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Buffalo Dixie Executive for 2022-2023

Bufalo Dixie Exec


Quarterly Buffalo Dixie Bulletin Report


Year End Meeting – 13 Dec 2022

Buffalo-Dixie’s year-end meeting on 13 December 2022 included the induction of Graham Parrish, Luke Hattingh, Trevor Du Plessis, Johan Badenhorst and Charles Ballantyne.Welcome to the Order. Merry Christmas and Godspeed for 2023

Golf Day 6 Nov 2022

Buffalo-Dixie Shellhole hosted a successful Golf Day at Python Park on Sunday 6 November 2022.
While there were no eagles or birdies, one player hit a buck – which escaped!
Thank you to the Blokes, Gals and our generous sponsors.

MOTH Allan McCormick was inducted at the Buffalo-Dixie meeting on Tuesday 8 November 2022.

Induction of Russel Petzer 11 October 2022

2 September 2022

Buffalo-Dixie hosted the East London District Intershellhole Quiz on Friday 2 September 2022.
The winners were The Fantastic Four.

New Inductions

At the Buffalo-Dixie Shellhole meeting of Wednesday 10 August 2022, Roxanne Pringle and Dylan Thomas were inducted as Shellhole  Supporters. Shane Bradfield and Danie Schemel were inducted as MOTHs.

Roxanne Pringle, Dylan Thomas, Shane Bradfield, Danie Schemel

Bikers Day

Buffalo-Dixie Shellhole (East London) hosted a very successful Bikers’ Day / Bully Beef Run on 26 June 2022. Thank you to all the blokes and bikers. East London District is well on its way to also forming its own MMA Chapter.

Family Bowls Day

Buffalo-Dixie Shellhole and friends held a Family Bowls Day on 16 June 2022 at Typos Bowling Club.
The club was founded by the printers at Daily Dispatch, thus the name.


MOTH Graham Cowley was inducted at the Buffalo-Dixie meeting on Tuesday 12 July 2022.

26th June 2020 “We live to lighten each other’s burden.”

Following the very successful Bikers’ Day on 26 June, members of Buffalo-Dixie Shellhole made up food parcels from the donations and distributed them to the needy from Dawn to Milner Estate.  Food, clothing and sweets were distributed.  Thank you to Stoffel Fourie, Basil Duvenage, Neil Karshagen, Peter Knicklebein, Dave Toyk and Jannie Bezuidenhout.



“Awards Evening

At its meeting on Tuesday 12 April 2022, Buffalo-Dixie Shellhole made 11 awards.
MOTH’s Chris Becker and Raoul Petzer received X Badges from District Pay Bill Henry Sutherland.
MOTH Dave Rankin received a Certificate of Comradeship from District Wee Bill Ray Glover
FOM Stoffel Fourie received a Certificate of Good Comradeship from District Adjutant Raoul Petzer
MOTH’s Dave Toyk, Keith Schenk, Jonno Neethling, Neil Karsagen, Deon Du Preez, Haldane Cunnngham and Dave Williamson received 5-year ties from District Old Bill Brent Davis.

Inter Shellhole Quiz – Saturday 12 February 2022

Buffalo-Dixie hosted the Inter Shellhole Quiz on Saturday 12 February 2022.
The winning team was Auld Scots. Money Bags, P-Rexes and Mighty Mouse tied for second with De La Salle was third place. Close behind were Punts in a Panoe, Awesome Foursome, Fast Floozies and Typos.
Thank you to all who participated and a special thank you to Stoffel Fourie and Frank Bowles for the catering
The winners L-R: Leanne Harbottle, Kim Mathieson, Sandra Rankin, Rose Thompson

Last meeting for the year

Buffalo-Dixie Shellhole held its final meeting of 2021 on Tuesday 14 December as an open / close meeting followed by bring & braai. Top tables and blokes from Port Rex, Gonubie & Outpost Shellholes joined in the spirit of True Comradeship. After the toasts, the draw for the raffle hamper took place. 1st prize A. Jansen, 2nd prize Z. Williams, 3rd prize T. King

Buffalo-Dixie Shellhole hosted a successful Market Day at Midnight Motorcycle Club on 20 November 2021.

