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RYLA 4G: Get Goals. Grow. Give


Table of Contents From the 3 Chief Editor The DRR’s Message

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District Calendar

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From the 8 RI President Meet the 12 District Team RYLA 4G: 16 The Team RYLA: 18 2015 & 2016 2

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Trivia Questions Just Say Cheese!

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otaract is a lifestyle, words that I have often heard in my years as a Rotaractor. Not only are we Rotaractors, but we are also family. What we do and how we do it is a reflection of a true Rotaractor. We have a responsibility towards ourselves and others. The aim of this magazine this year is to spread a message of hope, projects and to applaud the good work done for our communities. Knowing that it is in giving that we receive. Rotary is all about service above self. It simply means the needs of others comes before ours because the world is greater than all of us. The responsibilities that lie before us are important in shaping our community. Let us spread love and put smiles on everyone’s faces. Let’s make this world a better place.

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ear Rotarians,Rotaractors and friends in service,

I hope you are all well and we are still making a difference in our various club committee by engaging differently.This being the Membership extension and development month,I cant help but remember how I joined Rotaract,We all cant forget how we joined this awesome movement.

“You are the Difference. Engage Now�

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I actually joined because of having interest about the lapel pins that we wear. As you read my message I would like to ask when do you wear your pin?Is it at the lift as you go up your club meeting or you wear your pin everyday with the pride of being part of the difference? I joined Rotaract because I asked my close friend,Aaron questions about his lapel pin and that’s how i attended Rotary Nairobi Mashariki and finally became a charter member of my Rotaract club.How many times do we share about Rotaract to our neighbours,colleagues and class mates?This month and onwards I challenge you in every meeting you go,go with a guest. Share the club poster in a non Rotaract group,share this magazine to non Rotaractors.Realize we need more hands in Rotaract to create a bigger and unique difference,en-

Yours in Service

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gage others as you engage yourself. Be the Rotaract ambassador in your home,work place,college and neighbourhood and you will be the difference in membership not only in your club but in this international organization.


THE DISTRICT CALENDER SEPTEMBER: BASIC EDUCATION & LITERACY

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RYLA Kenya Fun Day

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Presidential Forum (Kenya, Ethiopia, S.Sudan)

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Pre-RYLA 2017

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Article Submission Deadline

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Deadline for payment of District Dues

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Economic Development

Rotary Foundation Month

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World Interact Week

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DRR Coast Visit

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RYLA Kenya - Nanyuki

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Officers Retreat

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Presidential Message

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ne of the best parts of any Rotary convention is the sheer diversity of the people you see there. Whether you’re heading into a breakout session, exploring the House of Friendship, or sitting down for a bite to eat, you’ll meet people from every corner of the world, in all kinds of national attire, speaking just about every language. It’s a lot of fun, and it’s a big part of what makes Rotary great: that we can be so different and still find ourselves so at home together. That spirit of warm community that is so central to Rotary also defines Toronto, our host city for the 2018 Rotary International Convention. Toronto is one of my favorite cities. It’s a place where half the population is from another country, where over 140 languages are spoken by 2.8 million residents, and where no one ever seems to be too busy to be helpful. In addition to being clean, safe, and friendly, Toronto is a wonderful place to visit, with its attractive Lake Ontario waterfront, great restaurants, one-of-a-kind museums, and interesting neighbor-

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hoods to explore. The 2018 convention already promises to be one of our best ever. Our Convention Committee and Host Organization Committee are hard at work lining up inspiring speakers, great entertainment, fascinating breakout sessions, and a wide variety of activities across the city. There will be something for everyone in Toronto, and Juliet and I encourage you to do what we’ll be doing – bring your families along for the fun. If you plan early, your convention experience will be even more affordable: The deadline for discounted early registration (there is an additional discount for registering online) is 15 December. As much as Toronto offers to Rotarians, the true draw is, of course, the convention itself. It’s a once-a-year opportunity to recharge your Rotary batteries, to see what the rest of the Rotary world is up to, and to find inspiration for the year ahead. Find out more at riconvention.org – and find Inspiration Around Every Corner at the 2018 Rotary Convention in Toronto.


