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: Sue Truter
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: Sue Truter preferably on the Wednesday preceding our meeting.
Fri 24 Jan 2020 at Metropolitan Golf Club
Nadine Rolston "My journey through Thailand..."
Enquiries: email Sue Truter
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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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.
The early, early morning crew prepare to help get everyone to the right place at the right time...
Another successful Sanlam Cape Town Marathon done and dusted - well done everyone!
Top Left: Maeesha Innocent and Shaniece Hendricks volunteered to help on the day. They are both ex-Interact members from Trafalgar High School.
Top Right: Anja Schwartz hands a well deserved medal to super-runner husband Barry - Mighty congratulations Barry!
BottomLeft: At the 10km finish line, Glynis Jennings, Aex Fotoh, Siham Boda and George Mua.
Bottom Right: WRC members and Interacters handing out medals at the finish line of the marathon.
JANUARY is VOCATIONAL SERVICE month.
Graduation Day at Siyakhanyisa is a tremendously exciting event for the little people who have spent months preparing for this big day.
The next step for the graduates is 'real school' in January 2020...
But first there was a lot of singing and dancing and performing to the delight of the proud parents and their guests.
It was a night of high excitement... Grace Fabe welcomed the guests and then santa and the elves took over, sharing the magic with all the little people.
A HUGE thank you to all the volunteers and Santa and the elves and all the helpers and everyone who helped to - once again - make it a magical evening for all!
The members who made it all happen are Siham Boda, June Webber, Shelley Finch (Newands), Spiro Mitchell and Phephelaphi Dube.
Left: Rotarian Andre Du Toit (Blouberg) was presented with a Vocational Service Award for his contribution to the success of the Challenge. Right: Siham Boda presented Henry Mathys from the V & A Waterfront with an award for Community Service for their part in the event.
The Inner Wheel Newbie Bowls fundraiser was a great success. Thank you to the Waterfront Rotary teams who took part. Vic Hamaty, Vaughan Pierce and Janice Halliford made a formidable team, though not the winning team. Janice had some lessons from Vic on "how its done". A fabulous day of great fun.
Florencia Lopez Tobias visited the Rotary Club of Chicago while travelling in the USA. She attended a networking event which was organized by Rotary called Passport to the World. She is seen here with Club President Marshall Schmitt.
WRC sponsored a group of Interacters from Trafalgar High School to attend the Soetwater Environmental Camp at Kommetjie on the weekend of the 25th - 27th of October.
The camp was a three day leadership and youth development course including sessions on leadership and communication skills as well as some fun activities like hiking and the snake and bird show.
On the 18th of October 2019 Greg Bertish from the charity, Little Optimist, hosted 10 Trafalgar Interact learners for sailing lessons at the V&A Waterfront as part of the Cape Town Boat Show and an extra treat was free entrance to the Aquarium. Mr Alvin Haupt the Interact teacher joined them.
Thank you Siham and Pepsi for arranging this outing and Chris Fick for helping with transport to the V&A Waterfront
Learners from our 2 inner city Early Act Clubs attended an Environmental Camp at the Rotary Glencairn Camp.
Top: Phephelaphi Dube and Siham Boda with the group from Rahmaniyeh School.
Above: Phephelaphi Dube with the group from St Mary's School.
Today we signed the contract to upgrade 14 ECD centres in Langa. This project of just over R1m will be completed by 30 November 2019. L->R: Trevor Green from RICTS (Contractor), Graeme Hyde from Breadline RSA (Principal Contractor), Chris Beech of Newlands Rotary Club and Piet Postema of Waterfront Rotary Club.
The Management Committee of Christine Revell Children’s Home welcome Grace Fabe as our new General Manager as of 1 October 2019. She will be taking over from Alicia Rhoda who has served the Home with pride for the past 22 years and during this time has grown the home from near collapse to the solid efficient facility we have today. Grace was the Office Manager for Salesian Life Choices for the past 2 years and has a background in accounting. We look forward to working with Grace.
As Pieter Swart from WRC was about to leave Lima, he bumped into Roberto Fontanella who is the Rotary Coordinator Zone 23B. His home club is Rotary Club de Bella Vista in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and he was on his way home after attending meetings in Peru.
