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FETE AT CHESHIRE HOMES

FETE AT CHESHIRE HOMES

28 & 29 SEPTEMBER 2017 Every year, we look forward to running our Chips ‘n Burgers stall at the Eric Miles Cheshire Homes for the Disabled Fete to help them raise funds. We are justly proud of our scrumptious b...
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VISIT BY RI PRESIDENT

VISIT BY RI PRESIDENT

Eleven members and associates, plus members of Blouberg Rotaract, attended the District 9350 cocktail function to welcome Rotary International President Ian Riseley during his short visit to Cape Town. He explained that...
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Veronica Suckling
Name: Veronica Suckling
Membership: Rotarian, Past President
Profession: Voice Artist
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DISTRICT CONFERENCE 2017

DISTRICT CONFERENCE 2017

Our District Conference in Swellendam: 1) DGE Lynnette Stassen & MC Victor Crouser 2) Residents of Swellendam dressed in historic costumes from the museum 3 – 4) Seated for ...
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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 Barbara Whitfield on: Tel: 082 778 0000 or e-mail info@bloubergrotary.co.za by 10.00 a.m. on the Thursday we meet if possible?
PLEASE NOTE: There will be NO MEETINGS on the 28th December or the 4th January 2018 due to the Festive Season. A happy New Year and good wishes for 2018.

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

PRESIDENT: Carl Bayhack
VICE PRESIDENT: Immediate Past President Deidre Crouser
SECRETARY: Barbara Whitfield
TREASURER: John Ackermann
COMMUNITY: Lizelle van Wyk
CLUB: Stephan Pöltner
YOUTH: Stephen du Toit
FOUNDATION: Helène Visser
VOCATIONAL: Victor Crouser
PRESIDENT ELECT: Lizelle van Wyk
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.
FOOD COLLECTIONS FOR CHRISTMAS
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FOOD COLLECTIONS FOR CHRISTMAS

17, 18,19 and 25, 26 NOVEMBER
Every year, our members stand outside supermarkets and ask shoppers to pop an extra can or packet into their basket to give to us so that we can donate approximately 100 food parcels to disadvantaged pensioners in our area over the Festive Season. This year, we will be collecting from 10 am to 4 pm on five days:
The 17th, 18th and 19th November, we will be collecting outside the Pick n’ Pay at the West Coast Village Shopping Centre, Sandown Road, Sunningdale. We thank Rabie and Pick ‘n Pay for their support.
The 25th and 6th November, we will collect just inside the entrance of the Superspar at the Piazza centre, corner of Link and Main Road, Parklands. We thank the Superspar for their support.
If you live in the area, please support us and these supermarkets by doing your grocery shops there on these days.
GALA NIGHT AT THEATRE
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GALA NIGHT AT THEATRE

WEDNESDAY 6 DECEMBER 2017
Gala Night of the Off-Broadway hit musical ‘I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change’ by Joe Di Pietro and Jimmy Roberts. It’s a hilarious, heart-warming, laugh-out-loud celebration of the mating game, incorporating everything you've ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws but were afraid to admit. In a series of independent songs, four talented and experienced performers take us through the progression of relationships from the first date through to marriage, child rearing, divorce and eventually funerals.
All funds raised go towards our many charity and community projects.
Venue: The Milnerton Playhouse, Pienaar Road, Milnerton
Time: 19h00 for 19h30
Tickets: R120 pp (snacks & Cash Bar)
RSVP: Lynne: CELL 073 919 3268, lynnewade@mweb.co.za


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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