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CHRISTMAS FOOD PARCELS

CHRISTMAS FOOD PARCELS

DECEMBER 2015 Our most basic need is food & there are pensioners who find it very hard to make ends meet at the best of times, let alone over Christmas. Local estate agents collect food donations for us every year...
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FORTHCOMING EVENTS

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

TUESDAY 2 FEBRUARY Blouberg Rotary's Bingo Evening Fund-raiser at the Italian Club, which takes place on the FIRST TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH,s...
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Paul Conyers
Name: Paul Conyers
Membership: Rotarian
Profession: Past Service - Aeronautics
Interests: Aviation, Golf
CHESHIRE HOMES FETE

CHESHIRE HOMES FETE

Our Chips ‘n Burgers stall at Cheshire Homes for the Disabled Fete. Working hard – some of the time, anyway....
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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.

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 Deidre Crouser on: Tel: 083 245 6093 or e-mail deidrecrouser@gmail.com by 12.00 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: Les Fouche
Secretary & President Elect: Deidre Crouser
Treasurer: John Ackermann
Community: Emarie Campbell
Club: Carl Bayhack
Youth & Past President: Stephen du Toit
International: Helène Visser
Vocational & Membership: Tommy Freeborough


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.
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. To see just one of our happy results, go to our Projects Page & our Photo Galleries.
A GIRL THING PROJECT
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A GIRL THING PROJECT

Young girls are at risk of missing up to 60 days of school a year because of lack of basic sanitary essentials.
Rotary have embarked on a project of making washable sanitary pads. This concept originated in Kenya in 2008. The fabrics and patterns have been tried and tested in disadvantaged communities throughout the world. Fabrics used are 100% cotton & flannel because it is super absorbent, dries fast and washes in very little water. The waterproof layer is a polyurethane fabric as it is washable, breathable & non-toxic. These kits were handed out to young girls at our annual Rotary Family Health Day on 1 & 2 October held in Du Noon community hall in conjunction with the Department of Health.

Rotary is urgently looking for volunteers to sew the kits. Fabric will be cut and ready to sew with full instructions.
If you can help, please contact Deidre Crouser on
deidrecrouser@gmail.com or 083 2456093
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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