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Sending off the Year with Lots of Fun and Festivity

There was a bumper attendance at our end-of-year breakfast on Friday, 8 December – some snippets and pics below:

Big thanks to Vanessa McNab the Metropolitan Golf Club events organiser (left) and to Alison (right of Maryka). These two stalwarts, without fail, ensure that everything runs smoothly, from start to the finish of our breakfast meetings.  Maryka, the club’s primary link with the Metropolitan Golf Club, does an outstanding job. Thanks to all three of you!

Above: Piet Postema (Mancom Manager) with Anneline Scholtz – Manager of the Christine Revell Children’s Home (bosun Spiro Mitchell looking on). Anneline thanked the RC of Waterfront with great warmth and sincerity for the sustained support by the club of CRCH over the years, and in particular this year. This partnership has enabled the home to continue its meaningful role in the community to care for 48 children. See Piet’s separate report back here.

Not quite sure why Honorary Member Vaughan Pierce is laughing, maybe he’s just happy that June Webber had been shopping at their PnP Clothing store!

 The theme for the breakfast was festive and colours. Former member George Mua and his wife Emmanuel did not disappoint, looking resplendent in their African dress. In the background, Maryka Vermaak.

Above: L-R: Ralph Roseman, Chris Fick and Mymoena Ismail: Chris is wearing a magnificent jacket made from Toghu. It’s a fabric from Bamenda in the North West region of Cameroon, originally a royal fabric worn by chiefs and dignitaries (George Mua’s tribe). Guess this makes Chris Fick a dignitary!

Left: in the background – Guests from Christine Revell Children’s Home – Anneline Scholtz, Cindy Lee van Andel and Thohiera Roodt; in the front left hand corner – Deidre Vrede from the V&A Waterfront. Right: Walter and Margie Licata, former members who continue to support the RCW. 

Left: Ilse Lotter and Right: Michelle Whitehead former members from many years go, regularly attend our end-of-year breakfasts. Always good to reconnect.

Lionel Daniel asked: “whose idea was the gift exchange?”. Nadene Rolston (at the back with the Santa hat) introduced the idea of bringing a gift and receiving a gift this year. “The twist was that you had to find a matching partner first with your playing card – a good icebreaker to get guests to mix. When everyone had their gifts three crew were given permission to browse around to choose their gift from what the others had. It was a lot of fun. A lesson”, Nadene says, “of not getting too attached to simple things! Everyone had a gift in the end – it was a winner”.
Thanks to Vic Hamerty and Chris Fick for the great pics.

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