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 24 May 2019 at Hotel School Granger Bay
Sun 26 May 2019
Fri 31 May 2019
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...
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
What a pleasure it was to induct Nancy Onyango into the WRC family. Nancy - originally from Kenya - has lived in Cape Town for seven years and her special interests are education and ECD.
Welcome Nancy! We wish you much success in all your endeavors; we are so fortunate to benefit from your enthusiasm and energy.
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! :-)
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.
MAY is YOUTH SERVICE Month.
The Rotary Club of Waterfront, with the Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, will be presenting a Youth Concerto Festival on Sunday 9 June at 16:00 in the St John’s Church in Wynberg.
Seven upcoming young classical musicians will be performing various popular works accompanied by the Cape Philharmonic Youth Orchestra under the baton of Brandon Phillips.
All profits from the concert will be shared equally between the Rotary Club of Waterfront and the Youth Orchestra.
The Youth Orchestra will use its share to assist in funding the Masidlale (Let us Play) Project - a grassroots training programme that teaches 100 learners from Gugulethu, Khayelitsha, Langa, Pella, Mamre and Atlantis to play various musical instruments, as well as the CPO Music Academy (based at Rhodes High School in Mowbray) that offers theory and practice every Saturday morning to 120 music students at intermediate and advanced level by 17 specialist teachers.
Rotary Club of Waterfront will apply their share to enable deserving financially challenged learners from Trafalgar High School to partake in activities of the Youth Sailing Academy in October during the Boat Show in the V&A Waterfront as well as supplying lawn and equipment for the playground of the Siyakhanyisa Early Childhood Centre in Langa.
Soloists L->R: Chris Njapa (cello), James George (trombone), Herman de Wee (horn), David Cyster (clarinet), Amanda Lawrence (flute), Liam Slabbert (bassoon), Nwuko Sunday Kelechi (cello)
Many thanks to Janice for organising this outing for the children of Christine Revell Children’s Home in Athlone.
The little people had a wonderful time at the Rotary Blue Train Park in Mouille Point. Thank you Gavin Schachat from Sea Point Rotary Club for making this possible.
Clearly the children loved the outing and the play area and the train and the chicken and chips - much happiness all round!
Alan Knight, visiting from Charing Cross club in Glasgow, was pleasantly surprised to re-meet Piet Postema. In the 1980's they both worked for Stocks and Stocks on the Sun City construction site.
Spiro organised the "Unwined Cyclists" to gather Easter goodies for the children of the Christine Revell Children’s Home. Alicia, Maryka and Piet represented the Home and Captain Sue joined the festivities.
Golden Oldies from Guguletu Senior Centre enjoyed coffee and cake, kindly supplied by Waterfront Mugg and Bean. To entertain and assist them were Margie and Walter Licata and Waterfront Rotarians Janice Halliford, Glynis Jennings and Vaughan Pierce. Chelsey Kelly and Lola Mills handed over Easter Goodie Bags, kindly provided by Janice.
Andre Nel of Pick n Pay CSI & Sustainability came to talk to the Club about the wonderful People n Planet (PnP) initiative Pick n Pay is doing for communities and schools around the country. Andre presented on the Pick n Pay Schools Club as well. The Pick n Pay School Club is South Africa's largest independent education platform. The club provides much-needed educational support to 3000 schools across the country and in so doing creates change in the lives of over 1.87 million learners and 87,500 educators.
Rob the Seal (and his visitors book) left the hospitality of the Peads, to take up residence with Pieter Swart.
The decades old custom of "passing on Rob the Seal" was started to encourage club members to socialise ouside of normal club activities.
Our team met with Derrick Fraser of Big Bay Events to plan the 2019 Canal Challenge Swim event in the V&A Waterfront, Battery Park area. Exciting ideas are being developed to expand this family fun event, with a serious focus on the elimination of single use plastic and preserving our ocean.
Alfons Genseberger and Glynis Jennings at the first Trash Bash of the year with the Two Oceans Aquarium at Rondevlei, which forms part of the False Bay Nature Reserve. They were joined by Lisette Genseberger of Soroptimist International Cape of Good Hope. Another Trash Bash will be organised in 3 months time.
A delighted father and son team who were lucky enough to buy the last parking ticket!
Capt Sue and Hans Stampfl selling parking tickets at the pre-race expo.
Marshaling on race day is a wonderful experience - the excitement of the crowd is contagious and weathering Cape Town's 4-seasons in an afternoon adds to the experience - and best of all, it earns our club much needed revenue!
Debby Daniel and her friend, Sue Dixon braving the wind!
Visitors Joseph Hansen and Florencia Lorenz Tobias along with Maryka Vermaak. The three of them were in charge of parking P1 on the day of the race.
International Inner Wheel President Christine Kirby has been visiting Southern Africa and was in Cape Town over the week-end. Here she is seen presenting her Banner to DG Casper Kruger at the start of the Cycle Race. Pres Christine was given the honour of firing the starting pistol for seven cycling groups.
Trafalgar Interact Club with Interact teacher Alvin Haupt spent some with the children at Christine Revell Children’s Home - a fun event all round!
Charter member Paulette Colman and her husband Andrew, who are on holiday from Cornwall, joined Camp Warden Koos Burger and his wife Antoinette and Lorna and David Bradley for a guided tour of the camp facilities followed by a walk through the unique fynbos Labyrinth.
In spite of the very hot summer the camp was pristine with some green grass play areas.
After the walk the group joined the Fish Hoek Needlework Group at their Quilt exhibition where the centre-piece was a huge Labyrinth Quilt. This quilt is the work of several quilters and is a magnificent piece of work. Even after the very hot dry summer the camp was a jewel.
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.
Renee Mitchel has been elected Treasurer of District 935 Inner Wheel and Lorna Bradley as a Director on the Governing Body of Inner Wheel International. Renee and Lorna's 1 year terms officially start on 1st July 2019. It is a great honour to be elected to the Governing Body that has 16 Directors from 104 countries. Well done Lorna!
Congratulations Val Griffiths on a milestone birthday! Val, who now lives in the UK, is a charter member of Melkbos RC and a past Captain at WRC and later WRC Inner Wheel. Sharing her birthday treat at Kirstenbosch is June Webber and Lorna Bradley.
The Executive of Inner Wheel Club of Waterfront RC for the 2018-19 year is:
President: Lorna Bradley
Secretary: Anne Postema
Treasurer: Renée Mitchell
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.
In 2016, WRC received a Global Grant from the Rotary Foundation to create and equip libraries in 9 primary and one high school in greater Cape Town.
It was an extremely uplifting occasion to attend the opening of the new library at Levana Primary School in the poverty stricken township of Lavender Hill, Cape Town. The library has been named after René Roman, a 13 year old Levana pupil who was a murdered near the school last year. René was a keen reader who aspired to be a teacher one day and her loss shocked the school community.
The opening of the library was preceded by a play written and performed by the learners themselves. Professor Jonathon Jansen gave the opening address, telling the learners that he too lived as a child in Lavender Hill and attributed his success to reading at an early age. We are so fortunate to have played a part in creating the learning environement for children in an area desperately needing help, and the hope that books can give.
Paulette Colman who was a Charter member of our Club in 1992 is now based in Cornwall in the UK. Paulette and Theoniel had a lot to reminisce about: they ran in the first Signal Hill Noon Gun Half Marathon as part of the Waterfront Rotary Team. The second photo is of Captain Sue Truter with some of the original Members of the Club: Martin Colman, Theoniel Potgieter, Paulette Colman (not related to Martin) and David Bradley.
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!
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...
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!)
"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.
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