From "Brain-dead" to Webmaster!

Praise the Lord!

TESTIMONY given at

Valley Methodist Church

at the 9:30 service on 9 January 2005:

In August 2002 I completed a Dreamweaver web-site design course, and by the Lord's Grace I received 82% for my final assignment!

I did this course mainly to maintain and update this particular web-site, as my brother-in-law who initiated this web-site for me, was moving to New Zealand.

My wonderful husband, Deon Lötter, whom I married in May 2003, introduced me to Rotary as he had been a Rotarian since 1992. In the 2002/2003 Rotary year, he was also the President of the Boksburg Rotary Club. He got me inducted into the Rotary Club of Pretoria East in November 2003.

July 2004 I was made Secretary of the Community Service Committee (of which Deon was the Director), as well as Secretary of the 2005 District Conference Organising Committee. This mainly involved taking minutes at meetings, and I could do that, in spite of my memory problems, by recording the meeting on a tape recorder. After that I came home, and listened to the tape over and over again ... stopping, rewinding and listening again and again ... while taking notes on my computer. This really kept me busy, being a pensioner!

Our Rotary Club did not have a web-site at that time. Deon saw the gap and suggested that I do something about it. I started creating a web-site for the Club with Dreamweaver on my computer, and we finally had our first web-site online roundabout the 19th of November 2004!

Currently I'm the Webmaster of the Rotary Club of Pretoria East web-site, and I've only received wonderful compliments about it!

All the Glory goes to the Lord for making this possible ... His healing power that followed after my "simple" act of Forgiveness!

You can always keep me in mind if you need a web-site designed (like our Rotary Club of Pretoria East web-site) ... through the wonderful Grace of the Lord I believe that I can now take on more things like this!

An update, on 27 July 2005:

Having looked at my work, the Rotary Club of Brits approached me near the end of May 2005, and ever since then I've started creating a website for the Rotary Club of Brits as well.

From earlier this month their website was online, and I am currently the Webmaster of both the Rotary Club of Pretoria East and Rotary Club of Brits websites!

An update, on 24 October 2005:

This evening, myself and Deon were invited to attend the Rotary Club of Brits' weekly meeting, as the members apparently wanted to meet their Webmaster in person.

We had a wonderful fellowship, and it was wonderful meeting the various members in person, as I've only been in e-mail contact with most of them, having never met most of them before.

Then ... near to end of the evening ... I got the most amazing surprise of my life: I was awarded a Paul Harris fellowship recognition (which is one of the highest recognitions in Rotary) for the time and effort I've put into the development and maintenance of their website:

Past District Governor Cliff Peake and President Trudy Gerth presenting me with a Paul Harris fellowship recognition on behalf of the Rotary Club of Brits - what an incredibly proud moment this was for me!

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