THE LINK PAGE 4 THE LINK Weekly Newsletter of The Rotary Club of CLUB MEETING : 24 JULY 2008 JENNY KRUGER opened Hong Kong in February THE LINK Durban North the meeting with a stirring and March next year. Dis- District 9270, invocation. CHIC STEELE trict is looking for team South Africa recited The Four Way Test members and a team ROTARY CLUB OF DURBAN NORTH and BARRY GARLAND welcomed our guests – leader. Rotarians are asked to WEEKLY NEWS President : Lorna Comins Assistant Governor ELSA submit names of possible ISSUE NO 6 — 31 JULY 2008 Tel: 031 571-1107 LE ROUX, JANE EVERITT candidates. Fax: 031 574-5844 guest of HILARY, LAURA Cell : 083 4199 494 DONET, DEBBIE O’HA- BRENDA SWANEPOEL WELCOME DISTRICT GOVERNOR HENNIE Secretary: GEN and CHARLES announced a fellowship Hilary Augustus P O Box 20209 CHOU guest of Honorary function on 3rd August. Durban North 4016 Rotarian MICHAEL PAN. Members are invited to This evening we welcome Governor Tel: (031) 579-2850 Secretary HILARY read out walk from Umhlanga to HENNIE DE BRUIN on his official visit to Cell: 082 5560 299 a letter of thanks from The Umdloti along the beach E-Mail: Rencken Centre, for Men- and then recharge batter- our Club. firstname.lastname@example.org tally Handicapped Adults in ies at the Bush Tavern We look forward to hearing your vision Web: Wartburg, for the financial restaurant. Arrangements for Rotary in our District and how Durban www.rotary9270.org.za/ durban-north assistance with the instal- to transport the walkers North can play its part in “Making lation of a cold room. back from Umdloti are be- Editor: President LORNA advised ing made. Dreams Real.” Clive Raaff 082 4967 705 with regret that she had Assistant Editor: received a letter of resigna- HILARY announced the Gerard De Broglio tion from DAVE ROBIN- attendance at 93.30%. 083 4077 163 SON. DAVE is unable to Birthday wishes offered to NORMAN ON MALARIA Production: fulfil his Rotary obligations ALAN DUNCAN BROWN, Mike Hartley at present and thanked the SHIRLEY PIEK and TRIS 082 2922 108 Club for the friendships he TILLARD. DAVE FLITTON Think back to when you were very not having stag- Hilary Augustus had made. He is very will- was congratulated on his young, lying on your back on the soft nant water lying (031)579 2850 ing to assist with any pro- fifteenth anniversary of grass looking up at the clouds. You around and The Club meets at jects in the future. joining Rotary and KENNY hear running water. Egyptian pharaohs spraying the cocktail hour every LORNA reminded the was offered strength and on the royal barges selecting a the site larva before it Thursday at : meeting of the District Gov- support after his nasty hi- for their tomb. The mighty Amazon hatches. The DHS Old Boys Club, ernors visit next week and jacking experience last River, rivers in the Congo, India and use of mosquito Gainsborough Drive, urged all to attend. The week. GUSSIE was again China. With all this water comes the nets assists in Durban North at 5.15 dress code is changed to inveigled into the Ser- most notorious insect on the planet. people not be- for 5.30 pm jacket and tie for the geants slot (with more risky The mosquito. Our speaker was our ing bitten by males, our ladies always stories) and closed the own “Professor” NORMAN NEW- these little dev- Visitors are most welcome. look smart. meeting with inspirational BERRY, who was introduced by ils. NORMAN recommended that anti LORNA advised of a words. KARAM MAHARAJ. NORMAN ex- malaria medication be taken before Group Study Exchange to plained the cycle of the mosquito and entering a known malaria area. MER- how it carries the malaria strain which VYN McGREGOR thanked NORMAN infects millions of people on the earth. for his interesting presentation. The strain is however controllable by THE LINK PAGE 2 THE LINK PAGE 3 JAIME SEASE—Our new Rotary daughter introduces herself COMMITTEE REPORTS JAMIE our Youth Exchange student from Minne- MIKE THOMSON in the absence of MIKE NEALE reported on Foundation mat- sota has been with us for two weeks. She attends ters. Northlands Girls High School and is already in- Ambassadorial scholar LAURA WALDRON had unfortunately withdrawn from volved in the choir and orchestra. JAMIE is enjoy- the program. She has however joined Rotaract so she remains part of The Fam- ing the company at an all girl’s school and is ily of Rotary. adapting to the “strictness” of the establishment. The Club will continue with the Group Study Exchange program hopefully host- She thanked all involved for a great two weeks. ing inbound teams and selecting suitable candidates for outbound tours. Members are encouraged to get to know this de- lightful young lady and include her in your leisure We will investigate Matching Grant opportunities – the club currently has three activities. open grants. The Club will be encouraged to increase the contribution to the Annual Giving program, trying for $100 US per member. News from our Ambassadorial ROB THOMPSON reported on fundraising activities and future plans. Scholar ANNA ERICKSON The Virginia Air Show catering had been a great success, exceeding the figure ANNA’S parents from America have been on a short tour of our province. A warm raised last year. ADRIAAN was complemented on the organisation. welcome to Steve and Mary as they visit us Planning for The Christmas Fantasy is underway. this evening. We trust they have enjoyed Other projects being planned / considered are a fun walk, a breakfast with a ce- their time in Kwa Zulu Natal and being with lebrity speaker, night racing, a fashion show, an orchestral evening, a beer fest. their daughter Anna The 101 Club draws will continue, a wine tasting evening at Kensington Square and a golf day. ROB was keen to partner with businesses in our fund raising efforts. “Left over” food appreciated BARRY GARLAND reported on the Vocational committee meeting. A Robus Fund request will be taken to the Board for approval. PETER GOODERSON advised that the The vocational visit to JEFF’S business will be rescheduled. “left over” food from the Airshow had A vocational awards evening will be held. been delivered to NOAH in Shaka’s Adult Based Education is being investigated. Kraal. He had received a letter of appre- A visit to the Durban Traffic Control Centre by Parkhill students is being planned. ciation and he was presented with a ban- ner made by the children. PETER’S com- pany have supported this cause for many CLUB DIARY years and have also benefited from the CLUB MEETINGS East Coast Radio Toy and Food story. July 31 : District Governor’s Official Visit August 7 : Leslie Livingood & Jenny Kruger : “ I Am” August 14 : Kevin O’Brien : Air Traffic Control at Rotaract Induction Durban International August 21 : June Flitton : Ascot ANDREW MECHANIC is inducted as Rotaract President by IVAN ZALTZ- PROJECTS & FUNCTIONS MAN. We take this opportunity to con- August 3 : Walk from Umhlanga to Umdloti— gratulate ANDREW and Past Rotaract Jaime’s 16th Birthday President LAUREN DE CHARMOY on August 16 : Rotary Foundation Seminar September 7 : PRLS Seminar their marriage this Saturday and wish September 20 : PR & Membership Seminar them every happiness in the future.