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Yvonne Bosman - St Francis Bay Friendship Club
Yvonne Bosman - St Francis Bay Friendship Club

It was not always easy in the early days of St Francis Bay for new people to meet locals, or other newcomers, if they were neither golfers nor tennis players. There were no restaurants where a chance meeting may have developed into something more.
Jacky Nunan and some of her friends thus felt the need to set up a friendly way of introducing people to each other in a comfortable, non-threatening, informal situation where those with similar interests could get to know each other. The only suitable meeting place at that stage was at the local golf club and that provided the perfect venue to: enjoy a guest speaker, meet new people, and discuss all sorts of things over a cup of tea afterwards. There were no “fees” as such and one merely had to pay for the teas which were provided by the golf club.
Themes for the meetings were diverse and knowledgeable people from out of town as well as local folk presented topics and workshops of varying interest. This was not limited to ladies only, and, depending on the topic, was well attended by menfolk with attendance ranging about 40 to 50 people. Men certainly did not participate in the “Easter Bonnet Parade” but enjoyed talks by photographers, experts on environmental matters, travel etc. Topics ranged from one end of the spectrum to the other and included musical performances and variety shows by out-of-town entertainers.
One of the most important aspects that developed as a result of the Friendship Club was the nucleus it provided for starting new interest groups. Some of the earlier ones to start were birding, bridge, botanical and quilting clubs/groups.
Going beyond the confines of the golf club meetings were Friendship Club outings organised to places such as: the new Port St Francis Harbour which was under construction, a professionally guided “Ghost Walk” round the old parts of Port Elizabeth at night, a large Protea farm in the Tsitsikamma etc.
The club also supported various causes to assist the community where needed. Donations were made to local children’s needs, and money and assistance given to Hospice and the NSRI.
These little recipe books were also the brainchild of Jacky Nunan and were used to raise funds for varous projects.
Yvonne Bosman

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A Taste of St Francis

R79,00
The two original books are combined into one - “A Taste of St Francis”, and it is a faithfull reproduction of the content of the originals. However, instead of the quaint original typewritten (on an IBM golfball typewriter, Yvonne informs us) and photocopied booklets, the book is professionally typeset, printed and bound, with a full colour, original art cover by artist Wendy Barker.
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A Taste of St Francis

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The two original books are combined into one - “A Taste of St Francis”, and it is a faithfull reproduction of the content of the originals. However, instead of the quaint original typewritten (on an IBM golfball typewriter, Yvonne informs us) and photocopied booklets, the book is professionally typeset, printed and bound, with a full colour, original art cover by artist Wendy Barker.
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