Callie newsletter Oct 2018

Bloemfontein Callies September 2018

Hi Callies,

What’s happening the rest of the Caledonian year –

 September 24High Tea : Well is was to be a High Tea but we will settle for

Morning Tea at 11am as we will be hosting the Federation Chief, who needs to back in Gauteng by the evening.  The cost is R40 each for a delicious High Tea (Tea/Coffee)  This is also Heritage Day so and a Public Holiday so no reason not to attend and bring a friend, the more the merrier.  As you may remember, Jane the Fed Chief had a stroke a few months back and is only now up and able to visit the Society, so please folks make a plan and attend.  Don’t be put off by the Tea being for ladies only, now so at all, it is for all and seeing as it is near enough to lunch time a glass of the good stuff would go down at treat, just bring your own. Please advise attendance. 

December 1st – St Andrews Nicht :  The night we celebrate St Andrew and Scotland, of course not forgetting South Africa Our Home.  Details to follow as we are hoping to make use of the CBC Hall but need to still confirm.

 January 26th – Burns Supper : We start 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.  More details on that later but at this stage just remember the date.

 Congress 2018 will be held at the Blue Waters Hotel on the Durban Beachfront.  What a super venue, image this having breakfast looking out at the blue Indian Ocean, so sorry I will not be attending this year but anyone who would like to go contact me as it is not too late, plus is not too expensive either R2,094 for two nights plus 3 functions per person sharing a room.

Also if you haven’t yet paid your R50 Subs for the year please remember to do so as this is paid over to Federation before Congress.


We extend our Congratulations and Best Wishes to Raun Paton who was installed as head of the Thistle Masonic Lodge in during August.  May you have a wonderful term of office.

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

Year ahead to be filled with love and prosperity. 

September ~ Our Prov Chief, Brian Viljoen.

October ~ Patty Wittstock, Lynette Johnson

Jenny Viljoen is still on sick leave but on the mend after a hectic gall bladder op. 

Still on the sick list and in our thoughts and prayers are Priscilla and all battling with their health. 

Daphne had another fall but not too serious but in a lot of pain.

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