JOHAN VAN BLOMMESTEIN
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Eldoglen Office / Kantoor: • Johan van Blommestein: We bid farewell
• New to Eldoglen : Martin Vermaak
• Madrassas, Home Schooling & Tuition Classes
• Clubhouse Renovations
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Estate News: • Laura-Lee Schoeman: Miss Pre-Teen SA Finalist
• Engaged: Janie Erasmus (Miss Deaf World 2016)
Recipe: Creamy Chicken & Spinach Pancakes
Jimmie’s Wishing Well
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JOHAN VAN BLOMMESTEIN
Ons Sê Vaarwel / We Bid Farewell Stil, broers, daar gaan ‘n man verby, hy groet, en dis verlaas. Daar’s nog maar één soos hy; bekyk hom goed. - Jan F.E. Cilliers
Hierdie woorde het Jan F. E. Cilliers, beroemde
deur Eldoglen se mense en sy kollegas in sy
mees goegewyde eggenoot ooit,
Afrikaanse digter geskryf oor ‘n formidabele
amptelike hoedanigheid onthou sal word.
harde dop buite, maar vol liefde
man, Generaal Christiaan de Wet. Hierdie Rugby held, losskakel van formaat, junior
formidabele man, wat diep spore in Eldoglen
Springbok en Noord-Transvaal staatmaker,
rugby skakelbeampte wat met groot name
mieliepapman, “Google” ekspert,
skouers geskuur het, gewilde sportman en
JOHAN VAN BLOMMESTEIN Eldoglenner in murg en been, Huiseienaar, HEV Direkteur, lid van die Sekuriteitskomitee, Bestuurder: Fasiliteite en Instandhouding,
sport-vriend, Blommie of “Blumy” vir die oorsese spanne, ŉ rugbyman wat oral in die wêreld en onder duisende rugbyspelers en administrateurs groot agting geniet het en steeds daardie eer voortdra.
werker, leier van mense, vaderfiguur, kwaai
binne (nes ŉ “Italian Kiss”),
woorde word graag opgedra aan nog ‘n
Oom, streng maar regverdig, kollega, vriend,
Storieverteller, grapjas met ŉ
beskermer (veral van kiewietkuikens) baie ander
groot sin vir humor, getrouste en
goeie name en dinge. Dit is hoe Johan
fantastiese pa, wildtuinliefhebber, VRIEND
onthou alle vriende vir Johan “Blommie” van Blommestein. So met die draai van die eeu in die jaar 2000, het Johan en Meisie van Blommestein hulle in Eldoglen kom vestig en baie gou het Johan betrokke geraak by die HEV. Hy is tot die Direksie verkies, maar daar is gou agtergekom dat daar
ŉ behoefte was vir ŉ betroubare persoon om die
Pittige sêgoed is iets waarmee al sy kollegas Johan
HEV tuine en instandhouding van fasiliteite te
sal assosieer. Daar is so baie, maar die een wat hom
bestuur. Johan, wat pas afgetree het, maar fiks,
onderskei (selfs al sê hy dat dit Meisie se produk is),
gesond en fluks was, is genader en het die pos in
2001 aanvaar. “WHERE YOU KOM FROM DêN, ALL DE TIME ON Op 28 Februarie 2018, na bykans 17 jaar van
DIE STOEP GESTêN?”
toegewyde diens aan die gemeenskap van Eldoglen, het hy nou besluit genoeg is genoeg en
Ons antwoord: “Moenie gaan sit op die stoep,
gaan hy uittree. Hy stel dit duidelik dat hy uittree
jy moet kom as ons roep!”
en nie aftree nie. Hy gaan steeds as skakelbeampte vir die Blou Bulle Rugby Unie optree tydens
As een persoon in die annale van Eldoglen - bo
tuiswedstryde in die Super Rugby-, Curriebeker-
enigiemand anders - verewig is, is dit die geliefde
Gaan wel, ons vriend. Die hele Eldoglen bid jou toe: goeie gesondheid en ŉ gladde pad vorentoe. Jy sal met hartseer gemis word, maar met liefde onthou word.
en ander reekse. Hy gaan nog baie op Super Sport gesien word wanneer hy die besoekende spanne by die tonnel uitlei.
