Executive for 2021 – 2022
Marina Valentine (Pay Bill); Gary Finlay (Adjutant); Thinus Prinsloo (Old Bill) and Wessie van der Westhuizen (Deputy Old Bill)
History of the Dugout
The Host – Old Bill Thinus
The Pretoria District Annual General Meeting – 17 August 2017
District Old Bill Thinus Prinsloo delivered his 2016-2017 Old Bill’s Report and at the conclusion of his report, he presented the District Trophies to the following recipients
Vacant Chair’s Pay Bill, Moth Stuart Howie, received the best Pay Bill Trophy.
Field Marshal’s Adj Moth Johnny Demetroudes,
received the best Scribe Trophy.
Coalbox Mk 2’s Old Bill, Moth Francois Viljoen,
received the Recruiting Trophy.
Field Marshal’s current and past Old Bills Moth Hennie Prinsloo and Moth Quintin Geyser,
received the best Shellhole Trophy
OB Dave Berry relieving the outgoing District Executive of their duties.
Provincial Old Bill, Moth Dave Berry, presented the outgoing District Wee Bill, Moth Pierre de la Harpe, with a Certificate of Executive Service.
The Provincial Old Bill then proceeded to install the incoming District Executive
The Pretoria District Annual General Meeting – 18 August 2016
During the District AGM the Provincial Old Bill Moth Dave Berry installed the incoming Pretoria District Executive
L-R: Old Bill: Moth Thinus Prinsloo, Wee Bill: Moth Pierre de la Harpe, Adjutant: Moth Johnny Demetroudes, Pay Bill: Moth Johan Nel
The Provincial Old Bill presented the outgoing District Wee Bill Moth Thinus Prinsloo and the outgoing District Adjutant Moth Quintin Geyser with Certificates of Executive Service
Gorgeous Wrecks Old Bill Moth George Butler received the best Scribe Trophy
Field Marshal Old Bill Moth Quintin Geyser received the best Recruiting Trophy
Vacant Chair Pay Bill Moth Stuart Howie received the best Pay Bill Trophy
Vacant Chair Old Bill Moth Graeme Thorold received the best Shellhole Trophy
The Combined Shellhole Meeting held at Evenden House on Sunday 17 January 2016 was attended by 40 Moths
The 2015 Executive: Moths Graham Thorold – Vacant Chair (PB), Piet Marais – Vacant Chair (WB), Wessie vd Westhuizen – Casa Mia (Adj) and Joep Joubert – Casa Mia (OB) were relieved of their duties with a ceremonial kiss from the incoming Old Bill.
The blokes held an American Auction and elected Moth Marina Valentine from Casa Mia as the Old Bill for the 2016 combined meeting. The funds raised went to the Pretoria Cottages.
Old Bill Marina then appointed the rest of her Executive for the meeting as follows: PB: Theo Munro (Cbx/MkII), Adj: Noel Viljoen (Col Bogey), WB: Rob Williamson (Casa Mia) and Louis Meyer (Casa Mia) as the Sar’Maj
In the spirit of the combined meeting, the blokes were heavily fined for a whole range of actual and trumped-up transgressions. Old Bill Pierre de la Harpe from Ouma also raffled a bottle of wine signed by General Constand Viljoen. Moth Thinus Prinsloo – an ardent collector from Vacant Chair, who does even partake of the good stuff, won this sought-after prize. What a swindle! On the day, the combined meeting raised just over R 1,700 for the Pretoria Cottages. Well done, blokes!
After the meeting, the Sar’Maj formed up all the attendees at the Wall of Remembrance for a group photo with the 2016 Exec in the middle of the front row. During harmony the following Moths proposed the Toasts: Ons Land: Andre Bezuidenhoudt (Casa Mia) The MOTH:Hennie Bresler(The Wrecks) The Pretoria District:George Butler (The Wrecks) The Pretoria Shellholes:John Quinn (Field Marshal) Absent Friends: Wessie vd Westhuizen (Casa Mia)
The 47th Veterans’ Dinner held at Evenden House on Sunday 01 November 2015
The Guest Speaker, Rear Admiral (JG) Trevor Beddy, SA Navy (ret) SD, SM, MMM with the Wrecks Old Bill, Moth Eddie Penzhorn.
The waiters served the veterans first – as it should be!
Admiral Beddy sharing his experiences as military attaché with the guests
The Provincial Old Bill, Moth Stuart Howie, responding to the Guest Speaker
Pretoria District Dugout: The Annual General Meeting Evenden House – Thursday 20 August 2015
The District Old Bill Moth Dave Berry delivering his Annual Report
The Provincial Old Bill Moth Stuart Howie addressing the District Dugout
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The District Old Bill
The District Wee Bill
The District Adjutant
The District Pay Bill
The 2015 Annual District Awards
Gorgeous Wrecks Old Bill Moth Eddie Penzhorn receiving the Best Shellhole Trophy
Field Marshal Old Bill Moth Quintin Geyser receiving the Best Scribe Trophy
Gorgeous Wrecks Pay Bill Moth Dave Berry receiving the Best Pay Bill Trophy
Ouma Old Bill Moth Pierre de la Harpe receiving the Recruiting Trophy
The Annual Border Boys Parade Pretoria Cottages – 16 August 2015 Casa Mia Shellhole hosted the Annual Border Boys Parade at the Sound Memory Cottages in Pretoria on Sunday 16 August 2015
The Border Boys Parade formed up at the Pretoria Cottages [Photo – Field Marshal Shellhole]
Field Marshal was well represented at the Border Boys Parade [Photo – Field Marshal Shellhole]
The Annual District Old Bill’s Dinner