TAKE 5 - KEEP OUR SEAS ALIVE!

TAKE 5 - KEEP OUR SEAS ALIVE!

George Tourism and George Rotary Club will be launching a high-impact environmental campaign on all the George and Wilderness beaches from 10 December. Initiated by George Rotary Club and supported by Group Edito...
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 Spekboom Planting

Spekboom Planting

Rotary Club of George Members and Partners donated and planted 25 ‘Spekboom’ trees (1 for each member of the Club) in an area of the George Botanical Gardens for future generations to enjoy, this...
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Tree Planting 2017

Tree Planting 2017

Rotary Club of George Members and Partners donated and planted 25 ‘Spekboom’ trees (1 for each member of the Club) in an area of the George Botanical Garde...
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Spekboom Planting

Tuesday, 31 October, 2017
 Spekboom Planting
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Rotary Club of George Members and Partners donated and planted 25 ‘Spekboom’ trees (1 for each member of the Club) in an area of the George Botanical Gardens for future generations to enjoy, this initiative was in direct response to the call by RI president Ian Riseley to all Rotarians to plant a tree on a ‘1 to 1’ challenge. Rotary George took on the challenge on 31st October2017!
‘Spekboom’ (Portulacaria afra) is a succulent that helps fight air pollution. It has the ability to capture more than four tons of carbon per hectare! ‘Spekboom’ is a proudly South African plant!

Quiz Evening @ George Golf Clu

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Quiz Evening @ George Golf Clu
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"Our first Rotary Club George Quiz Evening at the George Golf Club and it was a big success!! Thank you to all participants! You guys rock!"

A Rotary Quiz Night was inaugurated this year hosted by the Rotary Club of George as a fund raiser for their Club Project Fund. The event is a fun interactive night that welcomes the public, companies and Rotary clubs to enter teams to answer a series of questions and puzzles through a fun and exciting pub quiz format. A meal was served and the evening was attended by close on 150 people. The event began in the early evening and was held at the George Golf Club. The event has become a must do event in the local diary, and due to demand will be repeated in the New Year.

DG Lynette's vist

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DG Lynette's vist
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The Club was honoured to have our District 9350 DG Lynette visit George on 2nd August and we were able to take her on an afternoon visit to some of our George Rotary project sites, President Simon, PP Di, PP Mike and Rtn Dave showed off our Bethesda projects, then Zenzelle and a visit to our George Interact project in Thembalethu. The evening finished off with a great fellowship evening at Lala's Restuarant in George.

George Super Kitchen

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George Super Kitchen
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President Simon and Rtn Donald attended a "Thank you Lunch" at George Super Kitchen hosted by Mars van den Colff to thank everyone involved in feeding the fire fighter and victims in the June Knysna fires. Well done TEAM !!

President Simon's Induction

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President Simon's Induction
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President Simon Swan was inducted at a Fun Filled Fellowship Function at The Town House restaurant on Sunday 2 July 2017.
Have a look at the Gallery for some great pictures !

Fancourt 5th Tuesday

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Fancourt 5th Tuesday
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Great eveninhg of Fellowship at La Cantina at fancourt , George. Well organised by Rotarian Peter Gibbs !

Early Act PHF

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Recently the Rotary Club of George awarded Amanda Hattingh, a teacher at Outeniqua Primary School, with a Paul Harris Fellowship in recognition of outstanding service to the community. Named after the founder of the international Rotary organization, this award represents a donation of one thousand US dollars in the name of the awardee by the George Rotary Club to the Rotary Foundation, which in return supports humanitarian projects worldwide. Previous recipients of this award include Mother Teresa, Dr Jonas Salk and UN Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar.

“Apart from her other activities at the school, Ms Hattingh has been key to the success of the Early Act Club over the past four years at Outeniqua Primary School,” Rotary Club president Di Kershaw explains. Early Act is sponsored at primary schools by the Rotary worldwide and includes as focus areas the promotion of a culture of public service, the development of leadership qualities and awareness of community needs.

Current projects of the Outeniqua Primary Early Actors include the Wikkelwurms project at Bethesda, a stimulation project for children with developmental delays, and the collection of toys and gifts for the Red Cross Children’s Hospital.

“We want to assist our learners in becoming citizens, and that includes being involved in the local community of which we form a part”, notes Johan Smit, principal of Outeniqua Primary, “and Early Act for us provides a forum for doing so.”

On the accompanying photo is Wilhelm van der Vyver, Rotarian liassing with Outeniqua Primary Early Act Club, Amanda Hattingh with her award, George Rotary Club President Di Kershaw and Johan Smit, principal at Outeniqua Primary School.

