__MAIN_TEXT__
feature-image

Page 1

1|Page

#IMPACTFULCHANGE


From The Pres…

A big thank you….When my term started under the lockdown regulations we were worried about how soon we can actually start travelling and having physical meetings. And as time went on, I got more worried as the first round of Area meetings came around and they were all digital meetings. By the end of July I had not even received the Presidents Chain of Office. As August came around, we were able to have small, structured meetings and I was able to have my 1st Exec , and 1st Assco meetings, but the question remained if we would have full Area conferences at all this year. And if I would be able to visit any of the areas in my term. But some luck did come our way and we could start organizing conferences and bigger get togethers under rules and regulations. And so it started. An 11 week stretch of being away every weekend to some Area conference, meeting or Table event. And I want to thank each and every Area Chairman and Convenor did their utmost to accommodate myself and our Vice President Stefan Grobler by moving dates to fit our cramped calendar. Followed by a huge thank you to each area we visited. Making us feel so welcome and looked after. We had great fellowship and very constructive meetings while getting to know the areas and their Tablers up close and personal. That is a privilege that cannot be explained to anyone who has not travelled the whole country. We visited small towns that I would probably not have visited where it not for Table. We met the most wonderful friends and experienced so much. Beautiful country roads with the most beautiful scenery. Horrible roads with potholes the size of my car. Closed mountain passes that forced us to take the ‘scenic route’ and then ending up helping others who got stuck in the mud….who knew an Opel had 4x4 capabilities. Strange things to drink and eat….and sometimes just strange people. Weird and wonderful dress up parties. Rushing through Airports not to miss flights, and then empty airports with dodgy copassengers. Rain, shine, wind and storms. 4 seasons in a day, and then humidity that made you feel sticky like a lollipop in a 2 year olds’ hand. Baseball in the windiest city and revving a sports car like a racing driver….it wasn’t mine so I could drive it like a rental. Trying to buy a garage pie but having to wait for 00:00 – 00:30 “tea break” to finish. Feeling like a champ at 1 in the morning….and then feeling like a chump at 8….. Augrabies, Parys, Groblersdal, Vryburg, Aliwal North, Middelburg, Oudtshoorn, Port Elizabeth, Mtunzini, Yzerfontein and George…..Thank you. You helped make this year special and with such amazing positive meetings helped drive Impactful Change. Looking forward to visting Namibia and Frees State early in 2021. From myself and Tes-mari, Stefan and Vicky…Thank you RTSA for your hospitality and friendship. Yours In Table

2|Page

#IMPACTFULCHANGE


4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39.

Hochland 154 - 50th Charter Dinner Amanzimtoti 85 - Doonheights Primary School Welwitschia 213 – Excursion Hike Kenton 210 – Alan’s Advise – RTSA Trophies Pietersburg 22 – R2 Project Algoa 108 – Mandela Braai Day Harrismith 140 – Bucket project Boksburg 17 – BMG Welwitschia 213 – Jollie Ollie Sani 152 – Sani Directory Humansdorp/Jefferys Bay 252 – Story of a Pipeliner Divan Gerber Welkom 40 – Ficksburg 98 Raid Amanzimtoti 85 – Mass Raid Kenton 210 – Alan’s Advise – How to write a report PE West 142 – Cotswold Frail Care Home Boskburg 17 – Face Sheild Project Welkom 40 – FNB Bucket Project Sani 152 – Inductions Hochland 154 – Medic Rush Drop off Boksburg 17 – Bandana Mask Project EP AREA – Assisting 41er’s Pretoria 136 – Tri-Area BMG is coming Welkom 40 – Fellowship around the world Kenton 210 – Alan’s Advise – How to be an MC Amanzimtoti 85 – NSC AVC Official Raid Welwitschia 213 – Windhoek Raid Somerset 115 – Winter Knights Boksburg 17 – Winter Knights Welkom 40 – The Ability to Walk Sani 152 – Michele Pitman Fund Welwitschia 213 – MC-7 Soup Project Sandown 150 – Socks and Scarves Project Zwartkops 195 – Springbok for Spring day Amanzimtoti 85 – Umhlanga 155 Raid Kenton 210 – Alan’s Advise – Cory Library Namibia Area – Council Meeting 3|Page

#IMPACTFULCHANGE

-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


We had the great pleasure of hosting our 50th Charter event this year and what a year it was to turn 50. But before we talk about where we are, let’s reflect on where we came from. Hochland 154 was chartered on 10 October 1970, since then we have had 50 great years of service to our community, we were led by 46 distinguished individuals, sometimes they liked it so much they did it twice, Past Hochland 154 Chairmen: Jan van Gend 1968 Martin Fairon 1969 Derek Swart 1972 Mike Dyke 1973 Walter Bottger 1976 Charles Sellick 1977 Hugh Mortimer 1980 Andre Kriegler 1981 Udo Kannegiesser 1984 Bob Mould 1985 John Horne 1988 Andre Genis 1989 S Zapparoli 1992 Andre Genis 1992 Dieter Lehnerdt 1995 Andy Martin 1996 Sean Fallis 1999 Russell Paschke 2000 Sean Fallis 2003 Neil Salt 2004 Mike Bottger 2007 Steven Paschke 2008 Amit Mohan 2011 Jason Sivertsen 2012 Gerhard van Eeden 2015 Bruce Salt 2016 Stefan du Raan 2019

Bains van Eyssen 1970 Mikey Hall 1974 Peter Dahl 1978 Allan Walkden-Davis 1982 Alan Hattle 1986 Danie van Niekerk 1990 Richard Pfohl 1993 Russell Collins 1997 Stephen Leicher 2001 Shaun Finch 2005 Derek MacKinnon 2009 Tega Shiimi-ya-Shiimi 2013 Basson van Rooyen 2017

Richard Ford 1971 Robbie Gamsu 1975 Hardy Bohm 1979 John Horne 1983 Adrian Cashman 1987 Deon Pretorius 1991 Rory Wolhuter 1994 Charl van Wyngaarden 1998 Eghard Visser 2002 Tinus Hansen 2006 Jens Unterlerchner 2010 Vaja Zatjirua 2014 Gerhard van Eeden 2018

