WORKING TEAM

3 October
Ona Greeff, Bev O'Connor, Ruth Daines-Slack

10 October 
Ona Greeff, Bev O'Connor, Ruth Daines-Slack

17 October
Ona Greef, Ruth Daines-Slack, Bev O'Connor

23 October 
Ona Greef, Ruth Daines-Slack, Bev O'Connor

 

 

DUTIES

3 Ocotber
Grace & Toast : Tracey Wilson ,  Sergeant : Clive Reed,  Closing Four Way Test : Dave Wilson, Speaker Introduction: Bridgett Fuller, Speaker Thanks: Brian de Villiers
10 October
Grace & Toast : Ann Stirling Roberts , Sergeant : Anthony Wait,  Closing 4 Way Test: Nico Kooij, Speaker Introduction: Gavin Staude, Speaker Thanks: Brian de Villiers
17 October
Grace & Toast ; Tracey Wilson, Sergeant : Jeremy Glover, Closing 4 Way Test : Gavin Staude
23 October 
Grace & Toast : Anna-Louise Coetzee, Sergeant ; Gavin Staude  Closing 4 Way Test : Jeremy Glover

 

ATTENDANCE

3 October : 51 members, Present and make ups :  38   (75% attendance)
10 Ocotober : 51 members. Present and make ups : 32 (63% attendance)
17 Ocotber :  51 members Present and make ups 29 ( 57% attendance)
23 October : 51 members Present and make ups 32 ( 63% attendance)

 

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WORKING TEAM

7 November
Robert Kydd, Julie Kydd , Petro Taljard
14 November
Robert Kydd, Julie Kydd, Jo Mostert
21 November
Robert  Kydd, Julie Kydd
28 November
Robert Kydd, Julie Kydd, Jo Mostert


DUTIES

7 November
Grace & Toast : Cathy Arendes  ,  Sergeant : Dave Wilson,  Closing Four Way Test : All led by Ona Greeff, Speaker Introduction: Pres Casper Kruger,  Speaker Thanks: Nico Kooij, Sunny Funny : Jeremy Glover
14 November
Grace & Toast : PDG Deaon van Zyl , Sunny Funny : Jeremy Glover,  Speaker Introduction : Brian de Villiers,   Speaker Thanks : Ruth Daines Slack,  Sergeant : Ken Render, Closing 4 Way Test : Aldo Battaini
21 November
Grace & Toast : Graham Money, Speaker Introduction : Lyn Brandon-Podd Render, Speaker Thanks : Gavin Staude, Sergeant : Anthony Wait, Closing 4 Way Test : Val Boddington
28 November
Grace & Toast : Robert Fraser, Sergeant : Clive Reed, Closing 4 Way Test : All led by Dave Wilson

ATTENDANCE

7 November : 51 members, Present and make ups :  37   (73% attendance)
14 November : 50 members, Present and make ups : 30  ( 60% attendance)
21 November : 50 members, Present and makeups : 31 ( 62% attendance)
28 November : 50 members, Present and makeups : 31 ( 62% attendance)

 

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Rotaract District 9350 Conference July 2017

The majestic mountains of Matroosberg Nature Reserve near Ceres formed the backdrop to this year’s Rotaract Conference held from the 28-30th of July 2017. Clubs came from far and wide (Zimbabwe, Namibia and Port Elizabeth to name a few) to engage with each other and further equip themselves in achieving the ultimate goal of “Making a Difference”.

The Medieval theme of the conference flavoured the activities set up for the esteemed lords, ladies, kings and queens in attendance. From team building combat-style games to banquet feasts everyone was thoroughly entertained at all times. Sleeping was low on the priority list for most and continuous networking and fellowship was at play with various breakaway sessions where essential and invaluable information was exchanged to assist clubs in enriching themselves and making more of an impact in the communities they serve.

The guest speaker, Andre Du Toit, otherwise known as The Big Positive Guy, enthralled us all with his sensational talk on dreaming big and discovering what one wants to achieve in life and then making it happen. The community project consisted of creating educational and inspirational posters for classrooms of schools in the underprivileged community of Ceres as well as making up goodie packs with essential items for the pupils attending these schools.

Conference proved to be very successful and the Blouberg Rotaract Club can be proud of their achievement in terms of the organisation and running of the weekend. Inspiration bloomed whilst friendships were formed, lessons were learnt and lasting memories were made - all in the spirit of service.

There is no doubt that conference will have a beneficial impact on Rotaract in our district and it can be guaranteed that it has assisted in creating momentum for the 2017/2018 year. I am sure everyone is already looking forward to next year’s conference!

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Numeracy Project
Status report August 2017

Following the success of the Literacy for All (LfA) project, covering some 20+ schools in the Helderberg Basin, it was decided to launch a Numeracy project starting in March 2015.
The intention is to build on the experience gained with the LfA project by offering the Numeracy project to the most committed and successful schools in the LfA programme.
The “vehicle” chosen for the Numeracy project is the NumberSense series of workbooks developed by Brombacher and Associates. (www.numbersense.co.za) The NumberSense books are in use widely in South Africa and abroad and have been selected by Curro Schools (a leading South African private school group) as the basis for their Foundation and Intermediate phase mathematics education.
Due to financial constraints, the HSRC Numeracy project will be confined to the Foundation phase (grades 1,2 &3) covering workbooks 1-9 in the NumberSense series.
The project started in March 2015 with Marvin Park and Oklahoma Primary Schools in Macassar to be followed by Macassar Primary in November 2015. A further 2 schools, Methodist Primary, Somerset West and Solomon Qatyana , were added in March 2016. As the programme involves each learner completing 2-3 workbooks per annum, the workbooks have to be replenished regularly as the learners progress and new learners start school.
We currently have about 2500 learners on the programme at a cost of R 25 (Stg 1.25, USD 1.70, Euro 1.50) per learner per year. This number will rise to 3500 learners in 2017 as new grade classes join the programme. In general terms, on the basis of 5 classes per grade, 40 learners per class and 3 workbooks per learner per year, it costs R 45000 per annum (Stg 2250, USD 3000, Euro 2750) to fund 1 school for the Foundation phase of Grades 1-3.

We are very fortunate to have the following current sponsors for the Numeracy project:
• The Carl Duisberg Foundation Germany
• Cambridge Rotary Club U K
• Munich East Rotary Club Germany
• Herzegun Rotary Club Germany
• Mrs Schoerghuber Germany
• Siena Rotary Club Italy

All schools on the project are audited twice per year at the end of terms 2 & 4. In addition, 2 training workshops are held in February and September each year. In addition, selected teachers may attend the NumberSense User Conference held each year in May.
While quantitative measurement is difficult due to the nature of the disadvantaged communities within which we work, the success of the programme will be monitored through teacher reports, on-going class assessments, and Systemic Test results(conducted annually by the Education Department at the end of Foundation phase i.e. for grade 3 learners).
Further expansion of the Numeracy project will be dependent on funds available, the priority being to maintain our current commitments on an on-going basis.
The programme continues to produce positive qualitative and quantitative results and we would welcome further sponsors to enable us to extent this initiative to other disadvantaged schools.

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