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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread post by WendyA » Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:07 pm

Thanks for checking the lapa Mads.

Shall we say a 1pm meet at the picnic area then? If it's too busy there & we can't get a couple of braais we can always move to the area by the coffee shop?

Sorry I haven't been very active re all the arrangements. As you know I was in Kruger for 10 nights and have returned to a VERY busy time at work.

See you all on Saturday!
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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread post by hilda » Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:29 pm

Don't fear when Barry is near! Barryels has already arranged the venue, and is currently busy compiling his post on the Forum (I think). He is also very busy at work, since he has to compile the financials for year-end.
Thanks for your trouble Mads! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread post by barryels » Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:48 pm

Sorry Madam Chairperson, your post came through before I could post mine.

Me Chair, Mr Secretary and fellow Mites,

Due to the fact that the lapa's are not available I had a chat with Mads this morning and decided to vist Rietvlei again to speak to management at Rietvlei to chose between the picnic spot at Maraisdam or the Coffee shop. The following transpired from the meet with management:

Only groups of 20 max are allowed at Maraisdam. I was also told that it is normally very noisy at the picnic area and people normally invade group area's.

I went to the Coffee Shop and had a meeting with Renè. They are more than willing to be of service to our whole group. They have a special area way from the normal picnic area under two huge oak trees that they set aside for us. The following is included:

1. Tables draped with table cloths, crockery, normal glasses and cutlery needed for the braai;
2. Chairs;
3. Two big Braai's including wood for the braai's;
4. Tea and coffee will be available when we start our meet; and
5. Although they don't have a liquor license, they will have somebody available for people who wants to order soft drinks for their own account and they have ice for own account.

Total cost for the above is R 750.00 for the day that we as a group will have to pay.

REMEMBER All the side dishes (pap & sauce, Potato salad, carrot salad, mixed salad and buns) already sponsored and paid for, however feel free to bring any other dish if you wish.

Where will the official meet be?

The Coffee Shop (maps are available at reception)
When you enter the terrain, our spot is on the right of the building under the two oak trees.

When does the official meet starts?

12:00/12pm (12 uur die middag)

Do we have to pay an entry fee?

Yes unfortunately.
R 40.00 per adult
R 20.00 per child
R 5.00 (child 0-5years old)
R 20.00 for pensioners

When do we have to leave the park?

Gates closes at 18:00/6pm (6 uur die aand)

Do we have to fly our yellow ribbons?

Yes Please.

What should we bring with

Something warm for the cool air later during the day;
Meat for the braai;
Wine glasses for those who drink wine (the shop don't have wine glasses);
Ice for all the Amarula AASS's, cheerleaders etc.; and
last but not least your own special Dop!!

Hope the above answered all the questions that arose.

I personally can't wait for Saturday 21 April 2012 :clap: .
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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread post by cheetah2111 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:26 pm

Updated List!

Going
Wendy
Hilda,Barry
MM (doing a bit of worrying herself)
Cheetah2111
Tannie Vlakvarkvrou, Sekhmet, Youngest Piglet ,Lord Burchelli, Lady459
Ron and Petra B
Mellory + Ernest (bringing secret salad)
Scipio and Petra
Dikdikkie
Dan and Catmatix
J-J-Jen and Sparks (a secret pudding)
Duke and Sharifa (world class cooks)
Waterbuck + Waterdoe + 2Waterfawns
Mads
Gandalf + SO (a warm welcome to the white wizzard!)
Karel & Yvonne + daughter
AMARULA


Maybe
Heksie
Stellie
Quickie
Dinkybird + Hawk
Click Click
Shi
Boorgatspook (swooping in?)
Blouaap + monkey family


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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread post by click click » Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:41 pm

Hi everyone!

I was invited by Hilda and could not confirm until now, but Aunty Dot and I will be there too on Saturday.

I didn't read the thread, so please let me know the details, what we can bring, time & place etc.

Looking forward to meet all of you! I see there is quite a list of names!

It's going to be great!

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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread post by WendyA » Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:53 pm

Wow, wow, and wow again!

This is going to be some meet. Barry, you are a genius and such an angel for all the organising you have done. Thank you so much!

Click click, I've got pens and labels for Saturday, but no harm in you bringing some too ...

