Cycle race planning

Rotary committee members are currently hard at work planning the Winelands Cycle Race, which will be held at Huguenot Primary in Wellington on 31 January.
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Helping  hand

Paarl Rotary has extensively funded a number of feeding schemes since the start of the Covid pandemic.
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Keeping the flag flying

"I considered starting in the traditional “presidential” manner and greeting you as 'Fellow South Africans...'; however sanity fortunately prevailed," says President Bryan Anderson (seen here handing over medals at the recent Winelands Netball Cup tournament).
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Getting back to the old normal

The clubhouse of the Paarl Bowling Club is where Paarl Rotary now meets. For Rotary president Bryan Anderson it is a welcome change after holding online meetings since the start of his presidency in July.
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The new normal

ZOOM. This is the view that Rotarians have had to get used to during club meetings. Zoom meetings have been the "new normal" during the Covid pandemic as meetings face to face were suspended for six months.
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Great need

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many people have lost their jobs. Paarl Rotary has assisted in the great need which resulted, and has donated funding to a variety of feeding schemes for food purchases. Here youngsters line up for lunch at the NorSA skills centre in Egoli, Wellington.
 
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New president inducted online


The new president of Paarl Rotary, Bryan Anderson, was inducted by outgoing president Anne Kruger on 30 June during an on-line Zoom meeting. Although the event could not take place like a normal induction, Rotarians have refused to be taken hostage by the pandemic and have risen to the challenge.
 
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Food aid from Rotary

 
During the pandemic, Paarl Rotary has given a helping hand to a number of local charities who provide food and assistance to needy people during lockdown. To date more than R130 000 has been spent on assisting a host of organizations with funding of food supplies and personal protective equipment. 
 
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Masks for all

 
 
 
DONATION. Rotarian Hannes Jacobs (left), builder, has completed the renovation of the kitchen at Kerith Retreat in Muldersvlei, a mental health facility. The general upgrading of the centre is currently being project managed by Paarl Rotary. When it came to his attention that the 60 residents and 17 staff members did not have masks, Jacobs alerted Paarl Rotary, who decided to fund the donation of 160 masks. Here Hannes presents the masks to Ans Jacobs, facility manager.
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1800 cyclists turn out for Paarl Cycle Tour

MORE than 1800 cyclists participated in the Paarl Cycle Tour this year, organized annually by the Paarl Rotary Club in cooperation with RaceTec and the Pedal Power Association. First to cross the finish line was Theuns van der Bank, who completed the 97.8km in a time of 2:19:12, with George Perrins (orange) and Bizaye Redae (blue) hot on his heels. The fastest female rider was Tesfay Trhas (2:21:43). The race, which is a seeding race for the Cape Town Cycle Tour, was hosted by scenic Fairview wine estate for the first time. For more photos, click on "Read More".
1800 cyclists turn out for Paarl Cycle Tour Anne Kruger 2020-02-06 22:00:00Z 0

Rotary projects change lives

 
 
Work on renovating the Kerith Retreat for psychiatric patients is currently in progress. This includes tiling the floor and refurbishing the kitchen as well as erecting roof coverings outside the bathrooms. Paarl Rotary is overseeing the project, which is funded by the Rupert Education Trust. For pics of more projects, click on "Read More".
 
 
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Specs for Africa

Nearly 120 pairs of spectacles for youngsters at local schools have been sponsored by Paarl Rotary, this year due to the waiting list at the Department of Health. Here Jacolien Bartolini (right) of Stellenbosch Optometrists fits Lesley-Ann Pietersen spectacles at Paarl School of Skills. Looking on with Rotary president Eugene Reynders are other recipients (from left) Tashlynn Jacobs, Natasha Fortuin, Lenwhin Abrahams and Duane Fortuin. A similar donation was also made to Paulus Joubert Secondary.

Specs for Africa Anne Kruger 2019-06-27 22:00:00Z 0

Oldest member honoured

 
 
Paarl Rotary's oldest active member, Dave Overturf, received honorary membership of the club on his 90th birthday, just weeks before his passing. This American-born former fighter pilot has had a remarkable career.
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Girls' Talk Anne Kruger 2019-04-21 22:00:00Z 0
Greening award for Paarl Rotary Anne Kruger 2019-04-10 22:00:00Z 0

Edubox ECD kit

 
 
 
The EduBox is an educational kit of teaching aids which develops numeracy and fine motor skills in pre-school and foundation classes. These kits are available from Paarl Rotary, and are distributed country-wide to needy schools.
Edubox ECD kit Anne Kruger 2019-04-09 22:00:00Z 0

India celebrates three years without polio

Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
 
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
 
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