Eastern Johannesburg Caledonian Society

UPDATE MARCH 2017 NEWSLETTER

Fellow Caledonians,

Hope that this Newsletter finds you all well.

We have decided to have our annual Past Chiefs and Ladies afternoon function on Sunday April the 30th at Patrick and Norma Craven’s home, 45 Rae Frankel Street Brakenhurst. As usual, this function will be a charity benefit in aid of Cotlands Childrens home and the entrance fee will be a “Suitable Parcel for the children. Please advise Duncan or Audrey whether you will be attending.

Our next function will be the Official Welcome to the Federation Chief on 7th May and further details will be provided when available.

The East Rand Highland Dancing Gathering, a Championship and Premiership event, was held on this Saturday 11th March at the Benoni Lake golf club. Congratulations to Jessica Powell who won her first Medal and Lara Langton who won 4 medals in their respective sections.

Upcoming Gatherings:

01/04/2017 : Saturday : Vaal Highland Gathering

15/04/2017 : Saturday : Tonteldoos Highland Festival

29/04/2017 : Saturday : South Coast Highland Gathering (Championship)

13/05/2017 : Saturday : Jeppe Gathering (Regional)

27/05/2017 : Saturday : De La Salle Gathering (Regional)

Solo Competitions

30/04/2017 : Sunday : South Coast Highland Gathering Solos

Yours Aye,

Duncan MacDonald

20th March 2017

Durban C SChief:  Alex Coutts  Ph: 031-5644279                       Scribe:  Molly Gould  Ph: 0317014148

Email:   acoutts@iafrica.com                                      mollygould60@gmail.com

Secretary: Elspeth Gray Ph: 031-7016160                 elspethg@mweb.co.za

Good morning everyone,

I hope this fine day (at last) find you all well​ and ready for the festive season.  Well we would like to start the season off with our lunch on Sunday celebrating St. Andrews and Christmas and the only thing that’s missing is YOU.  Please let me know before Thursday if you are coming to the lunch on Sunday.  We need to keep our numbers up so that we are able to pay our way and also to know how many to cater for.  And if you’re coming, don’t forget to bring a little something for the hamper

Lastly does anyone know or remember Albert Munro who his daughter in Australia is trying to find out whether he was in the Durban Callies band or not. This would be around the late 19050/60s.  If anyone has any recollection of him would you please email me so that I can pass the information of to her.

Many thanks and a happy healthy Christmas to all

Molly

NEWSLETTER – DEC 2017,JAN,FEB 2018

I suppose like me, you are all saying to yourselves – Where has this year gone?

It seems that the older one gets, the quicker time goes by.  Just the other day, Chief Alex and Lady President Memory were making plans to go to Congress and now here they are back Good day and a Happy Christmas & prosperous New Year to everyone again with their report as follows:

“Memory and I attended the Federation Congress during the weekend of 13-15th October 2017 as delegates and Lyn George and Andreas Chasomeris attended as observers.  There were some good aspects to the event that are worth adopting, now that we have agreed to hold the October 2018Congress in Durban.  The venue was a very fine 4 star hotel, with good rooms, food and service.  At the ceilidh, matching tags were given out to help people get to know each other, which produced a  positive vibe.

Cost cutting involved business and kirkin’ taking place in the same venue, so no extra costs arose through holding the kirkin’ in a separate room on Sunday.  Registration was done at desks near the entrance/reception, also sparing extra costs since no other venue was needed.

Our Congress venue is likely to be the Blue Waters Hotel, an institution that has senior staff willing to tailor the event to our needs.  It is exceptionally well situated on the beachfront that has the beachfront, with proximity to the Suncoast Casino a couple of hundred metres to the north, and dozens of beachfront attractions along the attractive  palm-rimmed walkway stretching from the front door for several kilometres south. We hope to have pipers, drummers, dancers and a vocalist to reflect Scottish culture and will make every effort to keep costs manageable. We trust that other Caledonian societies will support us in this endeavour”

Our last function was Chief’s lunch at which we had 44 people (including the band)  We had 5 pipers and 3 drummers and what a sight it was to see such a lovely big band piping in our dignatories. Thank you Pipe Band. Chief Alex invested the incoming committee and thanked everyone for being willing to serve for another year and said we hope to have another successful year.  During the Pipe Band selection they played Happy Birthday to a very red faced Sandy Ware – our Hon Piper’s brother. We also had a few young children from the pipe band which was also a welcome sight again.  Our raffle raised R185 – thank you Tanya.

