Meetings are usually at the CAPE TOWN HOTEL SCHOOL at Granger Bay, but may change at short notice to the METROPOLITAN GOLF CLUB. Please confirm with Club Secretary: Sue Truter.

We welcome guests - visiting Rotarians, friends, family and interested strangers... For catering purposes - and so we can arrange an appropriate welcome - please confirm your attendance with our secretary: Sue Truter preferably on the Wednesday preceding our meeting.


Fri 22 June 2018 at Hotel School
My year at the helm... Siham Boda

Fri 29 June 2018

Sat 30 June 2018 8:30 for 9:00 at Pavilion at Kelvin Grove:
Induction of Sue Truter - 2018/19 Captain

Matthew & Michelle Turner - "Reach Out to Others".

My Life - Phephelaphi Dube

Mon 16-18 July 2018
Madela Day - food parcel packing

Fri 20 July 2018 at Hotel School
Sue Truter - The Year ahead

Fri 27 July 2018 at Hotel School
Business Meeting

Sun 19 Aug 2018

Fri 31 Aug 2018
DG Visit to WRC

Sun 23 Sept 2018 - Cape Town Marathon
Please "Save the Date" - we will need marshalls on the day.

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Siham Boda

Immediate PAST PRESIDENT & Service Projects:
Piet Postema

Alfons Genseberger

Debby Daniel

Sue Truter

Maryka Vermaak

Nadene Rolston

Vaughan Pierce

Spiro Mitchell


WEBSITE: Pieter Swart


P.O.Box 50007, Waterfront
8002 Cape Town, South Africa

Enquiries are most welcome.


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Waterfront Rotary Board of Directors for 2017/18

L-R: Master Bosun: Alfons Genseberger, Director Membership: Glynis Jennings, Director Foundation & Club Service: Maryka Vermaak, President-Elect (2018/19) and Secretary: Sue Truter, President: Siham Boda, Immediate Past President & Service Projects: Piet Postema, Fundraising: Spiro Mitchell, Director Youth Services: Nadene Rolston.
Not in picture - Treasurer - Debby Daniel, President-Nominee (2019/20) and Director of Public Image - Vaughan Pierce

Inner Wheel News

The Executive of Inner Club of Waterfront for the 2018-19 year will be:

President: Lorna Bradley
Secretary: Anne Postema
Treasurer: Renée Mitchell

D9350 Mini Conference Sat 21st Oct 2017

WFRC was well represented at the 2017 Mini Conference in Somersetwest: PDG June Webber, Alex Shubert, Piet Postema, Sue Truter, Chris de Bruyn, Captain Siham Boda and Derek Pead.

8th Oct 2017 - Tree Planting at Glencairn

Tree planting at Glencairn Rotary Camp was great fun. Koos Burger, the Resident Camp Warden was kind enough to assist in planting our 44 trees. This was in response to RI President Riseley's call to all club members to each plant a tree. Some members of the Cape Town Club joined the Waterfront Club at the tree planting.

An act of faith - Captain Siham planting the littlest tree: one day, it will cast a big shadow!

20 Sep 2017 - RI President Ian Riseley planting a tree in the Company Gardens

RI President Ian and DG Lynette in front of the tree they planted to commemorate his visit to D9350.

RI President Ian Risely at the tree Paul Harris planted in 1934.

DG Lynette Stassen and Captain Siham Boda.

2nd Oct 2017: Rotary Family Health Day Set-up

The proud RFHD team, with Bev McDavid of Pinelands Rotary, good to go after set up at the Matthew Goniwe Memorial High School Hall.

RI President Ian Riseley's visit to Christine Revell

RI President Ian making friends with a little person at Christine Revell Children's Home.

RI President Ian Riseley and wife Juliet chatting to some of the younger residents of Christine Revell - DG Lynette Stassen is in the background.

19 Sep 2017 - RI President Ian Riseley visit Rosewood Primary School

RI President Ian and wife Juliet with 2 young Rosewood learners.

