Month: March 2015

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Bloemendal Cannon Station 14 March 2015


I joined an orchestra ……..Iʼam now blowing our own trumpet !!!

Look at these cannons:

Bloem 2 March 15 Bloem 1 March

B March 15

Oiled, painted, plugged, holding area clean, they witnessed yet another wedding on Saturday

14 March 2015.   These old cannons have lost count of the number of weddings they have been part of.

Members of the orchestra:

Master painter: Jürg who keeps the barrels shiny.

Chief soaker: I enjoy soaking the woodwork with Linseed oil. That is the easy and fun part !

Senior Financial Officer: Jacobusʼs financial backing, supplying loading tools, and moral support.

Thanks guys.

Erick Kellerman

Bloemendal Cannon Station

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CAOSA AGM held on 7 March 2015

The CAOSA AGM was held at the SA Legion Cape Town branch, Rosedale, Rondebosch.

The Acting Chairman Martin ensured, that all the AGM business was dealt with in a short and orderly fashion.

The Acting Chairman also stated that the Constitution was sent out to all members by end of November 2014 and then amended with inputs from the members. The new constitution will be  signed off at today’s AGM, and that as from today all CAOSA’s business will be carried out in accordance with the new constitution.

The new Committee members elected or confirmed are:

Martin Venter Chairman, Erika Foot Secretary, Jurg Zimmermann Treasurer, Nadine Sheffield member, Gavin Meier member.

The new Chairman Martin Venter requested all members to please take part at all the CAOSA events, whether assisting selling some of our paraphernalia, talking to the public, doing demonstrations on muzzle loading cannons or joining other members at social events.

The full minutes were e-mailed to all the paid up members on 12 March 2015.


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