60 members attended the Burns Evening of the Royal Natal Yacht Club held on 25 January 2018, during which auctions raised a considerable amount of money (about R22000) for charity. The event was great fun.
Members who were present, or indeed any RNYC members with Scottish connections, might like to express their Scottishness by joining the Durban Caledonian Society.
The Durban Caledonian Society meets at the Berea Bowling Club, situated at the corner of Brand and Ferguson Roads, Umbilo. A strong focus is the drawing together of Scots in the greater Durban area, and the propagation of Scottish culture.
The Society hold events on Sundays, every two months or so. Events typically start at 12:30 for 1 pm. and end at about 4:15 pm. The function might be a Burns lunch, celebration of St Andrews Day, or hosting of the Provincial or Federation Chief or other dignitary. Entertainment is offered by pipers and drummers, and there might be highland dancing, a vocalist, poetry recital or visual presentation. These events are always warm, cordial and companionable. Visitors are always made welcome. The Society works closely with the KZN Piping and Drumming Society.
The society will host the South African Caledonian Federation Congress from 5 to 7 October 2018.
Should anyone from the RNYC wish to join the Durban Caledonians, the yearly subs are R75:00 for persons under pensionable age, and R50 for pensioners.
The cost for functions, including a three-course meal, is currently a very modest R65, and a cash bar is available on the premises.
Phone Molly Gould on 031 7014148 or 083 656 8716, if you are interested and require more detailed information. She is a hive of information.