This is going to be awesome & I can't wait!!!
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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread post by hilda » Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:57 am

So glad to hear that you and Aunty Dot will also be there Click Click! :dance: :dance:
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Unread post by Blouaap » Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:19 pm

I wont be able to attend... SO kindly reminded me that I already had a commitment :evil: :evil: . So I wont be able to attend! Enjoy the meet. Will definitely be there for the next one!

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Unread post by DinkyBird » Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:30 pm

Sorry we will not make it either guys, but wishing you all an awesome meet.

Please take loads of pics for the rest of us :pray:
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Unread post by JenB » Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:47 am

Morning meeters and greeters! :yaya:

Please accept my apology for not being able to make this meet, I did not bail out on you. It's just been a very rough week. :(
I have a desperately ill little four-legged child whom I cannot leave alone at home. I went from a very low place on Thursday when I was told that she'd have to be put down to a place where the vet put her in my care for a very last chance at life.

I hope you'll have a wonderful meet, we'll be thinking of you!

Please post some pics? I'll be with you in my thoughts. :)
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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread post by Mgoddard » Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:06 pm

Straight off the press!!! I was there via skype and video call....let me say this! I loved meeting the new ppl, I loved seeing Cheetah2111 in real life with a sticker posted on his forehead, which I though was a wound??? I NEED to get back to S.A asap to show Scipio and Dan how to make fires?? MM, Barry and Hilda, Im so glad you like the pics and thank you for your contribution to anti Poaching!!!! Vlakvarkvrou...nice seeing you again...DAN...you on my boy...I will sign those pages but you have to buy me a beer sometime.....Scipio and PetraJ, what great news you gave me...I will make sure that my 4x4 can hold more hansa than your trailer for the KTP cricket :lol: Those who I met via this call...and I dont mention you....thanks...sorry but Im an old woman and cant remember all the names.....Heksie and Waterbuck...welcome to this crazy forurm!!! :D Aunty Dot...take care...dont let them entice you and you can have a wobble or two...but beware of those guys trying to take advantage of you :D

My friend click click...thank you so much for making me part of this meet...I really appreciated it!!!!

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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread post by PetraJ » Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:32 pm

Home now after an awesome meet. It was such fun meeting all the mites we haven't met before. For everybody who made a contribution to the success of this meet, THANK YOU!! :thumbs_up: We had so many laughs, still have a pain in my side from laughing, and sjoe, trying to keep Scipio away from Auntie Dot was also a mission...she is such a charming lady :clap: Thank you Click Click to get Martie on Skype for all of us to have a chat to her. That was a highlight... and Martie... remember the good news stays between us :twisted: We must certainly do this again soon :D

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Unread post by click click » Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:58 pm

The meet was incredible, it just went by far too quickly! Couldn't believe it when the sun started to go down!
It was so nice to see those we have met before again and very nice to meet all the new friends. :dance:

Thank you so much for everyone's contribution with salads (wow Mellory the bread salad was delicious) and desserts (the most amazing amarula cupcakes!)

The highlight was definitely the skype video call with Martie in Doha, technology is just amazing. And of course the surprise for MM and Barry & Hilda to get the canvas prints from Martie's pics, bought on the rhino anti-poaching auction.

In Aunty Dot's words "it felt like we spent a day with family" :dance:

Let's do it again soon! :clap:

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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread post by Shi » Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:24 pm

Thank you all for a fabulous meet :gflower:It was wonderful to meet so many new mites and see some old faces again :dance: :dance:

To all those involved with the organising and catering a BIG THANK YOU :gflower:

A special thanks to Aunty Dot's for allowing me to steal Sharifa's last yummy samoosa :k :D

If anyone has any objection to me posting any of the pic's I took today please PM and I'll refrain from posting them tomorrow :thumbs_up:

Thanks again for an awesome afternoon :dance: :dance: :dance:
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Re: Gauteng Meet - Braai at Rietvlei

Unread post by Mellory » Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:04 pm

[quote="Shi"]A special thanks to Aunty Dot's for allowing me to steal Sharifa's last yummy samoosa :k :D

Not sure Aunty Dot had a say in the matter she was sooooo looking forward to her samoosa especially saved for later shame on you Shi, :naughty: Sharifa see what you caused.... "thieves" in our ranks in the form of click click and Shi. But so worth "stealing" they were really great thank you.

Agree with all previous comments was a great meet with lots of laughs have pics to prove it (to follow) and just remember Shi we too have incriminating evidence and should you havde any objection to me posting them you may not PM me, but maybe I will accept a bribe...........


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