Wilderness Heights

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Wilderness Heights
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Rotary Club of George facilitated a R20,000 donation by Garden Route Mall o the Wilderness Heights Community Medical Project , run and administered by Hope Church Wilderness Heights. Funds were handed over to Rotary and Annalie Cable by the Mall’s General Manager Rion Olivier and Andrea van Rensburg. Rotarians Ian Rowan, Donald Goldfain and our Rotary guest, Dave Hill.
The funds will be used to stock up on medical supplies, such as bandages, paraffin gauze, antibiotic creams and other medical products used to treat injuries of residents the Wilderness Heights informal settlement.
Annalie Cable, the dedicated Florence Nightingale running the project extends an invite to all Wilderness Residents to drop in and see what good work is being done here for our community.
The centre feeds around 50 children , old age pensioners and invalids and about 10 volunteers twice a day . Locals earn points to spend in the JOY SHOP by packing food for the food packing project, making handmade bead jewelry, earning points by collecting recyclables and also by working in the gardens and veggie patch.
Please take the time to stop in and see what is happening at this heartwarming and uplifting project, RIGHT HERE IN WILDERNESS !

Induction Simon Swan

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Induction Simon Swan
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President Di had the pleasure of inducting PP Simon Swan to the Club, and welcomed both Simon and Tjitske to George and to our Club

Rundle Interact Board

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Rundle Interact Board
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Rundle Interact Board at our George Rotary evening on 27th September giving their report back for 2016. They were super and looked so smart. The young team did Rundle proud.

POLAR BEAR PLUNGE Aug 2016

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POLAR BEAR PLUNGE Aug 2016
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The POLAR BEAR PLUNGE

Special thanks to the Badger Holdings Team ,Oakhurst Insurance & dotsure.co.za for arranging this spectacular event. A total of 448 blankets were donated by the polar bears who took the plunge and of these, George Rotary Club received 140, which were immediately collected by Bethesda for the patient outreach project.

Thanks to all the Rotarians , partners and friends that came to hand out all that coffee to the freezing participants.

We all look forward to this event becoming an annual fixture at Vic Bay !

York High Interact Conf Apr16

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York High Interact Conf Apr16
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York High Interact held an extremley well run and well attended regional Interact conference. Over 100 delegates from schools in the Garden Route attended. George Rotary can be proud of it's York High Interact Team. Bravo !

Zenzele Launch

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Zenzele Launch
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Zenzele Aftercare officially launched ! Well done Mike Tacke and Team

Early Act Presentation

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Early Act Presentation
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Early Act Presentation:
The Outeniqua Early Act Club visited our Club on Tuesday evening. Ms Amada Hattingh presented a slide show of the Early Act Club’s impressive activitivies . Rotarians in the making, all of them  ! Despite the fact that PP Malcolm was not there to show the Early Actors how to win the raffle, they all participated in a “Junior” version to win a Fanta grape cold drink !

OCC 2016

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OCC 2016
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1,400 meals served at the OCC 2016. Well done Rotary Club of George . Excellent turnout by Rotarians, Interactors and friends !
Thanks to Step Aside and President Martin for preparing the pasta salad, Chris at Amaqueta Food for storing the pasta, Rotarian Francois for the many transport trips,Syd , Christo, Di , Wilhelm ,Daleen Mike and Charles for all the shlepping and carrying and to EVERYONE else involved, GREAT EFFORT and a GREAT PROJECT. Thanks you.

Eagles vs Stormers 30 Jan

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Eagles vs Stormers 30 Jan
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President Martin and PP Di represented the Club at the BIG GAME on 30th Jan. Thanks Team !

Yearend Club Function

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Yearend Club Function
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Held at SANPARKS , Ebb & Flo in Beautiful Beautiful WILDERNESS,WILDERNESS,WILDERNESS, WILDERNESS,WILDERNESS,WILDERNESS, WILDERNESS,WILDERNESS,WILDERNESS, WILDERNESS,WILDERNESS,WILDERNESS,
WILDERNESS,WILDERNESS,WILDERNESS,

Interact York & Rundle !!

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Interact York & Rundle !!
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Well done to York and Rundle Interact Clubs who once again hosted an awesome Christmas party for underprivildged children. Well done PP Charles and PP Di, your Interact Teams are stars !!

