The Rotary Club of Morningside 

To get hold of us, please
contact Denise Cruickshank 
or Richard Clowes on
Bank account details
For the convenience of members and others:
Rotary Club of Morningside Club Account           
Account no 1971 045500
Nedbank Limited
Bryanston Branch Sandton
Branch Code 197-105
Rotary Club of Morningside Project Account
Account no 1971 045497
Nedbank Limited
Bryanston Branch Sandton
Branch Code 197-105

Club Information

Welcome to our Club!


Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 7:00 AM
Country Club Johannesburg, Woodmead
Cnr Woodmead Drive and Lincoln Road
Johannesburg, Gauteng  00000
South Africa
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Rotary’s World Polio Day event looks ahead to ending the disease for good
While the fight to eradicate polio suffered a blow this year when the virus re-emerged in Nigeria, Rotary leaders and top health experts focused Monday on the big picture: the global presence  of the paralyzing disease has never been smaller. The headquarters of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, served as the site of Rotary’s fourth annual World Polio Day event. Some of the biggest names in the polio eradication campaign were there to reflect on the year’s progress and discuss what’s needed to end the disease for good. More than 200 people...
Virtual reality films bring new dimension to polio fight
At this year’s World Polio Day celebration in Atlanta, Rotary is harnessing the power of virtual reality technology to build empathy and inspire action in our fight to eradicate polio. Rotary, with support from the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, produced a virtual reality film that tells the story of Alokita, a young adult who suffered paralysis from polio as a child growing up in India, which has been polio-free since 2011. “When you open your eyes and see a different environment around you, you relate to the subject on a visceral, personal level,” says Vincent Vernet, direct of digital and...
Rotary Day at UN highlights role of business in building a better world
From the United Nations’ earliest days in the aftermath of World War II, the organization’s humanitarian mission has always dovetailed with Rotary’s efforts to administer aid and build peace. This year’s Rotary Day at the United Nations, 12 November, will highlight the role businesses can play in that collaboration as we work toward a more just and equitable world. The theme of this year’s gathering at UN headquarters in New York City, “Responsible Business, Resilient Societies,” recognizes Rotary’s role at the intersection of commerce and cause. As leaders in their professions and...
ShelterBox prepares for Mosul refugees
Today marked the start of the battle to take control of Mosul back from the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS. The city is the group's last major stronghold in Iraq. But humanitarian aid agencies have known about the military offensive, giving them an unusual opportunity to prepare for the crisis. "It is rare for the world to get early warning of a vast human catastrophe," says Chris Warham, chief executive of ShelterBox. "The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees issued a paper in July saying this would likely be the biggest humanitarian crisis of the year — and we better get...
Skydivers raise thousands for polio eradication
The first time Noel Jackson jumped out of a plane at 14,000 feet, it had nothing to do with raising money for polio eradication. The Michigan dentist had received a gift certificate to go skydiving from his staff because they knew he was into adventure. “It is definitely a defining moment,” says Jackson, a member of the Rotary Club of Trenton, Michigan, USA, of that first jump, done in tandem strapped to a professional skydiver. “The rush of the free fall is beyond anything I have ever experienced before. Just the speed and acceleration is unbelievable. You don’t even have time to figure out...
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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.


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