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Tree planting challenge 2017-11-18 23:00:00Z 0
Rotary people – seriously smart people 2017-11-18 23:00:00Z 0
Rotaract Sea Point induction 2017-11-18 23:00:00Z 0
Fund Raiser - RC Paarl 2017-11-03 23:00:00Z 0
Posted by Graham Parkhurst on Oct 18, 2017
Kromboom Rotary Club teams up with the Wynberg and Constantia Clubs for this year's RFHD
 
 
As was done last year, Kromboom Rotary Club teamed up again with the Rotary Clubs of Wynberg and Constantia to host a site for Rotary Family Health Day (RFHD).  This year the site chosen was the Sozo Foundation in Vrygrond where close to 1000 people were screened over the three day period.
RFHD 2017 - RC Kromboom Graham Parkhurst 2017-10-17 23:00:00Z 0
Upcoming Events August 2017 2017-08-08 23:00:00Z 0
Could all Newsletter editors please submit their newsletters to clubnews@rotary9350.co.za for judging/evaluation for the coming year
Newsletter Submission 2017-08-08 23:00:00Z 0
Membership 2017-08-08 23:00:00Z 0
The hard work of giving relief to the Knysna fire victims is ongoing and D9350 is blessed to have President Doug Emanuel; Chair Fire Relief Committee – PP Mick Furman  and Admin Fire Relief Committee – PP Sharon Richards taking up this challenge.
Thank you! The response to our appeal for funding has been very encouraging and the disbursement of the funds is being handled with the utmost confidentiality and discernment.
Actual funds received from donors is R 1 804 622 with more pledged.
 
Knysna Fire relief 2017-08-08 23:00:00Z 0
The newly created Environmental Sustainability Committee of D9350, chaired by Lew Botha from the Newlands Club, is there to communicate and interact with clubs.
All clubs are keen to get their citation and planting 1 tree for every 1 member in the club as challenged by our RI Pres Ian Riseley will achieve a goal towards humanitarian service and the environment will thank you.
Go For Green - Take up the 1:1 challenge 2017-08-08 23:00:00Z 0
Women’s Day was made extra special by the Claremont Rotary Club with a most generous donation of R20 000 towards readers for our RFHD 2017 sites.
President Liz Rose wrote that the club recognises the desperate need for this valuable service to communities and hopes that with this donation more people will be able to receive eye testing and be issued with readers.
A gift to RFHD 2017-08-08 23:00:00Z 0
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"When I have a mental picture of the President of a Rotary Club, that person doesn't look like you." How's that for a nerve-wracking opening statement from a major talk-show host?   But that's just what Siham Boda, President of Waterfront Rotary, heard as her 'live-on-air' discussion began this afternoon with 567 Cape Talk's John Maythem. Siham elegantly engaged with John's statement and the 12 minute conversation that followed makes for inspiring listening.  In fact, the conversation went so well, even the news started late!  Thanks and very well done, Siham, and thanks President Stephan of Oostenberg for making this happen.
Siham Boda Nails 567 Cape Talk Interview Janey Ball 2017-08-08 23:00:00Z 0
Quiz Night 2017-08-08 23:00:00Z 0
Mark Daniel Maloney selected to be 2019-20 Rotary president 2017-08-08 23:00:00Z 0
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Barry Rassin, of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2018-19. He will be declared the president-elect on 1 September if no challenging candidates have been suggested.
 
Barry Rassin selected to be 2018-19 Rotary president 2017-08-08 23:00:00Z 0
I hope you all remember our very long association with HelenLieberman and Ikamva Labantu, because of the Day Care Centre Project etc.
Helen Lieberman Barbara Whitfield 2017-08-02 23:00:00Z 0
We are the Hiking Fellowship of Rotarians and friends-we do a walk/hike each month,and the committee meets the first Wednesday evening also each month.
Hiking Fellowship Garnet Carr 2017-08-02 23:00:00Z 0
August is Membership and New Club Development Month. How does this connect to The Rotary Foundation? The more Rotarians we have the more resources we have for TRF funding and the more we can do to Make A Difference in our world.
More Members Mean More Meaningful Success PDG Patrick G Coleman 2017-07-22 23:00:00Z 0
RC GrSch - Project 2017-07-22 23:00:00Z 0
Rotary Family Health Days 2017-07-17 23:00:00Z 0
District Membership Team continues the Drive
 
The District Membership Team held the second in the series of Membership Workshops on the 02 Sept 2017 at the Backsberg Wine Estate continuing with the Drive in the District to assist Clubs to increase their Membership. To this end the District has drafted a Membership Strategy for 2017-2020 and are keen to hear how Clubs in the District are managing their Membership Recruitment. Your Ideas and Strategies to both recruit and retain Members can greatly enhance what is being achieved in the District to grow our membership. The Membership Strategy document can be down-loaded from this web-site in the Home Page Download Files block on the left.
 
