Why do we drive 500 km’s on a Friday Just to have a braai, sit in a 6 hour long meeting, dress up funny for another braai, and drive back 500 km to get home just in time for Derek Watts to tell you that your weekend is over…. Why? Because it’s a privilege It’s a privilege to belong to an association that during these hard economic times and in a country that has a label…..where most of the times you expect the worst and it is so easy to complain and be despondent, we are the ones that can be counted on. At the second Association Council meeting I told the Area Chairman that the Table year of 2020-2021 will always be remembered. It is up to us as to how it will be remembered. As a year that we also struggled because of what was happening around us, and we just stuttered and stammered through it like everyone else, or would we be remembered for standing up and still doing what was expected of us to serve our communities and grow our brand. And looking back at this past year , I can say it has been a privilege to see that WHAT we do can inspire others to help strangers they HAVE never and WILL never meet. That our actions carry weight and make a difference. That we are the difference…..and……that we just plain DIFFERENT. Different because we will drive hours and hours, just to meet old friends for the first time. Give our time to converse with likeminded inspiring people and then go our separate ways to change the world. One small act of kindness at a time. You might not be able to change the whole world. But for one person, that act could mean the world. To all our 41ers that have now finished their last voting meetings, we salute you. We thank you for your service and we promise to continue to strengthen and grow Table so that you will be proud of the new generations. Because of you, Table is what we have today, and we are able to Table. The responsibility now lies with us to take it forward. We hope that it is not the last we will see of you and that we can always count on you for advice and help. I am disappointed that we do not have a physical ARTSA to give you all a proper farewell. But I hope to see you somewhere next to a braai very soon. Let’s continue to drive Impactful change into the new Table year.
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Werner Swanepoel VP Candidate Statement Werner Swanepoel VP Candidate Statement Sandown 150 – Wings of Inspiration Pretoria 136 – Bowling Night Kenton 210 – Alan’s Advice – Map Pins Welkom 40 – AGM Kenton 210 – Alan’s Advice – How to treat a Lady Hochland 154 – Welwitschia Raid Hochland AGM Welkom 40 – Raid Kroonstad 42 Kenton 210 – Alan’s Advice – Personal Pins Namibia AGM Namibia AGM Pretoria 136 – Kungwini Covid Relief Welwitschia 213 – AGM Bloemfontein 25 – AGM Kenton 210 – Alan’s Advice – Fellowship Welkom 40 – Tablers to the Rescue Kenton 210 – Alan’s Advice – Induction Dinner Welkom 40 – Induction Dinner 3|Page
-To develop fellowship among young men through the medium of their professional and business occupations; -To emphasise the fact that one’s calling offers an excellent medium of service to the community; -To cultivate the highest ideals in business, professional and civic traditions; -To recognize the worthiness of all legitimate occupations and to dignify each his own by precept and example; -To foster responsible citizenship and loyalty to their Country; -To further the establishment of peace and goodwill in international relationships; -To further these objects by meetings, lectures, discussions and other activities
Adopt – Adapt – Improve Vice President Candidate Statement 2021/2022 IMPACTFUL CHANGE …. We Table to create Impactful change in our personal lives, our community, our brother’s lives and to leave a legacy, a little something that we can leave the next generation, just to let them know we have been here, we took care of what we had and we tried our best to leave it in a better position than what we found it. My name is Werner Swanepoel. Originally from the bustling metropolis of Northcliff Johannesburg, currently situated in the beautiful Lowveld for the last 7 years and love every second of the lowveld living. I am a proud Father, Husband, brother, tabler, friend and bible believing follower of Christ. This is who I am, unashamed and SUPER proud to hold all the above titles. I have served as Tabler, Secretary, Vice Chairman, Area Chairman as well as Branding & Strategic coordinator and have loved every second of my journey with table (maybe not secretary as much as the others..)