DG's Visit 13th October

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DG's Visit 13th October
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DG Geraldine Nichol’s visit 13th October 2015
at The George Golf Club and Dinner at The Townhouse

Wilderness Fellowship

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Wilderness Fellowship
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Wilderness Fellowship at Joplins

SAPS Bicycle Tour

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SAPS Bicycle Tour
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GEORGE NUUS - Lede van die Brackenfell-polisie wat beoog om geld vir die kinders van oorlede polisiebeamptes deur middel van 'n fietstoer in te samel, het Maandagmiddag 'n draai in George gemaak waar hulle vriendelik deur die George-polisie verwelkom is.

Die fietstoer het op Maandag 20 September afgeskop, waar hulle vanaf Plettenberg vertrek het. Die groep wat uit 13 polisielede verbonde aan Brackenfell-polisie en agt gemeenskapslede bestaan, gaan sowat 623 km in 'n tydperk van ses dae aflê. Volgens een van die organiseerders van die fietstoer, adjudant-offisier Ronald Kuhn beoog hulle om
R93 000 deur middel van die fietstoer en ander projekte in te samel.

"Die R93 000 is om die skoolbehoeftes van 93 skoolkinders van gr. 1 tot 12 vanoor die Wes-Kaap van oorlede polisiebeamptes vir volgende jaar te koop," het Kuhn gesê.

Kuhn het bygevoeg dat die oorhandiging van die skoolbehoeftes teen einde November sal plaasvind.

Majoor Elmarie van der Westhuizen van die George-polisie het die groep bedank vir hul inisiatief en sterkte vir hul reis toegewens.

"Dit gebeur min dat daar aan die kinders van polisiebeamptes wat ons in diens verloor het, gedink word. Baie dankie vir wat julle doen," het Van der Westhuizen gesê. Sy het ook 'n donasie namens George-polisie aan die groep oorhandig.

Die fietstoer-groep met lede van Rotary wat ook 'n donasie gegee het sowel as Salie Carelse (vierde van links) voorsitter van die George Polisiëringsforum (GPF) en majoor Elmarie van der Westhuizen van die George-polisie (agter regs).

2015 Rotary NGO Games

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2015 Rotary NGO Games
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Hi almal!!! Baie baie dankie vir julle aandeel in 'n wonderlike, suksesvolle NGO Games 2015!!! Dis was werklik 'n awesome dag en baie fun. Dankie vir die harde werk en lekker rus. Bethesda ROCKS!!!!! Marzanne Cillié : BethesdaXxX

Potjie Kos Winners

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Potjie Kos Winners
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Pledge Evening hosted by Round Table George –
Potjie Kos competition winners - Rotary Club of George - Well done Philip & Francois.

Induction of President Martin

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Induction of President Martin
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President Martin Reimann was inducted at Down to Earth restaurant near Oubaai , George on Tuesday evening 30th June 2015. Outgoing President Di Kershaw presided over her last meeting and awarded Club Awards to PP Mike Tacke for his stirling work on the Bethesda Medical Project, to PP Jenny Becker for her untiring and efficient running of Club services and her involvement in all the clubs projects. PP Donald Goldfain was awarded the Community Service Award principally on his ability to spend Club funds so quickly and efficiently. PP Phillip Gibbs provided the background music, singing all the popular oldies. Great evening was held by all.

AWARDS EVENING

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AWARDS EVENING
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Rotary recognizes service to the community
The George Rotary Club has awarded its prestigious Paul Harris Recognition to three community service minded Georgians on Tuesday 9 June 2015.
Rotary President Di Kershaw was delighted to award Rotary’s highest award for community service excellence to Helen Grant, who for the past 5 years, twice a week, voluntarily manned the library at Imizamo Yethu High School in Thembalethu, transforming it from an unused room into a living library.
The Paul Harris Recognition was also awarded to Harold Basson, Director Civil Engineering Services at the George Municipality for his dedication to ensuring that “George is a city where everything works.”
The third award, the Paul Harris Sapphire Recognition was made to Rotarian and Past President Charles Rowe a recipient of the Paul Harris Recognition in the past is further affirmation of his commitment to the George community. He has been the club secretary for 9 years and is known by fellow Rotarians for his four word answer to any question asked, “yes, it is done.” Charles has also dedicatedly mentored the York High Interact Club for the past 25 years.
Rotary George handed over a cheque of R11 000 to Hennie Niehaus station commander of the NSRI Wilderness so that the NSRI can make a few small changes to an organization that already runs like clockwork.
Kershaw said “Rotary is proud to be associated with these upstanding and committed people who give their time to our community so freely.”

GOLF DAY 2015 !!!

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GOLF DAY 2015 !!!
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Congratulations to Pres Di and Daleen Rowe for managing another successful Rotary GOLF DAY . All indications are that the Club will have raised more than DOUBLE the funds in any previous year ! Thanks to everyone who participated, sold raffle tickets , sold Tee's and Greens( especially PP Andrew) , all the sponsors , all the donors, the George Golf Club and staff and WOW , the weather was FANTASTIC ! Great Job Team George !

