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LITERACY AT VAATJIE PRIMARY

LITERACY AT VAATJIE PRIMARY

8 FEBRUARY 2019 South Africa faces many challenges in overcoming literacy shortfalls, and our latest response to this has been to launch a literacy project at the Vaatjie Primary School. Together with some of our ...
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CAPE TOWN SPACE SOCIETY LAUNCH

CAPE TOWN SPACE SOCIETY LAUNCH

Honorary members Hal and Bettye Walker have worked hard to further education in science and technology since Hal’s involvement with the Laser Rangin...
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CAPE TOWN SPACE SOCIETY LAUNCH

CAPE TOWN SPACE SOCIETY LAUNCH

The Cape Town Space Society is the first chapter of the US National Space Society in Africa 1 - 2) The Programme front and a banner 3) Looking back to mentor Prof. Hal Walker...
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CAPE TOWN SPACE SOCIETY LAUNCH

27 FEBRUARY 2019
CAPE TOWN SPACE SOCIETY LAUNCH
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Honorary members Hal and Bettye Walker have worked hard to further education in science and technology since Hal’s involvement with the Laser Ranging Experiment during the Apollo 11 Moon Landing. Their work in South Africa for many years, inspired by a meeting with President Nelson Mandela, culminated in the charter of the Cape Town Space Society, the first African chapter of the National Space Society in the USA. It consists of professionals and gifted learners, three of whom participated in the International Space Development Conference in LA in 2018. The launch involved a riveting audio-visual display and a Skype link to the USA. Their aim will be to further education in science and space exploration in South Africa.

VALENTINE’S DAY MEETING

14 FEBRUARY 2019
VALENTINE’S DAY MEETING
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As a meeting this year fell upon the 14th February, we celebrated Valentine’s Day by ending the business early so that we could enjoy a special meal in the general restaurant, complete with special cocktails and a romantic accordionist. Many of us dressed in red or had heart shaped accessories, and we were very happy that DG Casper chose to celebrate his birthday with us too.

OPERAL LITE AT ST JOSEPH’S

10 FEBRUARY 2018
OPERAL LITE AT ST JOSEPH’S
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Some of us, every year, support the Rotary Club of Kromboom by attending their major fundraiser, a light opera and popular music concert which showcases local musical talent. This year, despite the challenges of a new venue and electrical power cuts, we enjoyed a wonderful concert which was a testament to Kromboom’s hard work and the dedication of the artists.

DISTRICT GOVERNOR CLUB VISIT

7 FEBRUARY 2019
DISTRICT GOVERNOR CLUB VISIT
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We are always happy to welcome our DG on his / her official visit to our club. This year, we very much enjoyed receiving DG Casper & hearing his address to us. He updated us on what is happening in District 9350 and stressed that, as members, the more we put into Rotary, the more we benefit. It was also a special evening because we inducted 5 new members. Here is DG Casper with President Lizelle, and new members (L to R) Kay, Henri, Lauren, Sharné & Andre.

LAUNCH OF BOAT FOR THE DISABLED

2 FEBRUARY 2019
LAUNCH OF BOAT FOR THE DISABLED
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In July 2018 we awarded a Paul Harris Fellow Award to naval architect Alex Simonis for his long efforts to build and market the SV14 boat, which can be sailed by people with physical disabilities. With the partnership and sponsorship of boat companies, businesses and individuals from around the world, the SV14 is available to people who previously could never have dreamed of sailing a boat. As the Milnerton Aquatic Club will be the hub of this initiative here, we were invited to the launch.

CLUB SOCIAL DINNERS

DECEMBER & JANUARY 2019
CLUB SOCIAL DINNERS
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President Lizelle initiated a series of dinners for members to get to know each other better. As Blouberg Rotarians are experts at eating, drinking and making merry, the evenings were very much enjoyed by everyone. There was only one drawback: in the interests of those who get up early to work, the evening was meant to end at 9. Most members complied.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

FORTHCOMING EVENTS
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TUESDAY 30TH APRIL
Raid to the Rotary Club of Century City Cape Town
THURSDAY 2 MAY
Meeting cancelled due to our club raid on Tuesday 30th April
3 and 4 MAY
District 9350 Conference in Somerset West
TUESDAY 7 MAY
Blouberg Rotary's Bingo Evening Fund-raiser at the Italian Club, starting 19.15 for 19.30. A fun evening for all! To find out more, go to www.bingocapetown.co.za . Lucky winner Sharon won our Snowball of R2 750 in January 2019.
THURSDAY 9 MAY
Meeting at Hirsch’s, Milnerton
THURSDAY 16 MAY
Speaker PDG Geraldine Nicol on Early Childhood Development







