The YAP’s all met up in Johannesburg and flew to Qatar. They had a brief wait until we caught their connecting flight to Switzerland. Beat Burger fetched them at the airport and drove to his house just outside of Zurich in the country side. There they met his wife Ester who prepared a typical Swiss breakfast. They packed an over-night bag and travelled to Bern. They arrived and met their host Christoph (Past 41 International President). They enjoyed an early dinner and evening. The following day was spent touring the city of Bern with Christoph. The evning saw us exploring the nightlife with Christoph’s daughters ending up in a typical Swiss pub.
Sunday, 28th August 2016 saw an early arrival at King Shaka International Airport. The first of 13 YAP participants for this year’s incoming tour, had arrived! Bubbly and vivacious, Sophie Terhyden, arrived earlier than the others and that allowed us to take her to lunch and get her Euro payment exchanged into SA Rand, so that we could kick the Tour off, on a positive, financial note. Thanks for arriving early Sophie!
The 41ers Association of Southern Africa AGM weekend in Van Reenen
An Annual General Meeting poses the opportunity to decide on the way forward of an organisation. While interested parties come together for the AGM, it is also an opportunity to create fun filled activities around the meeting. This year, from 09 to 11 September 2016, was no different. The whole event was successfully supported by Bill Ross-Adams and his team from the Green Lantern Inn. The weekend commenced with Registrations that was convened by George and Shirley Lee from Harrismith, assisted by Barry and Jenne Arnott. Goodie Bags were convened by Nick Leslie and were sponsored by Spar Harrismith, Spar Qwa Qwa, Grand National Bottle Store, Build It Harrismth and RSA Market Agents added apples to the package.