We all know how harsh Johannesburg winter nights can be, even if you do have a proper roof over your head. If you don't, life can get very tough.
In these times of coronavirus it can be even tougher than other years.
|Lorna Lourens accepting blankets for the Woodside Sanctuary|
Sanitisation protocols are very strict there to protect the patients and neither we nor the blankets were allowed inside the building. The blankets were taken in after being thoroughly cleaned.
|The kids at Christ Church Christian Care Centre looking forward to a warm winter. Noel Bouwis, the education co-ordinator and Margaret Lediga, the supervisor joined in the fun|
There was great excitement when we arrived, probably because the children are getting tired of being cooped up.
About 70 children live on the premises along with staff and social workers. The children range in age from toddlers to Matric.
|Pastor Mike Sunker joined us for the handover of the blankets|
The area around the home was teeming with people, very few of them practising any form of social distancing and definitely not everyone wearing masks.
|Handing over blankets to Candice Harrison in Forest Town. Candice hurt herself jogging|
She was a Rotary long-term exchange student in Canada and she and members of her host club, St Catherines in Ontario. Candice will be joining us for the Zoom meeting on Wednesday evening.
|Jankees and Judy Sligcher with supplies for Soweto|
Rena Le Lona is a project of the Soweto Community Corps, with whom New Dawn is establishing a relationship with the aim of getting a Soweto Rotary club going again.
|Jankees Sligcher and me wearing Rotary branded masks|
Diarise: Remember, the meeting this week is an evening meeting and will start at 6pm sharp.
Other Dates to Diarise: Discon 2000 is this coming Saturday in the comfort of your living room. All you need to do is register as per the email sent from District and log onto Zoom on Saturday. For especially newer members, it's a great way to get to know your organisation better, meet some of the other people running it and this year it costs nothing.
Saturday 4 Judy, 6 - 7.30: The induction of Ian Widdop as President of the Rotary Club of Johannesburg New Dawn for the year 2020-2021.
And Finally: Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Carol Stier (foot) and Joan Donet (shoulder) from their operations. The club needs you both.
A Thought for the Week: When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. I'm beginning to believe that. - Clarence Darrow (1857 - 1938)