Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Picnic at Thulani

More Vriende
U is welkom om Saterdag 4 Februarie saam met ons piekniek by Thulani te kom hou.
Thulani, Laveder weg, Wonderboom. Net waar die ou Warmbad pad begin.

Tyd:08:00 vir 08:30
Ingang:R60 per volwassene R40 vir kinders en pensioenarisse.

Daar is swembaddens, kinder speel area en visvang en braai geriewe.

Laat weet my asb as u gaan kom.

Morning Friends
You are welcome to join us on Saturday 4 February for a picnic/bring and braai at Thulani.
Venue: Thulani, Lavender road, Wonderboom. Just where the old Warmbad road starts.

Time: 08:00 for 08:30
Entrance fee: R60 per adult and R40 for children and pensioners.

There are swimming pools; children play area, fishing and braai facility available.

Please let me know if you are going to join us.

Vriendelike Dieretuin Groete
Friendly Zoo Greetings
Lettie Appelgrein
Sekretaresse/Secretary
Vriende van die Nasionale Dieretuin
Friends of the National Zoo
Kantoor ure: Dinsdag, Woensdag en Donderdag van 09:00 tot14:00
Office hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday form 09:00 to 14:00
Tel no: 012 323 0294.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

NEWS LETTER FROM THE CHAIRMAN

Thank you all for your valuable  contributions in 2016.

Reflecting upon the past year, we are immensely grateful for the dedication and support  that you as management and committee and members of the Friends of the National Zoo, family and public,  have shown and for the significant contribution each and every one have made to the ongoing success of our organisation. Thank you for  managing the outside kiosk which was operating during the holiday season. The income will help us to finance our projects.

With your support we are able to do special projects like upgrading the farm yard which is nearly half way. The work team are busy painting the building with colourful paint.

Even during these financial difficult times we could still reach our goals as per our budget of March 2016. Thanks for their  time and effort.

Thanks for all the support and time the Committee and Supporting Staff for their input this year not only on our fun walks but also in our  successful functions, night walks, squatter sleep over camps  and meetings where all the planning and origination's started.

Thanks to all our members  and the public which supported our night walk on 3  December 2016. It was the best supporting event of the year.

We as Committee and Management wish you fulfilling time with your loved ones during the festive season. For those of you who are taking time off during this period, may you enjoy a safe and rejuvenating holiday.

We hope that 2017 will be a year of accomplishment and growth for all of us and remember our fun walk the 21 January 2017. We need your support for success.

Wishing you all the joy of the Season and a Happy new year.

Warm Regards

Dirk Bester
Chairman of the Friends of the Zoo

Monday, 9 January 2017

Farm Yard Project Update end Nov 2016

January to November 2016

Hours worked: 480 Hours
Painters Pay: R5220
Sundriers Bought: R29211

Project List Completed:
- Gravity feeder paint - completed
- Fix benches in Farm Yard replace with eco wood - completed
- Paint bench legs 50% complete
 - Jungle gym revamp urgent - completed
- Windmill paint and fix - 50% complete
- Cattle enclosure paint railings - 75% complete
- Treehouse refurbish and paint - 95% complete
- Equipment to be bought for farm yard team - handed over on 18 June 2016 - completed
- Building used for night walks to be painted inside with a light colour as requested by Ulrich - completed
- Building used for night walks bottom part of inside wall painted a dark colour - completed
- Building used for night walks outside painted light green colour - completed
- Building used for night walks palisade fencing and gate installed as requested by Ulrich to close off front of buildiing - completed
- Palisade fencing and gate painted - completed
- Fixed puppet theatre - completed
- Installed 2 new braais supplied by Friends of the Zoo in front of the building used for night walks - completed
- Cleared vegetation in chicken coop - completed
- Paint walls in chicken coop - completed
- Paint outside of kalahari red goat enclosure blue - completed
- Paint inside walls of Kalahari red goat enclosure a dark green colour - completed
- Paint bottom part of walls of Kalahari red goat enclosure a dark green colour - completed
- Paint seating in front of Kalahari red got enclosure red and yellow colour - completed
- Plant a prickley pear in the garden in the farm yard - completed

I would like to thank the committee of the Friends of the Zoo for all of their support in this project, every endeavour is appreciated.

Henning Smit

Pretstap 21 Januarie 2017

Dit is met trots dat ons Saterdag 21 JANUARIE 2017  die nuwe reeks medaljes van seldsame en skaars diere/voels stap. Die eerste medalje vir die jaar is “PROBOSCIS MONKEY”
Maak geus van die geleentheid by die Plaaswerf n draai temaak en sien hoe ons Werkspan

Die besigtings terein soos n sprokie wereld verander het in kleur. 


Friday, 25 November 2016

3de Desember Pretstap - Laaste stap vir 2016!

Ons gaan Saterdag op 3 Desember 2016 ‘n middag-aand Pretstap hê. Dit is ook die jaarafsluitings funksie, met ‘n bring en braai. Hieronder is 2017 se Pretstap datums:

21 Januarie
18 Februarie
18 Maart
25 Maart is 'n Aandstap
15 April 
20 Mei
17 Junie 
15 Julie
19 Augustus
16 September 
21 Oktober 
18 November 
2 Desember is 'n Aandstap

Die Pretstap is ‘n 5km stap binne in die Nasionale Dieretuin in Pretoria en vind plaas elke 3de Saterdag van die maand. Dit is nie nodig om te bespreek of om te registreer nie. Die stap is oop vir die publiek. Die ingang open om 18:00 en die stap begin om 18:30.

Kostes: Nie–Lede: R50 per volwassene en R30 vir kinders onder 18 jaar.
             Lede: R40 per volwassene en R30 vir kinders onder 18 jaar.

Kaart fasilitiete is nou beskikbaar by die ingang.

