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Welcome to the World of Rotary. Rotary Year 2008-2009 President: Niels Swellengrebel Secretary: PP Winfried Löffler PHF Treasurer: Ian Forbes Past President: PP Ron Vader PHF President-elect : David Good Standing Committees Membership: Ian Rutter

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Rotary Year 2008-2009

President: Niels Swellengrebel

Secretary: PP Winfried Löffler PHF

Treasurer: Ian Forbes

Past President: PP Ron Vader PHF

President-elect: David Good

Standing Committees

Membership: Ian Rutter

Club Public Relations: Henry Laubscher PHF

Club Administration: PP Andre Boonzaier PHF

Service Projects: PP Hannes van Tonder PHF

The Rotary Foundation: Pierre Ytier


Rotary is open to all persons from the age of

twenty onwards. Rotary is colour and gender

blind and is looking for open-minded caring

people to join. Why join Rotary?

Here are some of the reasons.



In an increasingly complex world, Rotary provides one of the

most basic human needs: the need for friendship and fellow-

ship. It is one of the two reasons why Rotary began.

Personal Growth & Development:

Membership in Rotary continues one’s growth and

education in human relations and personal


Leadership Development:

Rotary is an organization of leaders and successful people.


Citizenship in the Community:

Membership in a Rotary club makes one a better

community citizen. The average Rotary club consists

of the most active citizens of any community.


Rotary is fun, a lot of fun. Each meeting is fun. The

club projects are fun. Social activities are fun. The

service is fun.


Citizenship in the World:

Every Rotarian wears a pin that says “Rotary

International”. There are few places on the globe

that do not have a Rotary club. Every Rotarian is

welcome, even encouraged, to attend any of the

32.176 clubs in 168 nations worldwide. This means

instant friends in both one’s own community and in

the world community.

The Development of Social Skills:

Rotary develops one’s personality, social skills, and

people skills. Rotary is for people who like people.


The Development of Ethics:

Rotarians practise a 4-Way Test that governs one’s

ethical standards both at home and in the workplace.

Rotarians are expected to be ethical in business and

personal relationships.

The Four Way Test:

Of the things we think, say or do:

1.) Is it the truth? 2.) Is it fair

to all concerned? 3.) Will it build goodwill and better

friendship? 4.) Will it be beneficial to all concerned?


Every child deserves the chance at a healthy life. Unfortunately, every day, some 30,000 children under the age of five die from preventable causes. When I first learned this statistic, I thought that surely there had been a mistake, and the number was an error. Unfortunately, it was not. Every day, around the world,

children die needlessly of pneumonia, measles, and malaria. Thousands die every day from the lack of a most basic resource: clean water. And many more die from a combination of factors, in which malnutrition and poverty play major roles.

I would like to see reducing the child mortality rate become

a key goal of club and district service projects in the year

ahead. This is why the RI theme for 2008-09 is Make Dreams Real. Food and water, health care and schooling, the chance at a long and full life — this is the unrealized dream of too many children. In 2008-09, I ask you to Make Dreams Real for these children and their families, and to work with me toward the Rotary dream of a happier, healthier, and more peaceful world.

Dong Kurn (D.K.) Lee

President, Rotary International, 2008-09


The Opportunity to Serve:

Rotary is a service club. Its business is mankind. Its product

is service. Rotarians provide community service to both local

and international communities. This is perhaps the best

reason for becoming a Rotarian: the chance to do something

for somebody else; to sense the self-fulfillment that comes in

the process. It is richly rewarding.

If you feel you are that kind of person, who enjoys

other people and who wants to improve the

quality of life in our community, why not join Rotary?


If you are interested call:

President Niels Swellengrebel