XMAS IN JULY FUNDRAISING DINNER ON SATURDAY 27 JULY 2019
Happening on the 27th July 2019
BirdLife Overberg will again present a “Xmas in July” fund-raising dinner on Saturday 27 July 2019 after the huge success of last year’s event. The funds raised will be used to support our CleanMarine campaign on the conservation of our coastline and estuaries. George and Margo Branch who wrote the award-winning books "Living Shores of southern Africa" and "Two Oceans – a Field Guide to the Marine Life of Southern Africa" will be our guest speakers - see the description below. The beneficiary of presents on the evening will be SOFCA and the committee will release their list of products needed with the announcement of final arrangements. We would like to particularly extend an invitation to all those long-standing club members whom we have not seen for ages to join us with this celebration.
We would like to express our sincere appreciation to all members who have volunteered contributions to this effort: The girls are planning the table settings and a scrumptious full three course meal. Wine will be on the house and you don't even have to bring your own glasses this time around.
DETAILS IN BRIEF:
DATE: Saturday 27 July 2019. TIME: 18:30 for 19:00. VENUE: Community Hall at Mollergren Park, Main Road, Hermanus. COSTS: R 240.00 per head
RSVP: Helé Oosthuizen at email@example.com or sms at 073 456 0393
PAYMENT: Advanced payment by Friday 12 July into the BirdLife Overberg account:
BANK: ABSA, HERMANUS. SAVINGS ACCOUNT NUMBER: 9242570412. BRANCH CODE: 334812
Kindly forward proof of payment to Elaine at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are expecting huge interest in this event, so kindly contact Helé asap to avoid disappointment.
GEORGE AND MARGO BRANCH:
George and Margo Branch wrote the award-winning books Living Shores of southern Africa and Two Oceans – a Field Guide to the Marine Life of Southern Africa. Margo has also authored many books, including Exploring Fynbos, First Field Guide to Mushrooms and Explore the Seashore. They have also published over 250 scientific papers on marine biology. Their lifetime contributions to marine science have been recognized in the form of Gold Medals from the Zoological Society of southern Africa and the Gilchrist medal for Marine Science, the International Temperate Reefs Award, Fellowships of the University of Cape Town and the Royal Society of South Africa awarded to George and the Stevenson-Hamilton Silver Medal, the Marine and Coastal Educators Lifetime Award to Margo for her role in Coastcare interpretive posters that grace our coastline and educational exhibits at Two Oceans Aquarium, Cape Point and Addo National Park. Margo and George have a passionate interest in the biology and management of the sea life, and natural flair for communicating their passions. George is the recipient of a Distinguished Teachers’ Award from the University of Cape Town, and cherished teaching courses on marine biology, ecology and evolution. At heart, though, Margo and George are best described as 'beach bums par excellence'.