Cape of GOOD HOPE Rotary Club
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.
Dreams do Come True – Rotary connects the World is our Rotary theme this year, and we connected with the LSEN School in Ocean View and fulfilled their long-awaited dream when we presented each of the (20) team members with a new boots & socks and matching yellow and blue Soccer shirt and pants. The school coach received two water carriers with bottles, training bibs, goal keeping gloves and four brand new soccer balls.
This was all made possible by a generous donation from the RC of Claremont thanks to the connection made by Bev Frieslich following an appeal by the (VDP) Valley Development Projects Open Door, Social worker, Julie Rubain, who recognised this dire need of these disabled learners. The Claremont Rotary Club was keen to show their tangible appreciation of the support given every year by the Ocean View Community by manning a watering table in Kommetjie Road of the Cape Cycle Tour route.
Valley Development Project
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.
We work with the Youth in our Interact clubs and support other neighbouring Rotary Clubs in their projects and fundraising
Rotary Foundation Grant Scholar Natasha Davis with Pres Marge
Physical & Mentally Disabled
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.
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.
Fun and Fellowship
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!!