70-year bash for Round Table No1

The Round Table East London No1 held their 70th anniversary celebrations at James Pearce Park from November 9 to 10.

Members, guests and past members from all over SA were in attendance, including the current Round Table Southern Africa president Sean Trautmann.

Round Table No1 chairman Leonard Roeleveld said the club has supported the city in countless charitable projects.

”A highlight of the weekend was formally welcoming Stuart Tarr as a fully fledged member of the organiszation in front of close to 100 current and past members from all over SA. We look forward to great things from him,” Roeleveld said.

A ROUND SUCCESS: Round Table East London chairman Leonard Roeleveld, left, and Round Table Southern Africa president Sean Trautmann

The club currently has 15 active members who are committed to their cause. Charities include those benefitting children, the elderly, animals, the environment and sports.

More than 100 men and women were hosted on the evening. Out-of-town guests were treated to bowls and lunch at the beachfront while the ladies enjoyed a riverside cruise.

Weekend convener Ryan Baisley said the organisation’s current project highlights include the building of a children’s home in Scenery Park and fundraising for disabled school children.

The East London Round Table was inaugurated in 1948 by Dr David Smith, making it the oldest organisation in the country.

The table is made up of young men aged 18 to 40 who aim to promote social intercourse, the fellowship of young professional men, the understanding among people of different cultural, language and political backgrounds.

The organisation can be followed on its Facebook page, Round Table #1 East London.


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