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ROTARY FAMILY HEALTH DAYS

ROTARY FAMILY HEALTH DAYS

5 and 6 OCTOBER 2017 Every year, Rotary clubs in South Africa & other African nations hold Family Health Days for three days. Rotary clubs, in conjunction with regional & national health services, organise three d...
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WINE-TASTING SOCIAL MEETING

WINE-TASTING SOCIAL MEETING

For some reason, this meeting was particularly well-attended. Peter Straaten, of Ridgeback Wines, hosted a wine-tasting for us that showcased the excellence of Ridgeback wines. His talk was informative and entertaining....
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Menno de Wet
Name: Menno de Wet
Membership: Rotarian, Past President
Profession: Technical Textiles
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DISTRICT CONFERENCE 2017

DISTRICT CONFERENCE 2017

Our District Conference in Swellendam: 1) DGE Lynnette Stassen & MC Victor Crouser 2) Residents of Swellendam dressed in historic costumes from the museum 3 – 4) Seated for ...
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ROTARY CLUB OF BLOUBERG
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ROTARY CLUB OF BLOUBERG

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 one of 63 clubs of Rotary District 9350, which covers Angola, Namibia and western South Africa, and proud to be part of Rotary International. We participate enthusiastically in Rotary's global charity and youth programmes.
CLUB INFORMATION
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CLUB INFORMATION

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 Barbara Whitfield on: Tel: 082 778 0000 or e-mail info@bloubergrotary.co.za by 10.00 a.m. on the Thursday we meet if possible?
A happy New Year and good wishes for 2018.

Feel free to browse through our latest monthly "Blouberg Banter" newsletter (awarded Best District Bulletin 2012 & 2013).

PRESIDENT: Carl Bayhack
VICE PRESIDENT: Immediate Past President Deidre Crouser
SECRETARY: Barbara Whitfield
TREASURER: John Ackermann
COMMUNITY: Lizelle van Wyk
CLUB: Stephan Pöltner
FOUNDATION: Helène Visser
VOCATIONAL: Victor Crouser
PRESIDENT ELECT: Lizelle van Wyk
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL
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ROTARY INTERNATIONAL

Rotary International today is a global fellowship consisting of more than 1.2 million members in 33 000 clubs in more than 200 countries. If you wish to learn more, please go to our Links Page.
A SHORT HISTORY
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A SHORT HISTORY

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.
FOOD COLLECTIONS FOR CHRISTMAS
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FOOD COLLECTIONS FOR CHRISTMAS

17, 18,19 and 25, 26 NOVEMBER
Over these five days, our members held very successful collections of food donations for needy pensioners. We thank Rabie and Pick ‘n Pay for allowing us to collect outside the supermarket at the West Coast Village shopping centre, and Superspar in the Piazza Centre, Parklands, for allowing us to collect just inside their store. Thank you to the Rotaract Club of Blouberg for their help. Mostly, we thank all the shoppers for their very generous donations without which this project would not be possible. We aim to make up the food parcels in the second or third week of December to distribute in time for Christmas.
GALA NIGHT AT THEATRE
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GALA NIGHT AT THEATRE

We held a very successful Gala Night fund-raiser – a performance at the Milnerton Playhouse of the Off-Broadway hit musical ‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change’ by Joe Di Pietro and Jimmy Roberts, a hilarious, heart-warming, laugh-out-loud celebration of the mating game, incorporating everything you've ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws but were afraid to admit. Everybody enjoyed the show enormously and there was enthusiastic praise for the show. While the final figures are not in yet, we believe we made approximately R11 000 towards our charity fund. Thanks must go to the staff at Milnerton Players for their kind help with our evening, the brilliant direction, acting and backstage support of the show, and various local businesses who supported us by attending the show and donating prizes for our raffle.


RADIO BROADCAST ON One FM 94.0
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RADIO BROADCAST ON One FM 94.0

TUESDAY 24 OCTOBER 2017
The Rotary Club of Blouberg has made one contribution of many to the Rotary International effort to eliminate polio when, on the 24th October our President Carl was interviewed by Kabelo Shomang on OneFm Radio on the Brunch Show.

Rotary members in Cape Town, amongst many others, are reaching out on World Polio Day to raise awareness, funds and support to end polio – a vaccine-preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world today. Since Rotary and its partners launched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative nearly 30 years ago, contributing more than US$1.7 billion, the incidence of polio has plummeted by more than 99.9 percent to just 37 cases in 2016. To sustain this progress, Rotary International has committed to raising US$50 million per year over the next three years, which will be matched 2.1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. WITHOUT ACTION THERE CAN BE NO ERADICATION. Visit www.endpolio.org for more about Rotary and its efforts to eradicate polio.

CHILDREN'S HUB APPEAL
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CHILDREN'S HUB APPEAL

Moving home is an ideal opportunity to clear out any clutter. We appeal to you to please consider putting aside any children’s items that are no longer of use to your child. We need: stationery, arts and crafts, educational toys, games, school clothing such as shirts, jerseys and socks. We will collect your unused items and distribute to the many less fortunate children in our community. Please contact Deidre Crouser on 083 245 6093 or 021 556 1073 or via email deidrecrouser@gmail.com . Blouberg Rotary thanks the kind children and parents who have already contributed to this project.
ROTARY PASSPORTS
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ROTARY PASSPORTS

Fellow Rotarians, be amongst the first in your Club and District to own a snazzy Rotary Passport, for only R40. The Passport is a great way of keeping a note of your visits to other Clubs (for reference in years to come) and as a record of your ‘Make-Ups’. It is slightly bigger than an ID book with a laminated soft cover for durability and contains:

1 A personal Identification page
2. The Object of Rotary in English and Afrikaans
3. The Four Way Test
4. The Rotary Grace
5. 51 Club visit sections for completion

To purchase these attractive Rotary mementos please contact Victor on crouserv@aforbes.co.za or 083 229 5889
ROTARY RECIPES
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ROTARY RECIPES

To raise much-needed funds, we invited Rotarians, their families and friends to contribute over 130 delicious recipes to make up our Blouberg Rotary Recipe Book. The recipes are tried and tested and include many South African classics as well as a few exotic additions. We are selling the book, an attractive A5-sized booklet, at only R99.00 each. This is less than R1.00 per recipe! Please help our club to continue its valuable work by supporting us. If you are interested you can contact Lynne at lynnewade@mweb.co.za or Victor at crouserv@aforbes.co.za to enquire about purchasing this versatile addition to any kitchen. To see a few sample pages, go to our Photo Galleries page.
SPONSORS
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SPONSORS

Our club also owes profound thanks to the many sponsors who help us with our work through their contributions - large or small. Please open our Sponsors link to view our worthy community-minded benefactors.
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