St Andrews Day 30 November 2017

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December 2017 / January 2018 Newsletter

DECEMBER 2017 / JANUARY 2018 NEWSLETTER

Dear Fellow Caledonians,

Greetings from Down Under !

We have reached the end of another year and it is hard to believe that it has been a year since our 2016 St Andrews Dinner. Each year seems to get busier and 2018 looks like it will be no different. The committee, and various sub-sections of the society, are working tirelessly to bring new and exciting experiences for our membership. (Just a reminder that we welcome feedback and ideas from our members – so please feel free to pass on your thoughts to us) A lot has happened since our last newsletter – we had a lovely Halloween evening with the residents of McClelland. HalloweenThe ‘best dressed’ winners (as chosen by the residents) are pictured above – although we received a ‘complaint’ that only committee members received prizes! Liezel (our Tommy Tourist) receives special mention as the only non-committee member to join in on the dressing up – your prize is on its way! It would be nice to have more members present next year – please consider joining us as this is our main charitable event for the year. The efforts are really appreciated by the residents, and lots of fun is to be had around the braai after we have finished the entertainment portion of the programme.

We tried yet another venue for St Andrews Dinner and enjoyed a fabulous meal laid out by Marais and his Hams Club Team. It was also nice to have space to dance – a huge thank you to Sandra for always willingly arranging ceilidh dancing for our entertainment. Our guest speaker, Mr Neil McIntyre, gave a fitting tribute to Scotland and St Andrew – and went home with a membership form! Thank you to all those who played their part in making it a success. We will be trying out Beacon Bay Country Club for Burns Nicht in January – details about tickets are in the Entertainment section. Look forward to seeing you all then.

NEWS OF MEMBERS

First condolences to the Piderit family on the recent passing of Eileen Turner – mother of Sue and grandmother of Roxanne. Our thoughts are also with Callum & Beryl MacIver, who recently had a break-in at their home. On the sports field, Emily Middleton is in the Border badminton team; while Tumi Macdonell will be travelling to Port Elizabeth for an Interprovincial tournament with the Border U13 Girls Water Polo team. In travel news, Agnes Cowie is in Johannesburg visiting friends and her granddaughter; while, as you saw in the intro, Roxanne Piderit is currently in Australia. This Christmas, Maureena Middleton will visit family in Johannesburg; while Rose Thompson will be visiting her family in Pinetown. Dave & Maureen Rankin have been visiting family in Clarens. Jean Sansom has been unwell. Cameron Middleton has added pizza ovens to Dot. Com Café and has obtained a liquor licence. Norma Riddel has moved to the D.J. Sobey Home. Geoff and Carolyn Liddle’s daughter, Sally-Anne, will be visiting from Australia.

ENTERTAINMENT

27 January 2018 Burns Nicht. Beacon Bay Country Club R130 pp (R100 for U12). 6.30pm for 7.00pm.
Tickets from the Committee and final numbers to Sue Piderit (082 924 1078) by 19 January 2018. Tickets can be paid for via EFT and proof of payment emailed to piderit@iafrica.com. Any members needing a lift to the venue – please also let Sue know.

PIPE BAND In the past month, the Band led the Remembrance Day Parade on Oxford Street; and played at St Andrews’ Dinner. Looking into the distance, Music in the Park will be on 18 March 2018.

LADIES GROUP The Ladies Group enjoyed a delightful morning at Dot Com Café on 7 November with much to discuss with Congress just past, and a busy programme coming up. John & Lorna Thompson have once again generously offered to host our end of year luncheon at their home on Tuesday 5th December from 12 midday – always a joy to us all. Please note that in light of a wonderful increase in membership of our Group over the past year, we regret that Past Chiefs and Lady Presidents will not be receiving an invitation to join us on this occasion. The first meeting of 2018 will be held at the Dot.Com Café on 7 February 2018 at 0930, hosted by Sheila Sanderson.

