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Amaoti Rotaractors - 27 September
Rotaractors from Amaoti are delighted with their framed Charter certificate,thanks to Rotarian Jan Thathiah, with Past President Dumisani Ndlela, Mrs Ivy Cele, Othembele Ndaba, Ntombi Nkosana, Mzwa Mkhize, Nkosinathi Dakamnyama and Celiwe Shinga.
EarlyActors 2009!
On friday the 6 February 2009 the new members of Chelsea Prep School's Earlyactors convened. The meeting also marked the induction of their new president Ashley Winter (below left). The new Earlyactors take over from the former team who did fantastic work with orphanages, old age homes and fundraising.
EarlyActors' Valentine's Day
Mildene Retirement Home in Durban North was treated to a very special Valentime's Day when RotarAct members from Chelsea Preparatory School paid the residents a visit to hand out Valentine's cards which they had designed and created themselves.
EarlyActors' Induction 7 February 2008
The start of the new Earlyactors Club at Chelsea Preparatory School initiated by the Rotary Clubs of Umhlatuzana and Durban North is surely a reason to celebrate. The project mainly relied on the initiative of Rotarian Gary Galanos from Umhlatuzana, who proposed it to the principal of Chelsea Preparatory School. At a subsequent meeting with school staff and a group of Rotarians in October 2007, the critical mass was collected to realise today's launch of the Earlyactors Club.
The critical mass for the launch had been gathered at a meeting in October 2007 Here they go, the freshly-baked Earlyactors of Chelsea Preparatory School The glad Rotarians who helped to start the new Earlyactors. From left to right: K.G. Govender, Annette van Bergen (district coordinator of Inter- and Earlyactors), Gary Galanos, Kenny Abraham and Lauren Adams.
EarlyAct Club
Groundwork to start an EarlyAct Club commenced in July and August during which time we identified Chelsea Preparatory School as the ideal candidate and we scheduled a meeting with Clive Nel, the school Principal. We spoke to Kenny Abraham of the Durban North Rotary Club, and it was decided that a collaborative effort between our two clubs would be in the offing in establishing this EarlyAct Club. Preparatory work took place during September and October and we received the District EarlyAct guidelines from Annette Van Bergen.

The preliminary meeting was held at Chelsea on the 15th of October with Annette Van Bergen (District EarlyAct convener) and Denise Brook (Head teacher, EarlyAct Club of St.Catherines in Empangeni), as well as several Rotary members in attendance. The meeting was a great success and we are now well on the way to starting the club at the beginning of 2008. Induction will take place during the school assembly early in 2008. The school has fully embraced the project and the head teacher in charge of the project is Julie Burger, with the assistance of Carin Vosloo, a Rotarian at the school. The school Principal, Clive Nel, and Deputy Principal, Penny Alston, and the EarlyAct Club, together with Rotary Club, will ensure that preparations are ongoing. A gavel has been produced by Rotarian Denzil Goodhead and the the Rotary Club of Durban Umhlatuzana, together with the Rotary Club of Durban North is to provide a start-up fund for the new EarlyAct Club, to be administered by the school, with most funding done by the EarlyActors themselves. Chelsea has some current projects which they are doing and they will merely incorporate these into the EarlyAct Club.

Office bearers have already been elected:

PRESIDENT: Dominique Ducray (Grade 7)
VICE-PRESIDENT (1): Nicole Pallet (Grade 7)
VICE-PRESIDENT (2): Ashleigh Winter (Grade 6)
TREASURER: Claire Yarde Leavett (Grade 7)
SECRETARY (1): Sarah Amod (Grade 6)
SECRETARY (2): Siobhan Van Der Vyver (Grade 6)

Rotarian Gary Galanos was instrumental in facilitating the liaison between the InterAct Clubs and Rotaract in terms of sharing projects and encouraging new people to join Rotaract. Grant Deetlefs, the Rotaract coordinator was contacted and the Rotaract Clubs put together a PowerPoint presentation and handouts. The meeting took place between the 3 Rotaract clubs (Durban North, Durban and High Noon)and our two Interact Clubs on the 3rd of October. Northlands agreed to host the event and their Interact teacher, Natalie Harridene, organized the venue and catering.

The establishment of the EarlyAct Club has been very successful and informative. We have established vital links and will be sharing projects in the future.

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