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From the Pres Are we still relevant and are we really making an impact? As we move out of the slumber of a lockdown and slowly our Table routines start to return to normal, the question comes up. We restart our physical meetings and reflect on our virtual projects and lockdown projects. We start looking ahead at what is still left for the year and would it be possible to maybe do another project or two. We take stock of our members’ situations and how they are doing. We look at current members and realize we are losing some boys to the age rule in 5 months. And are we prepared to replace them. Are the pipeliners coming through the ranks? And then it comes up again…#impactfulchange, and now we wonder….are we making an impact? As the restrictions ease, and the conferences start coming back, myself and our Vice President have been privileged to travel and do our official visits. And we can truly say that across the board our members have Adapted and Improved. Many tables have focused on their own members. Focusing on retaining members and looking out for each other. Doing check inns and respecting everyone’s position around physical meetings during the easing of restrictions. That is making an impact. Showing support and compassion towards each other. It has never been more relevant to look after our members than now. And then you hear about the projects. And the reports start rolling in. And the true impact that we make, even more so during these challenging times, becomes clearer and clearer. During the 1st 7 months of this Table year we raised and distributed almost R14 million in donations, food, and clothing. It is a staggering amount if you take into account how “restricted” we were. Restricted form movement, physical projects and fundraisers. But I am proud to be part of this chapter. Where the need kept rising, and fewer were able to help. Fewer were able to stand up and help. But Round Table Southern Africa has done exactly that. Stood up when others couldn’t, and continued so serve our communities. Thank you Tabler and Proud

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Walvis Bay 36 – Blood Drive Bethlehem 60 – Loeriesfontein Drought Relief Kenton 210 – Alan’s Advice – Exploded Agenda Escourt 74 – Food Parcels Walvis Bay 36 – Putt Putt Bloemfontein 158 – Bucket Project Sandown 150 – Cannonball Run Vereeniging 20 – Hunting trip Social Welwitschia 213 – Goodbye Lockdown Meetings Welkom 40 – FNB Grain care Project RT Namibia Area – Twalokoka Project Kenton 210 – Alan’s Advice – Owen Frye Fund Welwitschia 213 – New Inductee – Chesley Saal Parys 88 – Vince Beijer – So long and thanks for the Vleis Harrismith 140 – Farming Project Welwitschia 213 – Winter Knights Distribution to Luderitz Ballito 221 – Member Induction Cape Town 9 – Difficult Times Bethlehem 60 – MTB Challenge Welwitschia 213 – Winter Knights Groot Aub Welkom 40 – Free State Area Conference Kenton 210 – Alan’s Advice – RTSA Chains of Office Walvis Bay 36 – Winter Knights Escourt 74 – Winter Knights Welwitschia 213 – Winter Knights Rehoboth Bloemfontein 158 – Covid -19 Uitreik Vereeniging 20 – Food Donation Welwitschia 213 – Winter Knights MC-7 Soup Kitchen uMhlathuze 261 – Wlak in Faith Windhoek 34 – Frikkie Engels – the Struggle is real Welkom 40 - Blood Drive Welwitschia 213 – Winter Knights Facebook request Kroonstad 42 – FNB Grain Care project RTI – Graham Cornelissen – Stand up and be counted Windhoek 34 – Wheelchair Project Ncandu 86 – Food Parcels 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


For almost three months the Blood Transfusion Services of Namibia avoided Walvis Bay. The rising number of Covid 19 cases in our small town meant that not only was it more complicated for NamBTS to get into Walvis, they simply couldn’t afford to take the risk of having their staff becoming infected. Recently they were pleased to announce their return to Walvis, however the Government’s 8pm curfew meant that they had restricted hours for donations. This week finally everything came together and Walvis Bay RT36 was able to gather eleven people to donate blood. Always a worthy cause as for a bit of paperwork, a small prick in your arm and a couple minutes of your life you could extend the life of a stranger by years. And you get cookies. We were 11 that donated with one donation saving 3 lives we can say 33 lives saved/helped. Doing our small part. Blood donations: Danie Bachman (Guest and son of 41’er) Martin Degele (Tabler) Joppie Kotze (Pipeliner) Melissa Kotze (Pipeliner’s wife) Jacques Lottering (Tabler) Jens van Vuuren (Tabler) Altus Viljoen (41’er) Martine Viljoen (41’er’s wife) Byron Westerdale (Tabler) Jo-Marie Westerdale (Tabler’s wife) Eugene Wolff (Pipeliner)

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It is 04:00 on Friday the 7th of August 2020. The Cilliers gang are late, as usual, so the rest of us are taking one last cup of coffee while we wait. At 04:15 a convoy of three bakkies left Bethlehem, our destination, Loeriesfontein in the Boesmanland. The 1116km was supposed to take only 12 hours, but we had a bit of bad luck 10 km outside of Williston, two hours before our final destination when the Venter trailer that carried a load of maize flour lost one of its wheels. We eventually drove into Loerisfontein at 20:00 the Friday, we were greeted by big smiles. Doccie Shields from Droogtehulp NPC stayed with our Cape Town team at the Boesmanland Lodge while we Bethlehem 60 team stayed with my cousin and his in-laws. The Saturday morning, we all got together at the church hall. Before we started to unload the Vice-Chairman of the Farming association, Callie Van Zyl opened with prayer and asked our Heavenly father to assure that the day passed without any incident. We started to unload all the vehicles as the first farmers were supposed to arrive at 10:00. Our original aim was to help 150 families, but with last minute donations, we did not just help the original 150 farmers of the Loeriesfontein Farming Association, we were also able to help 50 farmers of the Klein Boere Farming Association, the towns feeding scheme and the thirteen ladies residing in the Loeriesfontein Old Age Home. Our team from Bethlehem for this project consisted of Droogtehulp NPC, ProtonCool Pty Ltd and Back Street Barber. When we eventually got everything unloaded it started to sink in the #impactfullchange that we were going to achieve with this project. 10:00 arrived quickly and so did the first group of farmers. The gratitude on the faces of the farmers when they saw the parcels was priceless. We helped them pack their vehicles and were thanked with tears of joy. Most of the farmers have not been able to buy basic goods such as coffee and sugar. They have not been able to produce fresh fruit and vegetables for a long time. This was the greatest need identified. One of our donors, CFruit Cape Town, not just donated enough fruit and vegetables to last them a month, but they allowed us to use their buying power to triple the fresh produce. For this project we got donations worth R180k with a combined weight of 31 tons. While we continued to load up the farmers vehicles, the ladies of Backstreet Barber gave the farmers and their wife’s a much needed trim. This continued until around 14:00 in the afternoon until the last of the farmers came to collect their parcels. We then took produce over to the old age home where we were met by the head matron. The pantry was fairly empty. The farmers used to make weekly donations of fresh produce and meat, but with the drought not even the farmers were able to help out. Our donations could not have come at a better moment. The head matron told us that they were running low on funds and out of ideas on making it work but thanked us for the generous gesture. We ended the day at the van Der Westhuizen farm with a ‘traditional Boesmanland braai’ with a ‘staan rib’, lamb chops and ‘skilpadjies’. When Bethlehem started this project, we had no idea where to begin. We made contact with Doccie Shields who guided me as to the does and don’ts. Originally, we started off slow, most businesses we approached declined to assist as they were still struggling to get on their feet after the lockdown and then, all off a sudden the donations came in generously. This project showed me once more that even in the hardest of times, we as humans can stand together to help those in need…

