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Rotary is where neighbours, friends, and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders, and take action to create lasting change.

“This is a changing world; we must be prepared to change with it. The story of Rotary will have to be written again and again.” - Rotary Founder, Paul Harris 

With the advent of Covid-19 and our country’s current lockdown conditions, like so many other organisations here and around the world, our club has recently been organising virtual meetings via Zoom. This will continue until we are once again able to meet face to face.

Breaking News: Global Grant worth R1,59 million received 

Championed initially by the late Bill Mills (“Mr Matching Grant”) and ultimately accomplished by Rotarian Gavin Keeton and the team on our club’s Service Projects committee, we are hugely proud to announce that our first Global Grant Application, for Ntsika Secondary School, has been approved (March 2020).

Targeting one of Rotary’s six areas of focus, water and sanitation, the project will connect the school’s sewage system (at present flowing into a wetland area next to the school) to the mains sewer, totally upgrade the learners’ (currently numbering 803) and staff ablution blocks and provide essential plumbing in a kitchen/scullery area.

We are enormously grateful to the Rotary clubs of Jackson Hole in the USA and Uttoxeter in the UK, other overseas clubs and their Districts and our own District for their support.

The project completion date is expected towards the end of 2020. 

Principal of Ntsika Secondary School - Madeleine Schoeman and Rotarian Sally Terry

Ceiling mural

Ceiling mural with school flag

Relaxing under a coral tree

The present wetland area

Borehole installed by Gift of the Givers for both school and the community

Our flag flying high

New kitchen area with a member of the catering staff

School's out!

One of the existing ablution blocks that the Global Grant funds will upgrade

Our Story

The charter of the Rotary Club of Grahamstown, No. 7370, was signed at Rotary International's Head Office in Evanston on 19 October 1949. READ HISTORY

Rotarians visiting Ntsika Secondary School, from left: Viv de Klerk, Sally Terry, Belinda Tudge, School Principal Madeleine Schoeman, Patrick Pringle, Past President Ian Suttie, Billy de Klerk


Currently we meet via Zoom on Thursdays at 1.00 pm (see full details of our monthly schedule under Meetings)

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