Platinum Provincial Dugout

The Last Sunday of every month, 9h30. Evenden House, 139 Glover Ave, Lyttelton, Pretoria.
GPS Co-ordinates: S25°49’48” E28°11’11”


Unit NamePlatinum Provincial Dugout  
Old BillDave Berry012 993 2504[email protected]
Deputy Old BillJimmy Frieslaar083 307 8384[email protected]
Pay BillGraeme Thorold082 457 7906[email protected]
AdjutantRichard Wilson082 852 6495[email protected]

Platinum Executive 2019-2020

OB Dave Berry, DOB Jimmy Frieslaar, Adj Richard Wilson, Pay Bill Graeme Thorold



District Dugouts:

Platinum Events Calendar

Platinum AGM July 2019

The Platinum AGM Was hosted in true MOTH fashion by Botha Shellhole in Polokwane. It was a great honor to have the Old Bill of the Order, Old Bill Eddie Penzhorn as a our guest of honor. A very big thanks to him for his very interesting speech and perspective of the MOTH.

At the AGM the following awards were made by  the Province Exco and presented by Old Bill of the Order and the Provincial  Old Bill.

Presentation of Annual Awards

The Guest of Honour, Moth Eddie Penzhorn and the Provincial Old Bill, Moth Dave Berry assisted by the Provincial Sgt-Maj., Moth Richard Wilson presented the following awards:

  1. Dave Reeves Trophy – Moth Koos Kleinsmith
    For outstanding work within his District / Unit (Outpost) for the manner in which he overcame problems beyond his normal course of duties.
  2. Doug Burman Trophy – East Rand
    The Sergeant Major’s baton is presented to the District / Unit (Outpost) who was the most efficient District for the year in terms of reports, attendance at Province meetings and participation in discussions.
  3. Mike Mortlock PRO Trophy – Coalfields
    The Gold Miner is presented to the District / Unit (Outpost) who has done the most for the Order in terms of Public Relations work for the past year.
  4. Pay Bills Trophy – Minefield
    To a District / Unit (Outpost) for outstanding work in the field of financial reporting and financial control
  5. John Jenkins Recruitment Trophy – Coalfields
    Presented to the District Unit (Outpost) which shows the greatest percentage increase of new recruits per head for the year.
  6. The Stuart Howie Trophy (Best Unit) – Savannah
    For a unit recognised by the Provincial Executive as being the best in the Platinum Province.
  7. The Wickens / Olivier Recruitment Trophy – Long Tom
    Presented by the Province to a Shellhole as recognition to that Shellhole for recruiting the most members during the year
  8. Shrapnel Trophy – Turbi Hills
    A light hearted attempt to motivate a District to improve their performance and be recognised as one of the better Districts in the Platinum Province. In other words, if you sit on the shrapnel you may be coaxed to get off your rear end and do something.
  9. Bull Shit Tie – Moth Richard Wilson
    The tie is presented by the current holder to a Moth who regularly attends Provincial meetings and through his wit and or tall stories, (Bull Shit) keeps the meeting alive and vibrant.

Hiring and Firing

The Old Executive is dismissed to the floor and the new Executive is sworn in.

After the AGM a 50 minute bus trip to Makhado Airforce Base to spend an enjoyable afternoon and get an update on the South African Airforce fighter planes. The afternoon ended with a sunset parade.

Some Photos for the Gallery

Platinum AGM August 2018

The Platinum Provincial Dugout was honored to have Old Bill of the Order James Stofberg attend and officiate at the AGM.  The week end started off with with the Old Bills Dinner at Evenden House.

The Saturday morning,Vacant Chair Shellhole hosted the Old Bill of the Order to an excellent Breakfast. After the breakfast, the Mothwa very proudly boasted and showed the Old Bill of the Order the Pretoria Mothwa Frail Care at their Haven. Something indeed to be proud of. The delegates then all made their way to Pumulani Lodge where the AGM, Dinner and Province meeting would be hosted.


Agenda for the weekend of the 2018 Annual General Meeting
25 August 2018
1.   Buffet lunch on arrival 12:30 for 13:00
2.   Platinum Provincial Dugout AGM 14:30 for 15:00
3.   Sunset Parade After the AGM
4.   Dinner 18:30 for 19:00
26 August 2018
1.   Sound Memory Cottages (Transvaal) – AGM 08:30 for 09:00
2.   Platinum Provincial Dugout monthly meeting After SMC (Transvaal) AGM
3.   Buffet lunch prior to departure After the monthly meeting

Sunset Parade after 2018 AGM


At the AGM Platinum had 3 Past Old Bills of the Order, and the Current Old Bill of the Order.

Back: Andy Boden 2016, David Gush 2005, Bruce Michler 2011, Front James Stofberg 2017

Mothwa at the 2018 AGM.


View Photos of the Dinner “Biker & Biker Chicks”


2017 AGM held at Magalies Park

2016 AGM held at Minefield Shellhole

Platinum Provinces Old Bills of the Order

(Includes Transvaal and Southern Transvaal)

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