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Photo of the Month

 
 
 
This month's photo by Wayne Collett
 
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Message from the GM

 
 

Dear Residents,

It has been very comforting to have received so many phone calls and sms’s of support in my new appointment as GM of Blair Atholl. I am very proud of the privilege I have been given to serve the community in both the GM role and Director of Golf. I am pleased to report to you that the management team in office are dedicated to attaining the desired results in all facets of the estate, I aim to work with them and guide them when needed to keep the flow of the Lifestyle in Blair Atholl as it should be.

I am thankful to all the Ladies and Gentleman of this estate who put their hands up to spend many hours in committees at their own expense to keep the ball rolling in difficult times. The result of this dedication shows in that you have taken the estate into a new phase of beginnings, and I look forward to the future with you and all the estate has to offer.

Yours,
Paul

 
 
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Blair Atholl Golf

 
   
  Captain's Cup Winners of 2016  
     
   
 
Congratulations to Team North on winning the North vs South event.
Well done to all participants!
 
 
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GOLF CALENDAR

05 November // Paul's Monthly Medal Shootout - Best Nett Winner Qualifies for Finals
11 November // Nico & Hettie Maas Invitational
19 November // Club Champs
20 November // Club Champs
25 November // Captain's Friday Invitational 01 December // Ladies Christmas Invitational
03 December // Paul's Monthly Medal Shootout - Finals sponsored by Mercedes Benz
10 December // Golf Director's Revenge
24 December // Christmas Eve - Golf 7am to 9am
25 December // Club Closed
26 December // Boxing Day - Golf 8am to 10am
31 December // Old Year's Eve - Golf 7am to 9am
01 January // Club Closed
02 January // Club Closed

 
   
 
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Junior Golf Academy

 
 

GOLF CALENDAR

27 November // Junior Club Competition

 
 
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Savanna Spa

 
   
   
 
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Equestrian Centre

 
 
A friendly reminder to please keep to the speed limit when driving past the yard and horses out on a hack. Our horses and ponies are sensitive animals and get frightened very quickly. Thank you to those who always slow down!
 
   
 
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Catering & Facilities

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO CHARL

Congratulations to Charl Steyn (Catering Manager) and his wife, Marlene, on the birth of their baby daughter, Mia. Mia was born on Saturday, the 8th of October. A healthy baby girl that is doing well. We are sure that Mia will bring her parents immense joy!

 
   
   
 

WHAT'S HAPPENING

28 October // Halloween - Village Green - 18:00
5 November // Evening at the Races - 19:00
4 December // Christmas Music Concert - Clubhouse - 9:30
4 December // Christmas Market - Clubhouse Lawn - 12:30

 
 
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Infrastructure & Security

 
   
  This is the start of the veggie garden next to the green house at the contractor's gate.  
     

GREEN WORKSHOP


A “green finger workshop” was held on Friday and Saturday the 21st and 22nd of October at the Village Green. A total of 35 children and 9 adults attended.

The slogan was “Working together with the new generation for a healthier, greener future”. The event was organized by Suzie Greyvenstein, Carol Swart, Rebecca Pott, Vashti Greyvenstein and Hans Jorna. The workshop kicked off with Carol telling the children about the history of Blair Atholl, how it came about why there were so many trees here, why we need trees and also that we have an oak tree at Blair Atholl that was planted many years ago by King George the 6th of England.

The children went into the nearby forest to find their own indigenous tree to plant and also visited the special oak tree. Thereafter they were carted with our tractor to the newly built nursery, near the contractor’s gate, so that they could plant their tree, as well as seedlings that have been germinating for a period of time.

The children were taught how to plant a tree. They tagged their tree and the seedling showing the tree’s name and their own name so that when parents visit the nursery they’ll see their child’s tree.

Suzie started a worm farm and Debbie van der Plank donated a second worm farm, from which the natural fertilizer will be used to feed the plants in our nursery. Our vegetable garden is ready to be planted. Mrs. Hlengiwe Twala, the new Mrs South Africa, sent a message of congratulations and said that the sustainability of food security is close to her heart and starting a vegetable garden is a wonderful idea.

Rebecca gave a talk on bugs, bees and insects. She brought with her a wonderful collection of bugs. After the talk, the children were asked to find 5 bugs each. They dashed off and returned with the bugs. While collecting the bugs, white butterflies were all over and it was as if nature was welcoming everyone present, a very special moment.

On the Saturday afternoon Mr Patrick Watson, the very well-known gardener, visited the Village Green and was very pleased with what he saw what we are teaching our children. The children were treated with eats and pizza, had much fun, sang, danced and played. They also learnt something about nature, while having great fun! The Green Finger group will be organising more of these types of workshops, each one with a special surprise.

 
 
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