Rotary Club of Blouberg Presents! Click the Button for a Selection of Our UPCOMING EVENTS!
Rotary Club of Blouberg...
One of the most vibrant Rotary clubs in Cape Town, the Rotary Club of Blouberg is a dynamic group of professionals and business people who are dedicated to the Rotary ideal of 'Service above Self.' We meet every week for a friendly meal with good fellowship, but our business is to help charities, institutions and needy people in the area north of Cape Town ranging from Blouberg to Brooklyn, from Du Noon to Parow. We are part of Rotary District 9350 and proud to be part of Rotary International. We participate enthusiastically in Rotary's global charity and youth programmes.
Rotary International today is a global fellowship consisting of more than 1.2 million members in 33 000 clubs in more than 200 countries.
We were chartered on the 21st November 1986 with 24 members, our sponsor club being the Rotary Club of Milnerton. Our first president was Allan Fraser and our first meetings were held at the Blouberg Hotel. Right from the beginning, we leapt eagerly into service to the community by becoming involved with Vaatjieplaas farm school and St Jospeh's Home for chronically ill children in Philippi. We also held a fund-raising Carols by Candlelight at the Bayside shopping Centre. In 1992 we proudly inducted Pat Strydom as our first lady member. 2009 saw the sad closure of our sponsoring Rotary Club of Milnerton, but events moved full circle as many of their members joined us.
We meet at 18.00 for 18.30 every Thursday evening at the Italian Club, Donegal Street, Rugby. Very occasionally we may choose to meet elsewhere, so it is best to contact us to make sure if you wish to visit us. We welcome visitors to any of our meetings. Because we need to notify the Italian Club of our meals, could any visitors please contact Jean on: Tel: 084 300 0920 or e-mail her via our Contacts Page by 10.00 a.m. on the Thursday morning before we meet if possible?
Upcoming Events & Projects....
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY
For many, our favourite annual project is the exciting Christmas Party we hold for approximately 300 disadvantaged and differently abled children from different areas around northern Cape Town. On Saturday 7th December, the children will enjoy a petting zoo, rides drawn by beautiful carthorses, face-painting, soccer practice, and a magician show. Burgers and chips and ice creams will keep them going. The highlight will be when Santa arrives with present boxes to hand out, leaving the children with memories which will last a long time.