Update on Bikes for Life project from the
Durbanville Rotary Club, Cape Town, South Africa
It has been agreed with the Durbanville Rotary Club that they will receive the container, and pay for the customs brokerage, and land freight. Our responsibility is to load and pay for the ocean freight.
From this point Tim Mosdell and Benbikes are the custodians of the container contents.
A portion of the bikes will be transported to Klipheuwel by Benbikes, and will be securely stored in their allocated container on site which will serve as their Bike store. Note that they have already identified likely candidates to run the Bike Store and will train each for approximately 3 weeks.
A portion of the bikes will be allocated to our 11 local Durbanville “Farm” Schools (+/- 10 each)
The remainder of the bikes will be allocated to existing Benbike projects around the Western Cape.
Benbikes, Josiah trust and we will supervise the ongoing functions of the Bike store in Klipheuwel.
Update on Bikes for Life project from the London East Rotary Club
In regards to the committees to be involved in the project, I would like to propose that a meeting with the following chairs is scheduled as soon as possible:
Shipment Deadline:  End of June 2017
Fund raising: John Shaw,
Treasurer/Finance:  Dagmar Wendt
International Service:  Susan Cassan
Public Relations:  Cris Hall-Berges; Bonnie Hudson, Ernesto Chahine
President and President Elect:  Steve Dietrich and Debra Bodreau
Secretary:  Bob Mann and Michelle De Ruiter
This “Petit Committee” Will define the activity steps to be taken to achieve the following goals and report on a weekly basis to the Club:
Create a campaign to obtain (used and new) bicycles accessories and helmets. Tools and tool sets.
Grant application from the district.
Quotes on the shipment, and document preparation
A Public Relations campaign to get our club known in the community for further projects.
Assistance from the Finance Department as to availability of funds for the shipment at the end of June, 2017.