S.C.D.C The Country Dancers had their End of Year Party on Tuesday 28th November 2017. The Club will now go into recess over the holiday period and will reconvene in February 2018.

HIGHLAND DANCERS Most of the Dancers have been busy with exams, although dancing practice has continued.

CONGRESS The provisional date for the next Congress is 5-7 October 2018 in Durban. East London is pencilled in for the 2020 Congress.

COMMITTEE Next Committee Meeting will be at 7.30pm on Thursday 11 January 2018 at the home of Rose Thompson, Cottage E7, Fairlands. Cambridge West.

Finally I would like to wish each of you a Blessed Festive Season. Enjoy the time spent with family and friends – and, for those travelling, keep safe on the roads!

Yours aye,

Roxanne Piderit (Chief)
FORTHCOMING EVENTS:

DATE EVENT VENUE START NOTES
27 January Burns Nicht Beacon Bay CC 6.30pm R130pp (R100 for U12)
17 February Valentines Tea Port Rex THS (TBC) TBC Fundraiser

 

November 2017 Newsletter

NOVEMBER 2017 NEWSLETTER

Dear Fellow Caledonians,

First the exciting news – at the recent Congress, East London scooped both the membership trophies, winning both the Ken Johnstone Trophy (for numerical membership increase) and Harare Cup (for percentage membership increase). Congratulations to past Chief Maureena Middleton whose leadership achieved this success for our society. Perhaps we should challenge ourselves to retain these trophies at the 2018 Congress? Do you know of any potential members? Bring them along to one of our forthcoming events! The Task Team presentation delivered by Andrew Macdonell was well received at Congress, and we may be asking for your input again in the near future.Trophies

This weekend we have the annual Halloween party at McClelland home. This is our main charitable event for the year, and we really need the support of our members to make it work. There will be prizes for the best dressed, and braai fires lit – so please join us. Later this month we will gather at Hams Club for the St Andrews Dinner. Details about tickets are in the Entertainment section of the newsletter
NEWS OF MEMBERS

As usual, a number of our Caledonians have been on the road. Andrew Macdonell was recently in Scotland to celebrate his mother’s 90th birthday. Rose Thompson and Nookie Middleton have been visiting the Kruger Park; while Sandra Rankin visited her sister in Johannesburg. Hannah Paterson was visited by her younger brother and sister-in-law from the UK; while Roxanne Piderit will be jetting off in late November for Australia and New Zealand.

Tanya Macdonell received her Stirling High School Colours Blazer for her dancing exploits – both ballet and highland dancing. Meanwhile Tumi Macdonell reached the finals in all her events at the Aquabear Gala in PE recently and achieved her main goal of posting a time in the 100m freestyle that qualifies her to compete at next year’s South African Junior Championships. Tumi will also be going with the Border Water Polo Team for a tournament in November. Finally Roxanne Piderit has registered to do her Masters Degree in Education.
ENTERTAINMENT

4 November Halloween. 1800 for 1830 at McClelland Institute, Amalinda. ‘Bring & Braai’
R20 pp donation to McClelland. Prize for ‘Best Dressed’ Caledonian !

25 November St Andrews Dinner – 18.30 for 19.00 at Hams Club. R130pp. (R100 U12). Tickets from the Committee and final numbers to Sue Piderit (082 924 1078) by 17 November. Tickets can be paid for via EFT and proof of payment emailed to piderit@iafrica.com .

PIPE BAND In the past month, the Band played at the Komga Show; while November parades include Remembrance Day (12 November) and St Andrews’ Dinner (25 November). Des Plint played at the Wynberg Highland Gathering; while Hannah Krouse has joined the band as a new learner piper. Looking into the distance, Music in the Park will be on 18 March 2018.

LADIES GROUP An enjoyable, happy meeting was held on 3 October at the home of Agnes Cowie. November meeting will be at the Dot Com Café, hosted by Elizabeth Weare on Tuesday 7 November 2017 at 9.30am.

