A little bit about our Club – what makes us tick
The Rotary Club Cape of Good Hope is based in the Deep South of the most southern tip of the beautiful Cape peninsula, and it is in this area, between the two oceans, that we support and work with the communities and try to make a difference
Our two local communities in most need of help are Masiphumelele and Ocean View and we also try to see to the needs of the other indigent folk in Fish Hoek and beyond as well.
Our Club is heavily involved with the various projects of Valley Development Project (VDP) with two of our Rotarians serving on the Board of VDP.
One of our main focus points is the support of Education of the Youth and we were instrumental in building of two ECD Pre-schools- Masakhane Educare in Masi and Green Curtains in Ocean View which fall under the stewardship of VDP.
Concern for abused Women and Children resulted in two other projects under VDP – namely the Social Work project which provides the Statutory and support work required for child safety and protection, fostering and court removals of children, as and when the need arises. At present there are over 300 children in foster care and safe homes in Ocean View alone.
We have taken a special interest in the folk who are physically and mentally disabled and support them at various events, Xmas parties and the like.
We work with the Youth in our Interact clubs and support other neighbouring Rotary Clubs in their projects and fundraising
The Community project addresses the Feeding needs of the children at risk, served by the social Workers and provides much needed emotional support, counselling and youth groups
Other work our Club undertakes is working with the Aged in the various Retirement homes, Church groups and other organisations such as St John, Lions International, NSRI, Cape Medical Response (CMR), EVS – Emergency Volunteer Fire Fighters, Fish Hoek100andBeyond committee, Fish Hoek Spring Bash and Splash, Animal shelters, Scouts and Girl Guides and the like in the area.
We participate in the annual Rotary Family Health Days when we take health services to the needy in Masiphumelele, Ocean View, Red Hill and Fish Hoek Central over a 3-4 day period and supply Readers for aging folk who have failing eyesight.
Over-riding all the above aspects is our love of FUN and Fellowship – of which we have a great deal – and this is the essence of Rotary – Using your talents, expertise and experience to Inspire people to give of themselves for others, having Fun and Making a Difference to other people’s lives.
This is what makes us feel happy and fulfilled and wanting to do more!!