NEXT SOCIAL: 3RD DECEMBER  –    ST ANDREW’S & CHRISTMAS  LUNCH – At Berea Bowling Club,  12.30 for 1pm

As this is one of our Traditional events, we hope to have a good turnout.  Your committee are working on a good afternoon’s programme for your entertainment. As usual we will be having a lucky draw, but this month Tanya has asked that we all bring something festive to make up a Christmas hamper.  Ideas – Shortbread, nuts, crisps, crackers, mince pies, sherry, champagne, chocs, sweets etc.  I’m sure we would all like to win an exciting hamper, so let’s see what we can do.

Cost:  R65 each.  Please phone Molly to book – 031-7014148  –  083-6568716

 MEMBER’S NEWS:

Unfortunately Julia Jackson has had a spell in hospital but is home now.  Get well soon Julie, we’d like to see you up and about at our next social.

We would like to welcome 6 new members to our Society.  They are:

Anthony Pattison,  Mervyn & Jacqueline Pollitt, Quentin Sinclair, Sandford (Sandy) Ware. James Ware.

You might recognise some of the names as members belonging to our band.  Welcome chaps

Congratulations to all those celebrating their birthdays in:-

November:  2nd  Heather Lichkus

December:  2nd Graham Allen, 21st Anthony Pattison, 23rd Noel Gould,

24th Memory Coutts

January:  2nd Betty Cruise, 6th Joe Dunsmore, 9th Jacqueline Pollitt,

11th Julia Jackson,

17th Ann Miller, 18th Mervyn Hinchliffe, 23 Margaret Gardner,  25th Mike Jackson

Anniversaries:

December:   15th Alex & Memory Coutts

Inter-society Quiz  –  We managed to come 2nd at the last quiz – well done team!

FORTHCOMING EVENTS:

 CAROLS & KILTS:

24th November  Saturday   — Shongweni Farmers Market  3 – 5 pm

25th November  Sunday  –  Howard College Theatre  2 – 4 pm

Cost:  R60 adult     R50 pensioner     R25  children

Booking is essential through www.quicket.co.za  for both shows – or R100 at door.  Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Hall bookings for 2018:

  28th January   –  Burns Lunch

6th  May          –  Provincial |Chief’s Lunch

1st July            –  Federation Chief’s lunch

2nd September –  Chief’s Lunch

We have made application for the 11th March at the time of writing, this is not confirmed.

If anyone knows of any member who is not well or in hospital, please let me know. Thank you,  Molly

Now for my last laugh:

 An attractive blond from Cork, Ireland, arrived at the Casino.  She seemed at little intoxicated and bet $20,000 in a single roll of the dice.  She said “I hope you don’t mind, but I feel luckier when I’m completely nude”  With that she stripped from the neck  down, rolled the dice and with an Irish brogue yelled “Come on baby, mama needs new clothes”

As the dice came to a stop, she jumped up and down and squealed “Yes! Yes! I won, I won!”  She hugged each of the dealers. Picked up her winnings and her clothes and quickly departed.

The dealers stared at each other dumbfounded.

Finally one of them asked ”What did she roll?”

The other answered “I don’t know – I thought you were watching!”

MORAL OF THE STORY –

Not all Irish are drunks, not all blondes are dumb,

BUT all men …..Are men!!

 

 

 

 

Pietersburg Caledonian Society

Congratulations to Helga Watson, elected as Caterer and Audrey Morris, elected as Scribe at last night’s AGM of the Polokwane Callies.

