@RotaryOysterbay Twitter Feed

Bulletin Subscribe

Subscribe to our eBulletin and stay up to date on the latest news and events.

October 2016
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Immediate Past President
Director of Administration
Membership Director
Foundation Chair
Public Relations Director
Fundraising Chair
Scholarship Director
Service Projects Director
Youth Services Director

Welcome to our Club! (Under District 9211)

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:30 AM
Salt Restaurant
Oyster Bay Shopping Center
Dar es Salaam,  Box 3229 DSM
District Site
Venue Map

Club Document Links


The Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam Oyster Bay celebrated the completion and officially handed over a boundary wall donated by the club to Msasani A and Msasani B primary schools. The wall has been built to increase security around the schools for the protection of students as well as schools’ properties where prior to the building of the boundary wall, the students and the schools’ properties were subject to uncontrolled and unsafe activities.
The building of the wall which costs about Tshs 35 Milion was made possible with funds raised on one of the club’s fundraising activities. Different stakeholders donated to the cause and enabled the wall to be built which creates a safer learning environment to students especially to girls.
The wall is part of continued efforts done by the Rotary Club of Oyster Bay in improving learning condition at the schools. Some of the work already done at the schools include building of two libraries along with stocking of the libraries with various books, provision of clean and safe drinking water for the schools, a one day medical camp where screening and treating of various medical conditions was done, teachers training and planting of trees.
The handover ceremony was attended by the club’s members as well as various leaders of the Tanzania and Uganda Rotary District. The District Governor Mr. Jayesh Asher lead the handover of the wall to the two Msasani Primary Schools.


For more information about Dr Barry's work , please visit the website 


Members registration HERE

IPP Moh Versi (left) putting the Rotary Pin on the newly inducted Rotarian, Frederic Morel



Bronwyn Nielsen (Right), Head of Programming and Executive Director of CNBC Africa talking about CNBC Africa's journey across the African continent. On the left is the Club's President, Alfred Woiso
We had a pre birthday celebration for PDG Hatim. Happy Birthday Hatim. How old did you say you turned, 17?
More photos of the evening are available here

Don't miss out on this speaker in our next club meeting which, being Joyster Bay style, has been turned into a club social.
Bronwyn Nielsen is the Head of Programming and Executive Director of CNBC Africa. Bronwyn will talk about CNBC Africa's journey across the African continent.
The Club Social is in lieu of our weekly meeting hence please take note that WE WILL NOT BE MEETING AT SALT RESTAURANT on Tuesday 26th July at 07:30 as we normally do. 
We will instead meet the same day but from 6pm at 305 the BOKS at Morocco. 
All members (no charge drinks & bites), guests (TZS 15,000)
Open bar until late

Dear Rotarians and Guests,

Our WEEKLY MEETING for the date 26th JULY 2016 has been cancelled and replaced with a Club Social. 
The event is our first Social event of the new Rotary year. Kindly mark your diaries with the details below:
Tuesday 26 July NO breakfast meeting in the morning.
Instead: Evening with drinks & bites and fun!
When?    Tuesday 26 July from 6 to 8 pm
Where?   At fellow rotarian, Gaspar's new Restaurant
What?     Drinks & bites provided; everyone welcome to stay on for more drinks and food until late
Who?      Members and your guests
Costs?     None for members, guests pay TZS 15,000, any additional food & drink via cash bar
Restaurant (big sign in front)
305 the BOKS
near Morocco

Visit the Photo Album for more pictures
and HERE for the Club taken pictures! 
Dear Rotarians, visiting Rotarians and Guests.
Please note the change of our weekly meeting date, time and place.
The weekly meeting for Tuesday 31st May has been postponed and will be held on Friday 3rd June from 07:30pm at Bella Napoli Restaurant, near Merry Brown, Haile Selassie Rd.        
This change is only for one meeting of 31st May 2016. All other weekly meetings will take place as usual, every Tuesday, 07:30 am at Salt Restaurant. 
Apologies for the inconvenience caused.

Excitement was the buzzword last Wednesday, 11 May, at the new Pizza Hut at Mkuki Mall, Dar es Salaam. 

A certificate of appreciation handed over by Rt. Amish (left) to today's speaker, Mr. Boniface Njombe (right) who gave a presentation on Geothermal Energy. 


Members of the Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam Oyster Bay participated in a foundation laying ceremony for building of the perimeter wall at Msasani Primary School. The ceremony took place on 29th March at Msasani Primary School and was attended by AG. Agnes Batengas who laid the first block of the foundation. 