YEAR END SOCIAL

13 DECEMBER 2018
YEAR END SOCIAL
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We all look forward to our last ‘Rotary party’, whereby we each bring a wrapped present of a set value & exchange them after a long evening of festive fun. Each participant draws a number, which determines the order in which we can choose & unwrap a present. The next person can either choose a new present or ‘steal’ the unwrapped present – in which case, the first person will unwrap a new present. Each unwrapped present must be clearly displayed – as opposed to being hidden on laps, under tables or buried under serviettes. Each present may only be ‘stolen’ three times before it is ‘locked.’ Before the evening is over, Rotarians have the opportunity this one time in the year to act with a complete absence of integrity, truthfulness and maturity.

THEATRE NIGHT IN MILNERTON

6 DECEMBER 2018
THEATRE NIGHT IN MILNERTON
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One of our happiest and most relaxed fund-raisers is our annual December Gala Night at our local theatre, Milnerton Players. We invite everyone to join us for a night of peerless theatre, delicious home-made refreshments and a generous array of raffle prizes. The show we enjoyed this year was the off-beat Christmas production ‘The Christmas Spirit’ in which Death himself is invited to join a family for a traditional Christmas dinner. Rotarian Richard and a former Blouberg Rotarian both graced the stage this year. The unfolding of the plot was sometimes unpredictable, but the audience were left feeling that they had begun the Festive Season well. We thank the generous sponsors without whom this evening would not be possible.

MAD HATTERS AUCTION FOR THE BLIND

24 NOVEMBER 2018
MAD HATTERS AUCTION FOR THE BLIND
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At few of us attended this prestigious annual fund-raiser held by the Cape Town Society for the Blind. Here we see Menno, Lizelle, Bettye, Hal & Helène, all wearing creative hats in a spirit of fun.

MARGARET HIRSCH HONORARY MEMBER

8 NOVEMBERV 2018
MARGARET HIRSCH HONORARY MEMBER
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At a glitzy dinner hosted by a local branch of Hirsch’s, we inducted Hirsch’s CEO & prominent South African entrepreneur Margaret Hirsch as an honorary member. She has created various organisations & initiatives to uplift the community, focusing particularly on women & children. Some of her projects are the ‘Girls With Dignity Project’, which helps girls who are missing part of their education through insufficient sanitary resources, & the ‘Margaret Hirsch Women In Business Achiever of the Year Award’, aimed at business women participating in those fields Hirsch’s operates in. Wolfgang Riebe was our fascinating Motivational Speaker, who gave a truly unique presentation because he enlivened it with magic tricks. Here we see Lizelle, Margaret and her husband Allan

SPEAKER MATTHEW WILLMAN

25 OCTOBER 2018
SPEAKER MATTHEW WILLMAN
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We were very fortunate to host renowned photographer Matthew Willman, who has travelled the world and photographed Nelson Mandela and Bill Clinton, amongst many others. We were joined by members of 7 neighbouring clubs, some of whom helped with the formalities. Matthew gave us a fascinating insight into his life as a world famous photographer, whose odyssey was inspired by a wish to meet Nelson Mandela, whose official photographer he eventually became. Some of us eagerly bought his book ‘Tripping Over Presidents’.

MINI CONFERENCE MOSSEL BAY

13 OCTOBER 2018
MINI CONFERENCE MOSSEL BAY
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Twelve of us attended the District 9350 Mini Conference in Mossel Bay – most chose to spend two nights there. Mossel Bay Rotary treated the delegates really well, with bubbly accompanying the morning snack, to celebrate the club birthday, and a delicious lunch. The conference combined a summary of the past year in District and information and advice on running our clubs. We were very proud to be one of the clubs in our District which were awarded the RI President’s Citation plus a District Citation for the planting of trees. We all enjoyed meeting other Rotarians and renewing our own club fellowship. Here is Past President Carl with our 2 Citations.

