Ro­ta­ry Knys­na re­a­ring to go with new le­a­ders

Knysna-Plett Herald - - Briewe | Letters -

clubs, in­di­vi­du­als and com­pa­nies. Food, clot­hes, fur­ni­tu­re and hou­se­hold goods we­re sent and dis­tri­bu­ted. Vou­chers from lo­cal shops and sup­pliers (of­ten with ge­ne­rous dis­counts) hel­ped victims to re-es­ta­blish ho­mes and bu­si­nes­ses. This fi­re re­lief pro­ject was gi­ven the “Be­st Pro­ject of the Dis­trict” a­ward for 2017 to 2018.

The Ro­ta­ry Club of Knys­na re­cent­ly in­ducted its 57th p­re­si­dent, Mi­ke Mills. Mi­ke ta­kes o­ver from Doug E­ma­nu­el who was p­re­si­dent for 2017 to 2018.

Sue Mills has ta­ken o­ver the pre­si­den­cy of the Ro­ta­ry Anns from Fern E­ma­nu­el.

Sue and Mi­ke are well kno­wn in Knys­na ci­r­cles and ha­ve been in­vol­ved in the u­plift­ment of our com­mu­ni­ty for ma­ny y­e­ars. This will be Mi­ke’s se­cond term of pre­si­den­cy –he was p­re­si­dent in 2004 to 2005.

With the pro­ceeds from the club’s fun­drai­sers (the Mo­men­tum Knys­na Cy­cle Tour, its an­nu­al Golf Wee­kend and the S­plash fes­ti­vals), the club ma­na­ges its ma­ny on­going com­mu­ni­ty pro­jects which in­clu­de burs­a­ries, sup­por­ting pres­chools, com­mu­ni­ty or­ga­ni­sa­ti­ons and schools, sport acti­vi­ties and soup kit­chens.

The club’s acti­vi­ties of this last y­e­ar we­re lar­ge­ly af­fected by the fi­res Knys­na ex­pe­rien­ced in Ju­ne 2017. The club was gi­ven al­most R5-mil­li­on for dis­bur­se­ment to fi­re victims. Do­nors we­re ot­her Ro­ta­ry

P­ho­to: Sup­p­lied

New Ro­ta­ry Anns and Ro­ta­ry Knys­na pre­si­dents Sue Mills and Mi­ke Mills.

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