Tuesday, October 28, 2008

South Coast Quarterly Meeting

The MBA South Coast held their last general meeting for 2008, at the Hill Billion Estate on the 23rd October, where 120 guests attended. These meetings are always well attended and informative, with growing involvement from members.

Formscaff sponsored the event by paying for the occasion. Mr Tony Gradwell the Regional Director (KZN) of Formscaff, generously extended their sponsorship, by pledging a further R5000-00 towards our Year End function. This was one of the Highlights of the evening and is very much appreciated by us.

Mr Neels Nortje our Safety Manager and Gary Amstutz, our newly appointed Commercial and Online Manager from Westville, were invited to address the meeting. They both gave a short presentation on the services currently offered to members and also gave a brief overview of a host of new services, which will shortly be available to members.

On Safety, one of the new service offerings, is a Paid Consultancy service. This will be available at R350 per hour (Excluding VAT) and members will receive a subsidized rate of R190 per Hour (Excluding Vat). We believe that this will go a long way in assisting you to ensure that your Site Safety is compliant with the Act.

Mike Vernon, the Regional Manager of FEM, also addressed the meeting. He presented statistics on the various types of injuries in the Building Industry and also provided some interesting facts on how their service differs (positively) from the service offered by the Government (Workmen’s Compensation Commission).

Jonathan Auld, from Pseudo Stone, was given the opportunity to address the meeting and to promote his product.

After the meeting, everybody was invited to enjoy Dinner and Drinks and rumour has it, that there were still a few stragglers at the Bar well after Pumpkin Hour. This social gathering is becoming one of the premier networking events on the South Coast Calendar and we anticipate that many of the Non-Members that attended, will be signing up to the MBA soon. A raffle to predict the Sharks/ Bulls score was held and was won by the Chairman Ray Basson. WELL DONE RAY!

Our Year End Function will be held at the Edwardian in Port Edward, on the 21st November 2008 at 7pm. The event is a Formal event and dress code is Jacket and Tie. Accommodation is available at discounted rates at the Hotel and Babysitters are available. To book your place, or for more information, contact Hans Stols on 082 853 9385.


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