New Tempe Airshow / 16 July 2016
POLAR BEAR SWIM / 25 June 2016 / SAND RIVER
David Kau / Ernest Oppenheimer Theatre / 24 June 2016 at 19h30
Joshua na die reën by Melkkan !! 26 JUNIE 3nm
Although Flamingo Rotary did not reach the target set by Polokwane of 800sq meters, it was still a fantastic effort with nearly 600 blankets!!! Thanks to the ladies of Allanridge, Kroonstad, Bothaville, Ventersburg, Hennenman, Virginia, Riebeeckstad and Welkom who put in many hours of work for Flamingo Rotary. St Paul’s Presbyterian Church, St Lukes Methodist Church, Odendaalsrus Rotary and Naudeville Primary School added to the number of blankets.
Wool was donated by Saprotex, Blue Label yarns, Elaine van Wyk of I Love Yarn as well as cash donations from the Welkom Publicity Association, Elizabeth Street Pharmacy, Welkom Roadworthy Centre, Denver Mining and Industrial Supplies and Mastec.
Charities and organizations that benefited from all the blankets!!!
Engo group of Orphanages and two other orphanages.
Bronville and Bultfontein old age homes.
Cansa, Hospice, House of Hope
SPCA in Welkom and Virginia as well as CLAWS.
Marianca was diagnosed with Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH).This is a rare, life-threatening disease of the blood. Marianca and her family visited the Flea Market on Saturday in an attempt to raise funds to cover her medical expenses.
Marianca is in desperate need of a life-saving bone marrow transplant and her Chemo is scheduled for the 28th of June. Any funds donated will go towards Marianca’s hospital expenses.
Please see account details for the Marianca FUND below.
Maree Gouws Attorneys
Account Number: 1662073062
Branch Code: 166234
Reference: Marianca Fund
The Matjhabeng Publicity Assocaition is here to serve the residents of the Matjhabeng Area in making it a pleasant and sustainable community for all.
Matjhabeng Publicity Association supporting “Blue April” for Asperger’s Month
Zoeteslaap Kussings Kroonstad
Zoeteslaap Kussings het sy ontstaan in 2009 in Kroonstad gehad. Die eerste kussing was uit nood gemaak, want my vrou het in haar latere jare asma ontwikkel en die eerste kussing was vir haar waar sy dadelik beter begin slaap het.
Familie en Vriende het begin belangstel en ons het Welkom Vlooimark begin bywoon. Ons kussings word nie massa geproduseer nie, elke kussing gaan deur my en my vrou se hande en elkeen word net gestop met n top produk wat gemaklike en n goeie nagrus waarborg. Die kussings was baie mooi en met gereelde pof in die oggende gaan u jare se genot uit hulle verkry.
Van ons kussings het hulle weg al gekry na gastehuise in die Noord Kaap, dele van Limpopo asook Gauteng. Daar gaan gereeld besendings na Gobabis en Windhoek en n paar het op reis gegaan na London, Australie en Ghana.
Met die jare wat ons kussings bemark, het die publiek ons die bynaam gegee van “Die kussing mense van Kroonstad”.
Zoeteslaap kussings wil graag al sy getroue kliente (party al goeie vriende geword) bedank vir hulle jare se ondersteuning en wil nog altyd die kussing mense van Kroonstad bly!
Wessel en Engela Pretorius
The chamber and the entire Goldfields lost one of its most respected and worthy individuals. He will be truly missed. It is with regret that we inform you of Mr Ian Auret’s funeral arrangements.
Ian Auret’s funeral will be held on Thursday 17th March at 10h30 at LIGHUIS, corner Constantia and Buren Streets, Flamingo Park, Welkom.
MR IAN AURET:
Auret came to Welkom in 1953, when he was only twenty years old. At first he worked for Anglo American and then he worked as branch manager for Incledon’s before he started his own business, Imperial Developments( which is still a very successful running concern), in 1967.
For 40 years he was involved with the Chamber of Business and for 39 years he served on the executive committee. He was also the president during 1975, 1991 & 1992. He also served on the Board of Directors of the FGF Development Centre where he did sterling work to get projects on the road, to assist with visiting foreign delegations and to be the safety lid on all proceedings when meetings get heated. He did the same as a DA- Councillor.
~~~THE history of Welkom’s roads, its road safety, the world of motor racing and many other aspects over the years are deeply intertwined with the life of Ian Auret. He is synonymous with the free traffic principles of Welkom and he is known as the anti-traffic light man.
From a very young age Auret was interested in the world of motoring. And it has remained his passion from those early years of exciting developments in the growing and evolving city of Welkom.
In 1968 he was the chairman of the Welkom Road Safety Association. In collaboration with the first traffic chief of Welkom, Mr Ben de Swart, he worked on traffic aspects and road safety. During this time Welkom won the State President’s Award for the safest town or city in the Republic for three consecutive years. “What made this award even more special was that we started at the 100% notch in that first year. When we won, they took our starting point from where we had stopped. “Then in the third year we again started at the point we had reached in the second year.
“The powers that be then decided to stop the competition. “Nobody ever wondered why Welkom was such a safe city and nobody even bothered to find out.”
Giel de Wet, the then MP, and Ian Auret were responsible for the compilation of the first safety belt legislation in South Africa. De Wet put the proposal to parliament and this was seconded by the opposition party member, Helen Suzmann. “It stands to reason that this legislation was passed.”
In 1959 Auret started Motorsport Free State with Wynand Britz and Ian Galloway as founding members. The old Goldfields Raceway (forerunner to Phakisa) was the brainchild of Herman van Hees, Fritz Jaekel, Ami Weeber (MEC from Odendaalsrus) and Ian Auret.
Auret has not only left deep imprints in the development of the world of motoring, road safety and traffic in Welkom, but also provincially, nationally and even internationally.
Among others he has served as a jury member for the Federation of International Automobile (FIA) and he was president of SA Motorsport. He is an honorary life member of the Automobile Association. Auret is still involved in many national and international bodies as well as the Welkom Road Safety Association. Apart from the world of motoring, Auret has left his mark on the community in general and was still actively involved in the Chamber of Business.
He was a founding member of the Welkom Old Auto Club, a founding member of the Welkom Publicity Association and the chairman of the steering committee for three years.
He was a charter member of the Flamingo Rotary Club, and together with Koos van Zyl and Bill Odendaal they established the Amari School.
In his own words: “The list goes on.” Yes, it is a rare pleasure to speak to one of the major forces in the establishment of Welkom’s traffic network, its safety rules and regulations and its neat and orderly road system, to listen to someone who was intricately involved in the birth of the city and its life pulse.
Auret stated : “Did you know why they were prepared to make Welkom a city, even though it did not have a cathedral, a university or the adequate population?
“Very few people actually know why,” he concedes.
“At that stage Welkom (the town) produced 23,8% of the free world’s gold.
“It is phenomenal to think that this once small dusty town was a major player in the world’s economy.”