President Elsa's year kicked off with a glamorous function on the 3rd July 2012.
Past President Arjan Schaap handed over the chains of office and thanked the members for the wonderful projects that were completed during the last Rotary year. He singled out the annual Marico Mountain Bike race which raised more than R100 000 and the award winning project, Bessie's Care Centre which, with the assistance of Impala Platinum, Precrete Nozala, Sebetsa Trading and various other minor sponsors managed to do improvements and supply an activity centre for the disabled children with the estimated value of R400 000. He also thanked everybody who assisted with the many functions which was held for the elderly and Dr Alan Visser who for the fourteenth year drove the flu-injection project. Seven hundred senior citizens benefited from this project. Wilma Lig was awarded with the "Rotarian Of The Year" trophy.
In President Elsa acceptance speech she quoted “In my short term as a Rotarian you have raised me up to more than I can be and my duty to you is, to raise you up...to more than you can be...."
|Words of wisdom, hope and motivation from the new President|
|President Elsa, PAG Ronnie Schild, PAG Wilma Lig, |
GSE team member Jaque Poggenpoel, AG Cheryl Phillips,
Club Runner & AG Mgezi Mazibuko