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Fellow Tablers, Ladies and Supporters – What an amazing month June was! Following all the Clubs via Facebook, so many of you were active with projects, socials and weekends away as a group – well done! The Boikanyo Bug has gotten off to its 14 500km trip from Cape Town to Brasov, Romania – good luck boys, and we will follow your trip through social media and be there at the RTI World Meeting to clap you in! Winters Knights is in full swing, and I am confident that most Clubs are doing even more this year for their communities – keep up the good work! Round Table 108 Algoa Meeting On my way up to Swellendam for the BiArea Conference, I stopped in for the night in Port Elizabeth. The Eastern Province Area Chairman, Marinus Rautenbach, was attending his official visit to their meeting, so I popped in to support him. Tablers from RT78 Kirkwood, RT252 JBay/Humansdorp, RT195 Zwartkops and guests attended, making it a great night of fellowship. Thank you to RT108 Algoa for all their continued support over the years, as well as the amazing hospitality. Thank you to Simon Ward for the home-hosting! Western Province / South Cape BiArea Conference The Vice President, his wife and I were guests at the BiArea Conference over the weekend of the 7 – 9 June. Hosted just outside of Swellendam, we were treated to stunning views of the dam below us, as well as the mountain range. The fellowship throughout the weekend was amazing, with many friendships cemented or formed, as well as constructive meetings held on the Saturday morning. The Saturday night function was themed a “P” party, with everyone asked to dress as something beginning with a P. Much hilarity ensued! Thank you to both Areas for their amazing hospitality, and to the Ladies who so bravely danced with me! Oudtshoorn 33 – I will be coming to raid a meeting soon to get my raided item back! Round Table 210 Alex/Kenton Meeting The Eastern Province Area Chairman conducted his official visit to my own Club on Thursday 27 June, and we were raided by 41‟ers, RT177 Port Alfred and RT108 Algoa. A fun-filled evening ensued with a very late ending to the night. Thank you to the guys who pulled through to Kenton to support the Area Chairman! Round Table 210 Steak Evening My Club held its Steak Evening the next day, Friday 28 June, and we were joined by Tablers and Ladies from RT160 Nahoon, RT177 Port Alfred as well as 41‟ers from RT1 East London. We had a very successful evening, and it was great catching up with the Tablers and 41‟ers during the evening.

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East London 1 are hosting a Decades Party at Table 58 Brewing Co. in aid of the winter knights project. With the kind sponsorship from Table 58 for the venue, East London Events Company for the sound and lighting rig and the past Numbers Dance Club DJ‟s Daryn Mildenhall, Paul Griffin and Shane Webber we are able to put on a night to remember. Many East Londoners and even people outside of East London have been to or know of Numbers Dance Club. It was an icon in the town for more than 30 years. One of the most successful events they hosted was called Decades Party. The music ranged from 80‟s right through to the latest songs, from glam rock through to the most iconic dance hits! At the time and it was loved by all and catered for everyone‟s musical taste. It truly was dancing through the decades. The event will have an entrance fee of R50 or alternatively a donation of a blanket. All of the proceeds raised will go towards buying more blankets for the homeless. East London 1 would like to extend this invitation out to every tabler and friend of table to join us on the evening and come and party like the old days while helping the homeless at the same time. Jethro Penny

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Round table Estcourt 74 was approached by Thembelisha Care Project and asked us if we could help them with new freezers. Their current freezers were giving problems and also never had enough freezing space for all the food they were being given. We approached Iain from our local Pick and Pay who has been a big supporter of Estcourt 74 round table and asked him if he could help assist us in this project. Iain was quick to agree and was on the phone to head office to see how they could help us out. Pick and Pay were able to sponsor R5000 towards this and we put the rest of the funds together and bought three 550l Defy freezers for them. Pick and Pay also assisted with the delivery of all three freezers directly to their premises. We did our handover on the 13th of June at the Thembelisha Care Project House, were Round Table Estcourt 74 and Pick and Pay received many thanks for this big contribution that will help many people with food for years to come.

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Technology is a great thing especially building networks and bridges with people that you cannot see every day. In an effort to boost Welkom 40‟s international relations the IRO, Igor Scheurkogel decided to reach out to the other 40 Tables around the world to have an „E-Raid‟. On 12 June Welkom 40 scheduled their first skype meeting with Sweden 40 to learn more about each other and to get to know the other 40 Tables around the world. Marcus Hedman IRO of Sweden met with Welkom 40 during their social meeting in the spirit of real friendship with a lekker Swedish beer in his hand. It was hopefully the first of many „E-Raids‟ that Welkom 40 will do to ensure when we go to our numbers meeting in 2020 to meet not just as tablers or acquaintances but as friends. Welkom 40 hopes that this will start a new trend to get tablers to use different ways to connect and build international relations.

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One of the charities that is close to Tugela 202‟s heart is the Cancer Care Givers who is based in Winterton. For the first time we hosted a Cancer Walk (20 March 2019) in conjunction with the Cancer Care Givers. This walk entailed that a team of 10 people walk a certain route. At all time, there had to be at least one of the members on the walking route – with their own homemade baton mimicking a relay. A total of 21 teams entered for the walk. Teams that entered – as far as Ladysmith - had to have a stall of some sort and dress according to their stall‟s theme, which provided countless laughs. The Cancer Walk is from 6pm till midnight, however Mother Nature had different plans. As a huge thunderstorm approached the Walk was called off at 9pm. Fortunately the fundraising was not effected too much by the storm, and we could hand over all the proceeds to the Winterton Cancer Care Givers. Because it was the first time hosting such an event, we now know where there is room for improvement and what works well. Next year it is going to be BIGGER and BETTER!!! Thank you to all who participated.

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On the 7th of June 2019, we at SWK145 Round Table witnessed something truly amazing. A 6 year old boy asking friends and family to donate clothes and blankets instead of buying him gifts for his birthday. Little Kano Muntifering turned 6 years old on the 4th of June 2019. At his party all his friends arrived with blankets and warm clothes to donate. Kano and his Father decided to wait for WinterKnights to drop off all the items at one of our SWK WinterKnight corners.Kano is a true inspiration and sets an amazing example to young and old alike. Stories like these gives one hope for the future generations.. We posted this story on our FB page, the reactions we received is over 34000. Kano received a shout out on Radiowave, our partners in the WinterKnights project. This little man with his big heart reached so many people and hopefully motivated them to assist in the fight against the cold.Kano will accompany SWK145 to a handover so he can experience it 1st hand and cement his passion of helping the less fortunate. Kano is a true tabler in the making! We cannot thank Kano enough for this very special gesture. Kano is a WINTERKNIGHT, Be more like Kano!!!

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Met die voorsitter Johan Mynhardt, Marten du Plessis en Michael Wheatley tesame met die dames het hulle Bethlehem 60 gaan verteenwoordig by ARTSA 2019. Dit het ons egter nie gekeer om Saterdag 13 April 2019 „n projek te doen nie. Die manne van Bethlehem 60 moes n Waterpunt beman en reel in die jaarlikse Double 90 (180km) fietswedren wat aangebied word in Bethlehem omgewing. Ons het die fietsryers se waterbottels vol gehou en gesorg dat hulle ietsie eet en drink. Daar was lekker gees by ons waterpunt en die fietryers kon moed skep vir die 2de helfde, ons het natuurlik ook lekker fellowship gehad. Ons maak nie baie geld met die projek nie, dit word gesien as 'n gemeenskapsprojek vir PR. Ons het baie goeie terugvoer van die fietsryers en organiseerders gekry. Veels geluk aan “Spannie” Werner Erwee vir die eerste projek wat hy convene het, jy en jou vrou Jana het die waterpunt uitstend gereel en alles was in plek. Well Done!!!!

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In a rush we decided to have a stall at the Food Market help on the weekend of 31st of May. We decided (By change) fresh Namibian Oysters. With the assistance of Stuart Salt, the 41er that did most of the Planning work, we opened the stall on Friday @12h00. Thanks to Stuart, Danny and Doug that man the stall until the Tablers could attend. On Saturday it was the BLUE TEAM that opened the stall at 9 am and carrier on selling oysters until we closed the stall just before 9 pm, obviously with the assistance of Stuart and support from Eduan that kept the beer mugs full. All in All it was a great project. Project Profit - 5748.19 Finances are as follows Income Expenses Profit

N$ 15060.00 N$ 9311.81 N$ 5748.19

A big thanks goes to Stuart for his assistance with this project. Without you it would not have been possible EN DIE BLOE SPAN IS DIE BESTE

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Stutterheim Round Table 103 once again convened the Stutt Stumble 21km, 15km and 7.5km trail run and 5km fun run/walk. We linked up with the local farmers‟ market which was held at Eagles Ridge on the 1 June 2019. After a slow start to the morning, the participants started to show up in their droves and in the end, we were so proud to see that we had attracted 249 participants this year! The participants were made up as follows: 5km – 57, 7.5km – 74, 15km – 72 and 21km – 46. The comments from participants were fantastic to hear. The famous “Don‟t tell mom” hill was cursed all day again, but everyone was so proud of themselves for accomplishing it. Events like this would not succeed without the support of businesses and individuals alike. One of the biggest draws of many events is a T-shirt to commemorate participation. Providing these would not have been possible if it was not for the sponsorship received from local businesses. Our main sponsor this year was Meyers Motors. Without their contribution we may not have been able to provide the incentive of 230 T-shirts again this year. Other sponsors were Yebo Tanks, Rance Timber, Newden, Collets pharmacy, Multi-trust, GDH Harvesting, The Croft Cottages, East Cape fuels, Stutt Poles, CGI Brokers, C&E Bodyworks. Also, a big thank you to Amahlati Municipality and Amathole Forestry Company for the use of the land. Special thanks to the Table Legs and Tablers for all the effort and hours spent on ensuring the success of the Stutt Stumble. Results for the different events were as follows:

Yours in Table, Sean Richter

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African Deli (Pty) Ltd donated another 13800 packets (4.5Ton) of food to Walvisbay Round Table 36 as part of the #Winterknights campaign that was distributed to Windhoek to the value of N$172 500.00. We are grateful that we could help those in need in the Windhoek region. Tablers are hard at work getting the food out to the community and soup kitchens all over Windhoek Also, thank you to Hardap Freight Services for assisting us with transportation to Windhoek.

Round Table Walvis Bay 36 proudly serving Namibia.

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During the month of June 2019 , Opti power sponsored jackets to the members of Adelaide 194, We thank Tabler Nico Schneider for organizing this. This is kind gesture is much appreciated YIT P.R.O Leslie Brown

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Kids Haven Walvis Bay put in a request with Round Table Walvis Bay 36 that they were in need of some new beds for the children as the ones that were currently there were quite old, worn out and falling apart at this point. Round Table Walvis Bay 36 asked the local community to assist and Waterbay Woods heard our plea and in turn sponsored some sturdy wooden bed bases, proudly manufactured in Namibia in our very own town of Walvis Bay!! The bed bases were handed over to Kids Haven 10 May 2019, with the assistance of Byron, Altus & Ricardo‌. In his reliable Isuzu!!

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Bethlehem Tafelronde 60 se Muzik Mania het die lagspier ebehoorlik geprikkel. Met dié produksie is geld ingesamel vir kerke en organisasies wat nabehoeftiges omsien. Vanjaar se Muzik Mania is op 26 en 27 April, asook op Vrydag (03/05) en Saterdag (04/05) in die Laerskool Jordania se saal aangebied. Bethlehem Tafelronde 60 vier vanjaar sy 60ste bestaans jaar met die produksie se tema van “Toeka tot nou”. Muzik Mania is vir die eerstekeer in 1974 opgevoer, met 14 vertonings wat sedertdien aangebied is. “Dankie aan die grotergemeenskap van Bethlehem en die omliggende dorpe wat ons, Bethlehem Tafelronde 60, reeds vir 60 jaarondersteun. “Sonder u deurlopende ondersteuning sou ‟n projeksoos Muzik Mania, asook geen van ons ander projekte, ‟n sukses wees nie,”. Die gehoor kon geld op hul gunsteling-nommers vir die aand plaas om dit weer te sien. Van die nommers wat amper elke aand uitgestaan het, was die vertolking van Robbie Wessels se “Bobjan” wat deur Alwyn Shields opgevoer is. Sarel Venter in sy rooirok het “Sneeuman” van Lianie May opgevoer. Die manne het boonop saam ‟n orkes gevorm en die “Rock Medley” oortuigendoorgedra. “Om in 2019 só ‟n reusegeleentheid soos Muzik Mania aantepak, was beslis ‟n hoogtepunt van die afgelope paar jaar en ‟n baie groot eer. Elke dagsaam met almal was uniek en ek het myself gate uitgeniet. Geenuitdaging was te groot vir my en die Tafelaars nie. “Ek is verstom oor elkeen se uithouvermoë en is elke dag dankbaar vir die verskil wat julle in my lewe in hierdie tyd gemaak het.

