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On Friday the 16th August, The Rotary Clubs of Newlands and Table Bay, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Hermanus and the African Pride Arabella Hotel and Spa, hosted the first annual wine auction in Hermanus. The proceeds of the wine auction will fund the new 6.5 metre rescue vessel at Hermanus that has been named Rotarian Burnett.The event was a great success raising just over R115 000. Thank you to everyone who came out to support us, the volunteers of Hermanus Rescue Base, staff, the Rotarians and Glen Harris of Claremart Auctioneers who assisted to make this event great.We would like to thank the following sponsors who have made this wine auction possible:African Pride Arabella Hotel & Spa, Claremart, Creation Wines, Raka Wine cellar, Securistore, My design, Village N Life and all the Wine Estates who sponsored the wines for auction. Wendy Bululu, Donor Administrator with Tania Meiring, crew of Kleinmond Rescue Base Lorie and Deidre supporting the auction From left: Sally Harris with Nick and Nora See Rotarian Richard Burnett welcomes all the guests to Hermanus first annual wine auction Adré Smit of Hermanus Rotary The volunteer crew of Hermanus Rescue Base enjoying a meal before the work begins. Glen Harris of Claremart AuctioneersWe look forward to the 24th annual Cape Town Wine auction hosted by The Rotary Clubs of Newlands and Table Bay that will be held at the Bay Hotel in Camps Bay on 10 October 2019. If you have not booked your tickets yet for this great event, please give Dean a call on 071 684 6728 or send an email to
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