Vergaderings van die tak word elke derde Saterdag van die maand om 14h00 gehou by die Nederduits Gereformeerde Kerk Ontdekkerskruin, Philipslaan, Ontdekkers, Roodepoort.
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29 November 2011

Our tenth birthday

By Penny Evans 

Lucas Rinken and Minnie Pretorius cut the birthday cake.
 Ten years ago the West Gauteng branch of the GSSA was established. A function to celebrate this 10th birthday was held on 19th November at our usual venue in Discovery. Tables and chairs were set up under the shady trees and Christmas decorations added. Kriek Fourie soon had the fires burning in the braai.

Neels Coertse presented the birthday gift to our chairman Lucas Rinken. This marvellous gift of ten books and DVDs containing the newsletters written over the last 10 years was a project undertaken by Neels Coertse. Lucas Rinken thanked him for his excellent work. A great deal of information is contained in these newsletters.

Lucas Rinken handed out certificates of merit to the committee members, the course presenters Richard Ford and Dennis Pretorius and Japie Bosch, our blogmaster. Lucas thanked each person for their commitment and hard work. Dennis Pretorius gave Lucas Rinken his certificate and thanked him for serving as chairman for the last five years. Thank you Lucas for being so dedicated and attending the function while you are still not well.

Lucas receives a gift from Neels Coertse.
Members were asked to come dressed in an inherited outfit or a hat. Frans and Donna Viljoen and their granddaughter Donna were judged to be the winners. Well done, you looked stunning in the fashions of the thirties.

A highlight of the afternoon was the cutting of the birthday cake, baked by Minnie Pretorius. It tasted as good as it looked. We spent a leisurely afternoon enjoying the braai.

Thank you to all who helped with carrying tables and chairs, braaiing the meat and clearing up afterwards. A special thanks to Margaret Humphries for making this a success.

Lucas presents a merit certificate ro Penny Evans.
Some of our members could not attend due to ill health. We wish you a speedy recovery. For the committee members who have persevered despite illness, a very big thank you for your unselfish service. May you all have a good rest over the festive season and come back refreshed next year.

Fashion of the 1930's.  Frans and Donna Viljoen and their granddaughter, Donna, were winners.

Graham Southey receives his award.
Margaret Humphries receives her award.
John Stephens receives his award.
Giel Nel receives his award.
Dennis Pretorius receives his award.

Kriek Fourie receives his award.

08 November 2011

Nuusbrief: Oktober 2011

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