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: Derek Pead.
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: Derek Pead preferably on the Wednesday preceding our meeting.
Fri 15 Feb 2019 at Hotel School Granger Bay
Chris Winberg - Moravian missions - Hidden gems of the Western Cape.
Fri 22 Feb 2019 at Hotel School Granger Bay
Fri 1 Mar 2019 at Hotel School Granger Bay
Hannarie Wenhold - 2019 Kogelberg Fires
Enquiries: email Derek Pead
Janice Halliford (Club Admin), Debby Daniel (Treasurer), Hans Stampfl (Service Projects), Glynis Jennings (Membership), Alfons Genseberger (Sargeant at Arms/ Bosun), Sue Truter (President/ Captain), Maryka Vermaak (Foundation), Vaughan Pierce (Public Image), Derek Pead (Secretary), Siham Boda (Past President) and Phephelaphi Dube (Youth Service). Not in picture: Piet Postema (Service Projects) and Spiro Mitchell (Fundraising).
2017/18 Captain Siham Boda inducts Sue Truter as the 28th Captain of WRC.
Siham Boda receives a Paul Harris from Sue for service to the club - above and beyond...
Helen Wrankmore welcomes Captain Sue with Inner Wheel's traditional red rose of friendship.
Siham with a super-special "Thank You" for June Webber.
Awards for Johann Gerber, Walter Licata and Janet Kriseman
Awards for Maryka Vermaak and Derek Pead
The 2017/18 Board takes a bow...
Maryka Vermaak and Helen Wrankmore.
Alex Shubert, George Mua, Alfons and Lisette Genseberger.
Siham Boda, Siham's Mom, Zainab and Hans Stampfl.
Marie-Claire and Eric Goldschmidt introduced Sue Truter to Rotary. Sue was honoured to have them both attend her induction as president.
Glynis Jennings, Sue with her mom, son Steven and friend.
Hanarie Wenholdt, AG, Henno De Wet with his wife Lizelle De Wet, who is incoming president of Blouberg Rotary Club and Vaughan Pierce.
Natalie Pead, Inge and Dirk Hoffman
Carol, Debby and Nadene
Gordon and Jessica Miller
Karen, Carol and Nadene
Rob Wolffs and Lionel Daniel
Truida Potgieter and Martin Colman and Margie Licata
Alex Fotoh, Theoniel & Truida Potgieter
Janice Halliford and Vic Hamaty
Margie and Walter Licata
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.
One of the many highlights for Piet and Anne Postema from WRC, was to meet up with ex-WRC members Bernadette and Nigel Brown, who now live in Sydney.
Anne Postema and Nigel Brown enjoying a light lunch in the shade.
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.
June Webber with District 1960 governor - Fellow Afonso Malho.
June with President of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.
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.
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.
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.
The residents of Arcadia Home in Mowbray enjoyed a fun afternoon of tea and cake at the Waterfront, organised by Jannice Halliford from WRC. Big thanks to Susanne Schubert - wife of Alex Schubert - who joined the party!
Captain Sue Truter, Janice Halliford and Vaughan Pierce of Waterfront Rotary Club - most ably assisted by Gladys Mahamba, Kay Neethling and Jerome Ontong from St. John's, handed over spectacles for six residents at the Haven Home Old Age Home in Woodstock.
Thomas, Clive, George, John, Wendal and Dorothy were thrilled to receive their spectacles, and the frames were so stunning, it made them all look years younger!
Janice Halliford did a great job of organising and facilitating the event - well done Janice! :-)
FEBRUARY is Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month.
Michelle Whitehead from Mountain Manor Guest House hosted a Valentine's Day Tea for 20 Golden Oldies from Haven Old Age Home and Monte Rosa Old Age Home.
Janice Halliford and Glynis Jennings from WRC assisted and had great fun looking after the ladies and gentlemen.
Nikki Jackman and her team from "The Joy Movement" got them all dancing and singing.
Members of Newlands RC with the super-excited welcoming committee.
The crew from Waterfront RC.
Geraldine Nicol (Project Leader Langa ECD) presenting the initiative - other notable speakers included Jean Mpati (Chairperson of the Langa Forum of Principals), Jasper Walsh from HomeChoice (a major sponsor), Debbie Shafer of the Dpt of Social Development and Lungi Gwaai (MC and Newlands RC member).
