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From The Pres We are going to get through this! Everyone I speak to on Zoom meetings, or the phone, are getting really tired of our current situation. And I’m not talking about not being able to buy a beer. As this has also changed of the 1st of June anyway. The situation I’m speaking about is not being able to get together, have physical meetings and conferences, and not having the fellowship that comes with all the good that we do. Every single table or area meeting I sit in is very clear on 2 things. Firstly, Tablers are just amazing in the way we are adapting and still finding ways to serve our communities even through this lockdown, and secondly, everyone is yearning for a drink and fellowship with a Tabler brother. To discuss Table around a fire as we are used to. I know that it is hard and very frustrating. But I can promise you this…..we are going to get through it. There has never been a more important time to look after each other. To look out for our fellow tablers are making sure everyone is ok. The retention of our members should be one of our primary goals at the moment. Together with driving impactful change off course. But make sure you make a few more calls every week. A couple more check inns and private whatsapp messages to your brother. A kind word of inspiration might be all that he needs to push on and get through whatever situation he finds himself in at the moment. Our members are losing income, losing jobs. Some might be under tremendous strain with the challenges of being locked down. Having to do Grade 1 home work or dealing with the disappointments the children are faced with because of the school year being so affected. Brothers. I call on you, to look after one another. Stay focused. Stay safe. But above all, remember this. We will get through it. Looking forward to having some fellowship with all of you. 2|Page

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Pretoria 136 – My Table Story – Chris Merts Bloemfontein 25 – Grendlestaat Hulp RTI – Future RTI Funding Walvis Bay 36 – A Road trip of a different Kind Welkom 40 – 41er’s Fit Up Middelburg 126 – Getting Digital Support RTI – Growing Membership in a Virtual World Welkom 40 – Essential Workers on the Front Line Secunda 231 – Helping Ziane Swakopmund 145 – Angels of Seniors Food Parcels RTI – Keeping Control over Finances Durbanville 165 – Thank you Durbanville Swellendam 179 – A Little goes a Long way RTSA – IPP / EXCO 1- Alan Malan RTI – Utilizing a Budget Welkom 40 – The Work must go on Welwitschia 213 – First Digital ARTSA Barberton 67 – Lockdown Food Distribution RTI – Association Plan 1 Presidential Ring Swakopmund 145 – Dantango Handover White River 64 – Digital Fellwoship going Strong RTI – Association plan 2 Welwitschia 213 Pre Winter Knights 1 Introducing Middelburg 126 Introducing Middelburg 126 Sandton 121 Getting Fit for Grey May RTI – Surviving Corona Financially Welwitchia 213 – Pre Winter Knights 2 Nothing Burns like the Cold 3|Page

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-To develop fellowship among young men through the medium of their professional and business occupations;

-To emphasise the fact that one’s calling offers an excellent medium of service to the community; -To cultivate the highest ideals in business, professional and civic traditions; -To recognize the worthiness of all legitimate occupations and to dignify each his own by precept and example;

-To foster responsible citizenship and loyalty to their Country; -To further the establishment of peace and goodwill in international relationships; -To further these objects by meetings, lectures, discussions and other activities


I have been asked by my fellow 136 Tablers to give a little insight into how Table has changed my life for the better in both my personal and business life. My name is, Chris Merts, and I had a normal up bringing with amazing parents and a bunch of amazing friends. The one problem I always had was that I had a crippling fear about talking with strangers or new people, even over the phone, I would get this overwhelming cold feeling and just put the phone down in their ears. I would always be that guy in a group between strangers at a party that would just sit around and listen to all the conversations never saying a word. I ended up being a great listener which with fairer gender only got me into the friend zone! To be honest, I’m a passionate paintballer and the only time I spoke in front of strangers was when I was giving the safety speech at the paintball field that I worked at during my younger years purely because I was talking about something that I was passionate about. Well this was the case until Table came into my life. My boss / mentor at the paintball, Jacques Cloete, was a Tabler and he asked me if I would like to join a meeting and see what it is all about. I’ll admit that I was hesitant at first but one of my best friends was also invited to that particular meeting so I gave in and attended my first Pretoria 136 meeting. That evening I just knew this was where I was supposed to be in life and never looked back. From my first meeting I started learning what life is actually about and how it could be lived. Because Round Table is such a diverse community you get to meet and learn from a wide variety of people from different occupations and backgrounds and just generally how they approach people, life and business. This assisted me so much especially when I was thrown into the deep-end as a salesman having to talk to complete strangers. Round Table is so much more than the charity work that we do and through the networking and skills transfer aspect of Round Table I learned my biggest lesson: the value of selfless hard word. Looking back I now realise that my parents did always try to teach me that but I was a bratty teenager and simply never listened to the greatest free advice! Honestly, I don’t know how my parents weren’t involved in Table as they would’ve made the greatest Tablers. As a newbie salesman, all of a sudden, the Round Table business meetings themselves started playing a massive role in my confidence and skillset as I was able to walk into business meetings, just like my Table meetings, armed with proper business etiquette and procedure which ultimately contributed to my career growth and eventual promotion to “Manager” where today I regularly have to attend and confidently talk with big corporate clients like Vodacom etc. In closing Round Table has given my an opportunity to grow in all aspects of my life and because of that I am a much more rounded and confident person! A transition from a kid who was terrified of talking to new people to a man always willing to assist people and even brave enough to perform on stage during Round Table Theatre or talking to 300 people at a time and LOVING IT. Do yourself a favour and attend just one meeting…you will never look back.

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Gedurende die Grendelstaat wat deur President Ramaphosa aangekondig is op 16 Maart 2020 was die Suid Afrikaners aanvanklik jolig en in ‘n vakansiebui. Soos die land deur die verskillende fases beweeg het, het die emosies ook aanbeweeg en ‘n gevoel van depressie het oor die meerderheid van almal se gemoedere begin spoel. Die inperking het sy tol begin eis en besighede het begin swaarkry. So ook het welwillendheid en liefdadigheid instansies en organisasies se borge en funksies minder geraak. Nadat Bloemfontein 25 ‘n wonderlike borgskap van Pick ‘n Pay gekry het vroeg in die grendelstaat waar ons die Ons Kinderhuis is Bloemfontein kon voorsien van broodnodige kruideniersware ter waarde van R5000 kon ons ook te danke ‘n weldoener ook ter waarde van ‘n verdure R5000 nege sakke (Een vir elke huis) van die Ons Kinderhuis bystaan. Die hulppakke het bestaan uit seep, meel , koekmeel , suiker , sout en allerhande blikkieskos. Dit was uitstekende pakke. Tydens ons laaste aflaaisessie het ons tehore gekom van die groot seeptekort wat die kinderhuis beleef. Die kinders het nie meer lyfseep, shampoo en tandpasta gehad nie. Ons het voelers uitgesteek en weereens het ‘n groot vriend van tafel ons gehelp. Bloem 25 kon 210x koekies seep, 30x bottels shampoo en 64x buise tandepasta asook tandeborsels uitgee. Die voorraad bestuurder en kinderhuis bestuurder was oorweldig en baie dankbaar. Die kinders was werklik onder geweldige druk. Bloemfontein 25 is geweldig trots en ook nederig dankbaar om te kon help in nood. #impactfulchange #totalroundtable #alloutcompassion #alloutfellowship #gooimielies

