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: Alex Fotoh.
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: Alex Fotoh preferably on the Wednesday preceding our meeting.
Fri 16 Aug 2019 at Hotel School
Bruce Probyn - The Principals Academy
Sun 18 Aug 2019 at Cape Town Stadium
One-to-One fun day for the intellectually disabled community of Cape Town. Please bring prizes and sign up for duty on the day - ALL HANDS ON DECK please!
Pieter Swart 0834507565
Fri 23 Aug 2019 at Hotel School
Fri 30 Aug 2019 at Hotel School
Fri 13 Sept 2019 at Hotel School
Cape Town Marathon Briefing
Sat 19 Oct 2019 at Battery Park V&A Waterfront
2019 Waterfront Canal Challenge
Fri 1 Nov 2019 at Hotel School
DG David Hotzhausen visit.
Enquiries: email Alex Fotoh
Immediate PP and Vice Captain: Sue Truter, Secretary & President-elect: Alex Fotoh, Treasurer: Debby Daniel, Public Image & Membership: Vaughan Pierce, Captain: Derek Pead, Rotary Foundation: Janet Kriseman, Club Admin: Janice Halliford, Fundraising: Siham Boda, Master Bosun: Spiro Mitchell. Not in picture: Piet Postema (Service Projects), Alex Schubert (Entrepreneurship) and Phephelapi Dube (Youth Service).
Sue hands over the 'chain of office' to Derek Pead. The 'chain' is getting heavier every year...
Sue pinning the badge of office on Derek - the pins are getting blunter every year!
Lorna Bradley from Inner Wheel, welcomes Natalie Pead with a bunch of red roses - the internatinal symbol of friendship of Inner Wheel.
Derek and Sue - the official induction picture.
Alex Fotoh, Vaughan Pierce, June Webber, AG Menno de Wet (Blouberg) - behind June - Terry Lancaster (Newlands), Chris Beech (Newlands), PDG Geraldine Nicol (Newlands), Lenora Saul from Raymond Ackerman Foundation, Janet Kriseman, Siham Boda, JJ (Claremont), David Bradley.
Visitors from Newlands RC: Terry Lancaster & Chris Beech.
Rob Wolffs, Gordon Miller and Theoniel Potgieter enjoying a joke...
And the "best dressed man of the day" goes to George Mua! Glynis Jennings and David Bradley lent moral support.
David Bradley, Hannarie Wenholdt and Johann Gerber.
Mike Goldman and Sue Truter
Siham Boda and Vaughan Pierce
2018/2019 Board with their 'appreciation' books.
George Mua, Walter Liccata, Alfons Genseberger, Margie Licata, Alex Fotoh and Lisette Genseberger.
Sue Truter with her mom.
Sue's mom chatting with Siham.
Glynis, Joe Hansen and Sue.
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AUGUST is MEMBERSHIP and NEW CLUB DEVELOPMENT month.
Waterfront Rotary Club is very proud to be part of this exciting event which got off to a brilliant start at the media launch on Friday, 2 August 2019. Special thanks to our Waterfront Canal Challenge Brand Ambassadors, Ryan Stramrood and Michelle Weber and to our primary sponsor - the V&A. The support of the Cape Town International Boat Show is also hugely valued. We look forward to sharing the weekend of 18 - 20 October 2019 with them in what promises to be an epic weekend of family fun at the V&A Waterfront!
Ryan Stramrood, Michelle Yach, Michelle Weber and Capt Derek Pead with the brand new Theo Yach trophy.
Siham Boda, Michelle Weber, Ryan Stramrood, June Webber and Spiro Mitchell.
Glynis Jennings (wearing her Inner Wheel hat) and Rene Mitchell prepping veg for the marathon soup-cook organised by Ladles of Love, an NGO assisting the indigent of Cape Town.
The event took place near the fountain on Heerengracht and each volunteer paid R100 to participate (and spend hours chopping and peeling!)
Clothing and blanket parcels were also handed out - most welcome on such a bitterly cold day!
Captain Derek Pead was in excellent company as Beverley Schafer - the current deputy speaker of the provincial parliament - lent a hand.
The spekboom planting initiative at the little blue train in Seapoint was organised by Seapoint RC - whose president - Farhat Danyal is here with Capt Derek and Glynis Jennings who almost managed to be in 2 places at the same time!
Anne Postema makes these handy education aids from various types of bottle tops. Apart from doing its bit for the environment, it is hours and hours of work to sort, write on and pack all the sets.
Piet with Nomsa Baleni and Lydia Makiva of the Sunflower Educare Centre.
Lungiswa Jikolo of Gege’s Educare Centre and Nomonde Tshamlambo of the Likwezi Educare also received sets.
Florencia Lopez Tobias was inducted as the newest member of our Club. Welcome aboard Flor! Accompanying her was her husband Jonathan Henning.
Phephelaphi Dube with Nkosi Maseko and Tabitha Kongo at the morning session at the council chambers - part of Rotary Club of Cape Town's Adventures into Citizenship initiative.
Steven Boers from Cape Town Rotary welcoming everyone to the luch at Good Hope Seminary High School. Mr Linz - the acting principal of Goodhope Seminary - gave a most inspiring and entertaining address.
Capt Sue with the two Grade 11 learners from Trafalgar High School we sponsored: Nkosi Maseko and Tabitha Kongo.
It was an evening of much loved big-band jazz tunes at the Baxter for some of our 'oldies'!
Big "Thank You" to Jannice for organising and Glynis and Maryka for their support. It is humbling to realise that this event is in its 21st year - what a magnificent achievement!
It was a magnificently beautiful Sunday for the annual Potjiekos competition at Glencairn.
Glynis, Sue, Maryka, Hannarie, Martin and Annette had a wonderful time.
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.