At the East London District quarterly meeting on 25 October 2021 Buffalo-Dixie Shellhole was awarded the MOTH Quarterly Recruiting Trophy.

East Londondon district Old Bill Ray Glover hands over the recruiting trophy to Jannie Bezuidenhout

New Members inducted on 14 September 2021

At the Buffalo-Dixie meeting of Tuesday 14 September 2021, Louis Botha, Marc Havenga and Rodney Young were inducted into the Order. East London District Old Bill Brent Davis officiated

3rd Generation Parade. East London District. We will remember them

 Weekend Away Draw

Trennery’s Resort generously donated a weekend away which was raffled at the recent Biker’s Breakfast hosted by Buffalo-Dixie Shellhole.

SADFA Emonti chair, Elize Rogers, drew the winning ticket at the Shellhole meeting on 8 June 2021.
Congratulations to winner Warren Nienaber.

Bikers’ Breakfast  9 May 2021.

Buffalo-Dixie hosted a very successful Bikers’ Breakfast on Sunday 9 May 2021.
After meeting at East London Cenotaph, the procession moved to the MOTH Hall in Cambridge.
Special thank you from Buffalo-Dixie, Old Bill Jannie Bezuidenhout and CLA for the support.

Veterans who are not MOTH, Buffalo-Dixie extends an invitation to join with us. 2nd Tuesday of each month. 1900 for 1930. MOTH Hall Cambridge.

MOTH’s Deon DuPreezand Eugene Knoetze welcome aspiring members for East London chapter of MMA.

Buffalo-Dixie Shellhole Stall Day – March 2021


In spite of lockdown restrictions and competition, the Buffalo-Dixie stall day succeeded in bringing MOTH’s and supporters together and raising funds for Shellhole, District and the stallholders.

Congratulations to all involved in planning & execution for a job well done.

Installation of Adjutant and Awards – 9 March

At the Buffalo-Dixie meeting of 9 March 2021, MOTH Haldane Cunningham was installed as Adjutant.  East London District Wee Bill Brent Davis officiated

MOTH Trevor King received his X-Badge. MOTHs Dave Rankin and Jannie Bezuidenhout received 5 year ties.


Installation of 3 new members.

Buffalo Dixie welcome this following 3 new members, who as a result of the Covid-19 where installed via Whatsapp on the 14th December 2020.

Buffalo-Dixie Shellhole bowls day, Saturday 21 November 2020.

October 2019 Meeting

October was a busy night.

Frank Bowles & Dean Davidson were inducted into the Order.

MOTH Peter Wheller received his 30 year tie.
Old Bill Claude Hundermark received his 10 year badge.
MOTHs Danny Saayman, Brett Marshall & Dave Rankin received 5 year badges.

MOTHs Danny Saayman, Mark Hodgkinson & Brett Marshall were acknowledged for
service on the executive.

Golf Day

Buffalo-Dixie Play Bill, Don Ladwig, organised a golf day at Python Park, East London. In spite of the unrelenting rain, the blokes turned out to support

10 September 2019

Peter Knicklebein and Roelf Venter were inducted at the meeting of Buffalo-Dixie Shellhole on Tuesday 10 September 2019

4th August 2019

Buffalo-Dixie Shellhole hosted a bowls day at Typos Bowling Club on Sunday 4 August 2019. Regrettably Sir Francis Drake was booked for the Armada Regatta and could not compete.

9 July 2019 – AGM

Buffalo-Dixie Shellhole held its AGM on Tuesday 09 July 2019.  East London District Old Bill Ray Glover officiated at the induction of the new executive.  Elected to office are: Old Bill Claude Hundermark; Wee Bill Jannie Bezuidenhout; Adjutant Raoul Petzer (unable to attend meeting due to work commitments) and Pay Bill Stoffel Fourie.

9 July 2019

Andrew Gradwell was inducted at a meeting of Buffalo-Dixie Shellhole on Tuesday 09 July 2019.  East London District Old Bill Ray Glover officiated.

