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May 2016
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All the way from Lebanon! Big welcome to John Eddé. Thank you for joining us this evening.

The Open Door Child Safety Centre in Ocean View, Cape TownThe Open Door community development and social work project in Ocean View, managed by Valley Development Projects (VDP), now has a new multi-purpose facility which was officially opened yesterday, Tuesday 05 April 2016.
Rotary Club of Cape of Good Hope, Rotary Club of Newlands and Peninsula Beverages (PenBev – local bottler and distributor of The Coca-Cola Company products in the Western and Northern Cape) partnered with VDP in managing and financing construction of the new building on Milky Way Road.
Congratulations to everyone this evening! Thank you for being such beacons of light.

Elizabeth Ziegler (Aunty Betty) does amazing work at the Prison Care & Support Network (left). Thank you Jeremy Sauls for sharing your story with us and inspiring others to live better lives. Thank you to both for joining us this evening.

Thank you Charles Nyakunwa for building bridges between the hearing and deaf communities! Congratulations on your award.

Denise Behrens from Peninsula Beverages, an incredibly worthy recipient of the vocational award. Thank you for all your support and assistance in bringing to fruition various phenomenal CSI projects. Congratulations!

Shona Macdonald thank you for your courage in enabling the disabled. Well done on your award!

Shirley Botes you are an inspiration! Congratulations on your vocational award. Volunteer fire fighter, feeding scheme and sport support to name only a few of the many things you do in the community. 

Meet the lovely Michaela who is busy with her third year of BCom finance degree thanks to the Rotary Club of Newlands. She is well on her way to completing her degree with flying colours and will be a great asset to any company!

A wonderful evening with exchange student Karolina all the way from Finland (right), with President Colin Burke.

Welcome Mariè Chevrier from the Rotary Club of Dijon! Mariè has shared her wonderful story of the work their Club is doing with the Association musiquelaine musique pour musique. They raised funds by hosting a fabulous Delft Big Band concert.

Rotary Club of Newlands enjoying the Rotary Club of Signal Hill's fundraiser at Kenilworth Racecourse yesterday, 13 February 2016. Over R100,000 for projects was raised! It was a great afternoon with loads of fellowship. (Left to right: Philomena Dillon and Linda Van Outten seated, with Colin Burke and John Van Outten standing).

What a wonderful evening with the Rotary Club of Good Hope tonight. Thank you for 'raiding' our Club. 
President Colin Burke from the Rotary Club of Newlands receiving a thank you gift from President Bev Frieslich from the Rotary Club of Good Hope for the assistance with the Open Door building project.

Thank you Lance Brown, for visiting our club! What an inspirational guy-from delivery guy to tax consultant, motivational speaker & author! Thank you for sharing your journey with us.

A lovely letter from the Oasis Association for our President's Challenge contribution towards their food parcel appeal.

Welcome Marie Hardy from Belgium! Thank you for visiting us. Glad you enjoyed your visit in South Africa. After 4000 kms of seeing and experiencing the beauty of South Africa, Marie heads back to Belgium. The yellow and blue of the Belgium flag represents the colours of the city and the statue represents that it is a student city.

​Menno De Wet (left) and Bill Meyer (right) ready to fill their 'ARK's - funds raised for Acts of Random Kindness. More information available on:

CAPTION: It was a proud day for the Rotary Club of Newlands as they handed over a much needed fully-kitted, multi-purpose Isuzu vehicle to the Emergency Assistance Volunteer Support (EVS) in Noordhoek, Cape Town earlier this week. President of the Rotary Club of Newlands, Colin Burke, has been working tirelessly with all the parties involved for the past two and a half years to raise sufficient funds to make this emergency vehicle donation a reality. 
Don Waller with Rotarian friends Nigel Carter, Jenna Monk, Colin Burke and Dennis Henwood
Don Waller sadly passed away on Monday, October 5th 2015. 
Don was a charter member of Newlands Rotary and ever an active Rotarian in his own quiet and unpretentious way.
He was involved from the beginning, starting with the building of the St Francis Centre in Khayelitsha and later in many years of the annual One-to-One event for the intellectually disabled. He was an honorary member of the club for the last couple of years when his illness made it difficult for him to attend meetings.
Past Newlands Rotarian, Richard Majewski, himself a charter member, remembers Don in an email to the club.
Don (L) is seen here with then fellow Newlands Rotarians (L to R) Nigel Carter, Jenna Monk, Colin Burke and Dennis Henwood.

Tonight was a special night for Newlands Rotary.
Our PHF and Past Rotary President, Richard Burnett, led yet another remarkable Rotary Wine Auction. But, this time, there was a certain poignancy.
Hein Schipper, Chippy's remarkable father, Richard's extraordinary father-in-law, centenarian+, Honorary Newlands Rotarian and unstinting supporter of the NSRI was not there.
He was sorely missed.
Here is the tribute Richard gave at Hein's recent memorial service.
There is no way to have said it better.....
Milnerton - One to One is an annual celebration and a fun day out with intellectually disabled people of Cape Town. The Rotary Club of Newlands has been supporting the initiative with its photo stand for a number of years.
Ready for their first visitors, photographer, Ian, organiser and set manager, Heidi, and print manager, Sue, are ready and waiting.
Ready for their first visitors, photographer, Ian, organiser and set manager, Heidi, and print manager, Sue, are ready and waiting.
The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) station at Yzerfontein was officially opened this last weekend (25 July 2015), thanks to the successful wine auctions hosted by the Rotary Club of Newlands and Table Bay in 2013 and 2014 in the Western Cape and the Rotary Clubs of Knights Pendragon and Sandton in Gauteng earlier this year. The auctions raised a whopping R926 000 00 in total! These funds were used to complete the truly magnificent NSRI station at Yzerfontein which includes, boat storage for two vessels, a garage for a tractor, an operations room, crew facilities, a training room as well as a trauma counselling room.
Rotary Clubs in the USA, Canada and South Africa have teamed up to distribute free literacy, maths, science and other school books to local schools and educational facilities. The books are sent to us in containers containing up to 25,000 books at a time from schools and libraries in the USA and Canada and cover pre-school, junior and senior school levels as well as adult literature and are suitable for both teaching at all school levels and for setting up much needed school and community libraries.

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