|41ERS ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA|
My Fellow 41ers,
Firstly, let me Thank Past President Ben Burger for his leadership this past year and congratulate him on a great year.
I am very Honoured to be elected as your President, I appreciate that it reflects your trust and recognition in me, and I commit to repaying that faith.
Thank You to everyone that took the time to attend our AGM 2023. In light of the unfortunate tragedy that took place recently, my first message to the Association is about the importance of Family, Friendship, and Brotherhood and is dedicated to the Moffet Family.
In a world that often seems increasingly disconnected, these bonds are our anchors, our sources of strength and joy.
Family is the foundation upon which our lives are built. It's the unconditional love and unwavering support Never take for granted.
Friendship is chosen. It enriches our lives with laughter, camaraderie, and the comfort that we're not alone on this journey. Friendships offer us joy in triumphs and solace in times of sadness.
02 October 2023
To the 41ers Association of Southern Africa,
I trust that this letter finds you all in good health and high spirits. It is truly an honour and privilege for me to address the esteemed members of the 41ers Association of Southern Africa on behalf of the Round Table Southern Africa. Your dedication and continued support to our beloved organization is greatly appreciated.
As you now start with your new term, we would like to express our gratitude for the strong foundation and legacy that the 41ers has laid in fostering fellowship, friendship, and continued efforts to assist us to develop the members of RTSA. We are thankful for all the visits of 41ers to area conferences, club meetings and the willingness to share stories of old.
It is with great enthusiasm that I share some ideas on how our two organizations can collaborate further for the betterment of our community:
Mentorship and Networking Opportunities: One of our primary goals is to facilitate discussions where experienced members of the 41er Club can share their invaluable insights with the younger members of Round Table. This exchange of knowledge and experience will be instrumental in fostering personal and professional growth.
Fundraising Support: The 41ers, with its extensive network and resources, can play a pivotal role in assisting our members and clubs in its fundraising efforts. Whether through organizing events, reaching out to potential sponsors, or providing guidance. The 41ers can be a powerful ally in our shared mission.
Community Outreach Programs: By assisting in initiatives aimed at community development and service can have a profound impact on the communities we serve. The 41ers can contribute by providing logistical support, sharing resources, and lending their expertise in project planning and execution - Knowledge is Power - and the age-old Afrikaans saying: “Twee koppe is beter as een” is very apt.
|41ERS ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA|
23 May 2023
Hallo from the other side
By Ben Burger
Good day 41ers-to-be! (If you left Table at ARTSA in Weesgerus a few weeks ago, that is you).
For those of you who do not know me, I am Ben Burger, 41ers Association President. I Tabled at Bloemfontein 25 for 11 years and George 30 for two years before I left at 40. I had the honour of being an Honorary Member of Bellville 65 after I had arrived in Cape Town in 2015.
I have been a fully-fledged member of the 41er Association of Southern Africa since I left Table and I have served on the Exec for seven years, now as President.
As you have now left Table – a place that you love and that has played a huge role in your life – remember that there is life after Table. It is called the 41er Association of Southern Africa. It was formed in 1968, so we have been around for some time.
If you attended ARTSA 2023, I hope that you also attended the legendary 41er kuier hosted by Suren and Dellorin. I heard it was epic. There, amongst others, you would have learned more about our beloved 41ers Association.