Rotary is a worldwide service organisation which has grown from simple beginnings in the early 1900’s to over 34 000 clubs in 200 countries and a global membership of about 1.2 million. The Club has a strong focus on serving the community, which means they are kept busy running various fundraisers to raise money to carry out their projects.
What is their motivation, I ask? Apart from an innate compassion for their fellow man, they are constantly moved by the humility of the people they meet here and their resilience even under challenging circumstances.
For three days, people gather to watch sport ranging from rugby, hockey and netball to horse riding. Market stalls selling a vast array of products to eat, drink, wear, read, look at, smear onto our bodies do a bustling trade. A secure playground for the little ones means that parents can enjoy the Festival for a bit, knowing Junior is having a ball on the slide and jumping castle, under watchful eyes.
We introduce White River jeweler and artist Roy Sarkin, a keen and knowledgeable birdwatcher. He’s kindly agreed to share his regular birding blogs with us.
Not being a political nor economic analyst and in fear of “fake news” and “alternative facts” I ventured to understand what it is that needs such drastic change.
It is of course family time and no different for us as the empty nest will be full up for a few days, which begs the question: “How do we do an Easter egg hunt for adults?”
Public holiday time – and for some it’s a long weekend! Often we don’t think about why and rather just enjoy the break. The 21st March is Human Rights day. On this day we remember an important, yet horrific day in our history. Important as it highlighted the impact of racist Pass Laws that restricted the freedom of movement. Horrific because of the many dead and wounded.
Eco-Schools is a school based environmental management, certification and sustainable development education programme implemented in more than 52 countries worldwide. There are over 1100 schools in South Africa currently registered in the programme.
Life consists of a series of experiences and yet so often it seems to be more about seeing the experiences through the phone or tablet so we can immediately post on social media. So the question is, are we really experiencing the experience in that moment, or are we simply wanting to document it to show the world where we are, who we are with and what an amazing time we are having?
White River SPCA recently broke away from the Lowveld SPCA and now operates as an individual entity. They do not receive funding from local government, nor from other animal rights organizations and are not subsidized by the National Council of SPCA’s.