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EXPLODED AGENDA No meeting can be properly constituted without an Agenda of items to be discussed at the meeting. It is the responsibility of the Chairman of the meeting to familiarize himself with all items on the agenda and to be prepared for any eventuality. It is therefore a very good idea for the Chairman of the meeting to spend time in preparation; the amount of time spent on preparation will have a direct influence on the outcome as well as on the actual running of the meeting. A well-run meeting is enjoyable for everyone and will encourage people to attend meetings. A poorly run meeting results in unhappy members and poor attendance. The use of an “Exploded Agenda” is an ideal way of making sure that you are prepared. It will assist you in keeping track of time, it will remind you of important information that needs discussion or dissemination, it will allow you to control the pace of the meeting and it will allow you to also enjoy the meeting! A well planned and written Exploded Agenda can also form the basis of the minutes for the meeting while ensuring that your Secretary does not miss out on important discussion. The Agenda The Table Secretary would normally be responsible for the drawing up of and circulation of the Agenda and for obvious reasons this must be done in discussion with the Chairman of the meeting. Once the Agenda is agreed upon, the first thing that the Chairman needs to do is work out exactly how much time he is going to need for the meeting to cover all the points on the Agenda. In some cases, you may already have a fixed “ending” time, due to other engagements such as the venue that may have to be vacated etc. It does not really matter how you decide on your timing if you make a decision as to the time of starting and the time for ending the meeting. The next step is to think through each agenda item and work out how much time you will need for the topic. Write down (or type out) the key points and things you want to say. Next to each agenda item include the time and number of minutes you are going to allow for the item. Once you have done this exercise, you will have now have an accurate record of how much time you will need for the meeting. By adding up all the minutes you have allowed for each agenda item, you will be able to compare this to how much time you have actually set yourself, in terms of starting and ending times. For example you may have set the total time for the meeting as being one hundred and eighty (180) minutes (three (3) hours) whereas once you have added up all the minutes you have allocated for each item you may end up with two hundred (200) minutes. You can now adjust the amount of time allocated to each agenda item until you have reached your target. It is important to be realistic and truthful with yourself when setting time limits. If it means that your meeting will need to run ten (10) minutes more than you had hoped for, then rather let it. Allow time on your agenda for jokes as well as unexpected “curve balls”. If you know that there are going to be contentious items that may require Constitutional Guidance, then include the relevant clauses from the Constitution in your exploded agenda. The Meeting As already mentioned, a well-planned Exploded Agenda, can form the basis of the minutes of the meeting. Give a copy of your exploded agenda to your Secretary and go through it with him prior to the meeting. If you are using a timekeeper for the meeting, then he should also get a copy. It is always a good idea to have a spare copy of your Exploded Agenda hidden away…you know what some guys are like and before you know it, your agenda could have disappeared! Once your meeting has started, stick to the times you have set as best you can. There will be occasions during the meeting where you will be either running behind time or ahead of time. If this happens, just try to relax. Look through your agenda as to what is coming up, maybe you can find places where you can make up time. You can always cut out jokes etc. if need be. If you see that you are running well ahead of schedule, slow things down, allow an extra joke or two. Of course, it is always better to have spare time on hand, however at the end of the day it is up to you to control the pace of the meeting. If the discussion is going around in circles and people are starting to repeat themselves, then be firm and close the discussion…if you do not you will quickly run out of time. It is important to bear in mind that the purpose of any meeting is to discuss items as detailed on the agenda, therefore the Exploded Agenda and timing should be a guide to assist the Chairman. A Chairman that cuts discussion short or moves onto the next topic too quickly because his exploded agenda says it’s time to finish this point, will not be popular and will probably end up with disgruntled members. Example 1. Aims and Objectives (4 minutes) 09:00 Joe Tabler, Chairman of hosting table, to please read the Aims and Objectives. 2. Welcome (7 minutes) 09:04 It gives me pleasure to welcome the following guests to the meeting etc, all Members attending their 1st Area Meeting, Joe Bloggs – Area Chairman of Free State Area 3. Apologies (2 minutes) 09:11 Mr Area Secretary do we have any Apologies? Apologies Received From: (It is a good idea to leave spaces and/or draw lines under those items where you may want to make notes during the meeting) 4. Motions (17 minutes) 09:13 We have received the following motion: “to donate R10 000 to Reach for a Dream” Proposed By: J. Smith – East London No.1 Seconded By: N. Cash – Johannesburg Central 99 I call on John Smith to present his motion. Thank you, John. Is there any discussion? Right of reply? Go to the vote. Those in favour: Those against: … The process of putting together an Exploded Agenda may appear time consuming and even a waste of time. There is no hard and fast rule as to the exact layout; you need to do what is going to be the easiest for you. I can assure you though, that once you have done it, you will find that the time spent in preparing one, was well worth it. At Area level, the meetings Agendas do not change very much, so once you have done an agenda for your first meeting, you will be able to re-use it for subsequent meetings, with a few minor adjustments.

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Estcourt 74 Round Table Decided to help out during this tough time and donated R7500 on 25 food parcels towards Etshenilengele and Rensburg area during this tough covid lockdown time. We thank all who were involved with this project and wish everyone all the best during this tough time a head. 7|Page

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If you’ve never played putt-putt at the Rossmund course 15km inland from Swakopmund then you haven’t played putt-putt. The course is carpeted with long synthetic grass the rough sections. Some of the holes even sport bunkers, and if that isn’t enough for you then there’s numerous Springbuk to admire along with the greenery. Four families with six kids in total took part. The kids played in their own groups while the adults were split into two groups. The split was conducted by car keys being thrown in a hat and the wives picking the keys (no… not what you’re thinking, this was a family-friendly event). Tee-off was at 11am and by 12:30 we were done with the 18 holes and moved on to the 19th for refreshments and snacks. At the end of the day it was RT36 Guest Wynand Viljoen who took the trophy with a score of 41. Well done to Wynand. Tablers/Wives Present: Byron Westerdale and Jo Marie. Martin Degele and Stefanie Jens van Vuuren and Natasja Guests: Wynand Viljoen and Rolandie Kids: Sebastian and Rowan van Vuuren Ruhan Boonzaier Lily Degele Hantie and Tijana Viljoen

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Bloemfontein 158 het in totaal 10 ‘buckets’ van Eerste Nasionale Bank ontvang om uittegee aan die omliggende Bloemfontein area. Tannie Sarie en haar man staan elke dag van vroeg oggend tot laatmiddag by ‘n verkeerslig en verkoop penne om ‘n inkomste te verdien om te sorg dat hulle iets op die tafel het om tee eet. Hulle was baie dankbaar en het gesê dit bring groot verligting aan haar en haar man. Solomon en Grace, het het sowat 8 kinders in hulle sorg wat seksueel mishandel is. Beide van hulle is werkloos en oorleef van donasies vanaf die kerk en doen hier en daar ‘n paar loswerkies vir ‘n gekstra inkomste om te kan oorleef. Bloemfontein 158 het drie “buckets” aan hulle geskenk omdat hullesoveel kinders in hulle sorg het. Dora bly in ‘n een slaap kamer woonstel agter in iemand se erf. Sy en haar suster is beide onderwysers by ‘n laer skool, maar weens COVID19 en die feit dat hulle beheerliggaam poste het kry hulle geen inkomste nie. DBloemfontein 158 kon aan hulle verligting bring deur vir hulle twee “Buckets” te gee, hulle was waarlik baie dankbaar vir die hulp wat ons kon verleen. Werner tans werkloos en bly ook in ‘n woonstel agter in iemand se erf in Heuwelsig, Bloemfontein. Die kerk help hom tans met ‘n werkie hier en daar, maar dit gaan ook swaar met die kerk in hierdie nasionale grendeltyd en hulle sukkel om aan hom kos te verskaf.. Laastes het ons ‘n oproep ontvang van tannie Elna af wat vir die kerk en kinderhuis werk in Reddersburg, sy my gevra vir hulp met kos vir die gemeente en 30 gesinne van die dorp. Bloemfontein 158 het R9300 wat 158 Bodengraven geskenk het om 31 Buckets te koop by Metro foods.

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Exotic cars, super cars, sports cars, even a Toyota Fortuner! We had a great turnout for our annual Round Table Cannonball Run event held on 18-20 September. Considering recent events, it was hard to imagine that we would be able to host our annual Round Table Cannonball Run project this year. Would people want to join? Is it worth the risk? Will another hard lockdown happen? These were questions that we asked ourselves. We chose to proceed in order to keep the legacy of our great long-running event intact. And we did so with amazing success! We had to organize quickly and had a swift response of 24 vehicles entered, a tribute to the great reputation of the event. We met bright and early at Zwartkops Raceway, where the contestants were greeted with the first task of kitting out their cars with sponsors logos. Contestants were immediately split with co-drivers making their way to Menlyn for karting, and drivers doing a few laps around the track before proceeding to clue and athletic challenges at the Transvaal State Artillery Base. All drivers were then instructed to collect their teammates and head to Hazyview while completing another clue book on the way. Never knowing where they will end up, the contestants were then directed to the beautiful Sabie River Resort, where they were greeted by great weather and a few sundowners while sharing the day’s war stories before donning their creative attire for the theme party; Mad Max! On day two the contestants fired up their vehicles (Fortuner included) to participate in a well organised highspeed run, the adrenaline taps were opened! This was followed by a scenic drive through the Panorama Route via Long Tom Pass to Pilgrims Rest, where a few more challenges took place, including a quick stop at Lisbon Falls. Once back at the Resort, the contestants spent some time at leisure, either getting some welldeserved rest or having a cold one with their new-found friends, before being entertained with live music. The event ended off with an auction and dinner, brining the total of funds raised to R80 000 for the weekend. The Round Table Cannonball Run was once again an incredible experience, and as always, the best memories are those made on the weekend. You just can’t do it justice by putting it into writing. You will have to experience it yourself to understand.

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The best trips are organized in an hour, during a Vereeniging 20 social meeting we decided to get away from civilization and in search for wild blood. Pieter Coetzee made quick work in organizing the weekend away, making sure of all Covid rules and regulations, we decided that Limpopo was our destination of choice as knew of a farm in the area. With a quick call we were set on a Thursday morning around 3 we took the roads. With 6 gents and 2 bakkies the hype started. A few pitstops to get ice and goodies and off we were again. After a good 3 hour trek, we reached our destination, and what a place it was, an absolute 5 star cabins, jucuzzi, open bar…it felt like we were there for a spa day rather than hunting. Myself and the owner hit the road with a guide and the other okes split into 2 other teams. After a good 2 hours I probably saw every other animal other than an Impala…Blesbok, Sable, Kudu, Waterbuck, Nyala, Zebra, Elephant, Whale, Unicorn, Big foot but no Impala…so we decided to head back to camp , MORE IS NOG A DAG they say…on our way back my luck was not all faded away, just behind the blesbokke we saw where a herd of Impala, I took the chance and hit a beautiful Impala buck, not far from where I shot him there he lay….what a feeling…we made our way back and I was not the only one that took blood that day, Elmo Horak as well as Pieter made good kills to. The gents were all excited to hunt the next day , but I was enjoying my sleep to well to be bothered about going out at 4 in the morning to sit in a hide and wait for meat to come to me, so I went back to bed and wait for the next ride out, around 11 that morning I was up and ready for a hunt for my Warthog, after a long wait in the hide the winds changed and we made our way back to camp and yet again my luck struck when I was able to shoot a massive pig near the camp. The rest of the gents did just as well and hit a few kudus and warthogs including 2 wildebeests. Good fellowship followed that night and we were not lus to go back home the next day. We want to thank all the Tablers and guests that could make it that weekend as well as the private game farm for allowing us to have such a blast Adrian Ihlenfeldt Vereeniging 20

