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Handing Over Ceremony today, where the funds generated from our successful wine auction is distributed amongst our beneficiaries.

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Buckaroo Project

Marlene Neumann world renowned fine art photographer spoke at our club luncheon on Tuesday. What a revelation and fantastic work done by the Buckaroo project. A definite eye opener to many of us. Keep up the fantastic work we will support you every way we can. (photo's courtesy Marlene Neumann)

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By Jason McDowel

A busy morning delivering 120kg of porridge and some second hand clothing and books to the COVID19 shelter in Southernwood and to Helping those in need. Then off to a quick meeting at St Michael's church for a potential community project in the Nahoon area.

Thank you to the Gately Rotary Club for the porridge and a generous couple in Vincent for the clothing and books. All these small acts of kindness add up and I feel privileged to be able to assist with administering them.
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Induction Dinner 2017

New President Stephen Keet was inducted at a glittering function at the Regent Hotel East London on the 20th of June 2017.

He announced some radical changes that will be made in the running of the club after a very successful survey was run during the last few months amongst the club membership. This all bodes well for the club and we are looking forward to a very exciting new Rotary year.

Outgoing President Gavin Ferreira had a glowing report on what the club in its various portfolios achieved during his term in the 2016/17 year. Rotarian and past President of the club Vrij Harry was also awarded a Paul Harris Sapphire award for his unwavering support and work that he contributes to the club in his very humble and unassuming way, a true testimony of the Rotary philosophy of "Service above Self".

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New Member

Our newest member, Mark Currin,  was inducted recently by outgoing President Stephen Keet at his last official club meeting, welcome to the club Mark.

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Rotarian for 40 years!

Rtn Bill Cozens sharing his knowledge, anecdotes and history of being a Rotarian for 40years! A fantastic achievement and it’s a honor and privilege having this caliber of man in our midsts, thank you Bill.

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Rotarians in Action

Rotarian Robbie Muzzell has been keeping busy, spreading the good word about Rotary and being of service to the greater community.

Recently he assisted the needy to obtain much-needed wheelchairs and walking aids - thanks to our Rotary Club of Gately’s warehouse project.

The equipment is part of the generous donation by the Wheelchair Foundation UK. In September 2018, a shipping container arrived at the East London Harbour –stocked with medical equipment – which included 54 electronic wheelchairs, 96 “push-type” wheelchairs, spares, walking sticks, crutches, walkers, bed rails, mattresses and children’s toys.

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Rotary District Conference

On the 10th of May, the rotary district Conference opened at the Boardwalk in Port Elizabeth. Gately Rotary was well represented.

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Rotary Overview

Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad.

Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. For more than 110 years, Rotary members have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our world, and we stay committed to the end.

Our motto: Service Above Self

What we do

Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues. Our 35,000+ clubs work together to:

  • Promote peace
  • Fight disease
  • Provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • Save mothers and children
  • Support education
  • Grow local economies
  • Get involved

We work differently

We see differently: Our multidisciplinary perspective helps us see challenges in unique ways.

We think differently: We apply leadership and expertise to social issues — and find unique solutions.

We act responsibly: Our passion and perseverance create lasting change.

We make a difference at home and around the world: Our members can be found in your community and across the globe.

Steering Committee meeting for the ECD project

Rotarians hard at work. Seen here at the Steering Committee meeting for the ECD Early Childhood Development project today. From Rotary Club of Gately is 2nd from left Rtn Robbie Muzzle, n ext to Hilton Williams, Rtn Piet Bosch next to Caroll Warmberg the MD of ITEC and across the table Rtn Luke Baisley from East London Rotary Club and 2nd from the right is Rtn Lauren Brady.

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Tree of Joy

Well its almost that time of the year! The time of giving and as Rotarians our motto "Service above self" becomes even more applicable.

tree of joy roatary gately internationalSo we would like to see all our members embrace this very worthy cause and to spread the love! From 19th November till 17th December the Tree of Joy will be operational at Vincent Park Shopping Centre. So make sure you play your part and make a difference in someones world.

Welcome to Gately Rotary

The Gately has 50 members, some of whom have been members for over 40 years, and some for less than 1 year, with ages spanning six decades. It is a melting pot of wisdom, experience, youthful energy and ambition – all aiming to Make a Difference in Our World. With a variety of backgrounds, the Club is enriched by a wide range of knowledge, expertise and capabilities. Having been established nearly 50 years ago, its character is built on many layers of annual efforts and achievements.

The functioning of the Club is influenced by the passions of its members, the guidance of Rotary International and the needs of the society that we live in. Rotary International is close to succeeding in eliminating Polio around the world. Our Club raises funding to support the Global Polio project, as well as our own major projects are aimed at raising the standards of vital Early Childhood Development, enabling young people to Find Their Voices as Leaders, supporting the establishment of Safety Nets for Abused and Vulnerable Women and Children and the warehousing and distribution of medical equipment, groceries and various materials to people in need. Each year, the Club also donates funds to organisations which are serving needy people in society.

Funding for these projects is sourced from our highly successful wine auction and other wine-related functions, ever more popular polio fun-run, the East London’s bi-annual harbour festival, growth on a Gately Trust fund, various bequests and funds shared by the Rotary International Foundation.

All of the considerable efforts of members is done voluntarily, who are often supported, also voluntarily, by the spouses and partners of members.

An important component of the Club’s service is youth development, which is achieved through support of a number of school Rotary Interact Clubs and a Rotaract Club for young people who have finished school.