This year of service has been incredible, hard work, but the commitment of the Board and the club has made this an amazing year.
EVENTS FOR THE YEAR:
- Valentine's Day cupcakes & Hearts: This event is always so well supported, but this year an outstanding amount of R8 438 was raised. The event was very ably co-ordinated by Kaitlyn Kemp.
- Father and Son Day: A wonderful day of fun and laughter was had by all. It is always entertainnig to see how competitive the dads are! Kenia Jordaan ran this event with precision and an amount of R7 023 was raised.
- The Disaster Dinner. As always, this was a disastrous success, and an amount of R3 999 was raised. It is always amusing to see how much fun is had by all as they try to manage eating soup with a fork, a main course with a straw etc.
COLLECTIONS AND DELIVERIES
- Jersey Week – A mountain of clothes was handed over for distribution.
- Bread Clips: Last year we collected a total of 60 000 bread clips – giving 6 wheelchairs to needy people. Over the last five years Lilyfontein has been responsible for nineteen wheelchairs being handed over. WELL DONE! To date 51 158 have been collected. This total includes collections made by the children in the Mpomolele (the informal settlement in Beacon Bay) and MBSA. Although bread is not the healthiest food to eat, PLEASE continue to support this initiative.
- Hope School - "Little Sparklers" Christmas gifts with Matthew Barnard as our Father Christmas.
- Langham House Old Age Home – gift bags for the residents
- PET PALS – cat and dog food.
- SPCA – an appeal went out because of the crisis at the SPCA and an amazing amount of food was collected and delivered.
BLOOD CLINICS – Every time the appeal goes out for blood, we bleed over the required target. It is wonderful to see parents donating at school which goes a long way in boosting our total. This initiative is very ably run by the Peer Promotors:Kenia Jordaan, kaitlin Kemp, Megan Swart, Nicola Swart, Johan van der Walt.
CHOC and SLIPPER DAY were again supported this year.
VISITS: Visits were made to the Frere Hospital to children with cancer.
SUN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL SLEEPOUT: This is a national initiative to create awareness to the plight of the homeless. In true Lilyfontein style – 76 learners and 6 staff members rose to the challenge and slept out on pieces of cardboard and enjoyed soup and rolls at the soup kitchen. We experienced wind and rain on that night and found it a humbling experience, especially when we realise how blessed we all are. Collections of many essentials needed by the children at Inkwezana School were collected and delivered. Lilyfontein was one of the 3 participating schools in our province. Well done Lilyfontein!
ROTARY SHORT TERM EXCHANGE:
Sophie Kieffer spent six weeks with Cameron Mitchell and her family and Cameron will be winging her way to Luxemburg on the 28th November.
Benedict Rebttu spent time here with Matthew Barnard and his family and Matthew will be joining Benedict in Munich for a white Christmas.
Jan Blinking joined Lilyfontein in August this year as a Long Term Exchange student. He will only return to his family in August 2017. Jan has settled in to life at Lilyfontein so well and only when he speaks and one hears the German accent is one aware that Lilyfontein is not home.
ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP: Johan van der Walt, Kelsey van Tonder and Camryn Unwin represented Lilyfontein at this workshop entitled – "Finding your inner voice".
FIVE YEARS OF SERVICE: Mention must be made of four Interactors who have served tirelessly and epitomised the Interact Motto, "SERVICE BEFORE SELF":
- KENIA JORDAAN
- KAITLIN KEMP
- KIARA ANGELBECK
- JORDAN ANSLEY
It is always such a privilege to work with the Board and Club and see the development of skills as the learners organise functions and interact with their peers and people less fortunate than themselves. It has been a pleasure to work with the outgoing Board this year and to be inspired by their enthusiasm and witness them energise the club and many times, me. To the club, your support of the board is without doubt beyond amazing.
- My husband for his support
- Mrs Victor for her assistance with admin issues
- Spar for their support and donations for the SleepOut and other events
- Dr Galbraith/Mr Els for their support and backing of the Club
- To the Lord for inspiring all of us and for the incredible privilege to be able to contribute in however small a way to serve the less fortunate.
- To the staff for their support and help motivating their classes when an appeal goes out.
And far from last a HUGE thank you to all of YOU (parents) – for your support to every appeal that goes out, for your generosity and for the support you give to your children to be a part of this club and help us to 'SERVE BEFORE SELF'.