Rotary Family Health Day was once again hosted in the south by Wynberg Rotary Club, Constantia Rotary Club and Kromboom Rotary Club.
The Capricorn Park residents gratefully made good use of the facilities and services. As usual the free readers for those battling with sight problems and the dental hygiene (together with the free toothbrush or toothpaste handed out) were of huge interest. As always there were the good and amazing stories from some of the community. We received wonderful co-operation from the City of Cape Town officials and the Provincial Department of Health officials and their community based organisations without whom we could not run the Rotary Family Health Day initiative and to Living Hope for hosting us. A big thank you to all involved.
Unfortunately we had to move our site location from Lavender Hill to Capricorn and apologise to all residents of Lavender Hill. However we will be back to try again to offer the services to your community.
Justin Schonegevel,a Wynberg Rotarian, and Lee Bergman, Wynberg Rotaractor, were presented with Citations for their exceptional dedication to the youth, at a meeting of RC Newlands Youth Services in September.
Justin Schonegevel : RC Wynberg
Past Rotaractor and now a Rotarian, Justin is the Adventures into Citizenship and Interact Training Workshop Champion, who has taken both these programmes to new heights and in so doing has fostered great working partnerships with RC Cape Town and Rotaract. Together these two leadership programmes oﬀered over 230 young people in Interact, this year alone, the opportunity to understand their roles in society and in Rotary.
Lee Bergman: Rotaract Wynberg, past DRR
Lee does not know how to have a weekend like normal people, or even normal Rotarians. If he’s having a braai, it’s because it’s a project, if he’s doing DIY, it’s because it’s a project, if he’s having a party, it’s because it’s Uncle Paul’s, if he’s away for the weekend, it’s because it’s a Rotary or Rotaract Conference, if he’s exercising, it’s because it’s the Cycle Tour/marathon /Two Oceans, and if it’s anything else, you can bet he’s designing the Youth Service website, or new banners for District, or the artwork for some Rotary function, or training Rotarians on social media. Lee put the face of Rotaract into the Rotary /Rotaract Partnership and reminds us to become the place Rotaractors want to move to when they leave Rotaract.
On Saturday 14 May the club took out 29 children from SOS Chilrens Home Thornton to the Rotary Blue Train park in Moullie Point.
The Childrens Day Out Project is an annual favorite and is always very exciting and full of good moments. The children thoroughly enjoyed the train rides and zip line.
Click here for a letter of appreciation