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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Christmas Function

What a fantastic Christmas function we had! A HUGE thank you must go to Jacqui, Lauren and Candice for putting this together. The venue was set up beautifully and everyone was put into the Christmas Spirit even The Gringe aka Roger Williams nor Max aka Gordon Thompson could “steal Christmas” from anyone! The fellowship, food and drink was all top class! Thank you, thank you.

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Hindu Celebration

The participants of our Rotary Leadership Programme are encouraged to understand and respect each other's cultures, so some of them joined a fellow colleague at a Hindu celebration. 'What a happy, colourful experience'
 
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Masimanyane Women's Support Group

The Rotary Club of Gately teamed up with the Union of Jewish Women to hand over 100 Rape Comfort Packs to Masimanyane Women's Support Group on Tuesday, 16 July 2019.

Rtn Rick Tudhope joined Roxanne Sheckter and Michelle Rosenthal from UJW in presenting the comfort packs to Masimanyane's director Lesley-Ann Foster.

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Wine Auction 2019

The 2019 Gately Rotary Wine Auction was an overwhelming success with R700 000 being raised on the night. It was by far the most successful wine auction night and broke all the previous collection records.

The event was attended by over 200 patrons and this year it was held at The Venue at Hemingways. The highest selling lot fetched R50 000 and a total of 59 lots were on offer. The proceeds from the night will benefit a number of charities around East London.

As the Rotary Club of Gately, we would like to thank our sponsors and the greater East London community for opening their hearts and wallets to support those who are less fortunate.

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