Saturday, 1 April 2017

BAASA Gauteng AGM: Honorary Life Membership Awarded to Gillian Condy & more - photos

At the BAASA Gauteng AGM, held on 11 March 2017, Gillian Condy was awarded a certificate for Honorary Life Membership of BAASA. She was also presented with a gift of beautiful hand-crafted Gingko biloba leaf silver earrings.

Gill receiving her award certificate from Helene Joubert

Proudly wearing her new earrings

​From Gill: I wish to express thanks to the three regional committees for supporting my nomination for Honorary Life Membership of BAASA, which was presented on Saturday, along with some beautiful Gingko leaf silver earrings. Thank you Helene, for organizing them, and you, the BAASA members, for something I have desired for some time. I feel very honoured.


A new committee was elected. Helene Joubert stood down from the committee after many years of dedication to committee work. Thank you, Helene, and we wish you health and happiness as you find more time to paint. Welcome to two new committee members, Gwenda Caplan & Jax Mahaffey; thank you for making yourselves available. Not to mention a special thanks too, to those who have already served on the committee and given up so much of their time to help out. The Reluctant Chairman and Treasurer had their arms twisted to serve another year on the committee - you are very special and deserve a special thanks, so "Thank You!".

From lt to rt: Ronelle Oosthuizen (Newsletter & Graphics), Jackie Hugo (Secretary), Gwenda Caplan & Ingrid Howes (Events), Gill Condy (Reluctant Chairman), Mary Jones (Reluctant Treasurer), Margie Firer & Jax Mahaffey (Events).

Petro Lemmer, a botanist with an incredible knowledge of the flora of Gauteng, gave a most engaging talk on Spirals in Nature and showed us places where we never imagined they exist.

Guest speaker Petro Lemmer.