We have had numerous projects, events, socials and fun times all in the name of Roundtable and all with the goal of trying to live the aims and objects of this wonderful organisation. We have changed lives inside and outside of table and we would like to think for the better. We have built friendships and relationships over the years and we have been given a platform to do so, and we have made it our own. Today Hochland 154 has 7 active tablers, and we strive to uphold the values and traditions left behind by the previous tablers and we hope we can transfer it to a new generation when we leave. From Left to Right: Nrupesh Soni, Sathy Thambapilai, Alwyn de Wet(Honorary Member), Stefan Du Raan, Iain Wait, Eduard Gous, Basson van Rooyen and Matthew Vujizena(Pipeliner) We had a great evening to reflect on our past, share stories and have a great party to celebrate our history together. We had tablers from Namibia sharing in our experience from three of the four other tables in Namibia. We had the Namibian Area Chairman, Mr Loubser Rousseau in attendance. We had 41’ers in attendance including the great honour in having one of the founding members of Hochland 154, Mr Jerome Davis, present at the event and he was also able to share some of his stories with us. This goes to show, no matter how far you’ve come, you must always remember who got you there. May Hochland 154 be able to have its centenary in 50 years time, and going by what we got to experience at the 50 th, its going to be one “helluva” milestone to celebrate. Chairman 2020/21, Eduard Gous Hochland 154

4|Page

#IMPACTFULCHANGE


Happy Days!!! Round Table Amanzimtoti with the assistance and support from our brothers at Round Table Westville, we delivered top quality school desks and chairs to a well deserving school in the local Amanzimtoti (Seadoone) area. These pre-owned desks and chairs where sent to us all the way from Europe and are still in very good condition, for many more good years of utilization! We just want to thank everyone involved in making this handover possible and trust this small deed will go a long way to assist with better educating the young and upcoming minds for many years to come. Well done! #proudtobeatabler #impactfulchange #roundtableamanzimtoti

5|Page

#IMPACTFULCHANGE


Wel213 had a quick but fruitful excursion on Sunday the 4th of October 2020. 41ér Ricardo Doiseb was persistent, while we were on or way back from a distribution, to show us a place we had never seen before. The Wel213 gents took this as a quick excursion and we headed towards Pioneers Park. It was a bit dodgy when Ricardo went off road and through a gravel back road to what seems to be a very densely vegetated area. Romeo and Chesley who were seated at the back referred to some horror movies and made sure their locations were pinged to their other devices…just in case they said… The vegetation become quite dense and we were unable to see what could be so “cool” about the ‘spot’ were where heading to…until the narrow road filled with tree stumps and litter revealed a beautiful view of a lake. We were astounded by the lake as all of us drive past it perhaps everyday and we could have never thought that there was anything like this in that location. The lake is formed from a river that used to run through that area as one can see with the man-made channel for the river leading out of the area. In the middle of the lake wat looks to be a man-made island with a narrow moat running around the island also man made. After we took in the scenery Ricardo took out some black bags and we went to work on the area we had incumbent and picked up the trash in a small area we were able to walk in. This place can be such a beautiful scene with less or no rubbish laying around. We filled about 5 black bags and where we stood it looked a bit better…the gents all voted that Chesley be the one to take out the bottles in the lake…something about built in floating mechanisms…but this was thankfully left for another day. There is still a lot to be done in that area but we would need to 1 st find out more about the property we as Wel213 has taken it upon ourselves to see what we can do to if any to make this place more person friendly and less of a rubbish dump. Like all great table excursions, it started with an unknown road, showing no signs of desirability to be on the excursion and ending in a beautiful view, learning something new and doing our part to make where ever we are just a little bit better… Here’s to hoping that City of Windhoek gives us more info in the “Spot” already named “The 213 Lake” …

6|Page

#IMPACTFULCHANGE


RTSA TROPHIES

Apex Gavel The Associations of Apex Clubs presented to RTSA a "Whopper Gavel" which is presented each year as a Trophy to the Table best represented at the RTSA Annual General Meeting. The formula which is adopted in awarding the trophy is as follows: Number of Members present divided by the Table Membership multiplied by one (1) plus the distance travelled over the shortest route by the main roads divided by one thousand (1000). This somewhat complicated formula was arrived at to reduce the advantage which would otherwise accrue to Clubs whose Members travel vast distances to the Meeting. Derek Wedekind Trophy The Bird, presented by Derek Wedekind, is presented at RTSA to the Table which in the opinion of the Association IRO, has done the most for International Relations, over the past twelve (12) months. Past President’s Award for Tabler of the Year At the Sea Point Annual General Meeting in 1969, Noggs Newman, the first President of RTSA, announced the introduction of a Past President Trophy which would be awarded at future AGM’s to the Tabler who, in the discretion of the Association President at the time, had rendered particularly outstanding service to the Association. He contributed twenty rand (R20) to a fund (to which all succeeding Past Presidents are similarly required to contribute one hundred rand (R100)), the interest on which is used to purchase a suitable gift for presentation to the winning Tabler. President’s Award for Table of the Year As with the President’s Award for the Tabler of the Year, the Past President’s Award for the Table of the Year is awarded to the Table who, in the discretion of the Association President at the time, had rendered particularly outstanding service to the Association. The recipient Table is handed a framed Certificate for this award. The Speakers Cup This trophy was presented by Past President Francois Marais and is to be presented annually at the AGM to any speaker from the floor who, in the sole discretion of the President, makes the most important contribution to the AGM. The President shall take into consideration such factors as eloquence, humour, speech, content, and originality in arriving at his decision. Mike Kantor Trophy This trophy is annually presented to a Table who in the discretion of the President had the most outstanding Community service project during the year. Tables are required to submit written reports to the President of the community service projects undertaken by them.

