AMY-MAE CAMPBELL AND STEPHANIE VAN DER PLANK
On Saturday 14 March, the ladies of Klaradyn gathered in Brooklyn Design Square to perform a flash-mob.
According to Klaradyn Primaria Keegan Moolman, the ladies performed a modified version of their Serrie repertoire to prepare for the Serrie prelims competition in May. Moolman explained that it was a spontaneous team-building strategy and added that technical difficulties with the music during the flash-mob also taught the ladies how to keep composure during a public performance. “We have succeeded in making the group bond, build stronger relationships, and enhance [the] confidence of individuals and the Serrie as a group,” she said.
Curlitzia held their annual Miss Kloekie first year’s beauty pageant at Sonop on Thursday 29 March.
The Miss Kloekie beauty pageant is a tradition at Curlitzia and is an opportunity for the first years to bond. Entries were open to all first years and the contestants were selected by their peers. Each contestant had to participate in three categories: Ienk-wear parade, semi-formal attire and formal dress. According to Suné Senekal, Curlitzia Vice-Primaria and HK of Finesse, Finances and Sport, who organised and delegated the event, Miss Kloekie does not have any special responsibilities or duties. She only has to represent her residence with pride and crown the new Miss Kloekie the following year.
Occupational Therapy student Thembelihle Sibiya won the title of Miss Kloekie.
On Friday 9 April, Boekenhout hosted a Golf Day at the Waterkloof Golf Club.
The Golf Day marked the first official event of their 50th jubilee celebration or Festival Year 2012.
According to Feesjaar HK and Vice-Chairperson Marco Koch, the Golf Day was a new initiative that was started this year as a means of raising funds for their jubilee events. They also wanted to bring old Boekenhout residents together with current residents for a special occasion and reunion. “The Feesjaar Golf Day is not only to celebrate the past 50 years of Boekenhout, but to build relationships for the next 50,” said Koch. Former Blue Bulls player and Boekenhout resident, Ruan Vermeulen, attended the event, as well as the TuksRag first princess, Cecile Brits, to represent Vividus ladies in supporting their Boekenhout Rag partners.
The Kiaat magazine, Kiaat Diaries, released its second edition at the end of March.
Kiaat Diaries is a new online magazine that incorporates all news and events happening at Huis Kiaat and other Groenkloof residences. Previously, the only news outlet was a one page newsletter and Kiaat’s Chief Information Officer, Innocent Mulalo, was dissatisfied with its limited space. The online magazine allows for more information and details to be included. The first edition was released at the end of last year. It received over 400 views in the first week and was downloaded over 700 times. The magazine is also available in Afrikaans. Go to http://goo.gl/LPtbp to view Kiaat Diaries.