Great pic of Pres Elect Martin getting into the spirit of the day !

Rosemore: Llewellyn's Farewell

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Rosemore: Llewellyn's Farewell
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PP Eddie Reppert, Robin Robinson and PP Donald Goldfain represented the Club at the farewell held at Rosemore Old Age Home for Llewellyn Frans, who has now retired after many years of service to Rosemore.

The farewell was well attended and in between speeches, we were all entertained by one of the residents Mrs. S Stellenboom, who sang some beautiful songs.Llewellyn 's replacemnet is Ms. Ineke Goosen

Golden Coast Restaurant

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Golden Coast Restaurant
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Great Food , Great Company , Great Fellowship . Chinese food evening at the Golden Coast Reataurant in York Street George. Very well organised by PP Jenny. Can do this one again.

Rundle Interact Induction

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Rundle Interact Induction
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Rundle College Interact Club was Chartered by The Rotary Club of George and the Club members were inducted at a prestigious event held at Rundle College on 24th March 2015.

Charter Induction Interact Club of Rundle College
Pres. Alexa Tucek giving her address on the Vision for 2015.
Sitting on left: Rob Clark Asst. Governor District 9350 ; Di Kershaw President Rotary Club of George.

Induction Moira and Lorraine

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Induction Moira and Lorraine
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Wildernarians Moira Culverwell and Loraine Storie were inducted into the Rotary Club of George by President Di on Tuesday 17th March.

Watch this space .More Wildernarians to come  !!!

Pres Di's Birthday

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Pres Di's Birthday
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President Di celebrated another Birthday in George at the Club meeting on Tuesday 10th March . Despite being politley asked, Pres Di refused to give her age , other than to advise that it was somewhat North of 21. Rotary visitors Mark and Glenda Liebenberg are pictured her with Pres Di. Judging by the empty champagne bottles, we believe that they will fit in perfectly in the Club.

John Sargeant & STEP

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John Sargeant & STEP
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John Sargeant from RC Gloucester in the UK was a welcome visitor. John and his Rotary Club are assisting our Club with the Global grant applications for our current projects. John challenged our three STEP students to do a can can for us and if they would , he personally contributed towards sponsoring a tee and a green at our upcoming Rotary Golf Day ! many thanks John and our STEP students are great sports for doing the can can ! All three York students, Khanyi Mabena ( Deputy Head Girld and Hostel Head Girl) Jenna Seegmuller, ( Student Leader), Margi Naude( Student Leader and Hostel Deputy Girl) and gave impressive feedback reports on their STEP exchange visits to Europe. The STEP programme is such a great Rotary programme. Well done Girls !

RAID on Mosselbay

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RAID on Mosselbay
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The George Marauders , the feared George Rotary Club , successfully raided the Mosselbay Rotary Club. Displaying a distinct lack of courage, the Mosselbay Club were TERRIFIED to display any of their regalia, falsely believing that members of the marauding Club would stoop so low as to steal their regalia ! Happily our banners , flag and gong are back in their rightful place. Thanks to all of you that courageously risked your all for the honour of the Club. The raid was followed by the usual Fish Feast at the harbour.

Bolton RC Visitors at Bethesda

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Bolton RC Visitors at Bethesda
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David & Grace Sammut from RC Bolton visited George and visited Bethesda’s “Bolton Kitchen” . A group of Rotarians, including PP Charles Rowe , (who took the photo) joined the Canadians at Bethesda with Bishop Donald Harker and his wife Joan and Marzaan and Madelaine from Bethesda in a tour of Bethesda and the new kitchen. Thanks again to David and the RC Bolton for their help in funding this great project.

Club Year End Function

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Club Year End Function
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The Club was superbly hosted at the rowan Home on Sunday. Not only did Ferdi and Ian have a beautifully set out lunch venue, a superbly prepared meal and a stunningly beautiful garden , but they were able to organise the most amazing weather. Well Done !!

Eishkom : How to make a fire

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Eishkom : How to make a fire
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The closest thing to "rubbing two sticks together" is the hand-drill. You will need a fireboard (a small cedar board is good) and a thin, straight stick. A knife is good, too. This takes a lot of practice. Hand callouses help. YouTube has many videos: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=hand+drill+fire

Even further on the skill end of the scale is the fire plow. Basically you push a stick along a groove in a board. I've heard that native people of the Pacific Northwest would walk up to a cedar tree, cut groove in the side of the tree, and plow up a coal right there. Again, see YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=fire%20plow

Successful friction fires requires both good equipment and good technique. If you are just starting out, and you won't know if your failures are caused by equipment or technique. This can make learning very difficult. One fix is to buy a good set from an expert. Learn to make fires with it, then make your own kit.