I am passionate about table and would love for my son to one day be part of the amazing organisation and share this brotherhood that I have come to know and love, that while changing the lives of millions of people around the wold for the single purpose of just doing good and better in your community. In a world so desperately in need of more love, compassion and care, we are the ones that put up our hands and drive the change In my current year as branding and strategic coordinator, I have successfully managed to get the RTSA brand on national TV, both on paid for and free ( eTV and DSTV) exposure for more than R750K to date. Our brand and slogan #IMPACTFULCHANGE has been seen and exposed to more than 18,000,000 people across the world through various channels (Social Media, TV, Local Radio, Print, Mobile Advertising). I have been instrumental in creating an online reporting system that has changed the way that Tablers report and will report in the future, offering us an opportunity to move into a digital era. Here is my heart and what I believe about our amazing organisation. Round Table Southern Africa, exists to make impactful changes in our communities and Southern Africa as a whole. We retain and grow our members, young men willing to give up their time and skills, to give back to those less fortunate. We Inspire, We grow, We transform lives, We disrupt, We engage, We CHANGE. The best and most logical choice for any young man in Southern Africa, that wants to join a group of likeminded men that want to give back, make a difference and inspire people in our towns, cities, provinces and countries. There has never been a better time to put your hand up and be the difference you want to see in this world! Round Table Southern Africa – Changing lives for the better, leaving impactful change and believing whole heartedly that we live in the best part of the World. I would love your support to stand as the next Vice President of Round Table Southern Africa 2021/2022
Round Table Sandown 150 in partnership with ICAP Holdings has proudly donated two vehicles to Wings of Inspiration Care Centre. RTSA Vice President and Sandown 150 member Stefan Grobler was there to hand over the keys to the vehicles. Wings of Inspiration is a highly impactful organisation consisting of an orphanage, an old age home, a soup kitchen, a play school, and a sober home. “This donation not only will help the organisation with collections and deliveries, but we will be able to take our elderly residents to the clinic.” Said Anthea Da Costa, Director of the organisation to the Randfontein Herald newspaper. Further to this donation, Sandown 150 will be assisting Wings of Inspiration in 2021 to improve their operations and capacity for them to continue to do their incredible work in the community.
Dear Brother’s, The recent Covid-19 pandemic has had significant psychological and social effects on the Round Table Members and their families in the past year. Research has highlighted the impact on psychological well-being of the most exposed groups, including children, and family members across the globe. The social distance and the security measures have affected the relationship among fellow table members and their perception of empathy toward others. From this perspective, telepsychology and technological devices “IRO/PRO” assume important roles to decrease the negative effects of the pandemic. I am entrusted with the most important role of them all “Fellowship Convener” for 2021. I made this my mission to gather fellow tabelers and families tighter this year. I look at my round table family as those who care about you the most and want to see you grow and flourish. Helpfulness, respect, health, integrity and cooperation are our core values, my table family understands my values and I understand their values. Through understanding of each other’s values, we arrive at a mutual respect and support. People with open hearts and a willingness to accept you for the human that you are. Even when things go wrong and crisis faces you, you can always depend on your table family. On Friday night 19 February 2021 the action kicked off at 6.30, we engage in our first family tenpin bowling night. O what a night it was, kiddies took the field first as we had to wait for our chairman who got lost in Menlyn’s parking lot. Upon his arrival the vibe change from a casual event to “lets get down to business vibe”. We divided into teams, Tablers vs Tablers Wife’s. The atmosphere where electrifying, there were some great bowling efforts and some took things very seriously bringing their A game, but our Pipeliner Paul “The Hulk “ and Lia “Arno Affies Kotze wife“ seems to have collected the chocolates with a score of 149 and 97. We also acknowledge last place with the “I wish this was a Golf tournament” award. This year the honors went to our Charmain Antonie Smit with a score of 85. My love for my table family, my desire for them to be proud of me and my decisions, is my life’s compass. I hope to advance the organization’s mission through my time and judgment. I consider serving on round table as something of a civic duty, in addition to a challenging and enjoyable experience in 2021. "A brother is a friend God gave to you, a friend is a brother your heart chose for you. Other than a parents love, I feel that there is no greater bond in love than there is between brothers.”
