Rotarian Deneys Barry and his wife Irene visit Sweden on a Rotary Friendship Exchange
Induction Ceremony of President Paddy Ansell 2017/2018
Hoedspruit K2C Mountain Bike Ride - 2017
Rotarians from Haenertsburg assisting the Hoedspruit Rotary Club with their K2C (Kruger to Canyons) Mountain Bike Ride through the wildlife areas adjacent to Kruger Park to raise funds. Haenertsburg Rotarians served the riders (120 in all) a delicious hot breakfast at their first stop on the route, which is in the Timbavati.
Rotary Club of Haenertsburg celebrates The Rotary Foundation centennial
The Rotary Club of Haenertsburg attended the official Gala Dinner in the Mopani Camp, in the Kruger park this past Saturday 25th March 2017 to celebrate the centennial of The Rotary Foundation.
Almost 100 Rotarians from all over Limpopo, attended with representations from Louis Trichardt, Giyani, Tzaneen, Phalaborwa, Hoedspruit, Haenertsburg, Pietersburg 100,and Polokwane.
The Foundation is the $1 billion charitable arm of Rotary International. To mark the centennial, Rotary aims to raise $300 million by July 2017 for its campaign to eradicate polio and for service in communities around the world.
The Rotary Club of Haenertburg has pledged since its inception in February 2001, to contribute $100/Rotarian to the Annual Fund. In this current year we have contributed $2200.00
In this centennial year, the club was the only club in its region of 6 clubs, to have a 100% contribution of $26.50 from each member to the Polio Plus Fund. This equals $556.50 from club members. This in turn will be matched 2:1 by Bill and Melinda Gates.
Each club has also been challenged to make a club contribution of $536 to Foundation, which equates to the original contribution of $26.50 Paul Harris made at the 1917 convention in Atlanta. He eloquently promoted the idea of “endowments for the purpose of doing good in the world.”
The Rotary Foundation is dedicated to advancing world understanding, goodwill, and peace. Through grants and other resources, Rotary members develop sustainable projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, support education, save mothers and children, and grow local economies.
Rotary’s top priority is the global eradication of polio. Rotary launched its polio immunization program, PolioPlus, in 1985 and in 1988 became a leading partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative along with the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and more recently, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Rotary has contributed more than $1.5 billion and countless volunteer hours to eradicate polio. Through 2018, every dollar Rotary commits to polio eradication will be matched 2-to-1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, up to $35 million a year. Since the initiative began, the incidence of polio has plummeted by more than 99.9 percent, from about 350,000 cases a year to less than 71 confirmed in 2015.
I participate in the Rotary Foundation because I care. These contributions demonstrate our commitment to serve others. By giving from our hearts each and every year, we support families and change lives. Our generous contributions to The Rotary Foundation are essential to securing and growing Rotary programs throughout the world.
Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work improves lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world.
CONTACT: Ann Luther, +27 82 808 2539
ROTARY CLUB OF HAENERTSBURG
TEL: +27 82 771 2655
President Stuart Miller 2016/2017
Tito Mboweni - Honorary Member
On Wednesday, 18 January 2017, Rotary Haenertsburg was honoured by the attendance of former Reserve Bank Governor, Tito Mboweni to its weekly meeting. Tito Mboweni has a smallholding near Magoebaskloof Hotel and spends most of his time there now that he is retired. He was made an Honorary member of Haenertsburg Rotary at this meeting, having been invited to the Club by his neighbour, PE Paddy Ansell. As an Honorary member, he promised to attend meetings whenever he was able. The Club members welcomed him.
Visitors from Rotary Clubs
On Wednesday, 19 October, Rotary Haenertsburg welcomed 'drop in' visitors who saw our signboard on the main street in the Village advising of place and time of our weekly meetings, and came to check us all out!
Seen below are (left to right) : Gordon Dowsett of Newcastle Majuba Club, President Stuart Miller, and from the Rotary Club of Kirriemuir in Scotland - Jim Strathearn.
A busy meeting on Wednesday, 19 October 2016. Volunteers from Segwashe local village who are helping with community education and development (through the Thusanang Organisation) and visitors from two other clubs who just 'dropped in'
July 2015 A Membership Month social evening in the Rotary Moth Hall clubhouse