Welcome to Vereeniging Rotary Club
Vereeniging Rotary Club was chartered virtually towards the end of the Second World War whilst many of the local male folk were away serving their country in Africa and Europe.
The city of Vereeniging which is very much part of the Vaal Triangle with Vanderbijlpark, Sasolburg and Meyerton all forming the other part of a very dynamic, in its time industrial area.
However this original status of the area was slowly eroded, as the closure/departure of major industries took place and now has one of the highest unemployment ratios in the country/world.
As the needs of these areas were exactly the same as ours, Vereeniging Rotary Club sponsored additional Rotary Clubs in Vereeniging, Vanderbijlpark, Sasolburg and Meyerton to address the growing situation.
These clubs in many ways flourished with continued excellent work by club members and the support of businesses of their areas.
Money was always a problem, so many varied types of fund raising projects had to be planned and implemented. These ideas were well received by many local businesses who possibly could not help out physically, but donated in kind.
Many companies use Rotary as the recipient of their required contribution to social responsibility/upliftment for BEE purposes, and that Rotary can give the assurance for BEE audit purposes that the donation will be applied to an identifiable particular project which will benefit previously disadvantaged groups.
The projects undertaken in the past are actually very dynamic when considering the prevailing circumstances. This type of work continues unabatedly to date.
Fund raising is not always easy but is ongoing and our local industry and business support is fairly regular.
The Club has proudly provided 3 members that became District Governors.
Dr Willie Liebenberg 1962/1963
Mr Tony Chase 1986/1987
Mr Trevor Nienaber 2008/2009