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As we all know covid-19 and the different government restrictions and regulations forces Round Table to change the way we handle our business. Business Meetings was no different. Since March 2020 Covid-19 and the regulations had dictated most of our movements and what we would see as normal behavior from not being able to go to work or working from home to mandatory wearing of masks in public to what is probably the worst for tablers in Namibia Area the public gathering limited to 10 persons. We had to adapt to the situation and We’ve seen digital meetings from RTSA AGM to Club meetings being held on the digital platform. The SGT being less effective with orders of a digital “Straff” that sometimes gest taken by the SGT himself instead of the transgressing tabler. Internet failures kicking you out of the zoom meeting and even worse no one noticing you’re out and you wait for the admin to log you back in. Yes those were the ordeals we all had to go through. Wel213 was in a way lucky because of our low membership we only had to do one meeting on digital platform and the rest we were able to have physical business meetings and some physical socials meetings. But even this came with a price as we had to almost hide a way in a garage as the tablers come with their own cars and the disruption of NamPol checking to see if you less then 10 just hampered our progress when meeting at our clubhouse. On the 3 rd of September 2020 Wel213 had its 9th BM where another regulation had reared its ugly head being the curfew rule that had come into place a few days earlier. The Namibian Nation was held to a curfew of no movement without an essential services permit from 05h00 to 20h00. This might seem easy to adhere but when you’re working and dropping family at home and still need to get to a meeting your time for a meetings run properly is quite limited. But be that as it may Wel213 had its meeting started at 18h00 and finalized the full BM, with no items on the agenda skipped, at 19h00. This gave the gents halve an hour to get your last joke and banter in before we had to get moving from Romeo Arendse’s house where the meeting was held. This showed one thing that if needs be a business meeting can be done in an hour, with a responsible SGT and a dedicated crew in the BM you can still be effective and fast. I must be honest the fact that only one person had an essential service certificate also helped adding on that the lady of the house made sure we knew what time the curfew starts and how long it would take us to get Home…lol… I believe that each tabler had a sigh of relieve when the president finally lifted the curfew on 17 th of September. It was a relief to know that for the foreseeable future you would be able to have a meeting and run a project with less restrictions hampering you. Thanks for the Last Lockdown Meeting Gents and Hello to FREEDOM…enjoyed responsibly off course… 12 | P a g e

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The aftermath of the national lockdown will still affect South Africans for an extended period even after we have moved into lower levels and even if more economic activity is allowed and open our fellow South Africans will struggle to properly get back on their feet. First National Bank and Grain Care teamed up with Round Table Southern Africa to provide the tables in the Free State and Northern Cape with almost 20 tons of maize meal to be distributed in their respective communities. Welkom 40 took 50 bags of maize meal to be distributed at a Lesedi Khanya Day Care Centre in Bronville that feeds more than 100 kids daily and Gloria's Youth & Elderly Care Centre in Nykalong in Allenridge. These donations that Welkom 40 were able to have done with the help of FNB and Grain Care will defiantly help uplift our communities in need. #Alloutcompassion #ImpactfulChange

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The Twaloloka Fire was a massive fire that swept through township homes in the Twaloloka informal settlement in the Namibian coastal town of Walvis Bay on Sunday 26 July 2020 destroying houses and leaving 1000 people homeless. Round Table Walvis Bay 36 started a call to arms to the general public on that same night of the 26th of July 2020 a calling to assist in helping those affected by the devastating fire in Twaloloka Kuisebmond, Walvis Bay. With more than 1000 people affected and left homeless the request for donations in any form Clothes, blankets, food, building materials, basic necessities was made as anything would help. Drop off points where quickly arraigned and advertised in Walvisbay, Swakopmund and Windhoek. It was a sad day as we were informed that a toddler was a victim of the fires that broke out. I doubt that Walvis Bay knew exactly what they were getting into at the time, but as we tablers do, we leap in the moment because we know it’s the right thing to do. The WB36 gents had taken lead and started distributing Food Clothing and bedding from the 27th of July and to date are still doing distributions for the Twaloloka residents. The Gents had teamed up with Spot-on Catering Marquee & Tent Hire and Coca Cola and erected 4 Marquee tents as a quick solution to weather the elements and allow for a somewhat better environment for the residents who had lost their homes. Also teaming up with Toya Louw and Maureen, Walvis Bay Kids Haven Children's Home and Stella Maris Catholic Church to cook and make sandwiches for the people of Twaloloka for lunch and supper. Donations were streaming in from all over Walvis Bay and the country and truckloads where on the way from inland where Windhoek tablers have obtained donations. It should be evident from the Facebook Post of each day since the 27th of July 2020 to date that Round Table Walvis Bay 36 had ensured that donations were getting to the right people. This all through the Covid-19 stage 3 Lockdown that the Erongo Region was still under. The Namibian Area Chairman took to the media to drive the Twaloloka project on One Africa in an interview on “That’s a Wrap”. The regulations and its impacts where felt when dealing with such a massive amount of people but the 36 gents ensured that they stayed within the rules and made the safety of the people a priority. The Living arrangements had been a temporary one with the 4 Marquee tents and with the do news of round table assisting the Twaloloka residents WB36 was able to secure 450 canvas tents donated by Namibia Brewery valued at N$ 1.2M. This donation was handed over to the Governor’s office in Walvis Bay as the regulations set out for Covid-19 was hampering the normal distribution methods as the Namibian Government had also started to extent a helping hand towards the residents of Twaloloka and Round Table had to fall in with their methods to remain within the regulations. Walvis Bay 36 has also started a fund raising campaign in order to purchase building materials once the Municipality clears the area and allows for the rebuild of the houses that was destroyed in the fires. The Walvisbay and Swakopmund community and so too the rest of Namibia has opened their hearts and wallets to assist the residents of Twaloloka informal settlement and this shows that Namibians stand together in times of need.

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OWEN Frye fund When Owen Frye was still a member of Round Table 8 Port Elizabeth, he visited Europe and attended an Annual Meeting of Round Table International. Both at the meeting and during his travels he made innumerable Table contacts that he found to be immensely valuable as a means of clearing away misunderstandings and promoting International Goodwill. Owen, shocked at the misconceptions about Southern Africa, stated at the Half Yearly Association Council Meeting held in Oudtshoorn in 1958 that he felt that the only way to clear up these misconceptions was to bring overseas visitors to Southern Africa to see for themselves. He offered to donate an annual sum of one hundred rand (R100) to the Association of Round Table of Southern Africa, and in 1959 the Association constituted the Owen Frye International Fellowship Fund. It was in the same year that the World Council was reconstituted and that RTSA became a Founder Member. It was therefore particularly appropriate that the first visitor to Southern Africa to be sponsored by the Owen Frye Fund should be the President of the Association of Kinsmen Clubs of Canada who was also the first Vice President of the new World Council. In November 1960, therefore, RTSA invited Dick Miller to visit South Africa and to open its Annual Conference at the Wilderness the following April. The visit did, in fact, yield a rich harvest and from that time RTSA has played a prominent part in the affairs of WOCO and then in turn, Round Table International, and very many enduring friendships have been built across the world. The Owen Frye Fund was constituted with the following objects: • To facilitate inter-Table traveling for overseas Tablers visiting Southern Africa • To co-ordinate and organise visits to Southern Africa, by Members of other Member Associations of WOCO and RTI • To finance in whole or in part studies of a post-graduate student from Southern Africa to a University in another country • To subsidise visits of overseas Tablers to Southern Africa • To promote sporting and other activities between RTSA and other member Associations of WOCO and RTI At the Johannesburg AGM in 1965 it was recommended that in order to bring out the greatest number of visitors and thus obtain the maximum benefit from the Owen Frye Fund, this Fund should except in special cases, be utilised to meet traveling expenses of World Council visitors while in our Association and not to meet their traveling expenses. In 1990 the terms of reference were amended to summarize the above objects into two (2) main areas, namely to encourage, facilitate and subsidise in part or in full, inter Club and inter Association traveling by World Council Members from other countries visiting Southern Africa, to encourage and finance in whole or part mass tours of RTSA by other Members of World Council as often as possible. At the 1997 Association AGM held in Pietermaritzburg, the terms of reference were again amended to allow the fund to be used to subsidise the travel cost of three (3) Table Delegates to attend an AGM or conference outside of RTSA. During its existence, this Fund has achieved much, and the contributions made by Tables have been fully worthwhile. Initially the Fund was used to Finance the entire travel costs to, from and in South Africa of individual members of the World Council. These were usually the Presidents or past Presidents of the Associations who would have the opportunity and necessary forums in their own Associations to be able to tell of their experiences in South Africa. The biggest achievement of the fund was, when from 1963 members of the World Council visited South Africa, the Fund bearing all expenses from the time of their arrival until their departure. From 1966 these Mass Tours became a regular feature of the RTSA calendar and every two years when between one hundred (100) and two hundred (200) Members of World Council and their wives visited South Africa with all traveling expenses in this country being paid by the Fund. The amount of goodwill engendered by these large-scale visits can be measured by the wonderful hospitality enjoyed by RTSA Members visiting Europe prior to RTI conferences. To this must be added the evident understanding of Southern Africa and their people by almost every visitor sponsored by the Fund, thus implementing in full the ideal of our sixth (6th) Aim and Objective, namely to further the establishment of peace and goodwill in international relationships. About funds donated to this Fund, it is felt by many that these should be raised within the body of Table, and not be collected from the public. Others feel that this fund operates in the Association interest and sees nothing wrong with funds collected from the public, being used for this purpose. Donations to this fund are to be made to the Association Treasurer or IRO. Since Round Table resigned from WOCO, all references to WOCO have been replaced with RTI. It has become tradition for many years for the Owen Frye Tour to take place prior to ARTSA each year, as a pre-tour.

