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 13 Apr 2018 at Hotel School
Developments, and a shiny new Education Centre at the Two Oceans Aquarium - Michael Farquahar CEO
Sat 14 Apr 2018 at Western Province Cricket Club
Rotary Club of Kirstenbosch hosts the Cape Town Celtic Festival. 11:00 - 17:00 and 18:30 - 22:00. Book at WebTickets.
Fri 20 Apr 2018 at Hotel School
Fri 27 Apr 2018
No meeting - Public Holiday
3-6 May 2018: Luderitz
Fri 4 May 2018 at Hotel School
Ralph Roseman - My Life
Fri 11 May 2018 at Hotel School
Developments at V&A Waterfront - David Green CEO
Sat 12 May 2018 - Stellenbosch
Sun 20 May 2018 at Artscape at 16:30
Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Orchestra: Details in News section.
Sat 2 June 2018
Big Band Jazz Festival
Sat 9 June 2018
Murder Mystery Evening: Breede River Rotary Fundraiser
Mon 16-18 July 2018
Madela Day - food parcel packing
Sun 19 Aug 2018
Enquiries: email Sue Truter
Please mail Pieter Swart - he will add you to our mailing list.
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
The Executive of Inner Club of Waterfront for the 2018-19 year will be:
President: Lorna Bradley
Secretary: Anne Postema
Treasurer: Renée Mitchell
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.
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!
Pieter Swart's 12yr old niece visited Christine Revell Childrens Home with a most generous donation of her 'baby' toys, and lost her heart to several small people at CRCH.
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 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.
RI President Ian and wife Juliet with 2 young Rosewood learners.
... and who can resist a well told story?
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!)
Need a "feel good" boost?
Watch these little videos:
They will warm your heart: YES - Rotary IS making a difference!
is MATERNAL and CHILD HEALTH MONTH.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
A few members of the Club had a farewell dinner with Sanjay and his wife Sapna at Saigon restaurant.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and its conductor Brandon Phillips have joined up again with the Rotary Club of Waterfront to present a fundraising concert. The gala is in aid of the CPYO’s latest Masidlale Initiative at Prestwich School in Green Point (also one of The Waterfront Rotary Club's library beneficiaries) and to financially enable members of the Interact Club at Trafalgar High to attend an environmental camp at Soetwater.
The concert will take place on Sunday, May 20, at 16.30 at the Artscape Theatre.
In keeping with its aims to benefit youth, there will be three young soloists: pianist Sulayman Human who will be playing a movement from Chopin’s Second Piano Concerto, flautist Myles Roberts who will be performing the Carmen Fantasie by Bizet and cellist Chris Njapha with an extract from Elgar’s Cello Concerto
Also on the programme are Allan Stephenson’s Cape Town Overture and the Festive Overture by Dmitri Shostakovich. This concert builds on the success of last year’s Rotary Centennial concert, with the accent focused on youth projects dear to the heart of both organizations.
Tickets are on sale at Computicket or Artscape Dial-a-Seat (021 421 7695) ) at R150 for adults and R75 for senior citizens and students.
The class who are graduating to go to 'big school' next year, put on a wonderfully enthusiastic performance...
Clearly well rehearsed and choreographed.
"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
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.
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.
Siham and Spiro from WRC with Cleopatra Mathetha in her new motorised wheelchair kindly donated by Bobby Barua (right)
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.
Yandisa Langa and his mentor, Michael Goldman in Yandisa's thriving Tomato tunnels.
Janet Kriseman with Rayaan Abrams: the most enthusiastic reader. Jane Manda: the most improved reader, with Capt Siham Boda.
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!
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.
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.
Captain Siham, PP David Bradley and PDG June Webber enjoying the sunshine.
DG Lynette Stassen and Captain Siham Boda.
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.
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.