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Future Funding of RTI Round Table International has had a financial deficit in the last few years due to a large variety of reasons. At the 2019 World Meeting in Romania, the deficit was discussed, and it was agreed that a task team would be set up with representatives from the floor to address this issue. A task team was formed to evaluate, discuss and propose a long-term sustainable solution for consideration at the Half Year meeting to be held in Luxembourg in February 2020. This diverse task team included members from 13 associations, representing all regions as well as sizes of associations. At the recent Half Year meeting, a detailed proposal was presented, discussed and subsequently passed. The exact figures as well as the accompanying motion was circulated in the HYM meeting pack and is available on Tabler.World. Some of the highlights include: Extension Grants are to assist current members to grow the association in either new expansions or to support other associations. Claims are done by current members in discussion with the RTI VP and the regional chairman of the association being assisted. Americas Extension Fund is a new fund to be formed that focusses on expanding in the Americas region. An amount will be allocated to this fund on an annual basis against which can be claimed when there are extension efforts in the region. Funds remaining at the period end, will be ring-fenced for future usage in line with the goal of growing the region. Travel Grants to Small Associations increased as new members are being chartered as well as smaller associations is travelling more, this suggested increase is to ease the financial burden on these associations. RTI assists associations with 5 or less tables with up to 80% of their travel costs for one delegate to the RTI Half year meeting, the RTI World meeting as well as the respective regional meeting. Travel Costs to Board Members increased marginally to allow the President and Vice President an increase in discretionary travel funds to have them represent RTI at more charter events as well as other rotational visits. Budgets for the respective board members are calculated each year based on their home association, visits to be made and location of the visited associations. Travel Costs to RTI Family Members to host the RTI Family members as envisaged in the Memorandum of Understanding as signed at the LCI World Meeting in Rotterdam. An amount is budgeted for Ladies’ Cirlce International, Tangent Club International, Club 41 International and Agora Club International relating to registration and accommodation at our World Meeting. Tabler.World development decreased slightly due to other RTI Family members contributing to future developments as well as expected income from the Tabler.World App. Public Relations increased to create high quality marketing and branding material to be used by local associations, such as the recent RTI image video shared during the HYM. These templates and stock productions can then be adapted by the respective associations for use in their regions to share the RTI story using the same brand message accross the world. Admin Expenditure to remain mostly the same except for the increase to the RTI Assistants budget to ensure that the RTI board assistants are at the HYM and the WM to report back on the critical work that they do. Surplus: Based on the income and expenditure projections from the items above, an estimated surplus of around € 3,000 will be realised on an annual basis. This surplus will be taken to our reserve funds to bolster our funds as depleted in the last few years. In order to finance the items as set out above, an increase of fees from individual members from €2,70 to €4,00 was approved by the counsellors at the Half Year Meeting in Luxembourg. The exact budget for the coming year will be presented for consideration by the RTI counsellors at the upcoming World Meeting in India to be hosted in September 2020.

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Covid-19 changed the world as we know it, and the fall-out of the pandemic is far reaching. This was why RT36 Walvis Bay used our Winter Knights pre-distribution funds to assist our community. The Namibian Area approached our sponsors and got the go ahead to do things a bit different this year. Instead of handing out blankets we used our funds to help in the fight against Covid-19. On 13 April 2020 we arranged with the Local Authority and the Namibian Police to assist with the distribution of food and alcohol based hand sanitizers to old age homes and children’s homes in Kuisebmond, Narraville and in Town. Getting all items sorted and pre-packed into more manageable parcels took a few days before the distribution date. The following places were assisted. Kuisebmond Pre-Primary School consisting of 44 households. Kuisebmond Old Age Home - 36 parcels. Narraville Senior Citizens -35 parcels. Jonah Kids Home - 18 parcels. Huis Palms Old Age Home – cleaning material and sanitizers. His House Frail Care - bulk food, cleaning material and sanitizers. Kidshaven Children’s home - bulk food, cleaning material and sanitizers. RT36 is blessed to have partners who assisted. The Namibian Police who escorted us and made sure social distancing was upheld. MegaSave Swakopmund who sponsored certain food items. Bay Wash Chemicals who sponsored all the disinfectants and alcohol based hand sanitizers.

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Welkom 40 stepped up early in the first part of lock down to team up with a local NPO – The Power of One to provide food parcels for the people in the Goldfields area. But that fountain of funds or donations will at one point dry up which is the sad part because the hunger need just keep on increasing. Sepp Vogtmannsberger a current 41er from Welkom 40 challenged all the Welkom 40 and Goldfields 204 41ers to a fitness challenge to raise funds to help the Welkom 40 tablers to make a bigger impact. The challenge was to do 5km be running or cycling or walking then challenge 5 other people to do it and then donate any 5 notes to Welkom 40. The 41ers with their wives raised over R14000 for Welkom 40 to be disbursed in the form of food parcels in the Goldfields. This initiative is not just special because fuds were raised for the Goldfields community to receive social relief but it allowed fellowship to be strengthened between the 41ers and the Welkom 40 tablers, meaning that once you enter the family of Round Table you part of it for life. #impactfulchange #totalroundtable #alloutcompassion #alloutfellowship #gooimielies

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Klein Ruben was part of a massive accident where a trailer rolled over his leg and the Medical costs is where it started to get a bit Grim for the Family. Ruben’s mother is a single Parent where she lost her husband a few months prior and during Lockdown Ruben was involved in the accident. With Medical costs sky rocketing to fix Rubens’ leg and his mother unable to cover everything, that is where Round Table Middelburg 126 stepped in to assist. With just a Facebook post, they reached 90 000 and they raised R70 000 to assist with the Medical costs for Ruben. This was a massive initiative from Middelburg and it relieved a ton of stress from Ruben’s mother. This truly goes to show that even during very uncertain times we can still stand together, not only as Tables, but as a community to help those in need. Well done Middelburg 126 and all parties involved.