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With a blink of an eye we find ourselves knee deep into the New Year. This year has started much like previous years‟ however with one big change in that one of our own is now National President.

The man himself, Alan Malan, sports as many “also known as names” as Round Table credentials. One of our missions this year was to support him on as many of his trips as what we could, starting with the Namibian fishing boogie, Artsa and many of his raids in Area. In addition to the above mentioned we have also endeavoured to promote a collective responsibility and participation within our club starting with our yearly raft race held over induction dinner season. It happened to be the most well supported raft race that we have had since I joined Round Table in 2011. I would like to personally thank all who attended and made it a very memorable event. Our events have been well supported so far and we will continue looking to link up with businesses and other charitable organisations so that the “net can be cast wider”. Our aim is to get new potential members to join us at our events and getting to see what it is that we do, before they have to make the commitment to join. We have also decided to aim to be more active and visible in our community while we continue to support the Klipfontein Community as a whole. For those that do not know, we assist a local rugby club which provides a healthy alternative to the youth in the area. – Our involvement now stretches over 6years. We will continue to support the preschool built by the Round Table members in the mid 1970‟s as well as pass on our Wintersknight‟s collection to a soup kitchen which provides meals to over 80 children daily during the school term. We are planning to do at least 3 Steak Evenings this year which provides us with the means to assist our community and to belong to this lovely organisation. On that note I would like to close off by once again thanking the open heartedness of those that show support to us and our initiative. YIT

Jacques van Wyk Chairman 2019-2020 Alex/Kenton 210

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We had money donated to us from our 2015 euro tour and used it on building a new house for an older woman that looked after kids in Weenen that was a part of our Thembelisha care project . With the help from our local charity the Thembelisha care project and the support of Wayne Slade or legend 41er we managed to get it built with all the challenges we faced. This project took some time to put together and then execute due to the location of the new building. We had to make a new storage room for all the materials due to the distance and to prevent theft. We then had to get costing on all the materials and find people that could deliver it there and a daily water supply as well. All in all it was a well spent R70k and a huge project completed that would change many lives now and in the future. We thank everyone who was involved and to all the overseas tables that gave money towards this great project we deeply appreciate it.

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As the Area Chairman of the NNCA I had the opportunity to travel to Austria to uphold the travel arrangement that we have between NNCA and Austria. I have never been to Europe and was unsure of what to expect. My trip began on the 17 th May 2019, 14hours of flights plus a 3 hour layover in Dubai later, I landed in Vienna on the 18th around 12:55. On arrival I contacted my fellow Eidelweiss Tablers and discovered that they were already enjoying some fellowship in the centre of town, they suggested that I move my behind to join them. A train & and one very expensive 950m taxi ride later I was at my hotel, there I met up with Alex from England and Benjamin from Germany. We greeted each other like family and off we went to meet the rest of the Edelweiss gang at a local coffee shop. Fellowship and spirits were already on a high when the Tablers from Vienna arrived a little later to take us to a wine farm to enjoy the rest of the afternoon. On Sunday the 19th the real Edelweiss tour started and we met more of the group that would eventually consist of about 20 Tablers and Ladies Circle members from around the world. It was fantastic to meet so many different people from different countries and cultures with the same ideas and passion for Table. The tour began in Vienna and I must admit Vienna is a beautiful city… we witnessed the amazing architecture that is the St. Stephens Cathedral and walked through the underground catacombs. The next day we travelled by bus to a small town called Linz where we were met by Tablers who took us for a boat trip around the harbour and went for dinner at a hotel which is used by two local Round table clubs for meetings; RT2 and RT24. Peter Harding the SA President of the 41ers Association and I were home hosted by Florian Wagner a member of Linz RT42. Salzburg was up next on Tuesday, the bus ride there was great fun. Fellowship on the bus started with a new sergeant at hand and new punishment schnapps. We stopped at Hanger 7; a large glass hanger where all the red bull planes, bikes and cars are displayed - absolutely awesome! Thereafter we took a tour around Salzburg town with plenty of interesting sites; St. Peters cemetery, Mozart‟s house and a 16 th century castle where people actually still live. We were even treated by the Tablers to a mini beer fest! There were about 750 people drinking beer on a random Tuesday night… let‟s just say that brewery had a lot of gees. We checked in to a hotel for a good night‟s rest. Wednesday 22nd rang in with the appointment of yet a new sergeant and we were off to Spital. The local Tablers showed us around their town and we stopped at some local ski jumps. It was very impressive to see the guy‟s jump 160m on skis and no soft landing on the other side… flippen mad if you ask me. That night we stayed on the mountain in an old wooden hut. We reached the hut around 21:30 and the sun was only just starting to set. As we settled in, the tour group started to calm down after a long day in the bus and walking through town. Peter Harding and I decided to go out into the cold to start a bon fire in the fire place. In a matter of minutes the fire was about 5 foot tall which prompted everyone to join us outside and the party hit an all-time high. Thursday 23rd – In the morning we had to hike down to the bus and went to Kitzbuhel for lunch. We picked up two Tablers from Spital that had asked to join us on the bus for the trip towards Graz. Another day… another newly appointed sergeant! And man did that bus already kno w how to party! Those two poor guys did not know what they got them self‟s into - when we reached Graz three hours later they were pretty broken and very happy to be getting off. I met up with my host Krasimir Hristov from Graz RT21 who would be my home host, we took my luggage to his house and off we went to BAR28 where the AGM pre-party was held. Sat 25th the day of the AGM; and I had to present the NNCA project pitch to Julius Schneitler and his council, thankfully it was not as intimidating as I thought it would be. Thanks To Brendon Hill from Umhlanga 155 for taking the time between flights to and from Cape Town to summarise the Kwa-Mama project up for me. It was brief and to the point and I delivered just the summary of what was spent during 2018/2019 and what we needed to finish the project in 2019/2020. I also received a complex and well put together project review on Kwa-Mama from Clive Clarry and Brendon which I sent through to the Austrian IRO. Later that night at the Gala I had the opportunity to give back the touring agreement trophy “the spring buck skin” between NNCA and Austria. Julius and I signed it and I am happy that it is now in the hands of Nicolaus Neidrist, the newly inaugurated president of Austria Round table, whom will be joining us at ARTSA 2020. There he will be handing it back to the incoming NNCA Area Chairman. Austria is an exceptionally beautiful country and I had the privilege to meet so many people during the Edelweiss tour and at the AGM. The hospitality that I received throughout my time there was out of this world. I would like to thank the NNCA for giving me the chance to represent them at the Austrian AGM in Graz. I would also like to thank Rene Bekker Properties for sponsoring me to attend the Edelweiss pre tour. It was an amazing opportunity to travel internationally for Table. Now, even more than before, I can agree that one has not tabled yet if you have not travelled. YiT Kevin Boonzaaier NNCA Area Chairman

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Helps out the Kuisebmond Community Round Table Walvis Bay 36 pre winterknights distribution of blankets to the Kuisebmond Old age home on 25 May 2019.

Round Table Walvis Bay 36 pre winterknights distribution of blankets/clothes to The Universal Church in Kuisebmond on 25 May 2019. The Pastor in turn distributed the blankets to his congregation.

Round Table Walvis Bay 36 supporting a local charity drive also geared towards the Wvb community and especially the upcoming winter months by handing over blankets. We are glad to see members of our community following in our footsteps. Well done to Bay Area Motor Club.

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On the 14th of June 2019, disaster struck in the Swakopmund suburb of Mondesa. A fire that could have been contained was it not for the relentless east wind that spread the fire, gutted nine shacks. A Good Samaritan and teacher at the local Swakopmund primary school, Ms Annemarie Basson Mater, reached out on Facebook for any assistance. We contacted her and she asked if we can assist 2 young girls 14 and 16years old. These girls lost everything in the fire and were left with just the clothes on their backs. These shack fires are becoming an increasing threat to the people that have no other choice than to live in them, due to our countries ongoing housing struggles. They have no electricity and rely on candles and gas stoves and these are almost always the cause of the fires. We assisted the girls with blankets, clothes, shoes and food packets sponsored by Spilles Auto Electrical. Ms Annemarie was most appreciative and said that the girls are slowly but surely recovering from this devastating loss.We will continue to check up on them and make sure they have all that they need!

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Die RTNC winter area-konferensie was hierdie jaar aangebied deur Douglas 224 en skop af op Vrydagaand 7 Junie. Tafelaars vanaf die hele Noord-kaap en sommiges van so vêr soos Windhoek drom saam vir n hele naweek se sin praat en besigheids besluite neem. Gelukkig kon daar n tydjie afgeknip word vir samesyn en lekker kuier. Die naweek skop af met n skaap spit op Vrydagaand. Saterdag vertrek die manne op n uitstap saam met die plaaslike Douglas 4×4 klub terwyl die dames die dorp behoorlik omdompel met hul “ladies tour”. Dit terwyl die menige afgevaardigdes die vergadering behartig. Soos dit „n goeie demokrasie betaam stem almal soos oudergewoonte met alles saam, die vergadering is voltooi en al die delegate vang die bus om die agtermiddag by die plaaslike 4×4 baan deur te bring. Saterdag aand word daar gebraai en gekuier met die tema “Back to school / Prom night”. Hartswater 186 maak skoonskip by die prysuitdeling maar hul koevoet is net te klein en skandes te min om die “Stirrer” trofee by Douglas 224 af te vat. Dankie vir almal wat die area bygewoon het en moontlik gemaak het. n Spesiale dank gaan uit aan Douglas 224 se “legs”. Dames, julle is ons steunpilare en ons sou dit nie sonder julle kon doen nie. Ons sien uit om almal by die volgende area raak te loop, nuwe tafel bande te maak en bestaandes weer te rek tot op breekpunt.

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Every year Hermanus Round Table has 5 drop off points at businesses where they collect clothes, blankets and donations which can be food or anything useable . Every second Thursday they give soup and clothes and blankets to the homeless on the streets. We get requestâ€&#x;s from the community , other charities and churches where to distribute . We supply schools , families in need , homeless , old age homes and Hermanus animal welfare.The community and corporate companies in Hermanus is very supportive and we thank them .

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Bethlehem 60 Induction Dinner Nuwe voorsitter toon groot ywer Johan Mynhardt is op Saterdag 9 Februarie as die nuwe voorsitter van Bethlehem-Tafelronde 60 ingehuldig. “As jy eers ‟n Tafelaar is, beteken tafel nie bloot net meer ‟n objek soos in die woordeboekbeskryf word nie. Tafel word skielik ‟n werkwoord, ‟n naamwoord. Dis ‟n beskrywing, ‟n familie. Dit kry dieper betekenis en is ‟n leefwyse van kameraadskap,” het hy in sytoespraak gesê. Sy vooruitsigte vir Tafelronde 60 is om homself en elke Tafelaar aantespoor om by vandag se uitdagings aantepas. “Hardloop jou eie wedloop, moenie jouself teen ‟n ander opweeg, of wag vir iemand anders om dinge beter te kon maak nie. Maak jy die verskil vandag. Jaco Cilliers, ons uittredende voorsitter, het gesê Bethlehem 60 het ‟n goeie jaar beleef met sowat 16 projekte wat aangepak is. Welgedaan met n uitstekende jaar as voorsitter van Bethlehem 60, jy was n Yster. Aan Johan, alle sterkte met die jaar as nuwe voorsitter van Bethlehem 60. Geniet elke oomblik, voor jy sien is dit verby.