S.C.D.C Weekly meetings continue on Tuesdays at the Hams Club from 4pm – 5.30pm on Tuesdays. Club is working to attract new members. Ten dancers put on a demonstration at the Komga Show, where they danced four dances.

HIGHLAND DANCERS Highland dancers did a couple of dances at the Komga Show. Eastern Cape Highland Gathering Competition went well and was followed by a workshop.

CONGRESS East London somewhat ‘stole the show’ at the recent Congress in Johannesburg on 13-15 October. Past Chief Maureena Middleton & Chief Roxanne Piderit both won prizes for early bookings, the Society walked away with both the membership trophies (see photo on front page) …. and the Task Team gave a presentation on the “Future of the Federation”. East London is scheduled to host 2020 Congress.

COMMITTEE Next Committee Meeting will be at 7.30pm on Thursday 9 November at the home of Roxanne Piderit, 7a Dartnell Road, Cambridge West.

Yours aye,

Roxanne Piderit (Chief)

FORTHCOMING EVENTS:

DATE EVENT VENUE START NOTES
4 November Halloween Braai McClelland Home 18.00 R20 donation. Bring & Braai, Prize for best dressed!!
25 November St Andrews Night Hams Club 18.30 R130pp (R100 U12). Cash Bar.
26 November St Andrews Service TBC TBC Church Service
30 November St A. Flag at City Hall City Hall 8.00 Watch pipers, dancer & saltire fly
27 January Burns Nicht Beacon Bay CC (TBC) TBC R130pp
17 February Valentines Tea Port Rex THS (TBC) TBC Fundraiser

 

October 2017 Newsletter

Dear Fellow Caledonians,

It is hard to believe that the year is almost wrapped up; but we still have a lot to pack into this short space of time! This past month, we hosted the Provincial Chieftain and Lady President of the Cape Province, Andrew and Claude Macdonell, on their ‘official’ visit to our society. (They were particularly appreciative of the quality of the accommodation that we had laid on!)

The weekend started with a welcoming gathering of past chiefs and lady presidents, ladies group and committee at my house. The Saturday event was a ‘travelling lunch’, which took us on a journey from Scotland to Africa – tying this all together with the presentation of the gift to our visitors, which was superbly created by Frances de Lange.

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NEWS OF MEMBERS

Sue Piderit’s mother, Eileen Turner, has recently been in hospital. Elizabeth Weare has enjoyed a visit by her niece from Australia. Emily Middleton has been selected for the Border Badminton team. Tumi Macdonell has been selected for the U13 Border Water Polo team and won 6 gold medals at the recent Future Stars Swimming Gala. Ruth Strong’s granddaughter has qualified as an attorney at the age of 23. Roxanne Piderit’s first PhD student graduated in September. Marian and Kim Mathieson will be visiting Port Elizabeth. Maureen Illingworth is recovering from a recent illness.
ENTERTAINMENT

Unfortunately no events in October, as many members will be away at Congress and elsewhere. The proposed Halloween function on 28 October will now not take place; but members in town are encouraged to support the SPCA Halloween fundraiser at Hams Club on that day (Start: 18.30. R50 pp).

However in November, members are requested to support our regular outreach function at McClelland:

4 November Halloween. 1800 for 1830 at McClelland Institute, Amalinda. ‘Bring & Braai’
R20 pp donation to McClelland.

25 November St Andrews Dinner – save the date! Venue TBC

PIPE BAND In the past month, the Band played at Python Park, for the visit of the Provincial Chieftain and at the Battle of Britain Parade. The Pipe Major was interviewed on radio after the Python Park parade. Paul Cormack has joined the band as a piper. On 7 October, the Band will be at the Komga Show; while November parades include Remembrance Day (TBC) and St Andrews’ Dinner.

