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….
Rotary District 9350 & Rotary Eastern Kansas District 5710 Fellowship Exchange
Rotary International promotes fellowship and no better way to experience this than through the Rotary Fellowship Exchanges. During this past month 15 so Rotarians from various Rotary Clubs of Eastern Kansas Kansas USA have visited District 9350 and been shown around from wine farms, sights and interesting projects.
Our club hosted the group from 22 March to 25 March where Biffy organised a very fun and exciting programme ensuring our guests see a lot of Cape Town in a short time. We know they were impressed and we hope to see our friends soon.
Born in the far south of Norway in Kristiansand, Are and his wife Wenche first came to Africa in 1973 where Are represented the Norwegian Government. They returned to Africa, specifically Zambia, in 1985, before heading south to Cape Town in 1992.