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Wel213 has been struggling with membership since 2018 loosing members to the 41’er age rule and to personal and work reason during 2019. Wel213 has been operating with 2 members Mark Majiedt and Amize Adams for more than a year and we are pleased to say we have grown with one member. Chesley Saal who has been a guest for an extended period of time and a pipeliner for a little over 6 months was officially inducted at Wel213’s 9th business meeting in September. Chesley works at Harley Davidson as a mechanic and has shown his worth and willingness to be a tabler. When inducted he had this to say – “ It is a honor to be part of an organization that has given back so much to the community. I have been wondering with my long and extended pipeliner process if I would ever be inducted…(laugh) but I am glad it took so long because it helped me to understand Table more as well the club and the genst in it.” Besides being ordered by the SGT to suck his thumb for a transgression during the meeting , Chesley was asked by vice chair Mark Majiedt who is also his sponsor to sing the round table song before being officially inducted. After being led on that there is one and that his membership relied on him doing a portion of the song Chesley ripped loose with his version of what the round table song would be…for that you’ll have to check the video…suffice to say we had great fun when he started with a version of Josh Groban – You raise me up!!!. Yes Chesley always a “Bok vir Sport” and having already shown his ability to be a tabler we wish you the best of luck on this journey in your life that will be full of learning opportunities fellowship and fun. On the same night we gained an official pipeliner also in the form of Nalton van Wyk. Wel123 knows the road from guest to pipliner to members can be a bumpy one but as most already know wel213 is a club with close knit members and you’ve already become part of the family. It has been a bumpy road for Wel213 and we hope that this the start of more to come…

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Well… the big 4-0. Here it is….Last night I was lucky enough to spend the last few hours of my 30’s at the Sasolburg 41 Business Meeting. With my family. I moved to Sasolburg for work in 2015 and knew basically no one. I knew a little about Round Table and I wanted to start giving back to the community. So I contacted RT41 through Facebook. Schalk le Roux, who was the PRO at the time, looked at my profile photo and thought… “Nah. Nah. This Soutie looks like a real d**s.” But he invited me to a Business Meeting anyway. After work I shot off to buy a tie and a jacket (since everything was still sitting in Secunda) and met Schalk at the Sasol Garage just down the road from where I would be living soon. He was the same then as he is now… like a grumpy hobbit with hemorrhoids. But I followed him in my car into progressively darker and darker streets of Sasolburg. We turned off onto a grass track and went through a gate where only our car lights could pierce the darkness… I started getting nervous… Then suddenly the clubhouse lights came on, and I stopped clenching. That night I met for the first time: Atherton Russel, Leeu Stadler, Thys Human, Stefan “Pief” Louw and the guys that like me would soon become Pipeliners and then Members: Pieter Smit, Steven Kruger and Desmond de Swardt. About 6 months later I was inducted as a member at the RT41 60th Anniversary Dinner by none other than Spidey Knepscheldt, where Atherton Russel was also honoured as a new 41er in a hilarious slideshow by Schalk. What I love about Table is that you can be who you are. In fact, if you try to be anyone else, you’re quickly sorted out. In STNOFS I’ve found that you can only fit in if you don’t fit in… Table is looking for original people, with unique characters. All it asks is that you strive for its aims and objectives. Which is why when Sasolburg realized I struggle with anxiety, unrealistic goals and a crushing obsession with detail, they decided to make me Secretary… I’ve said it once, I’ll say it a thousand times… Secretary is the best position at Table and at Area. The Chairman is a glorified spietkop and the Vice is just a doos (I’ve been both by the way), but the Secretary runs the show. It is hard work, but nothing NOTHING teaches you more about Round Table than being Secretary. I am eternally grateful for the opportunities I have had to be Secretary at Sasolburg and for STNOFS. I joined Table when I was 35, and these positions I was privileged to hold gave me a real crash course in Table. I’ve also had the honour to work with some of the Titans of Table: Sean Trautmann, Stefan Grobler, Jacques Visagie, and Adrian Ihlenfeldt. Guys with passion for Table, and who have not only made massive positive contributions to our organisation, but did it with style and flair. Through the raids and the conferences and the ARTSA’s I’ve met my extended family. Gents from Naaisna, Windkoek, Durbs bru, Jozi, Snor-City, Slummies, Hartzburn, Sandton darling, BrannewynenPrieska to name a few, as well as some right mad guys from Mauritius, India, Sweden, Germany, France and Sri Lanka. My brothers who are making the world a better place, one Salmiakki or tequila or Jagermeister at a time. And I’ve had a blast… Running for Wings of Change in Pretoria with the Sasolburg 41 lads; Cooking and dishing out soup on one of the coldest nights ever with the Parys 88 team; scuba-diving in the water hazard during the STNOFS golf day; and obviously braais. Lots and lots of braais. Potch 47 chicken, Parys 88 prego rolls, Klerksdorp 45 T-bones, Matlosane 219 wors rolls, Stilfontein 53 rump steaks, Sasolburg 41 sosatie rolls… and not a salad to be seen! It has been one of the most amazing journeys and a highlight of my life working, playing and making a difference with all of you fine gentlemen. Thank you. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” - Margaret Mead

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Due to the current uncertainties regarding the future of not only our economy land occupations and the future of table as a whole Harrismith 140 went back to the proverbial drawing board and came up with the initiative to invest more time into projects that are related to our occupations/line of work in order to optimise not only our efficiency but also our profit. Harrismith 140 is of the opinion that a person who is skilled in a certain occupation/job will be more time efficient and effective in that area than one that is not. We all invest numerous hours into projects that raise money for the less fortunate but the juice is not always worth the squeeze because of inexperience in the relevant area or type of project. The farming project is aimed at investing both time and money as efficiently as possible to optimize profit and minimize the amount of time required to achieve this goal. Due to the fact that the Coronavirus had an immense impact on the small town community of Harrismith and that the traditional methods of raising money are not really profitable at this point in time we realised that we needed to adopt adapt and improve. Harrismith 140 invested R15000 into grain that was planted on a 5ha field that we got sponsored. With the current grain prices the project showed an astonishing profit of almost R45000 thus far. The long term plan is to continue investing a substantial amount of the profit into the following harvest season in order to obtain a sustainable income that requires minimal man-hours and zero traditional begging for money and or sponsors. We believe that this project will be a valuable asset to Harrismith 140 and we are enthusiastic about the growth we anticipate. This is a project that basically runs itself – farmers plant every year all we require is a kind-hearted friend of table willing to sponsor us a piece of his land.

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Winter Knights 2020 had its own ups and downs with RTNAM who had to rethink the way we were going to run the project taking into account the Covid-19 regulations that Namibian Government imposed. One of the Adaptations to the project was getting all the PEP stores country wide to take part in the project by having WK2020 branded boxes and advertising that allowed for the general public to purchase a blanket at various PEP stores and donate those blankets by putting them in the WK2020 boxes in the store. This was a way to supplement the project values and blankets donations while ensuring the safeguards on regulations are adhered to. This allowed the public where ever they might be in Namibia to donate through their local PEP stores and in turn allows for a boosting of the project donations. We had received totals from stores and some most PEP stores had transported the donated blankets to Windhoek and the coastal Stores to the coastal tables. What Wel213 and RTNAM had done with some of the far reaches of Namibia where a PEP stores is located was to ensure that the right persons are allowed to obtain the blankets from the local PEP stores and distribute those to the needy in their respective towns. PEP Luderitz is one such town that is situated about 900km from central Windhoek. Their PEP branch had participated and they had received a total of 122 blankets. Wel213 had done distributions in the Luderitz in the past and reached out to the Faith Valley Christiaan Center in Luderitz to take possession of these blankets and do the distribution where it is needed. Our project Convener Eduard Gous ensured that the PEP in Luderitz was provided with a certificate approving Faith Valley to obtain blankets and distribute them where needed. Yes this has taken a small bit away from Tablers distributing ourselves but with the country being in lockdown and region boarders also closed it was the best way to ensure that those in need are assisted as soon as possible. Mrs. Susan Izaaks of the Faith Valley Christiaan Center had done just that taking the time on the 4 th of August and made efforts to distribute the blankets to the needy elderly at the 2 Old age homes in Luderitz the one in town and the one in the suburb Nautilus. Mrs. Izaaks also made the effort to ensure that the elderly who are unable to attend her soup kitchen also received their blankets by visiting their homes and distributing their blankets. So the fact that we had to adapt to the circumstances we improved our reach on the project with the help of those with the same passion as ours, standing together to fight the cold.