LADIES GROUP A fruitful meeting was held at Dot.Com Café (see photo) and the ladies prepared the main course for the Provincial Chieftain’s visit. The ‘Cuppa for Cansa’ Tea is being considered as a function in 2018. October meeting will be at the home of Agnes Cowie, J2 Fairlands on Tuesday 3 October 2017 at 9.30am.Ladies

S.C.D.C Weekly meetings continue on Tuesdays at the Hams Club from 4pm – 5.30pm on Tuesdays. Club is working to attract new members. The Club is also rehearsing a five-couple dance for a demonstration at the Komga Show on 7 October.

HIGHLAND DANCERS The Border Highland Dancing Festival took place on 26 August and the Eastern Cape Highland Gathering Competition, which took place on 16 September at Port Rex Technical High School, was followed by a dancing workshop. A few dancers, who were in attendance at the Provincial Chieftain’s visit, gave an impromptu performance.

CONGRESS As usual, East London will be well represented at Congress in Johannesburg on 13-15 October. Past Chief Maureena Middleton & Chief Roxanne Piderit both won prizes for early bookings.

COMMITTEE Next Committee Meeting will be at 7.30pm on Thursday 19 October (one week later than normal to allow for Congress Report back) at the Rankin residence, 9 Nelson Ave, Cambridge.

Finally, we have noted that a few gremlins seem to have made their way into our membership list – and therefore some birthdays are being incorrectly reported. Please help us out by notifying us of any mistakes; so that we can update our records.

Yours aye,

Roxanne Piderit (Chief)

FORTHCOMING EVENTS:

DATE EVENT VENUE START NOTES
4 November Halloween Braai McClelland Home 18.00 R20 donation. Bring & Braai
25 November St Andrews TBC TBC
27 January Burns Nicht TBC TBC

 

September 2017 Newsletter

Dear Fellow Caledonians,

This is our first newsletter since the Chairing and Kirking, and I’d like to thank those members who were in attendance.  While the venue was not our first choice, it did serve it’s purpose in getting us into the public eye and generating some interest.  The pipe band definitely ensured that we could not be ignored – and we had a few curious onlookers trying to sneak in a video or two.  For those not able to attend, my inaugural address is summarised below:

Chairing

“This wasn’t an easy address to write – I was unsure of what direction this should take, and how to live up to the many chiefs who have come before me, and who have spoken so eloquently of their vision for the society.  But it is not just that which troubled me, I am taking the chair at a time where we are asked to questions the role of Caledonian Societies and the Federation – and in fact whether or not there IS even a future for Caledonian movements.  You will have seen in my first two newsletters that our society has spearheaded this motion to critically analyse the role and need for a Federation, but at the same time taking a critical look at our own society and how we move it forward.  It is clear that some change is needed in order to adapt to societal demands. We are not necessarily talking about radical change, but we do need your input in order to propose a way forward. 

(The questionnaire is again included with this newsletter – please complete and send if not done already).

There is a quote attributed to Anthony Roberts, Albert Einstein, Henry Ford or even Mark Twain (depending where you read it), but regardless of who it came from first, it has value here and now for our society: ‘If you always do what you’ve always done, you will always get what you’ve always got’.  Now to be clear, this does not mean turf out tradition – that would be a bit like throwing out the ‘baby with the bath water’. Our society exists to promote and extend the traditions of Scotland. But this does mean that we need to try something different.  Our first attempt was to try a different location. We also plan to revive the Junior Society and hold some events focused at our younger members and those associated with the society through the band or dancing.

