The Swellendam Heritage Association held its 2018 year end function at the community service club of the Swellendam Lions’ Clubhouse.
The weather for the evening was perfect for kuiering outside and kuier we did!
Forty three members attended the function which consisted of braai-ed lamb chops, Smoked pork rib and lamb rib. The meat was sourced by committee member Hennie Steyn who demonstrated his prowess in selecting meat of exceptional quality. Hennie and Alf Hunter then turned chef and did a magnificent job of braai-ing the meat to perfection for members.
Committee member Morley Thomson turned his hand to barkeep serving wine and fruit juice (included in the meal price), while Esmé Bromley provided delicious salads and a bread table with a variety of breads and spreads. Let us not forget Diane Hunter who handled the finances for the evening so well.
After the main course Chairman Philip Bromley officially welcomed everyone and introduced Alf, Hennie and Morley to members for the benefit of those who were new to the association. Philip also spoke about the proposed membership fee structure for the coming 2019 /2020 year as at the last AGM there had been some negative comment on the tiered structure for single members and couples traditionally and currently existing. The committee had debated this issue and suggest a common fee structure of R65 per member from the 2019 / 2020 financial year. There appeared to be general agreement from members to this suggestion.
Philip also encourage members to visit the SHA’s new website at http://swellendamheritage.org.
za as this site has now been launched and really supersedes the old format of a news letter. Philip thanked members for their support of the association and wished members, on behalf of the committee, a blessed Christmas and a prosperous new year.
The evening continued with Esmé’s blackberries and ice cream desert followed by further fellowship under the starry skies of Swellendam.