Koste sluit ‘n pragtige medalje in. Kies en Keur medalje. 

Parkering is reg voor die hoofingang in Boom Straat. As daardie een vol is word die parkering aan die anderkant van die pad oop gemaak. 

Dit is veilige parkering wat net beskikbaar is vir besoekers aan die Dieretuin.

Daar sal ‘n bring en braai en ‘n kersboom vir die kinders by die Flamingo wees, na die Pretstap.
Die ouers bring ‘n geskenkie van ongeveer R50-R100 vir hulle eie kinders. Draai dit asb toe en skryf u kind se naam duidelik op die geskenk.

U handig die geskenkie by die Flamingo in en kersvader sal dit na die stap aan die kinders uit deel.

Bring saam: Flitslig of koplig, kos vir ‘n braai of ‘n piekniekmandjie, eie eetgerei en koeldrank asook ‘n opvou stoel en u kind se geskenk. Braaiers en vuur sal voorsien word.


Kopligte en boerewors rolletjies en koeldranke sal verkoop word.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Last Fun Walk for 2016 3 December!

The year has come to a close, and we as the Friends of the National Zoo, would like to thanks everyone for making this year a memorable and unforgettable year!

The 3 December 2016, will be the last Fun Walk for 2016, please join us for Christmas Tree activities for the kids. This Fun Walk begins at 6:30pm.

Here are the new Fun Walks for 2017:


Here is the dates for the Fun Walks for 2017
21 January 
18 February 
18 March 
25 March is an evening walk 
15 April 
20 May 
17 June 
15 July 
19 August 
16 September 
21 October 
18 November 
2 December is an evening walk

It is a 5km walk inside the National Zoo in Pretoria

No bookings or registration is necessary. The walk is open to the public.

The entrance opens at 18:00 and the Walk starts at 18:30.

Costs: Non-members: R50 per adult and R30 for children under 18 years of age.
           Members: R40 per adult and R30 for children under 18 years of age.

Costs include a beautiful medal. Pick ‘n Choose medal.

Card facility is available.

Please use the main entrance in Boom Street. There is parking right next to the entrance. Once that parking area is full, use the parking across the road. It is secure parking areas allocated for Zoo visitors.

There will be a bring and braai at the Flamingo, after the walk. And a Christmas tree for the children. The parents must bring a gift of about R50-R100 for their own child and hand it in at the Flamingo. Please wrap the gift and write your child’s name on it clearly. Christmas father will hand out the gifts to the children.

Bring: Flashlight or headlamp, food for a braai or a picnic basket, crockery and cutlery, own drinks, cool drinks, chairs and a gift for your child. Braai stands and fire will be provided. Headlamps will be on sale as well as boerewors rolls and cool drinks.

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Pretstap 19 November

Beste julle almal die doenlys vir ons stap vir Saterdag 19 NOVEMBER 2016

Dit is met trots dat ons Saterdag 19 NOVEMBER 2016 vir die medalje SWART TOBIE aanbied.
Maak geus van die geleentheid om by die Plaaswerf n draai temaak en sien hoe ons Werkspan
die besigtings terein soos n sprokie wereld verander het in kleur.

WERKSPAN: HENNING/JAN EN TIELMAN

WOENSDAG/DONDERDAG 16 NOVEMBER 2016

LETTIE:

Maak seker dat alle reëlings begin getref word vir ons stap, bv. Kos aankope/ skrywes aan dieretuin en e-poste, sms’e vir advertensies vir ons stap menu van kos.


Vrydag  18 november 2016

Dankie aan Evert vir sy uiterse betroubare diens vir die uitle van die roete. Probeer die plaaswerf deel van die stap te maak.

Lettie dankie vir reelings en goedkeurings by die sekuriteit, reel van sleutels en alle algemene aankope .

Saterdag  19 November 2016

Kassiere:  Marius/Buks en Marie – Lettie/Marius op betaal  kaart Nedbank

Roete hersiening:  – Evert weg vat van sleutel dankie daarvoor onthou om Rudie uitleg van roetes te bespreek.

Afkondigings:  – Dirk/Bettie en Pieter.

Beweeding van roetes: Rudie per fiets.

Kiosk: - Amanda , Corrie, Berta, Martie haar dogter  en Jeanet.

Kiosk braaiers:  – James of Flip.

Pannekoek stalletjie:  - Willem

Kiosk kassiere: -  Trish en Dewald personeel koskaartjies sal deur trsh behartig word.

Medales:  Christo, Mavis, Wimpie  en Sumarie

Gratis koeldranke en t-hemde: Charmaigne en Evert.

Bemarkings tafel: Lettie, Bettie.

Vloerbestuurder:  Nkita/Bettie. Dirk  verkoop 2017 se jaarbeplanners .

Fotograaf: Venetea

Afhaal van voorraad by kantoor: James, Justin, Rudie en Jan. Christo vir medaljes.

Opslaan en afbreek  van stalletjies en weg vat van voorraad : Charmaine, James, Rudie Justin, Dirk, Marius, Evert wat bordjies moet afhaal

Onthou die vergadering na die stap of Marie verversings  temaak en tebring.

Baie dankie wat julle vir die vriende beteken. Sonder julle sal die geleentheid nie suksesvol wees nie en sou die jaar 2016 maar saai gewees het. Sien julle die 19 november 2016.

Die vergadering moet aseblief bygewoon word want ons moet  3 Desember 2016 en  21 januarie 2017 se stap te  bespreek asook die jaarbeplanner (2017)  se stickers en hoe dit werk te veduidelik. Onthou ons afsluiting ete 26 november 2016

Onthou 19 November is die laaste vergadering vir 2016.


Onthou ons voorraad opname: 14 Januarie 2017

Dirk Bester.