MARSHALLING CAPE TOWN MARATHON

23 SEPTEMBER 2018
MARSHALLING CAPE TOWN MARATHON
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Marshalling the marathon is a good fundraiser for us as well as being an opportunity to be part of an important event in Cape Town’s calendar. We marshal the last sector of the race. Our day begins when we get up in the dark to be in place and, after a very necessary round of coffees, position ourselves to protect the cyclists from interference by drivers and pedestrians. Runners of all abilities participate. It was particularly moving to see runners participating in partnership with people with disabilities. Our warmest admiration for two members of Blouberg Rotaract, who participated. Here we see Tommy helping a runner.

WOMENS DAY FOR ROTARY

9 AUGUST 2018
WOMENS DAY FOR ROTARY
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We were proud to hold the first ever Rotary Women’s Day in District 9350. Our distinguished Guest Speaker was dynamic businesswoman Margaret Hirsch, while ‘Big Positive Guy’ Andre du Toit was our MC. Three lady Past District Governors were present. The ladies – and the men supporting us, including District Governor Casper Kruger – enjoyed a riveting talk by Margaret Hirsch on how, through her own growth as a business mogul, she has empowered many women and continues to fight for women’s upliftment. DG Casper gave interesting information about women in Rotary and our District. Gifted musician Frank sang us a song about the first lady Rotarian, Sylvia Whitlock. We look forward to next year’s event! Here we see Margaret Hirsch and President Lizelle.

CHARTER OF RCCCCT

21 JULY 2018
CHARTER OF RCCCCT
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This July, a long-held dream was fulfilled when the Rotary Club of Century City Cape Town was chartered. Blouberg Rotary is the official sponsor club, but the clubs of Bellville and Goodwood and advisors from District have also been most supportive in getting the new club onto its feet. It chartered with 19 members, some with previous Rotary experience, and also includes two Rotaractors in its ranks. Dignitaries Rotary International Membership Director Brian King and Rotary Coordinator Zone 20A South Andrew Jaeger and 27 Rotary Clubs supported the event. This new club was welcomed warmly into District 9350 and Rotary International. A special cartoon of the founder members was drawn up.

PRESIDENT LIZELLE’S INDUCTION

6 JULY 2018
PRESIDENT LIZELLE’S INDUCTION
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Our glamorous evening Induction was celebrated by many, most noteworthy perhaps being Premier Helen Zille. The MC was ‘Big Positive Guy’ Andre du Toit. We were very happy that 11 Rotary Clubs, Rotaract, Interact, Lions, Masons and Round Table shared the celebration, although of course our families and friends were closest to our hearts. The venue was beautifully decorated with the bright colours of our Theme Logo. We honoured Alexis Simonis with a Paul Harris work for his pioneering design of a yacht for the disabled. Rotarian Bruce received a Paul Harris Sapphire for many years of dedicated service, while Rotarian Lynne received the annual Rainmaker award for the work she does on the club bulletin, website, brochures and posters. We warmly welcomed eight new members to our club – an auspicious start to the Rotary Year. Here are new Rotarians Jannie, Phillip, Ron, Peter, Martin, Anzelle, Leanne and Chantel.

ROTARY CONVENTION IN TORONTO

JUNE 2018
ROTARY CONVENTION IN TORONTO
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Rotarian Helène, who is very active on Club, District and International levels, attended the Rotary International Convention in Toronto, which ushered in RI President Barry Rassin. En route to the Convention, Helène met with several Rotarians in Norway, Denmark and Sweden. At the Convention, she linked up with our District Governor Elect, Casper Kruger, and other Rotarians from our District. The Convention showcased the work Rotary does worldwide and this year drew attention to indigenous peoples, youth in Rotary and gender equality. Amongst the guest speakers were Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and former First Lady of the US Laura Bush. We were encouraged to embrace this year’s Theme ‘Be the Inspiration.’

ARABIAN NIGHTS SOCIAL

26 MAY 2018
ARABIAN NIGHTS SOCIAL
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What better way to raise funds for our Youth activities than to dress up in costume and consume lots of delicious food and refreshments while enjoying a party? We organised our own Arabian Nights theme event and cooked delicious food, dressed up in exotic costumes, paid a modest fee and had a ball. Our Rotaract friends also joined us for the evening. Martin the Mummy won the Best Dressed award.

