RERA AGM commending efforts to keep Rooiels natural and secure - and send photos and feedback on the holiday programme activities please
The community had fun at many social and interesting events over the holidays -- PLEASE send in your photos and notes on your experiences this past Christmas. The February email will feature photos of the Christmas Calendar events and other fun photos and news -- we need your inputs!
RERA also held their AGM and the draft minutes from that meeting will be shared in due course on the website. At the meeting Frank Raymond reminded Rooielsers that the Western Cape has a Police Ombudsman (contact details on Key Information) and encouraged people to share their experiences and complaints with Vusi Pikholi who is determined to help strengthen policing in the Western Cape. He also announced that the Overstrand Municipality has made the Draft Overlay Zone Regulations. Everyone is strongly encouraged to look at this draft. It is also available for you to download as a pdf, but it is a big file.
RERA recognised everyone for their contributions and selected a few to highlight their dedication to enhancing our quality of life in this "natuurlike paradys".
Rooiels Eagle Award for Community Service
The Eagle Award is given to people in Rooiels who have played a vital role in caring for our community by volunteering their time and expertise.
RERA recognised 6 deserving winners at the 2016 AGM.
Mark Butler: For steering the RESA initiative and setting up cost effective banking facilities for Rooiels organisations
Pierre Kruger: For his dedication as a volunteer fireman and the development of a formal evacuation plan for Rooiels
Helen Jones: for her monthly e-newsletter Tweet which keeps our community informed about all the creatures great and small that share our wonderful landscape with us.
Duncan Hiles: Our very own Sherlock Holmes who tracked down accurate contact details for Rooiels homeowners and set up a database
Martie Louw: Donated the domain name rooiels.org and set up the architecture for the Rooiels Community Website from her home in the USA!
Kay Leresche: for leading a team of Rooielsers who provided information for the website and is our volunteer webmaster
A very big thank you from us all
Your contribution is making a real difference in our community.
We are all safer and better informed because of your hard work.
We also thank all the many Rooielsers who keep our village natural and beautiful in so many ways -- from picking up rubbish when going for a swim to clambering up dangerous ravines to bring us news of leopards.
We acknowledge that there are many others who go unrecognised. If you feel that you know someone who is making a difference in our lives in Rooiels please send their story in!