iThemba (Hope) Primary is going from strength to strength and Wynberg Rotary Club is proud to be with them on their journey.
On Wednesday 10th August, iThemba’s library was officially opened, in a joyful ceremony attended by the Principal and teaching staff and entertained by learners from the school. Rotarians from Wynberg attended and met representatives of various other organisations that have been part of iThemba’s journey.
Our initial contact was made at the beginning of lockdown when the school had a stationery drive. One thing led to another and we have now installed 20 library shelves. This has been followed up by book drives to help equip the library proper.
The school was built by Lufthansa, but is run by WCED. It is in a poorer section of town, and services Vryegrond and Capricorn Park areas. It opened in 2018 with 105 learners, 3 teachers, and a principal. There are now 19 classes, up to Grade 5 with 630 learners. The learners come from a diverse international background, with the majority having a home language other than English.
What is inspiring is the eagerness of all the staff to grow the quality of the schooling and the school, through libraries, veggie gardens, and, one day, a science and computer labs and a sports field.
EVANSTON, Ill. (June 29, 2022) – Jennifer Jones, member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, will be the first woman to take office as Rotary International President in the service organization’s 117-year existence on 1 July 2022.
During her one-year term, Jones will focus on building new relationships and establishing collaborations with organizations that share Rotary’s commitment to driving impact through humanitarian service and to developing leaders around the globe. She has also made Rotary’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion a key part of her presidential platform.
Book your team in our Annual Rotary Quiz Night Friday 27 May 2022
The Rotary Club of Wynberg is reloading its annual Quiz Night after two years of hibernation due to the pandemic. The Rotary Quiz Night is a fun evening for all with teams battling out for bragging rights and great prizes, this year will be no different. So come out and support a worthy cause that has been investing in the community for more than 73 years.
Rotary Quiz Night will be hosted at Timour Hall Villa on St Joans Road Constantia from 18:00 on Friday 27 May 2022. Teams can comprise of up to 8 people at R75per person (playing or not).
The Rotary Club of Wynberg is proud to present an exciting Last Night of the Proms alternative – Proms-lite on the Lawn – to be held at Groot Constantia Wine Estate on the 17th and 18th March, 2022! There will be one show each evening starting at 18:00 and running till approximately 19:30. The shows will be on the lawns (above the wine cellar), so promenaders can relax and enjoy the music in the late summer air. Book Here
During the pandemic our Club continued to deliver much needed services and kept up club attendance through exciting virtual and hybrid meetings. Rotary Club of Wynberg was awarded the Rotary Citation Award for 2020 – 2021.