In George we have a lovely relationship with all the Service Organizations. A couple of years ago we made an official pledge between the clubs to work Side-By-Side with one another and since then we have been hosting two combined projects every year. The first being the annual Pensioners Braai and then finishing off the year with the Santa Flight project. We have combined meetings on a regular basis, various socials and we also show support to one another’s projects where possible. The clubs are: Eden Lions, Outeniqua M.O.T.H.’s, George Rotary, George Vryburgers, Garden Route Ladies Circle 20, Round Table 30 and the George Lions.
At the recent Pensioners Braai we invited 60 elderly people from various Old Age Homes in George. All the gents from the various clubs got together and braai’ed for everyone, while the ladies were in charge of making salads and dessert. We have a local oom-and-tannie band that play old boere musiek for entertainment. It is so nice to see these old folks dancing and having some fun after lunch.
Garden Route Ladies Circle were able to invite 10 people from Huis vir Bejaardes JJ Watson. They are our new beneficiary for our Circle’s elderly project.