WELCOME to the 29th Wine Auction.
It is a tribute to everyone involved that such a large part of our industry and local community has united around this exciting endeavour. The Gately Rotary Trust is mandated to raise money to support a host of beneficiaries. A major new fundraiser with international support is the Early Childhood Development Programme. Through your generosity and support, we will be able to create magic and change the lives of those less fortunate than us. Let’s have a great time and contribute to making a real difference by digging deep.

Gately Rotary Annual Wine Auction


Download the Rotary Gately WINE Catalogue 2020

The annual Wine Auction of the Gately Rotary Club is a prestige event on the Club’s fundraising calendar and is very well supported by numerous wine estates in the Western Cape.

The auction is held under the leadership of well known wine connoisseur, Michael Fridjhon, who acts as the Auctioneer, whilst an enthusiastic East London community participate eagerly in the auction.

Our Club

Gately Rotary Flagship Project




The Gately Rotary Club has aligned its Vision with that of the Rotary Foundation by focussing on large, sustainable projects with measurable outcomes. The Find Your Voice Rotary Leadership Programme is one such project. The funds for these projects are derived from generous contributions from our donors of quality wines that are sold during the annual wine auction.

Like many people in the world, South Africans are concerned about the quality of its political, business and civil society leaders. As a way of contributing to a solution, the Rotary Club of Gately (East London) established the Find Your Voice Leadership Programme to expose selected young people to the core elements of ethical and effective leadership. As the programme runs into its fourth year, it is now able to consolidate the content and operations and consider expanding the programme within East London and in other areas.

The programme’s Vision is to create effective leaders who have been shaped by world class leadership development interventions to strengthen our societies economic, political and moral base. A distinctive aspect of the Rotary Find Your Voice Programme is the role of Rotary Mentors. Delegates, who are between the ages of 25 and 35, are assigned a Rotary Mentor who volunteers to walk with them on their leadership journey. Acting as a sounding board, sharing stories and perspectives on how to best use their new-found knowledge of leadership within their professional and personal lives.

The project has formed a strong Alumni group to ensure sustainability and this group continues to impact different areas in the community.

All funds raised are held in Trust, whilst a Board of Trustees act as custodians of these funds and oversee the distribution thereof to worthy recipients in line with the Motto of Service Above Self.

Follow this link to find out more about this large sustainable project with measurable outcomes.

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