The Rotary E-Club of Southern Africa D9400 was chartered on 5th March 2014.

The sponsor club is the Rotary Club of Northcliff.

The Club is the only Rotary E-Club in District D9400.

The first E-Club on the African continent, Rotary E-Club of South Africa One, in D9370, was chartered on 23rd November 2010.

Membership may be drawn from any country where Rotary International has a presence.

We will soon have all the various sections of the website available as well as our Facebook page but if you are keen to be a member of our E-Club, please click on the JOIN OUR E-CLUB section and complete the Proposal Form.

Rotary e-club of South Africa D9400 2018/2019 structure:


  President PDG Shirley Downie
  Vice President PDG Mark Doyle
  Secretary and PE Judith Chinkumbi
  Treasurer IPP Carolyn Khoury
  Public Relations DGN Annemarie Mostert, Annalie Anticevich
  Membership Kgabo Ralebepa
  New Generations PP Rudi Viljoen (RYLA)  & Susan Elder (Rotaract, YEX & Interact)
  Foundation Dr Dries Velthuizen
  Service Projects Sanet Fagan
  Club Services Judith Chinkumbi & Christine van Heerden
  Almoner Cornelia Raath-Lotter
  International Fellowship PP Liana van der Walt
  IT Officer Elegance Gozo
  Fund-raiser tbc / Pres Shirley Downie
Some of our members
You can also see the Structure For Rotary International


On 5 March 2014, D9400 chartered the Rotary E Club of Southern Africa 9400 with 31 members.  Current members are from Botswana, Canada, France, Kenya, Tanzania, United States and South Africa (Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Western Cape). This was a historic moment for Southern Africa. There are currently 41 active members in the club with 3 honoree members.
Whilst the very nature of an E-Club means that we are far apart and seldom meet it is essential that we are all connected and integral to the affairs of our Rotary Club.
Members are urged to keep up their attendance by logging into the Club website log into the Members Clubhouse for at least for 20 minutes once a week and leave a comment on the topic of the week to show attendance. The Club also received a RI Citation during previous 2 years.
Some of the Current and future projects: 
These are some of the projects the club is currently involved with.  
  • Health:  Full participation during 7 – 9 Oct 2015 for the Rotary Family Health days, screening over 1500 members of the community of Mafikeng in the North West Province, for various health related issues, Inner City of JHB site as well as Filidelfia Ark, Kameeldrift, Pretoria West.  Sue, Kanthan, Sarah, Charlotte and I are all involved in this programme.
  • A Race against Time:  Building a Rhino sanctuary for baby Rhinos in Magoebaskloof. This amazing project is a trip in vintage car against time from CT to London.  Its showcased on Rotary International’s web site.
  • Establish sport facilities for one school: Soccer, Netball, cricket etc fields.  
  • Disaster relieve: Continue to hand out Blankets, Knitted items, TOMS shoes and Food parcels to the disadvantaged members in the community.
  • Education:  Established libraries and donation of books from D9400 Humanitarian Centre handed out to various Centres including at Queens Haven Retirement village.  RYLA leadership development camps.
  • Food security: Small vegetable gardens have been established.  The objective is to transfer the skill of farming and assist the community to manage and run a sustainable vegetable farm.  Were successful with a district grant to establish vegetable tunnels in Mathibestad, starting the project within this month. 
  • Water and Sanitation:  A water purification plant has been established at a home for destitute children.
  • Libraries and donations or reading and educational material to school, old age homes and centres.
  • Support to the Girl Child supplying washable and reusable sanitary towels, keeping them in the school.
  • Enterprise development:  
  • To training the community in bread making and establish a bakery teaching 8 women in the community to become small business owners.  Proposals for possible support are available.
  • Renovations, safety, gardens and sustainability:  Oranjezicht in Nelspruit.  An old age home with 70 senior citizens.  Filidelfia Ark:  building of additional 4 homes.
  • RYLA, Friendship exchange, Rotaract members. 
  • Various members are also part of District 9400 and or the African / Zone Committees. 
Apart from the weekly actions on the interact web site, fellowship activities are also hosted once a month on line through Go to Meeting. Various monthly activities, such as club raids, music and movie evenings and dinners are part of the year fellowship programme.  At least 2 weekend projects or longer trips are in the pipeline.   Members are encouraged to also attend the District events. 
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