Jean Mpati Chairperson of the Langa Forum of Principals (center) singing with members of the forum.
The enthusiastic delegates being entertained by the Leap School Choir.
Leap School Interacters working the registration desk.
Leap School choir presenting a spectacular song and dance routine.
This is Rotary in action. Following a very successful workshop with the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) that was arranged by Janet Kriseman, Rotarians were invited to take books, which had been donated by Australian schools, for their library projects. Maryna de Lange, the Principal of Goedverwacht Primary School (a disadvantaged school in the West Coast/Piketberg region) happened to be in town, and was desperate for books to stock their school library. A few phone calls later, Maryna returned to Goedverwacht with a boot-full of books.
Siham and Phephelaphi conducted half a day’s training on Peer Mediation to 39 grade seven learners at Rahmaniyeh School. We taught the learners how to peacefully resolve conflicts and other life skills including anger management. The learners enthusiastically participated in the role plays and keenly engaged with Pepsi and Siham.
The little people show off their accomplishments with energy, enthusiasm and confidence - excellent skills to take to 'big school' in 2019!
Proud parents joined the kids on stage to receive their graduation certificates.
The hall was decorated most festively - the teachers certainly put heart and soul and serious effort into the event.
And everyone turned out in their finest clothes... Well done the teachers and helper-moms who made sure that all the white dresses (and shirts!) stayed clean until after the performance.
Thank you again Peter Carson and Wendy Pronk and IPP bv for your most generous donation of backpacks for the graduates who are leaving Siyakhanyesa to go on to Grade R (Reception year) in 2019!
Enjoying the French themed "Braai & Boule" event at Glencairn on Sunday, are Koos Burger Camp Warden, David Bradley from WRC, Francois Coetzee, Camp Director RC Cape Town and Waterfront Crew: Lorna, Anne, Piet and in front: Glynis, Janet and Captain Sue.
Captain Sue Truter used the opportunity to get her hands dirty... She planted a Waterberry tree and made sure the tree planted by Siham Boda earlier in the year was getting along nicely!
Anne, Glynis, Lorna and Pauline from Waterfront Inner Wheel spent the morning packing comfort boxes for victims of rape and sexual assault.
These are simply ice-cream containers packed with items which are needed at the Thuthuzela Centre in Atlantis. The boxes include shampoo, a washcloth, panties, toothbrush, toothpaste, body lotion, tissues, sanitary towels, soap.
The Inner Wheel ladies are happy to receive donations of small sample bottles of toiletries and ice cream containers - cash donations will be used to purchase the other essentials in the packs that are a tiny gesture of human kindness at a time when these women and girls need it most.
A group of colleagues from International Precision Products in the Netherlands, led by Peter Carson (a dedicated Rotarian) and Wendy Pronk, visited Christine Revel Childrens Home, where they handed over donations of toys and goodie bags for the kids as well as a super-generous donation of 4,000 Euros that will be used for the solar project at the home.
Later, the group visited Siyakhanyisa where they were met with enthusiasm by the little people (who swamped Maryka for hugs!)
Thank you AG Menno for an inspirational message about the importance of actively recruiting Rotary members. There are so many long term friends of Rotary who might like an invitation and until we actually ask, they will never know...
Siham Boda especially thanked June Webber and Spiro Mitchell for their assistance on the Waterfront Canal Challenge (her "right and left arms"). Also on Siham's "A-Team" was Hans Stampfl, Nadene Rolston and Alex Schubert - Thanks for your support! The rest of the club members also came together and helped on the day. A special thanks to each and every member - together we made the event a BIG success!!
Members of Waterfront Rotary Club were devastated to learn of the sudden passing of Theodore Yach - our Waterfront Canal Challenge Ambassador - last night, four days after the inaugural inner city canal swim event at the newly developed Battery Park area of the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.
We were privileged to have been able to provide Theo with a public platform to publicise his mission of a plastic-free ocean, leading up to and during the event, to pay homage to him and to shine the spotlight firmly on his remarkable life.
