Spring is here and Christmas just around the corner.
Our Tour bus has been busy, having been to Seagulls for the week-end, a tour of some Eastern Cape forts, including visits to the Buffalo Volunteer Rifle museum, the King William’s Town Museum and a trip to see Bruce Gardiner and Lloy Brent.
In the pipeline is a visit to Hogsback to see the spring flowers, we will keep you posted on when this will take place.
The Annual General Meeting of Leisure Homes for Senior Citizens will be held on 26/09/2012 at 17:30. This is a good time to hear what has been done during the past financial year and what the future holds. It is also a good time to have a glass of wine, eat some great snacks and catch up with your fellow residents.
Right after the Leisure Homes Annual General Meeting comes the Annual Kennersley Park Bazaar. This is the accumulation of a year’s planning and hard work by Audrey Bekker and her committee. Last year the fund-raising committee donated R51 828.54 to Kennersley Park to improve the facilities for all of its residents. Let’s hope this year’s bazaar is bigger and better than ever!
It is truly amazing to see so many residents working just for the pure pleasure of helping others.
On the business side of things, our ongoing problems with the Department of Social Development continue: Subsidies remain unchanged at R1700.00 maximum per subsidized person. They have remained at that level since 2008, despite the overall increases in the cost of living since then. Just think of Petrol and Electricity to name two items.
Leisure Homes are currently involved in litigation to try and get R282 355.26 due to it, for outstanding subsidies for the last financial year.
We recently had a braai at Langham House to celebrate the conversion of the boiler room area into an outdoor garden area, totally safe for Residents. Thanks to Nico and Merle for the lovely music and to Matron Botha and her happy band of co-workers for a wonderful Braai.