How to Collect your Map Pin Puzzle Way back in 2008, a puzzle pin map was started, with each Area represented by a puzzle piece—visit all Areas and you had a map showing the whole Association. Rules of the Puzzle Pins: 1. Only the current Area Chairman of an Area can order new pins for his Area & only he can hand them out 2. Any Tabler can get a pin, but he must attend an Area Conference meeting & ask for one from the hosting Area Chairman—Club meetings don’t count 3. A Tabler can buy his own Area’s pin from his Area Chairman 4. Puzzle pins can’t be swopped
On Thursday, 12 February Round Table Welkom 40 held its Annual General Meeting. The incoming Chairman and the outgoing Secretary prepared the venue, printed the agendas, and waited with bated breath for the Tablers to arrive at the Clubhouse. We have not been at the Clubhouse for a long while and all of us were very excited! It was the first meeting at the Clubhouse since Uncle Cyril said we were allowed out again. We were also relieved that our incoming Chairman, Dr Igor Scheurkogel, made it out of Taiwan in time. For a moment or two, we thought he was going to get a naturalization passport. In true Welkom 40 fashion, the AGM was handled with customary dispatch and professionalism. 41ers, Pieter Botha and Riaan Marais were the Sergeant and Corporal and made sure that the meeting – for the most part – went smoothly. The did get a little excited towards the end, but that is what we expected from them. Welkom 40 could reflect on a year well executed. Even with the disruption of the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Table had an exceptional year. The Chairman thanked all the Tablers for their support and commitment to the Table and its projects. Community Services is something that is at the heart of Welkom 40, and we made sure that 2020 was incredible. Welkom 40 is looking forward to the coming year under the stewardship of Dr Igor Scheurkogel and we are sure to have another AGM just like this one to tie the ribbon onto his year. Adopt. Adapt. Improve. YIT Jurgen Schoeman – Welkom 40 PRO/IRO
HOW TO TREAT A LADY It sounds so old-fashioned, but being a Gentleman is not automatic if you are a man. The rules were put in place to ensure that everyone knew how to behave, and to level the playing field for everyone. Some tips, in particular when in contact with Ladies: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
A lady is to be treated respectfully and looked after. If a lady walks into a room, stand up to acknowledge her. Offer your lady a drink when you go to the bar for yourself. Offer to carry her parcels/bags for her. If a door opens towards you, open and hold it for the lady to pass through first. If the door opens away from you, open and go through to hold it open for her. When walking on the street, always walk on the vehicle-side of the pavement to protect her from possible injury. Offer the lady your arm to lean on when crossing the street and place yourself in-between her and the oncoming traffic. Never raise your voice to a lady. Never discuss a lady in conversation with other men. If you ask a lady to dance with you, make sure that you return her safely to her seat after the dance, and thank her.
10. And remember—even if she doesn’t act like a lady herself, always be the bigger person and treat her like a lady!
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Welwitschia 213 had the opportunity to raid Hochland 154’s AGM on the 6th of February 2021. Hochland 154 with chairman Eduard Gous had a busy year, being the only club who had their induction dinner on time before lockdown occurred to changing the medic rush format to fall in line with the government regulations on covid preventative measures. The gentle has truly stepped up to challenges they had faced during the 2020 table year. They adapted to the situation and was able to run almost al their projects for the year. Granted also thy where least affected with 154 being able to finish their clubhouse project before lockdown and rules were implemented. This doesn’t negate the fact that more was planed and most was completed from projects to distributions. Wel213 had the opportunity to also combine with 154 on their medic rush and Winter Knights distributions in Okamatapati in 2020. Yes its been a long year and much has been done. The SGT for the AGM was Basson and he had ensured that the nostalgy wasn’t entertained for to long. Hochland 154 had lost 2 members but had gained 1 for the 2020 year and 1 more at the AGM. Congrats to Matthew Vudzijena on becoming Hochland 154’s newest member I see a bright future for you budd. The Sgt also ensured that items either forgotten or unable to have been done during the lockdown was dealt with in the form of Inducting Sathy and Matthew into the buffalo club…final right hand drinking moment for them… Wel213 would like to congratulate the 154 gents on what they were able to achieve this year a seemingly seamless transition into and out of regulations and not allowing for these hampering’s to take over but instead utilize it to their advantage. The meeting was finalized with all asunder taking one from the SGT to show solidarity before the meeting was closed. We had a couple of cold ones while waiting on the ladies who joined later. After some fellowship it was time for me to head home… Wel213 wished to congratulate Eduard Gous on his election as Hochland 154 Chairman and Ian Wait as Vice Chairman for 2021 table year. All the best for the year and lest do more together.
