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 17 Aug 2018 at Hotel School
Canada & RI Convention - Piet Postema
Sun 19 Aug 2018
Fri 24 Aug 2018 at Hotel School
Hope Cape Town - Fr Stefan Hippler
Fri 31 Aug 2018
Fri 7 Sep 2018 at Hotel School
My Life - Glynis Jennings
Sat 15 Sept 2018 - Trash Bash
International Coastal Clean-up Day
Sun 23 Sept 2018 - Cape Town Marathon
Please "Save the Date" - we will need marshalls on the day.
Sat 13 Oct 2018 - Canal Challenge at Battery Park, V&A Waterfront
Please "Save the Date" - we will need helpers on the day.
Fri 30 Nov 2018
Official visit of the DG
Enquiries: email Sue Truter
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
AUGUST: Membership and New Club Development Month.
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! :-)
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).
Siham Boda, Captain Sue Truter, Theodore Yach, Michelle Weber, June Webber and Spiro Mitchell.
WRC organisers of Cape Town's first ever, inner city open water swim event: the Waterfront Canal Challenge with Michele Weber and Theodore Yach, the event ambassadors at the sponsors' breakfast and launch event. Read more...
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Anne Postema giving us the royal wave from the tub...
And then it was Glynis's turn...
Anne and Glynis having fun with a frame...
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.
There is much excitement around the Waterfront Canal Challenge - if you know somene in school, encourage them to participate in the "Art from Trash" Competition. If you're a corporate - book your "Anything that Floats" space now and start building!
Now might be a good time to start training and book the date on your calendar!
The Executive of Inner Club of Waterfront for the 2018-19 year will be:
President: Lorna Bradley
Secretary: Anne Postema
Treasurer: Renée Mitchell
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.
Please mail Pieter Swart - he will add you to our mailing list.
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