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The Club was a hive of activity last Saturday with a very successful Potjiekos Competition being held.  Thanks to Dave Benn to his hard work everything went off very well.  Thanks to everyone who participated and withstood the hard down pour of rain we experienced during the competition. Thanks so much to Steve Carlton who got some of the TV’s working at Pirates when it seemed like the whole of Joburg had no power – I think we were one of the only pubs around with TV’s working to show the rugby – thanks Steve!

The Club again will be very festive for the Springbok game against Scotland this Saturday so come down and enjoy the atmosphere.  Kickoff is at 16h30.

TREE PROJECT WILL BE GETTING UNDERWAY NEXT WEEK

55 Trees have been planted and Pirates is going to turn green.  The trees have been planted up on the bank of the top field – in the hopes of blocking off the grey ‘graffiti ridden’ rubbish dump wall.  The list grew from last week so thanks very much to EVERYONE who has supported this project.

 Name

Johnstone Family

Neil Smith Family

Roy Hill

Ainsley & Tarin Williams

Mike Green

Tree Project (No Name)

Alan Davies

Non Welsford

Shaun Venter

Jason and Roxy Smith

Martin Wood

Dave Wright

Brian Leask

Paul Vlaming

Miller Family

Steve Carlton

Rouviere Stead

Glynis Mauldon

John & Theresia Stark

Peter & Ansie Botha

Peter Grealy

Lloyde & Trudi Hanson & Family

Richard MacCallum & Kenny Smit

Steve Blankenberg

Mike Carlisle

Colin Newman

Ultimate Frisbee

Lee Anderson

Caitlin Bauristhene

Johann Cohrane

Barbara Young

Ian Benson

Stewart & Sherryl Cant

Rod Faulconbridge

Greg Tucker

Shirley Buccholtz

Grant Abrahams

Sean Everett

Jo-anne Coetzer

Geoff Davies

Wade Taylor

Bromfield Lee & Zara

Pete Grealy

Mark and Michelle Davis

Spark Steve and Linda

Adrian & Shannon Wales

Pik and Elaine

Terri Da Silva

Grant Wilkin

Mary-Ann and Rosemary

Mike and Bev Tucker

Paul Haupt

Hylton Morby-Smith

Dave & Jeanette Dowding

Shelagh Smith & Graham Reeves

Raaths

 

Total Number of Trees

 No of Trees

1

1

2

1

1

1

1

1

5

1

1

2

4

1

1

1

5

3

3

2

5

4

2

5

1

2

6

3

2

2

1

2

2

1

1

1

3

1

1

2

1

2

5

1

4

2

2

1

1

1

2

1

1

4

2

3

 

114

WELL DONE TO THE WINNERS OF THE POTJIEKOS COMPETITION

1st  Ivan Deacon and Goose Goosent

2nd Ainsley Williams & his crew

3rd The Hockey Boys

GOOD LUCK TO ALL 94.7 CYCLISTS

Good luck to the many Pirates members who are cycling the 94.7 this Sunday – some of you to win it, some of you to finish it some of you to improve your time and some of you to raise money for Charity best of luck to all of you. As long as you all have fun that is the main thing!!!  There will be an official Pirates supporters Tent on route.  Here is a message from Neil Smith who organizes this support station.

For the 94.7 Cycle Race there will be a Pirates Support Group  On the Slip road (Hillcrest Rd.) alongside Jan Smuts Ave. At  Timber City Blairgowrie. There will be a Gazebo &  Breakfast skottle going, with music etc… All welcome to join in, bring Chairs, Cooler box and stuff to add onto the skottle, From around 8am onwards..
See You There, Neil, 0824570285

THANK YOU TIME AGAIN – WE HAVE SPECIAL MEMBERS

Thanks very much to Brian Leask from the Road Running Section who has kindly replaced some of the dilapidated guttering at the Club for us. It is a superb job Brian and I thank you so much for your interest and kindness to Pirates Club.

ROAD RUNNING PRIZE GIVING

The Road Running Section held their Prize Giving earlier in the month. Well done to the following deserving prize winners for 2012 Road Running Season

Flying the Flag – Male – Runner Jan Vreken
Most Improved – Male – Runner Adrien Thoma
Most Improved – Female – Runner Roxi Bell
Dinkum Pirate Colin Mitchley
Cyclist of the Year – Road – Male Ainsley Williams
Cyclist of the Year – Road – Female Alyna Wyatt
Chairman’s Athlete Kerryn Prowse
Pirate of the Year Fabian Byrne

CLUB DRAW – FRIDAY 30TH NOVEMBER R4 500.00 TO BE WON

Please diarise this date as the Club will be giving away fantastic hampers and all sorts of prizes to members who are at the draw. So not only will you stand a chance of winning the money but some lovely booze hampers as well. See you all there

PIRATES MEMBERSHIP SUBS REDUCED FOR 2013

Membership for 2013 will only be R1 250.00 for the whole year.  This promises to be a fantastic year for the Club with wonderful celebrations being planned to celebrate our birthday.  Encourage all your friends to become members.

We are calling all members to look for any memorabilia items they might have about the club for the book we are putting together about the history of the Club.  Photo’s, key rings, membership cards ANYTHING that you have from the older days at the club – we will take photo’s for the book and return them. Please let Non know if you have anything of interest.

CLUB NEWS

  1. Christmas Sportsman’s Lunch on THIS IS ON HOLD
  2. Pirates Wine Club – Thursday 22nd November.  We will taste wines from Eagles Nest Wine Estate.  Contact Non on 011 646 5025 if you would like to join us
  3. Social Hockey every TUESDAY evening on Pirates Astro from 19h00. Everyone welcome so come down for a good run and some fun
  4. Pirates 125 Birthday Launch Party on Friday 25th January 2013 – an event not to be missed so diarise NOW
  5. Pirates Junior Cricket is well underway but new players are always welcome it is held every Saturday morning from 09h00
  6. Jozi Market – held EVERY Saturday morning at the Club from 08h30 to 13h00. Wonderful stalls to buy from so pop down and see what is on offer.
  7. Remember Pirates has a great Sports shop with lots of lovely Pirates kit to buy.  Please contact Matthew if you have any special requests on 082 446 9037

Have a fun weekend and see you down at the Club – keep smiling.

Maxine does make you laugh!!

If a pig loses its voice, is it disgruntled?

What hair colour do they put on the driver’s licenses of bald men?