2016 NEWS

Conference 2016

Waterfront Rotary was represented by 12 members at the 2016 District Conference. Standing fltr: Janet Kriseman, Maryka Vermaak, Johann Gerber, Bernadette Hunkeler-Brown, Siham Boda, Susan vd Schijff. Seated fltr: Hannarie Wenhold, Captain Glynis Jennings with the award certificate for best club website in the District, Pieter Postema and Sue Truter. Not present for the photo: June Webber and Nigel Brown

23 November 2016: Celebrating 100 years of Rotary Foundation

Today, Waterfront Rotary celebrated 100 years of the Rotary Foundation by giving 100 Grade 1 learners from Rosewood Primary School, their very own book to take home

The librarian - Mrs Kareemah Cassiem - personally chose the books for each of the learners, making sure everyone got the book most appropriate for them...

Sue Pokorney, Piet Postema and Sue Truter with the excited Grade 1's - happiness is definitely a new book!

Sue and Sue making sure each book has the child's name and a Waterfront Rotary sticker in the front... 100 times over.

A "Thank You" note from R.E.A.C.T...

Inter-School Debating Competion

The finals take place at the German International School in Tamboerskloof on Monday 29 August at 18:45


15 Jan 2016: RIP Jenny Harpur

Jenny Harpur (middle) with Maryka Vermaak (left) and Debby Daniel (right) June 2015


A light has gone out at Waterfront Rotary. It is with huge sadness that we advise the sad passing of fellow crew member Jenny Harpur. Jenny was called to higher service on Friday, 15 January 2016 after a long and protracted illness which she bore with great dignity, and above all, courage.

Jenny was Inducted as a crew member of Waterfront on 22 September 2000 and was Captain in 2012/2013. Her exemplary service and commitment to Waterfront will be recorded in our ship’s log book with huge pride. Committed, caring, and compassionate, Jenny made a huge impact in particular through her tireless service over the years to Haven Homes and the Christine Revell Children’s home which were close to her heart.

Her endless stint in the “engine room” (club Service) ensured that our ship always remained on course under her watch.

Jenny will be greatly missed. We salute her. Deepest sympathy to her family.

When I come to the end of the road,
And the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in gloom-filled rooms,
Why cry for a soul set free?

Rest in Peace Jenny

author: June Webber

Rotary International Logo

26th Feb 2016: Visitors

Rotary Trustee Chair Ray Klinginsmith, DG Geraldine Nicol, Captain Glynis Jennings, RI Director Peter Offer and PDG June Webber.


25 November 2016 - NEW Members

Captain Piet Postema welcome two new members to Waterfront Rotary: Sue Pokorney and Sanjay Sood.

District Conference 2016

Surprise, surprise - and what a wonderful surprise it was too! Captain Glynis Jennings accepting the Marius Boraine trophy for the Best Website - we are so proud!

July 2nd 2016: Induction of Piet Postema as the 2016/17 President (Captain) of the WFRC and Anne Postema as the President of the WFRC Inner Wheel.

100% attendance certificates: David Bradley, Mike Goldman, June Webber, Johan Gerber, Maryka Vermaak, Glynis Jennings

Sue Truter & Glynis Jennings

Glynis hands over the Abidjan-Bietry Twinning Plaque to Piet, who will be its custodian for the next year.


May 2016 : Teams with NEW Football kit

Earlier in the year WFRC received a kind donation of Soccer kit from the RC of Etobicoke (Canada). Here are some of the recipients:

Above and below: Members of the Pauline ​Podbrey Foundation "City Masters Football (and netball) club". The foundation plays most of its games in the Athlone area because of facilities there. Many of the players are brought in by bus from other areas.

Khayelitsha's under 13's Fire Fighters Soccer Team looking super-sharp!


Dec 2nd 2016: Vocational Service Award

Captain Piet Postema with Shamiela Arends from the Metropolitan Golf Club, who received a Vocational Service Award.

Visit from Prisoner Care & Support Network: Fr Babycan

Prison Care & Support Network does wonderful work with prisoners, victims and their families to achieve restorative justice and rehabilitation.

See www.pcsn.org.za for more information.

Mncedisi Mdingi and Dennis Figov

Bernadette Adams & Nadene Rolston

Sunday Nov 20th - Rob the Fellowship Seal moves house...

Margie & Walter Licata hosted a wonderful 'sundowner' party to celebrate Rob the Fellowship Seal's move to his new home with Debbie and Lionel Daniel.

Waterfront Rotary Club Mascot Rob the Seal

Sunday Nov 20th - French Flavoured Fellowship at Glencairn

Anne and Piet Postema enjoying the scenery.

Dirk Hoffman and Lorna Bradley entertaining a fellow Rotarian... Read the whole story in the Bark.

On 12th of Sept we turned 24...

... and happy to report that WFRC is still full of energy, vitality and enthusiasm!

Globes for Rahmaniyeh

Learners at Rahmaniyeh Primary enjoying the globes donated by the WFRC club. For many of them it was the first time they had seen a globe... and the first place they look for, is where they live!


29th September 2016: Westfleur Hospital, Atlantis - Lorna, Anne and Helen handing over baby packs to the secretary of the CEO, Nombuyiso Nunu and 2 social workers who will give the packs to the most needy patients.

Saturday 27th Feb: Inner Wheel Day of International Awareness

Waterfront Inner Wheel President Helen Wrankmore, Glynis Jennings and Vanaty, wife of RI Pres Ravi Ravindran.

Happiness at Siyakhanyiso Educare Centre in Langa: Anne handing over playdough and cutters she made as part of her "67 minutes for Mandela" project as well as educational aids made from bottle-tops.


Cathy Stagg's Photography Tips

Download the PDF here...

THANKS Cathy - this is wonderfully useful!