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DVG, Rotary and the United Church volunteers (with your donations) – making a difference

This marks the end of the 3rd week of lockdown and the wear and tear is showing on everyone’s faces. The financial stress and isolation are as damaging as the pandemic. Yet, in St Francis, the efforts are there to help those in great pain. I am proud to say that members of the Links team are part of DVG (Disaster Volunteer Group) and they, combined with those from Rotary and the St Francis United Church, are working together to deliver food parcels in the local community. These videos and posts show the success of the programme as to date, more than 1100 family parcels have been delivered with the funds received. Another 500 are being packed today for delivery tomorrow.


We know that our volunteers do so because it’s their calling and they are servants of a needy community. None of them expects individual thanks as this is just what they do.

Others who don’t expect acknowledgement or thanks (although we think they deserve it), are:

SUPERSPAR Village Square Рfor facilitating delivery and providing excellent pricing for food parcel content

Smhart Security Рfor accompanying the distribution team each day and ensuring safety and order.

Balobi Fish Market Рwho have provided fish with each parcel we deliver

Woodlands Dairy – who have provided milk with each parcel we deliver

ST FRANCIS UNITED CHURCH Рfor prayers and support and masks and funding through donations

Rotary St Francis – for packing (hard work) and funding through donations

Lesley Davies and John – who provided 300 homes with fresh lettuce during our last distribution

South African Police Service Рfor your support and accompaniment (incl station commander, Captain Gomoshe)

And then there are corporate and individual monetary donors who are as important because, without you, we cannot help Sea Vista. Thank you, everyone!


And our day has started with 600 food parcels being delivered today, only possible through the kind hearts of the public ‚úĚÔłŹūüôŹūüŹĽ‚̧ԳŹ. To contribute to these ongoing efforts, please see our page cover sheet for the bank details.

Posted by Disaster Volunteer Group on Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Last distribution of the 600 today going very smoothly. Thank you thank you volunteers and donors. ūüĎćūüŹĽūüôĆūüŹĽ

Posted by Disaster Volunteer Group on Wednesday, 15 April 2020


In an online stakeholder meeting today, the DVG, together with Rotary, the St Francis United Church, and Samaritans and key individuals confirmed its plans to commence with an intense food donation drive. The plan, in cooperation with our VillageSquare SuperSpar, is that all food parcels are funnelled through one responsibly managed operation thus avoiding duplication.

One delivery of 250 food parcels costs R50 000. Each parcel contains sustenance ingredients such as maize meal, sugar, eggs, rice, soup packs, flour, milk, oil. They will be assembled by authorised volunteers and, in an effort including SAPS and security companies, be distributed to the Sea Vista elderly, single women and children with no income and the most desperate. These people are being identified by community leaders on the ground. As you can imagine, this is a large-scale operation and we believe we will need at least 1 000 food parcels over the next couple weeks, depending on how long the lockdown continues for.

Can your company assist with a R50 000 donation (we are a registered NPO for accounting purposes) which will provide 250 food parcels? Or can you spare R1000 for 5 parcels or even just R200 which will provide 1 parcel? If so, we ask that please donate to:

Account Name: FOSSFAR
Standard Bank
Acc No 186512139
Humansdorp Branch (050015)
Please use reference: Food relief/Surname

We thank you in advance and will report back each step of the way.

This pandemic has also provided the opportunity to bond with friends and family Рalbeit through WhatsApp, Facetime and the old fashioned phone. 

In this day and age, many of our family members are far from us. In my case, my brother and sister are in IOWA and Wisconsin. He sent this pic to say he was thinking of us –

My kids are in Texas and my American friends are located from Nevada to Virginia and points in between. We are talking now more than ever. My friends in South Africa from Knysna and George to Johannesburg and Pretoria, are now closer. When we are marching along, doing our best at work, family often comes second.¬† This lockdown has made me appreciate so many people in my life, starting with Liezl. While we have never taken each other for granted, the “chores” we share at home, the conversations about life and family, just the TIME together, has been a blessing, in disguise.¬† At the same time, too much time together can be stressful! I recommend a good book!¬†

On a real touching note, this past Easter Sunday, my niece and God-daughter, Milana, conducted her own service in the living room of their home – priceless moment.

Do you want to feel better – go to this Facebook Page and see the world…

Search “view from my window”- when I joined there were 150K users and places to see, now it’s almost a MILLION!

