Thursday, April 30, 2009

Zwartberg 200 Club’s First Winners

- Linda Jaquet -

An excited group of Zwartberg 200 Club members gathered on the evening of 6 April at the Golf Club for the Club’s first ever draw. The Zwartberg 200 Club is a fund-raising initiative of Hoërskool Zwartberg. Members contribute R50 each month until the end of the year, a draw is held once a month and three lucky members stand a chance to win 30% of the funds that have been collected every month.

Imke Maeyer, who is responsible for fundraising on the School Board, first thanked parents and residents who had showed an interest in the School’s future and well-being by joining the Club and exhorted them to encourage friends and family to do the same. Then, everyone held their breath as Jaco Olivier drew the first name from the hat!

Sandra Meyer won the first prize of R834, with Das Olivier, in second place, being awarded R311, while Linda Smith, in third place, won R100. As only Das Olivier was present, Sandra and Linda were informed of their winnings by telephone. All generously donated their prizes back into the 200 Club’s fund and so swell the coffers for next month’s draw which will be held during the Town and Olive Festival – on Friday evening, 1 May, at the Beer Garden.

Di Steyn, Chair of the School’s PTA, is thrilled about the Club and hopes that its membership will soon reach 200. “It’s fun and exciting and members stand more chance of winning every month than if they’d bought a Lotto ticket!”

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