Ian H.S. Riseley

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Rediet Teka Country Chair Rc. Lewetv

Bezewit Kitle Green Rotaract Chair Rc. Mella

Antenah Girma Country PR Director Rc. Finot

Daniel Asefa ADRR Rc. Finot

Melat Debebe ADRR Rc. Atrons

Nardos Seleshi Country Projects Officer Rc. Abugida

Samrawit Tilahun Country Treasurer Rc. Atrons

Selamawit Mekuria Country Secretary Rc. Habesha

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Quinter Akeyel RYLA Chair Rc.University of Nairobi

Samuel Karanja RYLA Vice-Chair Rc. Nairobi Central

Eva Wamarema RYLA Secretary Rc. Technical University of Kenya

Perpetual Kung’a Member Rc. Nairobi Parklands

Samantha Nyawira Member Rc. Nairobi Central

Edgar Muchai Member Rc. University of Nairobi

Mercy Ngala RYLA Chair - 2016 Rc. Nairobi Parklands

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Vivian Buoro RYLA Chair - 2015 Rc. Kisumu

Betty Amutabi Member Rc. Catholic University


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PAST RYLA 2015 & 2016

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RYLA 3D: THE BOOTCAMP

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RYLA 2016 - THE KILIFI QUEST

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RYLA 2017

very one of us, or say most, want to be great - some want to be remembered by history as great men or women. Whereas metrics of greatness differ person to person, it is not debatable that achieving greatness is never accidental. As Joe Otin, District 9212 Governor Nominee and one of our speakers, notes: success is either of three: talent, persistence or luck.

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we must PLAN - we must know where we are headed; we must SET GOALS; scary goals. I shall try very hard not to mention New Year resolutions. All the same, I bet my worth that less than 10 percent of Africans set goals and of those, very few review their goals on a weekly, monthly … basis. The ability to set goals and make plans for their accomplishment is the “master skill” of greatness. Lady or gentleman, RYLA - Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Kenya 2017 dubbed “RYLA 4G: Get Goals; Grow n Give” is set to teach you the master skill. Besides DGN Joe Otin we shall host the representative of the Chamber Of Commerce, Industry & Crafts of the Republic


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“Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood” Daniel Burnham Of Guinea in Kenya; entrepreneur and innovator - Amadou Chico Cissoko; Rotary District 9212 New Generations Chair - Joash Mbogo and the current District 9212 Governor - Peter Mbui just to highlight a few of the phenomenal facilitators lined up. Never before has anyone been a speaker at 2 consecutive RYLAs and the awesome Valentine Nyakiere - Personal Hygiene Specialist - is set to make history. Not only is he a charter member and a Past President of the Rotary Club of Lang’ata but has also organized RYLA for District 9200 in 2008 - Hon. Mutula Kilonzo Jr. shall be speaking at RYLA Kenya 2017.

chilled out socialization. Nanyuki is nestled at the heart of the Mt. Kenya and Aberdares ranges eco-system and presents an ally of nature trails. Rumors have it that on Friday, 17th Nov., afternoon we shall visit the Ol Pejeta Conservancy - the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa and home to the last male northern white rhino in the world. In the spirit of doing good - we shall spend Sunday, 19th Nov., morning at the Nanyuki Children’s Home for what we shall dub the early X-Mas party.

Dear friend, you better be one of the Let no-one cheat you that we are all that more than 200 young leaders to attend serious - outside and inside the conferthis year’s RYLA. It shall not only be ence hall it shall be all fun and play; transformative but also exciting and recool music and dance; a lot of food laxful. A road trip to and from Nanyuki; (don’t mention drink) and a serene envi- 4 days and 3 nights at Sportsman’s shall ronment. Right at the foot of the second be the best thing that happens to you highest mountain in Africa - Mt. Kenya this year. Register and pay up now at - is our host: the Sportsman’s Arms Ho- the super-subsidized rate of $145 on tel, a hotel whose deluxe self-contained www.rylad9212.org rooms; open and airy picturesque terrace and the well-organized landSee you on Thursday, 16th scape areas give one no option Nov. to Sunday, 19th but to extend their stay in the Nov. town that goes back in time - Nanyuki. Besides, lined up are a series of exciting eveSamuel Karanja ning theme dinners that shall RYLA 2017 Vice-Chair offer the best opportunity for

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Cancer Care Ethiopia Visit

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n July 29th, around two dozen of our members participated in our cancer care project. For context, a considerable number of people in cancer treatment at Black Lion hospital come from the countryside. They find themselves in an unfamiliar environment with little to no relatives. And as there is only one treatment facility in the country, they also can’t find appropriate housing. Cancer Care Ethiopia was established by a cancer survivor who noticed this lack of housing for patients. The facility provides care 24/7 – including nurses, meals and transportation. According to one visitor, the main area is more of a living room-like environment and not a hospital waiting room.

proverbial “why” of the project. The presence and attention of another person is as important as any medicine. As it requires little skills, almost any volunteer could do this. One noticed that there were new faces but some more familiar ones. “It’s bitter-sweet knowing they’re still here but still in treatment”. Some were fully healed but most just don’t come back due to costs or other required stays at the hospital. Our club service director added that turnout was surprisingly high since no real promotion was done. At some point, there were as many visitors as patients. The next visit, with proper promotion, the numbers will be extreme. “They commended us for coming but a little disappointed that we disappeared on them for a while”. Tsion When asked what they would say to convince others to go, the main advice is to just do it once with everyone and they’ll want to come back often.

“Even if just a bit, they will know they’re making a difference.” “I visited to just catch up with them, see how they’re doing. […] Try to make them smile even for a minute.” – Elshaday All patients need visits, especially when this far away from home. That is the

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“Society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” Rotaract Club of Keroggie was invited to a tree planting event organized by Peace and Green Initiative because we networked with the initiative on a forum organized by the American Embassy in Ethiopia. In this forum, the club presented one of its signature projects called Greening Africa and its other environmental projects as well and also had an opportunity to network with institutions working on environment protection. The event was held in an area which is found in one of the pockets in the centers of the city. It has a basketball court and there are green fields. It is quiet and a good place to relax although Addis is blamed for not having areas designated for parks and recreation. Gash Tamiru, who is the founder of Peace and Green Initiative, officially started the event by telling us to breath following it with the question why we breath and from where we get our air. Of course everyone who went to elementary school knows from where air comes but how many of us contribute to the production of it? Air is a fundamental need for life for nothing can exist without it and yet we only consume it. It is common knowledge that the air we breathe is being polluted. Its quality is reducing. And yet, many of us don’t contribute to its improvement. This happens because air is taken for granted most times by many of us. We

mostly don’t think about it unless we hear something about climate change on the news all the while knowing that the air we breathe is being affected and our very source of life is under threat. In reality what is expected of us is very simple. Planting trees and taking care of them. There is an old Greek saying which goes, “Society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” When someone brings the idea of planting trees, many people I know give reasons like, “I don’t have time” or “I’m busy” or they never take this issue seriously. But nothing can exist without air and air exists when there are trees. Therefore, we need to contribute to the existence of air by planting trees. After the speeches, the tree planting commenced. Members of Rotaract Club of Keroggie planted many trees. The community that lived around there promised to take care of them. Whenever our members pass by that area, we also promised to check up on them. Not only did we plant trees in our community, we planted trees in our minds as well. One that will grow and help us create a condition where we can live healthy lives for years to come.

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Nelson Mandela once said, “Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Like Slavery and Apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. Sometimes it falls on a generation to be great. You can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom.” The great Rotaract Club of Kenyatta University has always been famous for signature projects with a unique sense of style and dedicated young men and women who rise to the occasion when a need arises. Last year it was #Deskisha that was the talk of the town and this year it is the #Beddika that was trending all over social media and on everyone’s minds. Beddika is a slang meaning ‘providing beds’. The project was launched on the 21st February, 28

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2017 at Pizza Inn in Garden City Mall as we set ground works for the signature project at hand. Streetnizers was the identified home that was suitable for the project since the boys had insufficient beds. Through selling of wristbands branded #Beddika and custom made T-shirts we were able to raise funds for the beds. The home has 140 boys who were previously street boys and were now under the refuge of their caretaker Juvinaries who is doing an outstanding job in raising those boys to be


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responsible young men. The project was launched on 3rd June, 2017 at Streetnizers in Kiambu, Banana. At 8am we arrived at the home as we started cleaning and the kitchen department prepared for the awaited chapati forum which was also part of our #Beddika project. The boys entertained us as they showcased their talents in poetry, spoken word and dancing which was evident that they were not only smart but very talented. We bonded with them as they told us their experiences, their challenges and everyday life. Chapatis were being prepared and by 3pm we served the food as we bonded as a group and thereafter, speeches from Juvinale and Zerra (RCKUs Community Service Director) set forth. Finally we handed over the beds to the boys and their excitement was all too evident. We were able to secure ten metallic double decker beds to the home. A special thank you to RCKU for al-

ways coming together to fulfill our community’s needs, to all those who made contributions towards the noble cause, to @sheries_secrets (on Instagram)for capturing the beautiful moments and to Juvinaries for the great work and the seed you are planting in the

lives of the young men who pend on you.

WACHEKE MAINA

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here once was a kingdom that had been ravaged by anarchy and chaos. A remedy was vigorously sought but the unrest could not be quelled. One day the king gathered his wisest and most trusted advisors and sought their counsel. No one could think of a solution but one of the king’s stalwarts put forward an interesting thought. He suggested that the king reward with gold and riches the man who would depict the truest meaning of peace. Many came from far and wide but two artists tugged at the king’s curiosity with exquisite paintings. And ultimately the king had the unenviable task of choosing between the two. One of them being Klaus Michelson, a vampire and love making god by day, a painter and Onicah Karuga’s crush by night.

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One picture was of a calm lake. The lake perfectly mirrored the towering mountains all around. Below them was some lush grass which aroused a feeling of serenity to anyone whose gaze it drew. Above was a clear blue sky whose monotony was only broken by a cluster of fluffy white clouds. All who saw it were astounded by how perfectly portrayed a picture of peace. The second picture had mountains too, however, rugged and bare. There were no signs of lush grass instead thorns, rocks, and boughs from old trees. Above was a raging sky from which raindrops fled vigorously and bolts of lightning constantly struck. Down the side of the mountain tumbled a raging waterfall painting a gloomy sight of utter disarray.


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However, on closer look the king discovered a tiny bush behind the waterfall sprouting from the rock crevices. In the bush, a mother bird had built her nest. There in the midst of all anarchy and chaos, sat the mother bird in her nest, in perfect peace. Ultimately the king picked the second picture explaining to his subjects that peace does not mean being free from adversity, trouble or misfortune but to be in the midst of all these but still maintain a calm heart. In the current world, this chaos is evident in vices such as tribalism, racism, corruption, nepotism and incitement. These have continued to plague modern society with no remedy for the tempest left in its wake. Whole nations submerged by the wanton death and destruction that is bred by these vices. Most vividly the 2007 post-election violence in Kenya fueled by tribal contrariety. These vices that are the scourge of modern society, though with much difficulty, can be eradicated. The first step in this long and arduous journey is preaching the message global unity. Only collectively do we stand a chance of victory against these common adversaries. Peace is the bedrock upon which a great society is built, but this bedrock can only be laid unitedly. As a great a man once said, peace cannot be kept by force, but can only be achieved through understanding and unity.

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verything in life needs reflection, as it is a way to share experiences, observations and somehow document memories. It is important to reflect on how things went, how they could have gone and most of all how they should have gone, to be able to design the future we all seem to live for. As the Rotary year 2016/2017 has come to an end, members of RC Finot took a trip to Ankober to reflect on how the year went and for handover ceremony of the incoming BOD. Our trip to Ankober was one of the long awaited trips and its safe to say it was worth every second of the wait. The journey itself to the perfect view from the hills of Ankober Lodge has made our trip something we will remember for the many years to come. Although it was raining very hard that morning, it didn’t stop us from meeting at the agreed place on time. Ev-

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eryone was shivering only until the bus started moving. We were then able to open our Ethiopian traditional songs and warm ourselves with some good “Eskista”-let’s just say some of us have hidden talents. Around 12:30 PM, we took a break and enjoyed a nice Tibis and Kurt in Debre Birhan; except for Bini who happens to be a vegetarian. After about 40 minutes, we reached our destination, Ankober. Ankober Palace Lodge is built on Emperor Menelik’s Palace in Ankober. Since it’s built on top of the hill, it makes you feel like you are at the top of the world giving you a spectacular view. Our bus dropped us at the gate of the lodge but the camping site was about 1km and we were forced to climb the hill with our luggage. It was definitely the hardest part of the trip


