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 24 active and 26 Friends of Rotary. Three of the original Charter members – Maurice & Chrisna Stander and Deneys Barry are still serving Rotarians in Haenertsburg. Of the 24 active members are 12 women and 12 men from Haenertsburg/Magoebaskloof, Tzaneen, and Mooketsi;.  The current President is Keith Patrick whose year in office runs from 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024.

The club members come from a wide range of professions, ranging from civil engineer, to financial and insurance managers, lawyers, NGO administrators, an agricultural scientist, a journalist and many retired professionals. Meetings are held in the Club House (Wednesdays at 18h00 for 18h30) and there is a frequent facility set up to join on Zoom for those who are unable to physically attend. The Rotary Club House is the Rotary Moth Hall situated behind the Village Hall on Rissik Street, which is the main business street in this quaint little village. Fellowship is 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. 

Our Club is so proud to be the recipient of the Best Project Award for District 9400 for 2021-2022.






Induction Keith Patrick - President 2023-2024

The new President of the Haenertsburg Rotary Club for 2023-2024 is Keith Patrick. He was inducted at a stunning banquet dinner held in the Village Hall in Haenertsburg on Saturday, 24 June 2023, taking over the reins from outgoing President Daria Gorbaszewicz. who is seen here handing over the Charter, Chain of Office and President’s Pin to new President Keith.




There were several accolades given out during the evening.Congratulations to all recipients!

Rotarian of the Year: Laurie Railton

Hill Billy of the Year: Mahlako Mashego

Wooden Spoon: Chrisna Stander

Tortoise Award: Rowena van Schalkwyk

Paul Harris Recognition: Keith Patrick, Rodney Harman, Anne Harman, Laurie Railton, Heinz Haas, Paddy Ansell



New Members

The Club was delighted to welcome our newest member, Nicky Morgan, who was inducted on 17th April 2024. Nicky is a Haenertsburg resident and is a business manager. She has two small sons. President Keith performed the Induction ceremony at a social event held at The Red Plate. We wish her all the best and hope she enjoy the rewards of being part of the Rotary family, Nicky!

President Keith inducted a new member, Paul Paunde from Tzaneen, to our Club on Wednesday 31 January 2024. Paul is an entrepreneur and a multimedia journalist who has worn many hats in the Media and Tourism space. He has a recent working history of community projects in the Sekgosese area in Limpopo. He relocated from Gauteng to Limpopo and he is especially excited about the tourism industry in the province. Welcome to Paul and we trust he has a long and rewarding journey in the Rotary family.

President Keith and Paul Paunde with Maurice Stander who introduced him to our club.

We are so proud to welcome yet another new member into our Club. This is Heather Gore, who joined the growing membership of the Haenertsburg Rotary Club on 24 May 2023. She hails from Zimbabwe and is a resident of the village. She is the manager at the local Blueberry Café just outside Haenertsburg Village. She had been a Friend of the Club for a few months but was keen to make the move to full membership. She is shown here with President Daria and her sponsor, Betty Ramaselela. We hope she has a long and happy involvement with our Club.


On Wednesday, 29 March, Esti Rademeyer was inducted by President Daria as the 29th member of our club. She is a Legal Advisor at ZZ2 and is eagerly looking forward to being involved in all our projects. She was introduced by member Wiam Haddad and was welcomed into the club.

Iron Crown Trail Run - 2024

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Makgeng Hiking Trail (Community Project) wins Award for Best "Supporting the Environment" Project in District 9400 May 2024

Our Club is thrilled with this Award, one of 3 such awards handed out to Clubs in our District at the District Conference held in May 2024.

The handing over the Award as shown below from President Keith to the tireless Makgeng Trail project leader, Rod Harman, with amazing assistance from Betty Ramaselela.

The two pictures at the bottom are the contents of a flyer on the Makgeng Trail with all the details you need to know and how to book. Winter is the most spectacular time of year to see the beautiful aloes in bloom, found all along the trail.