Long standing member Barry Cleveland reminisced about his time as a member as Wynberg Rotary celebrated their 70th anniversary on 30 November 2019 at Palm House Wynberg.
Rotary Club officially chartered 12 December 1949 celebrated it’s 70th year in service with sparkling wine, jazz and lawns games. Palm House set the seen for a anyone who celebrates 70 years.
While we looked back through our history and recognize the amazing years the club has had, we are also looking forward to our future. Our club celebrates its youngest President this year with a younger board that is ready to take the club forward for the next 10 years. Below you can read Barry’s speech to the club.
WYNBERG ROTARY CLUB OVER THE YEARS
A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE by Barry Cleveland)
I joined the club in 1989, with the incomparable John Vivian as President. The week before the formality I said to Val, “I am being induced next Thursday, and you’re invited to attend.” Val replied that nothing on earth would keep her away….
Rotaract and Rotary Celebrating 100 years of Madiba Magic
18 July in South Africa and the world in known as Mandela Day in memory of our countries first democratically elected President and Apartheid struggle leader. This past Wednesday South Africa celebrated 100 years of Madiba’s Magic that continues to live on in his memory.
This past week our Club together with our partners in Interact and Rotaract handed out stationary to learners of Isiphiwo Primary School in Khayelitsha, Rotaract Wynberg spoiled the nurses of Victoria Hospital with chocolates and Steenberg Rotaract with our Interact Clubs cleaned Muizenberg and Sunrise Beach Cape Town.
Ian H.S. Riseley issued a challenge last year. He wanted Rotarians to plant 1.2 million trees – one for every Rotarian in the world – between 1 July 2017, when he took office as president of Rotary International, and Earth Day, 22 April 2018. Clubs around the world have embraced that challenge, and in his travels this year, Riseley himself has often been asked to pick up a shovel.