Meetings are usually at the CAPE TOWN HOTEL SCHOOL at Granger Bay, but may change at short notice to the METROPOLITAN GOLF CLUB. Please confirm with Club Secretary: Alex Fotoh.
We welcome guests - visiting Rotarians, friends, family and interested strangers... For catering purposes - and so we can arrange an appropriate welcome - please confirm your attendance with our secretary: Alex Fotoh preferably on the Wednesday preceding our meeting.
Fri 19 July 2019 at Metropolitan Golf Club
No Speaker - Fellowship Meeting
Tue 23 July 2019 14h00 at Mugg & Bean Waterfront
Fri 26 July 2019 at Hotel School
Fri 2 Aug 2019 at Hotel School
Media Launch Breakfast for the 2019 Waterfront Canal Challenge - Guest Speaker is Ryan Stramrood one of our event ambassadors.
Sun 18 Aug 2019 at Cape Town Stadium
One-to-One fun day for the intellectually disabled community of Cape Town. Please bring prizes and sign up for duty on the day - ALL HANDS ON DECK please!
Pieter Swart 0834507565
Enquiries: email Alex Fotoh
Immediate PP and Vice Captain: Sue Truter, Secretary & President-elect: Alex Fotoh, Treasurer: Debby Daniel, Public Image & Membership: Vaughan Pierce, Captain: Derek Pead, Rotary Foundation: Janet Kriseman, Club Admin: Janice Halliford, Fundraising: Siham Boda, Master Bosun: Spiro Mitchell. Not in picture: Piet Postema (Service Projects), Alex Schubert (Entrepreneurship) and Phephelapi Dube (Youth Service).
Sue hands over the 'chain of office' to Derek Pead. The 'chain' is getting heavier every year...
Sue pinning the badge of office on Derek - the pins are getting blunter every year!
Lorna Bradley from Inner Wheel, welcomes Natalie Pead with a bunch of red roses - the internatinal symbol of friendship of Inner Wheel.
Derek and Sue - the official induction picture.
Alex Fotoh, Vaughan Pierce, June Webber, AG Menno de Wet (Blouberg) - behind June - Terry Lancaster (Newlands), Chris Beech (Newlands), PDG Geraldine Nicol (Newlands), Lenora Saul from Raymond Ackerman Foundation, Janet Kriseman, Siham Boda, JJ (Claremont), David Bradley.
Visitors from Newlands RC: Terry Lancaster & Chris Beech.
Rob Wolffs, Gordon Miller and Theoniel Potgieter enjoying a joke...
And the "best dressed man of the day" goes to George Mua! Glynis Jennings and David Bradley lent moral support.
David Bradley, Hannarie Wenholdt and Johann Gerber.
Mike Goldman and Sue Truter
Siham Boda and Vaughan Pierce
2018/2019 Board with their 'appreciation' books.
George Mua, Walter Liccata, Alfons Genseberger, Margie Licata, Alex Fotoh and Lisette Genseberger.
Sue Truter with her mom.
Sue's mom chatting with Siham.
Glynis, Joe Hansen and Sue.
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JULY is the start of NEW ROTARY OFFICERS' YEAR OF SERVICE.
Florencia Lopez Tobias was inducted as the newest member of our Club. Welcome aboard Flor! Accompanying her was her husband Jonathan Henning.
Phephelaphi Dube with Nkosi Maseko and Tabitha Kongo at the morning session at the council chambers - part of Rotary Club of Cape Town's Adventures into Citizenship initiative.
Steven Boers from Cape Town Rotary welcoming everyone to the luch at Good Hope Seminary High School. Mr Linz - the acting principal of Goodhope Seminary - gave a most inspiring and entertaining address.
Capt Sue with the two Grade 11 learners from Trafalgar High School we sponsored: Nkosi Maseko and Tabitha Kongo.
It was an evening of much loved big-band jazz tunes at the Baxter for some of our 'oldies'!
Big "Thank You" to Jannice for organising and Glynis and Maryka for their support. It is humbling to realise that this event is in its 21st year - what a magnificent achievement!
It was a magnificently beautiful Sunday for the annual Potjiekos competition at Glencairn.
Glynis, Sue, Maryka, Hannarie, Martin and Annette had a wonderful time.
The Rotary Club of Waterfront, with the Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, will be presenting a Youth Concerto Festival on Sunday 9 June at 16:00 in the St John’s Church in Wynberg.
Seven upcoming young classical musicians will be performing various popular works accompanied by the Cape Philharmonic Youth Orchestra under the baton of Brandon Phillips.
