Happy Rotary New Year!
Voorspoedige Rotary Nuwe Jaar!
Feliz Rotário ano novo!
Frohes Rotary neues Jahr!
Firstly a huge thank you to immediate past district governor Lynette and her capable team for handing over a district that is strong, but more importantly one that is used to MAKING A DIFFERENCE. We salute you for a great year full of energy, growth, support, and MADNESS.
This solid foundation that we have received puts us in the perfect position to BE THE INSPIRATION. Not only to current members but to the communities we serve.
As one of the presenters at RI Convention in Toronto put it: “we are the last generation that has the chance to change the way we treat our world, but we are also the first to have the means and ability to do it”. Let us therefore not be the generation our children and their children refer to as the ones who did not take up their responsibly. It means we need to review how we do things and what we need to change to be relevant, even if it means radical change. How we worked 100 years ago can serve as a lesson, it does not mean it is still the best way! Ask yourself: are you and your club the agents of change we need?
What has been clear from our organization’s leaders from last year, this year and the next (Ian, Barry, and Mark) - we are a member-driven organization first, and to be relevant and stay relevant we need the Youth more than they need us. President Barry has asked that we double our number of Rotaractors and Clubs, but more importantly that we do intra-inspection and change where needed. Our Rotary Clubs need to become “the only option for Rotaractors when they leave Rotaract“. It does not mean that this is our only focus for 2018/19, it is much wider. We need to reposition our clubs so that we attract others by sharing the work we do. The moth will come to the candle. Be the candle that attracts the right type of moths. If we do that, we will grow. It means membership is the responsibility of every committee, of every member.
And we need to tell the world who we are, what we do and how we are improving our communities and environment.
Together with the district leadership team, I look forward to a great year in which we build on the strong foundations have, ensuring we hand over a stronger District 9350 than the one entrusted to us. We look forward to working with and for you.
Let us BE THE INSPIRATION for the future! Deixe-nos ser a inspiração para o futuro! 
Lassen Sie uns die Inspiration für die Zukunft sein!
And if all of that if Greek to you, then please join us for our ONLINE LESSON: Instagram 101 of Rotary Clubs on 11 July at 7 PM. This is the first in a series of online courses and webinars on a variety of topics all aimed at upskilling and informing Rotarians on everything from social media to community impact surveys.
You can register for our Instagram Online Lesson here:
To help create awareness and support for the global effort to protect all children from polio, Rotary’s international convention featured two virtual reality videos that immersed viewers into the lives of those still impacted by the disease, and what it will take to eradicate it worldwide. Download the Rotary VR app in Google Play or the Apple App Store to view “I Dream of an Empty Ward." You will need a VR headset (it's easy to make one at home using these instructions here) as well as headphones and a wifi connection. 
If you don't have the equipment to watch it in VR, you can still view the 360-degree video here.
On January 25, 2018, the representative members of the Lobito Rotary Club and a representative of the Lobito Rotaract Club Provisional Core had the privilege of being received in audience by His Excellency the Provincial Governor of Benguela Dr Rui Falcão. The Rotary Club of Lobito through its then president Jorge Crisóstomo, gave a brief explanation of Rotary, its objectives and areas of action as a Club providing community services.
They also expressed their intention to continue to be partners of the provincial government in solving some social problems in our community. However, they were astonished that his excellence demonstrated a deep knowledge about our organization, which greatly facilitated our meeting which was quite instructive.
The Rotary Family Health Days (RFHD) team have recently released an impressive impact report which provides exceptionally important information on who attended the RFHD, why they attended and how they heard about this initiative. Based on the survey data (which is confirmed as statistically reliable by the methodology), far more women visit RFHD than men. The largest number of clients fall between the ages of 20 - 49.
It is encouraging to see that 74% of respondents reported that they had regular access to free healthcare. Of the respondents that said they have difficulty accessing healthcare (7%), or had no access at all (9%), the reasons for limited access comes down to three main reasons: travel distance and cost to clinics, waiting times at clinics (they sometimes have to take a whole day off work) and poor clinic service & staff attitude.
The most exciting news for this month must certainly be the chartering of our new Century City club on 21 July. The charter members recently hosted a beach clean up at Sunset Beach to celebrate World Oceans Day.
You can support our newest club by linking their Facebook page here or please join us as we celebrate their Charter Event – 18:30 for 19:00 at the Oasis Club House, Oasis Lane, Century City.  Dress is formal.  R175.00 pp includes a three-course meal. This will be a plastic-free event, not to be missed!
Email Carmen Crouser soonest to book your seat.
The Kirstenbosch RC recently hosted an Expo of Musical talent with an Entrepreneurial emphasis at Pollsmoor Prison. 

