A not-for-profit company has been established and an application for a Section 18A exemption from the Income Tax Act has been lodged. The Committee is determined to make Zoo Lake safe, clean and beautiful again, but cannot achieve this alone. A number of Projects have been launched by the Committee:
- The Erosion Project - the rehabilitation of the lake's banks
- Bird Island - to audit Bird Island and make recommendations for its rehabilitation
- Benches - to paint and upgrade the existing benches
- Trees - audit the existing trees and their current condition
- Gardens - to revitalize the flower beds
- Wetland - obtain professional help to re-establish the wetland area
- Security - Security initiatives to be developed so that the rights of all users are respected
- Litter - to solve the litter problem
- Education - to instruct the users on the public open spaces by-laws
- Administration & Corporate Governance - establish proper administration of the company
- Legal - the drawing and discharge of the necessary legal contracts in partnership with the City
A possible walkway to the Zoo has been proposed, which would open up the whole Zoo Lake Precinct. Funding is desperately needed, and it is needed right now.
|Zoo Lake taken on 29 September 2019|
|It's Quizz Time!|
As per the flyer above, Rosebank Rotary will be holding their annual Quiz night on 23 October at the Parkview Golf Club. Those interested in forming a New Dawn table please contact Graham Donet on 0716806001. This is in aid of a very worthwhile cause.
URGENT REMINDER - our monthly Board Meeting will be held tomorrow, 1st October at 07h00 at the Sligcher residence, 9 Sutherland Ave, Craighall Park.
A reminder of our annual Golf Day on Friday 8 November - with just over a month to go, we still need golfers to submit entries as well as booze for the barrel, and prizes. You need not have to arrange a Four Ball - single entries will do and Mike will allocate them. So please spread the word. Lets all make a concerted effort this month!
|Helene Bramwell with Joan and Graham Donet at the Parkwoods Literary Festival|
The annual Parkwoods Literary Festival, was a great success, even though the weather was a bit cold. Informal Literary Talks and Debates with all the local restaurants going full out as well as books for sale AND a great Jazz Band. In "The Village" I listened to a great talk by two great SA authors, Charles van Onselen and Richard Steyn, and at "The Perfect Cup Foyer" I listened to Peter Bruce, Prof Adam Habib, William Gumede and Tembeka Ngcukatobi debate on "Making SA Work".
Helene, Adele and Bronwyn manned a stand in aid of Donate a Loo.
Thought for the week: "If you want peace in the world, start with children" - Mahatma Gandhi