The Rotary Club of Haenertsburg was Chartered on 16 February 2001 under the sponsorship of the Pietersburg 100 Club. There were 25 Charter members and over the years this number has fluctuated up and down, but now stands at 22 active and 2 Honorary Members. Four of the original Charter members – Maurice and Chrisna Stander, Bernard van den Dool and Deneys Barry are still serving Rotarians in Haenertsburg. There are 11 women and 11 men presently in the club. The current President is Paddy Ansell, whose year in office runs from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018.
The club members come from a wide range of professions, from lawyer to civil engineer, to teacher to financial and insurance managers and some retired professionals. The club members meet once a week on a Wednesday at 18h00 for 18h30 in their own clubhouse – the Rotary Moth Hall situated behind the Village Hall on Rissik Street, which is the main business street in this quaint little village. There is Fellowship time after the meeting when members socialise and enjoy a meal together. The Moth Hall is one of the oldest buildings in Haenertsburg, having originally been the Magistrate’s Court and later used by the MOTHS organisation in the area.
LONG TOM PICNIC & PANORAMIC VIEW SITE
Click on Tab 'Community Outreach' at the top of this page for details of this interesting historical site which has been upgraded as a picnic and panoramic view site (toposcope) for tourists and visitors. It was officially opened on Saturday, 28 April 2018.