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On Saturday 29 September 2020 Round Table Ballito 221 club and its members along with guests and dentaries from within Round Table South Africa came to the club to join them in their first social meeting since the start of the lockdown. On this day, the members also took it upon themselves to Induct their newest member Mr. Alex Mc Ivor. Alex is an upstanding member of the community and works as a teacher at the Curro Mount Richmore School. The induction was a show in faith towards Alex in that he achieved the necessary milestones required to become a member of Round Table. The Ballito 221 Club Chairman Mr. Jean Spence and the Round Table Natal North Coast Area Chairman Mr. Cameron Day conducted the ceremony. Cameron had this to say – “You have been chosen for membership of Round Table Southern Africa and that of Ballito 221. You are believed to be a worthy representative of your vocation, possessed of qualities which can be of service to our organisation, your fellow man and that of the community you serve. Your acceptance of Membership implies that you will carry into your public and private life the Aims and Objectives for which this Organisation stands for. Your membership will involve you in an obligation to make regular attendance at our meetings and to support in every possible way the activities of this Table. IN THE NAME OF Round Table Southern Africa, I welcome you Mr. Craig Alexander Mc Ivor most sincerely into the fellowship of our Organisation and especially that of the club Ballito 221. With the presentation of this badge known as your induction pin we know you will embody these principles and will remain a symbol of your connection with a world-wide Organisation of thousands of like-minded men. Wear this badge at all times and remember as you wear it that you carry the good repute of Round Table in all your affairs, for we are all judged by those who recognise you as a member – I Cameron Day Area Chairman of the NNCA welcome you to Round Table South Africa and Ballito 221. I commend to you Mr. Craig Alexander Mc Ivor and ask you to drink a toast to him. I would remind you that the obligations he has today assumed towards you and his fellow men are obligations of which you should be equally mindful.” Be the guide to Alex in all that he does and maketh the man that he will now chose to embody” After this speech Alex and his partner Charne Meyer were presented with a Ballito 221 Pin in addition to the inaugural induction pin presented to Alex. The members all congratulated Alex and Charne Meyer. They were welcomed to the club and all look forward to many happy years of service to the community with Alex’s and Charne help and support. Want to get involved in Round Table? Contact Cameron Day on 082 530 3366 for more information.

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The weather is starting to cool down. South Africa is in the grips of a hard lockdown where the government has decided to stop ALL economic activity other than those deemed essential services. People are getting desperate‌with some getting hungry and having to fight for a place of warmth. Due to the curfew, everyone is stuck at home. Alcohol and tobacco products have been banned. Even exercise has been banned! All table projects have been put on hold. It is an extreme pity given the new guests and pipeliners that are wanting to join Round Table Cape Town 9. Truth be told, it is a grim time. What do you do in this situation? Zoom only goes so far to connect people and surely there is not much we can do for the hungry given our low amount of public funds available for distribution. This certainly is a huge problem and possibly a situation that could destroy the culture of a table. Well, not if your name is Alex Mavian, the current chairman of Round Table Cape Town 9. In fact, Alex looked at the situation and realised that this is a great time to act. First, Alex looked at all the online quiz’s happening. Surely we can ADOPT that model for our use? If he can ADAPT it to our needs, and IMPROVE on the delivery of the model, we have a great project on our hands! The Fun for Food project is born!!! Alex identified some fun online games that can be played via the web worldwide and started contacting people in other countries like Singapore and the Bristol in the UK. Through these contacts, he arranged several gaming sessions for some corporates and some tables worldwide. The result? Raising a total of R26,000 (after costs) and making many more international contacts. As soon as the foreign capital has been raised, it was pulled into South Africa and deposited into the bank account of Round Table Cape Town 9. Round Table Cape Town 9 then went to work. We purchased fresh food, canned food, basic essentials, etc. All of this was put together, sorted and delivered to our 4 main charities: The Haven (mainly adults focussed) Their method is to make temporary shelter, rehabilitation opportunities, social welfare services, family reunification services, physical care and support available to adult people living on the streets who are committed to reintegration and to reduce the opportunities for people to continue to live on the streets. They are providing food for all their clients, but during the government lockdown this extended their assistance to all vulnerable people asking for assistance. Little Brinks (focus on children) Little Brinks is a small NPO trying to do big things, for kids in need. They started in 2008 and have now got soup kitchens, safe house, matric dance project, young adult project, foster family assistance projects, and 27 families assisted on a weekly basis. Due to the government lockdown this has increased to over 140. BABS (focussing on children and elderly) BABS’s mission is to implement participatory development projects through the programmes they operate. They try to empower for independence of the individual. Basic needs of the community is the focus to build the community member. Good Quality of life of especially our seniors is of importance. They are 47 years old and have maintained relevance meeting the identified needs. Their focus area is ECD, the elderly, nutritional programmes and awareness in partnership with relevant astakeholders. UTurn (focus on young adults) U-turn is a Cape Town based Christian principals organisation that equips people and communities with skills to overcome homelessness. Their programme has been refined over 22 years by occupational therapists, and follows basic needs relief (relationship, rehabilitation, skills development, sheltered employment, relapse prevention, graduation into the open labour market). They follow up with graduates 6 months after exiting and track three main things: sobriety, employment and independent housing. Over 80% of graduates remain employed and sober. Under the government lockdown, despite a greater emphasis on emergency relief, their programme remains about rehabilitation and reintegration. While U-turn staff are Christians, they work with people from all faiths. With the money raised, some shrewd negotiations and good old fashioned hard work, we were able to deliver literal bakkie loads of food to our charities! We have helped to feed many families and hope to still support some more with additional food deliveries. Although the lockdown has been reduced, the impact on the economy is far reaching and is extremely visible. We will continue to support these charities and ask for your help to do so. We will gladly host a Zoom games night for your table (or company). If you are interested, please contact us at info@capetown9.co.za. Round Table Cape Town 9 would like to say thank you to ALL the people around the world who supported this amazing initiative that not only helped feed hundreds upon hundreds of people, but also gave Round Table Cape Town 9 an opportunity to pull together as a table and do something great for our community. A final heartfelt thank you to our esteemed Chairman, Mr Alex Mavian for his determination and drive that made all of this possible in the first place. We salute you sir.

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Wel213 had taken the road to Groot Aub about 30km from Windhoek to the south on 12 th of September 2020. Covid19 regulations and rules did not make it easy to distribute our Winter Knights 2020 items. Wel213 always took pride in our pre distribution research that allows us to ensure that each person who obtains a distribution package be it a one blanket is really in need of it this to ensure that the funding is utilized and distributed towards the right persons. This was a bit challenging when one tries to stick with to the regulations. The fact that shops like PEP also had stock issues just compounded the dilemma but Wel213 persevered and ensured that all our due diligence is done fore we distributed. The Groot Aug Community is one with more elderly and children resident in the farm town then middle ages working class. Wel213 was approached by Faizah & Rhodes Helping Hands (soup Kitchen) in Groot Aub who reached out for assistance for the people of Groot Aub. Faizah is a Young girl 13 years of age who has since the beginning of 2020 started with her own soup kitchen to help the less fortunate. This young lady had taken the little spending money she earns by cleaning yards and started making soup for those less fortunate then her and soon with her parents assistance runs a soup kitchen during the covid-19 lockdown period that feeds anywhere between 60-100 kids and 40-60 elderly. When she reached out via her parents to Wel213 we were happy to assist and our own due diligence had a taken some time to be completed. It is for this reason that Wel213 drove out to Groot Aub and distributed food and blankets to the soup kitchen. Wel213 also made food parcels for 25 families of at least 5 in family that will be able to sustain those families for at least 3 weeks. These Families came to the Faizah & Rhodes Soup kitchen and where able to get their food parcels and blankets. It was great to see the enthusiasm of this young girl making sure that each person is fed and those who needed the most gets their blanket and food parcel. The area as you can see on the pictures have a few brick houses but has mostly shacks where the majority of the residents stay in. Wel213 had driven across the river to get to the other side of the farm town and stopped at Japhta’s house a senior citizen who runs his own soup kitchen feeding 140 kids every Saturday and Japtha a pensioner does this from the little pension he receives and states “The little I have I should share. How else will we be able to help each other if I am not willing to set an example…” we were able to distribute food and items and blankets to Japhta’s soup kitchen. The items will allow Japhta to run his soup kitchen for at least 1 month with 2 meals a weak being made. It was great to see that our people even in these trying times are willing to share the little they have with others who have less. Those people ( Faizah and Japhta ) I feel are the people are living proof that no matter how little you have to give it can mean the world to those who have nothing. Thanks to all the gents who traveled with us and who made this possible and special thanks to Grain Namibia through Marius Esterhuizen who sponsored 24 Boxes of Juice which was also distributed with the food items and blankets. Thanks to our trusted 41’er Rene Oranje and new friends made Quinton and Alvin who joined us on the distribution.

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Free State hosted their second successful conference for 2020 regardless of the opening of Pandora’s Box by Covid-19. The Free State area has been real troopers in 2020 because our Area Chairperson Louis Radley has reported at our Spring Conference that conference attendance by tablers has increased by 66% for 2020. The Free State Spring was hosted at Be Human just outside Bloemfontein. However originally this conference was supposed to be the Free State, STNOFS and Northern Cape Tri-Area conference but Covid-19 had other plans. P.G Grove the convener was determined that covid-19 will not come in the way of fellowship so he ensured that all safety protocol was observed so that we have weekend of memories. The peanut gallery was truly full with guests making great contributions and other that just maybe the meeting super long… hint... hint… someone with the nickname of a type of Araneae. We had plenty of 41ers who joined us for fellowship and also tablers from STNOFS made an appearance. The conference was made event fuller with a bus full of ladies joining in for some fellowship because after our very successful Winter Conference tickled their mingle shoes. Capturing the true feeling or spirit of table events, conferences or ARTSA in words are so hard because there is so much emotions and feeling that come with spending time with fellow tablers. The only thing we have to vaguely represent our emotions are pictures. We might as tablers have to think of a new way to capture our fellowship to ensure we never lose that feeling.

