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Open Door in Ocean View gets New Multi-purpose Facility
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.
Open Door in Ocean View gets New Multi-purpose Facility 2016-04-11 22:00:00Z
Hein, the Wine Auction and the NSRI

 
 
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.....
Hein, the Wine Auction and the NSRI Janey Ball 2015-10-07 22:00:00Z
Brand new building for NSRI station in Yzerfontein
 
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.
 
Brand new building for NSRI station in Yzerfontein Regine le Roux 2015-08-01 22:00:00Z
Books for the World
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.
Books for the World Tinus de Jongh 2015-07-29 22:00:00Z
Rotary helps change lives through education
Caption: Wybe Meinessz [2014/2015] President of the Rotary Club of Newlands congratulates Stanton Hermanus on completing his BSC IT degree and graduating with five distinctions through the Prison Care program. This program is one of many similar programs supported by the Rotary Club of Newlands. Over the past 12 months, the club has sponsored nine students and two NGO’s by providing bursaries for disadvantaged young men and women to pursue a variety of studies including teaching, commerce, electrical engineering, cooking, seamanship, IT and singing.
Rotary helps change lives through education Regine le Roux 2015-07-22 22:00:00Z
New President for Newlands Rotary
Colin Burke was inducted as the new President for the Rotary Club of Newlands for the 2015/2016 year, at a prestigious gala dinner hosted at the Wild Fig Restaurant on Friday evening (19 June 2015).
New President for Newlands Rotary Regine le Roux 2015-07-21 22:00:00Z
Rotary Club of Newlands addresses emergency response vehicle crisis
The shortage of emergency response vehicles is a serious problem being faced in the Western Cape (and in fact, the rest of the country).  This lack of vehicles often leads to emergency services taking up to 40 minutes to arrive at disaster scenes, especially in more remote areas. It goes without saying that the vital lost time can literally mean the difference between life and death. 
Rotary Club of Newlands addresses emergency response vehicle crisis 2015-07-21 22:00:00Z
Teddy bears bring comfort to little ones with burns and breathing disorders at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital
Waiting for a very important meeting. These teddy bears generously donated by the Rotary Club of Newlands are patiently waiting to meet their new friends in the Red Cross Children’s Hospital burns and breathing disorders ward.
Teddy bears bring comfort to little ones with burns and breathing disorders at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital Regine le Roux 2015-06-16 22:00:00Z
Rotary Club of Newlands investing in entrepreneurs
Caption: TSiBA students are excited to enter the Pitch and Poster competition recently launched by the non-profit business school where they stand a chance of winning their share of R15 000 to invest into their business, generously sponsored by the Rotary Club of Newlands. From left to right front row: Abraham Oliver, Anokho Batyi, Abongile Mkefu, Gcobani Dyanti, Simphiwe Mtombeni, Shinghai Gunha, Mihlali Luningo, Petlontle Serolong. Standing from left to right, Furnill Manus ,Ntombizanele Tshotyana, Sisipho Jokazi, Rotarian Kenny van Aardt, Olawale Olatunde, Lelethu Plaatjies, Rotarian Jenny Ibbotson, Fatima Mahdi, Rotarian Andy Ismay,  Dr. Ron Duggins from The Centre of Business Development, Meridian Technology Institute Oklahoma and Goazong Vang.
Rotary Club of Newlands investing in entrepreneurs Regine le Roux 2015-05-17 22:00:00Z
Bonisa's Dream
Caption: A thrilled Bonisa Ntsile (right), Principal of Bonisa Educare Centre, takes receipt of 60 tables, 10 chairs and a fridge for the youngsters who attend her centre. No longer will they need to learn their lessons on the floor, or have spoiled food, thanks to the generous delivery by Bill Meyer (left), from the Rotary Club of Newlands.
 
Bonisa's Dream Regine le Roux 2015-03-30 22:00:00Z
Rotary and the Emergency Services Vehicle
 
Wildfires are an all too common occurence in the Western CapeIf you've ever experienced a natural disaster or a large-scale emergency you'll have known desperation and heart-pounding fear. Imagine how much worse you might feel when there is no help at hand. Did you know that thousands of people in South Africa Cape endure this experience each year?
 
A shortage of emergency vehicles in the Western Cape can often lead to emergency services taking up to 40 minutes to arrive at disaster scenes, a terrifying reality that can even mean the difference between life and death.
 
However, for Newlands Rotarian, Colin Burke, a 'possibility-thinker' of the first order, worrying about the problem or even commiserating served no useful purpose. He set about helping to solve it by and, on his quest, created a form for an innovative, international collaboration.
 
With a significant donation from an anonymous donor and a generous contribution by the LeMarque Chown Energy Trust to set the ball rolling, an energised Burke approached the Rotary Club of Albert Park, in Melbourne, Australia to consider partnering in a matched grant
 
Although the grant was not to be, our friends 'down under', themselves no strangers to natural disasters, proved their Aussie mettle and established a fund-raising raffle.  The prize? .... a return-trip to South Africa! With any number of Australians ready for first-hand debate on rugby merits and demerits, and an 'expat' community wanting to visit South Africa, an incredible R185 000 was raised.
 
But wait folks…. There’s more to this collaboration.....
 
Waiting for its refit, our new Isuzu 4-Tonner Crew Cab.Isuzu Trucks SA then generously sponsored the utility vehicle (a 4-tonner crew cab, which is the same size as a fire engine) and it is being converted by Uni Power Bodies and Trailers in Durban. The conversion will result in an 'uber-capable' emergency vehicle which will be able to deal with rescues, fires, mass medical and care situations as well as providing event support.
 
As a result of Colin’s idea, a meeting of minds and sharing of resources, the Western Cape will soon see the commission of this much-needed emergency vehicle. It will provide services to residents from Claremont to Cape Point, including Masiphumelele, Ocean View and Redhill but is bound to be in greater demand. The vehicle will be operated by the Disaster Volunteer Group, EVS.

Watch this spot for news of the launch and check out the image below so you know what to expect.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rotary and the Emergency Services Vehicle Janey Ball 2015-02-28 00:00:00Z
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A Note for Members on the Security and Integrity of Your Data Janey Ball 2015-02-13 00:00:00Z
Rotary investing in young women
Women are achieving so much on the international, local, political and economic stage, but are the next generation ready to step up to the plate? The young women of today have so much potential, but they are struggling to get the necessary support and resources to help them tackle their challenges. Too often there is very limited financial and emotional support for everyone who needs it. The Rotary Club of Newlands recognises this need, and is passionate about recognising, supporting and investing in young talent through their youth development and sponsorship programme.
Rotary investing in young women Regine le Roux 2014-10-16 22:00:00Z
"Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body." - Joseph Addison
Learning and literacy has always been close to the Rotary Club of Newlands’ heart. As the world recognises World Literacy Day this Monday, 08 September, 2014, the Club reminds all schools and interested parties who are in need of books for their facilities, about their “Books for the World” project.
"Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body." - Joseph Addison Regine le Roux 2014-09-04 22:00:00Z
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Welcome to our new website! Janey Ball