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Gill Bohlmann who serves on both The Rotary Claremont Community Service and the Outreach Committee’s,  recently co-ordinated a very pleasant weekend visit to The Rotary Strand’s Heartlands Baby Sanctuary project.  Gill was joined by various Claremont Rotarians (Monique and her husband Rob, Brian, Mark and wife Ann, Jaap and wife Liz).

The successful visit to the Baby Sanctuary was hosted by The Strand Rotary Club President Peter Kaufmann, his wife and three other club members.  A tour of the Child Care Centre for abused, abandoned and chronically ill children (birth -6 years) which is also a Paediatric Hospice, was conducted by the Centre’s dynamic CEO – Monica Buitendag.

The vehicle which Rotary Claremont’s District 9350 Outreach Programme had partially funded, was also viewed.  The Claremont team also enjoyed a worthwhile mini shopping spree at the Heartlands Charity Shop. The fun filled interaction between the members & partners of the two District 9350 Rotary Club’s was most meaningful and provided an opportunity to share ideas and celebrated the ability to join hands in assisting the Community.

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Peter Trebble
Peter Trebble
"Past President Peter Trebble joined Rotary Claremont in late 2007. Peter has served as Club Secretary, President Elect and as Club President 2011/12. Peter has also served on the District 9350 Public Relations Committee for 5 years. Peter’s theme for Rotary Claremont for 2011/12 was ‘Fun with a Purpose’ emphasizing that if Rotarians have fun it enables them to give more of themselves in “service above self”. Peter’s particular Rotary vision is to encourage Rotary membership to grow world-wide. The dream and task is for enthusiastic young Rotarians to join our organisation and to be mentored by much respected senior Rotarians. Currently, Peter’s drive for Rotary Claremont is to procure Corporate Partnership Funding and he has successfully facilitated the major partnership that has been struck between the Lewis Group and Rotary Claremont for additional funding to strengthen the Club’s flagship “Injongo” Project. The pilot of this major Educare Project was implemented as part of the current Rotary Claremont 3/5 Year Strategic Plan which was launched during Peter’s year as Club President 2011/12. Peter’s other focus is to facilitate Rotary Claremont’s Outreach Program for smaller District 9350 clubs. During 2013/14 ten clubs were involved in meaningful projects, after having received funding directly from Rotary Claremont. Peter’s personal Community Service Projects have centred around assistance to Safe Havens and Children’s Homes for abused and abandoned infants and little ones."

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