Meetings are usually at the GRANGER BAY HOTEL SCHOOL, 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 3rd Nov 2017
Exec Deputy Mayor, Ald Ian Neilson

Fri 10th Nov 2017
Theoniel Potgieter - My Life

Sat 11th Nov 2017
Western Province Cricket Club "Change for Success"

Wed 15th Nov 2017
Seapoint Rotaract Charter

Weekend 16th Nov 2017
First Aid: Training arranged by Wynberg Rotary

Fri 17th Nov 2017
Lydia Zingori - SA Teen Entrepreneur Societies

Tue 21st Nov 2017
Clem Sunter talk - Melkbos Rotary Club

Fri 24th Nov 2017
Business Meeting

Fri 1st Dec 2017
AGM & Capt Siham Boda - My first 6 months at the helm...

Fri 8th Dec 2017
Festive Family Breakfast

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Alfons Genseberger

Debby Daniel

Sue Truter

Maryka Vermaak

Nadene Rolston

Vaughan Pierce

Spiro Mitchell


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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

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!)

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...

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Christine Revell Children's Home

The Libraries Project

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

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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.

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.

26 Sep 2017 - Rainwater tanks for Christine Revell Children's Home

Everyone was much relieved when the two 5,000 liter rainwater harvesting tanks finally arrived at Christine Revell Children's Home.

The tanks turned out to be just a little bigger than planned, so the only way to get them into the back of the building, was to go over the roof... who knew the jungle gym would come in so handy!

RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) Camp: Weekend 22 Sep 2017

This message comes from Mr Haupt, teacher at Trafalgar High Interact Club, who gave Thamie a lift home after the RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) camp, held this past long weekend:

"Thamie Magasela enjoyed the camp so much. He spoke all the way back telling me about the camp (usually he is very quiet) and the exciting programmes and talks. I could see it made big impression on him. Thanks Maryka to you and everyone at Rotary Waterfront who sponsored the camp for Thamieā€.

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 BACTERIA DAY at St Mary's

Jim Pokorneys Science education at St Mary's continues... Jim took samples from the kids' fingers and from around the school and let them grow their extremely colourful results in a petri dish.

"Electrical Circuits Day"- The kids built LED light and buzzer circuits. They loved it when their creations made an obnoxious buzzer sound - all in the interest of learning!