PESA HeadingTHE PORT ELIZABETH SCOTTISH ASSOCIATION
NEWSLETTER – OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2014

Dear Members,

The end of 2014 is drawing close and we still have a few functions/activities left to celebrate.

PAST FUNCTIONS

Sunday Buffet Lunch

Function held on 14 September 2014 at the Kelway Hotel was a happy and enjoyable occasion. Thank you for your support.

FUTURE FUNCTIONS

NOVEMBER 2014

Burgess Cup – 8th November 2014

This is our annual bowling competition played between PE Scottish and the PE Bowling Club to raise funds for a charity. This year it is the turn of PE Scottish to select the charity and with the assistance of Remax once again we have decided to support “REACH FOR A DREAM”.

I appeal for donations and your support. We need items for our raffle as well as items such as cakes, shortbread etc. for our table to sell on the day.

A bottle of wine or any other item for our raffle will be very welcome. If you are prepared to make a donation, please give Margaret Thompson a call who will arrange to have it collected.

Margaret can be contacted on the following telephone numbers: Home 041-3607396 or cell No. 082 320 3145.

The pipe band will be in attendance to entertain us. As usual a car guard will be in attendance. A cash bar facility will be available.

Starting time: 13h30 for 14h00.
Venue: P.E. Bowling Club, Park Drive, Central

This event is always a very happy and relaxing occasion. Please join us for a fun afternoon.

Annual Remembrance Day Parade and Wreath Laying Ceremony

Date: Sunday 9th November 2014
Time: 08h45 for 09h00
Venue: The Walmer Cenotaph in front of the Walmer Town Hall, Cnr. Main
Road and 8th Avenue
This is an invitation by the Memorable Order of Tin Hat (MOTH)
The parade will be followed by a Civic Tea in the Claredon Park Aftercare Hall, cnr. of Church Road and 8th Avenue hosted by the Executive Mayor of the Nelson Mandela Metropole and the Aloe White Ensign Shell hole.

Please come along to remember those who have fallen serving their country. If possible please wear tartan.

St. Andrew’s Nicht

Date: 29th Novermber 2014
Time: 19h00 for 19h30
Venue: Kelway Hotel
Cost: R120.00 including gratuity
Dress: Kilt/smart
Menu: Buffet

There will be cash bar facilities.

The pipe band will be in attendance to entertain us.

Our guest speaker will be Rev. Alastair Buchanan accompanied by his wife Suzanne.

This is a very cosy venue and past experience has been always a very good variety on the buffet table.

This is one of our very important functions. I appeal for your support. The venue can only seat 50 persons, please book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets are available from Sandra 041-3736311 or 082 7275588 or email bruce_sandra@telkomsa.net.

For catering purposes, bookings must be confirmed by Monday 24th November 2014.

A car guard will be in attendance. Looking forward to seeing you on the evening.

Burns Nicht

Date: Saturday 24th January 2015

Please diarise this date. More details to follow in the next newsletter.

BIRTHDAYS

October
Belated birthday wishes to those members who celebrated birthdays during the month

2nd Jeannette Robertson
4th Roy McCleland
5th Jill MacKenzie
9th Frances Dickson
30thMcNair Beveridge

November
8th Ivan Dickson
11th Dawn Sked
17th Jean Archibald
30th Bruce Strang

We wish you all a very happy birthday.

To any other members celebrating birthdays, our good wishes.

50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

15th November marks a very special occasion for Dawn and Andrew Sked who will be celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary congratulations to both of you.

CEILIDH DANCING

Ceilidh dancing takes place at Aldersgate Retirement Village on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 14h30. You will be very welcome to join in, have some fun and at the same time exercise. Ladies to contact are Jill MacKenzie on 041-3685239 or Liz Hounsfield on 0820543911. We would really like to see some more members joining this group of dancers.

SCOTTISH INVASION AT BAYWORLD

Friends of Bayworld and the Algoa Caledonian Pipe Band are hosting a Scottish Invasion at Bayworld

Date: Saturday Night on 20th December 2014
Cost: Adults R40.00 and children R20.00

Tickets can be bought at Bayworld or from Friends of Bayworld and pipe band members.

Bring your picnic blankets and a picnic basket or you may want to buy food at the various food stalls that will be there.

There are lots of entertainment on the programme.

Scottish themed treasure hunt for both adults and children
Pipe band concert
Penguin parade
Dress up corner
Explore Africa’s Lost World and much more.

Dress up “Scottish” for fun.

It promises to be great enjoyment and an evening’s entertainment. Last year they had to turn people away as the tickets were sold out early so don’t wait.

Scottish Plume for sale

This is a broach with a stags head and a small amber stone with multi coloured feathers.
Cost R180.00. Interested persons, may phone Ursula Barnard on 072 247 9323 or email her at ursula9323@gmail.com.

Welcome back to Bruce and Sandra Strang. I am sure you had an enjoyable holiday in the UK, visiting family and friends.

Best regards

IVAN DICKSON
CHIEF