Stephanie Hillary is taking a break from catering as her and John want to travel a bit. From my side: It was a joy to be your scribe and to prepare the newsletters. I am over-committed at this stage and Audrey kindly stepped in. Please support her and supply material for the newsletter. Audrey’s e-mail address is audmorris@gmail.com

We will hear from the new committee shortly regarding Chief’s Day. Will keep our eyes
and ears open, Audrey

Signing off,
René

Callies Newsletter April 2014

Highland Dancing Teachers SA

Gauteng

Jane Barker                        jane.barker@solidbridge.co.za  

Jaqueline Basson              jacquelinejean@gmail.com

Genevieve Boyes               juice12b@hotmail.com

Caitlin Boyes                     boyesgirl2@hotmail.com  

Amanda Charlton              charlton.amanda@gmail.com   

Gail Cross                          gcross@fnb.co.za  

Sue Driver                          driver.sue@gmail.com  

Jackie Fuller                       jacky@mig.co.za  

Susan Hartley                    hartleys@webmail.co.za   

Merryl Hofmeyr                 berightback@wbs.co.za  

Beverley Leahy                 bev.leahy@gmail.com  

Shendl Leahy                   shendl.leahy@gmail.com  

Aynsley Metcalf               aynsleymetcalf@gmail.com  

Robyn Gail Moss             angelwars141@gmail.com  

Agnes Nugent                  barnatopark@telkomsa.net  

Belinda Pass                   belindapass@enjabulweni.ac.sz  

Carol Peebles                 carolpeebles@iafrica.com  

Jacqui Pienaar                jaxpienaar@gmail.com  

Marjory Povall                 marj.povall@telkomsa.net  

Elinor Robinson              elinorb@telkomsa.net   

Shonah Robinson           shonahr@telkomsa.net  

Reval Saayman              saayman@futurejhb.co.za  

Sheena Saayman           sheenasaayman@hotmail.com  

Sandy Seabrook             seabrook@iafrica.com  

Melaney Smith                obhdsecr@iafrica.com  

Kearsney Smith              kears.smith@gmail.com  

Megan Theron                 megtheron@gmail.com  

Sue Theron                     sueirish@mweb.co.za   

Leonie Thompson           tweety.thompson@gmail.com  

Shelly van Gool               shelly@global.co.za  

Kirsty Webster                werner.kirsty@gmail.com

Eastern Cape

Fiona Godfrey                 fiona@waikato.co.za

Barbara Freeborn           barbarafr@telkomsa.net

Jeanette Hubbard           jeanetteh@polka.co.za

Barbara Mayhead           bmayhead@hotmail.com

Jennifer McWilliams       jm@bmi.za.net

Avril O’Leary                   avrilol@absamail.co.za

Gillian O’Leary                olearystudio@hotmail.com

Julie Angus                     trevor.angus@gmail.com

Maryanne Cormack        cormacks@telkomsa.net

Roxanne Piderit              roxi.piderit@iafrica.com

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Margaret Bigby               margiebigby@saol.com

Anli Coertzen                 anlic@yebo.co.za

Juliette Galvin                 juliegalvin@gmail.com

Allison Grace                  graceallison@ymail.com

Tamaryn Hale                 THale@srk.co.za

Noleen Loubser              noleen@satweb.co.za

Bronwyn Parker             parker@telkomsa.net

Colleen Smit                  csmit@iafrica.com

Heather Walker              ccwalker@fnb.co.za

Western Cape

Heather Booysen           hbooysen@iafrica.com

Roche Buckle                rocheh@telkomsa.net

Taryn Harkness             taryn@mgia.ca.za

Hayley Johnston            hayley@civils2000.co.za

Roslyn Kruuse              rkruuse@mweb.co.za

Judy Lucas                    judylucas@telkomsa.net

Lesley Marwick             lesley@merchantstrading.com

Jeanette Moulder          jayemm@iafrica.com

Jo-Anne Nicholson       j-anne@webmail.co.za

Jessica Workman        jessicajworkman@gmail.com

S RankinOUT and ABOUT 7

There is no place like home, and after a whirlwind of visits to the wonderful Caledonians throughout the country, it was time to pay my respects to the Societies in the Eastern Cape.

Past Lady President Rose Thompson accompanied me on the road trip to Port Elizabeth on a cold, rainy Friday morning, stopping off to see an old friend in Port Alfred along the way.

Chief and Lady President of Port Elizabeth Scottish Society, Ivan and Frances Dickson, were our hosts while we enjoyed an exciting weekend of activities.

