Message from the President
Dear Fellow 41’ers
Round Table North Coast hosted the 2017 Natal Tri Area Meeting at Hebron Haven in the Natal Midlands. The event had 219 (154 Tablers and 10 41’ers) attendees.
We received a warm welcomed at Registration by Jen Mc Arthur, Chane Niebuhr and Karen Lea. Where-after the welcome party started. The 41’er ladies had a good time as can be seen in the photo. The party had its consequences like our esteemed Past President John that took a scenic route to our overnight house (about 5km from Hebron Haven), driving 30km to get there…
The opening of the Round Table meeting on Saturday’s highlight was the induction of 9 Tablers- well done President Andrew and your team! Vice President Sean Trautmann announced that in excess of 70 Tablers will be axed at the 2018 ARTSA – good news for the 41’ers!
Besides the Portfolio holders, the 41’ers Exec meeting was attended by Angus Flockhart, Nico McNamara, Keith Dempsey, Adrian Pretorius, Peter de Waal, Sean Gomersall and Leon Garbade. It was sad to bow our heads in respect of Peter Brauteseth that passed away since our last meeting. The Ladies Circle raided the meeting and Riana Otto presented our Association with a banner.
2nd Vice President Peter Harding roamed between the different meetings promoting the 41’er club with success. Nico Mc Namara gave a thorough report on the YAPS and he was thanked for his effort to keep the tour on track after Peter’s passing. The tour will start in East London and will end at Black Mountain, close to Bloemfontein. Our IRO will send a report for our newsletter on the YAPS shortly.
Leon Garbade once-again took the Hardway Up to te event, showing his support by advertising our associations on the well-known orange Landrover. Thanks Leon, you are giving our associations much needed coverage!
On Saturday night we attended the theme party, being an old-timers party. The photos are evident that Rupert Niebhur, Andrew Lea and the other Tablers, will make good 41’ers!
Our next Exec meeting will be held on 08 September 2017 at Black Mountain Resort at 15:00. All 41’ers are welcome to attend.
Vice President Dave McKay has put in a considerable effort into arranging what promises to be a fun-filled week-end. Let’s give our support to the event as it is the first time were two brothers are holding President’s positions in our association: Bruce being the 41’ers International President, Inducting his Brother Dave as National President! Register on www.41’ers .co.za for the 41’ers AGM week-end from 07 to 10 September 2017.
Doing things the way old friends do.
May the Hinges of Friendship Never Rust.
May the Chains of Fellowship that bind us together remain un-broken.
May you all have a Blessed year.
Andre de Villiers
Association President 2016/2017