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Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Charter Dinner

Rustenburg Rotary Club's 62nd Charter Dinner

The Rustenburg Rotarians recently celebrated the club's birthday with a formal dinner at the local golf club. The Rustenburg Rotary Club was chartered on the 16th December 1950.  Mr. F W Offermeier was the club’s first president and many well-known people followed in his footsteps.

Rotary International attracts dynamic individuals with a strong desire to help the community around them, and with the Rustenburg Club, there is no difference. Over the years the members representing various professions and businesses have used their skills and networking abilities to make a sustainable difference.

The guest speakers were four young students who had recently attended RYLA, a youth camp for enthusiastic students, selected for their leadership potential.  Their message to the members was that this wonderful Rotary project had changed their attitude towards their role as leaders amongst fellow learners and the general populace, especially those in need.

Various sponsors were acknowledged and thanked for their selfless contribitions towards the Rustenburg Rotary Club.  Amongst those mentioned  was Muriel Vos,  co-owner of Palm Lodge,  who has generously donated money via a monthly debit order for more than ten years to the club's project fund. This fund makes provision for much needed assistance to organizations, like child and women abuse survivors, disabled people, the elderly and the various needs of those less fortunate, either by their social or physical situation.

Another long standing friend of Rotary, Peter Floudiotes and his lovely wife Gillian were amongst those who were recognized for their kind assistance with projects over the years, especially concerning the elderly.

Thanks once again, for Rotary and similar service organisations couldn't survive without the help of local business, corporate companies and caring individuals.

Mr. Hilko Von Zwietering, who was a Rotarian of thirty plus years and who recently resigned as a member to enjoy his retirement, was handed a certificate of appreciation for the many years of service as club treasurer. We wish him and his kind-hearted wife Marie a long and happy future.

Gaylen Choelo was presented with the “Rotarian Of The Year” trophy. No task is too big or too small for this hardworking young Rotarian.

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