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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
 
 
DIRECTIONS:
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
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE
 
$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 
 

 
 
On 28th September 2015, the Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam Oyster Bay inducted Janet Mburugu into the Joysterbay family on an induction ceremony that was conducted by PDG Hatim.
 
Janet is a Business Management professional specializing in Accounting. She enjoys reading, traveling, solving puzzles (interesting!) and socializing (very Joysterbay like). 
 
Janet brings to the club her desire to participate in various community projects and we look forward to getting Janet involved in club’s activities.
 
Ladies and gentlemen, here's Janet. 
 
Janet, on the far right, receiving her Rotary pin from Rtn Maryanne and a Membership Kit from the Membership Director, Rtn. Chris on the far left.
 
 
 
 
 
We are already busy planning for our next social, and this time its Coffee! 
 
Markus, our very own coffee specialist in collaboration with the Versis, will be throwing an amazing coffee evening where people can get a chance to taste various kinds of coffees made by various machines.
 
Sounds exciting BUT here’s a catch. Only the first 30 people to register will get to join the coffee session. Others can join the non-coffee fellowship afterwards where the Versis will have their famous pizzas for us. 
 
Registration to the event is now open. Club members can register their guest(s). For members who require more information on how to register kindly contact the administration or PR team for assistance.
 
Date : Wednesday 28 October 
Time : 6.30 pm (Coffee session) and 08:00 (non-coffee session)
Venue: The Versi Residence Plot 1504 Yacht Club road, near Slipway
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
More photos are available on our Photo Album HERE
 
 

 
 
If you had not seen this article that was circulated in one of our weekly meetings, here's your chance. This is an article from a newsletter in Nairobi, The Asian Weekly. 
 
Yes we know it's been a long time since the induction, over three months after the ceremony, however, let's take a moment to recall the commitments made on the induction night and work towards the club goals. It is not too late, we still have (a little less than) nine months to go and with commitment a lot can be done.
 
See you all at next week's weekly meeting. Tuesday, 7:30 am at Golden Tulip. 
 
Let's go Joysterbay!
 
 
 

 
 
In our recent club meeting we were visited by a team from Don Bosco Youth Training centre and we were delighted to hear of the program they have for the youth. This is surely something we are just getting our hands on but we are very excited that this is a project that may well go in line with the District’s Vijana Poa program.
 
The Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam Oyster Bay applauds efforts by institutions such as Don Bosco youth centre which aim towards youth development and looks for ways to be involved and make a greater impact in the surrounding communities.
 

A representative from Don Bosco Youth Centre giving a presentation about programs offered by Don Bosco centres in Dar es Salaam

 

 
 
 
Johanna Margaret van den Hoek or as we call her, Josie, is now a proud member of the Joysterbay family.
 
Inducted on 11th August 2015, Josie has broad experience in communication and services oriented jobs and also own her own business and invests her time in accounts and budgets, longer term strategies and communication with various authorities.  
 
Josie strikes out as a person with a strong love for Languages (Dutch as first language, English on business level, Swahili, French, German and Italian conversational) and enjoys walking and cycling when she’s not working or volunteering. 
 
Karibu Joysterbay!
 
 
Josie, second right, after receiving her Rotary kit.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam Oyster Bay handed over 2 libraries at Msasani Primary School A and B to kick off a series of projects to be done around the two schools.
 
The handover took place the morning of 11th August 2015 at the school grounds in a ceremony that was decorated with poetry and traditional dance performances from the students of the two schools.
 
Speaking at the ceremony, the President of Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam Oyster Bay, Moh Versi, urged the students to utilize the library facilities effectively. He also encouraged teachers to look after the facility and to support reading habits among students.
 
The library project was done in collaboration with Read International with the help of volunteers from Rotaract clubs of Dar es Salaam.  The two schools, Msasani A and Msasani B are among the key focus for the Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam Oyster Bay in supporting surrounding communities where the school is expected to receive support in areas of water and sanitation, security, health as well as education where the library was the first step in improving the level of education at the schools. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Click HERE for more pictures
 

 
 
After changing our weekly meeting venue and time last week in celebration of our Club’s 6th Anniversary, our weekly meeting schedule resumes to:
 
Day:     Tuesday
Time:    07:30 am 
Venue:   Golden Tulip Hotel.
 
Visiting Rotarians and other visitors are most welcome.
 

 
 
The rotary Club of Dar es Salaam Oyster Bay, famously known as Joysterbay, celebrated its 6th Club Anniversary on Tuesday, 28th July 2015. The club which meets every Tuesday for breakfast at Golden Tulip, changed it’s meeting venue and time for this week’s meeting and instead met in the evening at Keg and Dhow for what turned to be a strict business meeting and yet a very fun social event.
 
Visiting Rotarians from other clubs in Dar es Salaam joined us in celebration of the anniversary and had the opportunity to watch a presentation from Read International on the status of one of the club’s service project, the Msasani Primary School library.
 
Rotarians and guests were invited to the handover ceremony where the Library will be officially handed over to the school ready for use. The handover will be done on Tuesday 11th Aug, at Msasani Primary School from 08:30am.
 
Guests and visiting Rotarians also participated in the game of Jeopardy organized and ran by Rtn. Marcus and Rtn. Yashica before proceeding to the social part of the evening. 
 

 
 
The venue and time of our weekly meeting for the coming week has been changed and we will meet in the evening for celebrations as follows:
 
Date: 
Tuesday 28th July 2015
 
Time:             
18:30hrs to 19:00hrs wine, snacks and fellowship
19:00hrs to 19:30hrs Loyal Toast, 4way test, Cake Cutting and Business meeting
19:30hrs to 20:00hrs more fellowship
 
Venue:            
The Keg & Dhow, Haile Selassie Road (Next to Marrybrown)
 
Agenda:          
Regular meeting – (shortened version) and Business Meeting
 
Snacks:           
Generous finger snacks will be provided (at no extra cost to members) with the first glass of wine being free.
Cash bar will be operational
(Evening Cost for guests: 25,000/-)
 
 

 
 
 
Karen is an Industrial Psychologist and Managing Consultant and when she has some spare time, she spends it kayaking. It is no surprise that Rtn. David Legge, her kayaking friend, introduced her to the club.
 
Karen’s personal objective is to be involved in projects around capacity building or developing people, using her skills to contribute back to the communities. We believe the Rotarian community will find Karen a very valuable addition to the family. The Rotary Club of Dar es Salaam Oyster Bay is very excited to have Karen on board.
 
Karen is also known to enjoy dancing, particularly Flamenco (Spanish) & Latin American ballroom dancing.