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RT Namibia June Area Conference hosted by Hochland 154 was held from the 21st to the 23rd of June 2019 at Namib Grens. Wel213 has 2 out of 3 attendances for the Area with our Chairman unable to attend the conference. 41‟er Junior Lawrence was our designated driver with me in front and Lana at the back. We were still prepping our costumes at the last minutes before leaving to fit in with the Africa Burn theme that Hochland 154 chose for the Area weekend. We took the longer route around to have less of a gravel road to drive, 1st heading to Rehoboth then take the gravel road from there. With Lendl and Deborah 5 min from us we drove on pace cause of the dark. We finally reach destination and couldn‟t miss the meeting spot with the bon fire on high and the gazebos lit with led lights. We stopped with our ride Pimp‟d out with 213 glowing in the dark in front and LED lights round the car flashing to beat. After our first drink and looking at the time we drove out again to see where Lendl and Deborah were held up and found them about 10km from the right turn off and lead them to the camp. With everyone safe and sound we could start the fellowship after getting our accommodation sorted a few meters from the bonfire. It was fun seeing some unicorns and bears around the fire and we retired to the tents at about 02h00. A couple of hours of sleep and getting in and out of the tent with my crutch it was time for the AGM. Breakfast went quick and it was great having the gents at the meeting on time even though we still had to start a bit late with electrical issues being sorted out. The SGT made sure that the electrical issues were sorted out quickly and we could start. Thanks to Hochland 154 41‟er Bruce Salt who was our guest speaker with insightful talk on Bio Diesel and how waist products can be reused again. The ladies departed for their ladies tour a drive out to Solitaire which they loved. The SGT Junior Lawrence made sure that we stuck to time and I must say he did his job well as the AGM was closed by 12h50. Some awards where handed out during the meeting and well done to those who got certain of the trophies. The attendance Trophy went to SWK 145 and the digger Trophy went to Stefan Du Raan of Hochland 154. The table chairman has done their part and all table chairmen had well written and corrected reports. It was on this base that it was difficult to actually give out the Slapgat trophy, but on the grounds of not fixing some integral part of his report Loubser was awarded the trophy more as a reminder to check and recheck his report before a meeting. It was something different to have some time after a AGM with just the boys because the ladies seemed to have had a lot of fun on their tour. The tablers had to wait for the legs for a change and that was quite funny. With some down time spent on rechecking our masks for the night with the spit already almost done at the fire it was time for the last official part of the AGM the Boat Races. The fact that we had a small attendance for the area teams where a bit mixed. Welwitschia had Junior, Lendl, Amize and Leigh Westerdale of Walvisbay 36 in a team. The rest also made 4 man teams and on a united front the races started. The Rules where adapted, adopted and improved for the situation with a quick vote and having all in favor. 1st man for each team competed for the individual drinking trophy those without teams could also compete at the front. The race was tight but in the end Leigh Westerdale took it home for Welwitschia 213 / Walvisbay 36. The ladies had their race and it was equally tight to the finish line with each club represented it was one to remember with Ilana Adams taking the individual ladies boat race. The trophies were handed out as follows: Individual Men‟s Boat Race Trophy: Junior Lawrence Welwitschia 213 Men‟s Teams Boat Race Trophy: Welwitschia 213 mixed team with Walvis Bay 36. Ladies individual Boat race Trophy: Ilana Adams Welwitschia 213. Best Dressed: Swakopmund 145 – Stephan and Natasha van der Westhuizen and Hanro and Maryka Du Plessis. Best Pimped Car: Junior Lawrence Welwitschia 213. The awards were done and the gentleman of Hochland 154 made sure that the spit was ready. Entertainment from Eduard Gouse playing the guitar and singing a couple of songs around the fire it was great seeing his talent being showcased. The party was on with WHK34 pink unicorns, Top Hats of SWK145 and silver boots, Hochland 154‟s mixture of fairies and spandex, Wavisbay 36 One-Z‟s seeing a Rainbow Unicorn and Owl cuddle and Welwitschia 213 Glo in the Dark Mad Max mixture the night was great fun, fellowship at its best. A quick breakfast the next morning and helping with the clean-up and some packing up, we hit the road back to Windhoek. Do you know how can tell if an event or weekend was good?? “…you can‟t stop talking about it on the trip back…” one thought I had rattling in the brain was this: “should we be happy or concerned that Wel213 won all drinking trophies…LOL...” Thanks Hochland 154 for your efforts in organizing a great event. To all tablers and their legs who attended thanks for making it fun for those who couldn‟t make it you missed out on an epic party…Thanks to all the tables and their chairmen who made the efforts to ensure that all reports where done and handling all affairs at the meeting swiftly and diligently. It was great fun

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Some five months now into my Chairman‟s year and what an honour it has been to lead Algoa 108 for this year of 2019/20. A challenge taken up in my very young table career and a very rewarding challenge at the least. My personal vision, challenges and goals set out for this year as Chairman is to grow our table, not from a numbers point of view…… but from a personal level where what we put back into our community changes not only those lives, but the individuals within Algoa 108 for years to come in their own table careers. The other is for me to attend as many other table meetings as possible with my table and Area Chairman, Marinus Rautenbach. Having said this, I have already attended raids to Somerset 113, Zwartkops 195 and the always enjoyable Kirkwood 78 tables. We had hosted our Area Chairman with his “Official Visit” to Algoa 108 where we had the privilege of having our National President, Mr. Alan Malan join us with a number of other tablers raiding us that evening, a great evening of fellowship together with a world class steak donated to us by Chris from The Atrium SPAR….. Thank you for your continued support of RT Algoa 108, it is very much appreciated Sir! So what has Algoa 108 been up to so far for 2019, from having attended an awesome area conference in Port Alfred hosted by 177, we have travelled to ARTSA which was held in Langebaan in the Western Cape where eight of our members, including myself attended our very first ARTSA. What an amazing experience, fellowship and memories having been made, we can only imagine what 2020 will bring! The week before travelling to ARTSA Langebaan, we had the opportunity to join Kirkwood 78 in hosting the team from the Burn Run in Kirkwood on their way through to ARTSA where collectively the EP Area were able to hand over a Cheque of R16 000 for this great cause. As a table, we were able to bless a number of underprivileged kids and families with Easter eggs from our Easter egg collection, having handed these out in the Bethelsdorp area etc. We have assisted the “Brown Flats” in Sidwell with their Soup Kitchen and been able to feed these families. Algoa 108 was also in the position to fund a day trip from the home of Hannah‟s Arms that we have assisted for the past year or so on a game drive experience and lunch for the kids that have never been or seen wild animals or had the opportunity to drive in an open game vehicle before. We partook in the annual Boere Rally hosted by J-Bay/Humansdorp 252, these chaps seriously know how to organise a fun filled day and having taken part last year, we more doubled up on our representation from Algoa 108 as this was something definitely not to have been missed! Algoa 108 has raided a number of tables this year, being Somerset 113, Zwartkops 95 and Kirkwood 78 for some fantastic evenings of fellowship and laughter……. We have Alex/Kenton 210 in our sights next. We have also supported our fellow tables with their fund raisers, being the Zwartkops 195 Music Trivia as well as a fantastic evening with the boys from PE West 142 and their General Trivia evening. Our latest project as Algoa 108 has been the ever touching Winter Knights project were we gathered blankets, clothing and food items which we distributed around the Port Elizabeth area one evening. Handing these blanket wrapped parcels out to homeless and less fortunate people that we came across on the streets was heart-warming and touching in so many ways. To see the faces of appreciation, joy and gratitude is priceless in itself. As 108, we have a number of fund raising events and functions coming up in the next couple of months, from our Music Trivia in August to another successful steak evening to be held in September and then our second attempt at our Golf Day in October.I look forward to the next couple of months and my tables support and contribution into making that change into one or many people‟s lives by Adopting, Adapting and Improving! YIT Simon Ward Chairman Algoa 108

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Walvis Bay 36 Donates to Christ Love Ministry Round Table Walvis Bay 36 pre winterknights distribution of blankets/clothes to The Christ Love Ministry International Church in Kuisebmond on 25 May 2019. The Pastor in turn distributed the blankets to his congregation. Please remember to support the annual ROUND TABLE WINTERKNIGHTS CAMPAIGN on Friday morning the 7th of June 2019.

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Look, the members op 145 really donâ€&#x;t need a reason to social, but when Slutty Susan prompts a social, you know it is going to be a good one! On the 28 April 2019, it was again time to get the gentlemen and ladies together for a hearty meal and some socialble chitchat. As the weather is always on the cold side in Swakopmund, some hot soup was at the order of the day! With the food and drink ready at Johan Steenkamp house, the first to arrive was Chewy and Natasha van der Westuizen and shortly after Harry and MarrellRencs. Due to our Chairman getting married he could not make it, but I am sure he had a splendid wedding and we all had a glass on him and Maryke. We are still looking for Eduan Nuade still missing in action‌ After some hot soup and Brotchens the exchange happened, Johan Steenkamp called up Harry, our current Vice Chairman, and handed over to him the lovely Slutty Susan. Now that the formalities was dealt with, it was time to enjoy my fellow tablers and their lovely legs company, and that was just what we did! Slutty Susan is a wooden doll which forms part of the Swakopmund 145 clubhouse for years, her sole purpose is to ensure that the tablers do a monthly social amoungst themselves. She ensures good fellowship and the only rule is that she may be passed on to another Swkaopmund 145 tabler, providing that there is food. The tabler will then hand it over to another member of the club which MUST invite the other members to his home. Thank you to all that made the time to join me for a lekker evening of fellowship!

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Blumfelde Boerevereniging and Robertson 115 Round Table hosted a Wine Makitie on the 24th of May 2019 in aid of the Blumfelde Boerevereninging in Namibia. The event was shared on Facebook and our Area PRO got wind of it and we as Windhoek tablers then decided to support by attending and bought 2 tables at N$2000.00 a table. The evening was great and Namibia Area in form of Windhoek 34, Swakopmund 145, Hochland 154 and Welwitschia 213 attended. We as Namibia Area then had 2 tables in support of our Robertson‟s brethren. The evening kicked off with a very entertaining MC Potie a comedian also from South Africa, who made us laugh with the jokes and comical gestures. With the dinner out the way the real reason why the event was hosted was explained properly and It was inspiring to say the least to hear how this project came to life. I‟ll leave it to the Robertson Gents to explain this so I won‟t steal their thunder…but a great initiative from Robertson 115 to assist in this way and show that tabling knows no boarders. The auction was held to aid the Blumfelde Boerevereninging as a drought relief project and this was very needed as Namibia had also declared a drought emergency. The evening went well with wines and hunting trip auctioned off with the odd Brazilian wax voucher included. It was great to see the communities‟ hearts and wallets open for the cause. Namibia Area represented by the Namibian Area chairman Amize Adams also contributed in small way by taking a bid on a Uitkyk 10 year Potstil brandy which was explained to be a very rare and last of its kind. History has it that Uitkyk winery had been purchased by Warwick and that this bottle was last of its kind. Namibia Area then purchased it and contributed N$ 13 100.00 to the cause. It was a great night and we had some fun with Robertson 115. I would like to thank the Gents of Robertson 115 for doing this project and coming all the way to Namibia to assist. I say it again that this shows that Tabling knows no boundaries and this makes me proud to be part of this great organization. Thanks to Ian Pienaar , Johan Steenkamp , Matthew Reinhold ,Gerhard van Eeden of Namibia Area who attended and also opened their wallets to support the event and special thanks to all our ladies who attended and made the evening special. Next time Robertson 115 keep us as Namibia Area in the loop when planning such a great event in our backyard because Namibia Area is always willing to assist…

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Round Table P.e West 142 what a privilege to be part of a bunch of amazing men. Just days before we left for ARTSA 2019 we decided to all come together for a fun social ,as this also was the first social for 2019. Like everyone knows we work hard to help people in need and we also need to have some fun. One the 6th of April we had our social as a table with the wives and children we played some fun games. We were braaing and planning ARTSA and all projects coming up in 2019 what we are very excited about .As always Riano was keeping everyoneâ€&#x;s drinks full to make sure that they will not beat him in the games. We had a wonderful social before ARTSA and its always fun to get together with everyone and their families. Rico Rademeyer. Pe West 142 Social and Clubhouse Covenor

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One things that makes one love the work we do at tablers is when the community also gets involve to bring change where is needed. A business owners and wife of 41er in Odendaalsrus stood up to be that change in her community. She donated more than R3500 worth of dairy products to Welkom 40 to be distributed to the community. More than 40 children and mentally challenged adults benefitted from this disbursement on Wednesday 5 June. The institutions that benefitted from this is House of Hope – Odendaalsrus (Ma Joyce), Merafong Youth Care Centre, House of Hope – Welkom and Welkom Jeugsorg Sentrum. What makes this project even greater is that the business which made this donation has agree to do this every second week, so that Welkom 40 can continue bring change to the Gold Fields Community.

