I would like to officially say hallo to each and every one. I am honoured and proud to be your National President and I am looking forward in working side-by-side with my fellow Board Members in serving YOU our Circlers.
The OWL has been my favourite bird since I can remember and it was the very first thing I thought of to represent me. I started reading about owls and what they symbolize and found an article about the ancient Greeks. They believed that owls represents wisdom and womanhood and that is a perfect description of us … we are a group of intelligent and wise woman.
“Passion and Purpose go hand in hand. When you discover your purpose, you will normally find it’s something your tremendously passionate about” – Steve Pavlina
One thing that connects us all in Ladies Circle is that we want to make a difference. Making a difference and serving the community is our Purpose and looking back to my recent travels I am glad to say that we definitely have the Passion. So ladies, I want to encourage you to start this year fresh with #PassionAndPurpose in your hearts.
One of my goals is to create awareness for Ladies Circle South Africa, followed by awareness about our Circles, various projects and our National Service Project (Project Dignity). I am convinced that through goal orientated efforts we will not only inform the public about who we are, but it will also create interest. Not only will it attract new members, but it will also encourage our fellow Service Organizations and the Corporates to join us, add value to and or help us to achieve our Aims and Objectives.
In closing I would like to thank Garden Route LC20 for their continued support and patience with me.
I wish you all a wonderful year ahead and please know that I am just a phone call or email away if you have any questions or concerns.
Yours in Friendship and Service
Ladies Circle South Africa President 2017/2018
SANDY VAN NIEKERK