MEMBERS’ NEWS

 We wish a blessed and very happy birthday

In 1999 to:

Mrs Margaret Hiza on her 85th
S. H. Franz Graf von Ledebur and Frau Centa Honig on their 80th
Herrn Ernst Lang on his 75th
Frau Jutta Betzler and Mrs Joy Fynn on their 65th
Mrs Kornelia Spyropoulos, Mrs Barbara Braun and Herrn Walter Ruhland on their 60th
Mrs Zodwa Thomo, S. E. Albrecht Freiherr von Boeselager, Mrs Clare Kalkwarf, Mrs Nancy Bartell and Mr Garry Wilson on their 50th
Mr John Craparo, Fräulein Birgitt Dittner, Miss Martilda Gumede, Mrs Thokozile Nzimande, Mrs Mary Cominato and Mrs Siphiwe Ngema on their 40th
Mr Zakhele Mlangeni and Miss Thembile Majola on their 30th
Mr Sabelo Ngwenya, Miss Syvie Leonard, Mrs Nonhlanhla Nkosi, Mr Brian Lehto and Miss Heather Kalkwarf on their 21st

In 2000 to:

Mr Louis Renaud on his 80th
Herrn Hans Neumann on his 75th
H H Stiftskanonikus Heinrich Wachter and I H Nadine Freifrau von Redwitz on their 70th
Mrs Mumsy Dlamini, Mrs Johanna Mkhize, Frau Anna Knecht, Mrs Margaret Rouillon and Mr John Pieters on their 65th
Herrn Heinz Himmels and Frau Helga Krenn on their 60th
Mrs Ursula Toohey, Frau Marianne Herner, Mr Eddie Stecker, Herrn Josef Brunner and Herrn Norbert Pape on their 50th
Mr Jetro Qwabe, Herrn Dr med Robert Bock, S H Mauritius Graf von Brühl, Signora Giovana Barbato, Prof Edmundo Pellizari Fiho and Herrn Stephan Elster on their 40th
Mr Collin Ntuli, Mrs Yvonne Gumede, Mr Rasheed Kallen, Mr Joseph Stanford and Mr Velenkosini Mdluli on their 30th
Miss Maureen Khumalo, Miss Kim Curzon, Miss Happiness Mkhwanazi, Mrs Fortunate Mthembu, Fräulein Bernadette Weidling and Miss Gizelle Terreblanche on their 21st

 

Happy 50th birthday to our founder member, vice-president and manager, Mrs. Clare Kalkwarf

The Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard wants to express very special birthday wishes to a very special person. The Golden Jubilee of your birthday is an opportunity for us to thank God for your birth and to thank you for your unmatched dedication, your wise and exemplary leadership and your tireless readiness to tackle whatever work crops up in our quest to be instruments of God's healing plan for this world. May the Lord reward you for all your faith, hope and charity!


Sincere condolences to

We pray that all our deceased members will find eternal rest in the loving arms of God and that the families will find comfort in the knowledge that their loved ones are safe in the arms of Christ Jesus.


Best wishes for a speedy recovery to

Mr. Christoffel Tait, Mr. Guy Dunn, Miss Hlengiwe Mabasa


The Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard salutes Beverley Dunn!


[Nkosinathi Dlamini, Walburga von Ohnesorge and Beverley Dunn in our First Aid Tent at the Diocesan Fatima Pilgrimage]

Seven years ago one of our active members, Mrs. Beverley Dunn, began a little kindergarten at home in the Emoyeni area. When her home got too small she was lucky enough to have the use of a room at Holy Cross Mission, which was very close to her house. Finally that was also too small and she looked for somewhere else to house her little children. When she heard of a disused railway building in Gingindlovu, she negotiated with the relevant authorities and received permission to use this building.

The Management of the Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard received an invitation from Beverley to attend a function at her school. What we found was a well-organised school, smiling teachers and a happy atmosphere.

