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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Paarl Rotary focuses on Kerith Retreat 2020-01-04 22:00:00Z 0

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.
Oldest member honoured Anne Kruger 2019-06-24 22:00:00Z 0
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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