A very big vote of thanks must go to our community for supporting all our fundraisers this year so far.
This generosity makes it possible for us to pursue many projects to uplift the less fortunate and preserve our environment.
The Club has begun planning disbursements for the 21/22 year and we are pleased to announce that we have been able to provide some support to local charities and organisations so far. These include the following.
Recognising the vitally important role of the National Sea Rescue Institute in our community, we have made a R10 000.00 donation towards equipping the new NSRI boat house being built in our neighbouring town of Oyster Bay. Our treasurer Ivan Beaumont met with the NSRI Station Commander for the new station, Lodewyk van Rensburg, to pass on the good news and view progress on the new facility.
Friends of St Francis Nature Areas (FOSTER) also received R10 000.00 which is going towards establishing a clear walkway for pedestrians as well as a dedicated cycle track around our iconic lighthouse at Seal Point Nature Reserve in Cape St Francis. FOSTER is doing great work in preserving our natural and cultural heritage in our unique environment. FOSTER Volunteers Matt Genrich and Trevor Gascoyne accepted the good news from Rtns Ivan Beaumont, Lindsay Pearson and Errol Burman. We hope to be providing funding towards much needed signage in the nature areas through a District Grant in the new Rotary year.
St Francis Animal St Francis Animal Rescue, JBay Animal Rescue and Spay It Forward have all received assistance. The funds we have donated will go towards the ever increasing need for vaccination and sterilisation of dogs and cats, recognising the impact that the over population is having on community health and the natural environment. In the case of Jbay Animal Rescue our funds are being used towards the construction of a much needed “Kittery” to house stray kittens. We visited one of SFRA’s regular Thursday afternoon outreaches to congratulate Sue Rae Fox and her team of volunteers who work tirelessly to educate our Sea Vista community on animal welfare.
Most importantly, the Club has sent donations of R10 000.00 each to Rotary International’s efforts to eradicate Polio and provide assistance to the victims of the war in Ukraine. In addition we have sent a donation of R10 000 to the Rotary Club of Durban North who are coordinating disaster relief for the flood victims in KwaZulu Natal Flood.
Thanks again for all the support which makes this possible!