All profits from the concert will be shared equally between the Rotary Club of Waterfront and the Youth Orchestra.
The Youth Orchestra will use its share to assist in funding the Masidlale (Let us Play) Project - a grassroots training programme that teaches 100 learners from Gugulethu, Khayelitsha, Langa, Pella, Mamre and Atlantis to play various musical instruments, as well as the CPO Music Academy (based at Rhodes High School in Mowbray) that offers theory and practice every Saturday morning to 120 music students at intermediate and advanced level by 17 specialist teachers.
Rotary Club of Waterfront will apply their share to enable deserving financially challenged learners from Trafalgar High School to partake in activities of the Youth Sailing Academy in October during the Boat Show in the V&A Waterfront as well as supplying lawn and equipment for the playground of the Siyakhanyisa Early Childhood Centre in Langa.
Soloists L->R: Chris Njapa (cello), James George (trombone), Herman de Wee (horn), David Cyster (clarinet), Amanda Lawrence (flute), Liam Slabbert (bassoon), Nwuko Sunday Kelechi (cello)
Many thanks to Janice for organising this outing for the children of Christine Revell Children’s Home in Athlone.
The little people had a wonderful time at the Rotary Blue Train Park in Mouille Point. Thank you Gavin Schachat from Sea Point Rotary Club for making this possible.
Clearly the children loved the outing and the play area and the train and the chicken and chips - much happiness all round!
Alan Knight, visiting from Charing Cross club in Glasgow, was pleasantly surprised to re-meet Piet Postema. In the 1980's they both worked for Stocks and Stocks on the Sun City construction site.
Spiro organised the "Unwined Cyclists" to gather Easter goodies for the children of the Christine Revell Children’s Home. Alicia, Maryka and Piet represented the Home and Captain Sue joined the festivities.
Golden Oldies from Guguletu Senior Centre enjoyed coffee and cake, kindly supplied by Waterfront Mugg and Bean. To entertain and assist them were Margie and Walter Licata and Waterfront Rotarians Janice Halliford, Glynis Jennings and Vaughan Pierce. Chelsey Kelly and Lola Mills handed over Easter Goodie Bags, kindly provided by Janice.
Andre Nel of Pick n Pay CSI & Sustainability came to talk to the Club about the wonderful People n Planet (PnP) initiative Pick n Pay is doing for communities and schools around the country. Andre presented on the Pick n Pay Schools Club as well. The Pick n Pay School Club is South Africa's largest independent education platform. The club provides much-needed educational support to 3000 schools across the country and in so doing creates change in the lives of over 1.87 million learners and 87,500 educators.
Rob the Seal (and his visitors book) left the hospitality of the Peads, to take up residence with Pieter Swart.
The decades old custom of "passing on Rob the Seal" was started to encourage club members to socialise ouside of normal club activities.
Our team met with Derrick Fraser of Big Bay Events to plan the 2019 Canal Challenge Swim event in the V&A Waterfront, Battery Park area. Exciting ideas are being developed to expand this family fun event, with a serious focus on the elimination of single use plastic and preserving our ocean.
Alfons Genseberger and Glynis Jennings at the first Trash Bash of the year with the Two Oceans Aquarium at Rondevlei, which forms part of the False Bay Nature Reserve. They were joined by Lisette Genseberger of Soroptimist International Cape of Good Hope. Another Trash Bash will be organised in 3 months time.
Renee Mitchel has been elected Treasurer of District 935 Inner Wheel and Lorna Bradley as a Director on the Governing Body of Inner Wheel International. Renee and Lorna's 1 year terms officially start on 1st July 2019. It is a great honour to be elected to the Governing Body that has 16 Directors from 104 countries. Well done Lorna!
A delighted father and son team who were lucky enough to buy the last parking ticket!
Capt Sue and Hans Stampfl selling parking tickets at the pre-race expo.
Marshaling on race day is a wonderful experience - the excitement of the crowd is contagious and weathering Cape Town's 4-seasons in an afternoon adds to the experience - and best of all, it earns our club much needed revenue!
Debby Daniel and her friend, Sue Dixon braving the wind!
Visitors Joseph Hansen and Florencia Lorenz Tobias along with Maryka Vermaak. The three of them were in charge of parking P1 on the day of the race.
International Inner Wheel President Christine Kirby has been visiting Southern Africa and was in Cape Town over the week-end. Here she is seen presenting her Banner to DG Casper Kruger at the start of the Cycle Race. Pres Christine was given the honour of firing the starting pistol for seven cycling groups.
