Rotary club’s first female president inducted

2015-09-24 06:00
andlt;Marilyn Klassen was inducted as the first incoming President of the Rotary Club of Uitenhage South during a recent Induction Dinner. Here she is with out-going president, Leon Fish. 
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andlt;Marilyn Klassen was inducted as the first incoming President of the Rotary Club of Uitenhage South during a recent Induction Dinner. Here she is with out-going president, Leon Fish. Photo: SUPPLIED

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Marilyn Klassen was recently inducted as the incoming President of the Rotary Club of Uitenhage South and is the club’s first female president in the history of the club.

Marilyn joined the club just over 8 years ago and has served the club with dedication and devotion. She matriculated at Uitenhage High School and did her tertiary studies at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. She is currently Matron at the Provincial Hospital in Uitenhage.

Marilyn has set as her target for the year, among various goals, the raising of funds to sponsor school learners to attend a Science Fair, the support of orphanages and homes for the aged, support for the destitute within the community with warm blankets, clothing and food, support of the SPCA, and on a global front, support for the eradication of polio.

The Uitenhage South Club was established in 1973 and has been active for 42 years in the Uitenhage and Despatch district.

Currently, the club has 3 female members out of a total of 26 members. The club has a very active “Ann’s club”, made up mainly of the female spouses of the club members. The club also has 7 Interact Boards, based in schools throughout Uitenhage. These Interact Boards have, in their own right, put together some amazing contributions to the community of Uitenhage.

Rotary is an international service organisation with more than 1,2 million members world-wide.

The purpose of the organisation is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide benevolent and humanitarian services for the community, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Rotary’s primary motto is “service above self” while the motto for this coming year is “Be a gift to the world”

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