13th February 2018

MOTH Brett Sharp and Social Member Trevor Phillips were inducted into Buffalo-Dixie Shellhole on Tuesday 13 February 2018

Tuesday 12th December 2017

Last meeting of the year plus the induction of Shane Rademan

Tuesday 10 October 2017

MOTH Roual Petzer and Social Member Stoffel Fourie inducted into  Buffalo-Dixie Shellhole.

MOTH Chris Becker was inducted at the Buffalo-Dixie Shellhole meeting of 12
September 2017. District Old Bill Ken Scott officiated.


30 Years Down the line:

Buffalo-Dixie Shellhole was established on 6 September 1987.

At the monthly meeting held on Tuesday 12 September, the Blokes celebrated 30 years of True Comradeship, Mutual Help and Sound Memory.

Shortly before the meeting commenced, Old Bill Claude Hundermark congratulated Kevin Connellan on winning the Buffalo-Dixie Key Draw, which fundraising effort has kept the eager punters on their toes for many months.

East London District Old Bill Ken Scott officiated at the induction of newest member, Chris Becker.  Longest serving Buffalo-Dixie member, MOTH Peter Wheller, provided a short historical narrative when he displayed the certificate of competency won by Buffalo-Dixie at the MOTH 21st National Bowls Tournament which took place in Pietermaritzburg  in 1991.

At the end of the meeting the Blokes posed for a group photo before the customary toasts and a selection of snacks


Front L-R: R. Arnott; M. Cock; Pay Bill B. Marshall; Old Bill C. Hundermark; District Old Bill K. Scott; Wee Bill J. Bezuidenhout; Adjutant D. Saayman; P. Wheller; S/Major C. Maroulis Middle L-R: A. Louw; M. Hodgkinson; K. Schenk; D. Williamson; D. Rankin; B. Davis; A. van Stratten; H. Cunningham; D. Toyk; G. Smith; R. McIntyre; J. Swartz Back L-R: W. McKay; N. Karshagen; I. Tarr; W. Lynch; T. King; J. Neethling; R. Beling; D. Du Preez; C. Becker; A. van der Heever


New Exec being inducted 11th July 2017

Induction of Gary Smith 9 May 2017.07.12

Induction of David Williamson  into the the MOTH

Induction of 2 new Moths

Greg Moon and Deon du Preez were inducted into Buffalo-Dixie Shellhole on
Monday 13 February 2017.
Although meetings are normally on the second Tuesday, this year that date
falls on Valentine’s Day. A strategic decision was made.



Buffalo-Dixie Shellhole open meeting on Tuesday 12 December 2016.

We were pleased to welcome 5 new members: MOTH Apie van Straaten (previously
of Aliwal North); Social Member John Swartz and new MOTHs Raymond Beling,
Keith Schenk and Robert MacIntyre.

On the recruiting front, 2016 has been a very good year and we already have
applications for 2017.

On behalf of Buffalo-Dixie, a blessed Christmas and a prosperous 2017 to all
MOTHs and their families.

AGM Meeting 2016

Buffalo-Dixie Shellhole held its AGM on Tuesday 12 August 2016. In the Old Bill’s report it was noted that the Shellhole has been active and is steadily growing with recruits in the wings. The incoming executive were inducted by East London District Old Bill, Ken Scott.

1. Incoming East London District Old Bill, Ken Scott, inducting the Buffalo-Dixie executive

2. Sergeant-Major Chris Maroulis, Pay Bill Brett Marshall, Adjutant Danny Saayman, Wee Bill Jannie Bezuidenhoudt, Old Bill Claude Hundermark

3. East London District Sergeant Major Maurice Abrams keeping a watchful eye on proceedings.
4. Old Bill Claude Hundermark
5. Wee Bill Jannie Bezuidenhoudt
6. Adjutant Danny Saayman
7. Pay Bill Brett Marshall
8. Sergeant Major Chris Maroulis
9. Introducing the newly inducted executive.
10. At ease. Draw rations.
11. Guarding against dehydration.