23 October: The Rotary Club of Kenton on Sea invites you to join them for a Fondue Evening to celebrate the Rotary End Polio Now Campaign. Started in 1988 when there were around 350 000 cases of polio in children under the age of 5, this campaign has almost eradicated this dread disease. To date this year there have only been 19 Wild Polio Virus cases. That is why the campaign has to continue the momentum until that wild virus is completely gone. Until then….. the world is still at risk. Proceeds for this event will go to the Rotary International campaign.
3 October 2018: In preparation for our annual Seniors’ Tea, a work party took place to put together goody bags for the residents of Huis Dias in Alexandria. Many thanks to the makers of delicious short bread, date and chocolate square, to Rotarian Mike Wilmot for the chocolate Peanut bars and Rotarian Hayley Howard for the special hand creams which all went into these bags. The Tea takes place on Saturday 6th October.
1 October 2018: SANBS is coming to town again on Monday, 1 October. Where: Kenton Town Hall Time: 10h00 to 13h00. let’s spread the word and get everyone there. We did very well on their last visit and it’s something we’d like to grow so tell your friends, your staff and make this really good.
Remember it’s not just blood – it’s saving a life. Maybe yours …
5 September 2018: Spring has sprung, we’ve had wonderful rain and it’s time to get the garden gloves out! The Rotary Club of Kenton on Sea invites you to collect your Entry Forms to take part in our Annual Spring Garden Competition. The event is open to everyone in our community and includes vegetable gardens, small and large gardens, pavement specials – you name it – you can enter it! Forms are available at Buco, Build It, The Red Apple and the Tourism Office and need to be handed back to one of those outlets by 20 October. Happy Planting!
Join us for the 7th annual Rhino Run. Walkers are welcome! Can Kenton be the biggest Rhino Run in the country AGAIN this year??? Help to make it happen! The Rotary Club of Kenton on Sea is supporting this event again and will be providing marshalls, breakfasts and lots of encouragement to all our friends to take part – walkers are welcome, so no excuses that you can’r run!
29 July 2018; We are holding our annual Pigeon Race fund raiser for Sunshine Hospice. Buy a bird for R 100 which will give you a chance to win a cash prize if your bird comes in in the first 3. Tickets at Pam Golding and Chas Everitt, Main Street, Kenton.
Meals also available but need to be pre-booked when you buy your ticket. Cash bar available.
22 June 2018: Getting ready for 67 minutes for Mandela – members of the Rotary Club of Kenton on Sea making many many blankies for distribution on 19 July – a day late for Mandela Day as schools only go back then.
Monday 21 May 2018: Save the date! SANBS is coming to town again and needs you to give the life saving gift of blood.
8 June 2018: Our annual Fisherman’s Feast and charity auction. Make a date with Rotary Kenton on Sea and join us for a delicious meal and fun evening.
7 February 2018: The RFE Team from the Rotary Club of Kenton on Sea going to District 2981 in Southern India. Have a great time!
27 December 2017: As a change from the Annual Rotary Cocktail party of the last few years, the Rotary Club of Kenton on Sea will be supporting the Night Shift Street Market on Wednesday, 27 December. Join us in the Kenton Town Hall for a fun evening of music provided by Kevin Abraham and “Folkify”. A Cash Bar will be available and the food stalls at the Street Market, or the Kenton Garage Cafe will provide a tasty snack. Rotary will also be holding its annual Auction, proceeds from which will, as always, go to our local community projects. Tickets are on sale at the Kenton Tourism Office at R 120 pp. Tables of 10. See you there! (Tickets may also be arranged through local club members)
24 October 2017 is World Polio Day. Our Club will be celebrating with a World’s Greatest Meal dinner for the Rotary END Polio Now campaign. Tickets are available at Kenton News Agency at R 165 pp. The evening begins at 6pm at the Dias Angling Club, Kenton on Sea. Funds raised will go to the Rotary Foundation where the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will meet our amount and increase it by 2:1 US dollars. Since 1985, the eradication of Polio worldwide has been one of the major Rotary International initiatives and, to date, the wild poliovirus now exists only in 3 countries – Afghanistan, Pakistan and possibly Nigeria…… BUT – until it has been wiped out everywhere, it is only a plane or train trip away. Mankind has only ever wiped out one other disease – Small Pox. Join us on the 24th October and help us put an end to Polio.