We would like to congratulate Beverley who has had to fight against all odds to keep the school running. We admire her tenacity through which she has achieved a great deal. We consider ourselves blessed to have Mrs. Dunn as an active member of our organisation because, despite her busy schedule, she still finds time to help in our Care Centre & Hospice as a caregiver and also makes herself available to do duty with our First Aid & Emergency Service.


WELCOME to all our new members:

Mrs Ellen G Hilburn, Miss Nokwazi Samukelisiwe T Ntshangase, Miss Precious Nosipho Ntshangase, Fräulein Melanie von Wolff, Miss Fayeeda Mahomed, Signore Claudio Vozza, Miss Thobekile Thubelihle Maphumulo, Miss Maureen Lethiwe  Khumalo, Valencia, Mr Penuel Thembinkosi Zondi, Mr Themba Vincent Ngema, Miss Racheal Makhosi Miles, Miss Lindiwe Fikile Zulu, Miss Magnificentia Zanele Sibisi, Miss Yvonne Sibongile Ndimande, Miss Thandekile Nonhlanhla Mabaso, Miss Jabulisiwe Bhodoza, Herrn Josef Brunner, Mrs Aapeliefie Carol Khuzwayo, Mrs Portia Charchygirl Khuzwayo, Mr Sizwe Goodman Zulu, Mr Kelvin Sequeirah Visage, Mr John Joseph Wrobel, Mr Thokozani Bigboy Ngema, Mrs Joyce Mulcahy, Mrs Ntombikayise Florence Mdletshe, Mrs Fortunate Phumelele Ngcobo, Mr Muziwamandla Daniel Zikhali, Mr Sabelo Ngwenya, Rt Rev Fr Bishop Mansuet Dela Biyase, Mr Marley Armstrong Khuzwayo, Mrs Johanna Mkhize, Mrs Thokozile Ignatia Biyela, Rev Brother Ansgar Stüfe, Mrs Fortunate Slindile Kheth Mthembu, Mrs Nontobeko Christobel Mthembu, Mr Thembinkosi Cyril Mthembu, Mr Thulani Vusumuzi Mthembu, Mr Alex Ren, Rev. Brother Aloysius Roets O.S.B., Mrs Thokozile Gladys  Nzimande, Benedic,  Mrs Siphindile Anne-Mary Ngcobo, Mrs Mama Y Nzama, Fräulein Walburga von Ohnesorge, Rev Sister Margarette Sibisi, Mrs Nozipho Jill Dlamini, Rev Sister Ignatia Sikhakhane, Mrs Zandile Olga Khumalo, Rev Sister Cordelia Siestrup, Mrs Bronwyn Verdé Monique Adams, Rev Father Denis Ndomba, Rev Brother Daniel Waweru Gakuya, Mrs Duane Oden, Mrs Thobile Virginia Dlamini.

Membership statistics on 3.12.99

Active Members

Donors

Spiritual Supporters

Total

South Africa

289

88

31

408

Tanzania

0

0

3

3

Kenya

0

0

1

1

Austria

0

1

4

5

Belgium

0

2

1

3

Germany

21

162

72

255

Denmark

0

1

13

14

Finland

0

0

1

1

Great Britain

10

1

1

12

Italy

2

20

2

24

Ireland

2

6

1

9

Hungary

0

0

1

1

Malta

0

0

1

1

Switzerland

1

0

0

1

USA

10

24

17

51

Canada

0

2

2

4

El Salvador

0

0

2

2

Chile

0

0

1

1

Brazil

0

0

1

1

Mexico

0

1

0

1

UAE

0

1

0

1

Japan

0

0

1

1

Australia

0

3

1

4

Singapore

0

0

1

1

Total

335

312

158

805

NB: Active members outside South Africa are members, who have worked in South Africa as volunteers. These members keep their active status. Many of them continue to support us actively, e.g. through fund-raising and canvassing for membership.


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