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RTSA CHAINS OF OFFICE The Association President This is in the keeping of the Association President for his year of office. The Association President's jewel shall be suspended from a collarette, which is ecclesiastical mauve in colour with a gold stripe. Metal plates, gold in colour, bearing the name of the previous incumbents of the Office of the Association President and the year of holding of such Office shall be fitted to the collarette. The Association Vice President This is in the keeping of the Association Vice President for his year of office. This Jewel is a separate design from the Association President's. A Round Table Badge, sixty-three-point-five (63.5) mm in diameter in full colour, gold plated, fitted to a gold plated backing plate, eighty-five (85) mm in diameter which is inscribed with the words: “Vereeniging Visie President” and “Association Vice President” an d fitted in black enamel, the whole to be suspended by a collarette thistle green in colour. No metal plates shall be affixed to the collarette. The Association International Relations Officer This is in the keeping of the Association IRO for his year of office. A Round Table Badge, sixty-five-point-six (65.6) mm in diameter in full colour above which is inscribed with the words "Association IRO", the whole to be suspended by a collaret, striped: black centre stripe, two gold stripes, two green stripes and two white stripes, red and blue stripes top and bottom. This collaret shall bear the names on metal plates. Area Chairmen This is in the keeping of the respective Area Chairman for the year of his office. A Round Table Badge, sixty-three-point-five (63.5) mm in diameter in full colour, gold plates fitted to a chromium plated backing plate eighty-five (85) mm in diameter which is inscribed with the name of the Area in both official languages and fitted in black enamel, the whole to be suspended by a collarette maroon in colour. Nickel silver plates bearing the name of the previous incumbents of the Office and the year of holding or such Office shall be fitted to the collarette. Area Vice Chairmen This is in the keeping of the respective Area Vice Chairman for the year of his office. A scrolled bar (to be inscribed “Area Vice Chairman” with the name of the Area) suspended from which shall be a standard past Table Chairman's medal. This shall be suspended from a collarette, maroon with a blue centre stripe in colour. No metal plates shall be affixed to the collarette. Zone Chairmen This is in the keeping of the respective Zone Chairman for the year of his office. A Jewel as worn by the Area Chairman but inscribed with the Zone number and the name of the Area in both official languages. The whole suspended by a collarette, orange in colour, with nickel-silver plates bearing the name of the previous incumbents of the Office of Zone Chairman and the year of holding such Office. Table Chairmen This is in the keeping of the respective Table Chairman for the year of his office. A Round Table Badge, sixty-three-point-five (63.5) mm in diameter in full colour, gold plated, fitted to a gold-plated backing plate, eightyfive (85) mm in diameter which is inscribed with the words the Table Name, Number and Town, in both official languages. The whole to be suspended by a collarette, royal blue in colour with metal plates. Table Vice Chairmen This is in the keeping of the respective Table Vice Chairman for the year of his office. A scrolled bar (to be inscribed “Table Vice Chairman” with the name of the Table) suspended from which shall be a standard past Table Chairman's medal. This shall be suspended from a collarette, white with a blue centre stripe in colour. No metal plates shall be affixed to the collarette. RTSA Tabler of the Year This is in the keeping of the respective recipient for his lifetime, with a new collarette purchased every year for each reci pient. A scrolled bar (to be inscribed “RTSA Tabler of the Year”) suspended from which shall be a standard past Table Chairman's medal in green. This shall be suspended from a collarette, thistle green with a gold centre stripe in colour. No metal plates shall be affixed to the collarette, but the recipient’s name shall be engraved on the back of the jewel.

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This year our annual WinterKnights campaign was handled differently due to Covid 19 creeping into Country Mid March. We started off with our pre distributions during Namibia’s first lockdown, by the 13 th of April 2020 Walvis Bay Round Table 36 had put together a large number of food and sanitizer packs for the different old age homes and orphanages in and around Walvis Bay. With the help of our local authorities, we were escorted and allowed to move around Walvis Bay to be able to deliver these pack to the different homes. A total of N$ 47 393.23 was spent and a further N$ 18 148.57 was sponsored towards the project. In total we were able to help more than 450 families By June 2020 Walvis Bay and the Erongo Region was under hard lockdown restrictions and we were not able to host our annual WinterKnights Campaign as we have been doing each year. No corners were branded, no corners were manned and not much funds were generated…Walvis Bay’s spirits was down. Covid 19 had hit us hard, hit the companies hard and everyone was tightening their belts and saving their pennies. We did however have a few companies that contributed towards the cause helping our spirits and budget. We had a few companies doing their own internal fund raising and challenging the public to donate, this bringing in blankets and food. Pep jumped on board and provided donation boxes throughout Namibia collecting blankets on Round Talbe’s behalf, this boosting Walvis Bays collections by 100 blankets Our clothing bin and our efforts on the corner the night of WinterKnights brought in another 19 bags of clothes with a value of N$ 3800.00 Round Table Namibia also had few virtual platforms that collected funds via sms lines and Radio Stations helping to get the word out there to the public about our project. Namibia Raised Cash to the value of 244 906.85 Each Table in the Namibian Area received N$ 38 874.43 to redistribute back into our community, with these funds, Walvs Bay 36 purchased blanket and distributed to the residence of Walvis Bay that had lost their houses in the past 2 months. If there is one thing that we had all learned, life can change at any time, things can change at any time, and with that, we Adopted the situation, Adapted our way of thinking and Improved our knowledge…

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Estcourt 74 Round Table did our annual Winter Knights Project at P&P on the 4th and 5th of September. We arrived on the Friday after work and setup for our charity drive. We raised a good amount of food from donations and had a good time till P&P closed at 7pm. We all gathered back at P&P on Saturday morning and continued to raise donations till 1pm. All in all it was a good amount of donations we received and it was good to be able to start with projects again. On Monday the 7th September we did our handover to our charity the Thembelisha Care Project. They were very grateful for the contribution they received and would distribute it to the surrounding communities is need.

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Wel213 had taken the road from Groot Aub to Rehoboth on the 12 th of September 2020 to do our WK2020 distributions to a family who had lost everything in a fire that destroyed their shack in June this year. The Namibia Youth Christian Center of which she is a member had approached Wel213 to assist with food and blankets as the family had lost everything in the fire. When we arrived at her plot we found the church elder at her newly built shack. The Church community had all pitched in to help rebuild her shack and is still busy with it but for now it’s livable for her and her family that consists of 7 kids. It was again amazing to see how a community can open their harts to those in need and to see a church community helping to rebuild Monica’s shack from the ground up to ensure that she has a place to stay. The church had also assisted Monica with applying for land and they are waiting to hear from the municipality but they are hopeful. Because of that the structure they had built so far is moveable so that if she gets granted a plot the church will be able to move the structure from one place to another. We were met with tears by Monica who expresses her gratitude for the blankets and food Wel213 delivered to her. Wel213 was able to donate to her food that can sustain her and her family for the next 2 months and blankest to ensure that they do not need to sleep uncovered. I was astounded when Monica asked us where we were sure that the food we had brought was only for her family and when she was assured it was for her family immediately asked if she may share a small portion with a an elderly lady living alone in a shack 5 shacks from hers. It was heartwarming to see that she who just received something she desperately need was still willing to share. But it was not necessary as we had brought 15 Food Parcels that Wel213 donated to 15 families with blankets as shown to us by the David of the NYCC. It was a long day and as myself and Romeo returned the conversation always steered back to the fact that for the day we blessed to see how our community members (albeit a few) was willing to share and help those even though fighting their own financial hardships. It makes me proud of the way Wel213 handles donations and distributions making sure that those receiving are in real need of it and having them share with others is just an amazing feeling.

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Elize het Bloemfontein 158 gekontak omdat sy hulp nodig het want hulle sukkel om hulle finansiële verpligtinge n ate kom met hul inkomste. Bloemfontein 158 het dadelik gaan ondersoek instel en bevestig dat Elize woon saam haar man, dogter en kleindogter en beide Elize en haar man is is werkloos. Elize se man het by die spoorweg gewerk, maar is 15 jaar terug afgelê toe haar seun oorlede is 25 jaar gelede en op die oomblik sukkel Elize the man met dementia. Elize se dogter kan nie werk nie weens haar rug probleme en wat die situasie vererger dat sy nie geopereer kon word nie weens die risiko van verlamming. Beide Elize en haar man kry SASSA, maar haar dogter is nog nie medies ongeskik verklaar nie, daarom kan sy nie SASSA eis nie. Die man se mediese bystand deur die spoorweg is uitgeput en verdere mediese kostes vir Elize se man word deur hulle self gedra. Elize se man is ook op ‘n suurstof masjien en sy vinnigste hulp kom van ‘n suster wat af en toe by Elize loseer en dan ook met kruideniersware help, maar haar finansiële omstandighede neem ook ‘n ernstige knou. Bloemfontein 158 het Elize se familie gehelp met te help met krag en kruideniersware. Bloemfontein 158 het hier werklik inwoners van Bloemfontein in die nood gehelp en so ook self afhanklikheid bevorder.