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108 Raid Die 6de Junie het ons Algoa108 se meeting by gewoon waar Marinus Rautenbach sy eie Tafel se Area Chairman‟s besoek afgelê het. Dit was my eerste raid gewees in my Tafel loopbaan waar ons „n ander tafel raid in hulle eie dorp en dit was nogals „n uitputtende storie na „n lang dag se werk en om ook nog ver te ry die aand. Dit het myself „n knop in die keel gegee oor ek weet ek sal ook met so groot groep mense voor my moet sit binnekort met ons raid wat kom in September. Meeste van die mense gee jou opdraande maar daar word nogsteeds goeie vrae gevra waar aan mens nie altyd dink nie en mens leer nogal baie van ander lede en tafels af. Die kameraadskap was baie lekker na die vergadering en ons is ook bederf met baie lekker kos die aand wat uit die boonste rakke was. Ons “peanut” by Tafel wil toe nie ry nie, en na baie oortuiging het ons hom darem oortuig dat daar nog wyn by die huis is voor dit te laat raak. Charl ontdek toe my spaarwiel onder my sitplek (bottel sherrytjie) en die pad was nogals kort huis toe met al ons Tafelaars wat die koue bietjie wou verknoesel het en darem het almal gelukkig veilig by hulle bestemming gekom. Bos Braai Al „n hele ruk vra PJ om „n draai op die plaas te kom maak en toe Saterdag die 22ste Junie het P.J finaal by ons aangesluit en soos gewoonlik nooi ek nie regtig iemand nie, almal nooi gewoonlik hull self plaas toe en daag net op. Na Wayne uitgevind het van ons planne, was dit „n kwessie van „n paar minute en hy het by ons aangesluit vir die middag. Natuurlik is dit is jagseisoen, en daar word nie gery sonder n roer in die bakkie nie, maar soos geluk dit sal gee, spoor ons toe „n verlore vlakvark op en as gevolg van die opwindenheid, word daar inderhaas losgetrek en die lood op hom word gevuur. Na „n paar probeerslae skiet ek vir Pumba in die agterend wat die vark se spoed toe aansienlik vertraag. Na dit het P.J toe klaargemaak met „n goeie kopskoot en kon nie glo dit het als so vining gebeur eintlik nie, gewoonlik is dit maar „n soektog. Na die jagtog het ons „n vuurtjie gaan aansteek en „n vleisie oor die kole gegooi in die kloof waar Wayne hulle by ons aangesluit het. Die dag het toe ongelooflik lekker uitgedraai en daar was lekker pool gespeel en gekuier. Tafel Na ons groot sukses met die Boere Rally is almal se gemoed baie hoog en ons is tans besig om op ons volgende projekte te werk vir die jaar wat voorlê en die eerste een wat opkom is ons Winter Knights projek asook ons spanbou dag waar ons almal gaan Paintball speel teen mekaar vir ons „n sosiale byeenkoms en alles sommer in een dag, wat wel klink na „n belowende dag. Vir later in die jaar word daar ook beplan vir „n lekker Music Trivia en steak aand, waarvoor ons groot en lekker idees het en almal sal binnekort al die besonderhede ontvang. Al ons Tafelaars sien baie uit vir die jaar en ons wil nog baie probeer gedoen kry. Tot weer siens. Jaco Zietsman Jeffreysbaai / Humansdorp 252 Voorsitter 2019/2020

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On 25 May 2019 Mark Majiedt Wel213 chairman and Amize Adams had taken the road to Rehoboth about 80km from Windhoek. Welwitschia 213 had identified the a few places in Rehoboth who was in need of blankets. Mark and I took the road at 12h00 after a store room mishap and got to Rehoboth at 12h50. Our first stop was at the Jubilee Ministry where a big group of Senior citizens and children were waiting for us. The Jubilee Ministry hosts a soup kitchen for the senior citizens in the Rehoboth community. We took some time to sit and talk to these senior citizens and one could see they came a long way to benefit from the churches soup kitchen. We were able to distribute 73 blankets to the senior citizens and 40 to the children who were in attendance. We made our way to the old age home in as we would call it the location and it was sad to see that this being my 2nd visit at this old age home I have yet to see the matron of the establishment. Mark, Gerhard and myself had a quick huddle and decided that the elderly in this institution desperately needed the blankets after I took them for a walk through of the premises and living courters of the residents. With only 7 residents for this home, some was still without a bed sleeping on the floor on a thin mattress. We were able to give each of them a proper blanket and we still feel that it was not enough. We had to make our way to the last stop called the ARK. This was half way house for kids that is effected by alcohol and drug abuse in their homes. This institute has 80 kids who during the week all come and eat at the ARK and they also assist them to do homework allowing them a place to focus on their education and feel normal during the week and not get disturbed by the alcohol and drug abuse in their homes. Welwitschia 213 distributed 80 blankets at the ARK. We made our way back to Windhoek and arrived at about 17h30 with some new plans to be implemented after the Winter Knights 2019 campaign. Welwitschia 213 distributed 200 blankets valued at N$18000.00 for prewinter knights and promoted the WK2019 campaign with this distribution and spent about 15 man hours on this distribution. Welwitschia 213 is planning to return to the old age home in the location and try and change their circumstances.

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Die hare het letterlik gewaai by Douglas Round Table se Winter Knights 2019. Ons het hande gevat met Nicola Fourie om n gesamentlike fondsinsameling vir Cansa te hou wat ontaard het in n reuse sukses. Tussen die kosverkope en haarsnye wat opgeveil is staan die totaal ingesamel in die omtrek van R80k. Baie dankie vir almal wat kos, klere en komberse geskenk het. Met julle hulp sal Douglas 224 sorg dat dit n groot verskil maak vir mense van die gemeenskap hierdie winter. Spesiale dank gaan ook uit aan almal wat deelgeneem het aan die shaveathon. Ons verstaan dis n groot opoffering om te maak en ons as tafel raak self nog gewoond aan die “nuwe” gesigte by die vergaderings. Douglas 224 is bevoorreg om n gemeenskap soos Douglas agter ons te hê. Dis werklik n eer om met harde werk en julle hulp iets te kan teruggee vir daai eintse gemeenskap.

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Nothing brings together good friends and a lekkerkuier like a good old fashioned rugby game! Our Chairman entrusted the Blue Team with this project. Chewie and myself made it our mission to boost our clubhouse funds and membership. We simply open our clubhouse with a cash bar, put the game on and have a lekkerkuier. We added a little surprise competition to make things interesting, the closest bet of the score of the last game of the day wins a prize. The 1st Rugby day for the year was held on 16/02/2019 at the SWK 145 Clubhouse, the bar was stocked and the Bulls supporters made sure the 1 st few rounds were on them, as the Bulls wiped the floor with the Stormers with a score of 40-3. The second game was won by the Lions against the Jaguares, much to our own „die hard Lions fan‟ Johan Steenkamps surprise. We had delicious but very hot steak rolls and wors broodjies after the game and handed over the prize of the day to Tassie, a true Bulls fan, Jens (Stormers Fan) was not happy! Our brothers from WVB36 came out to support us, as well as our 41ers. We held our 2nd Rugby day on 02/03/2019. Seeing the Bulls beating the Lions and the Stormers finally getting a win over the Sharks. The attendance almost tripled as we had a group of 41ers present that was visibly very thirsty. They made a generous donation towards our clubhouse funds which we sincerely appreciate. The day‟s prize went to our very own 41er Dup Calitz, which he generously donated back to us for our future competitions. We had a visit from a few 41ers from WHK as well, from which we received a potential new guest. We locked up late as the guys just did not want to leave. We made a decent profit on these days, as this project is ongoing we will definitely make a huge success of it. Fellowship is however achieved at each event as this is 1 of our biggest goals.Our next event will be communicated soon, hope to see you all there! YiT Harry Rencs Swakopmund 145

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On Wednesday, 10 April 2019, Round Table Tugela 202 held our annual golf day at Champagne Sport Resort. Like previous years, it was once again a tremendous success.

With 34 four-balls, the playing field was full of eager golfers to do their best – for their own game as well as for charity. The players enjoyed exceptional food and cold beverages at our halfway-house, and not to mention the entertainment on the 16th hosted by our “Legs”. Tugela 202 would like to thank all of the golfers for joining in the fun.This annual golf day would not be possible without sponsors and people giving up their time. A huge thank you extended to all of the sponsors, Tablers and their families. Thank you to Champagne Sports Resort for allowing us to book out the golf course for the day, for assisting where it was necessary and for looking after us and the golfers in such a magnificent way. The golf day would not have been possible without you.

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N onderhoud met die Nationale tafelaar van die jaar 2018/2019 Die Nationale tafelaar van die jaar is niemand anders as Hartz 186 se Michael Donaldson. Michael is al n tafelaar vir 13 jaar en het hy sy tafel al 3 keer verteenwoordig as voorsitter. Hy het ook die Noord-Kaap area in 2014/15 as area voorsitter verteenwoordig. Op 2019 se Artsa is hy beloon as Nationale tafelaar van die jaar vir sy bydra saam sy tafel Hartz 186 met hul mees suksesvolste projek nl die Droogtehulp projek. Ons het bietjie gaan kers opsteek om meer van die man uit tevind en hoekom juis die projek wat hom so na aan die hart le? Round Table prestasies. Area voorsitter van Hartz 186 in 2009; 2017/2018 Area voorsitter van Noord Kaap area in 2014/2015 2018-2019 Nationale en Noord Kaap tafelaar van die jaar Wie is Michael Donaldson? Michael is gebore in 1982 te Klerksdorp en het groot geword in die Vaalharts skema in die Noordkaap saam sy pa, ma en 2 broers. Hy het Skool gegaan te Hoër Landbouskool Noord kaapland en het lekker Rugby en krieket gespeel op en na skool, hy het vir die Griekwalandwes platteland 7 jaar agter mekaar gespeel. Hy hou van jag die natuur en speel golf soos die tyd hom toelaat.Michael is getroud met Tewanja en het hulle twee dogters Anica en Melandri, Hy boer self op Magogong met lusern, Hawer, tef en bees. Waar het roundtable vir jou begin? Ek het vir my oom geboer in Magogong. Elke jaar is Magogong skou (nou Vaalharts Pekan fees) daar help al die boere om die skou reg te kry. Tydens die geleentheid het ek met die Hartz 186 manne te doen gekry en het Clint Sissons† en Oom Paddy Mulin my genooi om n vergadering by te woon, die res se hulle is geskiedenis. Wat beteken Roundtable vir jou? Daai glimlag, dankbaarheid en bietjie hoop, dit maak my bly en neederig.n mens moet nie gee om iets terug te verwag nie , moet ook nie geld aan n skenking koppel nie. Die kleinste skenking kan vir iemand baie beteken. Wat het tafel jou geleer? Iemand gee om!! Ek was jonk en platsak, Clint Sissons† en oom Willie Lombaard het in my geglo en het hulle my na elke area toe genooi en selfs my kostes betaal.Ek moes blootstelling kry en sien waar oor Roundtable gaan. Dit het my gefokus en n beter tafelaar gemaak tot waar ek vandag is.Ek sou graag my toekennig aan die twee tafelaars wou opdra vir hulle bydra in my lewe asook die manier hoe ek vandag tafel sien en geniet. Hoekom die droogte hulp projek? Die droogtehulp is n hart ding, ek boer self en weet wat se uitdagings ons boere vandag als in die oë staar. Ek weet ek kan nie die droogte breek nie maar ons kan vir die boere bietjie hoop gee. Wat kan ander doen om deel te raak? Skenkings! Trokke, diesel en voer. Tafelaars kan projekte by hulle self hou en die nodige insamel. Maak ook jou mede mens bewus van die ramp wat ons vandag sien afspeel. Daar is plekke soos bv Boesmanland wat nog geen reen gehaad het nie.Daar is nie n sperdatum aan die projek gekoppel nie en kan ons nie ophou om te probeer help nie. Enige navra kan aan Michael self gerig word Michael Donaldson – 0828561784

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What can one say about the 2019 Namibian Round table Area AGM? Tongue in cheek - we “Adapted, Adopted and Improved” the WP slogan to -Walvisbaai - Nam Jou Lekker Ding! With 58 registrations for the weekend including our esteemed President Sean Trautmann and his wife Jaclyn, area chairmen and 41ers both local and from South Africa, it was a weekend to remember. With great excitement and a collaborative spirit, Namibia‟s Walvis Bay 36 Region went out of their way to make the opening registration evening start off with a bang for the Hawaiian themed weekend. In true table fashion the bar was eventually closed at 36 past...who knows when on the Friday evening (or was it morning?). On the day of Namibian Area AGM, some guests might have been licking a few wounds however the AGM started on time with a big thank you to the Outgoing Area council and a heartful welcome to our inducted incoming Area Chairman – Amize Adams and Council for 2019. Stefan Du Raan of Hochland 154 was awarded the prestigious Tabler of the Year Award. Stefan convened Winter Knight 2018 and helped make it truly successful. Our President - Sean Trautman noted that for such a small area of tablers - Namibia Area should be proud of what they have done for Winter Knights 2018. Well done to Wvb36 on the Inkundla award and to all the other award winners. While we as tablers were busy at the AGM, our better halves were on the ladies‟ tour, which comprised of a cruise along the Walvis Bay coastline with Ombiliha tours cc., enjoying snacks and refreshments. To the incoming Council, may you build on previous years‟ successes and take Round Table even further into the community. What a weekend! What an Area! For those that were unable to join us, see a few pictures of the weekend attached.