26 September 2017: Guess where Rotary Kenton is going today? We’re off to share a speaker meeting and fellowship with the Rotary Club of Port Alfred, followed by the River and Ski Boat Club’s renowned Fish and Chips!! Rotary having fun!!
16 September 2017: Our annual Spring Garden/ Vegetable garden Competition kicked off on 1 September. Have you entered?. There are 3 categories – Pavement garden , Vegetable garden and General Garden.
Entry forms are available at BUCO, Build-It and the Kenton Tourism Office.
Judging will take place during the week of 6 – 11 November with prize giving on 21 November. With the wonderful rain this week-end, our gardens should be bursting with colour and energy – complete your form and get gardening!
The Rotary Club of Kenton on Sea supports SANBS who will be visiting Kenton on this coming Monday, 18th September. Please donate your pint at the Kenton Town Hall between 10:00 and 13:00 – it may save a life
The Rotary Club of Kenton on Sea invites you to take part in its Annual Spring Garden/ Vegetable Garden Competition. That’s right –Spring has almost sprung and it’s that time of year again… so on with the gardening gloves, bring out the compost and flex those digging muscles – it’s time to plant!!
The competition will commence on 1 September with judging planned during the week of 6 – 12 November and a fun prize giving evening on 21 November.
Three categories of garden have been identified: Pavement Garden, Vegetable Garden and General Garden and areas of evaluation will cover Kenton/Merry Hill, Bushman’s River Mouth/ Riversbend, Ekuphumleni, Marselle and Klipfontein.
Entry forms are available at Build-It, Buco and the Kenton Tourism Office.
29 August 2017 Rotary Kenton on Sea is having a Quiz at the Dias Angling Club
SUNDAY 30 JULY – MAKE A DATE TO JOIN KENTON ON SEA ROTARY CLUB FOR A DAY AT THE (PIGEON) RACES!
KENTON ON SEA ROTARY CLUB
HOSPICE PIGEON RACE
R 100 FOR A DAY AT THE RACES
CASH PRIZES TO THE VALUE OF R 5,000 TO BE WON
DATE: Sunday, 30 July 2017 VENUE: Diaz Pigeon Club, Bushman’s
TIME: 11:00 for 11:30 DRESS: Casual or Race Day Attire
Buffet lunch available at R 60 per person – by arrangement Full Cash Bar Available
Call Barrie on 072 958 4233 by Thursday 27 July 2017
ENJOY THE EXCITEMENT OF SEEING THE FIRST PIGEON FLY HOME
FUNDS IN AID OF SUNSHINE COAST HOSPICE
20 June 2017 is the night of the Rotary Club of Kenton in Sea Induction Dinner. This will be a formal dinner at the Dias Angling Club, where we say farewell to President Tony Swift, after a fun-filled, very well run year, and welcome to incoming President Peter Reed.
12 June 2017
Have you remembered? It’s Blood Donation day on Monday, 12 June at the Kenton Town Hall, 11:00 to 14:00. Come and support SANBS, partnered with Rotary District 9370 and the Rotary Club of Kenton on Sea. We need YOUR support and you might need OURS – see you there!
