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Ramsgate Conservancy Newsletter

Article from South Coast Herald February 2019 Conservancy Annual General Meeting On the 21st March, the Ramsgate Conservancy held their 13th Annual General Meeting. Due to impending Loadshedding, the AGM was conducted speedily to allow 10 minutes for any extra questions at the end to be completed before the power went off. Following the usual items of Welcome, Attendance Register and Apologies the Minutes of the 12th AGM were approved without any dissent. The Chairman’s Report was given by John Murray, quickly running through the usual Objectives and List of other bodies that the Conservancy associate with or are members of. The Chairman reported back on several issues including Waste Water Treatment, Waste Disposal site at Oatlands, Dune Erosion, Alien Plant Eradication, the Joint Venture with Ramsgate Tourism regarding the Eco-Tourism Centre and paid tribute to their sponsors and Donors, in particular, the Waffle House. The Treasurer’s Report was given by Adrian Voice and accepted unanimously. Two items requiring ratification at an AGM were taken: The Committee structure was proposed to change to a “Management Committee” comprising of the “Office Bearers”, being The Chairman, Deputy Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary. This was to aid the administration and efficiency of the Committee. The change was accepted without dissent. The full Committee will still meet but may not need to be convened for administrative duties. The second item was to ratify the election of the current holders of Office Bearer positions, these were elected without dissent: Chairman:                 John Murray Deputy Chairman:   David Halle Secretary:                  Ross Douthwaite Treasurer:                  Adrian Voice   A short AOB was taken and completed before the power went off! A copy of the minutes will be available upon request once they are fully typed-up. The AGM was followed by another successful Moondeckers evening lit by rechargeable lights as... read more

Conservancy Annual General Meeting

RAMSGATE CONSERVANCY THIRTEENTH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE THIRTEENTH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY 21st MARCH 2019. 4:45 pm. FOR 5:00 pm.  AT THE RAMSGATE CONSERVANCY  ENVIRONMENTAL CENTRE AT THE WHALE DECK, RAMSGATE   AGENDA WELCOME ATTENDANCE AND APOLOGIES APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF 12THG.M. CHAIRMAN’S REPORT TREASURER’S REPORT COMMITTEE STRUCTURE CHANGES ELECTION OF OFFICE BEARERS ANY OTHER BUSINESS (Time limited) Note: The AGM will be followed by the Moondeckers evening which will limit the time for AOB that has not been notified in advance. Please feel free to also book for Moondeckers via the usual... read more

Ramsgate Conservancy Newsletter

Ramsgate Walking Tours – Do you have any stories of old to share? Please tell us about them. Pauline and Doreen have been meeting weekly with the WESSA Beach Stewards and Sonwabile, the Tourism Info officer, at the Ramsgate Eco-Tourism Info Office. The team is putting together a series of walking History and Environmental Education tours around Ramsgate.   The walks are based on information from the book, Ramsgate Recollections, and whatever other interesting bits of history relevant to Ramsgate’s past, or characters of the past.   Included will be a contribution from the colourful and sometimes tragic history of the ski boat fishermen, like the Dickens and Fynn families. If anyone has any stories they think may be relevant, please make contact with Pauline or Doreen. We hope to get this project up and running for the December season.  Look out for the notice boards about the schedule for these tours. Say What? As a “lightee” I loved the ocean and was soon drawn in to the world of surfing. Here I discovered that surfing has a language of its own. Consequently, as a “grommet” I would head to the “Out Side” where we would wait for the “set” to come in, hoping to “carve up the wall” and maybe get “barrelled”. “Cool – ne?” A few, yes a JUST a few years on… I have discovered a new language –that of the “Twitchers”. A Twitcher (not to be confused with a serious “Bird Watcher”) is someone who has a passion to see as many birds as possible. You don’t find too many of them locally, but they can be easily identified by their quickly accessible check list which is often attached to their 10×50 binoculars. However holding a conversation with a serious “Twitcher” is where things get interesting as their... read more

November 2018 Moondeckers

  Pre-Christmas CHRISTMAS MOONDECKERS: Come and join us for our pre-Christmas CHRISTMAS MOONDECKERS and enjoy with home baked Christmas Mince pies, fruit salad and ice-cream and a jug of homemade Sangria on each table.  And that is not all… a Christmas cracker to get you in the mood!  Bring your own savoury course if you would like one and don’t forget your drinks and glasses.  See the full moon and you might even be lucky and spot Father Christmas taking his sleigh out for a pre-Christmas test run.  (If you do, you probably just had too much to drink, LOL) Where  Ramsgate Whale Deck When  Friday, 23 November 2018 Time  17h30 (05h30pm) Costs  R40 pp including Christmas Mince pies, fruit salad and ice-cream and Sangria, but remember to bring some Cash for the Lucky draw. BOOKING ESSENTIAL We are looking forward to enjoying a nice evening with you, your family and friends. RSVP: Before 19th November 2018 Carla Steenkamp – megaplansc@gmail.com    Cell:  082 677... read more

Conservancy Newsletter

  Warning     Due to dune erosion it has been necessary for Ramsgate Conservancy to close the boardwalk between Ski-Boat Bay and the Whaledeck. The boardwalk has become unsafe but cannot be removed or re-sited until Municipality Documentation is received which at present is stuck in the “red-tape” department. It is hazardous to by-pass the temporary fencing installed and/or to sit on the beach below it. Please feel free to use the new wheelchair friendly pathway that starts by the new Eco-Tourism Centre (a Joint Venture between Ramsgate Tourism and Ramsgate Conservancy) next to the BP Garage, drop in and say Hi to the staff that are setting it up, and continue up to the Whale Deck Viewing Area and then come back down by the “Old” path.     Vote of Thanks   Ramsgate Conservancy would like to thank all the Sponsors / Donors to the Eco Tourism Centre project for their generous donations, without these it could not have been done. We ask all readers to positively support the businesses who have assisted with donations, and to our Private Donors we thank you from the bottom of our hearts Beach Stewards News On the 07th of September 2018 the Tourism Blue Flag beach stewards and representatives of Ray Nkonyeni municipality visited Esivivaneni Primary a school that is situated in rural areas of Harding. The purpose for the visit was to raise awareness, educate and celebrate Arbour Day. The day was a great success as there were different speakers from Department Of Water and Sanitation, Environmental Affairs, UGU- Disaster Fire Management and Wessa Team, all speakers gave informative presentations to grade5&6 pupils about the dangers of fire and safety tips, water pollution (causes & effects) , importance of planting trees, and blueflag.The children were given prizes such as pencil... read more

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