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.