Lastly, I want to thank you for entrusting me with this position, I am honoured to serve as your Chief for the ensuing year. I shall endeavour during my year of office to continue to nurture our traditions, while enhancing and growing our society within this ever changing landscape, but only with your assistance. As Hellen Keller said: ‘Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much’ ”

NEWS OF MEMBERS  Sue Piderit & Duane Sweeney were recently in Benoni with the Border Masters Hockey teams. Meanwhile Britney & Emily Middleton (aged 16 years) have been selected for the Border U/21 hockey team. They are also in the academic top 10 of their school grade, achieving over 80% in 7 subjects.  Tumi Macdonell won two trophies at her swimming club’s prize-giving; while Andrew Macdonell passed his project management exam. Liezel Cilliers is travelling to a conference in China – her 4th international meeting for 2017. Callum & Beryl MacIver’s daughter (Lynn) and grandson (Andrew) visited from the UK and attended the Chairing.  Jean Sansom is recovering from a recent fall and Agnes Cowie’s daughter (Linda) has not been well. Finally congratulations to our outgoing Chief, Nookie Middleton, on winning a bottle of whisky for being the first delegate to sign up for Congress !

ENTERTAINMENT

Saturday 2 September    Visit of the Provincial Chief of the Cape Province

“Travelling Lunch” starting at 9 Nelson Avenue at 11.30am

Bring own crockery & cutlery.  R50pp.   Numbers to Dave Rankin or Sandra Rankin by Friday 25 August

Saturday 9 September    Greensleeves Children’s Home will host a fundraising tea at Hudson Park Primary School from 15.00. R50pp – but bring own eats. Society will take a table and dancers / band may be attending. Numbers required by Friday 1 September.

PIPE BAND  The Knysna & Districts Pipe Band won the South African Grade 3 championship for 2017 and has been promoted to Grade 2. The Grade 4 band also competed this season. Upcoming parades: Python Park on 26 August, the visit of the Provincial Chieftain on 2 Sept, Jikeleza Festival 2 & 3 Sept, Battle of Britain Parade on 10 Sept and the Komga Show in October. November parades include Remembrance Day (TBC) and St Andrews’ Dinner.

LADIES GROUP    August meeting hosted by Sheila Godfrey at the Coelacanth Café went well.  September meeting has been brought forward into August to discuss Provincial Chieftain’s Visit and will be on Tuesday 29 August 2017 at 09.30 at Dot Com Café, hosted by Rose Thompson.

S.C.D.C   Weekly meetings continue on Tuesdays at the Hams Club from 4pm – 5.30pm on Tuesdays.   Club is working to attract new members

HIGHLAND DANCERS   The dancers received mixed results at the recent S.A. Championships and in the dancing exams. Upcoming performances: Border Highland Dancing Festival at 12pm on Saturday 26 August at Port Rex Tech HS, the visit of the Provincial Chieftain on Saturday 2 September, Jikeleza Festival on 2 & 3 September, and the Eastern Cape Highland Dancing Festival on 16 September.

BIRTHDAY

August 2017 September 2017
Date Name: Contact: Date Name: Contact:
15 Sue Piderit 082 924 1078 6 Riona MacKenzie 072 432 3174
20 Jamie Gibson 043 721 3272 21 Rose Anley randr@hyperlink.co.za
25 Iris van der Zee 043 726 5000 23 Sheila Godfrey 082 510 3863
  30 Freddie MacFarlane 083 351 2696

COMMITTEE    Next meeting of the Committee will be on Thursday 14th September 2017 at 7.30 pm at the Macdonell Residence, 17 Fitzmaurice Road. Baysville.

Yours aye,

Roxanne Piderit (Chief)

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

DATE EVENT VENUE START NOTES
2 September Prov Chief Visit Starting at 9 Nelson Ave 11.30 Travelling Lunch, R50pp
9 September Greensleeves Tea Hudson Park Primary School 15.00 R50pp fundraiser
28 October Halloween Braai MOTH Hall TBC  
4 November Halloween McClelland Home TBC  
25 November St Andrews TBC TBC

August 2017 Newsletter

Dear Fellow Caledonians,

My first event as your Chief-elect was a delightful breakfast at Dot Com Café. It was a very enjoyable morning and well supported by our members. Robert and Dave kept us entertained and willingly complied with requests for tunes. Thank you to Cameron Middleton for his generosity and hospitality.DotCom

As mentioned in our previous newsletter, the Task Team investigating the future of the Caledonian Federation has started work.
A necessary first step is to gather opinions from members on the role, strengths and weaknesses of the Federation and Caledonian movement. Please take the time to complete the attached questionnaire and return to Andrew Macdonell (082 701 8868) at macdonel@iafrica.com

Thanks.

