Posted by Dave Stalwick on May 08, 2017
President Uwe introduced Margie for her classification talk.
Margie started by showing us one of the best flowers of South Africa. Margie told us about her parents and 2 brothers. Her Father was a Rotarian in South Africa a DG and also a Paul Harris award holder.
Margie was born and raised in Cape Town and then on a small farm with grape vines and small animals. Completed her school at a girls school and then off to The University of Port Elizabeth majoring in Psychology. She did get married to her first husband in 1974 and was married for 6 years. She then spent 4 months in the USA and then 4 months in England.
Then back to South Africa in 1980 as a social worker and back to school to get her masters degree.
Then she met Johan and they were married in 1988 and she became a stepmother to 3 children. She went back to school and earned her PHD.
One of her highpoints was getting to meet and talk to Queen Elizabeth II.
She loved her beautiful city of Cape Town. She spent 12 years as a professor at the University of Cape Town and a lecturer in the Department of Social Development. She had many wonderful pictures of Cape Town.
Margie and Johan immigrated to Canada on Feb 9 2016 to be close to their son who is a doctor and lives in Medicine Hat.
She loves her new home  and has a special Thank you  to all Rotarians for membership and friendship.
Many question were asked and answered.  Welcome to Rotary, Margie!