WHEELS. Paarl Rotary recently donated 5 wheelchairs to residents in the frail care section of Rusoord retirement home. Here Rotarian Dave Moss (left) and technician Tommy Goliath (right) ensure that Alida Delport’s wheelchair is adjusted to suit her needs. Click on "Read More" to see more project pics.


MENTAL HEALTH. Anel Pienaar (right), founder of the SA Mental Health & Psychiatric Association, recently addressed Paarl Rotary Club on the needs of the Kerith Retreat in Muldersvlei. The club has agreed to assist in renovations at the centre. With her are (from left) Deon Erasmus (Paarl Rotary projects director) and Anne Kruger (Paarl Rotary president).

Youngsters of the Path onto Prosperity youth centre presented a Christmas play at the end of the year. Paarl Rotary is upgrading the centre through a global grant.

FESTIVE. Every week the Paarl Valley Friends, a group of young disabled people, meet at the home of Tommy Goliath (rear centre) in Paarl to socialize. He also repairs their wheelchairs without charge. Here is the group at Tommy’s home during their Christmas luncheon, which was sponsored by Paarl Rotary.

Paarl Youth Initiative director Heini Heyns and guest speaker Danelene Ruiters presented certificates of achievement to learners, many of whom are members of Paarl Rotary's Good Company Interact Club. The Good Company Interact President, Clinichia Brown, received the John Martin Award for most outstanding student.

THANK YOU. Paarl Rotary president Anne Kruger (left) presented a merit award to Janette Hilton-Gericke (centre), CEO of Genuine Connection, for a generous donation of sports clothing which was distributed to needy organizations and sports clubs. With them is Rotarian Leon Serfontein.