DISTRICT CONFERENCE AT LUDERITZ

3 – 5 MAY 2018
DISTRICT CONFERENCE AT LUDERITZ
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Helène, Lizelle & Menno, Pat, President Carl and his wife Leanne, and honorary members Hal & Bettye represented us at this year’s District 9350 Conference. The road trip up to Namibia was enjoyed by all and the hospitality at Lüderitz was amazing. Many who were there said it was one of the best Conferences ever. DG Lynette Stassen handed over to DG Casper Kruger. Our Club was awarded the RI Presidential Citation and an award for contributing $26.50 per member to RI in the Foundation’s Centenary Year. Bettye was asked to do the Conference Invocation. Hal amazed everybody with his impromptu guitar and singing at an evening social. Here we see (back) Bettye, Pat and Helène and (front) Hal, Menno, Lizelle, Leanne and Carl.

RAID BY CENTURY CITY

3 MAY 2018
RAID BY CENTURY CITY
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We were raided by members of the (then) Provisional Rotary Club of Century City Cape Town, which we are proud to sponsor into Rotary. President Elect Anthony Lawrence addressed us on his hopes for the club’s future and stressed that they will focus on the environment as a main priority. Here we see Anthony with Century City Secretary Elect Deidre and our Past President Les.

TALK BY PROF. TIM NOAKES

12 APRIL 2018
TALK BY PROF. TIM NOAKES
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We hosted Professor Tim Noakes, the founder of the popular and sometimes controversial Banting diet / lifestyle. He expounded the philosophy behind the diet and explained the reasons for his own conversion to a carb-free diet. We hosted over 130 guests. After his very interesting talk, Professor Noakes signed copies of his new book ‘Lore of Nutrition.’ Here we see Professor Noakes, Lizelle and President Carl.

COMMUNITY AWARDS EVENING

29 MARCH 2018
COMMUNITY AWARDS EVENING
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Following the successful initiative we began last year of recognising 5 members of the local community for outstanding service to their community, we were privileged to recognise 5 very special individuals: Warrant Officer Josias Gouws of the Table View Police was recognised for his initiative in apprehending a notorious criminal who had preyed on women in the local area. Alfred Welemtsha, vice principal of Sinenjongo High School, has shown an outstanding commitment to education through the evolution of Sinenjongo High from a community school housed in containers to a fully recognised high school. Karen Oliviera, founder & CEO of Mothers That Care, began with a small group of mothers who made sandwiches for needy learners who have become an organisation of 100 volunteers who not only continue to provide school meals but also facilitate groceries, blankets and clothing to go to many needy people. Cheryl Lynn Potgieter spent 3 months living in the bush to gain the trust of one mistreated dog, and has since founded the Daisy Animal Rescue Trust. Sandra McConnachie has spent her whole life helping others: creating jobs for the disabled, volunteering for Neighbourhood Watch and paramedic duties, and organising food and goods for the needy over Christmas and after a local fire disaster. Here are WO Josias Gouws, Alfred Welemtsha, Karen Oliveira, Sandra McConnachie and Cheryl Lynn Potgieter.

YOUTH CELEBRATION EVENING

22 MARCH 2018
YOUTH CELEBRATION EVENING
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We held a very enjoyable evening, at which the members of Blouberg Rotaract and learners and mentors from the 7 Interact clubs we sponsor (one soon to be chartered) were invited: Bosmansdam, Buren, Curro, Milnerton, Parklands, Sinenjongo and Blouberg International high schools. The aim was to celebrate the enthusiasm and many activities of our Rotaractors and Interactors. Each club gave a presentation on their current activities and future plans and impressed us with their dedication. We were also very proud to be able to present the Interact Clubs of Curro and Parklands with their RI Presidential Citations for the last year.

CAPE TOWN CYCLE TOUR

11 MARCH 2018
CAPE TOWN CYCLE TOUR
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As we do every year, 39 members, partners and friends got up BEFORE dawn to be in place at our posts around Kalk Bay to marshal the Cycle Tour, armed with sandwiches and fresh coffee. After enjoying the sunrise, we saw the first cyclists coming through. Altogether, 35 000 cyclists participated this year. The weather was good and some cyclists wore colourful hats and costumes, sometimes to draw attention to the charities they were supporting. This year, some cyclists also towed disabled children in trolleys – very touching to see. In our sector, apart from the horse and rider that appeared on the route, all went well. Our condolences, however, to the Rotary Club of Helderberg Sunrise on the loss of Rotarian Jeremy Glover, who was marshalling and was killed in an accident. Here we see James assisting a cyclist.

