Past Events

Easter window painting for elderly house

Easter window painting for elderly house

On April 3rd, the day before Easter, our club members were invited to one of The Hague elderly houses. Sammersbrug has a department for patients with dementia. Our members were happy to help and brighten up the day of the residents with cheerful drawings on 

Rotary Kijkduin – Rotaract Scheveningen discussion with Youth for Climate

Rotary Kijkduin – Rotaract Scheveningen discussion with Youth for Climate

On 30th of March, as part of Rotary Kijkduin’s march for Climate program, Rotaract Scheveningen and friends participated in a discussion with Youth For Climate; to discuss what can be done, what has been done and where we go from here. It is important to 

Rotaract Community Project

Rotaract Community Project

On March 13, 2021, the Rotaract Club Scheveningen started a community project. This project includes painting window frames and parts of a house for a lady who has asked for our help. This house, which the lady recently received through the social support, needed a bit of a renovation.

That’s when our club offered help and we will be busy with this project all throughout March! In compliance with the Covid measures, 2 people from the club are assigned to assist each time. It is worth mentioning that this project started during World Rotaract Week.

We hope that Rotaracters continue to implement social projects around the globe to make our world a better place. Rotaract Club Scheveningen will certainly continue to do so.

World Water Day – March 22, 2021

World Water Day – March 22, 2021

Do you know, around 2.2 billion people in the world are living without access to safe drinking water? Or that 207 million people spend over 30 minutes per round trip to collect water from an improved source? Water is a precious resource! This requires the 

World Day of Social Justice – 20th February

World Day of Social Justice – 20th February

“World Day of Social Justice” (Social Justice Equality Day) is an international day recognizing the need to promote social justice, which includes efforts to tackle issues such as poverty, exclusion, gender equality, unemployment, human rights, and social protections. The United Nations General Assembly has decided 

Blue Monday during COVID-19

Blue Monday during COVID-19

What is Blue Monday?

Blue Monday falls around the third Monday of January (18th January in 2021) and is often referred to as “the most depressing day of the year”. But why? Mental health experts have a number of theories about that. The most likely scenario is the culmination of factors such as weather changes, holiday debt recovery, a new year of resolutions and just the very suggestion that the day exists.

While the legitimacy of the day is often disputed by experts, the mental health effects of the winter months are very real and can lead towards serious health concerns such as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), anxiety and depression.

Blue Monday during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting lockdown may be having a significant effect on people with depression and anxiety, which means we should pay even closer attention to people around us. Either you struggle yourself during this difficult period of time or you want to help a friend or a family member, there’s a number of things you can do to ease the situation.

We have gathered a few valuable sources of information that might help you to tackle this difficult task.

Top tips for your mental health during Coronavirus:

  • Have a routine. Keep up with daily routines as far as possible, or make new ones.
  • Social contact is important. If your movements are restricted, keep in regular contact with people close to you by telephone and online channels.
  • Avoid alcohol and other drugs, binge eating and impulse shopping — any coping mechanisms that are ultimately harmful.

Top tips on caring for someone with depression during the COVID-19:

  • Talk and be open. Remind people that it is always all right to ask for help from friends, family, and professionals.
  • Be ready to take action. Offer to help people get the nutritional food that they need or suggest doing online workouts together.
  • Listen and advise despite the objections you may face.

For more detailed information, please check links below:

Important Resources:

Mental Health Support in the Netherland – Need Help? Call Us! 

113 Suicide prevention in the Netherlands (help in Dutch and English)

Articles:

WHO #HealthyAtHome – Looking after our Mental health 

Caring for someone with depression during the COVID-19 pandemic

Dealing with Depression During Coronavirus

The best mental health tips for staying sane in isolation

7 Solutions for Loneliness During Coronavirus Quarantine

Useful Apps:

Depression Preventing App

6 apps to help you socialize while social distancing

Baking for homeless people

Baking for homeless people

Over the weekend, our club Rotaract Scheveningen helped the Kessler Stiching in baking cakes, pies and cookies for their clients. The goal was to bring smiles and an early Christmas celebration to around 1000 clients of the Kessler Stiching in which our club members helped 

Delicious breakfast for a good cause: our club supported Rotary Honduras Hurricane Relief!

Delicious breakfast for a good cause: our club supported Rotary Honduras Hurricane Relief!

We made it!! This morning, our club Rotaract Scheveningen delivered 10 breakfasts all around the Hague in support of the Rotary Honduras Hurricane Relief! Through our ‘Solidarity Breakfast’ initiative, we collected funds for families affected by hurricanes Eta and Iota in Honduras. In collaboration with 

Solidarity breakfast: Order now and help people in need!

Solidarity breakfast: Order now and help people in need!

Our club Rotaract Scheveningen is collecting funds for the Rotary Honduras Hurricane Relief!

Why should I care?

Major portions of mainland Honduras have been devastated by Hurricanes Eta and Iota.

The local Rotary club of Roatan (A Honduran island) is collecting food bags for people affected from the hurricanes in Honduras. Each food bag costs 15$ and one bag is enough to provide food for one family for an entire week! The goal of our club is to collect enough funds to provide at least 25 food bags. This way, we will be able to provide support for affected families in these extra challenging times for Honduras!  

How can I help?

The answer is simple – register for the Christmas breakfast organized by Rotaract Scheveningen!

When?

Sunday, 13th of December! We will be delivering breakfasts in the Hague from 8.00 am until 11.30 am. Straight to your doorstep with keeping the required distance, of course!

What’s the menu?

Brownie or Oliebollen with Nutella, 5 Mini pancakes, Yogurt and Granola, Toast (ham and cheese or avocado and cheese), fruit salad and juice (orange or pineapple).

Sounds yummy! How can I participate?

You can sign up by filling in the Google form: https://forms.gle/CjaG5GSqZnXkWpjs7.  We accept registrations until 9th of December so don’t procrastinate!

The price of one menu is 15€. You can order 4 menus for just 50€!

Have a great start of the day while helping families affected by a natural disaster!

Sports activities day with children!

Sports activities day with children!

On the 7th of November, members of our club helped in organizing and conducting sports activities for children. This involved helping out in the planned games and interacting with the children, who were under the age of 13 and came from and around the area