Our next event is the Chairing and Kirking this weekend. Due to a last minute change of venue, snacks will be provided instead of the usual bring and share. It is not often we get a ‘free’ function, so I hope to see you all at the Buffs Club on Saturday!

NEWS OF MEMBERS

Quite a few Callies have been ‘stateside’ recently ….. Duane Sweeney & Liezel Cilliers have just returned from the US; as now have Claude, Tumi and Tanya Macdonell who were in California for a family wedding (Andrew stayed home to study for his project management professional exam). In other travel news – Des and Fran Plint are currently visiting family in Australia; while Sandra Rankin and Robert Rankin recently visited past Pipe Major Bill Hartley.

On the sports field, Sue Piderit has been appointed manager of the Border U/21 hockey team; while Britney and Emily Middleton are captain and vice-captain of their Border hockey team. Rose Thompson, Sheila Sanderson and Sandra Rankin attended the Grahamstown National Arts Festival. Callum MacIver is making a good recovery after his operation and has just celebrated his 80th birthday (Apologies he was left off the newsletter birthday list last month. Ed). Finally Agnes Cowie has not been well recently and we hope she gets better soon.
ENTERTAINMENT

Saturday 5 August Chairing of the Chief – 18.30 for 19.00 at President’s Suite, Buffs Club
Snacks Provided. Cash Bar

Sunday 6 August Kirking of the Chief – 08.00 at Cambridge Methodist Church
Please bring biscuits/eats for tea afterwards.

Saturday 2 September Visit of the Provincial Chief.
“Travelling Lunch” starting at 9 Nelson Avenue at 11.30

PIPE BAND The ‘previously advertised’ BVR Drill Hall Re-opening Parade won’t now be happening; but the band played at the recent East London Harbour Festival. Upcoming parades include the Chairing of the Chief on 5 August, the Battle of Britain Parade in September (TBC) and the Komga Show in October. Looking further into the future – November parades include Remembrance Day (TBC) and St Andrews’ Dinner.

LADIES GROUP July meeting hosted by Ruth Strong went well. August meeting will be on Tuesday 1 August 2017 at 09.30 at the Coelacanth Café (hosted by Sheila Godfrey).

S.C.D.C Weekly meetings continue on Tuesdays at the Hams Club from 4pm – 5.30pm on Tuesdays.

HIGHLAND DANCERS The SA Highland Dancing Championships took place on Saturday 29 July 2017 in Gauteng. Well done to all our dancers – results in next newsletter. Highland Dancing Exams are scheduled for Monday 31 July & Tuesday 1 August

COMMITTEE Next meeting of the Committee will be on Thursday 10th August 2017 at 7.30 pm at Dave and Maureen Rankin’s house, 9 Nelson Avenue, Cambridge

Yours aye,

Roxanne Piderit (Chief-Elect)

FORTHCOMING EVENTS:

DATE EVENT VENUE START NOTES
5 August Chairing of Chief President’s Suite, Buffs Club 18.30 Snacks Provided
6 August Kirking of Chief Cambridge Methodist Church 08.00
2 September Prov Chief Visit Starting at …. 9 Nelson Ave 11.30 Travelling Lunch
28 October Halloween Braai MOTH Hall TBC
4 November Halloween McClelland Home TBC
25 November St Andrews TBC TBC

July 2017 Newsletter

Dear Fellow Caledonians,

This is my first newsletter as Chief-Elect. Thank you to all who attended our AGM, and for your support in electing me as Chief for the ensuing year. With a relatively familiar committee, we are pleased to welcome at least one new face on the committee and, with your help and support, we aim to continue moving the Society forward. So here’s your ‘new’ Committee …..