Beste Oom Blommie, Dit was vir my â€˜n baie groot voorreg om saam met Oom te kon werk. Elke dag was besonders en elke oggend, veral as ek geweet het my koffie, wat Oom al klaar gemaak het, staan reg. Geniet die lewe na al die jare se harde werk. Oom Blommie is baie besonders en ek gaan Oom baie mis. Groete, Riaan Halgryn Eldoglen Security Manager 6
New to Eldoglen
Martin Vermaak has been appointed as the
Martin has a love for the outdoors, and
Landscaping & Maintenance Manager, at the
this encouraged him to establish his own
Eldoglen Office, with effect from 12 February
landscaping and garden maintenance business
in 2005. Martin successfully maintained 250 clients in the Centurion area, and his parents
Martin is a very handy and versatile person who studied Sound Engineering at Allenby Campus. He is 33 years young, but 33 years wise.
will now take over this business. Martin also enjoys a game of cricket and deep-sea fishing. Martin and his wife Marlene have been happily married for nine years; hopefully soon.
no kids yet, but
NEW TO ELDOGLEN (Cont . . .)
This is what he had to say about the prospect of working for the Eldglen HOA: â€œI want to thank you for the privilege and opportunity to form part of the Eldoglen Estate Team. I believe that I will bloom where I am planted and hope to maintain the gardens of the Eldoglen Estate in the lovely condition it was found - and maybe even improve it slightlyâ€?.
Martin, all of us here at Eldoglen welcome you with open arms. May your time here be long, happy and very productive!
MADRASSAS, HOME SCHOOLING, TUITION CLASSES All residents are requested to please read and take note of the following to avoid any embarrassment and confrontation in future: 9
MADRASSAS, HOME SCHOOLING, TUITION CLASSES (Cont . . .) The Board of Directors are willing to consider
1. No garage may be used for the operation of a
the operation of small scale madrassas, home
school whatsoever. A garage may also not be
schooling and tuition at private homes, on very
used for storage of any furniture or materials
required for schooling purposes, resulting in
The first of such conditions is that no such school of whatever nature may be operated without the express permission of the Board
vehicles being parked outside the garage. The HOA may insist on inspection of garages should transgression hereof be suspected.
in writing. Any negation of this condition
2. No madrassa, home schooling or tuition may
will result in the school being prohibited and
be done in any unit within a smaller complex
the resident being disqualified from further
within the boundaries of Eldoglen. Such
participation in this concession.
facilities will only be permitted on erven zoned Residential 1 in terms of the Tshwane Town
The following are some of the other conditions,
which may be imposed upon applications:
MADRASSAS, HOME SCHOOLING, TUITION CLASSES (Cont . . .)
3. Operators of schools will strictly adhere to the applicable National and Municipal laws, by-laws and regulations in regard to the conduct
6. If a school is not operational for 3 months, permission for such school shall lapse.
of schools at residential properties, especially in respect of numbers of learners and hygienic specifications. No leniency may and will be afforded in this regard.
7. Any permission for the operation of a school shall be valid only for the calendar year of application and a new application must be made every year prior to the start of the new tuition year.
4. No additional traffic may be created by such operation and any nuisance created to neighbours, either by traffic, parking, damage to property, noise (hooting is prohibited), will be regarded a very serious transgression and may lead to disqualification.
8. Any existing concession will be subject to these conditions. 9. The Board reserves the right to impose any further conditions it may deem necessary on any school permitted. The right is further reserved
5. No person/learner not a resident on a permanent basis in Eldoglen,
for the Board, any of its members and any authorised personnel of the
will be allowed in any schooling programme. Transgression hereof will
HOA to at any time conduct an inspection at any premises where a
result in immediate closure of the school.
school is operated or suspected to be operated.
