We strive through our service to achieve more than the goal of each individual project. By working together in our clubs, districts, and internationally we strive to establish the foundations of a better society – friendship, trust, honesty, and hope.

The Rotary Club of Northcliff was chartered on 16 May 1973 and currently has 25 members!

Weekly Dinner Meetings take place at the GEM Homes at 99 Mendelssohn Street, Roosevelt Park, Northcliff.

For more information view our contact section.

Board members Serving in Northcliff Rotary Club

President:Rita Millan
President elect:
Ragu Govender
Secretary:Ragu Govender
Treasurer:Ian Goldsmith

Wheelchair Project Convener

Dave Woodhouse


It all began in a Chicago office block way back in 1905, when four men met to establish the world’s first Rotary Club. Since then, Rotary has grown into an international organisation with nearly 34 000 clubs and over 1,22 million members around the world.

Despite this phenomenal growth, the goals of Rotary have remained unchanged for over 100 years. With its well-known motto, ‘Service above Self’, Rotary continues to bring together business and professional leaders to provide humanitarian service to those in need.

Rotarians also commit themselves to upholding high ethical standards in both their personal and professional lives and to promote international understanding, goodwill and peace through a world fellowship. As befits a secular organisation committed to service, membership is open to all people regardless of race, language, gender or political preference.

In South Africa, the first Rotary Club was established way back in 1921. This was based in Johannesburg and, over the years, many other clubs were established.

In the early seventies several people living in the burgeoning suburbs around Northcliff and Blackheath decided the time was right to establish their own club. And so it was that a provisional Northcliff Rotary Club applied for its charter from Rotary International in April 1973. The charter was granted on 16 May 1973 with 32 charter members.

The timing was perfect as the club’s launch coincided with a visit to South Africa by Rotary International President, Roy Hickman – the highest functionary in Rotary. To commemorate the event, a glittering banquet was held in the ballroom of the Carlton Hotel. The sumptuous five-course meal cost a grand total of R7 per head and everyone was greatly honoured that Rotary International President Hickman was on hand to present the charter of the new club in person – the first time this had happened in South Africa since the chartering of the original Johannesburg Club in 1921.


Tutu Desk Campaign

Tutudesks are made from a high-grade, child-safe, proprietary polymer that won’t shatter like other plastics if dropped. A Tutudesk weighs under a kilogram and rests comfortably and stably on our childrens’ laps, providing them with an even, steady surface to write on, whether they are sitting on a chair or on the floor.
The Tutudesks are issued to the learner and with the cut-out handle, they can easily be carried home and used for doing homework and projects.

They are locally produced in South Africa and the polymer accepts printing that is durable and wear-resistant. This makes it ideal for imprinting educational and social messaging, as well as corporate branding.

Top of the Northcliff Ridge Eco park

Community Donations

In this uncertain time the Northcliff Rotary Club are requesting donations. We would like to ask you to donate any value to a food-related cause.

The donations will be paid to organisations that are recognised by the Rotary club for the distribution of food parcels.

Official Covid-19 Website www.sacoronavirus.co.za

Northcliff Rotary Wheel-Chair-Project

Wheelchair Projects

The wheelchair project is one of the most successful and long-running initiatives. It began in 1993 and is still going strong today. The original idea took hold after members realized that there was an urgent need for wheelchairs in the Johannesburg area.

The call for wheelchairs was sent out and Rushmoor Rotary in the United Kingdom took up the cause. Wheelchairs were collected from agencies such as the Red Cross and national health hospitals who had been storing old wheelchairs in depots across southern England. The first consignment of 56 wheelchairs arrived, courtesy of Swiss Air. Thereafter, wheelchairs were dispatched by sea.

When they arrive Northcliff Rotary collects the wheelchairs and distributes them countrywide through affiliated Rotary clubs in other districts. More than 22 000 wheelchairs have been provided to worthy recipients across South Africa, totally free of charge.


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Want to know more?

Venue: GEM Homes,
99 Mendelssohn Street,
Roosevelt Park, 

GPS Co-ordinates: -26.14903913212904, 27.983525998001298

Tel: Darryn Matthews –  084 897 6156
Wheelchair requests: Dave Woodhouse – 082 459 6105

Day and time: Wednesday 18h00 for 18h30
Club Number: 17423
Charter Date: 16 May 1973

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