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 25 active and 2 Honorary Members. Three of the original Charter members – Maurice & Chrisna Stander and Deneys Barry are still serving Rotarians in Haenertsburg. Of the 25 active members, 19 are based in Haenertsburg and the other 6 comprise the recently formed Haenertsburg Rotary Satellite Club members who are based in Tzaneen. There are 15 women and 10 men presently in the club. The current President is Anne Harman, whose year in office runs from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020.
The club members come from a wide range of professions, from lawyer to civil engineer, medical doctors 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. The Satellite Club meets on Thursdays at 18h00, currently at Monya's Restaurant.
WEEKLY WEDNESDAY CLUB MEETINGS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
The national lock down due to the coronavirus pandemic means that our regular weekly meetings will not take place, until further notice.The date of resumption of meetings will be circulated as soon as we know.
In the lock down period, Club meetings are being held on Zoom and the first one was successfully held on 1 April 2020.
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.
For more detailed information on the pandemic please go to SA government’s Covid-19 portal
21 March 2020
A new date later in the year to be advised. Watch this space.
Iron Crown Trail Run
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Saturday 11 July 2020