This has happened because last week Frayne Mathijs had her 80th birthday and this week the Rotaracters will be addressing the club.
We also had a speaker last week, fellow Rotarian Elvis Munatswa of the Johannesburg North East club.
|A toast to a favourite member on her 80th birthday, and may there be many more|
|If you weren't there you missed out|
|Frayne with the photo while Steve du Plessis listens to her brag, spade at the ready|
|Where's Frayne? Hint: somewhere in the middle|
Sadness is the major sign of depression, he said, but sadness is not the same thin as depression.
"Depression has sadness for breakfast, lunch, dinner, on walks and in other everyday activities."
"People on the edge don't smile as much, laugh as much, hug and high fives each other as much. They show fatigue and loss of energy."
|Elvis Munatswa talking on depression|
The answer is to try to spend time with colleagues who seem a bit off-colour. Give free hugs, high-fives and a kiss on the cheek freely.
"People who get depressed are you and I, the person sitting next to you. If you don't have the tools to help them, refer them to people who have."
Judging by the questions afterwards and the intensity of some of them, it'll be a good idea to invite Elvis back at a later stage.
|Judy Sligcher and Carol Stier at the COSA meeting at the weekend|
Linda and I hosted the meeting as part of our day job as guest house owners and by all accounts it was a very successful conference.
Delegates from all four Southern African districts attended and there were DG's, IPGD's, PDG's, DGE's and DGN's galore.
|DGA Colleen Deiner won the prize for the most spectacular hat, proving that Rotarians can also have fun.|
PDG Shirley Downie looks on
The speakers this week are Nadine Mitchley and Minenhle Majola of the Rotaract club who will each give a short presentation on the research they did in Middelburg under the watchful eye of DG Charles Deiner last year.
They're inviting all the members of the Rotaract club along, which presents an ideal opportunity for members to get to know them a bit better, so please do attend the meeting.
|Ian Widdop talks about our link with The Link|
Dates to Diarise
The speaker the following week is Wayne Duvenage, CEO of Outa (Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse), which gives us another great opportunity to invite guests and prospective members to showcase the club and the work we do.
The theme of his talk will be: Are we winning the fight against corruption?
The other important date is of course the Bridge Drive on Thursday, 14th March in Orchards.
Linda and Joan Donet have all the details.
A Thought for the Week: Be sincere; be brief; be seated. - Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 -1945)