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Sep - Dec 2012

Change is the only certainty in life. When we started communicating by means of emails and SMS’s instead of pen and paper communication methods changed. The scope and pace of change has further been accelerated through numerous forms of social media. ...

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May - Aug 2012

The AGM is the most important activity in the Club’s annual calendar as it is here that the Club’s welfare and future is determined. Without a competent and motivated EXCO the Club will not prosper. It is heartening therefore ...

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Jan - Apr 2012

The Club’s illustrious history culminated in a se-ries of fantastic 80th anniversary celebrations this year. The highlight was the 80th anniversary luncheon which attracted a huge turnout of mem-bers. As we enter our 81st year as a club I am sure that we will continue to go from strength to strength. ...

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Sep - Dec 2011

Its amazing how time flies when you having fun. It seems just like the other day that Norah and Eileen were in the full throws of planning the 80th Anniversary luncheon. Now it is already a memory; but what a memory. The planning was meticulous, the venue perfect, the table decorations a veritable show of elegance and color and the occasion one of fun and good company.  ...

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Jan - Mar 2011

“Where does one start?” I thought to myself tap-ping the keyboard edge. “How do I give this article an 80 year old feel? I wasn’t even born!” Pondering further about my first memories “I remember nothing of my first 5 years”, and then only the first warm memories start as I recall the fun I had riding around the rocky garden ...

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May - Aug 2010

Robbie Macdonald has served the Club as Chair-man with distinction over the last four years. As he has decided to pass the baton to a new person Footnotes celebrates his achievements, and chronicles the honours bestowed on him at the AGM in this edition. Thank you Robbie for your wonderful contribution to the Club. ...

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Jan - Apr 2010

From the front page of this edition of Footnotes you will notice that Footnotes will now appear on a four-monthly basis instead of thee monthly. The main reason for this is cost saving as the Club expenditure for printing is not insignificant. This has the consequence that the Programme of Hikes and other activities will also cover a four month period ...

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Oct - Dec 2009

We are fortunate in this this edition of Footnotes to have a number of advertisements. The printing and distribution of Footnotes is an expense to the Club and off-setting some of this through advertising helps. In addition, the advertisements publicize things of interest to members who enjoy hiking and the outdoors so they serve a useful purpose as well. ...

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Jul - Sep 2009

For the AGM this year the gates of the Floreum were unlocked with no power blackouts to keep the premises closed. A good attendance was there to hear the reports of the various EXCO members and the future activities planned for the Club. As befits an eating club with a hiking problem the catering was of the normal superior standard as well. ...

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Apr - Jun 2009

The numerous stunning photographs and descriptive articles received by Footnotes indicates that Club members have been active hikers and campers over the holiday period. The highlight, I suppose, was the Christmas Camp at Port Alfred and its associated activities. Consequently, there are several pages of photographs and an article on this event. ...

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Jan - Mar 2009

Without doubt the social highlight of the Club in the last quarter was the Segwati Bundu Bash and Halloween. The whole committee worked hard at making the weekend the great success that it was, but a special thanks must go to Olga for her wonderful organization. ...

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Oct - Dec 2008

Two major events in the Club’s life have been the wonderful achievements of Claire and Veni in the Woman of the Year awards, and the 21st anniversary of Foothold. Both are covered on pages 6 to 14 in this issue of Footnotes. ...

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Jun - Sep 2008

This issue is an absolute feast of hike reports and their associated stunning photographs. As space is a problem the question is which of the photo-graphs do I use and which to leave out; I could easily use them all. I also could not put all the articles in that I have received in, but I promise their authors that I have them on file and will use them as soon as possible. ...

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Apr - Jun 2008

“Mules are hazardous to one’s health.”….this is part of the wonderful tale that Sue Desmond tells of adventure in the Andes in which the anatomy-wrecking descent from the mountain on the back of an unruly mule is nearly as challenging as the fight against unpredictable altitude sickness. ...

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Jan - Mar 2008

Never underestimate the gentle power of persuasion of our Chairman, Robbie MacDonald; how else do you think I would have been nudged in the direction of taking over the editing of Foot-notes? I am most honoured, however, to be en-trusted with the position and see it as an opportunity to introduce some new ideas ...

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Oct - Dec 2007

They say that "All it takes for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing".

Each one of us in our own way needs to feel the warmth of sun, see the clouds and the bright blue sky. See the wind moving playfully through the grass. Walk at sunset along a deserted beach or watch ...

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Jul - Sep 2007

I recently received a call from a member that I had not seen for some time. After the usual pleasantries he enquired if we had his correct address as he had not received his copy of Footnotes and Fixtures. During the conversation he mentioned that he was phoning from London and reading Footnotes kept him in touch with his friends ....

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Apr - Jun 2007

I have just been glancing through the new combined Footnotes and Programme and immediately impressed by its straight forward and practical appearance. One does not have to read between the lines to appreciate that all contributors enjoyed their hiking experiences and their contributions appear to be a pleasure and not duty ......

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Jan - Mar 2007

Winter has melted into spring and I am sitting outside in the garden on a beautiful warm afternoon, the dogs are sleeping on the lawn, everywhere flowers are bursting into life, alive with promise of summer. Of all the seasons, spring is my favorite, the winds and dust of September give way to signs of the first thunder showers that cool the parched ground.

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