At a Cocktail Party at the home of Past Chief and Lady President Bruce and Sandra Strang, the cool weather prompted a cosy huddle round the diningroom table with lots of fun, laughter and good food with the Committee members.

The following evening I had the privilege of installing the Chief and Lady President for their second term of office as well as enjoying my Official Welcome. There was plenty of time for socializing along with an excellent programme of Piping and Drumming, some a cappella songs by Eric Kirk and a delightful meal.

 q3 q1q2Hie-ing off to SAMREC on Sunday morning, we were treated to an informative talk by Michelle Bradshaw (also a Caledonian Committee member), as she attached a ‘pinger’ to one of the penguins to be released into the wild. Valuable information is later collected from stations located under the sea in the bay, which detect the movements of the bird over a period of time. The tide was out as we followed the crowd to the beach and ventured out on the rocks to watch three little penguins march boldly out to sea and freedom.

q6 q7 q8 q4 q5Senior Chieftain Cathy Stewart joined us for a light lunch and to watch the penguins being fed before we made our way to the home of Past Federation Chief and Lady President Andrew and Dawn Sked for a sumptuous afternoon tea.

Our next port of call was Knysna where we spent a delightful couple of days with Past Federation Lady President Morag Cruikshanks. The magnificent scenery along the way prompted a stop at the Storms River Bridge for an ice-cream, and beautiful weather gave us an opportunity to share some good fellowship and lovely sight-seeing with our hostess.

q10 q11 q9On the Waterfront, my attention was caught by a bronze statue of the English Bulldog ‘Bondi’. A gift from the people of Maputo to the Royal Naval Ship HMS Verbena in 1928, Bondi visited Knysna three times aboard the ship which was stationed at Simonstown, and died there in 1931. Buried on Thesen Island, the grave was tended by passing seamen for many years. In 2004 sculptor Karel du Toit unveiled the statue of Bondi on the Waterfront where visitors are encouraged to scratch his head and make a donation to the Animal Welfare Society.

q12The wind farm in the Humansdorp area was also a point of interest.

q13Just a few days back home and a very successful 24th East London Highland Dancing Festival took place at the Clarendon Girl’s Primary School. Convened by Jeanette Hubbard and adjudicated by Shona Robinson of Gauteng, it once again displayed a high standard of dancing.

q15 q16 q17 q14At lunch time on the same day, the MOTH’s Residents Association held its Annual Potjie Competition. A popular event supported by service clubs and other friendly organisations provided a delightful opportunity for social interaction and a chance to sample some of the delicious array of interesting dishes.

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The Battle of Britain commemoration Parade took place at the East Cemetary in East London on Sunday morning, 13th September, led by the combined Caledonian Society and Buffalo City Pipe Bands. The Address was delivered by Rev. Des Plint who is also Chaplain of the East London Caledonian Society and a member of their Pipe Band. A fly-past by three vintage aircraft took place at precisely 11 a.m.

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q23Meeting at the MOTH Hall afterwards, we were joined by stalwart past members of the East London Caledonian Society Pipe Band for a time of reminiscences and sharing. Amongst them, ex- Pipe Majors Bill Hartley and Don McCarlie as well as Alistair Geddie, also a piper, all of whom served in the Band from the 1940’s.

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The following week, members of the East London Caledonian Society Committee and Ladies’

Group together with Past Chiefs and Lady Presidents met at the home of Senior Chieftain Maureena Middleton for a lovely evening of friendship and chatter, away from the usual formality of business and agendas. Honorary Piper Robert Rankin gave the assembly just the right flavour with his rendition of some well-loved tunes and a happy evening soon passed.

q29 q30 q28Next evening, the East London Caledonian Society welcomed me in grand style with a fabulous, well-attended Ceilidh. The Pipe Band and Highland Dancers strutted their stuff; well-known local artistes Brian and Colleen Smith entertained us on the piano and keyboard; Shaun Davy on the violin and Rob Rankin on the bagpipes provided an interesting and unusual duet, and there was lots of dancing and a number of items from the floor. A fitting finale indeed, to a spectacular year of office.

q34 q35q31 q32As the door slowly closes on my personal adventure, I am excited to have had the opportunity to witness another door opening in the Eastern Cape when a small piping contest between East London, Grahamstown , Port Elizabeth and other local centres was launched by Chris Terry in Grahamstown recently. Musicians in this region look forward to positive spin-off from this initiative which is planned to take place three or four times a year.