... and who can resist a well told story?

Aug 2017 One-to-One Fun Day at the Cape Town Stadium

One-to-One is the day when many of the service organisations in Cape Town team up with the business community and the City of Cape Town to create a fun day out for the mentally disabled Capetonians.

The participants play games at the various stalls where they win prizes, get treats and eats and enjoy the excitement and festive atmosphere.

The WRC "Set Up" team and friends (with oranges!)

Nov 2017 Inner Wheel in Action at Wesfleur

Inner Wheelers Anne Postema and Lorna Bradley handing over 30 comfort packs for rape vistims at the Thuthuzela Care Centre. Later they also delivered a trolley full of baby packs to the paediatric ward. Well done ladies - you really make a difference!

South African Police Services 'Top Cop' Award Dinner Oct 2017

Anne and Piet Postema with Capt Siham Boda at the Sea Point Rotary Club's "Top Cop" awards dinner.

Also attending: Margie and Walter Licata, Sue Truter and Dirk Hoffman.

RI President Ian Riseley and his wife along with June Webber (and her partner Borg); Sue Truter; Captain Siham; Pieter Postema and Glynis Jennings at the RI President's cocktail event at Kelvin Grove on Tuesday, 19 September 2017.

Need a "feel good" boost?

Watch these little videos:

Christine Revell Children's Home

The Libraries Project

They will warm your heart: YES - Rotary IS making a difference!

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2 June 2018 - Big Band Jazz Festival at the Baxter

Maryka Vermaak and Jannice Halliford with Ann Barr who is the Producer/Coordinator of the Cape Town Big Band Jazz Festival.

Janice Halliford (with support from Maryka and Vaughan) of WRC organised for Haven Homes Old Age Home (Woodstock), Avondrust Home (Rondebosch), Noah Home (Woodstock) and Arcadia Home (Mowbray) to attend the event.

May 2018 - June in Portugal

June Webber with District 1960 governor - Fellow Afonso Malho.

June with President of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

May 2018 - PDG June is going to Lisbon

We are so proud of PDG June Webber who was selected to be the Rotary International President’s Representative in Portugal for the District Conference in that region. There is no person more passionate about Rotary and thoroughly deserving of this honour. Well done June!

20th May 2018 - Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

On Sunday 20 May the RC of Waterfront presented a Gala Concert with the Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and three young solists in the Artcape Theatre.

Pictured here are the orchestra, pianist Sulayman Human, flautist Myles Roberts, cellist Chris Njapha and conductor Brandon Phillips acknowledging the standing applause.

Proceeds will be shared between the Youth Orchestra's Masidlale project where learners at Prestwich School in Green Point learn to play string instruments, and to financially enable members of the Interact Club of Trafalgar High to attend an environmental camp at Soetwater.

19 May 2018 - Awaken the Giant in you!

Nadene (right in pic) attended the ‘Awaken the Giant in you’ breakfast hosted by Teen Entrepreneur founder Lydia Zingoni (left in pic). Learners from many schools attended to listen to Ayanda Mazibuko talk of his journey to becoming Tsogo Sun’s youngest manager. Waterfront RC sponsors a Teen Entrepreneur club at Trafalgar high School. An amazing initiative to encourage Teenagers to be bold and open their own businesses.

May 2018 - Monte Rosa's Golden Oldies at Mugg & Bean

Walter & Margie Licata with the residents from the Monta Rose Old Age home. Everyone enjoyed tea, coffee and cake at the Mugg & Bean at the V&A Waterfront.

May 2018 - Kokerboompie Nursery School

On the way to the conference in Luderitz, Anne Postema, Glynis Jennings, Sue Truter, Hannarie Wenhold and Piet Postema stopped off at Rooifontein in Namakwaland to visit the nursery school and hand over donations of non-perishable foods, clothes, school supplies and books from the Waterfront RC Inner Wheelers.

May 2018 - Bathtime in Kolmanskop

Anne Postema giving us the royal wave from the tub...