28 May 2017 – Post Conference.
What a fantastic event our Discon was!! Over 400 people, world class speakers, fellowship, breakaway sessions, bicycles, song and dance, banquets, awards, more fellowship, fantastic decor, more fellowship, great food, amazing people from all over the District – and an incredible team who put it all together. And on top of all that RI President John Germ sent us the best RIPPR in Rotary – Geeta Manek from Narobi, Kenya. We’re all still on Cloud 9 – thank you everyone who participated in any way at all – it was truly fantastic! ( Visit the Gallery for more photos)
DG Bruce Key note speaker Justice Malala Dr Will Fowlds – a brand new PHF
25 to 27 May 2017 The Rotary Club of Kenton on Sea is hosting a Conference! Travel safely and the Rotary Clubs of Kenton on Sea, Grahamstown, Grahamstown Sunset and Port Alfred are waiting to greet you. We’re going to have fun this week-end!
Tomorrow, Monday 12 December, is the day to start looking for the Rotary Kenton Tree of Joy outside Sunshine Spar in the Kenton main street. This project affords us all the opportunity of making someone else’s Christmas just that little bit brighter. Any contribution you make will make a difference in someone’s life – let’s be generous and remember to spread good cheer.
2 December 2016 The Rotary Club of Kenton on Sea is hosting the well known Ian von Memerty Show. See you there for an evening of fun and music! Details on the link below
12 OCTOBER 2016 ROTARY FAMILY HEALTH DAY.
This will be taking place at the Marselle Community Hall where members of our Club will be assisting with registration and directing’ traffic’. DG Bruce will be in Rustenburg for the official launch where he hopes to see for himself the main role players in the form of Sue Paget and members of the Dept of Health.
Please advise your employees of this day where they may go fort free screening for a number of conditions including diabetes, blood pressure, HIV/AIDS etc.
The Rotary Kenton Calendar is about to get busy again!
Take note of the dates:
Sunday 28 August Rotary Kenton on Sea will be racing Pigeons at the Diaz Pigeon Club in Bushman’s River. Tickets from Val Hill – 083 350 3998. This is going to be fun so see you there!
Tuesday 30 August The Club is hosting a Quiz evening at the Dias Angling Club. This is becoming something of a regular event, so gather up your team and book with Val – 083 350 3998
Saturday, 17 September we shall be hosting the annual Seniors’ Tea at the Peter Bennett Centre, Two Rivers Place.
Sunday 25th September is time once again for the annual Rhino Run. Kenton is one of only four places in the whole country where this event takes place. The Rotary Club of Kenton on Sea supports this event passionately and is proud to be associated with it. Full details will follow or contact Jo Wilmot – 083 327 7479
Get your diaries out and save the dates! It’s time for the annual Rotary Club of Kenton on Sea Theatre evening/ lunch. All the details are on the flyer below, so don’t delay. Make up a group of friends and join us on either Saturday evening, June 25th, or Sunday lunch, June 26th. Just click on the link.
Tomorrow, Tuesday 15 Dec is our final meeting for the year. Bring your meat/ salads and party mood! The fire is starting at 4pm and the pub opens at 5:30
It’s December and that means the Rotary Tree of Joy will be setting up outside Sunshine Spar. Look out for us from 9 – 19 December. This is your opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life this Christmas. Your gift can bring happiness to someone who receives little or nothing at this time of year.
THE ROTARY CLUB OF KENTON ON SEA
INVITES YOU TO OUR
WINE & FOOD FARE
WHEN: SATURDAY, 17 OCTOBER 2015
WHERE: KENTON ON SEA TOWN HALL
TIME: 11:00 TO 21:00
COST: R 100 pp – includes wine tasting glass & up to 40 tastings
Rickety Bridge; Vondeling; Zorgvliet; Tierhoek; Elgin Vintners; Wegemeend;
Stellenbosch Hills; La Vierge
BLACK JACK MICRO BREWERY – for those who prefer beer
SPECIALIST FOOD STALLS FOR A SNACK IN BETWEEN TASTINGS – charged separately
MUSICIAN: CLAIRE VENN
BIG SCREEN RUGBY FOR THE WORLD CUP QUARTER FINALS
5th Tuesday tomorrow – see with your braai togs/ glasses etc at the Round Table Clubhouse. We’re tasting wine prior to the real thing on 17 October.