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Welwitschia 213 took to the streets on Friday the 28th of June 2019. Welwitschia being inly 3 members had called in reinforcements in the form of 41‟ers and guest of Wel213. The gents came together at Game parking area where we hashed out the route around Windhoek we would travel while waiting for the soup sponsored by Mojo‟s. Soup was done and we headed out 1st to the Magistrates court in town where we were able to distribute packets of Matangara made possible by Africa Deli and the Mojo‟s soup with bread. The guests were taken aback from the sheer numbers they had seen being homeless and unable to shelter themselves from the cold. The 6 cars packed up and we moved to Bank of Namibia where across the street a group of kids were staying in the bush under cartons and plastic bags. The warm soup and bread was quickly devoured and the kids loved the fact that their pictures could be taken. City Police made a quick stop to see why so many cars where on the pavement and after explaining what we do they just cautioned us to be aware of fighting that was reported a short while ago in the same area. We drove in a convoy to Klein Windhoek on the other side of town and stopped at the parking area behind Nashua. The que had to be shortened as passer-by‟s also wanted to just join but Winston and Rene sorted that out quickly and quietly. The pots where almost at the empty with but we were able to get a few cups out in Avis and it was hart warming to see how they shared the soup to ensure that everyone had something to eat. The packets of food and blankets were greatly appreciated. The soup pots where empty and the cars as well. It was time to head home with the satisfaction that at least tonight some of the homeless could sleep with a blanket and have some food they didn‟t have to get out of dumpster for the next couple of days. Special thanks to Mojo‟s for the donating the soup, Africa Deli for the Matangara donation and to the general Namibian Community without whom this would not be possible. Distributed 250 blankets valued @ N$ 13500.00, Matangara from African Deli = 300 x 330g, Soya Mince 200 x 150g, Jell-O soft foods 200 x 90g, 150 cups of soup and total man hours of 40 with 60 km driven from start to finish. A Friday night well spent… 38 | P a g e

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Round Table Namibia Area has their Winter Knights distributions on the 7th of June 2019 and we were fortunate to be donated 14 pallets of Matangara by the African Deli (Pty) Ltd in Swakopmund through the help of Walvisbay 36. Myself and Chris Claassen a Wel213 41‟er made arrangements to distribute some of this food in Rehoboth on the 12 th of June. Mark Majiedt our chairman had loaded Chris‟s bakkie to the brim. Chris picked me up after work and we made our way to Rehoboth about 90km from Windhoek. We had a couple of tunes make the road shorter and a few pointers from Chris on table and just life in general we reached Rehoboth at bout 18h20. Our 1st stop was at the Jubilee Ministry where we were able to distribute 300 packets of Matangara amongst the 80 senior citizens and 70 children via the church. It was hart warming to see the gratitude on their faces and with a song we were sent off. Making our way to the second place being the Oldage Homes in Rehoboth and we made it just in time before the gates closed. We were able to distribute 120 packet of Matangara between the 2 Oldage homes. It took some time to get some of the grannies away from Chris…We headed to our 3rd distribution spot the Ada Huigu Otto Xamseb kindergarten in the location called Kavuki Land. After a few wrong turns in the dark we made it we were able to distribute 504 packets of Matangara for the 80+ children this school accommodates. It was dark and making our way out of Kavuki Land was a bit of an adventure when the our directions to the next place drawn in the sand with a stick…but we made it out and got to the next location. We arrived at The Ark where 85 children affected by the abuse of Alcohol and drugs in their homes are helped during the week to keep their schoolwork and lives on track through the distractions of drug abuse and what comes with it. We were able to distribute 540 packets of Matangara that will assist this center to provide the 85 children with meals for a few weeks. It was time to head home and after a pit stop at the Echo filling station we made our way home and we had a lot to discuss on the conditions of some of the places we had visited that left much to be desired. We finally reached Windhoek with so much cattle and animals on the road we took it slow and ended up home at about 11h00. Chris had a quick coffee at my place before leaving while discussing plans on how to assist the old age homes we visited. Welwitschia 213 was able to distribute a total of 1464 packets of Matangara in about 4 hours‟ time. Thanks to African Deli (Pty) Ltd who made this possible though their donation. 39 | P a g e

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Thanks to African Deli (Pty) Ltd in Swakopmund Welwitschia 213 was able to distribute 300 packets of Matangara to the Renish Church in Khomasdal. Mark and Winston took the time to deliver these packets to the church in Khomasdal. The church has for the past couple of years been serving the needy community by hosting soup kitchens and also assisting with clothes and blankets. These soup kitchens serve about +/- 80 people at a time depending on what they have to offer. This soup kitchen provides food for the old and young and mostly vulnerable people. With the oldest we know of being 85 and the youngest 2 years of age. The church will be able to provide a warm plate to at least 600 people with the donation and Wel213 hopes that this will lighten the load for the soup kitchens. Thanks to African Deli (Pty) Ltd who made this possible though their donation more vulnerable people will be able to be assisted through your generosity.

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Following an excellent Namibian Area Council meeting, earlier this month in Karbib, this past weekend saw the Round Table Namibian Area years' second quarter June Winter Area at Namibgrens. Namibgrens always proves to be an great weekend for all attending. The theme for the weekend was Afrikaburn, and the tablers really embraced and enjoyed it. Even though Namibian area, and this weekend numbers where low, it proved that one does not have to have a lot of people to be effective or have a good time. Matters such as past projects, accounts and finance, Table membership, public relations, etc. Are all discussed, reported and voted on.Area meetings are an excellent vehicle to ensure that Tabling is done RIGHT! Congratulations to the Round Tables of the Namibian Area for an excellent June Area meeting. This in attendance Namibian Area council Hochland 154 Walvis Bay 36 Welwitschia 213 Windhoek 34 Swakopmund 145 YIT Stefan du Raan

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Our Table is healthy and the “gees” between tablers does show it. Being in such a small community everyone knows each other and most in the valley know about Round Table. We are grateful for all the support and donations we receive each year from our loyal companies, businesses and farmers. As chairman I would obviously try and keep membership on the rise and combining with it, still keep the qualities for which Kirkwood 78 is known for. Meeting fellow tablers and making new friendships everytime you attend areas/meetings/events projects and raids will ignite your passion for Table. Out of ten members, eight went to ARTSA Mykonos 2019. Five being there first ARTSA experience. More traveling from our club is one of my aims for the year. Members should travel and that will boost morale. All our projects are run/convened with our partners (legs). This makes everyone feel part of Table, and the giving back to the community. Tabling must be fun and keeping it enjoyable for everyone is an important tool to show the community that it‟s not only work, but there‟s great fellowship to be gained. Personally I think that this is also crucial for recruiting new faces to table. Morale and membership is my main focus. By getting these right, most other things will sort out itself and fall into place.

Yours in Table Daneel Meiring Chairman Kirkwood 78

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Swakopmund Catholic School Hostel Hanover A handover does not always have to be about the blankets or the clothes. At the Swakopmund Catholic School Hostel it was all about the smiles.

Amanda is the Matron of the hostel and was all to happy when we made the call to her. We took 100 blankets and packets of food. She informed us that the boys wing burnt down about 5 years ago, they have since been very fortunate as many good Samaritans have been able to assist them. The Hostel receives a subsidy from the government but with the growing costs and difficult times, they struggle to make ends meet. The hostel houses just under 100 boys and girls between the ages of 6 – 14years old. Amanda says the cold Swakopmund winter nights are tough to get through, the children will be very happy to receive the blankets. Entering through the gate of the hostel we were greeted with smiles and a very polite “ Middag oom”. All these smiles and hugs and friendly faces one sees with a handover motivates us as tablers to work and push harder to try and make our community a better place. This was definitely a heartwarming experience, we will continue to do what we can in our community to uplift and better lives, because we are Tablers and Proud!

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Welwitschia 213 attends Hochland 154

Induction Dinner Hochland 154 had their Induction dinner for 2019 on the 8th of March 2019 This was a special induction dinner that wouldn‟t miss for the world. The Outgoing Chairman Gerhard van Eeden‟s last induction dinner as active member of Hochland 154 handing the over the rains after a long table career heading into a new path as Hochland 154 41‟er. The induction dinner was held at The Barn with its rustic décor the mood was set for a great dinner. Just a bit of history on Gerhard van Eeden ( G-Love ,Handsak) a passionate tabler who always has the time or makes the time to listen and assist, loves rules and loves it even more to follow rule and some might say loves to ensure that rules are followed as well. A gentleman that ensured that finances are up to standard and always finds the time to help others do the same. One of only two persons that I know of that was elected twice as Hochland 154‟s Chairman and I had the pleasure to serve as Chairman of Welwitschia 213 with him on the council in both those years.

The Evening started off with refreshments on a deck where we were able to catch up with each other and the 41‟ers of Hochland who are always in the mood for a chat. MC for the night Basson van Rooyen after guiding all guests to the dining hall kicked of the event. The speeches were admirable but for a momentary lapse in judgement or might be that the one of the newest inductees of Hochland 154 still needs to learn “when you copy a nice speech make sure the ending is your own”…I‟ll leave it at that the Sgt made sure he will never forget that and what organization he‟s part of… The outgoing chairman gave an encouraging speech and it was time for the main event. The Induction of Stefan Du Raan as Hochland 154 chairman for the table year 2019-2020. Another special individual the Ginger Ninja has proven himself many times over and after 2 years as Vice Chairman of Hochland 154 it was time to take over the rains. The Hochland 154 council for 2019-2020 was announced as follows : Chairman Vice Chairman Secretary Treasurer IRO/PRO Constitutional Advisor

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Stefan Du Raan Matthew Reinhold Eduard Gous Iain Wait Basson van Rooyen Gerhard van Eeden – Honorary Member.

One of the saddest things to encounter at an induction dinner is the farewell to the 41‟ers, yes we know that 41‟ers doesn‟t mean that the person can‟t be involved in table matters but I‟m sure most of us just gets that feeling of pride and combined with some sadness when a member gets bid farewell in to the dark unknown with his cane to support him. Hochland 154 bid farewell to 2 individuals both remarkable in their own rights, Gokulan Thambapilai and Gerhard van Eeden who became as they we say 41‟er pipeliners that night. The Sgt had his turn and lightened the mood while dealing with the offenders he had spotted. The dinner drew to a close and as always at a Hochland 154 induction dinner its ends up at their clubhouse. Thanks Hochland for hosting us at your induction dinner where even Robert had a plus one. Stefan and the rest your council may this be a great year of new ideas and furthering of the projects that have already gained successes in the past. Most importantly have fun gents.

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Wat doen jy vir „n lewe? Ek werk vir Silostrat. Logistieke/Kontrak koordineerder. kontakte volgens die volumes per maand.

Beplanning en bestuur van die

Hoe lank is jy nou al betrokke by tafel? Ek is die laaste 8 maande betrokke by Tafelronte Welkom 40. Eers bekend gestel 18 Oktober 2018 en ingelyf 29 Nov 2018. My portefulje vir 2019/2020 is Bar & Regalia.

Wat sal jy altyd onthou van Tafelronte? Defnitief die 41er Melodrama van 2018, maar elke projek is spesiaal. Ons is hier as jong manne om die gemeenskap te ondersteun deur goeie werke te doen of te help waar daar nood is.

