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Establishment of Project Committee

A project committee was established for the purpose of evaluating proposals for new projects and to monitor and report on approved projects. In deciding the projects to recommend the committee will be guided by the objectives of Rotary for the upliftment of the community, the needs within the community and the imparting of skills to the previously disadvantaged within the community. Where advantageous and to be more effective partnerships will be formed with other service organizations. The committee members are: Noelene Cole Dawie Spangenberg Stephen Young (Secretary) Jerry van Vuuren (Coordinator fund raising projects) Stephen Stocks (Coordinator community projects) Clare Stocks Incoming P

Induction of Newest Rotary Member

At a ceremony on 28 March 2017 Rotary Club Swellendam welcomed their newest member Desmond van Jaarsveld. The induction was conducted by AG Stephen Stocks. At the same ceremony Wilma, Desmond's wife was welcomed as a member of the Anns. We look forward to a long and rewarding association with the van Jaarsvelds.

Icelandic Visit

Swellendam Rotary Club were privileged to host 10 members from 3 Rotary Cubs in Iceland on 15th and 16th March, first time Swellendam Rotary have had visitors from this remote part of the world. It was a great opportunity to learn about their country, lifestyle and that they only have 2 months of summer. During their short stay with us our guests experienced their first South African braai, held at The Hideaway, had an historic tour of Swellendam by Johan Kriek, visited Swellendam Laer Skool and the CAP workshop. I am sure they were happy to rest on the bus trip to Cape Town. All our guests were so taken with Swellendam and one couple looked at a property to purchase. All in all it was good

DG Ian Update 3 - Only six weeks until DisCon!

Only six weeks before we start to congregate in Swellendam for the 2017 DisCon! But the most important deadline is less than a month away – registrations close on 15 April – so PLEASE make sure that everybody that you know plans to be there has booked in good time. Some speaker news: Lynette has lined up Andre Du Toit, author and speaker, to help us to sell “Brand Rotary” effectively to the world, and at the conference on Saturday Riaan and Vasti Manser, adventurers of note, will tell us about their honeymoon spent rowing to America. And don’t forget, the conference may end on Saturday, but great activities and good fellowship will continue on Sunday, with the Monday public holiday there to

New Conference Event - Sunday Lunch & Winetasting - 30th April 2017

NEW EVENT - WINE-TASTING & FAREWELL LUNCH Join us for a Buffet Lunch and Winetasting at Elements Restaurant in Swellendam. There will be Platters of Quiche, Meat (ribs and chicken pieces ) Vegetarian platters, Pastries and a Cheeseboard. Winetasting by Bonnievale Wines. Relax with Live music from a local guitarist. Please book on the Registration Page. Cost only R85 per person.

ROTARY SWELLENDAM AT THE AGRICULTURAL SHOW

Rotary Club Swelendam participated at the Agricultural Show selling hamburgers, chips, hotdogs and cold drinks. Rotary members were kept very busy on Friday and Saturday cooking and selling to the show visitors. Johan Swart was the chip frying king. Thank you to all the Rotary members who helped at the stall. Special thanks to Jerry Van Vuuren and Corrie Cloete who organised the Rotary stall and to Anette and the Ann's for their help cooking. It was one of the most successful shows for Rotary so far. Profit generated will be donated to ACVV.

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