‘Taste South Africa’ – A Successful Benefit Dinner in the Netherlands!
Organised by Rotaract Club Rotterdam and Rotary Club Rotterdam Nieuwe Dag
On Wednesday October 31st 2012 the Benefit Dinner named ‘Taste South Africa’ took place at the World Port Center in Rotterdam. A beautiful venue located on the banks of the river Maas. On behalf of the board of Foundation Vision AfriKa Europe, Nienke Groen spoke about the programme of Vision AfriKa and the importance of support by donations from countries like the Netherlands. After Nienke’s presentation Joop Van Caldenborgh, a renowned Dutch Art collector, gave an inspiring lecture. He spoke about the Caldic Collection, his sculpture garden in Wassenaar (The Netherlands) and his plans for opening his own museum.
During the benefit dinner a jazz band provided musical entertainment. We very much enjoyed the South African dishes combined with a tasteful wine. A special thank you goes out to the students of the Hospitality Trade School of Rotterdam, who served a delicious three course dinner.
This great evening ended with handing over a cheque of €6,000 (!). This wonderful amount is an important contribution to the programmes of Vision AfriKa in Kayamandi en Vlottenburg. We are very grateful that Rotaract Club Rotterdam and Rotary Club Rotterdam Nieuwe Dag put so much effort and energy into the organisation of this amazing dinner. We would also like to thank all the others involved in making this evening to a great success!