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Welkom 40 was not the best raiding Table in the 2020/2021 year. Incoming Chairman, Igor Scheurkogel, decided that we needed a head start on the year. On 15 February, 5 Tablers piled into Hennie Breytenbach’s bakkie and made our way to Kroonstad. After the 2020 year where the guys really missed each other, the conversation ran wild and loud. Stephan Theunissen regaled us with some of his best jokes and one-liners. We arrived in Kroonstad, raring to go. Unfortunately, we were a bit early, so we had to make do with a bit of alternative entertainment. We settled next door at the Police Club to wait for the Kroonstad guys. Once we were allowed in the meeting, it turned out to be a fun night with a lot of laughter and a Sergeant (Justin Boone) who took his duties very seriously. It was a most enjoyable meeting and I think we will probably raid them again this year, just for fun. Thank you to Chairman Pierce Bothma for welcoming us and to Kroonstad 42 who fed us at no cost. We left Kroonstad with happy hearts and a few well hidden souveniers. Kroonstad 42, you are most welcome to come and fetch you items from us at any time! Jurgen Schoeman – Welkom 40 PRO/IRO Photos attached Left to Right: Lekker fellowship in the Kroonstad 42 clubhouse Welkom 40 Tablers on the way: LtR Hennie Breytenbach, Jurgen Schoeman, Igor Scheurkogel, Stephan Theunissen, Leon Bruns
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How to get a personal pin Anyone can have a personal pin or coin made—just make sure you follow a few guidelines: Get a design put together—avoid copy-righted images, crude images, or foul language Make sure that if you use the Rondel, it is not obscured or changed If possible, include the RTSA Rondel in full Send your final design to the Brand Manager for the Regalia Committee to approve They will either approve, or recommend a change which will allow it to be approved You will get a reply within a few days Send the design to a badge/pin manufacturer Swop and enjoy!
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Welwitschia 213 attended the Namibian Area AGM on from the 19th to the 21st of Feb in Walvis Bay hosted by RT36. The AGM of Namibian Area as per constitution has always been at the coast hosted by either Swakopmund 145 or Walvis Bay 36. The AGM has a different feel and look as we missed the SA tablers who usually attend the Fishing Boogy a week before the AGM and then joins the AGM from the Friday. The Prez Christo and Vice Prez Stephan made up for that by attending the AGM. Wel213 had planned to drive down from Windhoek together and that didn’t work out with work commitments hampering the joint travel so we ended up driving in 2 separate cars. Chairman arrived in WB at around 16h00 and Chesley started off late arriving at about 20h00 but we had a safe trip and we were in full force. It was great to see the Gents again some who we weren’t able to see at the November area and suffice to say that it was even better to see the Christo and Stephan. The Friday nights registration went well and the gents where geared for the last Man standing. This became a more sought-after title as our Area Chair Loubser Rousseau introduced a trophy at the last Area and the gents where trying their best to win that trophy. The 36 gents had pitched their tents and after burning a couple of bags of wood most of them retired…Martin VC of RT 36 gave it a go at 03h30 the Saturday morning with Hanro (SWK145), Amize (Wel213), Marius (WHK34) and Ginger Ninja Stefan Du Raan being the last one’s still awake. It was Hanro and myself left at 4h20 the Saturday morning conversing on topics relating to table and as you all know around the fire after raiding the bar at that time of the morning We virtually solved all round tables problems. Its just a shame we cant remember the plan…At about 4h30 I was left alone as Hanro made a B line for his room and Byron the siren came to witness this at 4h35 me having my last sigg for the night. As I was moving to my room Lottering and Murry was on their way from Windhoek wanted to wait for a last one but I still had some work to do. Needless to say, the meeting started way to early for my liking but hey there was still a lot to do so a quick shower after about an hour’s rest breakfast and a couple of coffee’s it was time for the AGM. SGT at Arms made sure we didn’t transgress his rules. Kudu awarded the LAST MAN STANDING award to Amize Adams still speculating if it the crutch was an advantage. The meeting went well and some gents looked like they where pulling some serious amps. It was wakeup call when the Area Chair Kudu had read a letter sent to the Namibian Area by the Ginger Ninja the OG. This letter saw the Prez and Vice Prez being welcomed by the SGT with a double doze of everything he had. Though discretion could have been used it was hard not to watch how they braved the Lagoon Water and Flower/ENO mix. “Julle 2 Is YSTERS”. The Area Chair Loubser Rousseau had delivered his report and man was it emotional to see such a great guy, leader, friend and tabler attending his Last Namibian Area as a tabler. But this is a road we will all have to follow that dark and lonely road or so ive been told…
