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 28 active and 1 Honorary Member. Three of the original Charter members – Maurice & Chrisna Stander and Deneys Barry are still serving Rotarians in Haenertsburg. Of the 28 active members, 22 are based in Haenertsburg/Magoebaskloof and the other 6 comprise the Haenertsburg Rotary Satellite Club who are based in Tzaneen. There are 15 women and 13 men in the Club. The current President is Deneys Barry whose year in office runs from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 (see below for Induction photo).
The club members come from a wide range of professions, from lawyer to civil engineer, teacher to financial and insurance managers, some retired professionals, marekting professionals, NGO administrators and a hotel owner. The club members normally 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. During the Covid-19 lockdown, meetings are held virtually at the same time each week. In normal times, there is Fellowship 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.
HAENERTSBURG WELCOMES ANOTHER NEW MEMBER!
Wim van Zyl was inducted as the 28th member of Rotary Haenertsburg on 21st April 2021. Wim manages the local Pancake House. He lived in Polokwane for many years and since re-locating to Haenertsburg, is very happy to be welcomed into Rotary, where he is looking forward to involvement in the many fun projects and activities that take place on the mountain and the surrounding local communities!
FOUR NEW LADIES JOIN ROTARY HAENERTSBURG!
At a special evening held at the Warriors Boma (in Magoebaskloof) 4 new lady members, 3 from Tzaneen, and 1 from Haenertsburg, were welcomed into the Haenertsburg Club by President Deneys Barry. The evening belonged to Pinkie Maponya, Betty Maselela, Shaun Mhlongo and Antoinette Ramaphoko.There were not only about 10 members physically present, but we were joined on Zoom by several other Haenertsburg members, our Honorary Member Mr Tito Mboweni, our DG Annemarie Mostert, DGE Stella and DGN Koekie, and other District office bearers. Thanks to all for the wonderful and much appreciated support for our exciting Induction Ceremony!
Nkhensani Ngomane was inducted on 13 January.
A virtual induction ceremony,Nkhensani Ngomane was welcomed into the Rotary Haenertsburg Club as a Satellite member.
WEEKLY WEDNESDAY CLUB MEETINGS ARE CONDUCTED ON ZOOM AT 18H30. Visitors who wish to join are welcome. Please contact the Club Secretary, Chrisna Stander, on email: email@example.com
Our club applied for and was given a District Grant of $1000. Together with another 3 clubs in our Region (Region 6 - Limpopo) this grant was combined with their contributions and used to buy wheelchairs through the Wheelchair Foundation in the UK.An order of 110 wheelchairs arrived from the Wheelchair Foundation in October 2019.
PAUL HARRIS RECOGNITION AWARDS FOR TWO OF OUR MEMBERS