Your committee has agreed that we should hold a flea market where we can stock up on new toys and dispose of those which we are no longer using in exchange for some necessary cash to buy new ones. It will also give us a chance to meet up with old friends and make new ones.
A bit of caution though. Although the president has loosened up on the COVID restrictions for whatever purpose, it is still far from safe out there and your committee does not want to be responsible for someone's unnecessary suffering or worse.
No bar and braai nor draw prizes this year. I hear groans and shouts of dismay but this is far better than not getting together at all or someone becoming ill from an unknown carrier attending the event.
As per our End of Year function in November which went superbly well, everybody will be required to sign in and complete a Covid 19 questionnaire.
You must also agree to keep at least 1.5 metres away from others and to wear your mask properly over both your mouth and nose during your entire stay. Please do not be offended if a committee member reminds you to mask up properly. We are there for your protection too.
Remember this is not to protect you but to protect your fellow members. Show that you care and mask up properly. It is also the law. A face shield is not a replacement for a mask. The club house will remain locked as it is not large enough to practice social distancing inside.
Sellers must provide hand sanitizer on their table for the buyers to use before and after handling any goods or cash.
If you do not agree to these simple rules then please do not attend. The health and lives of our members are of paramount importance to your committee.
Now we have got over all the ugly things, here are the details. The event will begin on the lawn in front of our clubhouse off Laidlaw Road, at 10h30 on Saturday morning 27 March 2021 for sign in and parking of seller's vehicles. We should be finished by mid day or early afternoon at the latest.
Looking forward to seeing you there.
Rob Bareham ZS1SA