OUTING TO WINELANDS

10 FEBRUARY 2018
OUTING TO WINELANDS
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Some members, families and friends enjoyed a lovely day out touring 2 of our local wine farms: the atmospheric Fairview wine estate, with its famous goat tower and home-made deli foods; and the beautiful Ridgeback estate, with its own spring water pond with ducks and swans and delicious lunches. We first enjoyed a wine and cheese pairing at Fairview, then retired to Ridgeback for a leisurely lunch. Here we are enjoying our lunches.

WINE-TASTING SOCIAL MEETING

30 NOVEMBER 2017
WINE-TASTING SOCIAL MEETING
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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. They export 90 percent of their wines, but some can be found locally. All business was concluded before the tasting began. Alan, Yvonne and Fran are working hard on their wine appreciation skills.

SUPPORT FOR CHARITIES

OCTOBER 2017
SUPPORT FOR CHARITIES
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OCTOBER 2017
We are always happy to support events hosted by charities, organisations and NGOs which we are associated with. This month, we attended the HIGH Spring Tea fundraiser held by the Cape Town Society for the Blind, and also the Birthday Celebration held by Meals for Wheels, Brooklyn branch. Here we see the CTSB Tea with MC Solly Philander & CEO (and Blouberg member) Lizelle; and the happy luncheon at Meals on Wheels.

VISIT BY RI PRESIDENT

19 SEPTEMBER 2017
VISIT BY RI PRESIDENT
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Eleven members and associates, plus members of Blouberg Rotaract, attended the District 9350 cocktail function to welcome Rotary International President Ian Riseley during his short visit to Cape Town. He explained that his Theme ‘Rotary: Making a Difference’ does not only apply to those whose lives we benefit, but also to Rotarians themselves. Four very lucky new Rotarians were inducted into Rotary by President Ian. The next day, two of our members attended a special tree planting where President Ian planted a tree in the Cape Town Company Gardens, next to the site of a tree planted by Rotary founder Paul Harris many years ago.

THE CAPE TOWN MARATHON

17 SEPTEMBER 2017
THE CAPE TOWN MARATHON
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Thirty two Blouberg Rotarians, family and friends got up at the crack of dawn to marshal the Cape Town Marathon, a 42.2 km race around the city. We marshalled the last 3 km of the race, stationed in various positions on the streets. Our job was to keep motorists on the few open roads from interfering with the route, to direct runners and to assist them where needed. There were one or two moments with motorists, but no serious incidents. We raised R19 200 for our Charity Fund. Here we see Jessie with her son Jerard.

LUNCH AT WILDERER DISTILLERY

7 MAY 2017
LUNCH AT WILDERER DISTILLERY
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Member Stephan organised a lunch outing and Grappa brandy tasting at the Wilderer Distillery near Paarl. This was well-supported by our members, who will enjoy good food and beverages at the drop of a hat. The lunch was delicious – thoroughly to be recommended – while the Grappa tasting came with a very interesting tale of the history of the distillery. Here, Stephan is flanked by our Wilderer Distillery hosts.

IMPROMPTU FUN AT MEETING

19 JANUARY 2017
IMPROMPTU FUN AT MEETING
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A few members planned a special surprise for us – after the meeting was closed, members Stephan & Pat performed a play-reading of the great classic ‘Dinner for One’, playing butler James & Miss Sophie. They were helped with props by our venue, the Italian Club, & members thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment.

BLOUBERG’S 30TH BIRTHDAY

17 NOVEMBER 2016
BLOUBERG’S 30TH BIRTHDAY
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We celebrated 30 years since the Charter of our club with a wonderful evening of celebration & reminiscences. Many past members & Anns (including some founders) & friends from the past were there – but we were also heartened by the presence of so many current family members & friends, & representatives from our Rotaract, Interact & EarlyAct clubs, representatives from District 9350 & Rotarians from neighboring clubs. DG Ian Pursch congratulated us. The Interact & Rotaract presentations gave us an inspiring preview of our future in service. After this, there were many fond reminiscences from the club’s past, which were often enlightening to current members. We also received thanks from various charities & institutions who we have helped over the years. With such a history of dedication & good fellowship, we can look forward to many years of service with enjoyment in the community.