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In closing, I should like to thank everyone for the incredible support, friendship, hospitality and warmth of welcome I have received from you all wherever I have travelled during this past year. My treasure-house is packed with precious memories of shared joys, loving fellowship and many other gifts that will always remain a very precious part of my life.

Your aye,

Sandra Rankin

Federation Chief

Harare Caledonian Society

“COID, Craig – It is with utterly broken hearts that we announce the sudden death of Craig, wonderful son of Liz and the late Tom Coid.  Husband of Melanie and Father of Lea. Brother to Stewart, and Uncle to Thomas and Hannah, on Monday 11th December.

Funeral and celebration of life for Craig will be held on Monday 18th December at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Stoney Road, Greencroft at 11.00 am.

Please wear a bit of Tartan.  If you have a tartan skirt, kilt etc,  please wear this.  Will those attending please be kind enough to bring a plate of eats to share. 

We welcome all who knew Craig”.

Thank you 

Liz and Mélanie Coid

 

Good Morning Caledonians and Kindred Societies,

Would each of you give a little thought to the letter below.  The Caledonians supported this two years ago and you were all amazingly generous and we managed to collect quite a substantial amount of food stuffs etc.,  This year I am extending this to the Kindred Societies as well.

I can start receiving now any item you care to donate.  I am at The Heritage School, but I just thought I would send this out now as we have the Kindred Societies Quiz coming up on 28th October and you are invited to bring your donation to me at the Quiz.

There is a huge range of things we can select from the lists below.

Last time I met with Debbie several times as donations came in, and I will do the same again this time.

I know things are difficult at the moment, but I am sure you will want to donate to this very worthy cause.

I look forward to hearing from you all.

cell phone 0772 307 556 : land line 04 332910

Lots of love

Liz

Subject: oldies Christmas

Good Morning All

I woke up this morning and realized it was October and that Christmas once again is almost upon us.  Scary !!!  Once again I need to start thinking about the old people in Harare.

Please before you delete this take a minute to reflect that we are all going to be this age one day and we may find ourselves in similar circumstance where we thought our future was secure until the Zimbabwe dollar crashed and our life savings ended up a pittance of a mere $ 10.00 a month or our family have left the country for greener pastures (no one blames them) but over time have forgotten that they have parents in Zimbabwe (It happens).  Folks these old guys didn’t ask to be in this situation and it definitely isn’t your fault, but it’s not their either.  They are victims of circumstance.  If we are not there for them, who is ? If we cannot do this for them then who will ?  Christmas is about giving and caring.  Please care for these old weary souls who have no one else.  If you can’t give a donation then please help by passing this email on to your friends.   We have no choice but to rely on you, the public and sponsors for support.

This year has been an extremely hard year with all sorts of challenges and we all know that the old age homes in Zimbabwe have been struggling in this hard economic situation.  One particular one which is close to my heart, as you all may be aware,  is Waterfalls Old Age Home.  This year though, we are also wanting to help other oldies who need our love and support.

In the previous years we have given them a Christmas lunch before and on Christmas day and a big New Year’s lunch.  This year we would like to do something different.  We would like to give the oldies a proper Christmas lunch on Christmas day, lunch on New Year and would like to stock there deep freezers and pantry’s.  A lasting gift.

 For Christmas we normally cater for +/- 120 people.  This will cover the residents and staff at the homes.  We decorate the dining room with a Christmas Tree and lights before Christmas to give them the Christmas feeling.  We also like to give them a little Christmas present which is normally a hamper of goodies they can use depending on funds and donations  raised.

 We do understand the economy is especially hard this year and that is why we are sending our appeal out early in the hopes that someone somewhere can spare an extra coke , packet of crisps or 2 or a kg of meat or $ 10.00

We are appealing  for donations in either cash or kind towards the lunch, supplies and hampers.  Our wish list below is a breakdown of what we are aiming for, with your help, to provide for the old folk to make this Christmas special for them.  As mentioned you never know, it may be a last for some of them.