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So leading up to our 3rd instalment of our annual project “Miles of Tins” we managed to get some airtime on Radio with Kingfisher FM. We discussed the project in detail and also got a chance to explain to public what Round Table is all about. The interview was done by myself, current Vice Chairman for PE West 142 and lasted about 7 minutes. The event was organised on 30 March 2019 and again it was held at Checkers Lorraine (Kamma Crossing Shopping Centre). We started nice and early and set up at the entrance to the Checkers with our branding and empty trolleys and started speaking to public as they came in and tried to encourage them to donate non-perishable food on their way out. We had 4 Tablers per shift on duty, first shift started at 8:00am – 13:00 and the 2nd shift from 13:00 – 17:00. We managed to fill almost 3 trolleys with food and once again asked Checkers if we could scan the goods through the tills to get a monetary value. WOW we managed to get in R8214.36 of total donations from the very generous public of Lorraine & Kamma Park – Thank you!Our chosen beneficiary for this project was again ABCA (Algoa Bay Council for the Aged) and we arranged the hand-over on the Sunday 31st March. They were once again very grateful for our efforts. They did give us a written thank you which was very nice to receive.The event was also run successfully on our Facebook page with pictures and details from start to finish of project and I feel this was another very successful Miles of Tins instalment. We look forward to a bigger and better 2020 Miles of Tins. YIT Jean-Pierre du Plessis Vice Chairman – 2019/2020

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Welwitschia 213 held our Induction dinner for 2019 on the 9th of March 2019. Induction dinner was held at Wel213 Clubhouse and it seems this is becoming a bit of a tradition as this was our 3rd induction dinner in a row held at the clubhouse. What would a Welwitschia 213 induction dinner be without a boot party, with outgoing Area Chairman Johan Steenkamp who RSVP‟d with the condition that the boot party is not scrapped for the induction? If you want to know exactly what happens at a boot party you‟ll have to join it next year because what happens at that boot stays at that boot… The MC for the night Rene Oranje ensured that the boot party participants all took their seats and started of the night with a few jokes. Wel213 was graced with a full house of Table incoming chairman and the Outgoing Namibian Area Chairman. Lendl had a smashing speech to ladies who looked ravishing the evening at the tables which was decorated beautifully Fawzia Oranje, with a small gift to show our appreciation to all the Table Legs present we were able to continue with the program. The outgoing Namibian Area Chairman Johan Steenkamp took the stage and gave words of encouragement to Wel213 who has had a rough year with 41‟ers leaving and member resigning leaving us with 3 members for most of the 2018 year. Wel213 still managed to distribute 160k worth of Winter Knights funds in so many places including Lüderitz. The Namibian Area chairman for the year 2019-2020 was inducted Amize Adams, who left the room a bit stunned with the briefness of his speech. In the same breath Wel213 outgoing chairman A. Adams had an outgoing speech and it was time for induction of the 2019-2020 Welwitschia 213 chairman Mark Majiedt who also gave an encouraging speech for the future of Wel213. With only 3 members the Chairman had names his council as follows : Chairman & Constitutional Advisor- Mark Majiedt Vice Chairman & Treasurer Secretary & IRO PRO

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The night drew to a close with all the formalities over the Sgt had its turn to deal with unfinished business and some of the table chairman was given the flour while Sgt ensured no transgression went unpunished. The dinner drew to a close and it was time for the DJ to earn his keep with the table taken to the side the floor was open and the legs dances the night away. Good luck for the year ahead Mr Chairman and the tasks at hand…

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Easter Egg Project: 1,680.00 Easter eggs were collected at the Checkers in Lorraine this year. We then headed back to Philip Du Plessis, A.K.A Phily Gâ€&#x;s, house where it is tradition to light a fire and have a social. The little crabs then packed the Easter eggs into packs. These Easter egg packs were then handed out to the children at Vistarus Mission station, Sinethemba creche and Missionvale.

Lake Farm Boerewors Braai: Lake farm, which is a home for 90 intellectually challenged adults, have an annual fun run on the Saturday and fun cycle race on the Sunday in March. Zwartkops assist them with the selling of boerewors rolls, the profits are then donated to the Lake Farm Centre. This year it was a blast where we sold 450 boerewors and managed to donat R2,236.00 back to Lake farm.

Beach Clean-up: Zwartkops assist with the world beach clean-up day on the 08 June 2019 where we clean Pollack beach, great fun and a great cause keeping our beaches clean

Toy run: Toy run 2018 - we managed to raise R25,000.00 for Sinethemba Creche. They have built an outside eating area for the children to eat which cost R 13,000. They also bought a new fridge and chest freezer which was in dire need.

Yours in table Duncan Morris Zwarkops195 Chairman 2019/2020

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Zwartkops 195

Herald Cycle Tour: This is a pure PR project, where we assist with a water point. We supplied water, energade, potatoes , barones and bananas to the cyclists. Arriving at 5am in the morning to an amazing breakfast cooked but Jannie Katakouinzous. It is always a good laugh with Kyle “the day walker� Waller and Co.

Poker Evening: The Zwartkops 195 poker evening is a new project where we play poker and the buy ins go to charity. Our 1st event was not well attended which was a blessing in disguise as we needed to iron out a few problems. Our next event was a great success. Well done to Michael Ward for winning- well fought battle against Mike PriceA.K.A the Liver eater. Please be on the lookout for the next project which will be on the 26th July 2019. Trivia Project: Trivia project was a great evening, we could have done a bit better on the ticket sales, but all in all a great evening with great fellowship and great steaks. Thank you Phily-G for braaiing the steaks #superpower. Big thanks to DJ Katy (Jannie Katakoinous) for being the trivia master, getting really good at this nowđ&#x;˜Š Congratulation to Port Alfred who won the event, Yster Julius and team well played. Thank you to all who attended and made this event possible. We managed to raise R2,936.00.

Projects

Zwartkops 195 has had a very good balance this year, with a lot of fellowship and an equal number of projects. Projects for 2019 so far have been:


Hochland 154 had their 4th Business meeting for the year 2019 and Welwitschia 213 attended.

The Agenda was quite expansive but the Sgt. for the night made sure there was no unnecessary time wasted on the topics. Mark Majiedt current Wel213 chairman and Amize Adams of Wel213 raided the meeting. Johan Steenkamp past Namibia Area Chairman of SWK145 also attended. The most pressing item on their agenda being the Medic Rush that was a few weeks away was one of the items that took some time with good reason but the SGT would have nothing of that…SGT Hafeni Great Job. It was great to witness Hochland 154 also gaining 2 new official guests Sathyagulan Thambapilai and Janco Gous both being younger brothers of Hochland 154 tablers. That the way to keep it in the family and make that circle bigger. The Chairman had his meeting done quarter to the hour and we could get some socializing in. A quick dinner made by the 41‟ers of Hochland Alwyn De Wet and Eghard Visser top gentleman I must say and it was time for some Knobble. After a few rounds it was time to say good bye and when I got home I could sent the chairman a picture of what Welwitschia 213 raided. Let‟s see how long they take to get their Mug back...and good luck on your 2019 Medic Rush…

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Kirkwood 78 was lucky enough to receive a visit from our AREA Chairman, Marinus Rautenbach.Marinus and some of his fellow PE tablers from Zwartkops 195 and Algoa 108 gave us this privilege on June the 3rd during our monthly business meeting. The meeting went well with Marinus having some good advice on some of the matters arising. Daneel Meiring, chairman of Kirkwood 78, reminded the delegates once or twice that this is in fact his meeting, which caused some laughter. Daneel handed flags to Zwartkops 195 chairman Duncan Morris and Algoa 108 Chairman Siman Ward, and obviously he also exchanged with Marinus. The meeting was longer than usual but when it ended we were properly thirsty and we started braaiing. As most know, Kirkwood 78 is renowned for their good steaks. We did not disappoint. We thank Marinus and is company for joining us and wish him all good fortune in all his endeavours as EP AREA Chairman. Everyone present: Kirkwood 78 Daneel Meiring, Louis de Bruin Johan Bruwer, Francois Calitz Ryno Lombard, Christo Tolmay Willie Opperman, Leo Vermaak (pipeliner) Gunther Matske (Friend of Table) Johan Bosman (41er) Conrad Bosman (41er) Algoa 108 Marinus Rautenbach (EP AREA Chairman) Simon Ward (Chairman) Bhavesh Tiekam Zwartkops 195 Duncan Morris (Chairman), Jannie

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Aren't these just amazing?! If you're confused, these are reusable sanitary pads! Sewn with patience and love by one of my favorite people Diane Milner Tawse (and team) and all from donated/recycled materials. These are part of a women's empowerment project we started last year as part of the Hochland 154 Round Table Medic Rush which takes much needed medical supplies and personnel to remote areas of Namibia. If you don't already know the stats, then you've been living under a rock. Our girls are dropping out of school or using whatever (and I mean whatever) they can find leaving themselves vulnerable to infection and at higher risk of contracting HIV through internal abrasions. Not to mention the environmental effects and financial strain of buying disposable products has. These beauts will be handed out to young girls in the Otjozondjupa Region but wait, there's more! I'll also be training some volunteers on how to make these themselves! Hopefully giving them the skills to carry on and provide more of these pads to the community.

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Welwitschia 213 on the 29th headed the call of Ouma Kristina who has lost all her and her families possession in a fire that broke out in the beginning of the year. She had made known her situation to only a few people. Welwitschia 213 was approached only a few days ago and explained her ordeal. It‟s through this that Welwitschia 213 made contact and assessed her and her family‟s needs. Kristina age 59 does house cleaning, washing and ironing of clothes to make a living and in this tough economic climate she has lost a number of her regular customers who just can‟t afford employing her. Ouma Kristina still with the little money she makes puts all four of her grandchildren through school and tries to ensure that there is a meal on the table at least 3 times a week while rebuilding her shack and trying to get back what they have lost. The grandchildren are aged 4, 6 , 8 and 12 and they to do their bit by doing as well as they can in school and making sure it is clean when Ouma gets back from work or searching for new employment. The kids all lie on thin blankets and cover them as far as possible with the same blankets. Kristina has already rebuilt her shack and received some old but well look after mattresses before Welwitschia 213 came to know of her situation. Myself and Junior Lawrence (Wel213 41‟er) made our way to her shack Saturday at about 14h00 to find her just arriving home. Welwitschia 213 was able to distribute 6 blankets donated by Oryx Properties, 4 boxes of Matangara complements of Africa Deli and a box of 10 Jell-O food packets. Special thanks to Oryx Properties for the donation of blankets that will keep them warm in these cold winter nights Matangara which will ensure that the 5 of them will have more than just 3 meals a week for at least a few weeks to come. that not it doesn‟t matter what happens or is places on your road it will only beat of you stop fighting…Kristina hasn‟t stop my book…Wel213 distributed 6 blankets valued @ N$ 1380.00 donated by Oryx Properties, 24 x 330g Matangara from foods.

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and Africa Deli for their Donation of We have l earnt out of this distribution fighting and this makes her a camp in African Deli and 10 x 90g Jell-O soft


We live in a society where everything is a race against time and everybody is part of this race. It is a situation of “in it to win it�! Slowly but surely some of these athletes get tired, fallen behind. It is only a matter of time until these tired souls fall out of the race completely. They become part of a whole new race all together - a race against time.

A small group of these fallen racers ended up in the Katutura Old Age Home here in Windhoek. These men and woman live in a small world of their own where it is a day to day struggle for survival. This institution rely on a small monthly contribution from the government and the rest is up to fate. The elderly in Namibia must survive on a mere N$1250 pension grant from government per month! The Round Table Windhoek 34 Winter Knights visited the Katutura Old Age Home and handed over 60 blankets and 175 boxes of sponsored pre-cooked matangara. We know this will bring a little relief to those in need. We earn a living by what we do, we make a life by what we give...

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What is your occupation? Telecoms Manager at Nashua, which means I arrange site survey quotations and finance and most important keep clients happy and saving them money

How long have you been tabling? I‟ve been Tabling for almost 10 years. When I started table I was Bar Convener. Thereafter I served as Community Services for 2 years 2011 and 2012. I assisted with the project portfolio until 2014 and was elected as Vice-Chairman in 2015 and Chairman in 2016. I ran joint clubhouse (Welkom 40 and Goldfields 204) for almost 5 years

What will you always remember of Table? Table plays a big role in today‟s society as there are more and more people out there struggling to make a living and I see table making a difference daily in others‟ lives.