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On the 15th of September Vereeniging 20 set out to help a haven that homes over 100 people from ages of 2 weeks to 90‌We were absolutely overwhelmed for the donation we received from a local Doctor’s practise, and felt that the best way to express this feeling is to give to those that really needed. Over 150kg of rice and soup were given to the Lochvaal Emfuleni Welfare home, where plenty hands took to the bags to carry it into the kitchen. To see people have nothing isnt easy, but to see a smile because there will be something different on their plates made us all smile. Thank you Pieter Coetzee , Mathew Scholz and especially to Dr Reddy Adrian Ihlenfeldt Vereeniging 20

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Wel213 was approached by Jeremiah Rebeus a young gentleman who grew up as an Orphan on the streets of Windhoek, but made a point of it to atleast finish his grade 10 at Jacob Marenga Senior School. Jeremiah had a hard time growing up but has landed on his feet with a job and his own shack where he lives in Havana Katutura. Jeremiah had started his own Soup Kitchen to help those kids who is going through the same battles he has and tries with the Jeremiah MC-7 Soup kitchen to help as many orphaned kids and families who in need. This to allow them to get the opportunity he was never given to have a warm meal and clothing, most of which he gets from donations and caters for from his own pocket. Wel213 did our due diligence and on Sunday 20 September 2020 Wel213 drove out to Havana trying to find a street called Enanah. It was bit difficult seeing that in those parts of Katutura there no street names on polls, it took us while to realize we would need to find a land mark and just wait to be fetched. I had warned the Romeo and Ricardo who was with me that my sense of direction was not good and after going around a few times following the written directions I was a confused as a chameleon on a smarties box. Luckily Jeremiah came to us and we ended up at the soup kitchen a bit of adventure for us but I can attest to the fact that we would never have found the place by just being directed. Jeremiah showed us some of the clothing he had obtained and the food that was already being prepared all in front of his house where he had cleaned to make it safe for the children who came to get a much needed meal. Wel213 was able to distribute 250 blankets and food items that would assist the Soup kitchen to run for at least 2 months on the bases that they continue with their feeding program of twice a week (Wednesdays and Sundays). It is great to see that individuals are stepping up and making a difference in their communities and Wel213 are fortunate to be able to assist these types of individuals who thinks of others and not just themselves. The smiles on the kids’ faces and the gratitude one could hear in elder kids and parents voices pulled on our heart strings. 3 of Jeremiahs team are ladies who had lost their husbands and was a recipient of MC-7’s generosity and after a few times being at the receiving end joined the Soup kitchen to give back as they have received. The story its self being one of compassion and paying it forward is heartwarming and Wel213 is proud to have been part of or being able to keep it alive. Jeremiah did not wish to have his picture taken alone as he states that he and his group are a team and any thanks should go to whole group and not just him… Standup guy… Wel213 distributed 250 blankets valued at N$13200 and food items to help with the soup kitchen. A total of 6 man hours on a Sunday morning bringing hope to those who see only despair and this is priceless.

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Walk in Faith is a non-profit organisation that aims to care for vulnerable children and families with the help and guidance of social workers and volunteers. The organisation is involved in the feeding and clothing of the needy, life skills training, protection of the rights of women, children and the elderly, parental guidance, family counselling and other social welfare and community projects. We as RT261 donated clothes for children, women and men, and 40 breads for children lunchboxes, currently they make approximately 40-45 lunchboxes per day (weekdays) and most days it’s the only food they will get for the day and some of these children also take home those lunchboxes to feed the family. Currently they are helping 200-250 families with food parcels, these parcels are enough to feed a family of 4 for 12 days at a cost of R400 per parcel. Every end/beginning of the year they try and collect stationary for the less fortunate, around 350 learners, to have all the necessary tools to learn and study with. Walk in Faith is also assisting a married couple, Mike and Dianne Cronje, who foster approximately 30 children that were removed from various situations. The couple has arranged for the kids to have a holiday/Christmas party in Richardsbay and are also in need of donations, as the biggest expense is transport and accommodation, they are looking for any donations, caps, towels, sunscreen, t-shirts, etc even if it has company logos on it. The current number of children that Walk in Faith is helping is around 330, they believe by the festive season the number of children would have risen even more.

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This morning I sat down and struggled to get my thoughts in line, I just could not get my ducks in a row. The whole effect of Covid-19 edged a memory in my mind something like a horror movie. Now, if you do not apply ample constraint, your mind tends to wander to such an extent that you forgot where you started! Then you forget where you are heading. Nou kom ons begin by die begin. Dit het begin by n outjie wat n vlermuis geeet het, of so se hulle. Wie wat geeet het, gee ek nie regtig om nie, maar die rippel effek wat dit in die wereld veroorsaak het, maak my moerig! Hoekom? Want ek kon nie soos n volwaardige 41’er my kierrie kry en waai nie. Geen induction dinner. Geen meetings. Net Zoom, en ek like niks van n geZoom nie. Bye zoom. En ek like nie bye nie. Miskien raak ek nou te oud… Die ekonomie is in sy dinges in, besighede sukkel om hulle deure oop te hou en n premier organisasie soos Round Table se members kry ewe skielik oproepe van bekendes wat hulp vra. Nie hulp om te help betaal aan rekeninge of luxuries nie, maar om kos op die tafel te sit. The struggle is real, and much closer to home than we imagined. Ek het n paar jaar terug besluit om die positiewe te soek in elke negatiewe situasie. Glo my, dis nie altyd maklik nie. Maar as jy eers begin soek , sien jy soms soveel dinge raak. So, wat het ek in hierdie tyd geleer? Direction is so much more important than speed. Reach out and help others. If you have the power and energy to make someone happy, do it. Be a vessel, be the change, be the difference or be the inspiration. Laat skyn jou lig as n voorbeeld. Leer om lief te he sonder voorwaardes. Talk without bad intention. Gee om vir ander sonder om iets terug te verwag. Maar wees versigtig om TE VEEL van jouself te gee. You have to remember to take care of yourself. Sometimes we get so caught up in worrying about other people and their troubles, that we forget to look after ourselves first. You cannot show up as the best version of you if you are not taking care of you first. None can destroy iron, but its own rust can. Much like none can destroy a person, like his mind-set can. Do good for others. It will come back to you in the end… So, nou vra jy jouself, is dit alles die moeite werd? Kan ons regtig n verskil in so baie mense se lewens maak? Maar is dit waaroor dit gaan? Is groot projekte beter of belangriker as n klein projekkie? Gaan ons liewer n projek kanselleer omdat ons nie N$15 000 kan insamel nie? Wat het geword van “one random act of kindness each day”? Dis mos darem om die ou tannie oor die straat te help, toe mense nog op straat mag geloop het, bygese. Dis die 50c kleingeld wat jy las vir die man wat voor jou by die till staan. Dis die oproep aan n pel wat deur n slegte tyd gaan. Joe Black se: “Wees iemand wat almal soos ‘n iemand laat voel, want niemand verdien om soos ‘n niemand te voel nie.” To be kind is more important than to be right. Many times what people around us need is not a brilliant mind that speaks, but a special heart that listens. Geleerdheid is eintlik net n stuk papier, maar ware opvoeding word geken in optrede? Things to always remember: • The past cannot be changed • Opinions don’t define your reality • Everyone’s journey is different • Things always gets better with time • Judgement are a confession of character • Overthinking will lead to sadness • Happiness is found within • Positive thoughts create positive outcomes • Smiling is contagious • Kindness is free • You only fail if you quit • What goes around, comes around • How we walk with the broken speaks louder than how we sit with the great • You never comment on Facebook on a post – “Dagse, eks opsoek na n vet koei om te koop” (dis natuurlik n storie vir n ander dag) Ek glo stellig dat die wereld, soos ons dit geken het, iets van die verlede is. Ons sal nie gou weer toelaat dat iemand 30 kersies op n koek doodblaas en almal eet daarvan nie. Maar wat het die organisasie ons geleer? Universaty of life… Adopt, Adapt, Improve. This too shall pass. A wise man once said - You cannot do epic shit with basic people! Ons het basies 3 keuses in die lewe… 1. Gee op. 2. Gee in. 3. Gee dit alles wat jy het! So, as jy die voorreg het om die stukkie te lees, moet jy weet dat jy deel is van n organisasie wat bekend is daarvoor dat vriende mekaar ophelp, dra, bystaan en antwoorde gee op moeilike vrae. Soms net sit en luister, omdat hulle ook verstaan hoe dit is om deur moeilike tye te gaan. En omdat jy deel is, moet jy weet dat 50% van die fight reeds gewen is, want jy is n yster, n legend! Isn’t it better to risk the chance to fly, than to sit in the nest and die? Gaan groot, gooi mielies en maak n verskil! O ja, en kan iemand my asb help, as ek vir my Boerboel klere gaan koop, mag ek dit in my size koop, of MOET die broekies n size of twee te klein wees? Fluit, fluit, my storie is uit….

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With all the restrictions in place with the international pandemic the South African National Blood Service has been struggling to get people to attend their blood drives or to stop by their offices to do their regular contribution to saves lives. Round Table Welkom 40 has made it their 2020 goal to renew their partnership with the South African National Blood Service in Welkom to help them reach their monthly goals to ensure the people who need this life saving gift them it on time. At Welkom 40’s ‘second’ post-lockdown social meeting they invited the members of the Goldfield through their social media platforms and Goldfm to donate blood at their recently revamped clubhouse. The goal was set at 10 units of blood and Welkom 40 with the help of their community was able to get 12 units of blood.

