Wynpress 17 May 2018

Wynpress is the newsletter of the Rotary Club of Wynberg. Published weekly, Wynpress includes minutes of meeting, future events, and relevant club and Rotary International information. The volumes run concurrently with the Rotary year:-

  • Volume 64 : from July 2012 to June 2013 (President Mike),
  • Volume 65 : from July 2013 to June 2014 (President Karen),
  • Volume 66 : from July 2014 to June 2015 (President Jackie),
  • Volume 67 : from July 2015 to June 2016 (President Stephen).
  • Volume 68: from July 2016 to June 2017 (President Alan).
  • Volume 69: from July 2017 to June 2018 (President Rob).
  • Volume 70: from July 2018 to June 2019 (President Elizabeth).

Highlights of the current Wynpress are reproduced below:

Aubrey Michalowsky
12.02.1932 – 28.04.2018

Aubrey, who joined our club in 2000, was in charge of bursary
awards for our Interact clubs for many years. He was always
cheerful, helpful and kind – a dedicated doctor, a loving husband
and good friend to all.

He was born in Albertinia, 12th Feb 1932, in a hotel that was owned by his parents. Once qualified at UCT Medical School in 1955, he spent some time in the USA and then worked in Oudtshoorn for 18 years. He practiced in Namaqualand, at Kleinzee, and also in the Kimberly area for 8 years. He loved being a GP and, when he moved to Cape Town, he joined Dr Cohen in Observatory and later bought the practice.

The practice was in the Main Road, Observatory and robbers looking for drugs, forced their way in and locked “Dr Mike” and his receptionist in a cupboard. He immediately decided he did not want to practice in such a vulnerable area anymore; and Rotarian Hugh gave him a consulting room in a suite at Groote Schuur Hospital, where he stayed and was well loved by the staff until his retirement.
He is survived by his wife, Adele and a daughter in Australia.

Dates To Diarise

24 May Club Meeting at Palm House
26 May Tree planting day at Fairmount High School: 10.00
31 May Soup and sherry evening at Monique’s home
7 June Biffy’s Induction as President. Venue to be decided.



What is Success?
To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people
And the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics
And endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty;
To find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better,
Whether by a healthy child, a garden patch,
Or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived;
This is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson