The Rotary Club of Knights Pendragon (RCKP) is involved in many projects which take the form of Education and Development or simply assisting others less fortunate than ourselves.
Our largest educational project is our annual Leadership Weekend designed to introduce Grade 11’s from a wide variety of backgrounds to leadership skills and the value of working with others of diverse skills and backgrounds to achieve collective objectives.
In assisting others we participate in activities such as marshalling in the “Ride for Sight” Cycle Challenge and providing a “Christmas in July” luncheon for the Gerald Fitzpatrick Home for the Aged.
Fund Raising Projects include our annual NSRI Wine Auction to raise much needed funds for the NSRI to continue operations, usually in the form of acquiring new equipment to improve their much valued life saving efforts, our annual Golf Day which assists the Bethany Home for abused mothers and Rotary’s drive to abolish polio throughout the world and serving drinks at the 1000 Bike Show to raise money for various needy organizations.
RCKP Recent Events
For the last two years The Rotary Club of Knights Pendragon has been invited to run the bar at the Classic Motorcycle Club 1000 Bike Show, held annually at the Germiston High School. This premium event on the motor cycling calendar attracted some 8200 visitors from all over the country and was held over the weekend of 6 & 7 July. Our job was to serve all drinks, but mainly beer, as fast as we could as cold as we could. Based on our experience from our inaugural effort last year, the Club set up four bar stations and two satllite draft stations to ensure prompt and efficient service. Commencing at 10h00 on Saturday and ending at 16h00 on Sunday our 104 “shift persons” (Rotarians, family and friends) delivered the goods, and if the compliments we received are anything to go by, to the satisfaction of all. From the funds we have raised we will be able to continue to support our very needy charities.
Many thanks to all participants you deserve a hearty round of applause.
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