Bloemfontein Caledonian Society

January 2018

 Morning Callies,

 2018, 2018, 2018 can’t believe I am writing 2018. Oh heavens the years are flying by

At one tremendous speed.

 Never the less to one and all


 Thank you all for your support during 2017, we as a Society had a great year, with

Super functions and good attendance.

  We kick off the New Year with one of the most important traditional functions, namely, Burns Nicht, celebrating the birth and works of our famous bard, Robbie Burns. This is one of those evenings to sport the tartan to the full, anything goes, Kilts, Trews, Sashes,

Waist Coats, Ties etc. if it’s tartan wear it. Let’s see if we can update our facebook page with more wearing tartan than the picture on it at the moment taken about two years back. 

This will be held on Saturday, 27th January 2018 at 7pm.  Price R75, 00 each.

 Venue is the CBC School Hall, Waverley Road, for those who do not know where it is.  Please take note that there is no bar facilities available so please bring along your favorite tipple and glass. There will be wine glasses on the table to use if you are drinking wine. Ice is another good idea especially with the heat we are experiencing at the moment, maybe by then we have had some rain to cool it down, but I’m not holding my breath.  Also please remind those friends and people you know that about Burns Nicht, usually after the event friends say way didn’t you tell me about the function.

Please advise attendance for catering purposes by 22nd January.  Kind thanks.

 I will be putting out the year’s program in February, so that you can diarize the dates, just waiting on our Federation Chief, Jane, to advise when she will be visiting the society.  That reminds me whomever have not paid their Subs (R50) for last year please remember to do so as the 2018 is already due and soon Federation will be wanting their annual fees based on our membership.


Best wishes extended to the following that have had or are having Birthdays.  May your

Year ahead to be filled with love and prosperity. 

December Sue Kilner and Margaret Mathews

January Janet Thirion, Linda Goodlet & Dawn Scott

 Jenny and Brian have just welcomed their new granddaughter Joanie, born to Stephen and Donne and sister to Sam in England. Congratulations, I know you cannot wait to meet her in person, for now photos and Skype.

 Priscilla and Daphne D have both had spells in hospital of late.  Priscilla back home and getting on well.  Daphne is now back home after a few weeks recouping at Jenny and Brian, but not very active, will be sort of house bound for a few weeks to come. Just hope she stays off ladders which was the cause of this in the first place.  We are thinking of both of you.

 Sue and Janette are off to Sydney for a few months.  Enjoy your time there with the family and the beautiful country.  Don’t forget to come back.  Send us a photo now and then on ‘What’s App’ or our Facebook Page.

 Don’t forget to ‘Like’ our facebook page.  Remember it is the Society’ page and all contributions on the page are welcome.

 Keep cool.