LEADERSHIP. A number of local students who were sponsored by Paarl Rotary to attend the Rotary Youth Leaders Adventure camp during the September holiday reported on their experience during a Rotary meeting. They all described the camp in the Franschhoek mountains it as an amazing learning experience. With Rotary president Anne Kruger are (from left) Keisha Karra (Paarl Junior Town Council), Karla Rossouw (Labori High), Christie-Ann Dinthe (New Orleans High), Miché de Klerk (Gymnasium High), Bianca Leighton (La Rochelle) and Ashwin Hendricks (Noorder Paarl High). For more pics of Rotary activities, click on "Read More."




HERITAGE. The Bosbok Trappers were among the groups who participated in riel dancing at the Heritage Day celebration in Paarl, organised by Grassroots Sport and MCM. Paarl Rotary funded the meals for the hundreds of youngsters who participated in netball, soccer and rugby matches on the day.


The Paarl Rotary Club (left) recently presented a cheque for R10 000 to Rusoord retirement home for the purchase of medical supplies for their frail care section. With Rotary president Anne Kruger (left) are Lucinda Scholtz (manager of Rusoord) and Sister Rochelle Pretorius, head of frail care.


BOOKS.  A number of local schools received donations of second-hand books from Paarl Rotary. Here a happy principal of Wellington Secondary, Harvey Cupido, and some learners welcome the load of books. Books were also donated to Langabuya Primary and Sonop Primary.


ADVENTURE. Every year in June, a group of high school students are sponsored by Paarl Rotary to attend the Rotary “Adventure into Citizenship” camp in Cape Town. The week included visits to Parliament, the High Court, universities, the Science Centre, the Chris Barnard Heart Museum and Kirstenbosch, as well as lots of fun events. From left are DJ Smit (Laborie Interact Club), Clinichia Brown (Good Company Interact Club), Talia Geldenhuys (La Rochelle Interact Club), Anne Kruger (Paarl Rotary President), Heini Heyns (Manager of Paarl Youth Initiative) and Cleo Fortuin (New Orleans Interact Club). Heyns received a merit award from the club for his support of youth development in Paarl.


Rotary donated blankets to families of the Mosaic creche, an orphan care model, situated in Mbekweni.  Family members who offer homes to, and care for, foster children between the aged of 3 - 18 are supported and trained at this institution. Here Anne Kruger, President of Paarl Rotary is with Nozuko Kila, the principal of Mosaic. Blankets were also donated to Life Fantastic crèche and Paarl Youth Initiative.