Rotary Family Health Days are coming up on 7 October at Kenton Town Hall and 8 October at the Marselle Town Hall. The focus this year is on eye screening. We have been given a donation of around 100 pairs of new readers, but if you have any, in good condition, which you no longer use, we would be delighted to receive them!
Don’t forget – it’s the Kenton Rhino Run on 20 September.
28 August 2015
The Rotary Club of Kenton on Sea will be supporting their EarlyAct Club from Kenton Primary School on Friday evening when they hold a Kenton Primary School’s Got Talent Show. Good luck to all participants!
And don’t forget the Shebeen Bistro evening on 22 August – details below!!
The annual Rhino Run, which our Club supports 100%, is taking place this week-end. It is an event which is growing in strength from year to year and really making a difference through our Club’s partners at Chipembere Rhino Foundation. Amazing things are happening in the fight against poaching and support from both ourselves and the public at large are making possible the training of more K9 anti poaching units , as well as something like the rhino hospital pictured below. Our club member, Jo Wilmot is keeping this banner proudly raised – go Jo!!
Are you ready to put your best foot forward?!! Come and join us for a wonderful evening at the SHEBEEN BISTRO. Survival Band, from Grahamstown, will be playing LIVE till late
WHERE: KENTON TOWN HALL
WHEN: 22 AUGUST 2015
TIME: 7:30 pm
COST: R 125 PP – includes 2 course meal. BYOB – bring your own bottle!
TICKETS AT: FLOWER THYME, KENTON MAIN ROAD
It’s time to book your tickets for the Rotary Kenton Theatre dinner/ lunch at the end of the month! This year’s presentation, “Undermined” takes place on Saturday 27 June at 7pm, proceeds to Kenton Primary School, and Sunday 28 June at 12:00pm, proceeds to Sunshine Hospice.
The show combines comic book and African story telling with a seamless marriage of song, dance and humour.
Where: Kenton Town Hall
Bookings: Chas Everitt Properties, 21 Kenton Road, Kenton on Sea
Cost: R 150 pp which includes your meal. Cash Bar available.
Seating at Tables of 8.
Our Club is looking forward to meeting Rotarian John Glassford originally from Kenya, but now from Australia, whose tireless efforts have resulted in the creation of RAGES – a Rotary Action Group for Endangered Species. This means that the whole Rotary world is supporting conservation, specifically to put an end to the poaching of rhino, elephant and mountain gorilla, but more generally to create awareness of our environment and the need to look after this wonderful world. he will be staying with members of our Club and will be the guest of honour at a supper to be held on Friday 8 May. Our member Jo Wilmot is the worldwide project manager in Rotary for this initiative.
Another inbound RFE, this time from Houston, Texas, started on 23 March for four nights. A great time had by everyone – well done to Bridget and Roger Carthew for planning a great trip!
21 April is our birthday so be ready to get out your party hats to celebrate our success as a club! It’s a Build a Burger evening ….
16 April sees our next Teachers’ Workshop taking place. The subject this time is ‘counselling’. Teachers are trained in all sorts of subjects, but never in how to deal with the emotional/ psychological needs of the children in their classrooms.
22 April is a very important date for the Interact Club of iKamvalesizwe Combined Scool, Kenton on Sea.They are to be presented with their Charter – great news!
26 – 28 April 2015: District 9370 Conference in Bloemfontein
Great to see so many names down to come to Discon – such a good turn out shows great support for both District and our amazing Club.
15 May – it’s time for the Rotary Seafood Extreme Evening again. Tickets are on sale at Flower Thyme ( Val: 083 350 3998) and Seeff ( Mike: 082 899 8103) R 160 per person. This is such a popular event so don’t delay! There will be a fun auction as well, so bring your purse/ wallet!!
And even further ahead:
Rotary International Conference in Sao Paolo in 2015
Rotary International Conference in Seoul in 2016
26 – 28 May 2017: District 9370 Conference in Grahamstown