ARTSA 2018 - COME AND GONE - SUPPORTED BY 41'ERS
ARTSA 2018 has come and gone. As usual there were plenty of members from the 41'ers Association of Southern Africa attending this years ARTSA in support of Round Table Southern Africa. It is also the ideal opportunity for the association to recruit members from the outgoing Round Tablers. Congratulations to Hilton Megaw and his team for hosting an awesome event in Upington in the Northern Cape.
As tradition has it, the 41’ers Association of Southern Africa hosted our famous Whisky tasting on the Friday afternoon at ARTSA, assisted by Round Table. The event is held with special invites to the out going Tablers with the main intention being to introduce them to 41 Club within Southern Africa.
This year there was a twist, due to the fact that ARTSA was held in the Kalahari, Northern Cape this year, the whisky tasting was changed to offer a more suitabe tasting in keeping with the local flavours; namely brandy and wine. The event was hosted at the Orange River Cellars, a well known winery in the area. With the assistance of Werner Labuschagne from Postmasburg 41’ers, about thirty 41’ers and their wives joined the brandy and chocolate pairing as well as sampled (well more than sampled) the best wines that the Orange River Cellars could offer.
Another great Round Table event supported by Lady Circle and Club 41. After a great time together and the successful recruiting of eleven new 41’er members, it was back to ARTSA 2018, the Hard-Core hut and the famous area food stalls.
Johannesburg 41ers Building a School for Orphans
Johannesburg 41ers have adopted The Love of Christ (TLC) Orphanage in the south of the city as an outreach project since mid-2016. TLC was established in 1993 by the Jarvis family who have taken on over 800 abandoned children. (The family themselves have adopted 17 children.) They provide a home for these children from newly born until they are able to find a permanent home.
JHB 41ers (and especially Richard Wortley, Trevor Ketler and Tony Stock) have subsequently donated in excess of 20 truck-loads of clothes, books, furniture, and electric appliances, including fridges, and washing machines worth in excess of R100 000.
Report on Belgian AGM 2017, Mechelen, Belgium
Being a European flight it is overnight but even so it was a midday arrival. So, arriving at Brussels airport at around 2pm I was rather thirsty and being in the ‘beer’ capital of the world, I had no choice but to enjoy a beer with my good friends Johnny Webber, his beautiful wife (who just arrived from Austria) and of course our great friend that was there to pick us up, Didier. It was just under an hours’ drive to Mechelen, which was very scenic. On arrival, as usual, another beer and then a quick shower and get ready for the evening function.