The Cape Town Male Voice Choir and the Dept of Correctional Services (DCS) choirs sang to the accompaniment of an acoustic piano and band. President of Kirstenbosch, Jeromé o' Ryan also arranged for the ex-detainees to offer crafts & refreshment items for sale as a learning opportunity to earn some money.
Member of the DCS choir members each received a goodie bag, as did the Foot and Mouth Painters who were in attendance as well.

This amazing project, held in the Recreational hall at the prison, was a humbling eye-opener and is an event l believe should be repeated and supported by all!
Our newly crowned District Potjiekos champs are this month's featured club!

This club stands 26 members strong (23 + 3 Honorary) and is a powerful force for good in its local community. Hermanus is best known as a sleepy seaside holiday town, but earlier this year it was rocked by civil unrest. 

Members provided boerewors rolls and cheese sandwiches to the Public Protector force and were instrumental in ensuring that a number of families who fled to places of safety were supported and cared for. 
We can be incredibly proud to have this club and their members as part of District 9350 and we wish President Ann Wright a wonderful year ahead.
Cape of Good Hope President's Induction
Jul 03, 2018
Strand President's Induction
Jul 05, 2018
Blouberg President's Induction
Italian Club
Jul 06, 2018 7:00 PM
Rotaract Wynberg DG Visit
Jul 11, 2018
ONLINE CLASS: Learn the Basics of Instagram
Online Class via ZOOM
Jul 11, 2018 7:00 PM
Nomcom Planning
Jul 13, 2018 12:00 PM
Poets Cape Town Region
Jul 14, 2018 9:00 AM
Somerset West DG Visit
Jul 16, 2018
Kleinmond DG Visit
Jul 17, 2018
Strand DG visit
Jul 19, 2018 7:00 PM
Luderitz DG visit
Jul 23, 2018 6:00 PM
Upington DG visit
Jul 25, 2018 12:30 PM
ONLINE CLASS: Learn the Basics of Facebook Pages
Online Class via ZOOM
Jul 25, 2018
7:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Beaufort West DG Visit
Jul 27, 2018 1:00 PM
Rotaract Conference
Jul 27, 2018 6:00 PM –
Jul 29, 2018 12:00 PM
SEMINAR: How to reach your Rotary Potential
Intaka Island
Jul 28, 2018
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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This month our FUTURE PILLAR is hosting a Seminar for Rotary “newbies”. HOW TO REACH YOUR ROTARY POTENTIAL AND ADD VALUE TO YOUR CLUB will be the focus of this interactive seminar to be held on Saturday, 28 July 2018 at the Intaka Activity Centre, Century City.
Although aimed at “newbies”, Rotarians interested in a leadership, personal or professional development programme to enhance their skills and the value of membership, are most welcome to attend. Cost: R50 pp – 09:00 for 09:30 until 12:30. Payment on arrival. Contact Joelle Searle on to secure a booking.
The District Foundation Committee will hold its meeting on 7 July to finalize the District Grant
Application to the Rotary Foundation for 2018/19. Another Global Grant Management Seminar will be held in the second half of August in the Greater Cape Town area; date and venue still to be confirmed.
The Marketing Team (formerly know as PI) have been hard at work preparing for our Rotary New Year:  we've created some beautiful new Facebook cover images relating to our "Be The Inspiration" theme which has been sent out to all club presidents and secretaries. We've also given the website a quick refresh (and lots more to follow). Pop by and tell us what you think!
It’s almost a complete leadership change on the Community Pillar Committees and we warmly welcome the new Community leaders with the following actions already completed.                      
  1. Janet’s literacy team set their clear vision for 2018/19, confirming the importance of encouraging all clubs to get involved in the country’s challenge of poor literacy and numeracy badly affecting our educational system and students.                                            
  2. Derek’s Entrepreneurship Team has created a 5 Point International, National, Provincial, Club and Partners Vision with a major focus on growing Mentorship at different levels and also working in partnership with Govt, probably through their wide-ranging YES ( Youth Employment Services) programme                                        
  3. Shelterbox Team held a successful marketing promotion in May.                              
  4. Lew’s Environment Team celebrated D9350’s brilliant response to the RI President’s Tree planting challenge, with the number of planted trees way outstripping the number of D9350 Rotarians.                            
  5. Our  ECD Team is fast-tracking into the mobile phone technological world, with our brand new literacy & numeracy partnership with Wordworks and RMaths ,training  ECD Service providers who will then train various areas ECD practitioners in the daily use of mobile phone supported literacy & numeracy  and we plan a broader  roll out over the next few months - so watch this space !
The Youth Portfolio is forging forth with some exciting initiatives and plans for the months ahead. Here is an introduction to the Youth Services team for 2018/2019. We are there to assist you in all matters youth. Please contact the relevant team member should you require any help.   |   Join us on Facebook    | Follow us on Instagram