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It was something I had been looking forward to doing for so long. Since i've joined table it has been a personal goal to run a project of my own. And with this project, it gave me a chance to make a difference. You always hear stories of all the good things that have been done by round table all over the world, and it was my chance to become a part of that story. Round table Pretoria 136 has had an outstanding history when it comes to Kungwini Welfare Organisation, From banana drops to donations, to helping wherever we can. But there was something special for me with this Organisation. It hits quite close to home when i hear the name Kungwini. Because personally I have an Aunt and a cousin that are both part of it. My aunt being one of the directors and caretakers of Kungwini, and my cousin being one of the residents. So when I got a call from my aunt Hann’Elise and Manuella, hearing what dire straits they were in , I didn't hesitate to jump on the phone and call my fellow tablers to help me in my endeavour to aid in their struggle. What they told me really got me motivated to try and help as best I can. They were struggling to feed about 70 people, which is a cause of Covid-19 pandemic, which in turn affected many in different ways, many in the form of retrenchment, others with salary deductions, they were basically struggling to keep their heads above water. I gave our own Yster Muis Tiaan Schoeman a call to hear how we could help. With the advice and contacts given, Wian Vogel joined the conversation. With help from Wian, I was able to contact Annamarie to confirm the whopping 120 bags of non perishable food parcels, which Wian helped arrange, she was willing to donate to RT Pretoria 136 to help with this project. With that in mind i wanted to do a little extra, and add 10 parcels of food to the 120 we already arranged. And with no hesitation the motion was passed and we were able to give 130 bags of food to Kungwini, Each bag containing approximately R200 worth of food, making our donation worth about R 26 000. The moment I gave my aunt a call, she could almost not believe what she was hearing, us being able to help an organisation which lies so closely to her heart. The same reaction was given by one of the head directors, Manuella, who unfortunately couldn't have assisted because she was away the weekend, but that didn’t stop her in organising with Hann’Elise for the delivery of the parcels. The rest of the project went off without a hitch, my father and I conducted the following task of collecting the parcels at the Round table community centre, as well as branding that our own Blikkies Jacobs helped us with, to make RT Pretora 136 more visible.With the help of Myself, my Dad, Tiaan, Rachelle, my Aunt and 2 other volunteers from Kungwini, we successfully delivered all of the parcels, and I couldn't have been more proud. This Project as my first showed me that RT Pretoria 136 is in fact a family, which started out as me doing it myself, really became a team effort. That i am thankful for, it really means you can always count on family and your fellow tablers. Upon the completion of this project, it really got me excited for all the future ones to come. It got me motivated to do the best that I can, to help where it is needed the most. Being a new member of the Round table organisation, i was quite sceptical on how i was going to start my table career. From being nervous as to how i would get things done, and who i was going to call. I saw my fellow experienced tablers and wondered how they got to where they are, the contacts they have, the skills they possessed, and it made me feel really small, because how was i supposed to accomplish what they have done many times before. And with this project, all was made clear. I was going to have to learn from all my tabler brothers, and with the aid from them I received with this project, it eased my mind, because I knew there was always going to be someone to guide me. THAT is what I think makes one of the big traits of a tabler, always willing to help, always willing to guide, always willing to Adopt, Adapt and Improve. Marcu Kriegler