WE ONLY LIVE ONCE WHY NOT DO IT AS A TABLER

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With all the hype around Parkies aka Pionierspark Primary School, informally rated as one of the best state schools in the Khomas region, it came as quite a shock when I was informed that there are learners who donâ€&#x;t have the privilege of access to a warm meal on a daily basis. We get so caught up in our own busy schedules that we sometimes forget to really look around us. Our kids who are privileged to have what they need, and more, share a classroom with kids who struggle to get by on the bare necessities. But there is light in the tunnel, it was brought under our attention that the Parkies Broodjie Projek exists for the past 20 years already and was happening right under our noses. Ms Elaine de Klerk, a committed Gr 1 teacher started with the project and funded it initially from her own pocket, because her moto is - a child may not go to bed hungry. As the initiative grew bigger, some private sponsors got involved together with the NG Church Pionierspark and also the NG Church Suiderhof who assists and donates on a regular basis. What started off as a sporadic assistance to feed a few kids, expanded into a full blown project whereby they feed between 45 and 55 learners on a daily basis. For some of these kids itâ€&#x;s the only decent meal they are having on a day, because of the current economic climate our country is facing! The young men from Round Table Windhoek 34, which forms part of Round Table Namibian Area and with proceeds from the recently held Winter Knights Project, visited Ms de Klerk and handed over some much needed goodies. 12 boxes of Prepacked Jelly, 3 boxes of soup, 40 boxes of pre-cooked and pre-packed Matangara, 5kg of pasta and much needed cleaning materials were handed over on 12 July. Pictured here are Ms Elaine de Klerk who piloted the project, her assistants, Frikkie Engels and Kavi Kavikairiua from Round Table Windhoek 34.

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Vrydag 24 Mei 2019 was weer tyd vir Prieska Round Table se jaarlikse Winter Knights projek. Soos almal kan voel is die winter hier en ons nie besef is dat daar baie mense is wat nie warm klere het of „n kombers om hulle teen die koue te beskerm nie. Prieska 161 het hierdie jaar „n klub kuier gehou waar almal welkom was, jou toegang‟s geld was egter iets in die vorm van klere, komberse of niebederfbare kos produkte of self „n kontant donasie. Ons het lekker vure aangesteek en sommer net gekuier en bietjie “gesocial”. Almal wat deel was van die aand het baie bygedra tot die sukses van hierdie projek. Ons het minder kos ingesamel as ander jare maar meer klere en komberse. Ons betrek ook elke jaar die leerders van Hoërskool Prieska om betrokke te raak by die projek, hulle loots dan „n halwe kompetisie onder die klasse om te kyk wie kan die meeste items in te samel, die wenner hierdie jaar was die Gr.6 klas. Prieska Tafelronde 161 gee dan so klein geskenkie aan die wen klas.

Ons het hierdie jaar weer alle kos wat ingesamel was geskenk aan die NG Kerk se voedsel projek wat dit dan versprei onder die mense in Prieska se gemeenskap wat dit die nodigste het. Ons is nog tans besig om die klere te sorteer en dit sal dan ook geskenk word aan persone of instansie wat dit die nodigste het. Prieska Round Table wil elke persoon bedank wat „n bydrae gemaak het tot hierdie projek. Dit maak „n reuse verskil in iemand se lewe hierdie winter. 56 | P a g e

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The Christian Revival Church was founded 25 years ago in Bloemfontein South Africa and has since grown to become an internationally renowned church with over one hundred churches worldwide. The Windhoek branch of the church was planted 10 years ago and under the leadership of Pastors Braam and Wilma Boshoff has grown in leaps and bounds planting churches in Swakopmund and Ongwediva. Under the mandate winning the lost at any cost, the church sees it‟s self as being more than just another church but an active member of the community giving back to the community with whatever means possible. With this aim in mind, the church started an outreach campaign under the leadership of Ma Hannelie Boshoff, which was aimed at giving back to the less privileged communities living in the informal settlement areas of Windhoek. And in that way spreading the gospel. The church started feeding small families every three months, with collections and contributions from church members, be it financial or in clothes or food items. The outreach has now become a monthly function on the churches calendar, with the program now feeding 75 less privileged families in the Okahandja Park informal settlement area as well as paying transport for members of these families to attend church services on Sundays at the Windhoek Country Club where the church services are held. It with this good work in mind as well as being a member of the church myself, that I felt the need to use the resources availed to me by Tauber and Corsen through the Round Table, Table Windhoek 34 in aiding this monthly outreach program that takes place at the end of every month. Volunteering church members gather on the Friday to sort the month donations from the church into goodie bags that are then handed over on the Saturday morning. The donations included cleaning detergents, sanitary items, such as shaving creams and soups to a variety of food items such as tea, syrups, powdered baby milk as well as coffee, to name but a few. The donations were handed over to the volunteering church members on the 3rd of May 2019 and we‟re received with great smiles and appreciation with one of the members stating and I quote “Thank you so so much. We didn‟t have enough tea and each family was going to get only three tea bags but now each can get a full sealed bag of tea and more than enough for next month as well!! This is so amazing, and the Lord has really blessed us through your great association. Thank you, thank you!!” With this constant assistance required, any amount of aid that we can extend to this program would be greatly appreciated. On a personal level, I would like to on behalf of CRC extend my gratitude and thanks to T&C as well as Windhoek 34. Gentlemen up and forward!! We are making a difference and we can only get better from here.

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What is your full name and surname? Francois Gysbertus Minnie

What colour is your tooth brush? White & Blue

What is your nickname? Batman/Smurf/Hottie/Frannie-the-trannie

What is your biggest addicton? My wife, Peanut (no she didn‟t threaten me)

What work do you do? Accountant

How long you been a tabler 6 years, since 2013

What is your favourite movie quote? “I shouldn't have done that. You're not supposed to tell a guy you're gonna kill him no more. I got to tiptoe through the tulips with these assholes. Taking all the fun out of the job.” (Boondock Saints)

What positions in table have you held? Welfare convener Treasurer Vice Chairman Chairman (2016) Constitutional advisor Area Vice Chairman Area Chairman (2018) Area Constitutional advisor National Treasurer

What would you do if you were invisible? Probably something that I shouldn‟t…

Who introduced you to table? Eugene Oppenlander, 41er from Empangeni 61

Finish this sentence.... The thing that really irritates me is… People who think they can drive, but really shouldn‟t.

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Hochland 154 had their medical prep on the 13th of May that included counting and packing of a lot of items from medication that I can‟t pronounce to checking radios and batteries for Medic Rush Project to be held from the 29th of May to the 2nd of June 2019. I felt like a pharmacist who had all these meds but have no real clue what they do…LOL…I have to commend the Hochland Gents they do preparation on a whole new level with checking and rechecking of itinerary. It was amazing to see the amount of Medication and preparation actually goes in to get ready for their Medic Rush project. I think some of the Hochland guys could do a medical exam on medication with ease and ace it seeing how they know almost all the meds what it‟s for and its side effects. I managed to slip away to the fire where Alwyn and some of the other ouks were busy with boerie rolls and that lead to a couple of refreshments and in turn a short round of Knobble. With the counting and packing done I was given some more insight on the project but was told that you need to experience it on your own to get the best out of it. In a couple of days I‟ll find out if they were right. It was time to leave as it was just Matt and Me around the fire while most of the Hochland gents through some ninja dust…Great time with the gents and I can only wish that more inter table socials can be held cause you always learn something new of the guy next to you that makes you appreciate his efforts more…

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Hochland 154 had in my opinion their biggest project every year the Medic Rush 2019 from the 29th of May to the 1st of June 2019. I like a lot of other tablers in Namibia Area and throughout ARTSA have heard of read about this project many a time ,be it in the Okujamba or the Inkundla and on the RTI news flash even through its accolades it received in being a past project of the year in ARTSA. Apart from the Hochland gents and a few tabler in Namibia Area who have actually went on a Rush it was left to your imagination on how this project really is and what goes into it. I was fortunate this year to be allowed after some campaigning to get a spot for Ilana and myself and we did not know what to expect. I had a week or so before, attended and assisted with the prep night where items are listed and a checked from medication to radio‟s for the rush. We headed out to a farm in the Okakarara area with Leigh and Niki Westerdale on the 29th at about 14h00 after getting some regalia for the event. This was not a short trip but man was it fun at least for me and leigh we can talk for hours and conversation could at times veer to the obscure but that I‟ll leave for another day. Needless to say we couldn‟t wait for the gravel road appear and it did with a quick pit stop to test if the “Bokmelk” was still cold. The GPS was set and it became a bit dark but we weren‟t worried because we had Mr. Ruff and Tuff behind the steering wheel. We finally arrived at Hochland 41‟er Via Zatjirua‟s parent‟s farm which would be base camp for the weekend. With our tents pitched and the stretchers made Leigh and I made our way away from the tents where our ladies made the tents more homely…the Adams‟s even had a night stand made out of suitcases… The rules were given through again for us and we were able to get to know the doctors and doctors in training who attended the rush…most of them also not knowing exactly what to expect. The itinerary for the next day was explained from 06h00 breakfast and out on the road by 07h00 to get to the 1st day‟s town where clinic will be held. In true table fashion Leigh and I didn‟t really budget for time and ended up having only a few hours of sleep but up on time and ready to go. It was fascinating to see how each one from doctor to tabler and table legs helped to load half the camp to be set up in the next town. We reached Okamatapati and the setup was done in a jiffy with a line from waiting area for screening to waiting areas for those that need to see the doctor, the medication dispensary and final stop was the Winter Knights table where I was tasked to give out blankets and some other items. That 1st day it seemed like the lines just would get shorter at the start. With lunch being brought from base camp it was eat and run to ensure that we are able to finish with the amount of people that had trampled the gates. That day 2 patients were referred to hospital and this was about 80km away. It was sad to see the amount of people who needed medical attention and this would make anyone appreciate your own circumstances.It was time to pack up and this took another hour or so as everything gets packed up and we left for base camp all together. At basecamp it was unloading again and after a quick shower it was time for reflecting around the fire. It was disturbing to find out that most of the medical students and some already qualified was still jobless and didn‟t see any prospect for work either. Just as disturbing is the fact that Government expectes them to work for free as interns and this made us appreciate their efforts to be on this medic rush even more. With some rituals of the medic rush performed it we has some time to relax and have a couple of cold ones around a fire with new friend not just acquaintances anymore.

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This time we tried to make it to bed a little earlier but there was a Lion roaring the camp and you could hear him through the music that was playing. A little bit of drama when a snake was found and then another but around the fire the party wasn‟t dulled. We made it to bed and felt like less than an hour we were up again same routine breakfast, dishes and loading the vehicles. We drove to Otjituuo and here we set up camp again this time only one way in and one way out and this helped a lot with the bombarding of people. Rachel had a bigger attendance at the sister pad‟s corner and this I must say was great Initiative. The fact that a lot of girls and woman are unable to afford their needed sanitary items it was great to see how Rachel and other legs were able to show them how to make reusable ones and give a lot of them out. The fact that some nurses of the region also attend and learned how to make them was great. The day was slowly creeping away and it was time to pack up slowly and head back to basecamp. It became custom to unload the vehicles with a Bokmelk or 2 and we got some of the doctors to join in the custom. It was a full day with +/- 240 people assisted for the day getting proper medical attention and medication it was great to see the medical staff‟s spirits still high on the day‟s work done. We had so many faces imprinted in our minds and a lot of names can‟t pronounce properly it was impossible not to have a feel-good moment or 2 around the fire. A couple of hours sleep and more of the same the next morning heading out after breakfast to Cobliz this being the last clinic to be held for the trip it was surreal to think that we‟ve done 3 towns in 3 days and I couldn‟t really finish my thoughts as the influx of people started to pick up from 12h00. It was encouraging to see the commitment of the tablers, medical staff on the trip even the representatives of Nampower the main sponsor of the project not once losing their vigor. The day went by with a few more patients referred to hospital and some to Windhoek for treatment. It was time to start packing up and this felt like it was done way faster than usual. It was the last night at the basecamp and we had the pleasure of spending some time with our hosts for the night and for the last time enjoy each other company around the fire. The final figure was given of +/- 680 people who has gone through and was assisted through these clinics in the 3 days. With some great fellowship on the last night it was to the stretcher for the last time on the trip the last time we hear the Lion in the camp roar throughout the night and was a bit sad but Lana and I had already started planning in the tent how we would get ourselves in the group for next year. After being part of this project I now understand why it‟s Hochland 154‟s biggest project. This is not because of the fact that almost N$ 500 000 runs through the project, nor the amount of km driven or the fact that it‟s a whole weekend. What really makes it a special project is the fact that everyone is there for one aim to help those who can‟t help themselves and giving medical attention to those who can‟t afford it and having everyone work as a unit to realize this. I wish that all tablers could get the opportunity one day to participate in this project because this should definitely be on every tablers bucket list. Thanks Hochland 154 for having us on Medic Rush 2019, it surpassed our expectations and no report or statistical analyses can do justice of the projects true worth, you need to be part of it to really get the gist of Medic Rush. I am sure that the project will only flourish.

