Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard

Chronicle of March 2005



1.3.2005: Mr. Fisher, the General Manager of SAPPI Kraft factory in Mandeni, Mr. Carlson and René Grobler visit Blessed Gérard's Care Centre.

3.3.2005: Fr. Gérard gives a talk about the work of the Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard, the Hospice and the HAART Programme at Ithala in iSithebe.

4.3.2005: Meeting at Stanger Hospital about the planned government ARV roll-out at Sundumbili Clinic.

4.3.2005: Dedicated Members' Meeting: A new Executive Council is elected for another two years, whereby all existing office bearers were re-elected in their portfolios: Clare Kalkwarf as Vice-President and Administrator of Goods, Dr. Paul Thabethe as Medical Superintendent and Sr. Nokuthula Thabethe as Director of Charity Work.


6.3.2005: Holy Mass with anointing of the sick at Blessed Gérard's Church.


7. - 9.3.2005: Franz Ruhland and his wife come to visit us.

8. - 17.3.2005: Dr. Gabela attends a course in paediatric anti-retroviral therapy in Nairobi/Kenya.


9.3.2005: Bongimpilo Susanne is dying.


10.3.2005: Our Medical Superintendent Dr. Paul Thabethe celebrates his 60th birthday.

12.3.2005: Meeting with Lorraine from the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC).


12.3.2005: Children from Blessed Gérard's Children's Home attend a performance of the Passion Play in Durban.

17.3.2005: Executive Council Meeting.

18.3.2005: Meeting with Tshepo C Maluka and Lucy Maotonyane from the South African Human Rights Commission.


19. - 21.3.2005: Clare Kalkwarf attends the CATHCA Conference and AGM in Bloemfontein and is re-elected to their board of management.


19.3.2005: A delegation from the Descartes High School in Neuburg/Germany with Mr. Friemel visit Blessed Gérard's Care Centre.


20.3.2005: Iain T. Benson from the British Association of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (BASMOM) visits Blessed Gérard's Care Centre.


22.3.2005: The Rotary Club of Mandini presents Fr. Gérard the "Vocational Service Award" in recognition of his dedicated involvement and valuable contribution in giving service to the local community.


24.3.2005: Katie Stewart and her husband from the British Association of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (BASMOM) visit Blessed Gérard's Care Centre.

24.3.2005: The HIV committee of SAPPI Kraft factory of Mandeni visit Blessed Gérard's Care Centre.


26.3.2005: Meagen, Jody, Cameron, Jade, Gerald, Siyabonga, Njabulo, John and Sihle from Blessed Gérard's Children's Home are baptised during the Easter Vigil Liturgy at Blessed Gérard's Church.


28.3. - 2.5.2005: Our active member Gunnar Schröter comes back to Blessed Gérard's Care Centre for the fourth time to volunteer.


30.3.2005: We celebrate the birthday of our nursing auxiliary Mrs Dorothy Wynne.


30.3. - 4.4.2005: Caregivers' Course: The best student is the former mayor of Mandeni Sam Zwane.


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