And then it was Glynis's turn...

Anne and Glyis having fun with a frame...

5 May 2018 - District Conference in Luderitz

Waterfront Club received a 2016-2017 recognition banner for its support of the Annual Fund of the Rotary Foundation. Of the 35,000 Rotary Clubs – Waterfront Rotary is distinguished as being one of the following: * One of 1,573 clubs to achieve Top Three Highest in per Capita Annual Giving; * One of 5,034 clubs worldwide to attain status as an Every Rotarian, Every Year Club; and One of 4,136 clubs worldwide to become 100% Foundation Giving Club.

PP Piet Postema (Captain in 2016/17 year) was delighted to receive the award.

Tea-time at conference in Luderitz.

8th April 2018 Inner Wheel Bowls Day

The Inner Wheels Bowls Fun Day was a HUGE success! A big thank you to the Inner Wheel ladies and the club members who came out to support. Thank you Spiro - the boerewors rolls were delicious!

26 Mar 2018 - Teenentrepreneur at Trafalgar

Lydia Zingoni from Teenentrepreneur introduces the students to the concept of entrepreneur clubs. The idea is to create income generating projects that will enable more teen entrepreneur clubs and strengthen existing projects. The learners were most enthusiastic about the idea!

Mike Goldman in Australia

On an epic journey through Australia - here is Mike at the Rotary Lookout Point, Mount Tamborine, Gold Coast, Queensland.

And having coffee with Bernadette and Nigel in Sydney.

Mar 2018 - Fire at Athlone North Primary School Library

Utter devastation in the wake of the arson attack at the Athlone North Primary School library. Thankfully, no one was injured in the fire - but the damage is extensive - it is going to take a long time and a lot of money to set it right.

Before the fire... such a tremendous loss for the school and the children and the teachers and the community.

18 Mar 2018 - #TrashBash on Sunset Beach

Fun filled morning at Sunset Beach on the #TrashBash mission pioneered by the Cape Town Acquarium followed by a brunch at the Paddocks Mugg & Bean (thanks Joe Hansen!). A BIG THANK YOU to all those who volunteered for the beach clean up.

20 Mar 2018 -Golden Oldies at Mugg & Bean

The Golden Oldies from Guguletu Seniors were hosted at The Mugg & Bean Waterfront on Tuesday 20th March 2018 for coffee and cake. Janice Halliford, Walter and Margie Licata were there to assist and make sure they had a fun afternoon.



8-11 Mar 2018 Cycle Tour Weekend

Cape Town Cycle Tour (previously known as The Argus Cycle Tour) is a busy time for WRC - and in fact all the Rotary clubs in Cape Town.

Top sees Cape Town's deputy mayor - Alderman Ian Nielson - welcoming the cyclists from Empangeni Rotary Club, who rode down to Cape Town to "ride the Argus".

In the days before the race, our club sells parking tickets for race day. It is a great fun way to raise funds - soaking up the pre-race excitement is an added bonus!

Marshalling on race day - these volunteers are the 'moral support' on the road and they do a great job of directing the traffic. A BIG thank you to all who so generously gave their time!

3 Mar 2018: Farewell for Sanjay & Sapna Sood at Saigon

A few members of the Club had a farewell dinner with Sanjay and his wife Sapna at Saigon restaurant.

5 Mar 2018 - Interacters visit NOAH

Trafalgar Interact Learners with interact teacher Alvin Haupt visiting the golden oldies at Noah Home in Woodstock. The learners sang for the pensioners and gave them biscuits.

23 Feb 2018 - Farewell Sanjay!

Sanjay Sood is leaving WRC to return to India. Thank you Sanjay for four memorable years of service to our club - we wish you well!

20 Feb 2018 - Golden Oldies at Mugg & Bean

Some of the residents of Belgravia Seniors Centre were treated to tea and cake at the Mugg & Bean in the V&A Waterfront. Janice Halliford organised the outing and she was assisted by Captain Siham Boda and Margie & Walter Licata. As ever, the 'oldies' had a great time... Thank you Mugg & Bean - you make a difference!

