We had a nicely full hall at the Athenaeum for our February SASA members’ meeting on Thursday the 23rd. This is when we traditionally hold our AGM and annual drawing competition, and the walls were lined with some very beautiful entries.
Under Solly Gutman’s expert chairmanship, the meeting went very smoothly indeed. Glenda Chambers presented her wonderfully positive president’s report, which illustrated for us just how well our society is performing, growing both in membership and in expertise.
Glenda presented Liesl Hartman, of the Peter Clarke Art Centre, with a cheque for R10 000, as part of the SASA outreach programme. This donation was gratefully accepted by Liesl, who told us of the wonderful projects happening at the Art Centre, aimed at children from poorer areas. The money will certainly be put to good use.
Last on the evening’s agenda was the drawing competition. After carefully studying the entries, decisions were made and votes were cast.
Then, while the officials were doing the tallying up, everyone else enjoyed a splendidly sociable tea, thanks to Mary and her team.
The winners of the competition were, in third place, Mary McMillan, second Adele Sanders and first place went to Craig Paton-Ash. Well done you three for your outstanding work.