Rescheduled  for July 10 


Club Championships April 24-26, 2020 (on hold)


The 2020 Calendar and results

This year, we will be seeing more weddings, fewer golfing National events (due to rotation) and more member functions as our member play is the fastest-growing category in golf. We look forward to more sponsored days with ITEC and Selective Lighting/The Fire Works and the addition of a new partnership between Pam Golding Properties and Village Square SuperSpa

4-5        Jan         The Pam Golding Annual, SFBGC Champions, Series tied 7 all

7-8        Jan          Men’s Member-Member Partnership, Roger Smith and  Charlie Gilmore, Champions

8          Jan            ITEC Open Wednesday, Dr  Danie Cronjé and Mel Maubec, winners on 51pts 

18¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Jan¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Windhoek Pairs qualifying, Geoff Garratt and Ernest M√ľller,¬† winners on 49pts¬†

29         Jan           Pam Golding/ Village Square SuperSpar Alliance, Gill, Hool, Garratt and Wilson-Jones on 87pts

12         Feb          ITEC Open Wednesday, Karl-Johann and Nyana Persson on 45pts

14 ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†Feb¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Valentine‚Äôs Day Dress-up Golf; Dinner with entertainment, The Gobby’s 45pts

26         Feb           Pam Golding/ Village Square SuperSpar Alliance,  Coesens, White, Gobby and Spangenberg 91 pts

12        Mar          ITEC Open Wednesday, TK and Percy Owen 51pts

25         Mar           Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance cancelled 

27         Mar           Ernie Els for Autism Golf Day rescheduled for July 10

3           Apr            Selective Lighting / The Fireworks Р15h00 shotgun cancelled

8           Apr            ITEC Open Wednesday cancelled

11          Apr            Greensomes to be rescheduled

24-26   Apr            Club Championships on hold

1          May           Selective Lighting / The Fireworks Р15h00 shotgun

2-3       May            Pam Golding Ladies Open Weekend

13         May            ITEC Open Wednesday

21-22   May           Woodlands Dairy Charity Days for HOSPICE

24         May            Nomads at St Francis Links (10h30 off 2-tees)

27         May            Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance

6          Jun            The Bard’au Ladies’ Invitational

10         Jun             ITEC Open Wednesday

12         Jun             Selective Lighting / The Fireworks Р15h00 shotgun

17-19¬†¬†¬† Jun¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Nomads National Order of Merit* ‚Äď Juniors earning International points

5          Jul               Selective Lighting / The Fireworks Р15h00 shotgun

20         Jun            Foursomes

21-22   Jun             PGA Pro Pairs (SFL)

24         Jun            Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance

8         Jul               ITEC Open Wednesday

17-19    Jul             Men’s Invitational

26-27   Jul             PGA Regional Finals (SFBGC and SFL)

29         Jul             Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance

1-2       Aug            EP Amateur Championships (course closed)

7          Aug             Selective Lighting / The Fireworks Р15h00 shotgun

8-9¬† ¬† ¬†Aug¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† EP Amateur Championships ‚Äď Matchplay finals

20-3   Aug/Sep   Closed for Spring Programme

 4        Sep             Selective Lighting / The Fireworks Р15h00 shotgun

9          Sep             ITEC Open Wednesday

25-27  Sep             LINKS CUP South Africa (Ryder Cup at Whistling Straights)

30        Sep             Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance

2         Oct             Selective Lighting / The Fireworks Р15h00 shotgun

3          Oct              Stulting Golf Day

14        Oct               ITEC Open Wednesday

28        Oct              Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance

5          Nov            Eastern Province SENIORS

6          Nov             Selective Lighting / The Fireworks Р15h00 shotgun

11         Nov             ITEC Open Wednesday

16         Nov            Men’s Muirfield Day (3rd Annual)

22¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Nov¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†‚ÄúThe Trophy‚ÄĚ ‚Äď St Francis Links sponsored Amateur Champs

25         Nov              Pam Golding/Village Square SuperSpar Alliance

25         Nov              Members’ Oscars

5           Dec             Ladies’ Member-Member

9           Dec              ITEC Open Wednesday

12         Dec              Ultimate Par-3 Championships

16         Dec              The Kromme-Enviro Trust Amazing Race

5-6       Jan             Men’s Member-Member Partnership

8-9       Jan              The Pam Golding Annual


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