2016/17 Captain Piet Postema handing Siham Boda (Cpt 2017/18) her sailing orders.
Congratulations from Siham's proud mom, Jamilla Boda.
Some people manage 100% attendance in a year, few manage it for 10 years in a row... and then there's Dennis Figov's record 100% attendance for 60 years in a row. WELL DONE DENNIS - an achievement to celebrate!
A HUGE thank you to June Webber for her generous donation to the Rotary Foundation.
Congratulations to Janice Halliford who received a Paul Harris in recognition for her sterling efforts with the "Golden Oldies".
Sue and Jim Pokorney receiving a Community Service Certificate from past DG Ian Purch.
Bernadette and Nigel Brown receiving a Community Service Certificate from past DG Ian Purch.
WRC members enjoying breakfast with colleagues from Kromboom at Moolmanskloof in Swellendam.
From left to right: Piet Postema, Sue Truter, Michael Johnson, Linda Johnson, Graham Parkhurst, Janet Parkhurst, Rod Palmer, Sally Palmer and Anne Postema.
DG Ian Pursch congratulates Capt Piet - Waterfront won the Marius Boraine Trophy 2016-2017 for the BEST club website.
THE FOUR WAY TEST
- Is it the TRUTH?
- Is it FAIR to all concerned?
- Will it build GOODWILL and better FRIENDSHIPS?
- Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Rotarians and friends gathered at Springfield Convent on a gloriously balmy evening to enjoy light music and fellowship. Our share of the proceeds go towards fundraising for the Siyakhanyisa Creche.
Martin Colman and Captain Piet Postema enjoying the Rotary International Centenary celebrations at Melkbos Rotary Club.
President Anne Postema, hospital CEO Dr McConney, two peadiatric ward sisters, secretary Nombuyiso Nunu and Lorna Bradley with some of the baby packs Inner Wheel donated for indigent mothers who have babies in the neo-natal and paediatric wards.
Renee Mitchell packing Baby Packs.
Waterfront Inner Wheel has been a long time supplier of Comfort Boxes to the Thuthuzela Centre for Rape Victims. Here they hand over a plaque to the center to record their ongoing commitment to support the centre.
Rotoractors with Sue Truter at the ticketing table.
Janice Halliford and Jackie James looking after and arranging the raffle prizes.
Rotary coffee vending venture: Ground Up doing lively trade.
The weather was gorgeous - perfect for a Rotary Family Fun Day... the perfect day to take a ride on the little "Old Lady" Blue train.
The Minister for Education in the Western Cape, Debbie Schäfer, with Nigel Brown of the Waterfront Rotary club (D9350), holding plaques commemorating upgrades to the water & sanitation facilities at Proteus Technical High and Atlantis Secondary School in 2016, jointly undertaken by Waterfront club and the Western Cape Department of Education and generously funded by Etobicoke club in D7070 and Shepherdstown club/Ezekiel's Place in D7360. She congratulated Rotary for it's commitment to helping education in the Western Cape."
Jim Pokorney with Numeric's Kristen Thompson.
The mission of Numeric is to help young South Africans excel in mathematics by providing high quality after-school programs and training new maths teachers.
For every 100 children who enter the schooling system in South Africa, only 48 will make it to matric. Of the 48 only 22 will take maths as a subject. Of the 22 only 10 will pass and only 4 of them will pass with a mark that is over 50%.
WRC members Maryka Vermaak, Hans Stampfl, Spiro Mitchell and Piet Postema, accompanied by Greg Deans and Zainab Stampfl, visited the Sinobome Creche in Nyanga on Tuesday. In the photo Zainab is on the left with Maryka next to her amongst the Sinobome children.
On Aug 2nd, Waterfron Rotary Inner Wheelers Anne Postema and Rene Mitchell handed over 130 comfort packs for rape victims at the ThuThuzela Centre at Westfleur hospital in Atlantis.
Apart from the 50 packs that the Inner Wheel ladies packed, the Cape Town Engineering faculty staff at UCT packed a further 80 packs as part of their 67 minutes for Mandela commitment.
The staff at the centre should be highly commended for their compassionate care and dedication - they deal with an extraordinary amount of women and child abuse.
Anne and Piet Postema packing hampers at the PnP venue. Lots of helping hands made light work!
Two learners from Trafalgar High School Interact Club attended the Citizenship Lunch with Captain Siham and Maryka. Next to Maryka - Phakama Magodla and Alexio Kupzurunga is standing next to Siham.
Adventures into Citizenship - a week long activity - was organized by the Rotary Club of Cape Town and Wynburg for Interact participants who really relished the experience which broadened their horizons. Two of our Trafalgar Interactors participated and had a great time and wanted it to go on for another week!
Cape Town Rotarian, Francois Coetzee, sat next to Maryka. They both studied law at the University of the Free State.
Captain Siham Boda and Piet Postema took Rotarian Richard Anson from the Shepherdstown Rotary Club, his wife Margaret, daughter Kim and grandson Andrew for a tour of Rahmaniyeh followed by Christine Revell.
The Shepherdstown RC is a part sponsor for the upgrade of the girls ablution at Rahmaniyeh. We had previously worked together on the Atlantis High School water and sanitation project. Richard is taking pictures and video’s to share with his Club to stimulate more interest in furthering our partnership.
The aim of the Pocket Money Project is for young people to learn about entrepreneurship. It exposes youngsters to all the real market realities - designing products that people will want to buy, making them cost effectively, displaying, dealing with customers and handling money.