LUNCH FOR +/- 120

Christmas Crackers on the table

Buffet of Roast Beef, Chicken, Roast Pork, Roast Potatoes, Rice and Vegetables in season

 Dessert –

Mince pies / trifle / ice cream

Drinks to be served after lunch for a small party

PRESENT HAMPERS +/- 50

Chocolates.

Sweets

Crisps

Biscuits

Bath Soap

Shampoo

Conditioner

Deodorant

Juice

Biltong

PANTRY WISH LIST

Pasta

Rice

Mealie Meal

Cereals

Sugar

Tea

Tinned veg

Tinned spaghetti and sauce

Baked Beans

Tomato Paste/Puree

Sweet corn

Luncheon meat – colcom

Pilchards

Jelly

Instant pudding

Jungle Oats

FREEZER WISH LIST

MINCE

SAUSAGES

FISH

FISH FINGERS

FISH CAKES

I thank you in advance for reading this appeal and no matter how small or large your donation is , it is always greatly received and very appreciated by all.

 Debbie Victor

Cell : +263 772 603 847

Email : brdinv@gmail.com

Skype : debbie.victor2

The Port Elizabeth Scottish Association

(Registered Caledonian Society – Founded 1882)

 PROXY

(To be returned by 1 July 2012)

 I ……………………………………………………of ……………………………………

Being a member of the Port Elizabeth Scottish Association hereby appoint ……………..

………………………………………………………………………………………………

as my proxy to vote for me and on my behalf at the Annual General Meeting of the Port

Elizabeth Scottish Association to be held on Sunday, 8 July 2012.

Unless otherwise instructed, my proxy may vote as he/she thinks fit.

Signed …………………………………….     Date ……………………………………….

THE PORT ELIZABETH SCOTTISH ASSOCIATION

MINUTES OF THE 129th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING HELD ON SUNDAY, 10 JULY 2011

AT THE VICTORIA PARK BOWLING CLUB – TIME 12.00 NOON

PRESENT:                     Twenty-seven members, as per Attendance Register

WELCOME:                  Chief Llewellyn Faifer opened the meeting and welcomed everyone to the Annual General Meeting.

APOLOGIES:                Twelve members, as per Attendance Register

OBITUARIES:               Nil

MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING:                   

The Minutes having been circulated were taken as read and recorded as true.

Proposed:          Pam Peddie                      Seconded:          Jannette Robertson

MATTERS ARISING FROM PREVIOUS MINUTES:                   

There were no matters arising from the previous Minutes

CHIEF’S ANNUAL REPORT:

Chief Llewellyn Faifer gave his report for the year 2010/2011.

A copy of this report is attached. 

FINANCIAL REPORT:

Auditor, Ivan Dickson gave his Financial Report for the year ending 31 May 2011. He was concerned that the financial statements were late in being given to him and he stressed that in future the books must be typed or written up prior to being given to the Auditor, as his job is to check the books and then give a yearly report of his findings.

The Income & Expenditure Statement, plus Balance Sheet are attached.

Ivan mentioned that the income for the year was R20 455, R11 553 of this being realized at Congress 2010, which had been convened by Dawn Sked.

Chief Llewellyn Faifer said he accepted responsibility for the financial statements being given to Ivan late.

Snr Chieftain Alistair Wilson enquired what the amounts where listed under ‘Other Funds’. Ivan explained that this money was donated by past members to various funds. These totalled up to the R40 000 listed under Investments.

The Highland Gathering money of R33 914 was still in the current account and needed to be reinvested.

Past Chief Rob Campbell stated that Reach for a Dream would like their thanks recorded for the donation of R6 000, which was money raised at the Burgess Cup in conjunction with Algoa Remax.

Andrew Sked said he would like to congratulate Ivan on getting this Report finished at such short notice.

Chief Llewellyn Faifer brought to the notice of everyone that we had a large amount of money in our accounts and the interest we were getting was not very much. He had looked into putting it all together and investing it.

Dawn Sked mentioned that she did not think it a good idea to do this in case the market goes down.

Frances Dickson said in the Constitution it states that the money be placed in a Bank and suggested that we keep it in a ‘main line’ bank. She also mentioned that the Eastern Cape Highland Gathering money must be kept separately and that the Gathering falls under the Port Elizabeth Scottish Association Constitution.

