Bloemfontein Caledonian Society

January 2017

~ Long may your Lum Reek ~

 ~ May yer Blessings outnumber the Thistles that grow

And may trouble avoid ye wherever ye go ~

 Hi Callies,

 January and on the brink of our first function of the year namely Burns Nicht.   What a special traditional function this is, eating Haggis, being reminded of what an imposing man Burns was and still is through his works he left behind for us to enjoy, dissect and mull over. As you all have been reminded ad nauseam, our Burns Supper will be held at CBC School Hall on next Saturday, 28 January 2017 at 6.30 – 7pmCost R70 per person and bring along some change we are running a raffle for a change.  Remember there are no bar facilities so please remember to bring you own refreshments.  We have a super line up of ‘entertainment’ for the evening starting with John Bell Addressing the Haggis, Cathy Bell doing the Immortal Memory of Robbie Burns and Doug and Mary-Anne, Toast the Lassies and the Reply.  Not forgetting that it is our Federation Chief, Fred Brokenshire’s official visit to our Society and will be addressing us with his message for the year, as well as officially installing our Provincial Chief and Lady President, Brian and Jenny Viljoen.  John will be doing his bit of Burns and possibly a song or two plus Sue and Brian will be entertaining us as only they can. Sure it is going to be a super evening, see you there.

Our St Andrews Night was a lovely evening with many of you expressing how much you enjoyed the message Mary-Anne gave on Scotland and St Andrew.  Thanks Mary-Anne for you contribution to the success of the evening.  Also I must give a Big Shout out of thanks to Linda, Robbie, Linda and Brian Claassen for stepping up and taking over organizing and sorting out the venue and food as I was laid low and only just made it to the function. I was thankful that they did what they did and for the life on me I cannot remember if I thank them at the function or not.  Thanks again you special people.

 As mentioned previously we will be meeting every second month and I will update you by newsletter and What’s App as we go along.  If you are not getting the What’s Up and would like to be included please give me your cell phone number if you use one (Sue).

Don’t be shy in advising us of a function that you would like to suggest or organize.  We will only be too happy with any input from the members.

  • January : Burns Nicht and Fed Chief Visit.
  • March 4th : Pub Evening at CBC Old Boys Club.
  • May 27th : Travelling Supper
  • July 22nd : Christmas in Winter
  • September21 : Heritage Day – celebrating this with a High Tea (as we did for the Jubilee Tea as few years back)
  • November 25th : St Andrews Night

Regards to you all and see you at CBC Old School on 28th January.



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