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Welcome to the Rotary Club of White Rivers’ website! Our club is situated in the Lowveld of the province of Mpumalanga, South Africa, which is a premier tourist destination.

The picturesque town of White River is situated only 25 minutes from the Kruger National Park and is close to some of the most interesting gold discoveries in South African history as well as to some of the most popular tourist attractions in the country

President Albie van der Venter
Albie van der Venter

The first task of our committees in July was to formulate objectives and draw up a budget. With these tasks executed successfully, we were ready to tackle the year.

Service projects that were completed successfully were a Careers Day at Fundinjobo High School, a day visit to the Kruger National Park for White River senior citizens, a week’s holiday for senior citizens at the Rotary Badplaas resort, participation in the Rotary Family Health Days and judging at the primary school speech competition. Food was donated to the Mshadza Special Care Centre (better known as the Masoyi centre) by a local supermarket while a few Rotarians rolled up their sleeves and did some maintenance to the centre’s playground on Mandela Day. Our club also contributed to the Anglican Church’s feeding scheme for destitute families. Christmas parties were held at seven localities where most of the kids were orphans. Each received a Christmas gift donated by the children of Upland s Prep and their families.

The Youth Committee was very active with their inputs in Interact clubs, Youth Exchange (sending six young ladies overseas), and preparation for RYLA.

It wasn’t all work and no play – we enjoyed a Sunday musical recital on the Hyson’s lawn, bringing in some funds for The Rotary Foundation. A roving “Christmas in August” lunch was enjoyed by members, as was a picnic at the Bundu Estate.

We listened to some very interesting presentations at our meetings, including one on the memorable experiences of wildlife photographer Lex Hes and another on the dreaded listeriosis disease by renowned local attorney Richard Spoor. Various members had interesting stories to tell us during “Member Speaker” evenings.

Memorable occasions were the visit by the DG couple, Maurice and Chrisna Stander and recognition of Penny Boden’s community service with a Paul Harris Fellowship. Two new members were inducted.

The Anns continued to support us, baking dozens of muffins for the Careers Day and providing food for the seniors on the Kruger Park trip.
All in all a successful half year!

Albie van der Venter
President Rotary Club of White River

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Rotary Club White River, Mpumalanga. Last updated 04-May-2020
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