Jul 30, 2021
Christopher Nicholas Philips

Nick is from the Rotary club of Eshowe, District 9370, South Africa

Nick is the retired senior partner in Phillips and Wegerle Professional Accountants (SA). A Rotarian since 1977 he is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary Foundation Alumnus and member of the Bequest Society.

He has served as Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator and Rotary Coordinator with responsibility for Zone 20A south, the ten countries of southern Africa. 

Nick has served as GETS training leader, International Assembly training leader and RI Coordinator’s Institute facilitator.Having undertaken Rotary assignments in 26 African countries, including Rotary Foundation Cadre assignments, Nick is familiar with the Global Grant needs of the African continent.  He was a member of the 2018 Toronto Convention Committee and served as a technical advisor to the Rotary Foundation CADRE in the field of auditing and finance from 2017 - 2020. Nick has two daughters and is married to Silvia, project manager of  the Norwegian NGO, Zulufadder, caring for marginalized children in Zululand, South Africa.

About the topic

Nick is going to speak on Isivivane.  In Zulu the word “Isivivane” (pronounced: isi-vi-va-ne) literally means “throw your stone upon the pile” and is used to mark a place of spiritual or historical significance. It is also a concept which is derived from the Zulu word “viva” which means “to come together as a group” and commit to a common purpose.