David Bradley, to provide this week's guest log. Many thanks David for archiving our history since our maiden voyage, for prosperity!"
Captain June Webber
The members of the Innerwheel Club of Waterfront visited the Atlantis RC on 8 July to hand over comfort packs, cuddly toys, baby packs and educational toys to the Thuthuzela Clinic and the Atlantis State Hospital, above.
L->R Atlantis RC (ARC) member Karin, Sister Esterhuizen from the Paediatric Ward Wesfleur Hospital staff member, Nathalie Brandt Social Worker, ARC, Hospital team staff, Anne (Waterfront Inner Wheel), team staff, Jeannine Nel Hospital Dietician and Danny Petersen (ARC).
CAPTAIN (President), Membership & Public Image
PDG June Webber
IPP & FOUNDATION
PRESIDENT ELECT & Entrepreneurship
Jessica Sloan was recognised with a Vocational Service Award.
At the Board Meeting on 12 July, the Board took the decision to bestow Honorary Membership on the following people for the 2021/2022 - Thom and Bianca Mittag, Henry Mathys, Rain Morgan, Vaughan Pierce, Vic Hamaty and Glynis Jennings (President of Inner Wheel Club Waterfront). A special warm welcome to Henry Mathys of the V&A Waterfront!
Highlights from earlier in this Rotary year as well as highlights previous years can be found in the links below:
Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta urges members to become more involved in service projects, saying that caring for and serving others is the best way to live because it changes not only other people's lives, but also our own.