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Growing Membership in a Virtual World A good friend of mine recently commented "Never waste a good crisis" - He was right The Covid-19 pandemic has changed our world in ways we could not have imagined as short as six months ago. These changes have forced us to do personal introspection in both our own and our professional lives with far-reaching revelations and transformations. Our world has changed, and so should we. As Round Table, we have adapted to online meetings as well as many other online activities to ensure that we can carry on with business as usual. Club, national and regional meetings and AGM's are going online, and there are hundreds of other online events hosted by clubs all around the world. We have not just adapted our internal workings to the crises, but have embraced this change. In that same manner, we need to adapt to the recruitment of new members during these times of crisis. From many viewpoints, the Corona crisis is a golden era for the recruitment of new Tablers. The public is acutely aware of what is going on, as most of them are personally affected by the crisis. By being helpless to the plight and limiting our freedoms, people naturally seek fellowship and the opportunity to serve. There are less distractions from everyday life than in the last number of years. With a limit on professional and amateur sports, people suddenly have the time available to join a meeting, where this would typically not be a priority. Isolation has further increased the need of social interaction significantly, even if it is online. Something like the dramatic increase in multiplayer online gaming and other interactive online events demonstrates that young men crave this interaction with others. What we offer as Round Table to young men at a similar age is needed now more than ever. We must share our story far and wide now more than ever before. Now is the time to have conversations with our friends from sports clubs, work colleagues, gamers and many more about who we are and what we do. We need to change how we run our meetings during this time as well. Our meetings should be short and on point. No one wants to sit in boring club meetings for hours on end. Guests should be encouraged to ask questions either by speaking up or by using the chat function. Asking questions via chat decreases their anxiety when compared to a speaking up in a regular meeting. By having virtual meetings from our homes, we get to learn more about each other. We have a window into each other's worlds and should not be afraid to share this with our fellow members and guests. Building these bonds now will lead to more and better fellowship once the crisis has passed. The night is always darkest just before the dawn – Let us be the light to young men who seek it. Now is the time to adopt, adapt and improve our thinking to ensure we never waste a good crisis.

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With the whole craze of ordinary citizens buying masks to protect themselves from the spread of the corona-virus has led that the people in the frontlines who protect us without the necessary protective gear to ensure they are able to continue to made their post. Welkom 40 tabler Igor Scheurkogel teamed up with a couple of ladies in Odendaalsrus to make thee layered cloth masks to be distributed to essential workers in the Goldfield community. Through his NPO The Power of One most police stations in the Odendaalsrus area received masks which they are able to wash and reused because the lack of resources to help our officers stay safe and healthy.

WELKOM 40 Essential Workers on the

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Masks were also distributed to some of the staff of Life Line working in the Welkom 40 & Goldfields 204 Community Centre in Welkom.

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Little Ziane’s parents struggled to get to terms with the Medical bills that piled up to get her the treatment she needed. That is where Secunda 231 jumped to the opportunity to help where they can with an initial donation of R5000. After Secunda got the Ball on the roll, Round Table managed to get close to R40 000 in support for Ziane and her Medical Bills. This was done so effortlessly by everyone involved and it was absolutely astonishing to see how quick the response was to help someone Secunda 231 identified to be in need. A massive thanks to everyone involved in this project.

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A short while ago we had a call for assistance from a local charity group; Angels for Seniors, they were in need of food parcels to be distributed to the elderly community in Swakopmund and in tabling fashion we came calling. On 2nd June 2020 our Chairman, leading by example as per usual, Mr. Harry Rencs handed over 21 food parcels to the value of N$9900.00 to the Angels for Seniors. Unfortunately, due to lockdown restrictions the rest of the table members could not join. Angels for Seniors is run by Ms. Annemari Lusse. They assist the elderly community in Swakopmund with food, clothing, and other necessities. They are completely reliant on donations from the public and as such I trust we will walk a long road together sharing the same goals. The food parcels delivered by RT145 will be handed out to selected occupants of Welwitschia Park Old Age Home in Swakopmund. We would like to thank each and every one who has contributed to our cause in one way or another. We are reliant on the goodwill of the public in order to continue to do what we do.

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Keeping Control over Finances Ensuring adequate financial control is critical for Round Table. We have all heard of horror stories of funds going missing or being spent without prior authorisation. In order to limit the financial risks facing Round Table, good financial controls must be put in place and followed. Financial controls play an important role in ensuring the accuracy of reporting, eliminating fraud and protecting the financial resources. These control procedures reduce process variation, leading to more predictable outcomes in the financial process. Before any controls can be introduced, a suitable control environment must be created: A treasurer who understands finances and who can simplify and explain treasury functions are critical to this environment; An attitude of transparency must be present to ensure that all relevant information is being shared with members on a regular; and Members must take personal responsibility to understand the financial information being presented. Preventive controls are designed to keep errors and irregularities from occurring in the first place. Detective controls are designed to detect errors or irregularities that may have occurred whilst corrective controls are designed to correct errors or irregularities that have been detected. Segregation of duties with regards to the bank function where one person loads a payment and another releases this is a good example of a preventative control. Where cheques are in use, having dual signatories ensures this control. The second person in this process must review this payment to ensure that this is in accordance with the budgeted expenditure and supported by sufficient and adequate supporting documentation. The most important detective controls relate to regular financial reporting where supporting documentation is presented and available for review. Including detailed accounting records as well a bank statement supporting the bank balance assists in this ensuring that any errors are detected. Corrective controls are needed once something has gone wrong in the financial process. Always be open and transparent in what transpired so that all members can pro-actively seek solutions. Never hide this from the members affected as there is a collective responsibility to be taken on financial matters. For any fraud to occur, there must be Motive, Opportunity and Rationalisation. By implementing good financial controls, the opportunity to commit fraud can be eliminated. In Closing: Ensuring adequate financial controls and financial reporting is the collective responsibility of all members, whilst being performed by the treasurer. We must all hold each other accountable and ensure that any funds are handled in an open and transparent manner and never forget that we have been entrusted to work with funds to the benefit of our members as well as the community.