7|Page

#IMPACTFULCHANGE


What started out to just a small project contribution turn out to be a bigger project than expected. Covid -19 disrupted most of our project throughout the year like A -Le-Cart and the Round Table 22 & Toyota Golf day. We had to make way for some new innovation and ways of giving back to the community.The idea of the Two Rand Project was to do small project with an expected income of R5000 -R10000 and to donate to one of the chosen charities on our list in Polokwane. The Two Rand Project turn out to be a big success with an R25 855 of non-perishable food items collected at the Pick & Pay Cycad center Polokwane.The project started at 27 August in the late morning around 10am -4pm the afternoon. The public was very generous and some of the PnP clients came out with Trollies full of Non- perishable Goods. We were fortunate enough to very generous sponsors like Rose assistance that sponsored the Two Rand Project and the tickets explaining what our project is all about. In the beginning of the day not all of the Tabler’s were very keen to assist and ask the customers for of non-perishable food parcels, but as the day moved onwards the job got easier. So many people were willing to give for those in need that asking for help was not that bad after all. The Two Rand Project of non-perishable food parcels was sponsored to the Martha Hofmeyer Old age home and they were very humble happy and fortunate to receive such and sponsor. Tableting is all about learning and improving yourself and making and Impact full change in others people’s lives. Adapt Adopt Improve.

8|Page

#IMPACTFULCHANGE


v

We at Algoa 108 had to think outside the box for some much needed funds for the Winter Knights this year. Mandela Day was looming and South Africa was still under Lockdown. With the Endless support from Chris at Acres Spar and our trusty local wood supplier, we decided to arrange a “Steak & Wood” collection drive-thru fund raiser at the Parks Rugby Club. We managed to make a profit of Eight Thousand Rand (R 8 000.00) selling Eighty-Eight (88) Bags of Wood and an awesome Three Hundred and forty (340) Braai packs. We were fortunate enough to be spoilt with some great winter weather and some cold ones for the day of the Drive-thru, while making some new friends and seeing some old one’s during the collection. All participants were encouraged to upload their fun filled braai pictures onto Algoa 108’s Facebook page. The person with the best picture was spoilt to winning a R500 Gift Voucher from Acres Spar. We were able to make good use of the proceeds of the day, by handing over:  Two Thousand Rand’s (R 2 000.00) worth of Food Parcels to Twinkle Twinkle Children’s Home  Two Thousand Rand’s (R 2 000.00) worth of Ingredients to Margaret’s Soup Kitchen  Two Thousand Rand’s (R 2 000.00) worth of Food Parcels to Quadriplegic Association of South Africa  Thousand Six Hundred Rand’s (R 1 600.00) worth of Dog Food and Blankets to SPCA Uitenhage After the project, some members got together for some fellowship and celebrated Mandela Day in true South Africa fashion…by joining in the fun with our own braai and well deserved drinks to end of a great day. We would like to thank Chris from Acres Spar and each and every Friend, Family member and Tabler that supported us on this Day. YIT Paul Ferreia Vice Chairman 2020/21

9|Page

#IMPACTFULCHANGE


During the weekend of 9th and 10th of October 2020 Harrismith 140 distributed food parcels as part of the Free State Area FNB bucket project. Various food items were donated by kind-hearted community members in order to expand and maximize the impact of each of the food parcels donated to the less fortunate. The parcels were delivered to the residences of the identified families or distributed to respectable people in order to ensure that the parcels reached the correct people.

10 | P a g e

#IMPACTFULCHANGE


BMG 2020, the legendary trifecta of the Bushveld, Mpumalanga and Gauteng Area tables meeting once a year. This was definitely one of the best, hosted by Middelburg 126. All we can say is Wow gents, well done on organising a fantastic event. Most tablers have been longing for some sense of fellowship and fun and this year definitely did not disappoint. Not only were we lucky enough to have quorum from Boksburg 17 but we were extremely honoured to have our newest member, Kevin Gilmartin, being inducted by the President himself. The meetings were well attended with phenomenal gees, we also managed to raid our brothers from Barberton 67, gents we look forward to hosting and returning your gazebo to you. A massive thank you to all the gentlemen that attended and to Middelburg 126, great work gentlemen, we are ecstatic that you are up and running full steam again. 11 | P a g e

#IMPACTFULCHANGE


Wel213 got an invite (in my time the 1st of its kind) to attend the famous WHK34 Jollie Ollie social at Ian Pienaar’s house at Elissenheim estates. I have been waiting for a long time to attend this event and also learn what its all about. The Jollie Ollie as you might have guessed is a statue of an Elephant modified to be a snuff machine. This gets sent around from member to member and each member when receiving it hosts a social where all club members and 41érs are invited to witness the handing over of the Jollie Ollie… The members of WHK34 who receives it must make the time and effort to liaise with next person who is supposed to receive it. The Jollie Ollie is meant to allow tablers the opportunity to socialize with each other on a one on one bases or as a group. This in turn affords each member in the club to get to know each other better and know where they live. This is a great way of encouraging fellowship and endeavors for the club members to become more entwined with each other. The fact that ladies are part of the experience makes it a family orientated event and allows for the legs to also have a break from the hussle and bustle of everyday life. The Jolie Ollie also has a catch to it as each receiving member must ensure that its is passed on to the next member before the next Business meeting. If not done then that members gets charged N$100.00 per week until it moves to the next member. I asked what the highest fine was in the history of Jollie Ollie but the gents are tight lipped…lol… It was a great experience for Wel213 and my wife being part of this culture for the night and also visiting Ian at his home for the 1st time… What made it even better as that WB36’s Leigh Westerdale and his lovely wife Nicole was also present giving us some much-needed time to catch up after the long lockdown. My 1st Jollie Ollie what a great experience…

12 | P a g e

#IMPACTFULCHANGE


Our https://saniroundtable.co.za/ directory website has continued to grow and we have had to employ a person to run the marketing and maintenance of the site, this has already improved the workings of the site and we hope to start generating an income from the advertising soon. We will also use it as a platform to share the Sani 152 story and drive the #impactfulchange message. We are still continuing the hard copy directory and we held our annual directory auction on Friday the 2nd October. The auction is normally held on the Underberg Agricultural Show weekend however it was cancelled thanks to “the Covid�. In a short amount of time our Chair and VC put in a lot of work to get all the local businesses to attend and what a success it was. A sponsored supper and open bar made for a very festive occasion and the advertising was sold for a record R221 000, a tremendous amount given the current situation. It was clear to see that the community is positive about the future and still as strong as ever.