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Being a part of Round Table has literally opened up the whole world to me. It has made me realize that there are so many like minded young men out there – irrespective of race, religion, language or profession. I am honoured to be part of such a vibrant fellowship and even more so to be elected to serve as Convenor 2019 AGM Round Table The Netherlands. The friendship between Round Table Southern Afrika en Round Table The Netherlands goes back a long time. What an honor to know you and your association, I still get goosebumps when I think about it. You Table with a very big heart with Table friends and family, visiting other clubs, go to the ARTSA in large numbers you do it all!! I really hope that you can get many new members in the coming years because I can't imagine a life without it Round Table Southern Afrika! Tabling has the ability to transcend borders and breakdown barriers. I goal is to see Round Table taken to all corners of your country, to the next generation of leaders and show them our strength in diversity. To use Round Table as a tool for personal development, community service and social integration. A fellowship which will drive Round Table Southern Afrika forward. Joost Simons Convenor AGM 2019 Round Table The Netherlands

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Every year Hermanus Round Table has 5 drop off points at businesses where they collect clothes, blankets and donations which can be food or anything useable . Every second Thursday they give soup and clothes and blankets to the homeless on the streets. We get requestâ€&#x;s from the community , other charities and churches where to distribute . We supply schools , families in need , homeless , old age homes and Hermanus animal welfare .The community and corporate companies in Hermanus is very supportive and we thank them . 63 | P a g e

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Induction Dinner 2019

Hochland 154

They say beauty and folly is usually companions, which seemed to be true on the evening of 8 March when the ladies and gents of Hochland and Namibian Area donned on their best attire to celebrate the induction of Stefan du Raan.

An evening of splendour with great company, warm food, few teary eyed speeches and a quick sergeant to make sure any slip of tong or protocol was corrected timeously. To the beautiful ladies of Hochland and Namibian Area a few glasses was raised as they once again raised the standard of elegance of Round Table events. A big thank you and teary goodbye to our 2 41ers leaving, with all the goodbyes and speeches of joining the ranks of permanent peanut gallery I still suspect the passion of what we do will keep these fine men active in Hochland.

To the 49th Chairman of Hochland, Stefan du Raan and wife Rachel du Raan, who will without a doubt build on the foundation of what makes us a great table, all the best and

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For those of you that do not know Slutty Susan, will know, after reading this article that you have something similar in your own clubs, but not as legendary as Swakopmund 145 social instigator! On the 4 April 2019, Slutty Susan and her “flavour of the month” Johan Steenkamp took the long drive from her Club in Swakopmund to the Hochland 154 1stBusiness meeting for 2019/20 year. With the new chairman, Stefan du Raan already a third into is agenda, Slutty Susan and Johan Steenkamp stepped into the meeting. Johan Apologised for being late for the meeting, as Slutty Susan was fashionably late, again. Looking at her, the chairman accepted his apology with no hesitation.

Whilst sitting at the end of the table, closes to the door…and bar, Slutty Susan felt left out and requested that Johan Steenkamp moves her closer to the chairman so to hear him better… The stunner she is, it didn‟t take long before she made some moves on the chairman and before we knew it, she sat right next to the chairman! Sies man Slutty Susan!!! After the meeting she induldged in a group photo with the Gentlemen of Hochland 154 and ofcourse, a personal selfie with the Chairman, then it was time to say our goodbyes. We would like to thank the Chairman of Hochland 154 allow us to visit your meeting, and remember Hochland 154, you will now always be remembered for being the only Club in the Namibian Area that can say, a woman sat in your meeting… 65 | P a g e

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A Swakopmund 145 story about Hermanus 267.

When two coastal tables meet, you can be assured of a fantastic social, but when two coastal table meet across boarder, you can surely expect a great evening! After an epic ARTSA 2019 in the beautiful setting of Langebaan, Western Cape, I made my way down to Hermanus to enjoy some time with the extended family, but the plot of the story always remained to be seen in the clubhouse of Hermanus 267. My good friends Francois “Buurman” Bezuidenhout and his lovely wife Chanelle “Buurvrou” Bezuidenhout hosted us on the Tuesday evening, which started off in the Hermanus Gentleman‟s club, which is also the venue of the Hermanus 267 clubhouse. I was introduced to every member of the Gentleman‟s club and what a pleasure it was. They made you feel right at home and ensured that the cold beverages were flowing non-stop. Whilst we were waiting for the Chairman of Hermanus 267, Pieter Joubert, we made sure we were well hydrated before his arrival and Pieter made sure he pulled in a couple of hours before the next day and we all made sure that we familiarized ourselves with each other! Pieter opened the clubhouse for us and we did our banner exchange, what a privilege it was to be standing in their clubhouse, the history was dripping of the walls, what a pleasure. I would like to thank Buurman&Buurvrou for the hospitality they showed us Namibians and the chairman of Hermanus 267 for the chance to exchange the first every Namibian banner in his Clubhouse. Gentlemen and ladies of the Hermanus 267 club, give it Rondels and see you all soon!

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Or what‟s left of us at least. Tableview 246 gave April horns and it could be said we are still paying for it as you read this. After a 100% Artsa attendance, hosting the last destination for the Owen Frye and organising a massively successful Easter Egg Collection for our local orphanages we were depleted and glad to be home a reassemble ourselves. But in true Tableview fashion Instead of drawing a line under the month our dear Tabler Kyle Green reminded us that our last few drops of blood should be given to the Blood Donation Services hosted by our NG Church in Tableview on the 24th of April. Blood drive initiatives are a fantastic yet easy new project for any and all Tables to get off the ground and we proudly now have our blood drive as a mainstay on our calendars going forward.

With April‟s momentum we really did feel up to the task, at least at the time. With the camaraderie strong and the energy levels still holding we entered the church like a bullet, six Tablers strong, holding banners and left the church with a balance of 5 men biting their bullets instead. Table 246‟s Chairman found out what happens when the two ends of the candle meet while the survivors rewarded themselves with one last session of fellowship to cap off what was, without a doubt, a great month to be member of this burgeoning organization and honestly given a chance we‟d do it all again. 69 | P a g e

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My fellow Tablers, I was very honored to represent ARTSA WP AREA in Germany for the GERMAN AGM from the 7 th of June to the 16th. I landed in Dusseldorf on the 7 th at 2pm and was greeted at the gate by Carsten Conrad, Paul Dippenaar and the 2 chaps from Sekunda, Jeandre and Sheldon. Most of you would have met Carsten and his wife Nina at ARTSA where they were accompanied by the Owen Frye Tour Group. We then proceeded to look for our transport which had disappeared. Luckily for us we were merely looking on the wrong floor (insert gat skeur smiley face). We then proceeded to travel the 186km from Dusseldorf to Wetzler 86, it took 6 hours!! Thankfully we had a myriad of adult beverages and Rammstein to help kill the time!

We arrived at Carstens beautiful home in Wetzler. A stunning little village with historic buildings and amazing landscapes. We quickly unpacked, freshened up and then took a brief walk to a local German restaurant set on the banks of the river Lahn. This is were we met with the majority of the Wetzler 86 Table members. The beer was flowing like wine (wink wink) and once the festivities were in full swing, the Buffalo pins came out. Our good friend Sheldon got one through the ear and so did another German 41er! After dinner we proceeded to the village pub. For some reason, all the Pubs in Germany are Irish, bonus! We partook in some local delicacies and proceeded to have an awesome time! The next morning, Nina had prepared the most delicious breakfast with all sorts of goodies I had never heard of in my life, I was very happy. Side note, Many thanks to Paul Dippenaar, the Camp Doctor, without him, what followed would have been painful.

We took a drive down to a canoe depo, yup, you read it right. Antonia, the canoe depo director, kitted us out, briefed us on the signs and rules and sent us on our way. We got on the river Lahn, my crew members were Paul Dippenaar and another Wetzler Tabler from Brazil. After about 1.5 kmâ€&#x;s Jeandre from Sekunda Jumped on. 10kmâ€&#x;s later we arrived at our destination and painfully but grateful got a bus back to Carstens house. Carsten had pulled out all the stops and hosted us with graciously prepared BBQ at his home. We did some banner exchanges and another Buffalo or 2! Paul Dippenaar was the Buffalo master. The next morning, we were taken on a Tour of the Braunfels Castle, steeped in history, having been built 500 years ago. After this, we were treated to a selection of cakes from the region, which we enjoyed at Matthias from Wetzlers, Parents home. His folks are stunning and welcoming people! After the short stop, we departed Wetzler for Essen, a city without a center. Thus, ends our Pre Pre Tour. Thank you very much Carsten and Nina, I will never forget my time in Wetzler and thank you vey much to the Table Members of Wetzler 86 for your fellowship and memories, and a special thank you to Matthias!

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My dear fellow Tablers I attended the German AGM and Pretour due to an exchange agreement between the Western Province and Germany, I was joined by our national IRO, Paul Dippenaar, 2 Tablers from Sekunda, Jeandre Venter and Sheldon Brierly and by Jaryd Penny from Kenton On Sea. After enjoying an epic Pre Pre Tour in Wetzlar, our Pre Pre Tour host, Carsten Conrad ( a Wetzlar 86, 41er) accompanied by one of his Wetzlar 86 Tablers, Christian, drove us to Essen, and so it begins‌ Day 1. We arrived in Essen and met up with Jens Volmer and Martin Ceglinsky who are the Pre Tour convenors and both two epic legends to boot! We were also joined by 2 more Pre Tour attendees, Mellios and Eirini, a stunning couple from Cypress. Starting our Pre Tour at a Colossal public park filled with happy families enjoying the warm German Summer weather. This is where we were treated to a German BBQ by the Tablers and Ladies of Essen 26. We enjoyed many German delicacies and beverages and played outdoor adult beverage games with our hosts, and needless to say, some great fellowship was enjoyed. After, we were promptly divided and told where we would be staying for the evening, I got to stay with Ralph. It has to be said that this day is a Sunday and the next day was a German holiday‌ We were then treated to drinks at a packed Irish pub (for some reason all pubs in Germany are Irish!! Bonus!!) Where we enjoyed Sekundas best karaoke due ever.

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Day 2. Essen and Zollverein Coal Mine. Essen is a unique city, as the only reason it exists as a huge city instead of a tiny Village is because of the Zollverein Coal mine. We enjoyed an eye-opening tour of the mine which is one of the biggest coal mines to have ever existed in Europe, the crazy thing is that it was built in the 1800‟s and was fully automated, needing only 6 people to run it. After a quick Italian lunch and some refreshing Riesling we departed for Lingen. We enjoyed another amazing Italian dinner with some Tablers from Lingen and Stayed over at Jens Volmers home! Good times were had.

Day 3. After a short drive with a new Jens, yes there are now 2, we arrived at Norden to board a Ferry. This Ferry would take about an hour of cruising in the cold Northern Sea to a beautiful little Island called Norderney. Nordeney is a Holiday island filled with little Chalets and hotels. Everyone is on bicycle and the only cars we saw were taxis. We did a scenic “Gin Tour” of the beaches of Nordeney after which we enjoyed a delightful lunch at a restaurant that boasted the best Curry Wurst in the world! We also drank beer that was poured out of a 5 liter beer bottle, we had 2. After returning to the mainland we took a short drive to our next destination, Weismoor – Grossefehn 216. We were treated to a delicious BBQ at Daniel Krueger‟s gorgeous home. Mellios was lucky enough to take a spin a very rare Ferrari. Jaryd Penny Joined the Buffalo Club! Day 4. After enjoying a river tour of the area we departed for a Historic cultural homestead tour where we enjoyed a little bit of tea culture and Jägermeister. We were then hosted for a German style BBQ at Herms home in Haren, Round Table Emsland Mitte OT342. Day 5. After breakfast at Thomas Kassens home in Haren we departed for the Meyer Ship yards. This is where they build the biggest cruise line ships in the world. Breathtakingly huge and mesmerizing at the same time. Truly unbelievable what the they can do here at the Meyer Shipyards. The ships have a 5400 passenger and 2600 crew member capacity. They build 3 of these cruise liners a Year. But best of all, this shipyard is nowhere near the ocean and everything gets transported via the river to the ocean, relying heavily on natural river depth, and this is why they can only build 3 ships a year!! Each ship cost between 180 million and 200million Euro to build! We had a great evening back in Lingen and Thus ends the Pre Tour!! Amazing. I would like to give special thanks to Jens Volmar and Martin Ceglinsky for being our Hosts and to Jens, Jens and Jens! 72 | P a g e

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