CLUBHOUSE RENOVATIONS Renovations to the Clubhouse, situated at the cricket oval, will be done later this year. The exact extent of the building operations, the date of commencement and the duration of the project, are all unknown factors at present. This will be determined and finalised as soon as possible.
CLUBHOUSE RENOVATIONS (Cont
. . .)
It is realised that many reservations of the facility have been made already, but if the construction phase so dictates, the HOA will have
no option but to cancel such reservations. The utmost consideration of especially religious and cultural functions will be given, but patrons must also understand that the purpose hereof is to provide a better, more functional facility to them for future use. Although this is still in the distant future, we decided to let residents know well in advance, so that other arrangements could be made timeously. Patience and understanding by every resident is requested.
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Shed on it
An awareness campaign, combined
with a promotion of all facilities, is being planned for late March 2018. This campaign will include to
in all the sports categories. Mini The facilities provided by the Eldoglen HOA for use
tournaments, where possible, will also
by its residents, especially the recreational facilities,
are of the best. Only a few estates can boast with a squash court, tennis courts, a cricket oval, three swimming pools, a netball/basketball court and a modern, state of the art multipurpose sports facility, catering for soccer, cricket, netball and volleyball.
Keep your eyes and ears open for news in this regard via e-mail, SMSs, the electronic notice boards and the Eldoglen portal.
In addition to the sports campaign, an interesting autumn
It has become popular to call the multipurpose facility, The Astro. It is not a
programme is also envisaged. Picnics, fun walks, family games
small sweetie coming from a packet full of fun, but a big packet full of fun-
and communal bonding will be the focus of it. Please join in,
filled activities. To make this packet even more attractive, a number of state
it is always fun and it creates a better understanding and sense of
of the art gadgets were added to make it so much easier and safer to use.
community amongst our people. Everyone who has paid their subs for the use of The Astro, should by now be fully acquainted with the booking system how the new electronic access control system works. Beautiful pole covers were put on all poles around the perimeter of the court to prevent injury. Soon a drinking fountain will be erected near the entrance to the court and eight benches will be placed in the park surrounding The Astro, for use by players, spectators or people wanting to sit, picnic and relax.
The Eldoglen HOA strives to provide and maintain facilities, amenities and living conditions in the Estate which will be to the benefit of all residents. It is also expected that every resident, whether young or old, shall respect and cherish such privileges and not misuse or damage anything, thereby denying others the use thereof. Unfortunately, there are always some elements who think that they grow their reputation by breaking and damaging things to such an extent that others suffer from their vile deeds. Residents, especially those who are responsible for such deeds (or their children), must take note of the fact that all facilities are now under surveillance using very sophisticated cameras, linked directly to the control room at Security. All activities, including the not-so-goodones, are being recorded and all deeds of vandalism, wilful damage of property and pure negligence, will be extracted from such footage and scrutinised for follow-up action, which could include criminal charges being laid.
COACHING AT ELDOGLEN FACILITIES The Board of Directors recently decided that coaches may apply to the HOA to do formal professional coaching at certain of the sports facilities and the lapa. Conditions will be strict and every coach will have to enter into a formal contract on a yearly basis, similar to those applicable to tennis coaches. An annual fee will also be payable. The number of coaches per sport will be limited. Preference will be given to Eldoglen based coaches (residents) and only people resident in Eldoglen may be coached. No outsiders will be allowed to enter into a coaching programme.
Miss Pre-Teen SA Finalist 2018 LAURA-LEE SCHOEMAN
Laura-Lee is a small girl living her big dream to make a change in the lives of those less fortunate and in need of kindness. She is a Miss Pre-Teen SA Finalist for 2018 and her projects include the Teddy Bear project with whom she is collaborating with Angels Among Us. Their aim is to give little girls or boys in need a teddy to hug and comfort them. Laura-Lee loves making a difference in the lives of the less fortunate and in her community. She will also be donating food to the less fortunate and giving flowers to the elderly to make them feel loved and cared for.