Making any fire requires multiple skills, which you apply in a sequence. A friction method will produce a tiny coal. Once you've mastered that, you still need to be able to make the coal in to a flame (with tinder). Once your tinder is going, you need to light the kindling. Usually you'll add progressively larger fuel to grow the fire for your purposes. Then you need to know how to put the fire out safely.

Lucky Wildeness Bushpig

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Lucky Wildeness Bushpig
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A happily snuggled Elvis Pigsley , the foundling Wilderness Bushpig, exresses his gratitude for being recently rescued on the Hoekwil road. Elvis is the envy of all red blooded males in Wilderness !

Bidding Conflict

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Bidding Conflict
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In an amazing show of solidarity Ferdi Rowan and Ian Rowan managed to almost outbid each other for the Beacon Isle weekend. Fortunatley for $$$Crooge, someone else finally outbid them both. Seems you two REALLY need to get away ...........................

Interact Project at Akkertjie

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Interact Project at Akkertjie
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York High's Interact Club donated a slide and swing to Akkertjie on the 22 October 2014.

The crèche's toddlers- and principle, Davidene Khana - were happy to receive this new addition to their Jungle Gym. The second that the slide was delivered; the children were already on it and eager to play!

Interact will continue to give back to the community and we encourage everyone to be the change they want to see in George.

2014 Speech Comp Finals

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2014 Speech Comp Finals
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Thanks to all the Teachers , Dept. of Education,Rotarians, Ferdi Rowan and Helen Grant that helped make this project a success. Thanks to “Die Bult” for providing the hall again this year . Great Project !

Outeniqua Early Act

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Outeniqua Early Act
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Recently the Early Act Club at Outeniqua Primary School concluded their latest community service project. Early Act is sponsored at primary schools by the international Rotary service organization and includes as focus areas the promotion of a culture of public service, the development of leadership qualities and awareness of community needs.

"Last year we became aware of the Wikkelwurms project at Bethesda", comments Amanda Hattingh, teacher and Early Act coordinator at Outeniqua Primary. "The initiative comprises a stimulation project for children with developmental delays from ages 2 to 6 years, with the children coming from disadvantaged families. Last year we reached out to these very special children, and this year we again wanted to do something extraordinary for them. Our Early Actors proved to be more than able for the task."

The learners at the Early Act club assisted by their parents baked cakes and arranged for other treats for the get-together. On the day of the visit a group of approximately 40 Early Actors arrived at the Wikkelwurms area at Bethesda, handed over the cakes, and then played with the children in the play area. Food parcels were also left for the children to take to their homes.

“We want to involve our learners in the local community of which we form a part”, notes Johan Smit, principal of Outeniqua Primary, “and Early Act for us provides a forum for doing so.”

“We are so proud to be associated with the Outeniqua Primary Early Actors,” enthuses Di Kershaw, president of the George Rotary Club. “They embody our motto of Service Above Self, and display the leadership qualities our country needs.”

Land Rover Club and Rotary

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Land Rover Club and Rotary
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SA Guide Dog Association of SA representatives Teagan Schwerin, Jenny Pretotius and Jenny’s guide dog Kaine received a cheque for R 15,500 towards the cost of training a service guide dog and a puppy . Rotarians Charles McGregor and Donald Goldfain handed over the cheque on behalf of funds collected by The Eden Chapter of the Land Rover Owners Club and friends of the Rotary Club of George.

From left : Doctor Charles McGregor , Donald Goldfain, Teagan Schwerin , Jenny Pretorius and Kaine

Interact & Early Act Raid

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Interact & Early Act Raid
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The York High Interact Board and some members , as well as a large contingent of Outeniqua Early Act members arrived to give the Club a presentation on the projects these two Cubs have been involved in over the last few months. The Rotarians and guests present were delighted to see the extent and impact that these young people have made on our George Community. Well done to you all !

Interact Induction York High

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Interact Induction York High
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The new York High Interact Board was inducted at York High on Thursday 28th August 2014. Guest speaker was Rtn Alex Smith . The evening , under the guidance of PP Charles Rowe was well run and George Rotary can be proud of our Interactors and what they have achieved in the last year. Congratulations to the outgoing board for an excellent year of community service, fellowship and fun.We wish Vicky Boyes, the new Interact President and her board a successful and happy year.

