Ground UP Barista Academy Grant

Rotary Invests more than half a million rand into skills and sustainable entrepreneurial development.

On Thursday 28 September, the Rotary Club of Wynberg presented a cheque to Learn to Earn’s Ground UP Barista Academy for R585 000. The funding was realised through partnerships with the Rotary Foundation, the Rotary Club of Tavistock Devon UK, Rotary District 1175 of the UK, the Rotary District 9350 (South Africa) and the Rotary Club of Wynberg.

The portion of the funds invested will go towards training 26 unemployed adults with basic Barista skills. Continue reading “Ground UP Barista Academy Grant”

Rotary Family Health Days – 2017

Hundreds of Vrygrond residents got a free health screening last week when they took part in the Rotary Family Health Days.

The health days were part of the organisation’s fifth annual health project in South Africa and formed part of a national campaign which took place in 120 areas. The health days were held over three days from Wednesday October 3 until Friday October 5 at the Sozo Foundation in Vrygrond and volunteers from Kromboom, Constantia and Wynberg Rotary clubs assisted.

Health screenings included: immunisation and Vitamin A supplementation, Continue reading “Rotary Family Health Days – 2017”

Rotary Quiz Night: A Successful and Fun Evening

Seeff Southern Suburbs does it again!

Seeff Southern Suburbs won the Rotary Quiz Night for the second year in a row on Tuesday 26 September at the Earth Fair Market Tokai.

The Rotary Quiz Night is a Rotary Club of Wynberg fund raiser that challenges teams to participate in a general knowledge quiz with a fun and enjoyable format.

The success of the Rotary Quiz Night is largely due to growing support from a loyal base of teams from Rotary clubs; Corporates as well as the public who over the past 4 years have come back again and again for an enjoyable fun night. The Quiz is grateful for the support of sponsors and donors who help make the event such a success. Our main event sponsors are RevPrint Tokai, AudioVan and Pixelberg. A big thanks also to the Maitland Group who donated R3,000 towards the Library Corner Project. Continue reading “Rotary Quiz Night: A Successful and Fun Evening”

Building Kennels in Khayelitsha

In celebration of Nelson Mandela, Lina, Brian, Hugh, Biffy, Derek, Jackie, Simisha and Imran braved the cold and damp and headed for Mdzananda Animal Clinic in Khayelitsha. They rolled up the sleeves and proceeded to build 2 kennels out of old packaging crates.

Mdzananda seeks to enhance the well being for the animals and their community through veterinary health care, education and partnerships.
The clinic serves up 1000 animals per month through consultations, surgery, hospitalization and mobile clinics for sick and injured animals.
The clinic has a strong focus on education and community empowerment, and understanding the community’s needs.
The kennels will be available to the community at a low cost.

For more information about Mdzananda Animal Clinic please see their website

Induction 2017-2018

On Thursday 29th June the Wynberg Rotary Club and guests proudly attended the induction of President Rob Murphy for the 2017-2018 Rotary Year. Rob has been secretary for the past few years and we are all confident that he will bring nbew insights to the role of President.

President Rob (left) being congratulated by outgoing President Alan.

Rob started a very inspiring speech with a quotation from Henry VIII –

“I’m told that a good way to start a speech like this is to say “As Henry V111 said to his wives: I won’t keep you long…. “  so we all settled into our next glass of wine …  Robs Induction Speech.

The New Board: Candice (Youth), Biffy (PE and Membership), Keela (Secretary), President Rob, Mike (Treasurer) and Alan (PP and Services)

Download Incoming President Rob’s Induction speech and Outgoing President Alan’s Handover Talk.

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