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Welwitschia 213 had its AGM on the 3rd of February 2021. The AGM was well attended by tablers and pipeliners and one 41ér. The Chairman of 213 A. Adams went through the motions and as all chairman’s would have noted the serious effect that Covid-19 had on Namibia, South Africa and the rest of the world. That the impact of Government regulations and rules had a visible effect on the tabling year of Wel213 and the rest of RTSA. Regulations capping the amount of persons at any given event or meeting ranging from 10 -200 and back to 50 which it currently is made it almost impossible to do projects and distributions alike, even Namibia Area meetings was effected with June Area held in July 2020 with a Zoom component to keep within the numbers and because the coastal clubs where unable to travel with the travel restriction and lockdown of the coastal towns. Be that as it may Wel213 was able to attend all Council meetings and Area’s we adopted the regulations and adapted our distributions and meetings to fall in line with governments measures taken to flatten the curve of infections and ensure the safety of the Namibia nation. Wel213 managed to have all distribution done inline with the Covid regulations and was able to distribute our Winter Knights funds effectively. Wel213 had raided the clubs in Namibia Area and even joined in on projects and distributions of other clubs for the year, like medic rush of 154 and Joyful hearts of WHK 34. Wel213 even went to the extent to distribute or utilize funds of WHK34 for distributions. This was all done with a small number of members which didn’t stop us from fulfilling our duties and ensuring that all faculties are accounted for during the 2020 table year. On the IRO/PRO front the club didn’t reach its target of featuring in each and every Inkundla for the 2020 table year but this is due to the regulations that hampered projects and gatherings. On the financial front Wel213 has distributed all its public funds and has a balance of N$21.00 on the community funds. The Club administration fund has suffered a bit this year but this is in line with the decline in functions and rental income for the 2020 table year. The bad debts that has been written off also contributed hugely to the decline in club funds. Wel213 is taking time to address this by projects and creating an income. Wel213 is saying goodbye to Mark Majiedt a long serving member of Wel213 who has fell victim to the 41ér rule. This being said wel213 has dropped again to 2 members and thus Chairman for the year is Amize Adams and Vice Chairman is Chesley Saal.Wel213 has 2 pipeliners and 1 guest lest see how the year progress. Wel213 is looking forward to 2021 may it be better than the last one.
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Round Table Bloemfontein 25 had their Annual General Meeting on Saturday, 23 January 2021. With the current restrictions due to Covid-19 hampering normal events, the table choose to adapt and move their events to a Saturday morning meeting. A Large group of Tablers, Pipeliners and 41’ers gathered as Chairman, Henry Denner led the meeting. Highlights were the inductions of new Tablers AJ Britz and Ferando van Heerden as well as the Chairman’s report. All in attendance were proud and humbled by what the Table was able to achieve in a testing year. We as Round Table Bloemfontein 25 would like to thank Henry for the tremendous effort he put in during his term as Chairman. The Table is also proud to share that both Theuns Pieters and Des Williams have been inducted as honorary members for the coming year, a year in which Bloem 25 will host a World Numbers Meeting. Their experience will surely prove invaluable. A big thanks to all who attended the meeting and good luck to the new council for the coming year. They certainly have big shoes to fill.
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How to encourage Fellowship So often you hear of Clubs where the members only see each other every meeting. Some ways in which you can encourage fellowship as a Table Chairman is: ◦ Open your home to your Tablers—a braai, dinner or just to watch rugby on the weekend. ◦ Encourage monthly social evenings—a themed evening, a braai at the clubhouse or someone’s house. ◦ A family activity such as sports day, picnic, game-farm trip or a visit to a local factory. ◦ Encourage the youngest Tablers to be involved—often the young guys are intimidated by the experience of the older guys. ◦ Mentorship—the next time your Club inducts a new Member, get the Tabler who introduced them to Table to mentor them throughout their Table career. Ensuring their attendance at meetings, their first Area Conference or ARTSA, and their growth as a Tabler. ◦ Travel together to conferences or weekends away, stay together and leave together. Become a family unit. Find what works for your Club and never stop socialising.