Position: Name: Cell:
Chief- Elect Roxanne Piderit 082 455 8661
Senior Chieftain Dave Rankin 082 900 0948
Chieftain Andrew Macdonell 082 701 8868
Hon. Secretary Dave Rankin 082 900 0948
Hon. Treasurer Sheila Godfrey 082 519 3863
Executive Committee Members Sandra Rankin 043 726 1500
Maureen Rankin 082 405 9730
Sue Piderit 082 924 1078
Rose Thompson 072 431 7391
Kim Mathieson 083 373 5864
Leanne Harbottle 079 572 5073
Past Chief Maureena ‘Nookie’ Middleton 084 693 2836

One noteworthy project initiated by our committee involves the formation of a Task Team to investigate the future of the federation. This came about after a working breakfast with the Federation Chief on 22 April 2017, where we ‘brainstormed’ possible ideas and initiatives to improve the health of our Caledonian Movement. One idea was that all Caledonians need to do some hard thinking about how the Movement must evolve, if it is to survive. Andrew Macdonell is heading up this task team, along with Dave Rankin, Sandra Rankin and myself; and we will be requiring input from members along the way.

NEWS OF MEMBERS Sad news first. Condolences to Maureen and Dave Rankin and their families on the passing of Maureen’s mother, Mary Hodgson, on 5 June. Also to the family of Dave Templeton, a former Chaplain of the Society, who recently passed on to higher service. In news from the Doctor’s surgery, Callum MacIver is now home and making progress after another skin graft. Elizabeth Weare is now living at Parklands. Bibby Middleton was awarded her honours blazer for water polo. Finally this seems to be a month of weddings in exotic locations – the Anleys will be attending a wedding in Estonia; while Claude Macdonell and the girls are all off to a family wedding in California. (Andrew is staying at home and hopes to make the most of the ‘me-time’ to study for a professional project management exam)

ENTERTAINMENT
Saturday 22 July – Breakfast at Com Office, Dot Com Café. Scherwitz Road. Berea. Time 09:00

PIPE BAND On 27 May, the Band had a full day …. playing at the McClelland Bazaar, George Randall High School, Stirling Primary Games Day and the Airfest. The ‘previously advertised’ BVR Drill Hall Re-opening Parade won’t now be happening; but a performance at the Komga Show on 7 October is still in the diary.

LADIES GROUP June meeting hosted by Nookie Middleton went well. July meeting was on Tuesday 4 July 2017 at Ruth Strong’s home, Cottage S17 Fairlands.

S.C.D.C Weekly meetings continue on Tuesdays at the Hams Club from 4pm – 5.30pm on Tuesdays. Numbers slightly down recently. The Country Dancers AGM was held recentlySCDC

HIGHLAND AND IRISH DANCERS
Like the Band, the dancers had a busy day on 27 May at the McClelland Home, George Randall High School, Stirling Primary School and the Airfest. Looking forward, the SA Highland Dancing Championships will take place on Saturday 29 July 2017 in Gauteng and Highland Dancing Exams are scheduled for Monday 31 July 2017.

COMMITTEE Next meeting of the Committee will be on Thursday 13 July 2017 at 7.30 pm at Roxanne Piderit’s new home, 7a Dartnell Road, Cambridge West.

Finally some good and bad news! Bad news is that subs are now due – good news is that the rates are unchanged from last year (R80 for full members).

Yours aye,

Roxanne Piderit (Chief-Elect)

FORTHCOMING EVENTS:

DATE EVENT VENUE START NOTES
22 July Breakfast Dot Com Café, Scherwitz Road 09:00
5 August Chairing of Chief TBC TBC
6 August Kirking of Chief TBC TBC