13 | P a g e

#IMPACTFULCHANGE


Having randomly heard about Round Table in my early twenties I had no idea what it was and at that stage in my life didn’t bother to find out, luckily with age and life experience came some wisdom as well. I got my first exposure to Round Table in November ’18 as a guest at the meeting. You could sense a bit of awkwardness in the atmosphere – people tend to initially think that being in a wheelchair means you’re either a bit slow in the head or contagious and in those initial interactions you see them trying to figure out how to approach you. Luckily the guys kept an open mind and in March ’19 I became a Pipe-liner. As a Pipe-liner I contributed to projects where I could, witnessed a couple of inductions & a resignation and inherited some of the Table admin. When the subject of Induction was raised, I indicated to the guys that we should wait a bit as I still wanted to make sure what exactly I’m letting myself in for. I didn’t want to commit to something I wasn’t sure about. I also informed them of what my shortcomings would be in terms of Tabling and what I knew of it at that stage. I attended my first EP Area event at the July ‘19 Winter Conference in Cradock. Here I got to experience the social side of Table with a couple of 41ers making sure I was welcome. The opening of the meeting was about all I saw of the formalities. This was also my first formal introduction to the Sergeant, as during a smoke break, he issued me with a “straf” that I’m still not sure what it was for. Along came the November ’19 EP Area Spring conference. Here I attempted to pay more attention to what was being discussed, as I’ve realized it’s not just fun & games – there’s a formal side to this as well. I was told afterwards to never expect such a quick meeting again, it only went that fast to make sure we didn’t miss the World Cup final. The attending faces became familiar and here and there a name or two stuck in my head.

Divan Gerber

A decision was due – do I join or not. Knowing that I have commitment issues, I had to make sure. I figured that any way to meet new people was a good thing and the social aspect of it has up to that point been enjoyable. And one can always acquire some knowledge through the experience. The opportunity to contribute to helping others hit it home for me. When I faced the biggest obstacle of my life it was the help and support received from friends, family and complete strangers that got me through it – here I would get the opportunity to contribute to making a difference other people’s lives, and knowing how far a little help and support can go I could not let the opportunity pass. On 07 January 2020 I was inducted as a member of Round Table Jeffreys Bay / Humansdorp 252 by the Chairman who was also the member who introduced me to Round Table. While I will not be the greatest Tabler ever, I aim to contribute to making a better society with other like-minded young men while enjoying the fellowship and camaraderie. Yours In Table Divan Gerber Secretary 2020/2021

14 | P a g e

#IMPACTFULCHANGE


Now Ficksburg 98 might be a quieter table now that Andries Opperman has crossed over to the 41ers side but when they raid they do leave a mark or a hole in one’s clubhouse which is just what they did on 15 October2020. However Adries Opperman aka ‘Skaaphond’ made sure that he is not forgotten so he tagged along Ficksburg 98 to raid Welkom 40 during their Area Chairman’s annual visit to Welkom 40. The meeting was a great reminder of why we do table because we had 41ers, Ficksburg 98, Bloemfontein 158, guests and our Area Chairman present, each making a contribution to make table better and to allow us to learn from each other so that the communities we serve benefits from our actions. As said in the previous paragraph apart from Ficksburg stealing out hearts with the presence they did leave a whole in the Welkom 40 clubhouse by raiding a WHOLE 2 x 1 metre table. But we know that this could only have been the scheming plans of Skaaphond, but we will retrieve what is ours.

15 | P a g e

#IMPACTFULCHANGE


Another successful and truly great Round Table Toti85 fellowship event was hosted at the Round Table Amanzimtoti clubhouse situated by the Amanzimtoti Sports Centre on 13 October 2020 . We had the great privilege and pleasure of hosting 43 gentlemen on what we call a “Mass Raid� to visit Round Table Amanzimtoti .We also had a total of 9 new guests out of the 43 men that joined us for our social meeting and duly experienced what Round Table is all about, the good we do for our communities and the great fun we have doing it! All three KZN Areas of Round Table (South Coast, North Coast and Drakensburg) were represented at this social evening and we would like to Thank everyone that attended, especially the following clubs and their members that were present: RT Kokstad, RT Margate, RT Sheppie, RT Westville, RT Kloof, RT Umhlanga, RT Hilton, the 41ers, Toti Lions and last but not least, all our New Guests that decided to join us. We also inducted a new member into the RT Amanzimtoti fold and we officially welcome Tiaan Opperman into the Round Table Family, well done, you earned it Round Table Amanzimtoti appreciates all the support and we hope everyone had loads of fun as much as we did hosting everyone! Until the next one... Thank you

16 | P a g e

#IMPACTFULCHANGE


How to write a Report Often in Round Table, you will be asked to write a report either about a Project you have convened, or a raid you took part in, or just a round-up for your Area Magazine or the Inkundla. Most guys will simply give up before they start, but if you want to smash it out of the park, here are some tips for your next attempt: 1. This isn’t one of those essays you had to write in detention at school, so don’t try to squeeze as many words in as possible with no punctuation, or worse, all in CAPS 2. Make it interesting—add some info which made the project/trip/raid fun for you. Maybe you tried to overtake a slow moving truck, only to discover it was stopping at the road works! 3. Add a picture or two—it makes it personal and we can picture what the report is telling us 4. Avoid bad language or that photo of Jim doing something unsavoury. You don’t know who all will read your report and it might offend someone (sorry Jim) 5. Use your own language—don’t add big words to make it sound “lanie”. Tell it your way and the story will become yours And finally, enjoy doing it. You are telling your Club’s story to the world.