Michaela James (nee' Dugmore,) the Interact President at York High in 1989 is now a teacher at York High . see her picture with President Di at the Induction evening.

Rotary 4 X 4 Outing

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Rotary 4 X 4 Outing
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Some of the Rotary Club of George daring members who participated in the grueling off road challenge on Sunday. We were expertly led by our Leader Phillip through a series of almost impassable and impossible obstacles . Despite the fact that we had amongst us some 'almost" 4X4s, we managed to finally make it to the Bush Pub without any breakdowns. Kalahari Ferrari ,. Donald's mighty Defender was ever in the background to offer a tow . Great day and we will do it again !

Paul Harris Awards August

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Paul Harris Awards August
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The Rotary Club of George was delighted to award Paul Harris Awards to three very deserving community service giants. PP Eddie Reppert was awarded a Sapphire Pin for his food project,to add to his previously awarded Paul Harris . Marzanne Cillie of Bethesda received her award for her outstanding working in community service in George and especially at Bethesda and the OCC. Peter Leppan was awarded his Paul Harris for initiating and driving The Seven Passes Initiative. Congratulations to all of you .

STEP Presentation

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STEP Presentation
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LeahSurcoff and Ilona le Maitre , our incoming STEP students from Normandy in France , both signing children’s books which the Club will donate to a school library. On the right is Khanyi Mabena our outgoing STEP student.

Pancake day at RLR

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Pancake day at  RLR
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RLR ???

For those that do not know, he RLR was formed at a meeting of Rotary, Lions and Round Table of George. The meeting took place on 18 June 1964 in the offices of NX Hartnady of Rotary and was attended by HA Comay, F van Copenhagen and Hartnady of Rotary, T Stroenel and P van Soelen of Lions and W Steenkamp and P Slabbert of Round Table.

The service clubs involved recognised the potential of pooling their resources to work for the elderly and people in need. The concept of a 'Home for the Aged' was proposed and accepted. The George Service Clubs Utility Company was founded in 1970.

Linking to Rotaract Dubai

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Linking to Rotaract Dubai
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Kerri-Ann Jeffery , (Andrew and Christine’s daughter who is living in Dubai ), who is the Secretary of the Rotaract Club of Jijumeirah swopping banners with President Di.

Induction of Syd Parkhouse

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Induction of Syd Parkhouse
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Syd Parhouse was Inducted as a George Rotarian last week. Please all welcome both Syd and his wife Maria into our Club in warm fellowship. We look forward to working with Syd in our Community Service Team

STEP ARRIVAL

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STEP ARRIVAL
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Devinez les noms dans notre photo de STEP!

Rechercher sur le site plus tard dans la semaine et tout sera révélé.

Induction of President Di

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Induction of President Di
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President Di Kershaw was inducted as the Rotary Club of George's President at a prestigious event held at Step-Aside on Saturday evening 28th June 2014. The venue was beautifully decorated by PP Jenny Becker and her Team, the food was cooked and served by President Elect Martin Reimann and his Team and the evening was MC’ed by Rotarian Marlene Viljoen. Past President Mike Tacke gave us a great speech and made some awards to various George Rotarians. PP Phil Gibbs entertained us all with a great repertoire of songs and music. The evening ended just shy of midnight . Great Induction , WELL DONE GEORGE ROTARY !! Look at the Gallery for pics  !

Induction Dinner 28th June

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Induction Dinner 28th June
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You are cordially invited to attend the Induction dinner of Di Kershaw as President of the Rotary Club of George.
Saturday 28th June 2014 18h30 for 19h00
Step Aside Conference Venue
Dress Black Tie Price R150 pp
RSVP Jenny Becker by 24th June
beckerja@telkimsa.net

Latest Club Pensioner

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Latest Club Pensioner
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The Club's latest pensioner and his twin brother.

They couldn't wait to get to Game to claim a 10% Pensioner's Discount ....

News Scoop on PE Di

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News Scoop on PE Di
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Exclusive pic of PE Di with her date Down Under !

The Mind boogles ...........................

District Conference Knysna

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District Conference Knysna
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George Rotary Club was represented at the Conference by Pres Mike , Rtns Charles, Jenny, Donald , Martin and visitors Hansie van Vuuren and Rtn Alex Smith , Well run by Knysna Rotary and interesting topics discussed.

facebook

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https://www.facebook.com/rotaryclubgeorge

Yes , we now have our own facebook page !!
Now go and "Like Us on facebook" !!

Well done Pres Mike & Trevor for getting this off the ground.
Next you will have us Tweeting and Twerking ( Heaven forbid !)

