Youngsters eager to join the Rotary family

    The Rotary Club of Newlands chartered its seventh Interact Club at Steenberg High School in Retreat on 16 October 2017. Pictured above with the founding members of the club are Gloria Noemdoe (on left), Steenberg High School Teacher in Charge, (front row L to R) Vanessa Rousseau, Rotary Club of Newlands Youth Services Chair, Terry Lancaster, Newlands Rotarian and Graham Finlayson, President of the Rotary Club of Newlands.

    The charter ceremony took place during the school’s assembly when the over 40 founding members were recognised by their Headmaster, Andre Kraak and the rest of the school body. The Rotary Club of Newlands has a strong association with Steenberg High School, having recently planted 30 trees on the school grounds, as well as facilitating the building of a new Music and Arts Centre which was opened earlier this year.

    “We are delighted to have been able to start an Interact Club at Steenberg,” says Vanessa Rousseau, the Club’s Youth Services Chairperson. Speaking about the learners, Rousseau said, “Their enthusiasm to make a difference in their community is fantastic and we are excited to see what projects they come up with.”

    The Rotary Club of Newlands sponsors school Interact Clubs across a wide spread of Cape Town communities including Langa, Khayelitsha, Hout Bay and the Southern Suburbs.

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