Greetings from the Glencairn Wetland where the winter rains have blessed us; yellow of the Chrysanthimoides is taking over from the orange of the Aloes and the Watsonias and the Vygies are just beginning! The Stepping Stones are in constant use; and procreation is in the air! We have two pairs of Egyptian Geese flying in regularly, fighting for territory and Weaver Corner is buzzing with activity! And we, GEESE, have two new ‘feathers in our caps’ to boast about!
❁ Wednesday 3rd September GEESE are hosting the Western Cape Wetlands Forum (WCWF) in St Andrew’s Church and the Old Manse. The Executive Meeting is held in the morning, followed by the General Meeting starting at 13h30 and usually ending about 16h00, with a tea break half way through. The Agenda hasn’t been finalised but they will be focusing on how other groups similar to GEESE are operating and sharing what works best for them. It is a wonderful opportunity to pick the brains of the experts, ask questions and learn more. The General Meeting is open to anyone interested in Wetlands …especially GEESE members and we would be glad of help with the teas.
❁ Friday 19th & Saturday 20th September International Coastal Clean-Up Weekend. We will be hosting from 09h00 to 11h00 clean-ups on both days to accommodate our helpers, starting at the Viper Lounge below the Glencairn Hotel and would love as many people to join us as possible and then we can have the satisfaction of cleaning a really large area. Please remember to bring a bottle of water, sunscreen, hat and preferably wear wellington boots – we have bags, disposable gloves and a limited number of tongs. We will send you out in ‘biblical’ pairs, telling you specifically where to work. Phone Cilla @ 021 782 6400 if you have any queries.
❁ Certificate of Merit Award for GEESE in the Communities Category of the Eco-Logic Awards 2014 ! Out of the blue, we had an email from David Parry-Davies of Enviropaedia inviting us to enter this competition. There was barely ten days to put it together but basing it on what we did for the Rowland & Leta Hill Trust we sent something in and it met with enough approval to gain a Merit Award. The Award Ceremony is in Maropeng (Cradle of Humankind) outside Johannesburg on Wednesday 17th September. See more about it on Facebook & Twitter @EcoLogicAwards. If anyone is going to be in Johannesburg then and would like to go and collect the certificate for us, we have one VIP ticket for the Gala lunch. Phone 021 782 6400
18th August 2014
GEESE Chairman, Sir Rupert Bromley & Secretary, Lady Bromley
Phone 021 782 6400 : Fax 021 782 5016 : Cell 083 610 1619
email <Bromleycilla@gmail.com> : website <geeseglencairn.org> : Facebook Page <Geese-Glencairn