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Durbanville 165 immediate jumped to action after Mr Cycril Ramaposa announced that the whole nation will be under lockdown for the next couple of months. Making use of the Zoom platform we quickly arranged a business meeting and with the guidance of Dupi ( area chairman from NSCA) we decided that we will start a feedings scheme in our community for our community. Durbanville 165 quickly contacted the Durbanville Gemeente who informed us that they already have a feeding scheme going conjunction with World United , they have already started with packing and delivering parcells to children that use to get food at the school and now getting nothing , all they needed was the funds to keep on giving ,Round Table Durbanville 165 then decided to take hands with the church and help them to get more funds to feed those in need and let them do the needed foot work as they already have the distribution network set out. Our advertisement was ready and so we started the COVID FEEDING SCHEME! The add was shared on all our social media platforms , from Facebook , whatsapp to Instagram and we can only say thank you to the Durbanville community for the generous donations , within a few hours we managed to raise R3500 that will be used to feed 17 families of four for a week!! We continued with our project for a couple of weeks and continued using social media ‌‌as we were not allowed out đ&#x;˜Š Durbanville then decided to share our project with one of our tables in our area and soon received an invite to their business meeting where they voted in to assist us with a further R5000 donation , Thank you Summerset West 31 ! You guys helped us feed a further 25 families ! To date we donated a total of R13 300 totaling to feeding 66 families . Once again a big thank you to the Durbanville community that shared and supported our project and a very BIG thank you to Round Table Summerset West 31 for their donation and support. Remember to stay safe out there . Walter Groenewald

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Die Swellendam Tafelaars het gewoeker die laaste paar weke en kon so ‘n merkbare verskil in die gemeenskap maak. Swellendam 179 het onlangs ‘n groot donasie van uie ontvang van ZAR Seed Production en wat deur Oudtshoorn 33 na Tafels in die Suidkaaparea versprei is. ‘n Groot woord van dank aan Mario Marais, ZAR Seed Production vir hierdie groot donasie. Die uie is versprei aan Huis AA Tomlinson, Community Action Partnership, ACVV, ook aan ‘n voedingskema in die Bredasdorp omgewing tesame met ‘n bakkievrag naartjies. Die skema het weer vrugte, botterskorsies en mieliemeel aan ons geskenk. Nuwedorp in die Malgasdistrik het ‘n donasie uie, mieliemeel en vrugte ontvang. Tesame met die uie het die Tafelaars hulself en hul klub verantwoordbaar gehou om betrokke te bly en het vir vier agtereenvolgende weke donasies aan Huis AA Tomlinson gemaak deur die skenk van droë bestandele vir die bak van beskuit, koekies en ander snuisterye om die inwoners besig te hou tydens die tyd van inperking. Die tehuis is alreeds van middel Maart op Grendel geplaas om sodoende hulle inwoners te beskerm. Adaliah Sorg is ‘n veilige huis in Swellendam waar ongewenste babas gehuisves word totdat hulle vir aanneming uitgeplaas kan word. In die verlede het ons vele insamelingsprojekte vir hulle gehou. Tydens die grendeltydperk kon ons weer na hulle uitreik en het twee groot sakke mieliemeel en vrugte aan hulle geskenk. Verder het ons weer mieliemeel en vrugte geskenk aan ‘n voedingskema wat deur die Munisipaliteit gekoördineer word en sodoende kon ons help dat die negentien sopkombuise, onder hul vaandel, minderbevoorregtes kon voed in hierdie tyd.

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What is your full name and surname? Alan Lloyd Malan What colour is your tooth brush? Black with blue stripe What is your nickname? Steve, Frikkie – the list is endless What is your biggest addiction? Nik Naks, Fruit Chutney flavour What work do you do? Letting Agent at Pam Golding, Kenton-on-Sea How long you been a tabler? In my 18th year What is your favourite movie quote? Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary – from Dead Poets Society What positions in table have you held? It is easier this way - I have not held the portfolios of Area Treasurer, Area PRO, Association Treasurer, Association IRO, Association Inkundla Editor, ARTSA Convenor What would you do if you were invisible? Travel more! My Father

Who introduced you to table? and 5 uncles were Tablers in my own Club

Finish this sentence...The thing that really irritates me is… Negativity. We all have issues and challenges, but our character is formed by the way we deal with them.

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Utilising a budget A budget can be intimidating to understand, but once mastered can be of great benefit to both yourself as well as Round Table. A budget is nothing more than a financial plan for the coming year and is based on the plan to achieve the goals for the Association or Table and is used as a planning tool to assist to determine capitation fees, where resources will be spent and how the association funds will be managed. A budget with no underlying longer-term plan or strategy is just a list of expenses, most likely containing material fruitless expenditure.3. Drawing up a budget Start by listing all the expenditure required based on the plan for the coming year. This will likely include the following, but could include many more items: - Travel expenditure, including registration and accommodation - Marketing and branding - AGM costs - General unplanned expenditure (Do not be excessive, but plan for the unexpected – 5% of total expenditure is a good amount) - Other (Limit this in order to have as much detail as possible) The expenditure must be critically assessed to determine if all of the items are needed to achieve the plan as set out. Do not be afraid to revisit the listing of expenditures before settling on a final one. Income can be derived from various sources, but only income that can be reliable earned must be budgeted for. Income includes interest, dividends, levies and finally capitation fees. The capitation fee per member is the remaining expenses divided by the number of members. Before the capitation fee ask: - Is this reasonable for an average Tabler? - Will this dissuade membership? Is this fair? If not – try and cut some more until its fair Using a budget It is important to track the actual spend compared to the budgeted spend on a quarterly basis to identify any areas where overruns occur so that future spending can be amended. In cases where there are significant unplanned expenses, consider a specific fundraiser to cover these costs or simply do not incur this expense. At the close of the year, reporting should be done on the budget as approved and the actual amounts spent with then how the funds were used to achieve the overall plans and goals over the last year. Any variances should be highlighted and explained to ensure more accurate budgeting in future years. Any unused funds must go into the reserves to be utilised for later years or when there is significant and important unplanned expenditures. 18 | P a g e

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Just when one thinks what are we going to do next if no funds are available to when we move to the next level of the lockdown if we will have guys that are available, then humanity steps in to remind you that your good deeds will be rewarded by Lady Karma. After Welkom 40’s successful partnership with The Power of One to provide over 600 food parcel to the Goldfields community and almost running out of funds, Capitec in Welkom stepped in to make two big financial contributions to ensure that Welkom 40 keeps on providing social relief to those affected by the national lockdown. Eddie & Hennie Breytenbach whom are responsible for community services 2020/2021 have their hand full so early in the year to serve the people living in Matjhabeng. Regardless if it is Saturday or Sunday they are sacrificing their family time to make sure that families have food on the table. Furthermore with the network that the twin have built up over the year in Welkom it is easy for them to get local business to step up and help Welkom 40 like Sylvania Spar in Jan Cilliers Park, Welkom which again contributed to help the people in need. #impactfulchange #totalroundtable #alloutcompassion #alloutfellowship #gooimielies 19 | P a g e

