The Rotary Club of Wynberg’s new board was elected this past week for the 2018 – 2019 Rotary year. The club wishes to congratulate the following members who take office 1 July 2018. President 2018/19 Elizabeth Danckwerts, President Elect (19/20) Keela van Niekerk, Secretary Monique Bayes and Treasurer and Immediate Past President Rob Muphy.
Every year learners from two schools – Haugaland Vidergående Skole in Haugesund and Oddemarka Junior School in Kristiansand ,Norway raise funds by working one day of the year and donating these funds to a project called Action South Africa.
The funds raised are managed by a committee of Wynberg Rotary led by PP Are Hovstad for the benefit of 5 primary schools and 2 secondary schools in the Grassy Park, Lotus River and Zeekoevlei communities. In this year alone the Norwegian Committee gave out bursaries to the value of R940 000!
Rotary Invests more than half a million rand into skills and sustainable entrepreneurial development.
On Thursday 28 September, the Rotary Club of Wynberg presented a cheque to Learn to Earn’s Ground UP Barista Academy for R585 000. The funding was realised through partnerships with the Rotary Foundation, the Rotary Club of Tavistock Devon UK, Rotary District 1175 of the UK, the Rotary District 9350 (South Africa) and the Rotary Club of Wynberg.
Hundreds of Vrygrond residents got a free health screening last week when they took part in the Rotary Family Health Days.
The health days were part of the organisation’s fifth annual health project in South Africa and formed part of a national campaign which took place in 120 areas. The health days were held over three days from Wednesday October 3 until Friday October 5 at the Sozo Foundation in Vrygrond and volunteers from Kromboom, Constantia and Wynberg Rotary clubs assisted.
Seeff Southern Suburbs won the Rotary Quiz Night for the second year in a row on Tuesday 26 September at the Earth Fair Market Tokai.
The Rotary Quiz Night is a Rotary Club of Wynberg fund raiser that challenges teams to participate in a general knowledge quiz with a fun and enjoyable format.
The success of the Rotary Quiz Night is largely due to growing support from a loyal base of teams from Rotary clubs; Corporates as well as the public who over the past 4 years have come back again and again for an enjoyable fun night. The Quiz is grateful for the support of sponsors and donors who help make the event such a success. Our main event sponsors are RevPrint Tokai, AudioVan and Pixelberg. A big thanks also to the Maitland Group who donated R3,000 towards the Library Corner Project. Continue reading “Rotary Quiz Night: A Successful and Fun Evening”