17 | P a g e

#IMPACTFULCHANGE


Request for assistance from Cotswold Frail Care Home came through from the Round Table EP Area Facebook page. Round Table PE West 142 was quick on it and make contact with the home to better understand the operations and their needs. Cotswold Frail Care Home was established by Sr Ellen whom has been into nursing her entire career and for love of caring she started the home in her house in the residential area of Cotswold Port Elizabeth. Members of Round Table PE West 142 were touched by the amazing work Sr Ellen and her caregivers are doing all by themselves. One could sense the love and pride! As an NGO the home is dependent on sponsors to care for the elderly, Round Table PE West 142 thought it well to assist them under our “Ubuntu” project the table was running within the early stages of the lockdown. Members voted in to assist the home with non-perishable food, toiletries and cleaning goods worth R4000.00. They were overwhelmed and grateful for the assistance, they knew that we were going to assist but not to this extent. I quote the below message received. “We so so thankful for the person you are you blessed us and our old age home ...you and the team will be blessed no amount of words can express our gratitude ...and then you very much for the vouchers it's going to help me and my family thank you again. God bless, me and Sr Ellen were in tears because of joy” Round Table PE West 142 went a little further and assisted the caregivers to show appreciation for what they are doing and donated a R2000 voucher to each of the them. We as a table are looking at supporting the home on an annual basis were we can, this might include running specific projects for them. Round Table PE West 142 will also assist with designing and installing signage outside the home. Pienaar Allers Round Table PE West 142 Vice Chairman

18 | P a g e

#IMPACTFULCHANGE


Round Table Boksburg 17, launched a Face Shield project to assist Frontline healthcare workers with Protective Face Shields to assist during the Covid-19 pandemic.We shared this project through our Community and Round Table channels to assist with fundraising in order for us to purchase and distribute as many Face Shields as possible. We received amazing support from our fellow Round Tables, namely, Round Table Krugersdorp 48 who distributed to several clinics within their community and Round Table Roodepoort 162i who donated their Face Shields to the Gateway Village in Roodepoort. We also received some great support from our local community which then enabled Round Table Boksburg 17 to donate Face Shields to the Boksburg Civic Clinic who were in dire need. In total our combined efforts saw us raising R9400 which allowed us to purchase 190 high quality protective face shields for frontline healthcare workers. We would like to thank our community and fellow Round Tables for their support and allowing Round Table Boksburg 17 to continue making a difference in our community 19 | P a g e

#IMPACTFULCHANGE


Most of South Africa has gone back to the new normal and for some of that it means wearing face masks in public and everywhere you enter of move in public you have to sanitize and get your temperature taken. However for millions of South Africans the new normal is to be able to put food on the table and to make sure that your family does not go hungry. The extended national lockdown’s effects are still being felt by so many South Africans around the world and we tablers from the Free State are so grateful for First National Bank that teamed up with the Free State Area with the Bucket Project. Their customers make a donation towards First National Bank and they disburse the donations to our area and we get to help those in need in our communities. Welkom 40 was able to help more than just that that have been allocated to us to disburse because Pick ‘n Pay Odendaalsrus helped us to compile 18 buckets that we could disbursed. We were able to help families and organizations from Hennenman, Odendaalsrus, Bronville and Welkom.

20 | P a g e

#IMPACTFULCHANGE


We are proud to announce that we inducted 2 new members into the Sani fold in August. Bud Manthe was inducted at the evening function following the Michele Pitman golf day, a great evening to end a fantastic fundraiser. Thanks to our NSCA and Drak brothers that joined us on the day. Mike Beghin was inducted at the Underberg Country Club at the Drak 250 Off-road Race evening function. Lots of fellowship and a good time had by all. Highlight of the evening was an ex Tabler challenging Mike to a downdown compo, which netted us a 20k donation. Both these guys have been involved in all our projects this year and bring real value to RTSA, we are proud to have them officially join us. 21 | P a g e

#IMPACTFULCHANGE


Hochland 154 had to test Tables motto “Adopt,Adapt and Improve” to the fullest during the 2020 calender. Our medic rush project was no exception. Who would have known a global pandemic would bring a medical project to its knees, but these are the times we as tablers need to shine. As you might know our annual Medic Rush project comprises of a trip to a secluded area in need of medical attention. We as tablers and a group of doctors and nurses then spend between 3-5 days in the community having medical check-ups done, handing out medication and even on occasion we have an optometrist with and we can provide eye care as well. The group can be anything from 45 to 80 people strong. And then COVID hits, social distancing, hard lockdowns and travel restrictions. You would never have been able to convince anyone about what 2020 had in store for us, but we had to adopt to its challenges. As such we abandoned the old concept and adopted a new one which could fit into our new world. Instead of a group of 45-80, we were a group of 11. Instead of doctors, we were just tablers. But instead of doing nothing we still managed to provide the communities of Tses, Berseba and Klein Vaal Gras with much needed supplies. We could not provide the normal medical care we have been used to but we provided hand sanitizer dispensers to each location, with the sanitizer to use. We provided cleaning materials for the clinics, food for the communities and clothing and blankets for those in need. We changed the 5 day clinic set-ups to a weekend drop-off. We also supplied food and blankets to the Koës community. This is what table does, we make impactful change by giving our time to address a need in places where others might not be able to, and to add we have a hell of a time doing it. We took our kids and wives on the trip and it ended up being just the social a social distancing world needed. What will 2021 hold, we do not know, but this year proved the Medic Rush project will survive even in a world reeling from its own medical problems.

22 | P a g e

#IMPACTFULCHANGE


With Covid 19 hitting our shores, we found that we had excess Bandanas from the Sunflower foundation. One of our Tablers came up with the idea of us using these old bandanas and converting them to reusable face masks. We contacted the Sunflower foundation for their blessing to this as they are quite recognisable, they were quite impressed and gave us the go ahead. The idea was we sell a mask for R50, and that then enables us to donate a mask to someone less fortunate. We raised just short of R5000 which then enabled us to distribute 130 masks to those less fortunate. 23 | P a g e