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It started off as an Asia thing but quickly escalated to the rest of the world. Yes I’m talking about the Covid -19 Pandemic. With Boarders closing and life in general becoming very unfamiliar with queue’s at shops and pharmacies and people going into panic mode doing panic buys and stocking up on toilet paper. This is true in both South Africa and Namibia. The two governments had to put in measures to ensure that we flatten the curve and so the lockdown as we know it struck. This came earlier for South Africa then Namibia a few days at least. Along with the lockdown came rules and regulations that both countries had to adhere to and no one was spared the impact of the rules that is meant to keep us all safe. ARTSA 2020 Mapumalanga that had been promoted so well and was set to have a record attendance for the event and the Owen Frey tour also being sold out in 2019 already it was definitely the highlight for the Association for the 2020 year. It was a sad day when the RTSA Exec had announced the cancelation of ARTSA 2020. This was the best decision that Mr. Prez Alan Malan and the team could make under the circumstances. The lockdown, we felt had ruined the year that had the makings of a new begins and greater fellowship for RTSA. That was the initial reaction which I’m sure was also the same for most. Weeks before ARTSA that was changed to be held with only the Area Chairmen of all 14 Area within RTSA and the exec attending another hit was blown with public gatherings that started at a mere 50 People at a time had changed to 30 and in Namibia to 10 people gathering at a time. This was amplified with the boarders of both our nations officially closed and both under full lockdown to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic that was showing its head in SA and Nam and escalating fast. This bringing the ASSCO Exec to another difficult decision to cancel the physical ARTSA in its entirety. It must have been a dark day for Mr. Prez having to make the decision to cancel an ARTSA for the 1 st time in 90 odd years. Even though it was a tough one it was the right one Mr. Prez and WE APPLAUD you and your council for make it. The ASSCO exec didn’t stop there as they had adopted the change and adapted to it and man have they improved it, because with the decision of canceling the physical ARTSA a digital ARTSA was brought about. Covid-19 could stop the Exec from organizing a fully digital ARTSA with Forums to AGM to and digital Socials at everyone’s own hard core hut. Wel213 with the digital ARTSA hosted on Zoom was able to have a 100% attendance in forums and AGM. I guess and actually hope that this was the case for all tables.

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We at Barberton 67 are a very proud table. On 24 March When the lockdown was announced we knew that hard and tough times were ahead. Barberton is a small town with a big community , mostly people relying on income from the mines. After the first two weeks of lockdown families started asking for food parcels on our Facebook messenger, Thanks to a good table project in December we were in a position to give back to the community. Barberton 67 had our very first Virtual meeting to discuss where and how we can assist our community during this lockdown, knowing that most people were not able to buy food it did not take our table long to arrange 20 food parcels that we would be distributed to local families. We contacted our local Pick and Pay and they were more than willing to pack and arrange delivery of our parcels to our Table. Difficult times are ahead and making a difference was priority.It was not the best sight to see how families are struggeling when we delivered food parcels to their homes. There is no better feeling than knowing that families will be able to go to bed at night with a full stomach. 40kg of dog food was also donated to our SPCA, because no fundraising was allowed during lockdown and their finaces were not looking good. Thank you Barberton 67 for standing together and working swiftly even though we could not meet. Giving back made our Table stronger and more known to the community and People know what Table is all about now. Thank you Barberton 67 for making a difference and Standing together. #AlloutCompassion #AlloutGivingBack #TotalRoundTable YIT, Andre Visser Barberton 67 Vice Chairman

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An Association Plan 1 – Knowing where you are. We have all read or heard that we need to have strategic planning in our lives, whether it be in business, personal lives or in Table. But what is this and how does one do this? The purpose of strategic planning is to set overall goals and to develop a plan to achieve them. It involves stepping back from your day-to-day activities and asking where you are headed and what your priorities should be. Writing a multi-year strategic plan for your association can be a daunting task, especially if this has not been attempted before. Whilst there are a great many ways of how to write strategic plans for different sized organisations, this can all be simplified into 3 easy steps. These steps can also be implemented in your own lives and business to help in achieving your goals. In this 3-part series of articles, we break down the steps into easily manageable actions that will yield excellent results. Part I: Knowing where you are The first step in solving a problem is recognizing there is one. Deep and meaningful introspection is something that is easily resisted as this expose weaknesses and areas for improvement in ourselves and our associations. We need to be prepared to take a good and hard look at ourselves and our activities to see where improvement can be done. In the case of Round Table, this can easily be done through obtaining open and honest feedback. This can be done in the form of surveys through tools such as Google Forms, SurveyMoney and Tabler.World or can be done in a collaborative process through a detailed SWOT analysis being done. A simple exercise such as writing down the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats of your business or association can lead to great insight. Many other ways of gaining feedback and insight of your current situation is available and can be explored. The goal of this initial step is to determine what the problems are and thus would need feedback from various sources, both active and past members as well as from prospective members. Honest feedback must be sought and anonymity when providing this feedback can elicit better responses, especially in cases where reprisal is feared. A comparison with peers can also show where areas for improvement in your association might be. If other service organisations excel at one aspect where you fall behind, clearly this aspect must be understood and addressed. Once the feedback has been obtained this must be collated, studied and shared. This is often the most difficult part of the entire process as the feedback many times tend to showcase our own inadequacies. Be honest with yourselves and realistic. Understand that other’s perceptions of something does influence the reality of where we are. It is easy to summarily dismiss some of the feedback received, but this is a fatal mistake. Only feedback that was sent in error or in malice should be omitted from the results. Share these results with the leaders in the association and strongly consider sharing this with the members as well. The more people are aware of the specific challenges being faced; the more solutions will be available. Remember that growing and improving is a painful process as is any process of change. The pain in this initial step is critical so that we come to the realisation that we do not want to operate like this anymore. Steven Covey said that “I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday.” By that same logic; the decisions that we make today, will lead us to where we will be tomorrow. Take some time in this next month and get some feedback and always remember that the first step in solving a problem is recognizing there is one. In the next Part, we will look at the process of setting Goals with specific milestones on how these goals will be reached. We will end our journey in Part III by monitoring, adjusting and fine tuning these goals as we continue to stay on track with achieving our goals. 22 | P a g e

