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Rotary Club of Morningside Club Account
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Account no 1971 045497
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Hall of Fame singer Donovan becomes a Rotary polio ambassador
Legendary singer and polio survivor Donovan Leitch, better known simply as Donovan, has joined Rotary in its fight to eradicate the paralyzing disease that afflicted him during much of his childhood. Donovan contracted polio at age three in Glasgow, Scotland. The disease weakened his right leg and left it thinner and shorter than the other. Confined to his bed for much of his childhood, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer said his father would read him poetry. In a recent interview with the Daily Express, Donovan said that listening to poetry piqued his interest in creative writing. “If I...
World Polio Day toolkit available — start planning now
Rotary's fourth World Polio Day celebration, on 24 October, will highlight extraordinary progress in the eradication campaign and emphasize the work that remains before we wipe out the virus for good. With the number of new cases worldwide nearly halved from this time last year, we have the opportunity to rally our resources and see the last case of polio this year. Health officials and Rotary's celebrity polio ambassadors will head to Atlanta, Georgia, USA, for the event, the first to be held at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It will be streamed live and then will...
Young member uses leadership positions to promote diversity, inclusion
The way Rotary member Todd Jenkins puts it, he's the first generation in his family "to do everything": first to go to college, first to fly on a plane, first to visit another country, and the first to live across state lines. Jenkins, 28, grew up in a low-income neighborhood in Columbia, South Carolina, USA. His family worked hard just to make ends meet. So travel and college seemed out of reach. The eldest of ten children, Jenkins says his goal was to break out of the family status quo and set a positive example for his siblings. He credits his mother with helping him avoid falling into the...
Rotary recommits to ending polio in Nigeria
The World Health Organization has confirmed two cases of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) in Nigeria, the first cases in the country since July 2014. After passing a year without a case of the wild poliovirus, Nigeria was removed from the list of polio-endemic countries in September 2015. These cases – from two local government areas of Borno state – occurred in July 2016. The Government of Nigeria – in partnership with the Global Polio Eradication Initiative – will take immediate steps to respond quickly to the outbreak to prevent further spread of the disease. This response will include...
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 August auctions.
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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.