#IMPACTFULCHANGE


Round table is an amazing organisation to be part of, we a make such a huge difference in our communities with some amazing project throughout the year. To say goodbye to this organisation must be really tough, as when you turn 40 you become a 41er and you become a forefather for the organisation. I am really proud of what Round table South Africa has done for a Zwartkops 195 Legend and 41 er. Johann Swanepoel was a great taber, never complained and was always the first to put his hand up to assist in any project and function. Johan loved his socials, and was always the life of the party. Johan is the type of person that always goes the extra mile – we once asked him to assist us with a few ideas on how to build a raft for our annual river raft race. The next thing I received photos of the raft that he had built! This man built the raft and lent Zwartkops 195 his trailer to transport it all the way to Kenton-on-Sea. Johann and Valarie were expecting and were so excited to meet little Mini Johnn Swanepoel ( Future Tabler ). Mini Johan was born on 19 May 2020 pre- mature. Unfortunately due to this, he needed to be in ICU for a couple of days and this was not possible as the hospital was needing funds to the value of R 48k to keep him there. Johan Cheetah Bruwer, our current E.P Area Chairman, put a call out to all of the tables across the country on 22 June at 09:00 to see if we can assist the Swanepoel family with some funds. To all of our surprise, by the end of day funds to the value of R102 252.63 were received from tables all over the county and 41 ers . A big thank you to all of the below listed people/ tables that donated funds to assist the Swanepoel family. Round tablers are always ready to help the people in our communities and it really makes me feel proud of the organisation we are involved in when we can help one of our own. It is a massive privilege to be a tabler. Good luck to the Swanepoel family and I look forward to seeing “mini Johann” becoming a tabler like his father one day YIT Duncan “Gnome” Morris Trunk tales Editor 2020/2021

24 | P a g e

#IMPACTFULCHANGE


PRETORIA 136

TRI-AREA

BMG is coming With no physical meetings, no fellowship, for the past 7-odd months, the only way of seeing your Fellow Tabler, your Fellow Brother was having a digital meeting on Zoom. This was not what I had expected after being inducted in March of this year and wanting to have thrown myself into some Fellowship and travel. No one had seen this coming or had been prepared not to be able to drive #ImpactfulChange. With doubt in our minds regarding what the future was holding, the news came that we would be able to start having physical meetings again and that we would be able to travel again…which meant BMG 2020 was going to take place! The words all Tablers were longing to hear: BMG 2020 is coming! What a BMG this was! Congratulations to Middelburg 126 on hosting this year’s BMG and given the uncertainty of not knowing if BMG would even happen, I want to applaud you on the event well hosted. The weekend of 25-27 September had arrived and BMG 2020 kicked off. The feeling of excitement and anticipation could have compared to the feeling of a World Cup Final. BMG just being a little more special and more exhilarating knowing you will be seeing your brothers, sharing stories and having #alloutfellowship. Myself and (one of our Pipeliners at that time), Wian Vogel, arrived on the 26th September with one goal in mind…we were going to make this an unforgettable BMG…and so it was. Little did he know that he would be inducted into the Greatest Young Men’s Origination that weekend! With me introducing him to Table this was truly a moment I wanted to cherish knowing that not just after 20 years of friendship, we will now be Tabling together, driving #ImpactfulChange and changing the world for one individual at a time. Welcome Wian Vogel! Now, not just a life-long friend but as a Brother standing next to me, serving the community. Welcome to Pretoria 136. #136Made Yours in Table Blikkies Jacobs Pretoria 136

25 | P a g e

#IMPACTFULCHANGE


Welkom 40 took the initiative to do a bit of a different ‘progressive dinner’ this year. The old tradition is that the tablers and their partners spilt into smaller groups and then you travel to other tablers houses to have a starter at one tabler’s house, the main course at another and then the whole table ends at the clubhouse to finish the night off. This year Welkom 40 Socials Convener Robby du Plessis decided because we have not had enough socials in this year which had 675 days that we will have all the meals together. And what not a better theme than to celebrate the cultures from around the world because we were and are still unite in fighting this pandemic. Each table family had to prepare a drink, dish or dessert, a song and dressed up like a country that they picked out of a hat. The countries represented were South Africa, Italy, China, Mexico, India, France, Brazil, Germany, Portugal and Vietnam. Hennie and Nadia Breytenbach who represented Mexico won the prize for best dress. Stephan Theunissen aka MC for the night and Charne van Der Merwe who represented Brazil won the prize for best country representation. Rudolf and Adel Helm who represented South Africa won the prize for the best food and who can argue about a ‘lekker’ melktertjie shot, boerewors and ‘paptert’. It might have been a night of social and reconnecting with our fellow tabler families and partners but this might have given birth to new potential future project for Welkom 40

26 | P a g e

#IMPACTFULCHANGE


How to be an MC Some tips if you are asked to be a Master of Ceremonies at a function: •

Plan the event with timing (3 mins per speech, 20 mins starter, 30 mins main course, 20 mins dessert etc.)

Chat to the DJ, the Caterer and the hosts and make sure they all know who you are and arrange signals in advance

Get a clear understanding of what the hosts expect from you and the names of people giving speeches.

Make sure the people giving speeches know their cues, and prep them in advance

Avoid long-winded jokes and get the formalities done as soon as possible

Be yourself and relax!

27 | P a g e

#IMPACTFULCHANGE


Awesome first official raid for Toti85 after the first few intense Covid19 pandemic lockdown levels!!! Round Table manzimtoti had the great privilege of joining the NSC Area Vice Chairman (Mr. Matthew Helm) officially on the first raid for 2020 to visit our brothers, “the Vikings up on the hill� Round Table Westville189. Much responsible fellowship was enjoyed and we also saw members from Round Table Kloof as well as the NNC Area Chairman himself (Mr. Cameron Day) join us all together at this great event Great evening indeed enjoyed by all that attended in true NSCA style as always ,Until the next one and good to be back on track again!!! Toti85 you biscuit