Trafalgar Interact Club with Interact teacher Alvin Haupt spent some with the children at Christine Revell Children’s Home - a fun event all round!
Congratulations Val Griffiths on a milestone birthday! Val, who now lives in the UK, is a charter member of Melkbos RC and a past Captain at WRC and later WRC Inner Wheel. Sharing her birthday treat at Kirstenbosch is June Webber and Lorna Bradley.
Charter member Paulette Colman and her husband Andrew, who are on holiday from Cornwall, joined Camp Warden Koos Burger and his wife Antoinette and Lorna and David Bradley for a guided tour of the camp facilities followed by a walk through the unique fynbos Labyrinth.
In spite of the very hot summer the camp was pristine with some green grass play areas.
After the walk the group joined the Fish Hoek Needlework Group at their Quilt exhibition where the centre-piece was a huge Labyrinth Quilt. This quilt is the work of several quilters and is a magnificent piece of work. Even after the very hot dry summer the camp was a jewel.
Michelle Whitehead from Mountain Manor Guest House hosted a Valentine's Day Tea for 20 Golden Oldies from Haven Old Age Home and Monte Rosa Old Age Home.
Janice Halliford and Glynis Jennings from WRC assisted and had great fun looking after the ladies and gentlemen.
Nikki Jackman and her team from "The Joy Movement" got them all dancing and singing.
Members of Newlands RC with the super-excited welcoming committee.
The crew from Waterfront RC.
Geraldine Nicol (Project Leader Langa ECD) presenting the initiative - other notable speakers included Jean Mpati (Chairperson of the Langa Forum of Principals), Jasper Walsh from HomeChoice (a major sponsor), Debbie Shafer of the Dpt of Social Development and Lungi Gwaai (MC and Newlands RC member).
Jean Mpati Chairperson of the Langa Forum of Principals (center) singing with members of the forum.
The enthusiastic delegates being entertained by the Leap School Choir.
Leap School Interacters working the registration desk.
Leap School choir presenting a spectacular song and dance routine.
In 2016, WRC received a Global Grant from the Rotary Foundation to create and equip libraries in 9 primary and one high school in greater Cape Town.
It was an extremely uplifting occasion to attend the opening of the new library at Levana Primary School in the poverty stricken township of Lavender Hill, Cape Town. The library has been named after René Roman, a 13 year old Levana pupil who was a murdered near the school last year. René was a keen reader who aspired to be a teacher one day and her loss shocked the school community.
The opening of the library was preceded by a play written and performed by the learners themselves. Professor Jonathon Jansen gave the opening address, telling the learners that he too lived as a child in Lavender Hill and attributed his success to reading at an early age. We are so fortunate to have played a part in creating the learning environement for children in an area desperately needing help, and the hope that books can give.
Paulette Colman who was a Charter member of our Club in 1992 is now based in Cornwall in the UK. Paulette and Theoniel had a lot to reminisce about: they ran in the first Signal Hill Noon Gun Half Marathon as part of the Waterfront Rotary Team. The second photo is of Captain Sue Truter with some of the original Members of the Club: Martin Colman, Theoniel Potgieter, Paulette Colman (not related to Martin) and David Bradley.
What a pleasure it was to induct Nancy Onyango into the WRC family. Nancy - originally from Kenya - has lived in Cape Town for seven years and her special interests are education and ECD.
Welcome Nancy! We wish you much success in all your endeavors; we are so fortunate to benefit from your enthusiasm and energy.
One of the many highlights for Piet and Anne Postema from WRC, was to meet up with ex-WRC members Bernadette and Nigel Brown, who now live in Sydney.
Anne Postema and Nigel Brown enjoying a light lunch in the shade.
This is Rotary in action. Following a very successful workshop with the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) that was arranged by Janet Kriseman, Rotarians were invited to take books, which had been donated by Australian schools, for their library projects. Maryna de Lange, the Principal of Goedverwacht Primary School (a disadvantaged school in the West Coast/Piketberg region) happened to be in town, and was desperate for books to stock their school library. A few phone calls later, Maryna returned to Goedverwacht with a boot-full of books.
Siham and Phephelaphi conducted half a day’s training on Peer Mediation to 39 grade seven learners at Rahmaniyeh School. We taught the learners how to peacefully resolve conflicts and other life skills including anger management. The learners enthusiastically participated in the role plays and keenly engaged with Pepsi and Siham.