Forging a way forward

2019-05-21 06:00
The Steenberg Rotaract Club ready to take on the new yearPHOTO: TIYESE JERANJI

The Steenberg Rotaract Club ready to take on the new yearPHOTO: TIYESE JERANJI

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Steenberg Rotaract Club held their induction for the committee and introduction of their new members at Norman Henshilwood High School in Constantia on Saturday 11 May.

The meeting was held to give a summary of the previous year. Part of the meeting’s aim was to outline their plans for this year as well as to award various members for their contribution to the club.

With their theme, Local is Lekker, everyone pulled all the stops to look their best. The Steenberg Rotaract has been labelled as the most inspiring club with some saying the club has faced so many challenges and they have overcome them.

Those attending the event were taught about polio and everything else around it and how all Rotaract clubs are working on ending polio.

Taking to the podium one after the other, club members shared what the club does, and the projects they are involved in among other things.

Club president and project coordinator Chadwin Petersen says part of the big project this year is to reposition the club so that they can reach a wider audience. “To kickstart the repositioning of the club we have made t-shirts showing our selfless intentions. In all that we do, we will be striving to serve others better. There are a lot of things planned and you will see new things trickling in,” he says.

Part of the plan is to also find a stable venue for their meetings and increase membership. “We want a lot of other people to come join the club. We should be talking to people and inviting them to our club,” he says.

The club will also be taking a relook at their #itbothersme campaign and focus more on bettering the community.

“The campaign was started on a project focused on childhood development, but now we want to involve the broader community. We are putting a lot of projects together and seeing where we can make a difference,” says Taahirah Galant, vice president and social media manager.

The club will continue their usual projects, improve on literacy programmes and community computer skills and more.

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