SPEAKERS AT MEETINGS

SPEAKERS AT MEETINGS
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We are proud to have a very active speaker programme under which speakers in diverse fields are invited to address us on a wide number of topics.
Speakers in the last year or two include Professors Pierre Goussard & Ronald van Toorn of the Tygerberg Children’s Hospital on the ground-breaking surgery they do to save the lives of babies and young children; Greg Player of Clean C, a Cape Town-based environmental organisation which focuses on beach-cleanups and providing recycling services; Jeremy Opperman, a visually challenged man and inspirational speaker who mentors people with disabilities; student nurse Leilah Salomao, who we are assisting with her studies; and Dr Ricky Dippenaar, a neonatologist. Lastly, Cape Town Space Society members, learners Dene Castle, Skylar Martin & Chantal Mbala, who attended a Space Convention in LA to present their project which promotes Ion Propulsion to power space vehicles, who we see here with mentors Hal & Bettye and Lizelle.

MEETING WITH OTHER ROTARIANS

MEETING WITH OTHER ROTARIANS
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We enjoy meeting other Rotarians from neighbouring clubs and from further afield too. We also make sure to visit other Rotary clubs whenever we are away from home.
In recent timess, some members attended the Charter of the Rotary E-Club of Greater Cape Town and the Charter of the Rotary Club of Century City Cape Town, we have been raided by other cluns, received visitors from Germany who have donated towards our Zusakhe Creche project, and been visited by a member of Wimberley Rotary in Texas, whose club has contributed to a Global Grant in Cape Town. Member James recently visited the Rotary Club of Hong Kong, and the Rotary Club of Seminyak (Bali), while member Malcolm visited the new Rotary Club of Malé in the Maldives – here he is with President Ranesh Ahmed.


PAUL HARRIS RECOGNITION AWARDS

PAUL HARRIS RECOGNITION AWARDS
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Over many years, we have awarded Paul Harris Fellowships, or additional Sapphires, to deserving members or other heroes who have gone the extra mile in service to our club, Rotary and the community. Paul Harris was the founder of Rotary International and it is a special honour here to receive an award. In 2017, the principal of a local high school, Sylvia Steyn of Parklands Secondary Faculty, was awarded one for dedicated service to the community through school programmes and the Parklands Interact club. Member Helène was awarded a Second Sapphire for her exceptionally hard work and dedication on Club, District and international levels. Milnerton High learner Shannon-Lee Levin was awarded a Paul Harris for her outstanding charity initiatives and work in Interact. In 2018, yacht architect Alex Simonis was awarded a Paul Harris award for his hard work designing a yacht which can be sailed by people with disabilities. Member Bruce Lewis was awarded Paul Harris Sapphire for his many years of unstinting service in Rotary. There are many other Paul Harris Fellows in Blouberg Rotary. Here we see Rotarian Ivar and Judy at the back, and Alex on the right with daughter Ashleigh and wife Laura.

BINGO FUNDRAISERS

BINGO FUNDRAISERS
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Two talented Bingo callers – Carl & Richard, will each take successive months. The Bingo nights take place the first Tuesday of every month at our meeting venue, the Italian Club, Donegal Street, Rugby. To find out more, go to www.bingocapetown.co.za

TALK ON MOON LANDING

11 FEBRUARY 2016
TALK ON MOON LANDING
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Our friend & benefactor Professor Hal Walker, a pioneer in the field of laser research who was instrumental in the design & operation of the laser-ranging project that was part of Apollo 11’s “Man on the moon” mission ( & who is also a member of Inglewood Rotary, LA) enabled us to hold a fund-raising talk by sharing his fascinating story with us. An enthralled audience of 330 enjoyed his fascinating anecdotes & speculations on the future of space exploration. South Africans Nomathemba Kontyo, who worked at NASA, & Mandla Maseko (who hopes to be the 1st black South African in space) were also present. Many neighbouring Rotary clubs also supported us. Here we see Hal & Mandla.

PAUL HARRIS PLAQUES RESTORED

12 DECEMBER 2015
PAUL HARRIS PLAQUES RESTORED
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At some time unknown to us, 2 plaques on a rock in Cape Town’s botanical gardens to commemorate the visit of Rotary International founder Paul Harris in 1934, during which he planted a tree, went missing. Our club has rectified this by placing 2 new plaques at exactly the same spot.
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