Noggins – November 2017

This year we, as a committee want to hear what you want to do next year!

The November Noggins has been put aside for us to all get together at NMR and put down ideas for the following categories:

  1. Noggins Talks – What do you want to hear more about?
  2. Sunday Outings – Where do you want to go to?
  3. Weekend Outings – Where do you want to camp over the long weekends during the year?
  4. Motor Sport – How many times and where do you want to test your skills?
  5. General – What else can you think of to make the club better?

The website will also have a suggestion box set-up where you can give your input if you are not able to come to the Noggins.

Click this link to enter your suggestions

Once we have the ideas on the night, we will all get together and discuss them, and maybe some more ideas will come out as well.

The list of ideas will then be managed into the calendar by the committee and details will be on the website as soon as they are finalized.

The Noggins will be at the Umvoti Mounted Rifles Pinetown (Same place as usual) and the club will provide the fire for you to braai your meat on.

Date 16th November 2017. (Third Thursday of the month)

TIME: 6:30pm.

VENUE: Umvoti Mounted Rifles Pinetown.  Address: Corner of Pine St and 7Th Ave, Ashley.

GPS: S29.83059º E30.83807º

Directions as follows: From Durban N3 towards PMB. Take the Richmond Rd offramp, turn left at the robot, turn left into the first street on the left, continue to a T- junction, turn left, the gate is on your left.

They have a ridiculously cheap bar there so please support them rather than bringing your own cold ones.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Noggins August 2017

Date: 17th August 2017
TIME: 6:30pm. 
VENUE: Umvoti Mounted Rifles Pinetown. Address: Corner of Pine St and 7Th Ave, Ashley.
GPS: S29.83059º E30.83807º

Directions as follows: From Durban N3 towards PMB. Take the Richmond Rd offramp, turn left at the robot, turn left into the first street on the left, continue to a T- junction, turn left, the gate is on your left.
They have a ridiculously cheap bar there so please support them rather than bringing your own cold ones.

Bring and Braai afterwards!

AGM 2016

Location: Umvoti Mounted Rifles.
Date: 20 October,
Time: 6.30pm for 7pm start.
RSVP required:

Jennifer’s contacts: 082 921 5087 – 4x4admin@4wdkzn.co.za
Do keep in mind that we supply the fire and the meat, but the rest is for you to bring. The bar will be open for business.

Agenda
1. Chairman’s Welcome
2. Acknowledgement of previous AGM minutes
3. 2016 Club overview
· Outing and Trails
· Membership
· Driver Training
· Noggins
· PR
· Treasury
· Motor Sport
· Traction and Website
· General
4. Club feedback
5. Thanking of committee
6. Nomination and election of new committee members
7. Closing of meeting2017 Committee list

This year we are holding the AGM at our 2016 Noggins location, Umvoti Mounted Rifles.

The date we plan is 20 October, 6.30pm for 7pm start. I will be presenting a short recap of the year’s events in the various portfolios of the club and then open the floor to you as members to give voice to what you would like to see in the coming year. Lastly we will then nominate and vote on the committee for 2017 before we adjourn for the braai.

And speaking of the braai, this year the club will again sponsor a little braai pack for the members and their immediate family, but we need you to RSVP to Jennifer to allow us to cater for the event. You will have the option of either a red meat pack or one that includes chicken, so please include your preference in your RSVP.

As I mentioned above, this year two of our committee members will be retiring so we will need to refill the ranks to keep serving the club best.

2017 Committee list

Member Status Available for re-election? Specialist Position
Cobus Adams Standing Down No
Dion Coetzee Sitting for second Term N/A
Dwayne van Zyl Standing Down No
George Tutt Sitting for second Term N/A Finance
Gerald O’Brien Non-sitting N/A Driver Training
Jacho van Zweel Non-sitting N/A Website
Jennifer Govender Sitting for second Term N/A
Kevin Govender Sitting for second Term N/A
Kevin Taylor Sitting for second Term N/A
Robin Regnard Standing Down Yes
Terry Wattrus Non-sitting N/A Radio Officer

Noggins – September 2016

DATE: 22nd September.

TIME: 6:30pm.

VENUE: Umvoti Mounted Rifles Pinetown.

Address: Corner of Pine St and 7Th Ave, Ashley.

Directions as follows: From Durban N3 towards PMB. Take the Richmond Rd offramp, turn left at the robot, turn left into the first street on the left, continue to a T- junction, turn left, the gate is on your left. They have a ridiculously cheap bar there so please support them rather than bringing your own cold ones.

