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 16 Feb 2018 at Hotel School
My Life as Veterinary Opthalmologist - Dennis Hacker

Sat 17 Feb 2018
Valentine's Charity Sunset Concert - Huguenot Monument (Franschoek)

Tue 20 Feb 2018
Golden Oldies Tea at Mugg & Bean (V&A Waterfront)

Fri 23 Feb 2018 at Hotel School
Business Meeting and Induction of Ria Vermue

Fri 2 Mar 2018 at Hotel School
Reputation Matters - Rtr Regine le Roux

Thu 8 Mar
Ethics Talk: 18h00 for 18h30 at Portuguese Club, 10 Donegal Str, Rugby

Fri 9 Mar 2018 at Hotel School
Cape Town Cycle Tour Planning Meeting

Enquiries: email Sue Truter

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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!

Oct 2017 - Thank you Emma!

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.

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!)

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!

MORE news? Click HERE...



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

"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.

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.

Anne Postema hands each of the graduates a bag containing school supplies for Grade R.

Anne, Glynis, Maryka, David and Lorna enjoying the show.

Many families and friends turned up to support the graduates - it was a festive occasion indeed.

Dec 2017 Carols at Christine Revell Childrens Home

The Mohammed family, as well as the Postemas, Sue and Alfons enjoying the carols (with candles!).

Friends and families came from far and near to support the very enthusiastic performers - heart warming indeed!

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.

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.



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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.

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.

Captain Siham, PP David Bradley and PDG June Webber enjoying the sunshine.

DG Lynette Stassen and Captain 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.

17th Sep 2017 Cape Town Marathon

Happiness is getting a medal in Africa's first IAAF Gold status marathon...

Dr Moh on duty at the finish line - the weather could not have been more perfect!

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.

8 Sept 2017: DG Visit

DG Lynette Stassen handing over books to the Rahmaniyeh library teacher.

DG Lynette Stassen with husband Koos, Captain Siham and Audrey Leavitt and Michelle Ashby from the USA getting involved with the song and dance at SiyaKahnyisa.

DG Lynette in the Early Learning class at Christine Revell Children's Home.

Captain Siham and DG Lynette taking a break with a little people at Christine Revell Children's Home.

23 Aug 2017: Trafalgar High School - Induction of Interacters

The new committee for 2017/2018 with Phephelaphi Dube, Nadene Rolston (Director of Youth Services WRC) and Mr Alvin Haupt (THS Interact Club teacher). The commitee from left to right : Yohali Ilunga (vice - president) Alexio Kudzuruga (president and one of the two learners sent to attend Adventure into Citizenship by WRC); Ebraheem Fredericks (Treasurer) and Sibabalwe Mpukuzela (Secretary)

Aug 2017 - Golden Oldies

Mugg & Bean at the Waterfront hosted an outing for the Golden Oldies from Monte Rosa Old Age Home. Janice Halliford organised the outing - assisted by Vaughan Pierce and Margie & Walter Licata from Waterfront Rotary Club.

Aug 2017 - SiyaKhanyisa

SiyaKhanyisa Educare Centre in Langa provides early childhood education and 2 meals a day to 70 children from Langa.

Waterfront Rotary Club nominated Siyakhanyisa as the recipient of our share of funds raised at the Concert in the Convent Garden.

From the funds raised we could purchase a few items on the wish list of Siyakhanyisa: - a new stove (old stove was beyond repair) - chest deep freezer - small tables and chairs (children can now all have their meals together as they used to take turns)

Maryka Vermaak handed over a computer (donated by a friend of Rotary), which David Bradley kindly loaded with the Ubuntu ECD programmes.

SiyaKhanyisa still need books and educational toys - that will be the focus of future fundraising efforts...

Aug 2017 Christine Revell Children's Home Womens' Day Lunch

Debby Daniel, Maryka Vermaak, Titilayo Adedokun Helm, Nadene Rolston and Nazlie Mohamed at the Cullinan Hotel for the CRCH lunch.

Aug 2017 - Christine Revell Children's Home Long Service Awards

Left to Right Mary-Ann Hendriks (10 years); Rene Williams (20 years); Alicia Rhoda (20 years); Lea Willemse (25 years); Mathilda Ruiters (30 years). Not in picture, is Chef Dolphina van Rhyn (30 years).

Some of the little people preparing to sing for the guests of honour...