Swellendam is on the map

Our journey with the ladies from Swellendam has almost come full circle. Once we were on our way in becoming a circle, we started talking to Hanja and Anzette re the possibility of starting a circle in Swellendam. After many discussions and road trips Anzette invited me to their first official meeting in January 2012. We discussed various documents, constitutions, projects and their way forward. The Swellendam Ladies once again came together and held their meeting of intent, and as they say the rest is history.

Last week we received news that their Inaugural Meeting will be held on Friday 15 June 2012. After a couple of emails and we managed to get a couple of ladies together to attend their special meeting. Bets, Elsje, Elainne and myself corresponded with Swellendam Ladies and it was confirmed that we will officially raid their meeting. We organized many social get-togethers in the past, but this was our very first meeting raid.

The Swellendam ladies organized a Potjie-Kos Competition the Saturday morning between the service clubs in Swellendam. Rotary, Lions, Round Table and Shiraz LC made pots and afterwards all the food was donated to +/- 100 youngsters from the Suurbraak community. A wonderful way to start and good working Side-by-Side relationship !

We had so much fun … from the planning to the 200km road trip … to the fellowship and Sour Pops … the laughs and long road back home … it was awesome! The next time we take the long road to Swellendam it will be to attend their Charter Dinner on 10 November 2012.

Garden Route Ladies Circle will always have a special connection with our neighbour circle and trust that this was the first of many raids. A hearty congratulations to Swellendam Ladies Circle “22” !

Yours in Circle
Michelle Jacobs.
Chairlady GRLC