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Alex McArthur and I were at the Round Table International World Meeting in Sri Lanka in 2018, and on the last day there we were out sightseeing. Earlier that week, Alex had decided to have a silver ring made, with the RTSA Rondel as a seal on the ring. He had dropped off his RTI signet ring with an example of the RTSA Rondel, and he asked if we could stop in to collect the ring. We walked into a small jewellery shop off the main road near the hotel, and he approached the storekeeper to enquire about the ring. Unfortunately, the ring was still not ready and as Alex explained, we were leaving the next morning for the airport. Alex told me to head back to the hotel and he would go with the storekeeper to see the silversmith to find out how long the ring would still take. The last I saw of Alex in Sri Lanka was him heading off on the back of a very old scooter, driving up a dirty alleyway! Alex later sent me photos of the silversmith in action and let me know he was okay. Alex then presented the ring to the then RTSA President, Sean Trautmann, with the idea that it would become a ring to be worn by the President and handed down to successive Presidents along with the other Presidential Regalia. We salute you, Alex McArthur, and I am proud to say that the ring is safe with me till I can officially hand it over to the current President after lockdown.

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On 02 May 2020, Round Table Swakopmund, 145 (with permission from the relevant authorities) handed over 100 blankets and various food items with a total value of ±N$ 22 000.00 to Dantago Care Centre. We have built up quite the relationship with Dantago and it is a great privilege to know that we are making a difference in so many peoples' lives, young and old. While we were there, we learned a bit more about Dantago’s mission and all they do for the less fortunate community. Dantago is a care center situated in the heart of the DRC informal settlement in Swakopmund. Dantago’s main aim is to get the youth involved in extracurricular activities and to shy away from a life of crime and living on the streets. Among other things, Dantago also assists a local children’s home with food packages etc. Dantago is not just about giving, but also educating. Adults hoping to benefit from Dantago’s generosity are not just able to stand in a line and collect, all adults wishing to receive food packages must fist grow their own vegetable garden to learn more about selfsustenance. Dantago truly proves that charity starts at home and it does not matter how little you have to give, as long as you keep on giving. Afterwards we met at Harry’s house for a cold one and enjoyed some much-needed fellowship. Thank you to all who assisted.

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White River 64 held their Monthly Business Meeting with a lot of visitors coming through to sit with us. It was and extremely insightful Meeting with Baberton 67, Middelburg 126 and the newly transferred Nelspruit 49 in attendance. This was one of the meetings where we could get the insights from other Tables as well as get support on our plans going forward. It was a great Meeting to touch base with everyone on the way forward and to see how all of the Different tables are coping and handling these tough times. We as Mpumalanga have such a brilliant collection of Tablers that we need to constantly need to tap in to, to ensure we stay ahead of what trends we pick up. This was one of the Meetings that needed to happen in Mpumalanga to show everyone that we are still here and together during these times. Fellowship is one of the things we miss the most from prelockdown times. We still need to keep connected even if we can’t shake hands at this stage.

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An Association Plan 2 – Setting your Destination We have all read or heard that we need to have strategic planning in our lives, whether it be in business, personal lives or in Table. But what is this, and how does one do this? The purpose of strategic planning is to set overall goals and to develop a plan to achieve them. It involves stepping back from your day-to-day activities and asking where you are heading and what your priorities should be. Writing a multi-year strategic plan for your association can be a daunting task, especially if this has not been attempted before. While there are a great many ways of how to write strategic plans for different sized organisations, this can all be simplified into three easy steps. These steps can also be implemented in your own lives and business to help in achieving your goals. In this 3-part series of articles, we break down the steps into easily manageable actions that will yield excellent results. During Part I of this three-part series on strategic planning, the focus was on understanding where you currently are. Part II: Setting your destination A goal is a dream with a deadline – Napoleon Hill Setting goals is something that we have all done in the past, and the majority of people assume themselves masters in this sphere. Correct goal setting is vitally important - setting incorrect goals is a significant contributor to failure and is especially damaging to team morale. Goalsetting must always be a collaborative effort to ensure buy-in from all role players. Determining what the goals should be is quickly done through visualisation. Professional athletes use visualisation extensively and often. For our purposes, a similar but longer-term approach must be followed. Close your eyes and imagine where you would like to be in your club, business or personal life in the future. Focus on the emotions that you would like to feel in this future and note this down. The key here is to begin by imagining and visualising how it will be at the end of this entire process. When working in teams, consider discussing each person’s visualisations to distil the essence of the collective thoughts. Take some time to write this down in detail and be specific so that anyone can refer back to this for clarity. Once a clear future has been decided on (the goal), we must compare this to our current realities: see Part I of this series. There will be significant differences between your current reality and the imagined future – acknowledge this and agree that the current reality needs to change to get to the imagined future. In moving from the current reality to the desired goal, it is important to agree and write down specific milestones on how the goal will be achieved. There are several popular methods available in goalsetting, with some of the more popular being to set SMART or SPIRIT goals. Both of these methodologies focus on being realistic with a timeframe and that the actions to achieve the goal must be practical and specific. Some goals will be quick and straightforward to complete. In contrast, others will take multiple interventions over a more extended period – For these longer goals, break this up into certain milestones which can be measured at a regular basis. These milestones will be the small battles that will lead to the overall victory. Write down the goals and milestones and discuss this to ensure that all the role players are invested. Take any feedback into account and consider if the goals are realistic in the timeframes allowed. Reaching consensus here is of the utmost importance as the future leaders will drive this long after current leadership has stepped away. Now that a clear destination is set, the journey towards a better future can start. Using the techniques as outlined above, take some time to set your own goals and milestones in the next month, before we end with Part III of our journey. We will end our journey in Part III by monitoring, adjusting and fine-tuning these goals as we continue to stay on track with achieving our goals. 26 | P a g e

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Pre Winter Knights and Covid-19 Distributions at Rehoboth