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If there is one thing that the Welkom 40 Tablers pride themselves on, it is the ability and the willingness to help at the drop of a hat. On the 17th of February, Eddie Breytenbach and Igor Scheurkogel got a heart-rending request from a neglected care facility in the Industrial Area of Welkom. The residents in the forgotten corner of Welkom live is very basic housing that was used as industrial housing years ago. The sanitation is lacking, and they sometimes have no water or food for extended periods of time. Eddie and Igor immediately pulled together and asked the other Tablers for ideas. 41er, Riaan Marais had some VeggieMeat packets which is a high protein meat supplement at his house. Riaan drove to fetch it and brought it to the Tablers. Eddie and Igor raided the last of Welkom 40’s food bank and went to assist. Without these food parcels, these people would have been on rice and water for the fifth straight day. The impressive part of this mini operation was the speed and effectivity of the response. This is what where we as Tablers make the immediate difference to people’s lives that lasts for much longer than the time it took us to organize and deliver it. Jurgen Schoeman – Welkom 40 PRO/IRO
Photos attached Left to Right: Food parcels that was put together in a hurry Some of the families that was helped by RT Welkom 40
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Annual Induction Dinner It is customary for all Tables, shortly after their Annual General Meeting, to hold their Annual Induction Dinner, at which the new Chairman is inducted into office. There is no necessity for this to be a formal Dinner, but this form has found most favour over the years. All the Table Members and their wives or girlfriends attend but after this, opinions differ considerably. There are Tablers who consider this a purely domestic affair, and invite nobody else; there are others who include only their 41'ers, while others invite their Area Chairman, and still others who invite the Chairman and Members of all nearby Tables, and finally those who invite local dignitaries such as Rotary and Lion’s Club Chairman, the Mayor etc. Any such invitations are purely the business of the Table concerned but one matter which is clear is that all those who are invited to attend, should be given complimentary tickets, unless it is made quite clear that they shall be expected to pay, as is often the case with the 41'ers. If local dignitaries are invited, it is most advisable that a responsible Tabler be invited to look after each guest. The recommended programme for these Dinners is: • Welcome • Aims and Objectives of Round Table • Toast to the Ladies • Toast to our Country • Table Grace Starter Course • Address by the Outgoing Chairman • Presentation of Club Trophies and Awards • Address by the Incoming Chairman Main Course • Farewell to the 41’ers • Response on behalf of the 41’ers • Toast to RTSA and RTI Dessert Course Should Clubs combine their Induction Dinner with other Clubs, then the same programme can apply, but the Address by Outgoing Chairman shall be preferred in each case, with the Address by Incoming Chairman limited to introducing his Council and congratulating the Outgoing Chairman. Another suggestion is that alternate Club representatives propose the toasts. It is recommended that a Master of Ceremonies be asked to oversee the evening, and his duties would include welcoming all the attendees, as well as introducing the speakers and keeping the flow of the evening pleasant. As a guideline, an exploded programme can be prepared, detailing time allocations, duties, and recommended actions.
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On 19 February, the Tablers of Welkom 40 took out their suits, polished their pins and went on a hunt to find their bow ties. Everyone was full of excitement and filled with an irrepressible sense of fun. It was Induction Dinner time, the weather played along beautifully, and the night turned out to be gorgeous. The Tablers and their companions arrived at Uitsig Boutique Hotel looking dapper and beautiful. They were greeted with a lovely setting around the pool area. We were privileged to be joined by our outgoing Area Chairman, Louis Radley, as well as incoming Chairman Igor Scheurkogel’s parents, Meneer Scheuries and Tannie Estelle. Luckily, no Tablers were found in the pool this time… It was a night where we could celebrate a difficult year, but also one where we learnt to adapt to our changing circumstances and truly make a difference to our community. We came together as a group and learned to rely on each other and our companions and wives. Welkom 40 would like to wish Dr Igor Scheurkogel and his incoming Council the best of luck for the 2021/2022 year. We trust that he will improve on what we have built and make this another memorable year for Round Table Welkom 40. Jurgen Schoeman – Welkom 40 PRO/IRO Left to Right: Igor Scheurkogel with his parents, Meneer Scheuries en Tannie Estelle Welkom 40 Tablers with the new Chairman Outgoing Area Chairman, Louis Radley handing over the gong to Igor Scheurkogel Louis and Igor with their Round Table socks
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