28 | P a g e

#IMPACTFULCHANGE


Wel213 sized the moment when Lockdown was lifted in Mid-September this year to raid every clubs meeting that was possible and we started with WHK34’s October Business Meeting on the 12 th of October 2020. It has been a harsh couple of months with lockdown rules hampering the way things are normally done. Wel213 made it a point to get out there and raid after the lockdown was lifted. It was great to see the faces again with in real life and well there was a time you wondered where the mute button was as your so use to that on Zoom. The meeting was ruled with an Iron fist by the SGT Frikkie and he made sure everyone kept inline so as to handle business swiftly. The motions for changes in RTSA rules was discussed and that took some time but in general the meeting went swiftly. The chairman closed the meeting and it was evident that the Gents was a bit hungry for a ‘Kuier’ as no curfew was there to put a damper on a few cold ones and chat at the bar. The Sgt even made sure that no one leaves to early. What a joy to have back physical meetings and see the gents shake an elbow and just generally be able to speak without a delay and no signal drops…lol…I digress. WHK 34 has had a few setbacks with the Covid regulations but the gents are eager to make up for it during the remainder of the year and especially next year. Wel213 signing off till the next raid…

29 | P a g e

#IMPACTFULCHANGE


The men from 113 Somerset East have been busy the last few months, operating hard in their area. With Covid having millions on their knees and getting the best of most of us. With no social gatherings the way of getting an income for the Table is very challenging nowadays. Donation and open hearts go a long way, one of our biggest fund raisers was just before Covid struck so we were lucky. We received a call from our local orphanage in big need of shoes for the kids. As Somerset is known for extremely cold winter's you can't go without a pair of shoes. We had a meeting and started putting ideas together on how, what and when. We decided on sneakers as it is something that's like a DKW (Dans, kerk en werk) and the kids are able to use it everywhere. We donated 19 pairs of shoes together with baby clothing and winter jackets for the kids sponsored by a very generous person. While we were unpacking all the shoes on the table the kids stood around us in awe. The facial expression was priceless and the appreciation was overwhelming, Tabling keeps you humble! YIT Stefan Du Plessis

30 | P a g e

#IMPACTFULCHANGE


One of our favourite projects, Winter Knights. With efforts through our social media channels, newspaper articles, generous donations were received from a former Boksburg 17 member and local community members. We collected R97 000 worth of warm clothing and blankets, R300 deposit which went towards non-perishables as well as R200 worth of bread loafs. A total of R97500.00 was raised during this year’s campaign. These were all distributed to destitute with the Boksburg community as well as families that had sent us pleas.

31 | P a g e

#IMPACTFULCHANGE


Every day a lot of us struggle to get out of bed because we just do not want go to the gym or when we can just walk down the road to the quickly pop into the shop to get milk not realizing the gift we all just do not appreciate enough. The ability of walking or being able to move around without struggle is sometimes a blessing that we do not always appreciate and grasp the impact of not being able to move around freely like you are used to or currently can do. This blessing of movability can be taken away from us in a wink of an eye and I think move of us are not prepared for it when it happens. Tillie that works in at a center in Welkom that takes care of elderly people contacted Welkom 40 about Oom Jan* that suffers from extreme emphysema struggles to move around and a walking frame would give him the dignity to be able to move around more freely. Hennie Breytenbach reached out to Tillie and Oom Jan to bring him the much needed walking frame. *Oom Jan is not his real name.

32 | P a g e

#IMPACTFULCHANGE


The 2nd of October 2020 was a very significant day in the life of Michele Pitman - she completed her final radiation treatment at Hilton Life Hospital.Michele was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer and started chemo treatment at Greys Hospital in Pietermaritzburg, it came to light that the state hospital facilities weren’t going to be able to do it in the required time frame and Michele had to go the private route. She is without a medical aid and Sani 152 had to help. Michele needed an urgent operation followed by some intense radiation sessions We got together on the 22nd July to see what we could do to help ease the financial burden that was facing Michele and her partner Neil. A substantial amount of money was required and we would need the backing of the entire community. We decided to go with an online Facebook auction, raffle and a golf day. The community came to the fore and we were inundated with all manner of prizes to use in the three fundraisers. 59 items went up on the auction and it was a hit with the community, some good banter and competition as people placed their bids on a variety of items. At the same time we ran a raffle for a weekend stay in Underberg with some real nice activities and it didn’t take long to reach the 100 ticket limit. On Women’s Day we held a Pink Golf Day at the Underberg Country Club and again the support was fantastic, 84 golfers had a great day even though the wind was howling. We are grateful to the UCC who allowed us the use of their facilities for free and are excited to announce that they have agreed to make it an annual tournament every Women’s Day. This has been an incredible experience to be a part of and more than R500 000 has been banked in the Sani 152 account; this was from the Sani 152 fundraisers and many cash donations. Support came from far and wide as people spread across the globe contacted us to do their bit. A real community effort and a humbling experience for us to be a part of, it just goes to show the high regard that people have for Michele and Neil. We are truly privileged to live in a community like this. There are too many people for us to thank individually and we are grateful to everyone who contributed in any way to this incredible initiative. Michele and Neil are overwhelmed by the support they have received and are eternally grateful to every single person that has been a part of this journey. At this stage there appears to be surplus cash and there has been a conversation with Michele about setting up a trust of sorts for the next time someone in our community needs help - another legacy being created by Round Table. On the weekend following her final radiation session we received this message from Michele: I made it đ&#x;˜ , Chemotherapy ✅, Surgery ✅, Radiation ✅, Healthy Whole and Complete ✅ .Thank you to all of you who walked this path with me...... I would not have been able to do it without your support. Grateful beyond wordsđ&#x;’œđ&#x;Œťđ&#x;’œ Much love Michele‌Tabler and Proud...‌. Nuff said.

33 | P a g e

#IMPACTFULCHANGE


Wel213 did our WK2020 distribution on Sunday 20 September 2020 at the MC-7 soup kitchen. Wel213 was able to see the need for utensils at the soup kitchen and Wel213 along with 41ér Ricardo Doiseb took some of our personal funds and tried to alleviate the need a little. Wel213 had purchased proper washable plastic forks, knives and spoons for the 120 odd children who are fed from the soup kitchen. Our 41’er Ricardo Doiseb purchased 3 large plastic bowls to be used for cleaning utensils, 120 deep plastic plates for the kids to eat out of. Wel213 had delivered this to MC-7 Soup Kitchen on the 4th of October and we were overwhelmed with the kid’s response who had to share plates and utensils for this whole time. Considering the Covid pandemic and then think of how you tell 2 kids not to share anything to avoid infections while this might be the only meal they receive for the day…good luck with that… This is the reason why Wel213 had stepped in to allow those kids to have their food given in their own plate and use their own utensils and in so doing minimize the possibility of spread of infection. This might not be a big project but we tried to do our part to minimize the spread of infection and allowing for a safer environment in which to serve these kids with the much-needed food. Total expenditure of about N$2000.00 on all utensils distributed and 8 man hours spent on project, the joy it brought was priceless.

