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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Central Chapter run: Toeka se Dae near Bela Bela on 22 July 2018

Members and guests departed from the Petroport on the N1, north of Pretoria, at 09:45 on Sunday morning. There were in total 55 people, 18 bikes and 14 trikes. Dias van der Merwe organised this lovely run for us and we were blessed with a sunny and cool morning. Our destination was Toeka se Dae, a unique farm stall situated on the R516 and 1 km from the N1 on the road to Bela Bela. Everyone sat down to a scrumptious buffet breakfast in the restaurant where we spent the morning among friends. In between, some members wandered off to...

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Central Chapter: Newsletter July 2018

Hello Everybody Welcome to the second half of 2018. This newsletter is quite short as we have an important topic to introduce. More about that at the end. A few reminders: Please ensure that your bookings are made with Barbara for the Mystery Run in August (25th and 26th). Space is limited and filling up fast. Our July 22 run is to the Warmbaths area where Dias found us a great destination for the day. Details to follow later. We will make it a brunch run so that we can avoid the late afternoon Sunday traffic on the N1. The...

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