|41'ER ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA|
25 JANUARY 2021
Good day Gentlemen. I trust this letter finds you well under the circumstances.
Over the past few years, we have not been able to publish the 41'er Association membership directory, due to various reasons.
Many members have asked if the printed directory could be replaced with a digital version and we have great news. The 41'er Association of Southern Africa is now part of 41'er World. This is a directory and database for 41'ers across the world. We will be going live next week.
Once you have chosen your password, you will have access to 41'er World.
You can update your personal information and include your company details (if you so wish) which also makes this a business directory for 41ers.
You can decide how much or how little of your information you want to display to other members on 41er World. This is a member-only website and you will only be granted access if you are a paid-up member of the Association. Access will be renewed annually when membership fees are paid.
41'er World is designed to work on your computer and your mobile phone, so it replaces the old printed directory.
On the Right there is a picture of what the initial page will look like
Yours in 41'ers
Vice President Elect 2019/20
|41ER ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN AFRICA|
Dear Fellow 41’ers and Friends,
Writing this letter has proven to be more of a challenge than anticipated, especially after I read the one from last year where we were all looking forward to a prosperous New Year filled with love, health and happiness. I think we will all agree that 2020 delivered exactly the opposite; we lost family and friends, we lost businesses, we watched the world become a prison to something called Covid-19 and suddenly not visiting family and friends became an act of love, a world gone mad, not to even mention the US Presidential election. We were certainly not prepared, no one knew what was coming and we with the second wave escalating as I write this, we are also not sure where this is all going to end, what the extent of the damage will be and how many of us will still be standing.
The Executive took a decision during June of this year, in line with 41 International, to call 2020 a “dud” year and that all members of the Executive Council will remain in their various job functions for the following year. The induction of Nico McNamara as the next President of the Association has moved to the weekend of 3-5 September 2021 and will be held at the same venue as advertised on the 41’er website. Register now on https://www.41ers.co.za/agm-2020
Dear Fellow 41’ers and Friends,
Today I write to you under truly strange circumstances, a letter I never thought in my wildest imagination I would have to write. We never anticipated a Virus so terrible and destructive could exist, but clearly we have also not listened to the Scientists and individuals that have spoken out about the possible existence of something so terrifying over the Years. Covid-19 has not only made us sit back and take stock of what is important to us as human beings but has also shown us how insignificant and defenceless we really are.
Nature has given us a shot across the bow to say, back up and shut up, we are not as great and all powerful as we think we are. Many of us are facing hardship in our businesses and have suffered great financial loss due to the Lockdown of the economy since March of this year. We don’t know where this is going to end, we don’t know how this will end, but we need to stay strong and take care of ourselves and our families to make sure we all get through this is best we can.
Dear Fellow 41’ers, Tablers and Friends,
The New Year has been in full swing now for almost two months and the Council has also been busy and getting stuck in.
The Executive Council of the 41’er Association spend the weekend of the 7th- 9th of February in Kenton-on-Sea, Eastern Cape for our 2nd Exec meeting. The weekend was filled by a short workshop on the Friday afternoon while we were waiting for everyone to arrive, basically discussing issues that have come up over the last few months since we were inducted.
The Friday evening was in the form of a social at the Kenton Round Table Clubhouse, where we joined the current and incoming Round Table Southern Africa Executive Council, along with their partners and some of the members of RT Kenton 210. Lovely fellowship was enjoyed along with an excellently braai-ed Steak by the locals.
Saturday it was obviously down to business and we attended the 4th Executive meeting of the RTSA Council. The main discussion point relating to us has always obviously been our involvement of the Association with Round Table in general, where we fit in and trying to define our purpose. The relaunch of Middleburg 126 Round Table was brought up and what an intricate part the Coalfields 41’ers played in getting the Table back on its feet, assisting with the run of their first project and just getting the general support they needed to get the Club re-established in the community. This is exactly what we talk about when we say the Association holds its members responsible and accountable for the wellbeing and the continuance of Round Table.