Workshop Participants at Backsberg Estate on the 02 Sept 2017
 
District Membership 2017-06-02 23:00:00Z 0
Rotaract - Mossel Bay 2017-05-24 23:00:00Z 0
A Message from the Mayor
 
 
PP Stephen Young; DG Ian Pursch; RI President's Representative Ron Beaubien and Nicholas Myburgh, Executive Mayor of Swellendam
 
The Rotary Club of Swellendam pulled out all the stops for the District Governor's Gala Dinner with Mayor Nicholas Myburgh setting the scene with an inspiring speech.
 
To read the Mayor's speech..
Conference 2017 2017-04-30 23:00:00Z 0
Rotaract Gets Going in Angola
 
On his recent visit to Clubs in Angola District Governor Ian Pursch inducted President Gracinda da Sousa of the Rotaract Club of Luanda the first to be Chartered in Angola and sponsored by the Rotary Club of Luanda.
 
District Governor Ian Pursch (District 9350) and Pres. Luis Rodrigues with the President and Members of the Rotaract Club of Luanda
 
 
Rotaract 2016-12-14 23:00:00Z 0
Posted by Janey Ball on Nov 19, 2016
The Rotary Foundation is the
World’s Outstanding Foundation for 2016!
 
When the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the US-based professional association of fundraisers, rates The Rotary Foundation (TRF) No 1 in the World, it's worth taking notice.
 
The Rotary Foundation Janey Ball 2016-11-18 23:00:00Z 0
Posted by Janey Ball on Oct 16, 2016
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EarlyAct Workshop Reflects the Best is Yet to Come

Members of EarlyAct in D9350 raised the bar on their Rotarian counterparts as they spoke with passion and conviction, on Saturday, about their community projects.
 
The opportunity to do so was presented by the EarlyAct Workshop, organised by D9350's Youth Committee with enthusiastic support from D9350 Rotaractors.
EarlyAct Janey Ball 2016-10-15 23:00:00Z 0
 
Making Playtime Safer in Lüderitz
 

The Lüderitz Rotary Club has upgraded the Nautilus playground at a cost of N$230 000.
During the recent inauguration of the Nautilus playground President of the Lüderitz Rotary Club Maritz Morgan said this is the eighth playground renovated by the Rotary Club at Lüderitz. 

Community Project - RC Luderitz 2016-09-25 23:00:00Z 0
School Libraries Score with a Global Grant

Global Grant #1527314 was recently awarded by The Rotary Foundation to the The Rotary Club of Waterfront for their School Libraries Development Project.
 
The process for securing the above Global Grant (GG) started in 2014. During 2015 this complex process continued requiring considerable work from five RC Waterfront Members. We battled to garner sufficient support from Rotary Clubs, companies and individuals to cover the minimum seed fund of US$ 15 000, and to gather the available District Designated Funds (DDF) contributions.
Literacy Project - Global Grant 2016-09-15 23:00:00Z 0
South African and Swedish Rotary Clubs raise funds for the refurbishment of a Dental Clinic for the Community of Nomzamo. Thanks to the multifaceted Partnership the Clinic will now be able to offer a range of dental preventative care, including dental hygiene services and oral hygiene education.
 
Dental Clinic for Nomzamo 2016-02-10 23:00:00Z 0
Rotary Family Health Days Sites Open Janey Ball 2015-10-07 23:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 04, 2015

 

This year’s Rotary Family Health Days campaign in South Africa will be big in every sense of the word. It spans three Rotary Districts, 9400, 9370 and 9350.  It brings together many volunteers and healthcare workers across the private and public sector. (3 Mins to learn more....)
Rotary Family Health Days are Happening Now! Janey Ball 2015-10-03 23:00:00Z 0
Rotary equipping youth to make a difference in their communities Regine le Roux 2015-08-20 23:00:00Z 0
Posted by Janey Ball on Aug 10, 2015
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It's Membership and New Club Development Month! But you knew that, right? wink And you know too that membership matters. It is the lifeblood of Rotary for the more members we have, the more prospect we can do good in the world.
 
 
Membership and New Club Development Month Janey Ball 2015-08-10 00:00:00Z 0

 

 

 

 

ROTARY CLUB OF NEWLANDS ADDRESSES EMERGENCY RESPONSE VEHICLE CRISIS

 

The shortage of emergency response vehicles is a serious problem being faced in the Western Cape (and in fact, the rest of the country). This lack of vehicles often leads to emergency services taking up to 40 minutes to arrive at disaster scenes, especially in more remote areas. It goes without saying that the vital lost time can literally mean the difference between life and death.

 

Due to budget constraints, the situation doesn’t show any signs of improving - either from a provincial or municipal perspective. However, a fund-raising project recently initiated by the Rotary Club Newlands aims to supply an additional, much-needed vehicle to be operated by the Disaster Volunteer Group, EVS. The fully-kitted, multi-purpose vehicle will provide services to residents in the Deep South, from Claremont to Cape Point, including Masiphumelele, Ocean View and Redhill.

 

 

 
News Release, Emerency Responce Vehicle Regine Le Roux 2014-11-13 00:00:00Z 0