Siham Boda - through Waterfront Rotary's Entrepreneurship Initiative - helped Pocketmoney Project connect with management at the V&A who not only made the space available, but went well 'above & beyond'. The event was a great success and got excellent coverage in the local media.
Milisa Ndelebe: one of the 'buskers' who helped to create the festive mood at the market.
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What a pleasure to welcome 2 first time visitors... With Capt Piet Postema is Godfrey Okonofua and Lori Feldman. We hope they will return soon.
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.
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!
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.
DG Lynette Stassen and Captain Siham Boda.
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 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.
RI President Ian and wife Juliet with 2 young Rosewood learners.
... and who can resist a well told story?
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!)
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!
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.
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.
Anne Postema (WRC Inner Wheel President) and Cap Piet, handing over baby and adult clothes on behalf of The Waterfront Inner Wheel Club to Peter Dutton, PP Hout Bay Rotary Club for the victims of the IY Hout Bay fire.
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.
Alex Schubert and PDG Geraldine Nicol at the Teen Entrepreneurship Societies Training Workshop at the Southern Sun Newlands Hotel on 4 August 2017.
Siyakhanyisa Creche is in the heart of Langa, one of the oldest townships of Cape Town, and accommodates about 65 children between 2 and 5 years old.
The creche - which is well run by 3 teachers and a principal - rents the hall from the Presbitarian Church.
Whilst GROW assisted them to kickstart the creche 2 years ago, our Waterfront Rotary Club and Inner Wheel Club are partnering to improve the facilities at the creche.
The aim is to enrich these little people’s early learning experience and spend the money we raise on play ground equipment and educational toys, dolls, dress up clothes, art materials and replacement books.
Donations in ‘kind’ are always welcome too!
Sue Pokorney hosted a Rob the Seal fellowship and Rotary quiz evening at Knead in Kloof street.
The class who are graduating to go to 'big school' next year, put on a wonderfully enthusiastic performance...
Clearly well rehearsed and choreographed.
"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
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.
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.
Siham and Spiro from WRC with Cleopatra Mathetha in her new motorised wheelchair kindly donated by Bobby Barua (right)
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.
Yandisa Langa and his mentor, Michael Goldman in Yandisa's thriving Tomato tunnels.
Janet Kriseman with Rayaan Abrams: the most enthusiastic reader. Jane Manda: the most improved reader, with Capt Siham Boda.
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.
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.
The Science Class at St Mary's Primary School learn about the Solar System with Jim Pokorney. Learning is so much more fun if you draw the planets and their orbits in the parking lot!
Captain Siham, Janice and Piet handed over prescription glasses to 8 Haven Home residents. Waterfront Rotary engaged the services of St John’s optometry department who discounted industry rates substantially. The glasses project was funded by Northwich Rotary Club in England.
All the recipients together with Captain Siham and Janice from Waterfront Rotary Club and the St Johns optometrist, Fiesal Omar, along with Centre Director, Craig Hartley and Manager Allie Harris (at the back in black).
It is difficult to know who had more fun... Jim Pokorney or the kids from St Mary's Early Act Club.
Adding some practical 'voomah' to a talk on the forces that make rockets work, Jim and the kids had a wonderful time setting up the experiments and recording the results... A lesson they will remember for a long time.
One Mentos made almost no difference at all - a very disappointing plume...
Now 10 Mentos made a BIG difference - definitely more than 10 x the reaction...
At 20 Mentos, the reaction was impressive - but certainly not twice as good as the preveious experiment.
Jim graphed the results of the reaction based on the number of Mentos added to the Coke, which shows that the reaction tapers off after a certain number of Mentos and doesn’t carry on climbing relative to the number of Mentos added - more Mentos do not mean more action - it is important to find the right balance!
A very enjoyable afternoon of fun and games, eating and drinking, organized and hosted by the Hunkeler-Browns, raised R7 700,00 for the our Club projects.
Chris Fick and Hannarie Wenholdt strategising...
A BIG thank you to everyone who participated... it was great fun!
RIP BILL ELOFF : 14 May 1951 - 2 June 2017
On a cold clear Friday morning with Worcester ringed by snow-capped peaks, we attended the Funeral of our esteemed Member Bill Eloff.
Bill was a Past President and PHF from Worcester Rotary Club before transferring to Waterfront.
The Service was very well attended by Rotarians, the local Mayor and representatives from the Provincial and National Legislatures as well as a large contingent of family friends and business associates.
Bill was born in Namibia and after settling in Worcester he and his late wife raised three children.
Bill was always very community spirited and served on the local council and served in due course as Mayor.
Bill was an Elder in the local Dutch Reformed Mother Church and Dominee Ungerer spoke very warmly of Bill and his family.
Life long friend Kowie Strauss delivered a tribute that encapsulated Bill’s Life. Reference was made to his family and foray into National and Provincial Politics.
On behalf of the Family, son Pieter gave an emotional address that covered the personal side of Bill the Father.
Bill loved fishing and travel. Two very personal touches were the placing of Bill’s signature white Panama hat at the front of the church and incorporation of Bill’s oft used word `UNBELIEVABLE’ in the leaflet.
As we filed out of the Church we each placed a flower on his coffin to say `Totsiens Bill’ - and 'Thank You' for sharing a well lived life...
David Bradley WRC
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