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May
10
Mon
Winelands: Northern boardgamers SIG
May 10 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Winelands: Northern boardgamers SIG

A new board games SIG* for Winelands members in the Northern Suburbs gets together again on Monday 10 May at Tipples in Tygervalley from 18h30-19h00.  It’s an ideal opportunity to introduce a friend to Mensa!  (And it’s not limited to members in the Northern Suburbs …)

Bring your favourite game or board game, or just come along, join the conversation, have a drink, and share the fun!  (The playing of board games is not obligatory!)

The venue is licensed and also serves excellent light meals.

*SIG – Special Interest group

Venue:
Tipples Bar & Grill
High Street Shopping Village
Tygervalley
GPS co-ords: -33.867998, 18.639961

RSVP:
Winelands Secretary

May
11
Tue
Winelands: Social SIG dinner at La Pineta
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Winelands: Social SIG dinner at La Pineta

Members of Mensa Winelands will enjoy a casual dinner and some Winelands socialising on Tuesday 11 May at 19h00, at the popular La Pineta Restaurant outside Stellenbosch.

Friends and family welcome!

La Pineta Restaurant
R44, Stellenbosch
GPS co-ords: -33.987872, 18.828514

Dinner is for own account.

We have made a provisional reservation at the restaurant. Please let us know by Monday 10 May if you’d like to join us.

RSVP to the Winelands Secretary.

 

May
20
Thu
Winelands: Virtual speaker evening – Judith February
May 20 @ 7:15 pm – 9:45 pm
Winelands: Virtual speaker evening - Judith February

‘South Africa: present tense, future imperfect’

Ms Judith February is a lawyer, governance specialist and columnist. She is based at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) as a Senior Research Associate and is a Visiting Fellow at the Wits School of Governance. Prior to that she was executive director of the HSRC’s Democracy and Governance unit and also head of the Idasa’s South African Governance programme for nine years.

Mensa Winelands’ monthly speaker evening.

Further information and venue details from the Winelands secretary, Yvonne Steyn.

May
26
Wed
Winelands: Online interactive GK quiz
May 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Winelands: Online interactive GK quiz

A fun, interactive, online general knowledge competition (with prizes!) for members.

Details from the Winelands secretary.

May
27
Thu
Winelands: Board games SIG
May 27 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Winelands: Board games SIG

Our Board games SIG* meets again at Triggerfish Brewing on Thursday 27 May from 18h30.  It’s an ideal opportunity to introduce a friend to Mensa!

Bring your favourite game or board game, or just come along, join the conversation, have a drink, and share the fun!  (The playing of board games is not obligatory!)

Triggerfish Brewing have a wine and malt licence, and also serve excellent light meals.

*SIG – Special Interest group

Venue:
Triggerfish Brewing
9 de Beers Avenue
Paardevlei
Somerset West
GPS co-ords: -34.090395, 18.805893

RSVP:
Winelands Secretary

Jun
12
Sat
Winelands: Membership eligibility testing in Somerset West
Jun 12 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Winelands: Membership eligibility testing in Somerset West

Membership eligibility testing in Somerset West.

Two multiple-choice tests are written; one is purely symbols and has no language component, and the other is available in English or Afrikaans.  To be eligible for membership, you need to achieve a qualifying score on only one of these tests.  The testing will take about an hour-and-a-half.

*R 130 per person – discounted to R 100 per person for groups of four or more people.  Scholars over the age of sixteen years and full-time students in possession of a valid student ID also pay R 100 per person.

To register, send an email to the Winelands Testing Officer (details above), or complete a contact form on our website.

 

 

Jun
17
Thu
Winelands: Speaker evening
Jun 17 @ 7:15 pm – 9:45 pm
Winelands: Speaker evening

Mensa Winelands’ monthly speaker evening.

Further information and venue details from the Winelands secretary, Yvonne Steyn.

Jul
8
Thu
Winelands: Sixth Annual General Meeting
Jul 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Winelands: Sixth Annual General Meeting

Current, paid-up members of the Winelands chapter of Mensa South Africa are invited to the chapter’s sixth ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING on Thursday 8 July at 18h30, in Somerset West.

The meeting will be held at the same venue used for our monthly speaker evenings.

Dinner will be served at the chapter’s expense.

Members will receive a welcoming sherry on arrival, and there will be a cash bar available.

There is no charge to members for attending.

At the meeting, members will have the opportunity to find out and raise questions about the chapter’s operations and finances.

Our constitution provides for a two-year tenure for the chapter’s committee and, since the current committee was elected in 2020, this is a non-election year, although volunteers are encouraged to join the committee.

Members will be asked to:
– accept the annual report (1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021)
– accept the membership report
– accept the financial statements to date.

If you would like to nominate a member to serve on the committee, or to put your own name forward for election, please email the Winelands Secretary.

For catering and access code purposes, please RSVP to the Winelands Secretary.

Members are also encouraged to volunteer to assist the committee in a non-portfolio capacity.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, kindly complete and return a proxy form (obtainable from the Winelands secretary).

Jul
17
Sat
Winelands: Private tour of the Parliamentary artwork collection
Jul 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Winelands: Private tour of the Parliamentary artwork collection

Due to the unprecedented response we’ve received previously for our parliamentary art and heritage tours, Mrs Lila Komnick, the head of the Parliamentary Artwork Collection, has kindly agreed to provide another behind-the-scenes tour of this little-known rare art collection, not available to the general public, to accommodate those members who didn’t make it onto the tours in previous years.

Parliament is the custodian of more than 5 000 pieces of heritage art, worth almost R 50 million. Only 300 pieces are still in plain sight – former speaker Frene Ginwala decided to remove most of the art amid controversy in 1996. The remainder is stored in an access- and climate-controlled environment.

Activists at the time argued that the new democratic government was attempting to censor Afrikaner, colonial and apartheid history.

Note that numbers are strictly limited and that you will be required to provide a copy of your ID prior to the event.

Further information and booking with the Winelands Secretary.

Jul
22
Thu
Winelands: Speaker evening
Jul 22 @ 7:15 pm – 9:45 pm
Winelands: Speaker evening

Mensa Winelands’ monthly speaker evening.

Further information and venue details from the Winelands secretary, Yvonne Steyn.

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