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The Namibian Area had been receiving requests via Facebook Messages during the covid-19 lockdown and clubs like WB36 helped where they could as most requests where in Walvis Bay. Wel213 was notified via WB36 of a family in Rehoboth who needed assistance and via Namibia Area of a family in Windhoek. Wel213 took the time to do our due diligence as on a digital platform unfortunately one cannot see the request and need is genuine or not. Ergo Wel213 took some time to canvas the area of these to families and could satisfy ourselves that they truly had a need. In Rehoboth a Mother and child had been struggling during the covid-19 lockdown after losing their jobs and not being able to pay their rent. They had taken all they have and made payments towards their shelter and this left no funds to buy food. Wel213 had reached out on the 18th of September and distributed via a friend of round table a food parcel and blankest to assist this family and allow them to at least have food for a few weeks when utilized correctly and blankets to stay warm at night. Wel213 does feel that it’s not enough but work being scares we were unable to assist them with work and their rent. “This food parcel already helps us a lot and will give us the strength to go on looking for work and making plans to survive…” she said. The Family requested that they not be exposed to the media as at can at times lead to harassment and mocking and Wel213 respected this hence picture used is only for report and face is blurred out. Wel213 had also via the Namibia Area’s request assisted Jaqueline Goagoses who posted on RTNAM Facebook page and massager her request for help for her and her 6 kids. Wel213 once again did our due diligence and ensured their indeed was a need and on Sunday the 20th of September 2020 reached out to Mrs. Gaogoses. Jaqueline tells her story of a woman who had survived on small jobs like house work to ensure there is food on the table and that the kids are able to go to school, but that since the lockdown she was unable to do those jobs as families where she use to work asked her for safety to rather stay away. This I can say has been the same for most Domestic workers I have come across where families who employed them request that they rather not come to their houses and ergo stops payment. This is understandable because everyone in the covid-19 lockdown is responsible for their own family’s safety and hence people’s decisions are justified. “I feel no anger towards the families who requested me to stay home, I understand them and agree. I can also not expect to be paid if I do not do any work…so yes I am not angry about it…it just makes it 10 times harder when you can’t get any money in to feed the kids…” Jaqueline said. Jaqueline and her 6 kids, eldest being 15 and the youngest 5, was grateful for the assist and had no problem with us picturing the distribution. “I have asked for help, yes I might be mocked but that does not bother me, I have received help from Round Table while others couldn’t or wouldn’t help so why not show that I’ve been helped, I am grateful and you need to show that there are people who wants to help…” she said when we requested to take a photo. Wel213 was able to distribute 2 food parcels and 8 blankets to the Goagoses Family. Social media can be full of chancers and those trying to score on the back of covid-19 who never really had a need, but this time it helped us to assist 2 families who had been powering through this difficult times on termination and scraps as they put it. Wel213 and Round Table was able to help them by ensuring they had food to make a decent meal for a few weeks to come.

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Erna Rademeyer is a farmer’s wife who has helped organise two soup kitchens for extremely disadvantaged people in Vredefort. Dr. Fouché Swanepoel, the local vet, Tania Vermaak, who owns a take-away shop in Vredefort and Janine Conway, have assembled a group of volunteers who have worked tirelessly to prepare meals and “take-home-packages” for ± 150 families week after week. We cannot emphasise the amount of love, care, and selflessness that these volunteers deposited into the programme enough. They used their own gas, electricity, and other resources to feed the families. They have been fortunate in that the local farming community opened their hearts and hands to support these kitchens, without which many people and animals would have starved over the past three months. Sadly, their resources have reached a point where they would have had to close these kitchens at the end of September. To their great joy and jubilation, Round Table Kroonstad 42 disbursed 56 x 12.5 kg maize meal as well as 30 pockets of potatoes from tabler Benerick Botha. One only understands the significance of such a gift once one had to look into the eyes of people who are ashamed to receive hand-outs, but too hungry and desperate to care anymore. In the words of Erna “I wish I had more wonderful words with which to thank you for your gift. Please know that you have fed hungry mouths and given them hope that there is food in the house for the next few weeks. May God bless you and your companies abundantly so that you will always have the capacity to reach out a helping hand to those unfortunate souls in our community.”

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Dear brothers

Stand up and be counted

Stepping into the role of RTI Vice President is a dream come true for any Tabler. I am truly humbled and honoured to be able to continue in the service of our great movement for the next two years. Before taking on this responsibility, I took a long time to reflect on what it means to be a Tabler. We proudly mould ourselves on the Knights of the Round Table from the Arthurian legend. The Knights code includes the following traits - Mercy, Humility, Honour, Sacrifice, Faithfulness, Courage, Utmost graciousness and courtesy toward women. I have included my candidate speech as given by me at the RTIWM last weekend. I took much inspiration from the virtues listed in the Knights Code to mould this and to be the kind of man that we should be as Tablers. Edmund Burke famously said - “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” From the traits listed, it is clear that we as Tablers must always rise up and be the better man. Take the hard road, do the right thing and always be a man of integrity. We can all agree that the world needs more men of integrity, men who keep their word and men who are respectful to everyone – Our world needs more Tablers. Let us all take this next month and truly live out the ideals of being a proud Tabler. “Good afternoon councillors, guests, and everyone following live on Facebook. My home is in South Africa, but for the last 2 years, I feel like a true Global Tabler In my professional career as well as in Table, I Create Certainty. One of my roles has been to serve as your RTI Treasurer. During this time, I created certainty by leading the Future Funding, and the Constitutional working groups, as well as playing vital roles in the Global Service Project, the Taste the World movement, and many others. During my life in Table, I have had one guiding principle - What is best for Table? By measuring all I do against this, I never make short term decisions, and will always place Round Table above any individual needs. I believe in working collaboratively, while being able to make tough decisions. These might be unpopular, but better for Table in the long run. The Coronavirus pandemic has shown us, that to survive; we need to fundamentally change our thinking with regards to Round Table, without losing our core values. I have a vision for the future of Round Table. It is built on the following three pillars:   

Growth Service Striving for greatness

We need to challenge our own thinking with regards to the growth of RTI. Never be afraid to dream big, to want more, or to do what seems impossible. By growing each table by just onemember, we will grow our membership by 10%. E-Clubs will change the way we look at external expansions by ensuring that we expand responsibly and sustainably. We must also grow what we have already planted. As Tabler’s, we are the first to stretch out a helping hand. Let us start with our fellow brothers who need it most. This however, will not be a hand of charity, but rather a gesture to work together. We should all do our part to ensure the growth of our beloved movement. Secondly - Elected leaders are there to serve their members. The role of the Board must be to serve and assist our members and to bring people together. Never again must we hear “What does RTI do for us?” – Our actions must show the value that we add. And it will. Upcoming plans include the leadership development programme, where we will grow future leaders to make a significant impact in our associations, as well as with the branding assistance to associations. This shows our commitment. And finally - We have shaped our future and we have been on fire for tabling; now we have an opportunity to strive for greatness. Our greatness can only be measured by the impact that we have on others. Let us stand together in the Global Service Project; and ensure that our impact is felt across the world. We are independently strong, but focussing on growth, service and striving for greatness we will become invincible. Behind every good man stands a great woman. I am blessed to have the support of my wife Yvette, allowing me to be the best version of myself. She serves as the LCI treasurer; thus, she understands and fully supports me in this journey. We plan to take sideby-side to the next level. Brothers, I have a vision for Round Table. I believe in who we are, and what we stand for I have the skills, the support and the vision to do all that is required. Thank you” Graham Cornelissen Round Table International Vice President

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Sometimes the best ideas are born in the most unlikely situations. At the 2019 WHK34 Christmas Party, held at West Nest Lodge, the three “amper ou ballies” sat together and an idea was discussed. The idea is that, although we only have a months left to officially table, but we still feel “forever young”, the fact is we are getting the boot in January 2020. Is there any way we can leave behind a legacy in the last 3minutes of the game? The answer is yes! We had marketing funds set aside, but is not really utilised. A proposal was drafted and while we were still eligible to do it, and hoped that the plan will receive the thumbs-up via email before the AGM. I mean, with our combined, endless wisdom, the rest of Windhoek 34 just have to agree. The funds will be allocated towards the buying of one or two wheelchairs, which remains the property of Windhoek 34. The idea is that the wheelchairs will be given out on a short-term basis to beneficiaries who need a wheelchair on a temporary basis. The idea was pitched and the vote was in favour of the idea (as expected - please refer to my endless wisdom statement earlier). After consultations with a few local wholesalers and pharmacies, the idea seemed quite farfetched all of a sudden, as I got a quote for only one chair, which amounted to double our budget! Other service providers took nearly a week to send me a proposal after agreeing to assist with discounts, then withdrew the gesture when the quote were sent through. I do understand that the current financial climate are putting a lot of strain on most companies, but I am not used to having a verbal agreement, which is not honoured in writing. Then a small miracle happened and the ANGELS at MedLab Services here in Windhoek assisted with a quote with such a generous discount structure that we could nearly purchase TWO wheelchairs! We just needed a small outstanding amount to make that purchase a reality, and Axles Off-Road Gear sponsored it without hesitation. From a dream to two wheelchairs in less than a month! Jaco Engelbrecht, a die-hard tabler and 41’er, also donated a wheelchair of his late mother with lots of love to support the cause. Another wheelchair was also donated through an ex-tabler by an old German lady’s family, who believed that only the young men of Round Table will put it to good use. With four wheelchairs, the appointed convener will have a busy time when all four are simultaneously booked out to beneficiaries. Round Table Windhoek 34 extends our gratitude to MedLab Services, Axles Off-Road Gear and Jaco Engelbrecht. This idea transformed into reality in such a small timeframe and I know for sure that, although we are kicked out by the age rule, the project and legacy will continue to better people’s lives for years to come. Nou ja, oud maar nog nie koud nie, dalk wys ons julle jong manne sommer gou gou weer hoe om n projek te doen!

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With the mass Global pandemic, Newcastle community was hit extremely hard, Ncandu 86 got together and we got Local companies, including our own area involved with the feeding scheme. During Lockdown Ncandu 86 made up over 150 food parcels which was distributed to Newcastle community that was suffering. One food parcel was sufficiently enough to feed a family of 4

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