Rota Views: The Weekly news Bulletin of the Rotary Club Cape of Good HopeMichele King July 22, 2014 No Comments
Rota Views The Weekly news Bulletin of the Rotary Club Cape of Good Hope
We meet every Tuesday evening near the
tip of the Cape Peninsula
at the St James Retirement Hotel,
Main Road, St James, Cape Town
Time: 18:30 for 19:00 – Visitors are most welcome
President: Bev Frieslich – 082 825 6053 Email: email@example.com
Secretary: Susan O’Hagan Ward – 082 964 9698 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Janet Holwill – 082 920 7306 Email: email@example.com
Web Page: www.rotary9350-capeofgoodhope.co.za
Face Book page: Cape of Good Hope Rotary Club
Last week’s Meeting
We had one very special visitor – Lisa Godderis – our long term exchange student from Fletre, France who arrived in SA on Wednesday 2 July. She went away 2 days later with her host family the Carsons to do her ”first safari” in Addo and also experienced some of the culture of the Grahamstown Festival.
Having met us briefly at the meeting, she will be leaving again this week to join the Youth Exchange students from other Districts on a Mpumalanga tour before returning to start school at Fish Hoek High. What a wonderful start to what we hope will be a happy and fulfilling year for Lisa. We look forward to seeing lots more of her and getting to know her better.
Lisa’s Sponsoring Rotary Club in France is CasselWorhmout en Flandre – D1520 and her Club Youth Officer: Agnes Lefebvre – firstname.lastname@example.org
The Guest Speaker
Our own Susan O’ Hagan Ward spoke on “My Life” and shared the many ups and downs (some of them most traumatic) of her life. Supported by a presentation of some lovely pictures, she allowed us all to share her life from her birth in Dublin, life in Las Palmas, her move to Durban and Edenvale before she finally settled in Fish Hoek to take care of two of her grandchildren, the premature twins born some 7 years ago. Sadly, this meant that she had to leave her other 2 grandchildren behind in Edenvale. In his thanks, PP Alan complimented Susan her on an excellent and entertaining talk
Projects and Events
– Mandela Day 67 minutes on Friday 18th July
Sorting the patient’s files at the False Bay hospital was meant to be something for us all at COGH to do, but proved a bridge too far for most of us.
Not to be deterred, PP Hans and Allan Carsons (with the help of 2 of Hans’ labourers) literally filled the gap and in the true spirit of Madiba day moved, stacked, sorted and secured piles and piles of files.
…. And the bad news is there are still loads more to do!!
Thanks guys – You are STARS!!!
Thanks to Susan for the eats and drinks supplied to keep their energy levels up
– Red Hill feeding Scheme – Ursula reported that, thanks to the continued support of Celtic Thunder, the scheme
started again on Monday
– Club Golf Shirts – Norma showed a template of the embroidery and a list was circulated for those interested in ordering a shirt which will cost in the region of R150 depending on the size of the order. She will bring a sample for sizing. Anyone who has yet to place their order should speak to Norma as soon as possible
– PP Alan handed out RI recognition New Member badges and pins to Club members who had introduced new members in the past 2 years:
Sue Swanepoel – Bronze backing for 2 new members
Allan Carson, Janet Holwill and Bev Frieslich for 1 new member each
The Breedekloof Soetes & Sop – a “feast for the senses” – on Saturday was enjoyed by
Marge & Fred, Kirti & Nisha, Susan and Pres Bev.
The bus ride was fantastic, the soups delicious and the wine, though appreciation varied from
person to person, was very good overall. We visited 4 Estates which gave us ample time to eat,
drink and enjoy fantastic fellowship.
For Kirti’s birthday on Sunday, we presented him with an early birthday Cup cake with candle
which he blew out as we sang “Happy Birthday” to him
Anyone else for some of my cake?
As we “Light Up Rotary”this year and look to adding new members to our ranks, our thoughts also turn to the importance of attendance at club meetings.
Everyone should please put in their apologies if they are unable to attend – either by filling in the ‘green file’ or by emailing or sending a message to Jean or Marge . This small courtesy will make the catering arrangements a more exact science and allow for better planning for each meeting.
WEEKLY MEETING PROGRAMMES
|Call to order & Welcome||President Bev||President Bev||IPP Alan Ferguson|
|Light Up Rotary
& Toast to RI
|Thereasa Strano||David Catlin||Andy Rumbelow|
|Toast to SA, & Other R Clubs/ Countries||
|Welcome to Visitors||Marge Upfold||Marge Upfold||Marge Upfold|
|Marge Upfold||Marge Upfold||Marge Upfold|
|Grace||Jean Smythe||Manu Choudree||Mike Heffernan|
|Secretary – Notices
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Susan O’Hagan Ward
Susan O’Hagan Ward
Susan O’Hagan Ward
|Intro Speaker||Kirti Patel||Marge Upfold||n/a|
Topic of Speaker
|Report back on her Research||What it’s like to be a SA resident in Saudi||Business meeting|
|Thank Speaker||Mike Walker||Tom Rockliffe||n/a|
|LUCKY DRAW||Marge Upfold||Marge Upfold||Marge Upfold|
|Sergeant at Arms||Luise Rouessart||Mike Walker||Allan Carsons|
|Closing remarks||President Bev||President Bev||IPP Alan Ferguson|
|Four Way Test||Rob Hughes||Gillean Arnott||Hans Zwets|