Portfolio: Public Affairs
Reporter: June Lötz
Date: 25 January 2017
The boarding Pass
Attending their first Cape Women’s Agricultural Association meeting for the year 2017, 47 of Sedgefield’s members arrived at the regular meeting venue. They walked into a busy hall with luggage standing round and an overwhelming ambiance of a noisy airport. Projected images and sound effects set the scene throughout the event.
Refreshments served from the airline trolley.
Members/passengers were issued boarding passes for their voyage into the year 2017, destination: “your choice”. They boarded an imaginary plane where refreshments were served from an authentic airline trolley, by the hosting team, dressed up as flight attendants. The cabin was well prepared with in-flight magazines and travel brochures in the seat pockets.
After Franci Steward, stewardess on-board flight VLV 2017 did hilarious safety announcements, the plane, with the appropriate sound effects and visual projection, took off into the beautiful cloudy sky. The hosting team/air hostesses opened the meeting with the beautiful poem “Op Die Vleuels Van Gebed” by Helen Steiner Rice.
Schanel Oosthuizen and Zelda Klue from Pentravel, were responsible for the inflight entertainment. They introduced Vietnam as an exciting, popular, affordable holiday destination. Each member received a R500 gift voucher towards their next international holiday booking.
Lucky prizes in “Las Vegas”! The first 3 Bingo Balls out, landed 3 lucky ladies, 3 lucky prizes:
- First ball – A Cut and Blow from Silver Scissors.
- Second ball – R80 voucher from Deo Gratia, to spend on books or at the coffee shop.
- Third ball – to the value of R750, a tandem paragliding experience with pilot André Steenberg.
As the plane landed safely back in Sedgefield, a table laden with international cuisine awaited the disembarking passengers. Petite Baguette from France; Kuku-ya-Mashi from Lesotho; Apfelstrudel from Germany; Pizza from Italy; Samoesas from India; Koeksisters from South Africa and Egiptiesekameelmelkroomtertjies from Egypt.
The cabin crew:
Back left to right: Lorraine Jacobs, Franci Stewart, Elsje Grabe.
Front: Santjie van Wyk en June Lotz.
That’s the way to start the journey into the year 2017.