Rotaract Induction:

On 21 July 2014 the Stellenbosch Rotaract had their re-induction of president Anja Verheijen as well as the new 2014 / 2015 Board and 6 new members. Rotary Club Stellenbosch President: Zelda Ellis and Secretary: Geraldine Nicol attended this joyous event. I am proud to say that our members in good standing has risen to 10 with 5 new potential members who are attending meetings and projects.


The Rotaract conference was held in Franschhoek the weekend of 25 – 27 July. Conference was a fun weekend of friendship and fellowship with speakers braving the cold to come and speak to us on various topics .. We were also very fortunate to have the founder of the “I wear red socks on Friday” campaign that joined us. Saturday afternoon was filled with a Tour de Franschhoek Amazing Race where all the teams came back sopping wet but we all still had fun. Saturday evening was the Gala Dinner ..


Speaker Dinner Evening held on > 22 July 2014


Guest Speaker Dick Hilland on the right in picture with club member Dr Bhadra Randchod

Guest Speaker Dick Hilland on the right in picture with club member Dr Bhadra Randchod

We had an absolute fabulous evening at the Kaitjiepiering Restaurant located in the US Botanical Gardens with great fellowship, good food and a most fascinating presentation by Mr Dick Hilland.
Dick is a specialist helicopter pilot involved in exploration and scientific missions in the South Pole Region.

One of his company’s main tasks is assisting the SA Cape Agulhas Vessel with the loading / offloading of cargo as well as the provision of emergency services. These duties are invariably executed under extremely difficult and tenuous circumstances and worst weather conditions imaginable. Dick’s slide
presentation contained some of the most unbelievable pictures and images one could ever hope tosee!

Thank you Dick!

Club members enjoying the superb dinner meal!

Club members enjoying the superb dinner meal!




Civil society, big business and the Government teamed up for three days to promote family healthy living and disease prevention by implementing a massive, annual campaign that provides comprehensive, free health care services to tens of thousands of people in underprivileged communities.

Services over the three days included HIV counselling and testing, screening for TB, diabetes,blood pressure, cholesterol and for general health deficiencies, child vaccinations, and the dispensing of Vitamin A and more!

This programme was Rotary-led by the global Rotarian Action Group, Rotarians for Family Health; AIDS Prevention (RFHA). This action group is the mobilizing partner of Rotary International in the area of disease prevention programs. RFHA received an unprecedented commitment from the South African Department of Health, The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation, the US Government Agencies – CDC (US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention) and USAID, and the SABC and Caxton as primary media partners./p>

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The Rotary Family Health Days were a comprehensive, holistic offering of free healthcare for parents, children, grandparents, friends and all family members in over 145 sites across thecountry. Approximately 4,000 Rotarians from 225 Rotary Clubs volunteered between
9:00 –16:00 daily and worked the sites to assist the medical staff and deliver the services to South Africans.

The Rotary Family Health Days were held in Stellenbosch at the Legacy Centre in Khayamandi between 25 and 27 March. Khaymandi Clinic sisters, Stellenbosch Hospice carers,
@ Heart staff and Alexander Forbes consultants teamed-up with Stellenbosch Rotary Club members to help more than 1100 people.

For more info on the Rotary Familly Health Days :




2013 Workcentre Christmas Function

As part of our “We Care” program the Stellenbosch Rotary Club hosted this event, as we have done for the past several years, by providing eats and gifts and lots of fun!

Marlene Pasch a loyal and dedicated friend of Stellenbosch Rotary Club was instrumental in organizing this event and she also once again obliged to play Farther Christmas!!!


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This long established cycle race owned by the Rotary Club Stellenbosch has grown in stature over the past several years and is now rated as the third biggest cycle event in the Western Cape!

Participant numbers have grown in leaps bounds topping 3,500 riders in 2013!

This is the last big cycle race shortly before the Cape Argus and gives cyclists a wonderful opportunity to assess their overall readiness for the Cape’s Premiere Event!

The Medallion is also one of the most scenic races in the country threading through some of the most beautiful inspiring landscapes and combined with challenging stretches makes this an event not to be missed.

Due to logistical problems we were compelled to redesign the route for the 2014 event which is now taking us through several towns and villages in the Cape Winelands region.

For more general information you can contact Stellenbosch Rotary “click here

Or to register go to

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