11 Feb 2018 - Early Acters at Soetwater

Over the weekend of 11th February, 15 Early Acters from Rahmaniyeh and 15 from St Mary's enjoyed an unforgettable camp at Soetwater. They not only learnt about matters environmental, but also about friendship and teamwork.

The camp was most generously sponsored by V&A Waterfront management and as the "Thank You" letter from Rahmaniyeh said: "...for many, this was a once in a lifetime opportunity that they will remember forever."

Big "Thank You" too to Nadene Rolston and Phephelaphi Dube from WRC who provided support.

26 Jan 2018 St Mary's Interact Induction

St Marys primary school inducted their Earlyact club for 2018. Their teacher Laura Vermeulen, Nadene Rolston and Phephelapi Dube are seen here with the committee members. They are very excited to get to work on their first fundraiser: a Valentines dance.

12 Jan 2018

Today a group of Waterfront Rotarians visited Baphumelele fountain of hope.
Nadene, captain Siham and Debby handed out goodie bags containing toiletries, stationary and clothing, to a group of vulnerable children that are housed here.
The group were very appreciative. Further needs for this facility include sporting equipment and educational outings.

5 Jan 2018

Janet Kriseman receives a most generous donation from Ria Vermue and Patrick Westerburger from RC Amsterdam Westertoren. The money is earmarked to help support a librarian assistant at Prestwich School.

Dec 2017 - Graduation at Siyakhanyisa

The class who are graduating to go to 'big school' next year, put on a wonderfully enthusiastic performance...

Clearly well rehearsed and choreographed.

Dec 2017

"As this will be the last update for the year, let me take the opportunity to wish you all well over the festive season and to those celebrating Hanukkah and Christmas, I hope the spirit of joy and peace will permeate your homes and family get-togethers this December. Take care travelling, rest and come back refreshed and ready to continue to make a difference in 2018!"
Capt Siham Boda

Dec 2017 FUN day at Christine Revell Childrens Home

Maryka organised a fun day at CRCH for the members of the board of Trustees, staff and children. Alicia, Maryka, Sonja van der Sand and Anne taking a break.

LuLu the Clown painting faces...

Magician Andrew certainly got the attention of the audience!

LuLu painting Faces, while LoLLie made some more baloon toys.

Nov 2017 Montevideo Library

Capt Siham talking to parent library volunteers at Montevieo library. In the background is the most recent donation of bookds from WRC.

Learners enjoying Library Class.

Nov 2017 An Electronic Wheelchair for Cleo

Siham and Spiro from WRC with Cleopatra Mathetha in her new motorised wheelchair kindly donated by Bobby Barua (right)

Nov 2017 Golden Oldies

Margie Licata with members of the Neighborhood Old Age Homes at the final "coffee & cake" outing for 2017. Once again - thank you Mugg & Bean at the V&A for your on-going kindness and generosity.

Nov 2017 Mentorship in Action

Yandisa Langa and his mentor, Michael Goldman in Yandisa's thriving Tomato tunnels.

Rahmaniyeh Primary Library Prizegiving

Janet Kriseman with Rayaan Abrams: the most enthusiastic reader. Jane Manda: the most improved reader, with Capt Siham Boda.

18 Sep 2017 Inter Schools Debating Competition Finals

Signal Hill Rotary Club President, the winning team from Bishops and DG Lynette Stassen.

Waterfront Inner Wheelers, Rene Mitchell and Anne Postema serving tea, coffee and cool drinks at the Debating Final at the German School in Tamboerskloof.

16th Sept 2017 Inner Wheel Meeting

Inner Wheel Club with Captain Siham and PP Glynis attending as guests. From left to right: Glynis, Rene Mitchell, President Anne Postema, Captain Siham, Pauline Whitehead, Helen Wrankmore and Lorna Bradley.