st-andrews-heading-2016 St Andrews Scottish Society,

Herbert Park Bowling Club,

          71 Turf Club Street Turffontein.            

(A Cultural Scottish Society, Not for gain)

JUNE 2017

Warm greetings,

Our laptop has been giving us a few issues lately and we apologise for the late newsletter.

Aunty Helen arrived safely in Scotland on the 4th of June, we will miss her at our functions but thankfully with technology we can keep in touch.

Thank you to everyone who attended the Winter Derby, and for the generous donations received towards the Santa Shoe Box project. The afternoon was a huge success and a lot of fun was had by those who attended. A big thank you to the committee for all your hard work.  Photo’s will be posted on Facebook.

Our next function is Thanksgiving in July… Join us for an evening of thanksgiving and celebration.

Date: Saturday 1st of July 2017

Time: 19:00

Entrance: non-perishable food item (these will be donated to a charity)

Venue: Main Hall @ Herbert Park

Food: bring & share – one of our members has already committed to bringing soup & rolls. Please let us know what you intend bringing.

R.S.V.P. to myself 078 811 4987 or Gavin 081 316 1287 by Thursday 29 July 2017.

Another year has flown by quickly and our A.G.M. is coming up in August:


Date: Sunday 13 August 2017

Time: 13:00

Venue: St Andrews House

There will be soup and rolls, and tea & coffee  served. We look forward to seeing you all there.

Don’t forget about Congress 2017: taking place from 13-15 October at the Indaba Hotel – if you  need information regarding Congress please contact us.

Below are the provisional gathering and competition dates, please try and support where possible:

Gathering dates

01/07/2017 : Saturday : Natal Scottish Gathering

15/07/2017 : Saturday : St Benedict’s Gathering (Regional Final)

29/07/2017 : Saturday : Benoni Gathering (SA Champs & Championship Final)

Solo COmpetitions

16/09/2017 : Saturday : SA Solo Drumming Championships

07/10/2017 : Saturday : (PSSA) George Ackroyd

St Andrews Charity Drive for 2017 is the Santa Shoebox Project. Should you wish to donate any items towards a shoe box or if you have any show boxes you are willing to part with, please let us know.

Keep warm and to those of you travelling over the school holidays, travel safely and haste ye back.


Cornelia Johnson