How are you
Welcome to 2013! I trust that you are all back home safe and sound and that you have all returned back to the proverbial grinding stone! So 2013 kicks off with a bang as we are planning to have our ASSOCIATION EXEC MEETING over the weekend of the 25/26 January 2013 in Potchefstroom. This meeting will also be attended by many of the DISTRICT COUNCILLORS.
With the RTSA AGM taking place rather soon Peter Brauteseth & Koos Coetsee, 2nd Vice President/Directory and Vice President/Membership will be in attendance and have this to say to all the Outgoing Tablers: “WELCOME TO RETIRING TABLERS – CLASS OF 2013! We are sure that many, if not all of you will be attending this ARTSA as it is your last one as a Tabler and it is to this end that we as 41’ers have arranged a very special function for you guys on the Friday night! At this function we will share with you the great many facets that we as the 41’ers Association of Southern Africa have to offer you from from joining your local 41’er club to the great opportunity of sending your children on an international tour with the Young Ambassador Program (YAPS). We welcome you all and look forward to seeing you there! We would also like to encourage as many 41’ers to attend the RTSA AGM as well. Visit www.artsa2013.co.za to REGISTER now!”
There are 102 TABLERS LEAVING RTSA this year and I have added all the names that had email addresses to our newsletter list, so I am sure that you will all receive the updates in future. If you know of someone that does not receive our newsletter and would like to please go to our website at www.41ers.co.za and let them subscribe! There will also be a REGALIA stand at RTSA AGM where all the outgoing guys or anyone else can purchase some great items.
The YAP PROGRAM this year looks promising and I would once again like to encourage all 41’er parents to allow their kids to join these tours. This year there will be a tour to Belgium and Germany again as well as the opportunity to join the European tour to India. As the YAP Conveners meeting will only be held on the 02 February 2013 in Germany, I will only be able to finalise the tour dates then. The provisional dates however are:
Belgium/Germany 22 June – 11 July 2013
India North 13 July – 11 August 2013
India South 27 July – 25 August
The European tour is 20 days and the Indian tours are 30 days. Costs and further detail will be available in my February newsletter.
Our 41’ers AGM that will be taking place from 06 – 08 SEPTEMBER 2013 in AMANZAMTOTI will be open for registration by mid February 2013! So watch this space!
The Association President Gertjie has given me a new letter to upload for you to read under PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE.
Other than that guys and gals receiving the newsletter, have a great year and please remember to send in all your club activities and you might stand a chance to win one of our Fabulous monthly prizes as from the end of February 2013. In closing I am happy to say that we have now reached the 800 mark for our NEWSLETTER subscribers! This newsletter goes out every month, please let me know if you do not receive one.
Remember to have fun, Enjoy life and Embrace the
Friendships you have around you!
Until next month & year....May the Hinges of Friendship Never Rust.
Bruce McKay(Association IRO, Past President & Web Administrator)www.41ers.co.za
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