Tuesday 03 April 2007

BRANCH COMMITTEE: 2007/2008


The branch, at its latest annual general meeting on 17 March 2007, elected a new branch committee. They are:
Chairman and Membership Matters: Lucas Rinken
Vice-Chairman and Newsletter Editor: Japie Bosch
Treasurer: Kriek Fourie
Recording Secretary: John Stephens
Events Secretary: Margaret Humphries
Librarian: Louise Dick

Congratulations on your election, especially to Lucas Rinken (left) who will be chairman for the second successive year. You are all wished the best in your task ahead.

However, two stalwarts, who served the branch for many years, said goodbye. They are Richard Ford and Dennis Pretorius. Both were former chairmen of the branch and served the branch with great distinction.

Richard (right) will henceforth devote more time to his task as editor of Familia, quarterly journal of the Genealogical Society of South Africa.

Dennis (left) was elected to the national executive committee. In terms of the society’s constitution a member may not serve on both.

Two other members also did not make themselves available for re-election due to personal reasons. They are: Frans Viljoen and Barbara Bouwer. Isebelle Krause also stepped down in view of her position at the Genealogical Society of Utah.

Thank you for your work and support to the branch. The committee will miss you and your expertise.

Dit is van belang dat ons 82 lede kennis neem van die komitee se werksaamhede en dat hulle maandvergade-rings bywoon. U bywoning sal deelname meebring. Deelname sal aktiewe betrokkenheid by veral die jaar-likse verkiesing van ‘n bestuur meebring.

Die bestuur bestaan nie net uit strydrosse en gesoute genealoƫ nie. Trouens, sodaniges moet een of ander tyd vervang word, soos Richard en Dennis vanjaar bewys het. Nuwe bloed en nuwe idees is nodig.

Begin u nou reeds instel op aanstaande jaar se ver-kiesing. Die take en portefeuljes is nie omvangryk nie, veral nie as ‘n mens dink aan die spreekwoord: vele hande, ligte werk.

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