Wynpress

Weekly Wynpress

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).
  • Volume 71: from July 2019 to June 2020 (President Keela).
  • Volume 72: from July 2020 to June 2021 (President Justin).

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Highlights of the current Wynpress are reproduced below:

LOCKDOWN – 104 DAYS AND COUNTING
To beat the Covid-19 blues, now more than ever, it is important to
take care of your mental health by remembering just how resourceful
you can be. We have all been cooped up in our homes for weeks, so
cabin fever is real!
For most people, there is nothing better than getting together with
family and friends and when these interactions are taken away, it is
natural to feel off.
While lockdown has certainly put a damper on our social lives, social
distancing doesn’t have to mean cutting yourself off from the world,
as most of you know we have ZOOM to keep connected. We are living
in a digital age and we are so fortunate to have tools that we can use
to instantly connect with people around the corner or on the other side
of the world.
The internet has unlocked our communications superpowers and
provided a variety of ways to connect. While nothing beats sitting
next to someone you care about and having a conversation, our
phones, laptops and personal computers provide the next best thing
by allowing us to be in the moment when communicating, without
physically being there.
Ideas for staying connected with friends and family in a socially
distanced world:
1) Unleash your inner movie critic!
2) Join online parties,
3) Have a cook along – which I know you all enjoyed when Dave
adopted the Master Chef role
4) Take a virtual vacation – if you are dreaming about taking a
stroll on the beach or hiking in the mountains, whisk your friends
and family away into the world wide web and travel at the
click of your mouse. Decide on your destination and give each
person a chance to share their destination through pictures
and/or videos. You could travel around the world in a day
5) How about a virtual happy hour – it’s a great way to
decompress and I know how much most of you love your wine;
so organise a virtual happy hour and cheers to everyone who
joins. Everyone can then enjoy a drink and spend time chatting
together.
6) For those who enjoy the workout regimen – I can think of
several members… boost your immune system: Try setting up
a regular, common workout time with a friend or family member. You could even attend an online exercise class.

In closing I recommend you give your C-19 blues a boot. We are
capable of incredible things but our ability to adapt and overcome is
perhaps the strongest.
I trust these recommendations will help everyone stay connected with
all those that are close to you.
By Ann O’Driscoll

Dates To Diarise: Zoom Meetings (Guests welcome, by request)
All July RI Convention July Breakouts: https://convention.rotary.org/en/honolulu/july-breakouts
16 July Rotary Goal Setting and its pertinence to WRC
23 July Virtual Christmas in July
30 July Val Cleveland: ‘Will Democracy last?’