Captain Derek Pead held a training session with other Rotary mentors from District 9400. Rotary trains its volunteer members to act as mentors to entrepreneurs. District 9400 is holding a symposium for 200 entrepreneurs next week, and they would like to offer mentoring to these entrepreneurs. They haven’t had any mentor training before, and as Derek is the most erxperienced, he volunteered to assist them.
The second annual Waterfront Canal Challenge was held at the Waterfront Battery Park on Saturday19th October. Athough there were several water events on at the same time, we had a very successful turnout. The inaugural Theodore Yach Elite Mile Memorial Race was held and the winner is seen here with Michelle Yach and her sons David and Daniel. In addition, a new Swim Run Race was introduced this year. Again The Big Positive Guy , Andre du Toit was MC for the day.
In a fitting tribute to Women's month, both the Senior and Junior Debating competition was won by all girls teams. The standard was impressively high - well done all!
Thanks to Johann Gerber and Dirk Hoffman for the many hours they devoted to this project, and to the WRC Inner Wheelers who prepared refreshments during the break.
The Senior Trophy was won by Hershell who conclusively beat DF Malan, on the night.
PDG Ian Purch congratulates Springfield Convent who beat their rivals from Camps Bay High, to take the Junior Trophy.
Thanks to Glynis's exceptional organisational skills and the mental acuity of the team, WRC managed to get a very impressive placement inside the top 25%.
Piet, Sue, Jannice and Pieter - the morning shift.
Chris Winberg and Johann Gerber with Rain Morgan and Pieter Swart
Jannice and Florencia encouraging some youngsters...
Rain with some of the 141 hats she and Pieter's mom, Hanna knitted during the year - with some of the snoods knitted by Sarah and Mike's packets of raisins that was a firm favourite with the older people. (and yes, the wind was blowing - its not us moving that fast :-)
...and then things got crowded - and LOUD - but a tremendously good time was had by all!
Waterfront Rotary Club is very proud to be part of this exciting event which got off to a brilliant start at the media launch on Friday, 2 August 2019. Special thanks to our Waterfront Canal Challenge Brand Ambassadors, Ryan Stramrood and Michelle Weber and to our primary sponsor - the V&A. The support of the Cape Town International Boat Show is also hugely valued. We look forward to sharing the weekend of 18 - 20 October 2019 with them in what promises to be an epic weekend of family fun at the V&A Waterfront!
Ryan Stramrood, Michelle Yach, Michelle Weber and Capt Derek Pead with the brand new Theo Yach trophy.
Glynis Jennings (wearing her Inner Wheel hat) and Rene Mitchell prepping veg for the marathon soup-cook organised by Ladles of Love, an NGO assisting the indigent of Cape Town.
The event took place near the fountain on Heerengracht and each volunteer paid R100 to participate (and spend hours chopping and peeling!)
Clothing and blanket parcels were also handed out - most welcome on such a bitterly cold day!
Captain Derek Pead was in excellent company as Beverley Schafer - the current deputy speaker of the provincial parliament - lent a hand.
The spekboom planting initiative at the little blue train in Seapoint was organised by Seapoint RC - whose president - Farhat Danyal is here with Capt Derek and Glynis Jennings who almost managed to be in 2 places at the same time!
Anne Postema makes these handy education aids from various types of bottle tops. Apart from doing its bit for the environment, it is hours and hours of work to sort, write on and pack all the sets.
Piet with Nomsa Baleni and Lydia Makiva of the Sunflower Educare Centre.
Lungiswa Jikolo of Gege’s Educare Centre and Nomonde Tshamlambo of the Likwezi Educare also received sets.
Waterfront Rotary has been assisting Boundary Primary School in the creation and maintenance of its library. What started as an empty room followed by the donation of some old green and wooden shelving has now been transformed into a bright and colourful library. Waterfront Rotary donated the paint, and the school community sanded and painted the shelves over the school holidays. The school has purchased new carpeting which will arrive soon to make the room even more inviting. Well Done Janet Kriseman for your oustanding work!
John Hewko (centre), CEO of Rotary International is visiting Cape Town for the World Economic Forum. Siham Boda caught up with him at the Rotary Club of Cape Town where he spoke about the great things happening in Rotatry. He also spoke about the challenges we are facing, the largest being Membership and how to attract new members. Siham presented him with some pomotional items from the Waterfront Canal Challenge. With them is DG David Holtzhausen.