Topic of discussion to be confirmed soon.

Bring and Braai Afterwards.

Noggins – August 2016 

​DATE: 18th August.

TIME: 6:30pm.

VENUE: Umvoti Mounted Rifles Pinetown.

Address: Corner of Pine St and 7Th Ave, Ashley.

Directions as follows: From Durban N3 towards PMB. Take the Richmond Rd offramp, turn left at the robot, turn left into the first street on the left, continue to a T- junction, turn left, the gate is on your left. They have a ridiculously cheap bar there so please support them rather than bringing your own cold ones.

Gerald O Brian our club 4×4 guru will give us a talk and slide show on his recent snowy adventures in the Lesotho highlands. Himself and fellow travellers were stranded for almost 2 weeks in thick snow. Not to be missed and this time he wont cancel.

Bring and Braai Afterwards.

Noggins – 23 June 2016

DATE 23rd June.

TIME: 6 for 6-30pm

VENUE: Umvoti Mounted Rifles Pinetown.  Address: Corner of Pine St and 7Th Ave, Ashley.

Directions as follows: From Durban N3 towards PMB. Take the Richmond Rd offramp, turn left at the robot, turn left into the first street on the left, continue to a T- junction, turn left, the gate is on your left.

They have a ridiculously cheap bar there so please support them rather than bringing your own cold ones.

Wendy White will give us a great presentation on those illusive Bats we know very little about. She is an authority on the subject. This will be the last of the Animal Noggins for the year. We went from Owls to snakes and now onto bats.

Bring and Braai Afterwards.

NOGGINS – May 2016

DATE: 19th May

TIME: 6 for 6-30pm

VENUE: Umvoti Mounted Rifles Pinetown.

Address: Corner of Pine St and 7Th Ave, Ashley.

Directions as follows: From Durban N3 towards PMB. Take the Richmond Rd off-ramp, turn left at the robot, turn left into the first street on the left, continue to a T-junction, turn left, the gate is on your left. They have a ridiculously cheap bar there so please support them rather than bringing your own cold ones.

Dean Boshoff from Reptile Party Time will be joining us to conduct a snake awareness presentation where he will cover topics such as the identification of species commonly found in KwaZulu-Natal, what to do should one encounter a snake, an introduction to the venomous snakes of the region as well as basic snakebite protocol. An Excellent opportunity to separate fact from fiction…

He will also Bring a selection of reptiles for us to see and touch. NON venomous of course and friendly reptiles.
This is not to be missed. The presentation will be EPIC.
Bring and Braai Afterwards.

Noggins – March 2016

17th March. TIME: 6 for 6-30pm

VENUE: Gary’s playroom (THE DRUNKIN DUCK)

ADDRESS: 14 O’ Connor Road Westville.

We have our very own Survivor. Tejan Pillay will share his SURVIVOR  SA Season 4: Maldives Experience and also video clips of some of the challenges and crazy happenings and all the behind the scenes info you’ve been dying to know.

Usual “bring your own braai” afterwards to relax and enjoy.

February 2016 Noggins Feedback

Well this month saw the introduction of our new Noggins venue for 2016, the Umvoti Mounted Rifles in Pinetown.

Although the weather kept most of the members away, the few hardy souls that did brave the rains were treated to an informative talk by Corp Mark Keizer on the history of the venue and the mounted rifles unit.

During the talk, the braai fire was lit and with the aid of one of the club gazebos everyone was still able to mingle and chat either in the pub or in front of the braai fire or just stand and watch the lightning play over the Pinetown skies in the distance.

And once the tummies got filled and with the help of the ridiculously cheap cash bar, the real kuier-ing got underway.

A great evening and I really enjoyed the new venue. Looking forward to seeing you all at the March noggins!!

Dwayne

2016 4WD Club Kick-Off function

Date: 22-24 January

Location: Killarney 4×4 tracks

Since the spitbraai planned for December last year got rained out, we thought we would re-schedule for this month as a welcome back to club members, so please join us for a fun weekend at Killarney.

The club will sponsor all club members camping and driving over the weekend starting Friday until the Sunday, 24 January.

There will also be a club sponsored spitbraai for Sunday lunch with the expert hand of Gerald once again turning the spits from early morning.

Do note that only meat will be provided, so anything else you would have to cater for yourselves. Remember Killarney now sports a little tuck shop that sell drinks, snacks and even some hot food.

So hope to see you all there.

For any further information kindly contract Dwayne on 073 153 9715