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Easter in George

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Easter in George
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Spotted in The Wilderness

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Spotted in The Wilderness
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Seen at a recent Wilderness Premier Event , held at the Faerie Knowe Hotel in The Wilderness , none other than our Club’s very own Paul Harris Fellow , Rotarian Eddie Reppert was spotted with one of his adoring fans. Other celebrity Rotarians seen at this prestigious event were Rotarians Gibbs, Goldfain and Viljoen.
George Rotarians certainly get around !

Magazine Project

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Magazine Project
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A Land Rover Load of books and magazines was offloaded this week!

Thanda Jesu aftercare and Zenzelle aftercare each received a couple of boxes of children's books and puzzles.

RLR's library received two boxes of hard cover fiction books and Imizamo Yethyu school library received loads of magazines and reference books.

Thanks to all(including Judy Oberlander at the Anglican Cathedral book stall) who donated books and magazines to this great project.

Linen for Rosemore OAH

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Linen for Rosemore OAH
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Rotarian Eddie Reppert recently collected a load of linen from the
Westin Hotel in Cape Town . The Westin kindly donates it’s older linen to The Rotary Club of Signal Hill.
Rotarian Eve Saxby of Signal Hill is the project convenor. Will any George Rotarians that will be visiting Cape Town
and that can bring back a load of linen , please let either Di Kershaw or Donald Goldfain know and we will
arrange with the District office for you to collect a load . Thanks Eve and Signal Hill , excellent project and
thanks for linen. Well done Eddie !!!

De Vette Mossel

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De Vette Mossel
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An excited group of Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Edmonton, Canada were "hosted" at De Vette Mossel by Pres Mike & Linda , Charles R , Di K, Donald & Julie at the beach restaurant in Groot Brak. Our guests in fact became our" hosts " when they picked up the tab for dinner and have also indicated that they may well be interested in assisting the Bethesda Project with their fellow Canadians at the Rotary Club of Bolton and perhaps we may end up with enough cash to go ahead with this project. Hold thumbs !

The elegant cutlery , crystal glasses,bone china plates and polished teak floors no doubt made them think that perhaps we also need some help.

Old Car Show 2014

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Old Car Show 2014
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All Hands were on Deck . Not only financialy rewarding , but loads of fun to . Great Rotary project .

Presidents Breakfast Jan

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Presidents Breakfast Jan
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Scrumptious Mexican/German/African Breakfast hosted by Herr President Tacke and Frau Tacke ! Great Fellowship and a stunning start to the New Year .

Kleva Kershaw

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Kleva Kershaw
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Kleva Kershaw , Not a BLONDE anymore !!!

New Years Day

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New Years Day
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The Morning after ...............

York High Interact gives cheer

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York High Interact gives cheer
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York High School Interact club recently held a Christmas Party for 50 toddlers from Rosemoor and Conville.

Jane’ Snyman, President of the club says that every year the Interact clubs must complete at least one community service project according to the rules.

“We are having such fun here spreading love and happiness, even if it is just for a few hours, we hope that Rotary will recognize this as a project. The Rotary Club of George gives us the most amazing backup, they are always here to encourage and help.”

Snyman continued “together as a club we will tackle issues in our community that we most care about and this is one of them. We are developing leadership skills through having fun.” Thanks to President Mike tacke ,Rotarians Charles Rowe, Donald Goldfain and Daleen Rowe for preparing the boere-wors rolls for the crowd.
From left back: Justin Stoker, Jozi Wiltshire and Celeste van Rensburg. Front:- Jane’ Snyman, (President) Schönrad Jordaan (teacher), and Vicki Boyes. Photos: Myron Rabinowitz

Esther Watson passes away

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Esther Watson passes away
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GEORGE NEWS - One of George’s iconic figures, Esther Watson – the founder of the Outeniqua Wheelchair Challenge (OCC) - passed away in the George Medi-Clinic this afternoon.

Esther was diagnosed with leukemia at the beginning of last year and underwent a bone marrow transplant later that year.

She was re-admitted to the George Medi-Clinic last week Wednesday.
She passed away due to lung complications.

Esther leaves a huge void in the George community and will be missed by all who knew her.

Memorial Service : 13h00 Wednesday 4th December at George Civic Centre

Funeral Service : 14h00 Thursday 5th December at the Methodist Church in Plantation Road

Flying for women in Africa

11/19/2013
Flying for women in Africa
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Dr Sophia Webster an obstetrician from the UK, , landed at George Airport after flying about 27 000km in a small airplane, visiting 24 African countries since the beginning of August.

Her mission: to promote safe pregnancy for women in Africa and to create awareness of the challenges faced by African mothers, who are much more likely to die when giving birth than European women.

