Happy New Year. May 2016 bring you peace, health, prosperity and many opportunities to enjoy this wonderful corner of the planet. We have been especially lucky this holiday season with sunny skies, warm seas and just enough wind to cool us down in the evenings.
Thank you to all of you who took the time to attend the RERA AGM. Many important issues were raised and a full report will be available soon.
The new committee has already met. Here are the names and contact details:
Ruth Mattison - Chairperson: firstname.lastname@example.org
(082 338 2777)
Julia Aalbers – Vice Chairperson: email@example.com
(073 458 1666)
Ivan Becker – Treasurer: firstname.lastname@example.org
(083 289 9385)
Estelle Raymond – Secretary: email@example.com
(083 230 9658)
Lee Ann Becker – Communications: firstname.lastname@example.org
(082 884 1426)
Frank Raymond – Planning: email@example.com
(083 232 1246)
Anuta Scholtz - Conservation and REC firstname.lastname@example.org
(083 388 8239)
Our key goals for this year will be:
1. To investigate how RERA and REC can function as a unit in pursuing the Rooiels Vision
2. To set up a dedicated Rooiels website (which is easier to update) for the purpose of keeping all residents informed of the various activities and initiatives within Rooiels. (Thank you to Marti Louw who has volunteered to get us started on this!)
3. To continue to build a strong community that cares for the environment and the people who live here.
Ideally we would also love to bring out an extra Breeze in the first half of this year, but presently do not have enough money for this. If you'd like to support this and can afford to jointly sponsor an additional Breeze (perhaps R1 000?), please let us know. We would also love to publish your stories about Rooiels, interesting sightings, etc. It would be great if you could involve the kids in this, too. You can send contributions to email@example.com and to the secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to the outgoing members of the committee for all their hard work and dedication – Mark Butler, Graham McClelland and Eneth and Pierre Kruger. We are fortunate to have people of such calibre who are willing to work on our behalf. We wish them well in their new ventures.
Please bring any concerns you have to the attention of one of the committee members and we will do our best to address the issue as soon as possible and keep you in the loop. Also cc all correspondence to our dedicated RERA inbox at email@example.com .
If you have not yet paid your annual R120 RERA membership fee you can do an EFT to Rooiels Ratepayers' Association ABSA branch code 334 312 Cheque acc no 2900166152. Reference your name and erf number. Your support is vital.
Again, all the best for 2016!
Ruth Mattison and the RERA Committee