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but the excitement to be at the place where once something great happened boosted our energy to keep going. The most interesting part was when everyone got together to put up the tent. It made us realize how being in a team is a powerful thing in to bringing pieces that don’t make sense together and make something meaningful. When the night started to replace the bright blue sky, we started preparing the bonfire. Then everyone gathered and started talking about our times in Rotaract and Finot in particular. Everyone said what brought them to Finot and what made them stay. We talked, played and laughed. But most importantly, we exchanged kind words with each other and celebrated those who have been a rock to our club. We also welcomed our new members to our family. This remains to be one of the moments we hold dearly in our hearts. That night, it rained so hard that our tent could not handle. We all shifted to the better side of the tent. With some of our members help mainly Elias, holding the tent, some of us managed to get some few hours of sleep. The next morning, we gathered at the living room of the then Palace for the outgoing president Daniel to give his presidency to the incoming first female president of the club. After giving heart-warming speeches, Winta was officially pinned as the President of RC Finot for the Rotary year 2017/18. In the midst of being involved in all the we also need to make strength-

community services and activities, time for ourselves, to share love, en our relationships and know one another a little bit more. That’s exactly what happened in Ankober. Some pictures are attached to help you get the glimpse of how our trip was in Ankober.

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CAKE PEACE WATER PEACE CAKE WATER WATER CAKE PEACE

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urns out that most Rotary and Rotaract members find Sunday to be a peculiar day to hold a meeting. Everyone’s like Sunday (???) and I am like yes in the evening it is super convenient. It is the 6th August 2017 and I have had an eventful weekend. It somehow slipped my mind that it was Sunday and we have a meeting. So I opted to being a typical Kenyan just envisioning on how the next day is dreadful let us not say his name (you’re wondering why I think its male ha-ha keep pondering on that FYI it has nothing to do with feminism :-)) Moving on………I am at my friends place and it hits us that it is Sunday so we should be meeting and above all we are having the peace cake today so at that point you change all the plans you had to accommodate cake yes foodies we are. Fast forward to the meeting since I’m

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Rc. Nairobi Mashariki too detailed and it may take a thousand words to get from the house to the venue despite it being approximately a ten minutes’ walk. Finally we are here(at Jimlizzer Hotel Buru Buru)the main agenda is obviously cake but because we are civilized human beings we mask that with a discussion about what we as entities have failed to do in order to guarantee there is harmony during election. Which begs the question why we think of peace as a one-time thing right? I mean I’d hate to be paid attention to only once in five years (Quinquennial we would say maybe). We pour out our hearts on what we feel maybe the core issues affecting our country yes of course tribalism comes first. In the process the waiter comes and my friend orders a bottle of water because it has been two days or so since she drank water insane right? I know water is life.


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We discuss various issues that we think are great contributors to disruptions during elections which include joblessness, lack of proper distribution of resources country-wide among others. We even get lost in conversation until of course the cake arrives and you realize sharp eyes staring at you as you try and dig deeper into the topic so you wind up because deep down you know the cake was the biggest stimulus to your Rotaract spirit this Sunday evening. Brace yourselves the end is here.We have one cake to celebrate all August babies; I being among them (Leos we rock) then another for Peace with the hope that everything goes well after the general elections. Oh yeah the water part; I am out of time but you recall the water my friend ordered, so since there’s a fudge cake our throats really dry up because of the dark chocolate and a lot of people around the table ask for the bottle of water to be passed to them. A few used the water to wet serviettes so that they can wipe the cream off their face and I was like really.....but then I don’t really bother. I was just glad the bottle of water was present for all of us to use in whichever way we sought. Which brings me to the inference that; we all need peace to do certain things in our lives without apprehension. Whether it is to sleep, do your craft, travel or get well-oiled. As a result of undertaking various activities we should all strive to ensure we have peace wherever we are. I am pleased we had this cake and that I got to look at the concept of peace in a diverse way. To Rotary and Rotaract t h e world over.

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bed time although most of us Now come conference time, didn’t sleep (No one sleeps at we arrived at Matroosberg Conference) around 19:00hrs, my heart On the following day we had was pumping the excitement the Game of honours which was so much I could almost included different obstacle taste it. Upon registration, ev- games and we were divided eryone received an assorted into the specific group accolour bracelet and suspense cording to the colour of our grew all evening and mornbracelets, finally the mystery ing as we were not told what was the story behind them, all I knew was I had been assigned to (Team Aqua). After going to our rooms and freshening up, it was time for the welcome dinner which served as a meet and greet, I got to meet Rotaractors from the other clubs in District 9350 which are Wynberg, Blouberg, Houtbay, Stellenbosch, Mossel bay, Seapoint, False Bay, Clemont and Windhoek, unfortunately no one form the Rotaract Club of Luanda,Angola could attend, then there was a visitor from District 9370 DRR Robyn. The dinner was great, a perfect way to mix and mingle with each other I even got a nickname Cash Money how it came about behind them was solved. The is a story for another day. obstacle games were meant to Everyone was so welcoming create the spirit of team work this was to me the true spirit and fun, Team Auqa won of Rotary. After dinner, every- 1st prize. After the games, one huddled around the fire we had a guest speaker who and we fellowshipped until was “The Big Positive Guy”


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– Andre du Toit’, His talk was life changing and opened my eyes to whole new world, the talk included finding your purpose in life, how to deal with changes around you whether It be friends, new job or even the environment and how to make and manage a bucket list ,you don’t have to do everything at once you can complete it in 30 years or more. After Lunch it was time for the community service activity, once again everyone was divided into their different teams, we were instructed to create 2 posters. One poster had to be academically influenced and the other inspirational Most illustrations were translated to Afrikaans as most of the children speak Afrikaans. We then created different RotaBags which were filled with materials for different age groups. Materials included clothes, pencils, pens, erasers, crayons, activity books, sharpeners, exercise books, scissors, glue, sanitary pads, toothbrushes, beanies, scarves, jerseys, toys and balls. All these were received as donations from Rotaract and Rotary. These Rotabags and posters were donated to an organization called ACVV in Ceres. After the project we had a breakaway session on fundraising, we were once again grouped into our teams and a lot of interesting ideas come up its amazing how one can create fundraisers from simple ideas like what do young people like doing. We were also tasked with coming up with ideas of how to raise R1000.00, R5000.00,R10000.00 and R50000.00. Evening came it was time for the highlight of the conference which was The Medieval Gala dinner. People were dressed in their medieval attire ( I was dressed as a monk) and clubs had to display their shields and I should say Bellville had the best shield we even got

a prize for it, this event was really great. At the gala we witnessed the induction of the new DRR, Wesley Guastella from Rotaract Club of Blouberg and the introduction of the 2017/18 District committee and new presidents of every club . There after dinner was served we eat we enjoyed and there was music and lots of dancing, It was a conFUNrence. On the last day of the conference there was the AGM were the Rotaract district bylaws were discussed, certain laws needed to be amended and thereafter was the voting process and each club was represented by 1 member. The District Treasurer disclosed the budget for the year and the deadline for district dues. Last on the agenda was a discussion on a district project which had to involve Namibia and Angola. Numerous ideas were discussed and the idea was that the project could take place on the same day within the different cubs respective areas. After that conference was over and it was time to go home, saying goodbye was hard I am already waiting for the next conference. I got to see how different this Conference is from our ‘DISCON’ , for them the conference is for Rotarctors while Rotarians have their own conference at a different date and venue. For us DISCON is for the entire Rotary family. I love the fact that their conference is organized and hosted by a Rotaract club, each club is told 2 years in advance, this conference was organized and hosted by the Rotaract Club of Blouberg the next one will be hosted by the Rotaract Club of Wynberg, I encourage everyone to attend. This experience of attending the District 9350 Rotaract Conference in Matrosberg will become one of my greatest Rotaract Moments. . I will cherish the memories , a big thank you to the Rotaract Club of Bellville for adopting me and making me feel at home I enjoyed my first conference in District 9350, and also thank you to Blouberg for organizing such an amazing conference.

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The first 5 people to send all the correct answers win prizes courtesy of the District PR Team. Send your answers to pr.d9212@gmail.com 1.Rotarain Sam Owori would have served as the ...... president of rotary international. A.101 B.112 C. 108 2.DRR Billy is .... born in his Family. A.3rd B.1st C.2nd 3. Venue for 2018 DCA will be A. Sportsman Arms B.Enashipai C.Brackenhurst 4. ADRR Brenda Jebet is a member of rotaract club of A. Rc Parklands B. Rc UoN 38

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C.Rc Nairobi Mashariki 5.RYLA stands for Rotaract Youth Leadership Awards A.False B. True 6.Which of the following is not in D9212 A. Eritrea B. Uganda C.Kenya 7. The current DG for D9212 is Rotarian A. Sam Owori B. Peter Mbui C. Richard Omwela 8. Rc Thika,during their blackboard painting project,they painted 79 blackboards. A. True B. False 9. Which year was RCNc chartered? A.2017 B. 1963 C. 1977

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Hpads Distribution -Rc. Nairobi Central-

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Profile for Rotaract District 9212 PR

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