The Nominal Roll is still being worked on but very little information is coming through.
Old commando photos are a good source of information but it is time consuming recording all the names.
The sales of the Africa’s Commandos Book brought in R342 000 up to the end of December 2013.
Against this figure are expenses of R349 000 including royalties which puts this project in a near breakeven situation.
As the raison d’être for the Association is provide support to the ouens experiencing difficulties we are appealing to you our members to step forward once again and help our brothers in arms.
The subs for 2017 are R300.00 for Full Members and R150.00 for Legacy Members.
Add to this the 6 Life members and 21 Honourary members, the current membership is only 113 members (about 25% of the registered members are paid up). For this year some changes were made to the membership fee structure in the hope that more members would be encouraged to pay their subs.
These changes haven’t really made the difference that were hoped for .
There has also been inter-branch correspondence of a general nature.
If anyone would like to get involved in this project and give Tiny Jansen and Alan Strachan a hand please let them know.
Bill Wiggill suggested that Pauline Liversage be contacted as she is looking for some way to assist the Association.
A total of 32 Committee meetings have been held since the last AGM.
With the odd exception, the committee members meet to discuss affairs of the Association every two weeks for about an hour.
Lifetime membership can be bought for R7, 200.00 or 12 monthly payments of R600.00 The committee also would like to appeal to those members that are able to afford additional amounts to make a monthly debit order into the association account.