WELWITSCHIA 213 Wel213 took the road to Rehoboth on 16 May 2020 at about 13h00. We were permitted to distribute at the 2 old age homes in Rehoboth and once we got the ok at 12h30 we arraigned for the needed items and took the 80km road to Rehoboth South of Windhoek. It was a learning experience for one of our pipeliners Romeo Arendse who had made all the arrangements himself and being only the 2 of us it gave us a lot of time to reflect on what he understand Round Table to be. We eventually reached Rehoboth and stopped at the Rehoboth Old Age Home, located in town. With it being after 2 and most residents having their nap, we found a church group who had offered their time to work a donated cow and as we arrived they were just packing and sorting. Wel213 has a revamped history with this old age home when we took over the assistance to them from Rehoboth 256 who had been closed a while back in 2013. We started helping with meat sorting and packing while waiting for nap time to be over and learned in that time that one of the church group’s members was in fact a 41’er of Rehoboth 256. Nap time was over and we were able to see the senior citizens resident at this old age home. We were able to explain as we did at other old age homes how the mask and sanitizers are to be used. Wel213 was able to donate food, blankets, washable masks and sanitizers to the residents of the old age home. It was such a treat to have some of the elderly actually wearing the donated jackets of 2019 and being proud to show off that they still have it and thanking us again for the donations that they really do need. The fact that Romeo had done all the organizing and talking was a great sense of achievement for me and Wel213. Him still being a pipeliner and I as a friend of many years seeing him grow is a great sense of accomplishment even if he does not see it yet. We spent about 2 hours in the old age home as the residents didn’t want us to leave as they had conversation for a change. I must say speaking with a mask on is not the most pleasant experience and as we kept to the rules by keeping masks on and keeping a safe distance when with the conversing with the senior citizens. That proved a bit difficult when speaking through a mask with a person who has problems hearing clearly. Wel213 did our part in keeping a small group of senior citizens safe in Rehoboth and promoting the Winter Knights Campaign outside of Windhoek.

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Lluwellyn Pretorius Huidige posisie in tafel: Middelburg 126 Secretary Hoeveel jaar n tafelaar: 2015 tot 2016 in Powerlines 239. Tafel dormant vanaf 2016. 6 Maande van 2019 tot 2020 Waar het jy begin tafel: Middelburg 126 as guest, Powerlines 239 as pipeliner na lid. Beroep: Air-con technician en Auto-Electrician werk vir CompuTruck Familie: Veloofde - Anel Venter, Seun - Luan Pretorius Passie: Visvang, Online Gaming Hoe beleef jy tafel: Kennise wat vriende word en as broers saam staan. (Great fellowship) Jy staan nie alleen nie. Jou stem tel. Die belangrikste is om jou plaaslikke omgewing te ondersteun. Doelwitte in tafel: Om my plaaslikke omgewing te ondersteun in tye van dringende nood. Om Round Table Middelburg 126 weer terug te bring waar dit was(uitstekende tafel) Ook om myself te geniet saam vriende terwyl ek werk vir liefdadigheid.

Stephan Van Vuuren. Huidige posisie in tafel: Middelburg 126 Vice-Chairman Hoeveel jaar n tafelaar: 6 Maande Waar het jy begin tafel: Middelburg 126 Beroep: Ingeneur Familie: Michelle van Vuuren, Ava van Vuuren (11) Passie: Jag. Hoe beleef jy tafel: In die moeilike tye waarin onsself bevind is dit net weereens n bewys hoe ons organisasie saamstaan om mense wat in nood is te ondersteun. Doelwitte in tafel: Om die gemeenskap van Middelburg weer te laat glo en vertrou in Round Table.

Ricus Van Heerden. Huidige posisie in tafel: Joe Tabler Hoevell jaar n tafel: 14jaar Waar het jy begin tafel: Witbank 57 Beroep: AFI Industries Familie: Vrou - Lisa van Heerden, Seun - Anrick van Heerden 7, Dogter - Alia van Heerden 4 Passie: Diepsee Hengel met jetski Hoe beleef jy tafel: Op die stadium baie rustig, het so twee jaar “under the radar” gevlieg Weens werk. Maar Sien uit om weer meer in tafel te sit. Doelwitte in tafel: Ekt nog so 2 jaar, in daai twee jaar wil Ek M126 groei en n ou ME’ers as ooit n verskil maak in ons gemeenskap

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Gavin Geldenhuys. Jaja Huidige posisie in tafel: Treasure, Area - Secretary Hoeveel jaar n tafelaar: 6 maande amtelik tafelaar Waar het jy begin tafel: Middelburg 126 Beroep: Head of Logistics and Office Familie: Danielle Erasmus Passie: Definitief Kos maak ! Hoe beleef jy tafel: Loving every step of the way - bly ek kan deel wees van n organisasie wat daagliks verskil kan maak in mense se lewe Doelwitte in tafel: Om tafel weer te groei sodat daar meer mense gehelp kan word - en meer mense se stem in nood te wees.

Wian Gouws. Huidige posisie in tafel: Chairman Middelburg 126 Hoevell jaar n tafelaar: 2 Jaar Waar het jy begin tafel: Parys 88 Beroep: Auctioneer Passie: Roei Hoe beleef jy tafel: n Organisasie wat members opbou deur pret en verantwoordelikheid asook n plek waar mens kan help en n organisasie wat help. Doelwitte in tafel: Die groei en sukses van Middelburg 126. Asook om meer bier as Ricus en Stephan te drink.

Brendon von KloĂŤg Huidige posisie in tafel: Joe Tabler Hoeveel jaar n tafelaar: 6 Maande Waar het jy begin tafel: Middelburg 126 Beroep: Site manager at ES Construction. Familie: Alysia Von Kloeg. Passie: My werk is my passie in my lewe. Hoe beleef jy tafel: Besig en lustig, Middelburg staan nie stil nie. Doelwitte in tafel: Om my eie jaarlikse projek te hartloop om kinders te help.

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Sandton 121 set up the GDP Cancer Foundation when my Dad passed away in July 2017 from brain cancer. He had a melanoma on his back (a mole) that went cancerous and before we knew it, three months later, he died. My family and I, and his friends, miss him terribly every day. During his short but painful struggle, we started an online campaign using BackABuddy to raise funds to make him as comfortable as possible and get him all the right food he needed in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. He also needed 24-hour nursing care. In four days, we raised around R113 000.00 from friends, family and Round Table. We were, and still are, truly grateful to all who donated. This May, Brain Cancer Awareness month, in some constituencies – sometimes known as Grey May – my sister, Raffaella Di Palma, who lives and works in London, UK, as a Personal Fitness Trainer, convened a Zoom event based on a “Strong Nation Fitness Class” (previously known as “Zumba” classes). The fee to join was R100 or £5 as a donation through the very same BackABuddy link (see below) as was used in July 2017. Most people donated more than this to participate. Some donated but didn’t participate. In the end, we raised around R12 000.00, and at the time of writing, there were still some donations coming through. All in all, 18 people were keen to get fit in Grey May. Folks from SA, UK, Portugal and Zimbabwe, participated. Given the success of this fitness event, the GDP Cancer Foundation is keen to hold a monthly, if not more frequent online fitness event. The GDP Cancer Foundation focusses on raising funds to assist those in need of treatment and care, and also to assist those training to be carers of the terminally ill to pay their tuition, board and lodging. While still modest, having raised around R150 000.00 so far, Sandton 121 aims to build up the profile of this Foundation, and register it formally as an NPC and PBO. In the meantime, Sandton 121 administers its affairs and finances as a Table project. Like us on Facebook and you can access our Foundation funding page here - https://bit.ly/GDPCancerFoundation You’ll Never Walk Alone YiT