Our sincere condolences go to his wife Michelle, and to his sons Daniel and David. Thank you Theo for choosing our event to make your final splash! RIP.
The weather could not have been more perfect, the venue was gorgeous and the participants enjoyed it tremendously!
HUGE congratulations to the WRC's Organisers of the Canal Challenge!
The Waterfront Canal Challenge event is raising awareness - one wave at a time - of the dangers of plastic to the oceans and marine life.
We are so super-proud to share the energy of Ocean Pledge - do go and have a look at what they do.
The weather could not have been better and the feedback from many veteran participants and spectators was that the event was extremely well organised.
Compliments to the 'engine-room' - the humans on the ground - THANK YOU - you made it happen!
Pieter and 'Moose' - Mr Event Security - his stallwart support & management of his charges was a great help to the WRC Marshalls.
Captain Sue Truter and some of the volunteers handing out medals at the Finish Line of the 42km Marathon.
The WRC members called in favours from many of their friends - some got up as early as 3h30am - and with the help of the wonderful Trafalgar Interacters (and former Interacters), each one of our 47 marshalls helped to create an event we can be proud of. Thank you one and all!
WRC's Janice Halliford entertaining residents of Haven Homes at the Waterfront Mugg & Bean. Thank you Mugg & Bean - your support is priceless!
Katherine Ward team member and guest speaker from winning junior team Springfield and Imam Domingo team member and guest speaker from senior team Reddam House and Springfield teacher Maria Christodoulou with Dirk Hoffman and Johann Gerber.
The Senior Debating team from Reddam Constantia receiving their trophy from Capt Sue Truter and DG Casper Kruger.
The finals of the 29th annual Rotary Inter-schools' Debating Competition took place at the German School in Tamboerskloof on Monday 27 Aug.
In the Junior division (gr 8,9 and 10) Springfield Convent defeated Camps Bay High while in the Senior division ( gr 11 and 12) Reddam Constantia beat Parklands College.
The Executive of Inner Club of Waterfront for the 2018-19 year will be:
President: Lorna Bradley
Secretary: Anne Postema
Treasurer: Renée Mitchell
"One to One Sunday" is a super-fun day for the "Differently Abled" community of Cape Town, organised by a number of local schools and service organisations.
Preparations start months in advance and on the day, it is "all hands on deck" to help with set-up and run the event through 2 super-busy (and noisy!) sessions.
A HUGE thank you to all the helpers: Lionel, Debbie, Sue, Johann, Nadene, Nicholas Withey - and not in the picture: Rob Wolffs, Pieter, Mike, Siham, Derek, David, Dirk, Pepsi, Dr Mo and his lovely daughters, Alfons, Jannice and Maryka!
Peter Solomon (far left), Director of The Carpenter Shop and Ian their Social Worker, receiving 3 tubs of soup mix (makes 1 200 bowls!) on 17 August.
On 15 Aug Piet delivered mattresses and soup to the manager (left) Qondo Jikolo at her Entuthuko Day and After Care Centre. This creche is in the Langa township and serves 48 children and requires a lot of assistance.
The Cullinan Hotel most generously sponsored a Women's Day Breakfast to benefit Christine Revell Children's Home. WRC members and Inner Wheelers enjoyed the food and the excellent company: Nadine, Nazli, Maryka, Sue, Anne and Glynis (front).
Captain Sue from Waterfront Rotary handed over our banner to newly inducted Charter President Anthony Lawrence of the Rotary Club of Century City, Cape Town at its stellar charter event on Saturday, 21 July at the Oasis Retirement Centre in Century City. The event was attended by some 150 Rotarians and friends, from 25 clubs, it was a milestone event in the history of District 9350. We wish them "fair winds", and look forward to much fruitful collaboration!
Janice Halliford from WRC hosted some of the residents of Oak Haven Old Age Home in Heideveld. Mugg & Bean have been generous supporters and Janice gave each of the guests a 'goodie-bag' to take home.
The Rotary Club of Overpelt, Noord-Limburg in Belgium brought the Belgium Show Choir to sing for the patients at Red Cross Childrens' Hospital. Everyone enjoyed the event and there was even time for a banner exchange and enthusiastic fellowship.
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.
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.
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