34 | P a g e

#IMPACTFULCHANGE


How is it that putting on a pair of funky bright socks can immediately lift your mood? We don’t have the qualifications to delve too deep into that, but what we can say is that we’re extremely proud to report back on our successful launch of limited edition RTSA-branded Happy Socks and ladies’ scarves. What started as a limited edition run of 100 pairs of socks soon turned into (still limited edition) 300 pairs due to the great demand, with the socks being bought globally as far as France and Germany. Creating the fashionable chiffon scarves bearing the Rondel was an idea brought up by our ladies, they are available in two colours and are (reportedly) incredibly versatile. All proceeds from the socks and scarves will be put towards Sandown’s Charity funds. We look forward to reporting back on how by proudly wearing our RTSA socks and scarves, we can too help those who need it most. To enquire about our socks or scarves, please email us at regalia@rtsandown150.co.za

35 | P a g e

#IMPACTFULCHANGE


Zwartkops 195 recently ran a phenomenally successful “Springbok for Spring day raffle”, all in aid of Missionvale in Port Elizabeth. As we know, Covid times has forced us to think outside the box, and our very own Duncan “G-Nome” Morris, came up with and ran this awesome project! The support was incredible as ticket purchasers where most probably drooling at the prospect of winning a large amount of the best Droewors from Adelaide! Missionvale Care Centre is a non-profit organisation operating in the township of Missionvale in Port Elizabeth. This organisation has been close to our heart as one of our 41’rs, Paul Bonus’s wife works at the centre. Linda Bonus informed us that the centre was in desperate need of blankets, so the decision was made that proceeds from this project would be used to purchase and donate blankets to the Care Centre. Zwartkops went into full swing with our tablers, legs and 41’rs getting stuck into ticket selling. The efforts where well worth it as over R 10 000 raised, enabling us to purchase just over 100 blankets! A live draw took place on Spring day, 1st of September via Facebook. Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all that supported! The blanket handover took place on 11th September, much to the delight of the Missionvale staff., we managed to buy a 104 Blankets and donate them to Mission vale. We would like to especially thank Nico from Round Table Adelaide 194 for the donation of the 2 springboks for the raffle. Nico jou yster! We really appreciated you support and thank you and your table. YIT Kyle Waller Chairman 2020/21 Zwartkops 195

36 | P a g e

#IMPACTFULCHANGE


Awesome Raid to RT Umhlanga 155 a good excuse to collect our Sergeant’s helmet and do some courtesy raiding of our own. Was great catching up with the team of RT155 for their first meeting after the Covid19 lockdown, whom are doing truly great things throughout the greater Durban and Umhlanga area. Well done, keep it up, we look forward to hosting you all in Toti again soon

37 | P a g e

#IMPACTFULCHANGE


How to use the Cory Library Since 2005, all the archives of Round Table have been kept at the Cory Library in Grahamstown. Any Club can send those minutes, old regalia, paperwork, trophies, or important documents. Send the items by post or courier or get an EP Tabler to take it for you. The Library records the items, scans a digital copy where possible, and has special storage facilities to look after them for you properly. If you need anything from the Library, get hold of Louisa Verwey (046 603 8364 or email her on louisa.verwey@ru.ac.za) and she will organise it for you. You never know what she might have in storage of yours—check the online catalogue: https://www.ru.ac.za/corylibrary/collections/artsacollection/

38 | P a g e

#IMPACTFULCHANGE


RTNAM had its 1st fully fletched council meetings with no Zoom attendance and everyone accounted for. The Council meeting was held in Karibib on the 17th of October 2020. It was a treat seeing the coastal guys again after a long lockdown stint that 36 and 145 had shortest straw as they were in lockdown for way longer then us in Windhoek. It was evident that the gents where eager to see each other and get the council rolling the right way. The hall that is usually big enough for a council meeting fell short on capacity for the tablers and 41érs that showed up at the meeting. It was business as usual as the Area Chairman started the meeting and allowed the Sgt to ensure that everyone feels welcome. This was a council that felt a bit new but Namibia Area relishes in new and unknown. Yes, you guessed it I am talking about the change in reporting that is now on a digital platform. It was quite fun to see how some tablers who great websites are still baffled by an online report but after the laughter and jokes the Area Chairman ensured that each person around the table understands the system by doing a step by step report on one of the clubs who had struggled with the online reporting. This took some time but the gents seemed to have it under wraps. The online reporting system is from face-value quite un user friendly but when one actually uses the reporting system you will see its quite easy and makes the work of a table chairman quite simpler then before and easy to use once you get the hang of it. The system allowing for live updates pulling through immediately to the Area Chairman’s report. I think that many will change their minds when they actually use the reporting system. The system is obviously not without flaws and this is so for any new system but credit to Werner Swanepoel who sorted out most of the issues in a matter of days to allow Namibia Area to have a full system to report on for the council meeting. I think this is the future of reporting and with a few tweaks here and there it might suit all RTSA’s needs. It is clear that the system is RTSA orientated and does not align totally with what Namibia Area but I guess that’s rings true for all area’s. We as Namibia area just did a work around allowing for a short extra report to be filled in to meet all the needs of Namibia Area like raiding and Inkundla Articles published. I am sure that this system will allow for less time to be spent on nitty gritty on chairman’s reports and more time on the more important aspects…you know what I mean… On a side note it was great to have an extra members on the table for Wel213 this council meeting in the form of our newest Member Chesley Saal who has learned a lot in one sitting.

39 | P a g e

#IMPACTFULCHANGE

Profile for Inkundla

Round Table Southern Africa Inkundla October 2020  

Round Table Southern Africa Inkundla October 2020  

Profile for rtsa

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded

Recommendations could not be loaded