ENGAGED: MISS DEAF WORLD 2016 Janie Erasmus & Erwin Farago
Laura-Lee wanted to thank Eldoglenâ€™s security staff for keeping the Eldoglen community safe. Congratulation and good luck with your good work, Laura-Lee! No beauty shines brighter than that of a kind heart and we are very proud of you.
Congratulations to happy couple Janie Erasmus, Miss Deaf World 2016, and Erwin Farago who recently became engaged at the Eldo Glen clubhouse.
Clubhouse made up for the engagement . . .
Janie’s proud mother Anette Erasmus writes as follows: “Janie has been a resident of Eldoglen for many years, 10 of which was spent in our house just opposite the oval – so it was very fitting for her fiancé, Erwin Farago to ask the big question so close to home. It was a very special occasion - even the intense thunderstorm could not dampen our spirits in anticipation of the beautiful evening. I attach a few photographs to show all the residents of Eldoglen just how romantic our Estate can be. The wedding date has been set for March 2018. Thank you to all involved who assisted in keeping this special day a huge surprise for Janie.” 20
• 300ml ready-made gravy or stock
CREAMY CHICKEN & SPINACH PANCAKES
• 1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra • 1 onion, chopped
• 200g crème fraîche
• 100g pancetta or streaky
• 100g baby spinach
bacon or macon, chopped
• 8 ready-made thin pancakes
• 200g chestnut mushrooms, sliced
• 75g mature Cheddar, grated
• 1 garlic clove, chopped • 400g portion cooked,
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JIMMIEâ€™S Whishing Well
Does one ever have to say farewell to a legend? I donâ€™t think so, because a legend lives on and on and on.
JIMMIEâ€™S WISHING WELL (Cont . . .)
Unfortunately, there comes a day when a legend becomes a fond memory, but then a memory never to be forgotten by those who lived with it, cherished it and experienced it. Six and a half years ago, I walked into the Eldoglen office and I was dumbstruck to meet a legend, an idol of my youth, a person who was far beyond my reach, but here he was! Johan van Blommestein, fly half of the legendary Noord-Transvaal rugby team, the original Blou Bulle, with other idols like Frik du Preez, Piet Uys, Gys Pitzer and Chis Luther. The wrong team for a then Transvaal supporter, but the right players. I felt out of this world, I met a legend of the rugby world. What a privilege!
The biggest privilege however, was to meet a humble man,
whose fame did not become bigger than the man himself! I met a colleague who knew what he wanted to achieve and did so. A man with true principals, true faith in his God and Saviour, true friendships and true stories. Johan told us stories, not only of rugby, but of life in all its aspects. If it is true that words can paint a picture, Johan is a true artist who can paint many pictures with his stories. I was taken to places of such beauty and splendour, especially to New Zealand, his stories made me feel as if I had been there myself. I was shown word portraits of great people so lifelike that I felt as though I was actually meeting them. Good pictures always!
JIMMIE’S WISHING WELL (Cont . . .)
Johan van Blommestein and his beloved
his abilities went. For him she was always
the last say, the memories will live on and
wife, Meisie, became very close friends
number one and he came a distant second.
on and on.
Johan, I wish that I could be like you! Not a great rugby player, but a dedicated husband and a true friend. A painter of verbal pictures, of which this is perhaps the very first effort.
Johan and Meisie, we are no longer
of Rita and I and we shared many special moments
something years. They have eaten the proverbial seven bags of salt together, they have excelled in life, but they kept their feet firm on the ground. Johan is the most dedicated husband I have ever seen. Through hard and testing times, Meisie always came first. He never, but never shirked in his dedication to ensure that her interests and health were protected as far as
Does one ever have to say goodbye to a legend?
No, never. You make sure that
he becomes your true friend. One never forgets a true friend and when nature has
colleagues, but we are proud that we can call you our true and sincerest friends for life, never to be forgotten! I wish I had known you longer. In a short time you had such an influence on my outlook on life, just think of what a longer acquaintance could have achieved!
I wish …………!
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Published on Mar 5, 2018