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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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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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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East London Aquarium lunch

Rotarians enjoyed an "on-location" lunch at the East London Aquarium yesterday where they listened to an informative talk by Steven Rheeder from the aquarium and also toured the facility. Thanks to the SaPs who joined us as well as the Rotaractors. A big thanks to club President Jacqui Mauer and Rtn Lauren Brady for organising.

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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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Find Your Voice

On the 16th of April we launched the third Find Your Voice leadership development programme. Twenty five dynamic young people are enthusiastic and ready to begin their seven month journey.

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Easter Competition

We are raising funds to send as many members as possible to the District Conference being held in PE in May.

easter competition gately rotaryThere's an Easter Hamper to the value of R4300 up for grabs - it's got chocolates and treats worth R700 and a weekend away to a B&B in Chintsa to the value of R3600. 

In addition to this, the winner gets to donate another Easter Treats basket worth R700 to a registered charity of their choice.

Tickets are R10

A draw will take place on the 16th of April. The draw will be streamed live on FB and the winner will be called.

Last day to buy tickets is the 15th of April. you can inbox us via our Facebook page or call 081 283 5021.