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The  Coffee Morning - knee blanket project for the elderly.

The baby blanket project has now been completed and the ladies of the Coffee Morning Group are keeping themselves busy by knitting knee blankets for the elderly persons confined to wheelchairs. 17 blankets have been knitted to date and when all have been completed, they will be presented to Sister Hettie from the Department of Community Welfare for distribution. Some of the blankets will also be handed over to House AA Tomlinson. The Coffee Morning is a project of the Rotary Club of Swellendam who provide the wool and refreshments.

Des van Jaarsveld, President 2019 - 2020

On the 7th June, Desmond van Jaarsveld was inducted as the new President of Swellendam Rotary 2019-2020. Des has been an active member of Rotary Swellendam since joining in 2016 and it is evident by his election as our 2019 -2020 President that he has already made an impact as a Rotarian. Des has in the past, operated at an executive level in a number of organizations including Rain Africa Holdings Company of which he is the current Group CEO. Des is married to Wilma and they have two children. Des and Wilma are also the proud owners of De Oude Pastorie guesthouse situated in Swellendam. Des’s passion and commitment for uplifting the community fully supports the objectives of Rotary, and

Directors of Rotary Swellendam 2019 - 2020

From left to right: President Des van Jaarsveld, AG Stephen Young (international contacts), Nigel Coley (Secretary), Johan Kriek (President elect), Jerry van Vuuren (fund raising), Corrie Cloete (publicity), Dawie Spangenberg (finances) and John Paisley (refreshments manager).

President of Rotary Anns 2019 - 2020

The Rotary Anns of Swellendam are extremely happy to welcome Wilma van Jaarsveld as their President for 2019 - 2020. Wilma can be assured of 100% support from all the members of the Anns. Seen here are Past President Celia Cloete handing over the President’s badge to Wilma.

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