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Surviving Corona Financially Our world has changed. What we took for granted just weeks ago is no longer certain. Our freedom is restricted in many places and each of us has been impacted in some way. With no immediate end in sight, we will have to deal with uncertainties for the foreseeable future. During uncertain times the ability to adapt to our ever-changing realities will be essential in our lives. Luckily for us as Tablers, adapting to change is part of our daily routine as well as our motto. We would each need to adapt in our daily lives in order to survive this pandemic from a financial point of view. And the key to our financial survival lies in cash. Salaried employees need to urgently review their monthly budgets and cut out spending that is not required. They key is to try and save as much as possible of your available cash on a monthly basis. Now is not the time to buy a new car or the latest piece of technology, downgrade where possible. Take a critical look at each and every expense and consider if this is absolutely needed. The adage of trying to save 10% of your income is no longer enough as significantly more needs to be saved due to the uncertainty that we are facing. Realise that there is tremendous uncertainty in the market at this stage and that no job can be secure indefinitely. If possible, try and still get the work done and show that you are an invaluable member of the team. Walk the hard yards now that might reap the rewards later. We plan for the worst by being our best. Business owners face different challenges than their employees but have very similar decisions hard to make. Certain industries are more protected than others from the immediate effect, but all business is interlinked. Hospitality and travel might face the initial brunt of the virus, but other sectors will follow soon enough, leading to some of your clients possibly not getting paid by their clients. Once again, it is imperative to reconsider all expenditures on an individual basis. Rather scale down than to purchase a good or service and then not pay. Saving as much money as possible is critical to ensure that these non-negotiable expenses still gets covered. Potential layoffs are probably one of the most difficult decisions to be made but remember that everyone will lose their job of the business fails. Whilst it is easy to only see the negative, everyone must also consider the role that technology can play in generating additional funds. Individuals could sell some of their skills on a freelance basis to earn some additional money. Businesses can save money by hosting virtual meetings and using technology to generate more sales. This will not be possible for everyone though. Some countries have extensive help to both individuals as well as businesses going through these times. Explore these options and take the assistance that is on offer. In times like these, we all must take whatever assistance that we can get. Round Table is not immune to the global repercussions of Covid-19. We have seen an unprecedented number of events being cancelled both on a local as well as on an international level. Round Table associations and individual clubs need to relook at their budgets to ascertain the impact of the Corona virus on their activities. Reductions is likely and thought must be given to extend the payment of fees in order to lighten the burden of our members. We further need to be creative and adopt to our current world that we live in now through the use of virtual meetings and virtual projects with the myriad of tools available. Now is the time to stand up and think differently on how we conduct ourselves and interact with our world – let us lead this transformation and grow stronger as Round Table through these times. Individual Table members can save some money by not registering for any events until clarity is obtained on whether travel is allowed or not. In cases where tickets have already been booked, try and get a refund or move this out to a more reasonable date. A common suggestion regarding flight tickets is to wait for travel restrictions or a cancellation from the airline side as this will likely provide the member with the most benefit. Anyone reading this is welcome to reach out to myself or to the other RTI board members to explore these topics further. Whilst we might not have all the answers, the more people that explore a problem will inevitably lead to a better solution. Brothers, please stay safe, protect yourselves and your loved ones and let’s ensure that the next time we see each other we are all the stronger for it. Lastly, our world has changed and to survive, we would need to change too

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It has been a while since Welwitschia 213 could operate in normal fashion. The Covid-19 pandemic had shook the world and Namibia was no different. Namibia has gone into lockdown since 17 March 2020 when the Presedent declared a state of emergency with boarders closing and Khomas and Erongo being the 1st to be closed and this lockdown was extended country wide during the beginning of April till the 5 May 2020 with a full lockdown of the entire country. Fun Fact the entire Round Table Namibian Area consisting of 5 clubs and they are within the 2 regions that was locked down first. WB36 and SWK145 are both in Erongo Region and WHK34, Hoch154 and Wel213 are all in Khomas Region. With South Africa being in the same boat with lockdown procedures there’s no need to linger on it any further. Namibia Relaxed certain procedures and rules but the ban on public gatherings of more than 10 people still remains and will be revised on 2 June 2020. Wel213 made sure that we followed the rules during the lockdown and waited for some restriction to be relaxed before we put to action any of the plans we had made. Winter Knights being around the corner Welwitschia as other Namibian clubs utilized our pre-winter funds to start distributing where the need is the greatest. Although only certain restrictions where uplifted and new rules in Namibia where implemented and the Gazetted law that masks must be worn at all times in public, making it a criminal offence if caught without one in public and can lead up to a fine for first offenders. The new normal is staring us in the face or should I say sitting on our faces in the form of a mask that needs to be worn whenever and wherever in public. This is then our new normal it seems till September at least, or till the Namibian Government relaxes these rules. It is for this reason that Wel213 had taken a different approach on the 16th of May 2020 when we drove to Pioneers Park Senior Park, where we as Wel213 members, all 2 of us with our 2 pipeliners, took some time to explain to the senior citizens, with the permission of the Staff and the Min of Health, what the virus entails and how they can protect themselves. Wel213 distributed 170 washable masks and hand sanitizers to the elderly and explained coupled with a demonstration on how to use the Masks and sanitizers. Yes this might sound stupid but the use of the mask can only be effective if used properly and when you know the do’s and don’ts. Wel213 distributed a 100 blankets valued at N$13500 ,170 NIP( Namibian Institute of Pathology) approved washable masks and 170 bottles liquid hand Sanitizer to the residents of the PPSP. With Masks being the new normal and our elderly being in the most vulnerable categories towards the Covid-19 pandemic it was a no brainer that Wel213 had to make sure that our elderly are guarded against it.

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