Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard

Diary of February 2008

Extensions to
Blessed Gérard's
Care Centre
in February 2008:

  5 12    
    14 21  
  9   23  

1 February 2008: A delegation from SAPPI visits Blessed Gérard's Care Centre, to get information about our work in general and especially about our HAART programme. The delegation was very impressed an the Director General found heart-warming words for our service to the community. We soon will make plans how to work together more closely and SAPPI was very interested in our HAART training Programme and our HAART Adherence Monitoring programme.

1 February 2008: Prominent visitors: Abbot Gottfried Sieber O.S.B. and Father Leo Eireiner O.S.B. pay us a visit. Being Benedictines they are especially enthusiastic about our Sibusiso (that is Zulu for "Benedict").

5 - 19 February 2008: The Order of Malta, whose South African Relief Organisation we are, performs a visitation (Financial audit and performance supervision). Visitators are Financial Auditor Alexander Ems of KPMG, Dr. Marie Theres Benner of Malteser International, the Executive President of Malteser Hilfsdienst Johannes Freiherr Heereman and Mr Justin Simpson.

7 February 2008: His Most Eminent Highness, Frŕ Andrew Bertie SMOM, the Prince and Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta passed away. See Sovereign Order of Malta - Official site

12 February 2008: Our member Father Albert Herold celebrated his 80th birthday at Mtunzini / South Africa.

12 February 2008: Mrs Caroline Beaumont represented our hospice at the quarterly meeting of the Hospice Association of kwaZulu/Natal (HAKZN) in Durban.

16 February 2008: His Most Eminent Highness, Frŕ Andrew Bertie SMOM, the deceased Prince and Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta was buried in Rome.

16 February 2008: Our member Father Albert Herold come to visit us at Blessed Gérard's Care Centre with his brothers, our member Mr. Elmar Herold and Subprior, Br. Herold OSB of Scheyern Abbey four days after his 80th birthday.

20 - 23 February 2008: Our members Christian Müller (Son of Deacon Thomas and Mrs Angelika Müller) and his girlfriend Anne Giebler come to visit us.

20 February - 10 November 2008: 34 new employees start their full or part time employment with us. We highlight these in green text colour.

20 February 2008: Bookkeeper Thamsanqa Gumede starts his part time employment for our brotherhood.

21 February 2008: (Biennial) "AGM" of the Dedicated Members of the Brotherhood of Blessed Gérard with election of the new Executive Council:

We wholeheartedly welcome Father Sipho to his new office as our Vice President! Our special thanks are due to Dr. Thabethe that he had taken over the office of Vice President after the murder of Clare Kalkwarf and was a strong support to Fr. Gérard. We equally thank Dr. Thabethe, Sister Thabethe and Miss Stauffer for their good work in the past period of office and congratulate them to their re-election. The new Executive Council is elected for a period of two years.

23 February - 8 March 2008: Father Gérard gives a HAART Information Course to prepare AIDS-Patients, their relatives and supporters for antiretroviral treatment.

23 February 2008: A great day: "Extension No. 1" of our Children's Home is being occupied. Susanne Stauffer moves into the new section with eight of our children.


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