Members are kindly reminded that subscriptions for the April 2019 to March 2020 year are now due.

Please make payment (Ordinary Members R100 and Family Members R130) to Standard Bank Rondebosch: 025009 Account: 073603201 (a reminder that this is a new account number).

A message from our Chairman

Dear Ramblers,

We have had another long hot summer with very little rain. Not good for our water situation but good from a hiking point of view, That is, no hikes were cancelled.

It’s really pleasing to note that we have had good turnouts generally, for both Saturday and Sunday hikes. A big thank you to all hike leaders for their service to the club. On the point about hot weather, lately we have had one or two occasions with members suffering due to overheating. Please be sure you drink enough water, and that you are wearing a hat. Carrying a rehydration mix is also helpful.

Our new program promises to be a winner. We have arranged a relaxing weekend away in the Pat Busch Mountain Reserve, which has at least 3 different hikes of varying lengths. And there is our Anniversary hike in May which has proved to be very popular. Hope a number of you will support me on my semi-recce hikes. The out of town hikes look very interesting too, so there’s lots to look forward to.

Of special note to all members is our AGM on Saturday afternoon March 30th, to be held at Sunnybrae, Rondebosch. A big thank you to Renata. There is a bonus too. Ruth McNerney will give us a short show on her recent trip to Antarctica.

Spectacular. We look forward to seeing many Ramblers there.

A warm welcome to all new members to the club. We hope you will enjoy many hikes with us.

As always safety is of paramount importance to all hikers. Be alert, stay together and avoid known hot spots. Happy hiking.

Ian Pearce

084 6244 691 or 021 794 5989 or