you for your interest in the Rotary Club of
White River. We are a vibrant Rotary Club
serving the community of White River, Mpumalanga,
South Africa. We have outlined some of our
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date information on what is happening please
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was destiny that brought Neha and me to White
River. We met in the final year of my degree
course. In traditional Indian culture, it
was an arranged marriage. After meeting each
other twice we decided to marry and spent
our honeymoon at the Pine Lake Inn on the
edge of White River.
we did not actually live in the area until
some years later. I had grown up in Johannesburg,
matriculated in Durban and, under pressure
from my parents, studied commerce at Wits
University. However my real interest was in
electrical engineering, so my heart was not
committed to my studies!
our marriage, we started a clothing alteration
business in central Johannesburg. Sadly we
experienced many armed robberies which decided
us to move to Zimbabwe where Neha had her
roots. We spent seven years there running
a hardware business before returning to South
always felt an attachment to the Lowveld,
we settled in White River and have been running
a successful men’s clothing retail store
in town for the past 13 years.
son Nakul is now 21 years old and is studying
Information Science at the University of Pretoria
hopefully completing his degree this year.
He attended Flamboyant School in White River
and I retain a special interest in its operation
and activities. Nakul is a regular helper
and supporter of one of our club’s keystone
projects Camp Quality, an annual holiday for
children diagnosed with cancer.
joined the Rotary Club of White River in 2005
and Neha joined Rotary Anns. The club has
many special people who generously welcomed
us. We have made some great friends with Rotarians
over the years and I firmly believe that the
strength of our fellowship binds us within
this small community.
passion since I was a teenager has been keeping
fish and I also enjoy tinkering with cars
and do my own servicing. Since we have entered
the computer age much of my time is spent
glued to the screen. I wish it were not so
sometimes as it is beginning to rule our lives!
Indeed I would not be able to lead our club
had I not owned one.
Neha and I run the business together, she
is not a full time housewife, but she enjoys
cooking, knitting and pottering in the garden.
She completed her matric in India and then
went on to complete a course in hairdressing
and beauty therapy. Hence I never need to
visit the barber!
welcome you to visit us at one of our weekly
meetings on Mondays at 19h00 at Ingwenyama
President Rotary Club of White River