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Bank account details
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Rotary Club of Morningside Club Account
Account no 1971 045500
Bryanston Branch Sandton
Branch Code 197-105
Rotary Club of Morningside Project Account
Account no 1971 045497
Bryanston Branch Sandton
Branch Code 197-105
Rotary recognized on public television's 'American Graduate Day'
Rotary was recognized on 17 September on public television's fifth annual American Graduate Day program for its work with San Diego-based Monarch School, a K-12 school for homeless youth. The Rotary Club of San Diego, California, USA, was applauded for its work mentoring Monarch's students, keeping them on track to graduate, and helping the school to continue thriving during tough economic times. Monarch School CEO Erin Spiewak appeared as one of the show's guests, along with Monarch Alumnus Cynthia Valenzuela, who attested to the positive, life-changing experience Monarch School gave her and...
Nations around the world will observe the International Day of Peace on 21 September, a date designated by the United Nations in 2001 as "a day of global ceasefire and nonviolence." Rotary's commitment to building peace and resolving conflict is rooted in the Rotary Peace Centers program, formed in 2002. Each year, the program prepares up to 100 fellows to work for peace through a two-year master's degree program or a three-month professional certificate program at university partners worldwide. Today, nearly 1,000 peace centers alumni are applying their skills — negotiating peace in conflict...
Charity Navigator upgrades Rotary Foundation’s rating
The Rotary Foundation has received the highest possible score from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S. In the most recent ratings, released on 1 September, The Rotary Foundation earned the maximum 100 points for both financial health and accountability and transparency. The ratings reflect how efficiently Charity Navigator believes the Foundation will use donations, how well it has sustained programs and services, and its level of commitment to good governance and openness. In the previous rating, the Foundation had received 97 points.
eBay Live Auctions that benefit Rotary
Each month, eBay, the world’s largest auction website, selects a set of upcoming Live Auction events and donates a portion of all sales proceeds to Rotary. Only U.S. auction sales are eligible. See the schedule of September auctions.
Rotary district collecting relief funds for Louisiana flood victims
Rotary clubs of District 6200 are collecting relief funds to help thousands of victims after record flooding devastated communities in southern Louisiana, USA, earlier this month. Torrential rains caused rivers, streams, and bayous to swell, damaging or destroying more than 60,000 homes and killing at least 13 people. The U.S. Coast Guard and emergency responders helped rescue more than 30,000 residents from the rising flood waters. As of 25 August, more than 3,000 residents were still in emergency shelters even after the water receded. Donate to District 6200 disaster relief fund.
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IPP Greta Du Bois has kindly written the attached piece on the SANCA Golden Harvest Youth Rehabilitation Centre.
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Shown above is part of the new buildings that have been erected by the Gauteng Province for the expansion of the home. The gym is currently situated in two rooms but will in due course be moved to a new site within the complex once it is fully developed. Some of the gym equipment is also shown together with the plaque that has been installed to recognise the magnificent donation of R98 000 from the Canadian Club and the Rotary Foundation to make this possible.
No breakfast meetings will be held on 17, 24 and 31 December 2015 because of the holiday period. Our breakfast meetings will resume on Thursday 7 January 2015.
Every year our Rotary Anns assist particularly needy children at the Vuleka SSB High School by purchasing gifts on the wish lists of those children. This year was no exception and on Tuesday 1 December all four of our Anns visited the school to present 4 children with gifts such as cell phone handsets, toiletries, clothing and, in the case of an orphan living on his own, a bicycle.
The Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston in Canada is willing to assist financially with our Rainbow Clinic project and President John and Immediate Past President Greta discussed their wish list with Dr Linda Cartwright on Friday 6 November.
We took Dr Linda Cartwright to see a couple of colposcopes in Centurion on Thursday 19 November as a result of which we have placed an order for an EDAN C6A Colposcope with the necessary software and equipment. We will be buying a computer and printer capable of producing high graphic prints separately.
More details will be provided at the Club Assembly.
Platinum Jukebox is a journey of music, song and dance starting with the gramophone in the 1920s and ending with the iPod in the 21st Century.
Steve Margo has reported that Region 2 of D9400 purchased 123 tickets for the show at the Barnyard Theatre in Rivonia on Sunday 22 November covering 10 decades of Song and Dance and that the surplus for the event was R8 500 plus some extra money raised through the raffle. We played our part and purchased 41 tickets.
A great time was spent by all who attended, a festive way to bring in the year.
On Thursday, November 5th 2015, Rotary club Morningside facilitated the handover of micronutrients to General De La Rey Laar School in Delarey, Gauteng.
The micronutrients will be given to learners in this school who have been identified as coming from deprived homes wherein their regular diet is likely to lack sufficient nutrition. Clicks SA, through its charitable foundation “Helping Hands Trust” generously donated sufficient nutrients to cover the initial needs of 250 children in the school.
Click to read more, and see the Thank You Letter from the school.
We are scheduled to hold our Annual General Meeting at our breakfast meeting on Thursday 10 December 2015 at which we want to approve our 2014/2015 Annual Financial Statements and elect officers for the 2016/2017 Rotary Year.
Nomination papers have been sent out and so far have received valid nominations in respect of the following persons:
• President – Alef Meulenberg
• President Elect (to become President on 1 July 2017) – No nomination received
• Secretary – Denise Cruickshank
• Treasurer – Les Hudson
• Foundation Officer – Alef Meulenberg
The receipt of nominations is open until 07:00 on Thursday 10 December 2015 and any member is welcome to make additional nominations, which, to be valid, must be accepted by the nominee and either sent, or given, to Denise Cruickshank by 07:00 on 10 December.
We did not have a regular meeting last Thursday as the District Governor, David Grant, and the District Governor Ann, Margie Grant, addressed a combined meeting of the Rotary Club of Morningside and the Rotary Club of Johannesburg New Dawn at the Bryanston Sports Club on Wednesday 25 November 2015.