The wall is one of many areas of service done at the Msasani Primary Schools, other projects done included water, refurbishment and stocking of two libraries. Other projects are still planned for the school such as teachers’ training and a medical camp for the students. The Medical camp is scheduled for 17th April 2016. 
AG. Agnes and President Moh Versi laying the first block of the foundation
As they put it, “buy a ticket and also show up”. It is not enough to only give financial support, a little bit of moral support goes a long way.
They promise it will be fun.
All the more reasons to attend this movie premier and help the rotaractors save the lives of many Tanzanians.
Enjoy the fellowship and Okoa Maisha while at it.



PP. Tom (left), PP. Nadine (second left), PDG. Hatim (second right) and PP. Raju (right).
PDG Hatim and 3 Past Presidents from the Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam attended the District Team Training Seminar (DTTS) which was held in Mwanza last Thursday.
Rotarians who are serving in the District met at Isamilo Lodge in Mwanza for the DTTS  from 25th to 28th February.


RCDOB welcomes it's first two members of the year on a double-induction ceremony which took place during the club's weekly meeting on 19th January.
We welcome Geofrey Mwakagenda and Kirubakaran Ramakrishnan (Kripa) into the Joyster Bay family and looking forward to working together in becoming a gift to the world.

To read the rest of the magazine click here 

This is not an exhaustive list but will hopefully give you an idea or remind you of what we've been up to. Enjoy!
Suspended Coffee - December 2015
Medical Camp Social - November 2015
At PHF recognition dinner - November 2015
Scholarship Cheque Handover - November 2015
Spectre Movie Premiere - November 2015
Medical Camp - November 2015
Visit from the Rotary Clubs of Vantaa Finland - October 2015
DG Bob's Visit - October 2015
Club Social - Coffee Evening
Club Social at The Flames Restaurant - September 2015
Msasani Primary Schools Library Handover - August 2015
Looking forward to the second half. 
A very Happy New Year to all.

The Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam Oyster Bay held its fifth one-day, free Medical Camp on Sunday, November 15th, 2015, where more than 50 volunteer health professionals screened and some 1,280 Kerege residents in Bagamoyo district.
Medical professionals and experts screened people for a range of conditions including malaria, anemia, diabetes and hypertension. All tests, counseling, and medical advice was provided to patients free of charge.
The camp also offered dermatological, dental treatments and eyesight checks and free spectacles, which were donated by Mr. Ramesh Patel, were handed out to people who were found to have poor vision. Cervical and breast cancer screenings was also available, as well as Optional HIV testing, counseling and education. As done in previous years, the camp offered malaria prevention, education and treatment along with distribution of free mosquito nets.
Ante-natal counseling was provided to pregnant women and free obstetric emergency kits were also given. Health professionals offered counseling on lifestyle factors such as nutrition and the role of exercise.
Speaking during the event, Leena Kapadia, the Medical Camp Coordinator said, “The aim of the medical camp is to provide basic quality health services to people who do not have easy access to health care. This camp is maybe the only time that the villagers manage to see a medical doctor or medical specialists, we feel obliged to at least provide them with the relief from basic ailments that they have been suffering for long and refer them to other hospital if any conditions that need attention are diagnosed.”
The Medical Camp was financially supported by Diamond Trust Bank and organized in partnership with the Shree Hindu Mandal Hospital, Vital Supplies, Kidz Care Tanzania, Elite Dental Clinic, Whitedent, Sayona, Ultimate Security, The Living Room Furniture, and vClick Concepts Inc.
More pictures of the event can be found here and here.

We are pleased to introduce Darlene Mutalemwa as our newest addition to the Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam Oyster Bay family.
Darlene was inducted on Tuesday 10th November 2015 on our weekly club meeting that was held at Salt restaurant in an induction ceremony conducted by our PDG. Hatim.
Darlene has an education background in the areas of business, economics and development and is a full-time Senior Lecturer at  Mzumbe University, Dar-es-Salaam  Campus College. 
With over 15 years of experience in Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) development, development policy and management, private sector development, diaspora and national development, development aid and HR development; Darlene has worked and consulted for many reputable organizations in Tanzania and abroad. Darlene has also published about 20 publications in various fields of her work. 
We bring you Darlene!



The Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam Oyster Bay hosted a movie premiere on 7th November 2015 at the Century Cinemax complex located at Mkuki House along Nyerere Road in Dar es Salaam. The movie shown on the premiere was the new release James Bond film, Spectre.
Various individuals, Companies and Rotarians from 6 different Rotary clubs of Dar es Salaam participated in the event where over Tshs 30 Million has been raised. The proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards two schools, Msasani Primary School A and Msasani Primary School B.
Speaking at the event, Mr. Mohamed Versi, The President of Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam Oyster Bay said that the funds raised will be used towards building a boundary wall at the Msasani Primary Schools. “Currently the security of the students as well as the safety of school properties are in jeopardy. The school has no wall on one of its longest boundaries. We aim to build a boundary wall in order to limit movement of people across the school as at the moment Msasani residents use the school as their daily pathway and this raises security concerns.”, said Mr. Versi.
During the opening speech, the Fundraising Director of the Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam Oyster Bay, Mr. Vikash Shah thanked individuals who contributed to the cause and gave special thanks to the sponsors; Century Cinemax, Coastal Aviation, CSI Construction, Grand Malt, Bande Khuda, Red N White Wines, New Africa Hotel and other donors who have chosen to remain anonymous.
Century Cinemax offered complimentary screening of the movie in order to allow for more funds to go into the cause. The event was attended by several Ambassadors, diplomats and prominent businessmen and women of Dar es Salaam.
Click HERE for more photos of the event.

Today we had our first meeting at a new venue, Salt Restaurant, and we thoroughly enjoyed the fellowship with great food, great updates from various committee heads and a short talk from Ipp. Tom on Rotary Foundation. 
We were also delighted to have the presence of some visiting Rotarians, Rotaractors from HKMU and other guests.
Would you like to attend our next meeting? We will be meeting again at Salt restaurant located in the Oysterbay Shopping Complex, on Tuesday 10th November.
More photos from our meeting at Salt are available here.


Club members, visiting Rotarians and guests.
Please note that from next Tuesday, 3rd November 2015, the club's weekly meetings will take place at Salt Restaurant located in the Oyster Bay Shopping Complex.

We have had a very busy week. A visit of 16 guests, Rotarians and non–rotarians from 3 Vantaa (Finland) Rotary Clubs on our Tuesday 27th October weekly meeting and the Coffee Evening Social on 28th October at the Versi’s residence.
The visiting Rotarians and guests from Finland were taken on a short tour to our Msasani Primary Schools project where they got to see the newly refurbished libraries and other areas that are due for improvements as under our social service projects plans. We even played a little ball (or threw some) with class 4 students as the Finnish Rotarians donated some balls to the school.
The coffee evening is difficult to put words to. Thanks to our own Marcus and Tom, a renowned coffee farmer from Utengule in Mbeya for arranging an aromatic, informatic and full of gadgets demonstration. 
Click here to view pictures of the Visit from Vantaa Rotary Clubs 
Click here to view pictures of the Coffee Evening Social 

On Tuesday 13th October 2015, The Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam Oyster Bay (RCDOB) was graced with a long awaited visit by the District Governor (DG), Rtn. Bob Nsibirwa accompanied by the Assistant Governor (AG), Rtn. Agnes Batengas.
With the visit, the club held a business meeting where committee directors presented their reports to the DG and in turn DG Bob shared his experiences and comments on how the club can improve in each area.
After the business meeting, DG Bob was taken on a tour at the Msasani Primary Schools where a number of service projects are undertaken in the two schools (Msasani A and Msasani B). The DG was warmly welcomed by a group of students singing and dancing to Tanzanian traditional tunes and we even saw some moves of his own.
It indeed was a fun visit, but did not stop the intended business. DG Bob presented a cheque to the school master which will settle the school’s water bill in assistance to the schools sanitation efforts. The DG also saw the libraries that were recently refurbished and stocked, and took a tour of other areas of the schools that are due for work.
We thank DG Bob for taking his precious time and spend the morning with us at RCDOB and wish him a great Rotary year ahead.
Pictures of the visit can be viewed HERE

$25 only for a ticket. All proceeds go to Msasani Primary School.
Contact Vikash Shah on mobile +255 784 601 145 or email shahvikash@hotmail.com to book your ticket

The District Governor, Bob Nsibirwa will be visiting the Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam Oysterbay on Tuesday 12th October 2015 during the club's weekly meeting which starts at 07:30 at Golden Tulip Hotel. The DG will be accompanied by Assistant Governor, Agnes Batengas.
DG Bob and AG Agnes will get a chance to meet the club members and hear about the club’s achievements and further goals for the year. DG Bob’s visit will be concluded with a short visit to one of the club’s service projects, The Msasani Primary Schools (Msasani A and Msasani B) where DG Bob will see the work done on the school libraries.
Along with the visit, DG Bob will present a cheque to the school Master for payment of outstanding water bill that the school owes to the water authorities. This support will ensure that the students have access to clean water for use at school, which works towards Rotary’s sanitation goal.
Members are encouraged to attend in large numbers. Visitors are most welcome as the meeting provides an in depth overview of the club’s goals as presentations will be made by Committee Directors on their year’s goals.
We are very delighted to be hosting DG Bob at the club and look forward to share with The DG our Joysterbay spirit.


For more informative videos about the Rotary Vijana Poa project please subscribe to the Rotary Vijana Poa Youtube Channel