Central Chapter: Report by Chairperson, Jaap Grobler, at AGM on 18 November 20187

It is my great pleasure to present a very healthy and active report of activities by Central Chapter for 2018. Membership 2017 Central Chapter members who re-joined in 2018: 67 members At the end of October 2018, the member count is at 85 paid-up members. Unfortunate incidents There were, unfortunately, a number of negative incidents Chapter members had to deal with during the year: We carry in our thoughts the passing of Pax Mosterd, an active member. Joe Hatem and Armando Pellencin, former members of Wing Riders SA, also passed away. We remember the trike accident of Henry and Louise,...

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Central Chapter: 2018 Year-end function and AGM

Thank you to members of Central Chapter who participated in a most enjoyable weekend spent at Stonehenge in Africa from 16 to 18 November 2018. Some of our members chose the camping option, while others stayed in the lodge. This is where we enjoyed our burger braai on Friday night, where we laughed until we cried and sang songs led by Neels van Niekerk on the ukulele and Retha Roos on the guitar.   Dinner and dancing and again, much fun and laughter:   Congratulations to the 2019 Central Chapter Committee. Chapter members are looking forward to another exciting year...

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Central Chapter: Newsletter November 2018

Newsletter – November 2018 Hello to all the Wingers and Winglettes A number of items to be discussed – please take your time to read and respond where needed. Central’s “iron butt” competition: You will recall that we recorded the starting mileage of bikes and trikes by means of a photograph to me at the end of last year. The time has come to redo the exercise so that we can work out who put on the highest mileage in 2018. I have mistakenly told a few people that the rules stated that you have to be at the AGM...

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Central Chapter: Newsletter September 2018

Hello everybody 2018 Wing Fling 2018 The 2018 Wing Fling and associated national AGM is around the corner. You would have received, by e-mail, all the necessary documentation for your input and review as an active member of the club. Central AGM and year-end function You have received the date and venue details already. (17 and 18 November at Stonehenge close to Parys). Please ensure your reservation is confirmed with them directly as soon as possible. Please confirm with Suzette too. Just a practical point. We had some comments, not about the quality, but the selection of the food during...

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Central Chapter run: Hô-Kaai Bistro, Loskop Dam area and to Hendrik and Maria Sadie in Groblersdal

Members from Central Chapter travelled from everywhere to meet up at the last departure point in Witbank. From there we travelled to Hô-Kaai Pub & Bistro, situated next to the N11 between Middelburg and Groblersdal where we had a buffet brunch while enjoying our friends' company. By 14:00, some members went home and the rest travelled to Groblersdal where we stayed over at the B&B of Hendrik and Maria Sadie. We had a braai with delicious side dishes and Rita Schoeman's birthday cake for dessert. Thank you for sharing your birthday with us, Rita. Breakfast was fruit salad and yoghurt and...

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Central Chapter Mystery Run: 25 and 26 August 2018

A "Mystery Run" was organised by Barbara and Stefan Polessnig. No one knew the destination until shortly before arrival. The destination turned out to be The Nest Hotel, a delightful country hotel situated in the Champagne Valley in the Central Drakensberg area of KwaZulu-Natal. It is a World Heritage site and was built in 1933. History On 21 September 1849 David Grey of Cathkin in Scotland left with his wife and four children on the barque Aliwal for Port Natal (Durban). In 1855 he moved to The Nest on the Voortrekker farm bought from Opperman, which stretched well into the Drakensberg....

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Central Chapter: Newsletter August 2018

  Hello to all the Wingers and Winglettes Thank you to Dias for selecting a very interesting venue for our successful July run. We were over 50 people and plenty of gadget sales were made by Nic and Maraai. Cars in the Park on Sunday, 5 August, is coming up. Thanks to Luke for taking control of the arrangements for this event. Our next important activity at Honda Menlyn in Pretoria is on 11 August. There are a number of activities in parallel here: 3.1 It will be show-and-shine for the entertainment of the public. Members are invited to participate...

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