Dear Members

We are now in the middle of winter and I am enjoying wearing warm clothes and sitting in front of a fire after being away in humidity and heat for 5 weeks.  As much as I love to travel getting back to Cape Town is always wonderful. We are very privileged to be able to live here and even more so to be part of our amazing club and thus have friends to share it with.

August is a month where our activities tend to be indoors but as you look at what we have on offer I am sure there is plenty to keep us busy.  I encourage you to join a group activity and meet new people and share the memories.

My mandate for the year was to revitalize the club and to make it more inclusive. Well we now have a wonderful new website and a thriving philanthropic programme. Our area representatives have met with the members in their areas and hopefully encouraged people to be active in the club.  Members have stepped up and become involved in organizing different events and our group leaders have provided us with a myriad of events to cater to all tastes. So although we still have much to achieve in our vision we are making good progress and hopefully moving in the right direction.

My next project is the cookbook that we would like to handout at the November meeting to celebrate our 40th year. Please send me your favourite recipe so that it can be included. So far I have Swedish, Canadian, South African and British dishes but need lots more to make this a worthwhile endeavor.

In the interests of inclusiveness I will be asking members for their views on the structure of our year-end event. Until recently the affair was not a sit down structured function but a meeting followed by food and drinks. I would like to hear members’ views on their preference. This is your club and your year- end function so please let me know.

Finally if you wish to serve on the board please hand in your nomination forms at the August meeting. Serving on the board is sometimes a frustrating, thankless task but the fun and friendships that result far outweigh any of the negative aspects. I have found true friendship by being a board member.

And remember the only way to have a friend is to be one..

Lorraine Mewett

P.O.Box 587
Constantia 7848
Cape Town
Republic of South Africa
Lorraine Mewett
27 71 561 2522
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