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 27 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 27 active members, 20 are based in Haenertsburg/Magoebaskloof and the other 7 comprise the Haenertsburg Rotary Satellite Club who are based in Tzaneen. There are 15 women and 12 men in the Club. The current President is Amy Taylor (youngest President of our Club!) whose year in office runs from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.
The club members come from a wide range of professions, from lawyer to civil engineer, teacher to financial and insurance managers, some retired professionals, marketing professionals, NGO administrators and a restaurant 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.
- President Amy handing over a Certificate of Appreciation for tireless and dedicated work in the community (for food and other hand outs) to Michel Hughes. Other similar awards for outstanding service to the community (done virtually) were to Hans van Schalkwyk, past head and founder of the Haenertsburg Neighbourhood Watch group, and Quentin Hagens for his first response actions to road accidents in the area and mobilising required assistance and logistics at all hours of the day and night.
INDUCTION AMY TAYLOR - PRESIDENT 2021-2022
HAENERTSBURG WELCOMES ANOTHER NEW MEMBER!
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.
During a virtual induction ceremony, Nkhensani Ngomane was welcomed into the Rotary Haenertsburg Club as a Satellite member.