Pierre Botha, sporting the blazer he wore as a Rotary exchange student to the USA more than 20 years ago, was inducted as a new member of the Rotary Club of Paarl in May.
Pierre says he has wonderful memories of his exchange year, and Rotary has been formative in his life. With him are president Hester Visagie (left) and Rotarian June Kroukamp.
CLEANING UP MBEKWENI. Siyabonga Stengana (left) of Paarl has taken it upon himself to clean up illegal dumping sites in Mbekweni with the help of local youths, to rehabilitate and upgrade these sites. He is due to be featured on the SABC environmental show 50/50. He recently addressed the Rotary Club of Paarl about his project, which has drawn support from local schools. With him are Hester Visagie (Rotary president) and new Rotarian Adele de Almeida.