Our club meets every Monday evening between 18:00 and 19:00 at the Graemian Centre, Graeme College.
1st Monday - Business Meeting
2nd Monday - Committees
3rd Monday - Guest Speaker
4th Monday - Guest Speaker
5th Monday - Social
OCTOBER - Economic and Community Development Month
24 Oct - World Polio Day
31 Oct - Craft beer tasting and talk
31 Oct - 6 November World Interact Week
NOVEMBER - Rotary Foundation Month
14 Nov - Tumelo Tladi - member talk
21 Nov - Club Christmas Dinner
DECEMBER - Disease Prevention and Treatment Month
17 Mar - Moerse Auction
Our club has 32 members, 5 directors and a President. Every year a new President is voted in and he/she then chooses his/her directors.
Each director runs a specific portfolio committee. These committees are crucial in raising awareness of our projects, attracting / retaining members, and looking after club finances and public relations.
Contact: Youth Director Daniel Levings - 083 348 7119
Oatlands Preparatory (Gill Rothman - 083 628 6983 )
Victoria Primary School (Kesentri Govender - 083 680 6726)
The Early Act Club started off the year with its annual CANSA Shavathon. This once again proved to be most popular with the girls and greatly anticipated by the greater Grahamstown community. This year we raised over R10 000 for CANSA.
Our second term arrived and news of a new “Trophy” in town peaked our interest. This was an initiative for Takkie Tax Day. This year the organisers were handing out a trophy for the school who raised the most for Takkie Tax Day. Well…we were aiming to win this trophy. This year we sold Takkie Tax laces as well. It was with delight when we heard that we had raised the most – a total of R6525. We became the first recipients of this trophy designed and sculpted by a local sculptor, Brian Little.
The third term commenced and we celebrated Mandela Day and raised R1655 for the Nelson Mandela Children Hospital. During this term we also held our termly civvies day. The funds raised were ear-marked for the SPCA and again the girls of Victoria Primary were has generous as ever. Not only was there a mountain of pet food, blankets and accessories but also Rover R3000 was raise.
For the first time the Early Act Club had a stall at the school’s annual “Green Fete”. We were hoping to raise funds for our sponsored little girl at Child Welfare. The Early Actors sold raffles to ‘Guess the number of balloons in the school bus’ as well buying a piece of the ‘Rainbow’ to be put up around the school. This raised about R1500. This will go towards Solulele’s school fees for next year.
Our final civvies day contributions will consist of making up Christmas Hampers for some of our grounds staff and hostel matrons who continuously go out of their way to assist both the staff and children of Victoria Primary.
I would like to thank everyone in the Early Act Club for being so enthusiastic and supportive. I feel proud to be leader of such a dynamic and wonderful team. I wish next years’ leader all the best. Lastly thank you to Mrs Sonne for supporting and guiding us every step of the way.
Catherine Frost - Leader of Early Act
Youth Work in Grahamstown 2015
Members of the Nombulelo Interact Club decorated and filled empty 2 litre ice cream tubs for the children at the local Safe House.
What did they put in the tubs? A facecloth and soap – in the form of a bunny; a home-made cracker [from an empty toilet role] filled with sweets; mini cars, hand cream, deodorant, a whistle, etc…and a book tied to the bottom PLUS a cupcake, a fruit juice and a bowl of fruit for each child.
These young people made a difference on a cold, rainy day to 17 neglected children’s lives.
Nombulelo Interactors show the surprise boxes off
Making Chrismas boxes for kiddies - Mary Waters
ICOG - Spring boxes for the elderly
Receiving the Rhodes University Environment Award
Rotary Gtown Sunset prep carni curry stall_1
Fixing the wendy house Rotary Club of Gtown Sunset_1
Fixing the wendy house 3
Making old people happy = Mary Waters and VG
Gifts for the safehouse2
Sarah Southey Rotaract
Fixing the wendy house 2
PP Debbie Smuts visiting RC Mobilong in Australia
Donate a can collection with VJ Sonne
Pres Suzette with Pick n Pay staff who ran the soup kitchen at the RE Health Day
Tired Rotarians after the Rotary Health Day 2015
Janet Norman Este Vanessa and Bradley delivering gifts to Kuyasa Special School_1
Youth Exchange - Rahul Gopal and Lynne Hall