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PINELANDS  CALEDONIAN  SOCIETY

Chief: Gordon Wallace                   marywallace@pine-wood.co.za    0215314441

Sec:   Mary Wallace                      marywallace@pine-wood.co.za      0215314441

Treasurer:  Lawrie Tonner              marlaw@mweb.co.za

Scribe:  Gordon Wallace

Visit our website www.pinelandscaledoniansociety.co.za

MARCH 2015 NEWSLETTER

Dear Members

How are you all surviving the hot weather we’ve been having? It is now 9th March and still a hot day. Ah, well! – the cold, wet days will come soon enough. We hope you have all been keeping well enough – we certainly don’t have news of any illnesses. Long may that continue.

Federation Chief Visit – We will be welcoming our Federation Chief and her husband to our Tattoo Evening. Her name is LYNETTE CHASOMERIS and her husband is GEORGES. They live in Durban. They fly to Cape Town on Friday, see us all on Saturday evening and on Sunday, Cape Town Callies will host them at Trinity Presbyterian Church in the morning followed by a lunch. They fly back to Durban on Monday 23rd March. They will be staying at Jane Mitchell’s house in Bergvliet (thanks, Jane, from all of us).

URGENT Have you booked yet for our ever popular Tattoo and Fish & Chips Evening on SATURDAY, 21st MARCH?

Payments: If possible, please pay by direct or internet banking to Pinelands Caledonian Society, Nedbank, Howard Centre, Pinelands Branch Code 104709, Account No 1032385235 (add your surname/function as reference) or alternatively pay cash at the door on arrival at the function.

FUTURE EVENTS:

1. TATTOO PLUS FISH AND CHIPS EVENING, SATURDAY 21ST MARCH, CATHOLIC CHURCH HALL, 6.30 FOR 7.00 P M, COST R70, DRESS CASUAL
Our Federation Chief and her husband will be with us on this evening, and we welcome them both.
There will be the usual lovely Fish & Chips (at approx 9.00) from MR FISH, Central Square. The 2014 Edinburgh Military Tattoo is as excellent as usual, and, after we have eaten, our Federation Chief will give us greetings from the Federation, followed by a short DVD to close the evening.
Bring own drinks and glasses. There will NOT be a Power Outage in the evening.

BOOK BY PHONING MARY WALLACE 021 531 4441

N.B. PLEASE NOTE THE DATE – 21ST MARCH – NOT THE LAST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH

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2. There will NOT be any functions in April due to Easter etc, etc.

3. PENSIONERS’ EVENING MEAL, MIKE’S KITCHEN, MILNERTON
We will get together at this popular venue towards the end of May. Date and Cost will be in April Newsletter

PAST EVENTS:

1. BURNS SUPPER – 31st JANUARY
One of the Best with excellent Speakers, lovely meal, super haggis (prepared by Jean Girvan) and a very good attendance of 76
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2. MORNING VISIT TO KIRSTENBOSCH GARDENS – TUESDAY, 24TH FEBRUARY
Lovely day – 15 of us enjoyed tea/coffee, scones and a walk up to the Tree Canopy Walkway (Boomslang)

NEW MEMBERS: None

NEWS OF MEMBERS;

Stuart Munro had a nasty accident yesterday (8th) with one finger badly crushed in a door at his house – hope it doesn’t take too long to heal, Stuart. Fergusons’ move to a Durbanville Retirement Complex is delayed at present as the owner of the house they were buying has just died. As always, we keep Peggy Cooper, Joan Hoenson, Grace Lofthouse and Margot Johns in our thoughts and prayers. Our congratulations go to Brenda Brebner who will be 90 on 18th March – and she still goes to the Country Dance group. We’d also like to send Good Wishes to our far away country members – Morag Cruikshanks in Kynsna; Muriel McTaggart in Hermanus; Margaret Boyd in Scotland; Joe & Janie Brown in Scotland and Andrew & Rita Robson who live ½ year in England.

COUNTRY DANCING commences on Monday, 23rd March, at the Congregational Church Hall, Pinelands, at 2.00 p m

BIRTHDAYS: March to mid April –

MARCH: 18th – Brenda Brebner (90th) & Ruth Brown,
19th – Joan Le Grange,
20th – Eddie Stevenson,
21st – Janie Brown
APRIL: 2nd – Wilma Olivier,
18th – Mary Wallace

CAPE TOWN CALLIES:

As mentioned earlier, Cape Town is hosting our Fed Chief Lynn and her husband Georges on Sunday 22nd March. The Church Service is at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Newton Road, Meadowridge at 8.45 for 9.00 am. Then lunch at The Bay Restaurant, False Bay Rugby Club, Constantia Main Road, Constantia, 12.00 for 12.30 pm (lunch prices from R55 – well recommended). PLEASE PHONE JACINTA on 072 602 6144 A.S.A.P (by Thursday 19th if possible) to book.

GENERAL
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Yours aye

BRAVEHEART

(Nobody has ever asked me why my nom-du-plume is Braveheart – OBVIOUS – the film “Braveheart” all about William Wallace, leader of the Scots in 1300+. I often wonder if he might be my great, great, great etc grandfather!?!)

Braveheart