Proposed by:     Andrew Sked                   Seconded by: Dawn Sked

ELECTION OF OFFICE BEARERS & COMMITTEE

Chief Llewellyn Faifer thanked all the members for their help and support during his year of office and handed the Meeting over to Past Chief Rob Campbell for the election of office bearers.

Past Chief Rob Campbell expressed a vote of thanks to the outgoing Chief and Lady President and congratulated them on a very successful year. He then declared the present committee dismissed and all the positions are now vacant and called for nominations.

Chief:                 Sandra Strang                  Molly Trump                   Alistair Wilson

Consort:            Bruce Strang                    Sandra Strang                  Cathy Stewart

Snr Chieftain:    Ivan Dickson                   Frances Dickson              Dawn Sked

Chieftain:          Agnes Bean                     Llewellyn Faifer              Frances Dickson

Hon Treasurer: Frances Dickson              Andrew Sked                   Cathy Stewart

Hon Secretary: Frances Dickson              Andrew Sked                   Dawn Sked

Committee:

Jill Mackenzie                 Eileen Boggess                James Boggess

Dawn Sked                      Wendy McCleland           Claire Wilson

Andrew Sked                   Jill Mackenzie                 Andrew Sked

Cathy Stewart                  Bruce Strang                    Wendy McCleland

Ken Bean                        Llewellyn Faifer              Alistair Wilson

Llewellyn Faifer as Past Chief automatically stays on the committee for the forthcoming year. Wendy McCleland was proposed as a committee member, but she declined.

Hon Scribe:       Jill Mackenzie                 Cathy Stewart                  Sandra Strang

                           Llewellyn Faifer will assist Jill

Auditor:             Ivan Dickson                   Andrew Sked                   Sandra Strang

Hon Chaplain:   This to be discussed by the incoming committee.

GENERAL:

Chief Sandra Strang took the Chair and received the Chief’s Badge from Past Chief Rob Campbell. She thanked all present for having faith in her ability to take on this position.

A letter has been received from the Immediate Past Federation Chief, Jean Kelly, regarding Candidates for Royal Patronage. The suggestions are Prince Harry, Prince William, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Princess Eugenie.

Prince Harry was the suggested by our members. Other Royals suggested are Prince Harry or his wife Sophie. A letter would be send to Jean Kelly advising her of our feedback.

Past Chief Rob Campbell suggested that the Federation contact The Rt Hon Paul Boateng, British High Commissioner in South Africa and approach the Royals through him, as he has strong Scottish connections.

Alistair Wilson proposed a vote of thanks to Past Chief Rob Campbell for standing in as Chairman for the elections.

Andrew Sked thanked Past Chief Llewellyn Faifer for the hard work he had done over the past three years.

CLOSURE:       There being no further business, the meeting was closed at 13.15 and was followed by a braai

 

 

The Port Elizabeth Scottish Association

(Registered Caledonian Society – Founded 1882)

 NOTICE OF THE 130th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Notice is hereby given that the 130th Annual General Meeting of the Society

will be held on

Date:        Sunday, 8 July 2012

Time:          12.00 noon

                               Place:          Victoria Park Bowling Club

                                                   Victoria Park Drive Walmer

 All members are requested to make a special effort to attend.

Snacks, wine and fruit juice will be provided after meeting.

 AGENDA

  1. Minutes of the previous meeting
  2. Matters arising from Minutes
  3. Chief’s Annual Report
  4. Auditor’s Financial Report
  5. Election of Office Bearers & Committee
  6. Appointment of Honorary Auditor
  7. Appointment of Scribe
  8. Appointment of Honorary Chaplain
  9. General

OFFICE BEARERS – 2011/12

                                Chief                        Sandra Strang

Chieftain                  Bruce Strang

Senior Chieftain       Ivan Dickson

Chieftain                  Agnes Bean

Hon Secretary         Frances Dickson

Hon Treasurer         Frances Dickson

Scribe                      Jill Mackenzie

Committee               Llewellyn Faifer, Andrew Sked, Dawn Sked, Cathy Stewart

Hon Auditor             Ivan Dickson

Hon Chaplain           –

Yours faithfully

Sandra Strang

Chief