Her trip was sponsored by an international pharmaceutical group and Rotary in the UK also assisted financially.

Sophia gave an interesting talk on her epic journey to the George Rotary Club on Tuesday evening 19th Nov 2013.

On the photo :Dr Sophia Webster (middle) with Dr Marinus Cloete (left) from George Hospital and co-pilot Ross Edmondson at George Airport on the premises of Aquila who provided parking facilities for the flying duo. Photo: Alida de Beer

Golf Day 2013

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Golf Day 2013
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Conveners Di Kershaw and Daleen Rowe rolled out a professional Golf Day on Sunday 10th. The organization was slick, the prizes amazing, the lucky draws outstanding, and the auction a money spinner and of course the weather was beautifully organized. What more could we ask for ??

$$$$Crooge was busy wrapping up the numbers at the time this Bulletin was being penned, but there is no doubt that the Golf Project was a great success. Thank you to all the Rotarians who were able to assist, our partners that gave up their time to help us at registration, on the field and for being there for the function. Thank you to all of you. (PS Robin and Eddie “Swindled” the field of R980, I am sure this beats Andrew and Wayne’s record by a looooong way ! Well done!)

A Huge BIG THANK YOU to all our sponsors and ALL the donors who contributed so generously towards our prize table.

WELL DONE George Rotary GOLF DAY TEAM !!!!!!

5th Tuesday Braai at The Golf

10/29/2013
5th Tuesday Braai at The Golf
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From: Malcolm Pollard [mailto:malpolqs@absamail.co.za]

Hullo there all, & there may have been others which we do not know about,

Wendy & I said when we got home that we had really had a most enjoyable party on Tuesday evening & that it was a long time since we had been to just a super Rotary social.

What a wonderful spirit builder these type of meetings can be, as we were all able to move around & talk to members & guests, while Andrew & Mike seemed to look after the majority of the cooking with great aplomb. Ths so much for that guys.

People, after digging into the excellent salads, rolls & butter, well done Andrew, Martin & Di you all have hidden talents, just seemed to settle down with their food & form convivial eating groups. The noise level seemed to rise somewhat and what good service we received from the bar & waitresses. Mike was also a good waiter as he went around offering the dessert, compliments of Mike & Linda I think, which was really well received.

Thanks again to all involved with this really good evening.

Malcolm & Wendy

STEP kids in Franschoek

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STEP kids in Franschoek
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The final 2013 STEP orientation was held over this last weekend.. All the exchange students going out to their respective countries for 6 weeks over the December holidays gathered in Franschoek. This was a week end of finalizing all the travel arrangements. The students had an opportunity to bond – share information – present their presentations to everyone and ask any questions that still needed answers. Members of the District Exchange Committee were all present. Great fun was had by all. Each student was presented with their travel back packs and Rotary Exchange regalia – jersies, hoodies and T-shirts. Di went down to represent the George arm of the Exchange programme. Please all come through to the meeting on the 12th November as the 3 out going students will be coming to the club to do their final presentations to Rotary clubs overseas. Our moment to chat with them and give them all the support they need. They will be flying out on the 1st of December. We wish Candice, Hannah and Michael all the best for their trips to Italy and Germany.Pictured her are Step kids, Michael , Candice,Hannah and Step-Mom Di .

Rotary Supports Melodrama

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Rotary Supports Melodrama
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The usual crowd of George Rotary Revelers attended the 2013 Round Table melodrama. A great evening was held by all , it was a pity if you missed the fellowship. Rotary was in good company with attendees from all the other George service clubs. Thanks PP Jenny for arranging the Rotary table for the Club.

Probus President Eddie

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Probus President Eddie
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All at the Probus golf day complimented Herold's Bay President Eddie Reppert and tournament organiser Colin Goss and his team for their well-run arrangements that made the day enjoyable for all. The participating clubs were the host club, Herold's Bay men's club, George Lily ladies' club, George men's club, Sedgefield men's club and Mossel Bay mixed club.

RLR Week of the Elderly

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RLR Week of the Elderly
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Rotary Club of George donated R600 towards this annual event to supply small prizes to the residents at RLR . Seen here are the members of a work party starting with Christmas gifts !!!

St Mary's Bethesda Handover

25 September 2013
St Mary's Bethesda Handover
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The Rotary Club of George, together with the UK Rotary Club of Gloucester, Rotary Club of Gloucester Quays, Rotary Club of Sutton Coldfield Vesey and Rotary Club of Pantiles handed over a VW Caddy, 2 liter tdi to the management of St mary's and Betesda today .
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