Sirkel:  Kaapstad

Beriggewer:  Erna De Waal

Datum: 9 Maart 2016

 

Konferensie 2016 van Sirkel Kaapstad, aangebied deur VLV-tak Hottentots-Holland, is op 9 Maart deur al ses takke van die Sirkel bygewoon.

 

Die hoofspreker, mev. Maretha Badenhorst, oud-voorsitter van Strand, het die twee mees uitdagende kwessies van die dag – aardverwarming en watertekort – aangespreek.  Waarom sou VLV nie ’n reuseprojek aanpak om Suid-Afrika skoon te vee van die besoedeling wat ons oorrompel nie?  Daar kan bv. rommelhouers in skoolbusse geplaas word om omgewingsbewustheid by skoliere aan te wakker.

 

We are a spendthrift nation as far as water usage is concerned and the population needs to be educated on the more efficient utilisation of this scarce resource.

 

IMG_3405Maretha Badenhorst, hoofspreker, in gesprek met Erna de Waal

 

We had the pleasure of learning more about philately, compliments of a very enthusiastic speaker, Mr. Clive Alexander. He gave a talk on philately which studies the meaning behind postage stamps, a veritable study of history itself.

 

An icing demonstration showed how to turn ordinary biscuits into real party treats.

 

Competition entries were of a very high standard. Arts and Handicraft as well as Needlecraft competitions were very competitive and had the most entries.

 

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WAA members admiring the baking of their branches

 

Despite a drop in membership from 243 last year to 208 at present the Circle President expressed her confidence in our theme to Dream, Believe and Live in order to meet the challenges in our branches.

 

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Charlotte Kriek, Chairlady of the hosting branch, Hettie Nel and Marian Walls

 

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LNR Vera van Wyk, Rina Kotzé, Sirkelpresident, en Hettie Nel