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

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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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Korean sailor makes waves for End Polio Now
Enjoying calm winds and peaceful Pacific waters, Seung Jin Kim dove off his 43-foot sailboat, the Arapani, to swim with some dolphins nearby. The serenity that day near the equator was a stark contrast to the 60 mph winds and 23-foot waves he had to fight around Cape Horn, the southern tip of South America. But Kim, a veteran sailor and member of the Rotary Club of Seokmun, in Chungcheongnam, Korea, expected such challenges when he set out in mid-October on a 25,600-mile journey around the world. In addition to fulfilling a lifelong dream, Kim is using the trip to raise awareness and funds...
Club invoices, grant applications unavailable 21-23 March
We'll be making some system upgrades this weekend, 21-23 March. Some areas of the site will be unavailable. • Club invoices and grant applications will be unavailable from 3:00 P.M. Central Time (UTC -5) on Saturday, 21 March, until 5:00 P.M. Central Time (UTC -5) on Monday, 23 March. • Club and district administration, Rotary Club Central, convention registration, Foundation reports, and online giving may be unavailable from 5:00 PM to 7:00 P.M. Central Time (UTC-5) on Saturday, 21 March, and from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. Central Time (UTC-5) on Sunday, 22 March. These outages may affect PETS...
World Water Day: Tap into Lake Michigan
Join local and national experts for a panel discussion on the global water crisis, on Tuesday, 31 March from 17:00 to 20:00 at One Rotary Center in Evanston, Illinois. The event, titled Tap into Lake Michigan, is cast as a "local perspective on the global water crisis." The event, which organizers hope will start a broader local conversation, will enable Rotary members and the general public to mingle with influencers and representatives of local water organizations. Panel speakers are: Cameron Davis, a senior adviser to the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyIan Hughes...
Share your Rotary story with us!
Every Rotarian has a unique story about Rotary, and how it makes a difference in communities throughout the world. Help spread the good word about our organization. Create a video illustrating how you have grown personally and professionally through your club, made lifelong friendships, improved your community, and made connections with others from around the world. How to enter Visit our Facebook page to submit your entry. All videos must be at least 30 seconds, but no longer than three minutes. Video must be in English or have English subtitles. Post your video on your own social media...
Rotary wins prestigious Silver Telly for AIDS documentary
A documentary film produced by Rotary's broadcast media department that features Rotary member Marion Bunch and her work to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in underprivileged African communities won two 2015 Telly Awards. The prestigious awards are given annually to the finest film and video productions. Rotary's documentary, "Rotary Family Health Days" received a Silver Telly, the highest honor, in the online video-documentary category, and a Bronze Telly in the online video-branded content and entertainment category. The documentary was shown by the South African Broadcasting Corporation and...

Home Page Stories

Arnold Bell has been in touch with the management of the Bophelong Place of Life Centre in Diepsloot with a view to assisting them formalise the establishment of a township to enable them to get a regular supply of municipal water.   There is also a need to get storm water drainage installed.

The gym equipment ordered for the Golden Harvest Rehabilitation Centre in Northgate at a cost of R97 999.99 has been paid for with the funds donated for this purpose by the Rotary Club of Grande Prairie in Canada and the Rotary Foundation. The editor awaits news from SANCA about its delivery.

There is exciting news about the District 9400 Combined Clubs Blanket Drive.   First National Bank has agreed to partner with our Rotary Clubs by:
  • Placing an  order for 2 000 blankets
  • Offering to deliver all blankets destined for beneficiaries to their premises providing there are at least two members of the Rotary Club present together with two representatives from FNB.
  • Donating R10 to Rotary for every blanket purchased by the public for the beneficiaries nominated by our Rotary Clubs.   Such beneficiaries must be registered/valid charities.
Because of VAT, the price of the blankets has been increased to R60 each.   
The editor has organised St Columba’s Presbyterian Church as a venue for persons to buy blankets on Sunday 19 April 2015 and now awaits details of other venues and dates from Denise Cruickshank.

Neville Paulsen has also been talking to the Jules Verne French School about getting SADAG (South African Depression and Anxiety Group) to conduct discussions with each Grade in the School about mental health problems.   Experience elsewhere in the world has shown that teenagers are at risk to suicide and we want the pupils to be aware of the support that is offered.   It is intended to offer the same facilities to Kwena Molapo Senior School and SSB (Sekolo sa Borokgo School).

Neville Paulsen has been in touch with the Jules Verne French School and hopes to send half a dozen pupils to the RYLA camp at Magoebaskloof in April.

At the Board Meeting held on 9 March 2015 it was agreed that our Club would donate the Rand equivalent of $2 000 to the Polio Plus Fund of the Rotary Foundation but, as we do not have sufficient funds in our Project Account to meet the desired $100 per member that we would like to donate to the Annual Programs Fund of the Foundation, we plan to ask individual members and friends to put whatever funds they are able to make available into our Project account before 30 April 2015 to enable us to pay the money across to the Rotary Foundation.   An email request is still to be sent to all members and friends.

On 6 March 2015 President Greta and PE John Thornhill attended the presentation at the Rotary Club of Rosebank about the Palliative Care drive by Rotary Clubs from the UK to provide syringe drivers to the Centre of Excellence for Palliative Care at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital.   These syringe drivers are automated injection devices that deliver a prescribed quantity of palliative medicine at set intervals to control pain of critically ill persons without the need for constant nursing attention.    The objective is to light the way for a pain-free end of life through an integrated pain managed programme for organ failure patients where care is particularly focused on alleviating suffering and promoting quality of life.    DG Annie is encouraging cooperation between Clubs in the District and has invited Clubs to participate by making a R5 000 to R20 000 donation.    James Croswell from the Rosebank Rotary Club has accepted our invitation to talk to our members about this project on Thursday 23 April 2015.

Bird Walk
President Greta reports that the bird walk at the Country Club Johannesburg at Woodmead was successful and enjoyable.  Eight persons led by Brian Barrow met at the break of day and went looking for birds in the trees and in the dams, where after they enjoyed a hearty breakfast.   Brian: Did you beat the 102 species that the editor identified in this last weekend when he was in the Thornybush Game Reserve?

At last week's meeting, Drs. Linda Cartwright and Ahila Sothylingham from the Rainbow Clinic at the Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital came along to talk to us about the clinic which has been run by Dr Linda Cartwright for the past 16 years and has managed in excess of 5 000 abused children.
This was an important meeting as we are looking to purchase the colposcope which the clinic requires. The equipment is likely to cost in excess of R100 000.

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