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UN chief Ban Ki-moon opens Korea convention
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was among the first to welcome Rotary members and friends to the 107th Rotary Convention, heralded as one of the largest-ever gatherings of Rotarians and the most multicultural assembly of nonprofit leaders in Korea. He offered a message of gratitude: “Rotarians do remarkable work around the world,” Ban told the thousands of attendees gathered at KINTEX, the Korea International Exhibition and Convention Center in Goyang city, on the outskirts of Seoul. “You help the United Nations reach our goals, and you help the world understand the United...
Global movement needed to reverse water crisis
This year's World Water Summit on 27 May in Seoul highlighted the progress being made: Over the last 25 years, more than 2.5 billion people gained access to improved drinking water, and 2 billion who didn't have adequate sanitation now do. Child deaths from water-related diseases dropped from 1.5 million to just over 600,000. The UN Millennium Development Goals' target for clean drinking water was met five years ahead of schedule. But for the 1.8 billion people whose drinking water remains contaminated and the 2.4 billion without access to proper sanitation, progress is still too slow, said...
Rotary shop on new platform
As of 1 May, the Rotary shop will be available on a new platform. We may experience some downtime during the transition and apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com or at 847-866-4600.
Rotary districts mobilize to support survivors of Ecuador, Japan quakes
After a series of three earthquakes -- two in Japan and one in Ecuador -- killed hundreds of people, injured thousands, and caused billions of dollars in damage late last week, Rotary members in those regions have created disaster relief funds to help survivors. In Ecuador, the powerful 7.8-magnitude quake that struck Saturday night has killed more than 400 people, with 2,500 injured. Those figures are expected to rise. Rotary District 4400 established a service fund to raise money for relief efforts. Contact District Governor Manuel A. Nieto Jijon for information on how to donate. In Japan,...
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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.
The following article appeared in this month’s “Birdie Buzz”, the newsletter of the Ladies Golf Section at the Johannesburg Country Club.
“Denise Cruickshank is once again collecting items on behalf of the Morningside Rotary Club for underprivileged matric students so they have something glam to wear for their matric dances. If you have any evening gowns, costume jewellery, shoes (ladies’ and men’s), evening bags, shirts, bow ties, suits, jackets or pants that you no longer use and would like to donate to this worthy cause, please give them to Lesley King before the end of July and Denise will collect them from her and pass them on to the schools their Rotary Club supports. Your donations have been much appreciated in the past.”