News from the TuksAlumni clubs and interest groups
Some of our alumni have been very busy during the winter months. The Golf Club competed against the University of Stellenbosch in the annual Davis Cup championships, and the road runners have been gearing up for the Legends Race. The Food and Wine Guild hosted a snoek braai where they tasted wines from the HermanusPietersfontein wine cellars, and the AmaTuks Supporters’ Club is alive with enthusiasm and support for the Tuks Soccer team.
The Davis Cup golf championship between Tukkies and Maties at the Royal Swazi golf course during the weekend of 12 June proved to be a tough game in which Tuks emerged the proud owners of the trophy. The weekend started with a buffet dinner at the Ezulweni Sun, and the action started early on the Saturday morning. Although the Gauteng golfers were not use to the tropical climate, the Tuks team won the trophy nonetheless. Many individual Tuks players also received prizes. The weekend was concluded with a dinner at Gigi’s restaurant at the Royal Swazi.
A group photograph of the Tukkie winning team
Wim Fourie, Nico Maas, Tallies Taljaardt, Gerhard van Rooyen
PJ McKechnie, Anthonie Botha, Willem Pierre Davis (captain of the TuksAlumni Golf Club)
Geyer and Gert Claasen receives the trophy from Shaun Davis
Road Runners’ Club
The annual TuksAlumni Legends Race will be held on 24 October and will start at the Waterkloof Air Force Base, as usual. Last year, approximately 2 000 people took part in the race and the club expect the same great turnout this year. The legend for 2009 is Ken Nurden. He started running at the age of 58 after his bicycle was stolen. In 1993, he joined Agape Athletics Club and served on its executive committee for 11 years. Ken was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2000 and after this life-changing experience he went on to win several running awards in his age group.
For more information on the club or the Legends Race, contact Danie van Wyk at tel 083 331 0294 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TuksAlumni interest groups
Food and Wine Guild
UP alumni and their partners joined the Food and Wine Guild for an evening of African cuisine and a snoek braai at Uitspan on the LC de Villiers sportsgrounds on 15 May. Guests were treated to a fusion of South African and Afrocentric food cultures, while they tasted various red and white wines from the HermanusPietersfontein cellars. The Flowing Water Band provided African folk rock music.
Vuyo Ntloko (TuksAlumni Office), Patricia Mcquire, Carol Siwa and Yolanda Bekeur
Deon Stals and Karin Vermeulen
Erwin Lingenfelder behind the "snoek braai"
TuksAlumni AmaTuks Supporters Club
Established earlier this year, the Alumni AmaTuks Supporters Club endeavours to further team spirit and spur the AmaTuks players on. Over the three-month participation in the Nedbank Cup where the AmaTuks ended in second place, the club's enthusiasm assisted in carrying the UP flag high.
For more information on the supporters club, contact Vuyo Ntloko at tel 012 420 3912 or e-mail her at email@example.com.
Peter "Bokjool", Medupi Sphiwe Stemela and Thabang Maponya attended the final on 23 May 2009
AmaTuks supporters: Julia Motaung and Jacki Mokgokolo