On the evening of Friday 4th September the Rotary Club of Kimberley and the Rotary Club of Kimberley South jointly hosted the 9370 District Governor, Tom McGee, for the annual District Governor's Dinner. Three of our club members were recognised for their service by being made Paul Harris Fellows: Attie Boshoff, Jean Thirion and Meldrick Booysen. We are very proud of them for all of their service above self.
After Lesedi we took the DG to visit the 3-day Curriculum Development Workshop we were sponsoring as part of the Rotary Global Grant: Educating South African Youth about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).
August 22nd was the Annual Fete at St Theresa's Hospice on Du Toispan Road, Kimberley. Once again the Kimberley Club of Kimberley South and the Anns were privileged to be part of the fundraising and fun event. These year the club ran its usual Burger Stall and the Anns ran the second-hand book stall.
On Saturday 25th July 2015, Meldrick Booysen (President of the Rotary Club of Kimberley South), Collette Booysen (President of the Club's Rotary Anns) and Wes Papenfus (joint chair of the Club's Service Projects Committee), handed out 30 Street-Sleeper sleeping bags to homeless people outside Kimberley City Hall. You can read more about the Run for Cover Project here.
Rotary Family Health Days (RFHD) have been recognized by the Minister of Health in South Africa as an official item in the Health Calendar. This year the RFHD will be be 7-9 October.
The District Rotary Conference was in Bloemfontein this year from 24th to 26th April 2015.
Our Club delegates include Johanna Snyman, Dorothy-Anne Howitson, Ethne Papenfus and Wes Papenfus.
Ethne Papenfus introduced the District to the FASD Global Grant Application with a short presentation which is also included below (can also be viewed as a video presentation on our Club Facebook page). (#GC1527901)
Club President Johanna Snyman hosted Club members and friends in a splendid President's Evening on March 7th. Held in the large showroom of McCarthy Kia Cars (corner Dutoitspan and Lennox), we enjoyed a delightful opening display by the schoolchildren of the Ritchie Gumboot Dancers. Everyone was kept mentally on their toes with a general knowledge quiz. All brought together by a wonderful three-course meal.
The President's Evening this year was to support Rotary International's Polio appeal. Drew Spink (McCarthy Kia, Kimberley) generously presented Johanna with a cheque for R3000 for the Polio Foundation.
On Saturday 24th January 2015 the Rotary Club Kimberley South, jointly with Hope in South Africa, hosted the 3rd South African Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) in the lovely venue provided free of charge by the William Humphreys Art Gallery (WHAG).
Click here for a full report on the 2015 FASD Conference
The Charity Braai Day held this weekend in conjunction with West End Meat Market was a huge success. On Saturday we sold around 300 worsrolls and hamburgers. Rotary made just over R4 000.00, thanks to West End Meat Market's generous donation of the meat. Around 1 000 boerewors rolls were also donated by West End Meat Market, to needy establishments identified by Kimberley South.