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ZUSAKHE CRÈCHE RENOVATION

ZUSAKHE CRÈCHE RENOVATION

15 FEBRUARY 2018 After sometimes frustrating delays due to planning permission glitches, we were very proud to open the newly renovated Zusakhe HIV / Aids Educare Centre in Du Noon informal settlement. The CIPLA F...
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OUTING TO WINELANDS

OUTING TO WINELANDS

Some members, families and friends enjoyed a lovely day out touring 2 of our local wine farms: the atmospheric Fairview wine estate, with its famous goat tower and home-made deli foods; and the beautiful Ridgeback estate...
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Menno de Wet
Name: Menno de Wet
Membership: Rotarian, Past President
Profession: Technical Textiles
Interests: Motor Racing, Bird Watching, Reading (History, Novels), Travel
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY

Our favourite annual project: the Christmas Party we hold for approx. 300 disadvantaged and disabled children. Here we see: 1) packing Christmas par...
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ROTARY CLUB OF BLOUBERG
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ROTARY CLUB OF BLOUBERG

The Rotary Club of Blouberg is a dynamic group of professionals and business people who are dedicated to the Rotary ideal of 'Service above Self.' We meet every week for a friendly meal with good fellowship, but our business is to help charities, institutions and needy people in the area north of Cape Town ranging from Blouberg to Brooklyn, from Du Noon to Parow. We are one of 63 clubs of Rotary District 9350, which covers Angola, Namibia and western South Africa, and proud to be part of Rotary International. We participate enthusiastically in Rotary's global charity and youth programmes.
CLUB INFORMATION
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CLUB INFORMATION

We meet at 18.00 for 18.30 every Thursday evening at the Italian Club, Donegal Street, Rugby. Very occasionally we may choose to meet elsewhere, so it is best to contact us to make sure if you wish to visit us. We welcome visitors to any of our meetings. Because we need to notify the Italian Club of our meals, could any visitors please contact Lizelle van Wyk on: Tel: 079 575 0793 or e-mail info@bloubergrotary.co.za by 10.00 a.m. on the Thursday we meet if possible?

Feel free to browse through our latest monthly "Blouberg Banter" newsletter (awarded Best District Bulletin 2012 & 2013).

PRESIDENT: Carl Bayhack
SECRETARY: Lizelle van Wyk
TREASURER: John Ackermann
COMMUNITY: Lizelle van Wyk
CLUB: Bruce Lewis
YOUTH: James Hay
FOUNDATION: Helène Visser
VOCATIONAL: Tommy Freeborough
PRESIDENT ELECT: Lizelle van Wyk
Speaker PROFESSOR TIM NOAKES
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Speaker PROFESSOR TIM NOAKES

Tim Noakes will speak on the Lore of Nutrition and the Banting lifestyle. Why has his diet led to court action?
DATE: 12 April
TIME: 18h00 for 18h30
VENUE: Italian Club, Donegal Street, Rugby
COST: R200 pp, includes a delicious 2-course meal. A cash bar is available.
RSVP: Lizelle at ceo@ctsb.org.za on or before Thursday 5th April
This is a fund-raiser to support our work in the community
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL
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ROTARY INTERNATIONAL

Rotary International today is a global fellowship consisting of more than 1.2 million members in 33 000 clubs in more than 200 countries. If you wish to learn more, please go to our Links Page.
A SHORT HISTORY
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A SHORT HISTORY

We were chartered on the 21st November 1986 with 24 members, our sponsor club being the Rotary Club of Milnerton. Our first president was Allan Fraser and our first meetings were held at the Blouberg Hotel. Right from the beginning, we leapt eagerly into service to the community by becoming involved with Vaatjieplaas farm school and St Jospeh's Home for chronically ill children in Philippi. We also held a fund-raising Carols by Candlelight at the Bayside shopping Centre. In 1992 we proudly inducted Pat Strydom as our first lady member. 2009 saw the sad closure of our sponsoring Rotary Club of Milnerton, but events moved full circle as many of their members joined us.
RADIO BROADCAST ON One FM 94.0
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RADIO BROADCAST ON One FM 94.0

TUESDAY 24 OCTOBER 2017
The Rotary Club of Blouberg has made one contribution of many to the Rotary International effort to eliminate polio when, on the 24th October our President Carl was interviewed by Kabelo Shomang on OneFm Radio on the Brunch Show.

Rotary members in Cape Town, amongst many others, are reaching out on World Polio Day to raise awareness, funds and support to end polio – a vaccine-preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world today. Since Rotary and its partners launched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative nearly 30 years ago, contributing more than US$1.7 billion, the incidence of polio has plummeted by more than 99.9 percent to just 37 cases in 2016. To sustain this progress, Rotary International has committed to raising US$50 million per year over the next three years, which will be matched 2.1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. WITHOUT ACTION THERE CAN BE NO ERADICATION. Visit www.endpolio.org for more about Rotary and its efforts to eradicate polio.

CHILDREN'S HUB APPEAL
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CHILDREN'S HUB APPEAL

Moving home is an ideal opportunity to clear out any clutter. We appeal to you to please consider putting aside any children’s items that are no longer of use to your child. We need: stationery, arts and crafts, educational toys, games, school clothing such as shirts, jerseys and socks. We will collect your unused items and distribute to the many less fortunate children in our community. Please contact Deidre Crouser on 083 245 6093 or 021 556 1073 or via email deidrecrouser@gmail.com . Blouberg Rotary thanks the kind children and parents who have already contributed to this project.
ROTARY PASSPORTS
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ROTARY PASSPORTS

Fellow Rotarians, be amongst the first in your Club and District to own a snazzy Rotary Passport, for only R40. The Passport is a great way of keeping a note of your visits to other Clubs (for reference in years to come) and as a record of your ‘Make-Ups’. It is slightly bigger than an ID book with a laminated soft cover for durability and contains:

1 A personal Identification page
2. The Object of Rotary in English and Afrikaans
3. The Four Way Test
4. The Rotary Grace
5. 51 Club visit sections for completion

To purchase these attractive Rotary mementos please contact Victor on crouserv@aforbes.co.za or 083 229 5889
ROTARY RECIPES
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ROTARY RECIPES

To raise much-needed funds, we invited Rotarians, their families and friends to contribute over 130 delicious recipes to make up our Blouberg Rotary Recipe Book. The recipes are tried and tested and include many South African classics as well as a few exotic additions. We are selling the book, an attractive A5-sized booklet, at only R99.00 each. This is less than R1.00 per recipe! Please help our club to continue its valuable work by supporting us. If you are interested you can contact Lynne at lynnewade@mweb.co.za or Victor at crouserv@aforbes.co.za to enquire about purchasing this versatile addition to any kitchen. To see a few sample pages, go to our Photo Galleries page.
SPONSORS
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SPONSORS

Our club also owes profound thanks to the many sponsors who help us with our work through their contributions - large or small. Please open our Sponsors link to view our worthy community-minded benefactors.
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