Rotary Club Swakopmund celebrates diamond jubilee
Sixty years remembered
03 May 2021 | Local News
Vera Leech; Former president; “The club has persevered through the years…”
The Swakopmund Rotary Club celebrates their diamond jubilee this year. The 60th anniversary will be marked by a dinner followed by a procession through town, with participants showing banners of institutions or areas that have received Rotary help through the years.
“Sixtieth anniversaries are traditionally associated with diamonds – and Namibia is famous for its diamond resources. The Swakopmund Rotary Club is a diamond in its own right,” said the club’s former president and current treasurer, Vera Leech.
The festivities will on 26 November.
According to Leech, the club “is generally small club, struggling to build up membership, and struggling to make its voice heard. However, there has always been a solid core of members who upheld Rotary’s work and kept the Rotary flag flying throughout,” she said.
Leech applauded the members for giving their time towards many good causes at home and abroad, and by doing so making a difference in many lives.
Today, the club consists of 15 members, a combination of different characters. “We are similar to dynamite, which also comes in small packages, and have dedicated leaders amongst our members.”
These leaders are involved in education projects, elephant conservation, the development of women and children, recycling and sustainable agriculture, food relief to Covid-19 affected families, entrepreneurship as well as support for the handicapped.
“Our members are committed to their work; and in recognising the purpose of our combined forces, we stand as a strongly resolute and focused group of Rotarians who respect each other’s input and achievements.”
Group members follow the Rotary principles, namely to do their best for their respective communities and are proud to be Rotarians in their daily lives.