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Sep
19
Thu
Winelands: Speaker evening – Captain Jonathan Balladon
Sep 19 @ 7:15 pm – 9:45 pm
Winelands: Speaker evening - Captain Jonathan Balladon

‘Pelican 16’

In 1994, nineteen survivors walked away from the wreckage of the only airworthy Avro Shackleton which had crashed, at night, in the Sahara Desert – in the middle of territory that had been fought over for twenty years, and which had no diplomatic ties with South Africa.

The story of what happened, illustrated with photographs and audio from the event, will be presented by Captain Jonathan Balladon, the co-pilot on the flight.

Mensa Winelands’ monthly speaker evening.

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

Sep
26
Thu
Winelands: Board games SIG
Sep 26 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Winelands: Board games SIG

Our Board games SIG meets again at Triggerfish Brewing on Thursday 26 September 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.

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

RSVP:
Winelands Secretary

Sep
28
Sat
Winelands: Ladies’ lunch
Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Winelands: Ladies' lunch

The lady members of Mensa Winelands are meeting for lunch on Saturday 28 September at 12h00, at Avontuur wine estate.

Lunch is for own account.

If you are going to be joining us, please RSVP by Wednesday 25 September to enable us to include you in our reservation.

Directions will be provided via WhatsApp.

Sep
29
Sun
Winelands: Escape room adventure
Sep 29 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Winelands: Escape room adventure

Join the Winelands members for a laughter-filled afternoon at the V&A Waterfront – choose from two of HintHunt’s adventures (https://hinthunt.com/locations/cape-town-va-waterfront):

SHIPWRECKED
You are a team of adventurers who have boarded the lost ship of Captain Kelman. Legend has it that Captain Kelman and his crew plundered the royal vessel and stole Queen Elizabeth’s most prized possession: her set of pearls which have been in the Royal family for generations. Should you recover the pearls, you and your team will be handsomely rewarded.  However, a deadly storm is on the horizon and you have just 60 minutes to escape with the pearls before the abandoned ship is hit by the storm and sunk – losing the prized pearls and treasures on board forever!

SUBMARINE – DEEPDOWN
The engine has stopped and your submarine has begun to sink. Your mission is to restart the engine and get back to the surface as soon as possible. This is not for the faint-hearted, and…it is not a drill either.

Winelands is subsidising the cost of this excursion for both their members and their members’ guests:
Members: R100pp
Non-members: R150pp

Booking and prepayment is essential.
Book with the Winelands secretary.

Oct
2
Wed
Winelands: Discussion SIG – ‘Dietary lifestyles’
Oct 2 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Winelands: Discussion SIG - 'Dietary lifestyles'

Mensa Winelands’ Discussion SIG meets again on Wednesday 2 October at the home of Erik Eloff and Louise Lindenberg in Stellenbosch.

This informal discussion group meets monthly to enjoy each other’s company, and lively group discussion on diverse topics – the subject for our October meeting is:

‘Dietary lifestyles’

Vegans, vegetarians, pescatarians, beegans …  All welcome!

People have personal reasons for choosing ‘restrictive’ diets – some are health-conscious, some are governed by religion, some make their choices on moral grounds – and others suffer from ARFID.

Whether you are an active contributor to the discussion, or would just like to come along and listen, we’d be delighted if you joined us!

Please bring whatever you’re drinking with you.

RSVP to give us an idea of numbers attending; if you would like to be included in the Discussion SIG WhatsApp notification group, please include your cellphone number.

Oct
19
Sat
Winelands: Membership eligibility testing in Somerset West
Oct 19 @ 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.

 

 

Oct
24
Thu
Winelands: Speaker evening
Oct 24 @ 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.

Nov
21
Thu
Winelands: Speaker evening
Nov 21 @ 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.

Nov
30
Sat
Winelands: Membership eligibility testing in Somerset West
Nov 30 @ 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.

 

 

Winelands: End-of-year pool party
Nov 30 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Winelands: End-of-year pool party

Join us for our end of year pool party and braai.

Please bring your own meat and drinks; salads, rolls, desserts, glasses, crockery, cutlery etc will be provided.

Please RSVP to the Winelands secretary before 28 November.