Round Table Sandton 121
Our Table, Sandton 121 RT, make a difference in our community by supporting various projects, including, but not limited to:
- The Family Africa - NPO 040-430; PBO 930-034-345
- Footprint P.L.A.Y - NPO 2005/029858/08; PBO 930-023-393
- The REEA Foundation - NPO 000-771 1935/006440/08; PBO 930-000-281
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Below is a short history of Round Table South Africa. It was a Rotarian who launched Round Table in South Africa. Dr. David Smith had been a Round Tabler in Bath, England, but after the war he settled in East London and joined the local Rotary Club. As Chairman of the Club’s Youth Service Committee he received in 1948, a letter from the International Extension Officer of Round Table of Great Britain and Ireland (RTBI). The letter sought the support of Rotary for the extension of Round Table into Southern Africa, but although David Smith was himself immediately fired with enthusiasm Rotary did not at first give its official backing to the idea.
David was himself below the 40 year age barrier and his vigor and enthusiasm were reflected in the first East London Table established in November 1948. They immediately tackled an enormous project – the collection over a three-year period of a sum of R36000 for the building in East London of a tuberculosis settlement. Within two years this figure was exceeded, and Round Table very quickly made its mark as a dynamic force in the sphere of community service in Southern Africa.