Last Updated: Sunday, 02 July 2017 06:40
GENERAL MEETING 1 June 2017
Evan welcomed everyone and Peteropened the meeting with a prayer.
1 Present: Evan Powell (CHR),Andrew Hudson, Diana van Rensburg,Nellie Morgan, Peter Craig-Cooper, Jim Morgan,Uschi Powell, Penelope Mayson, Oubaas Visser, Genie Retief, Lynette de Jong,Juan de Beer, Mel Fennel, Linda Benade, Errol Potgeiter, JJ van Rensburg, Jane Campbell, Jeanette Newey, Geoff Sander.
2 Apologies :Joce Gordon. Graeme Altenkirk, John Webb,Lizzy Modiga, Rob Farquharson, Sandra Dill-Franzen, Paul Dill-Franzen,Johan Veldsman
3 Meetings feedback
Evan reported on a meeting that he and Derrick had attended where SANPARKS had outlined their 10 year management plan to start 2018. The buffer zones of KNP were discussed and the contractual agreements needed to becomeProtected Areas and Priority Natural Areas. There are various criteria to meet to register as a Protected Area which include having a management plan, access control and rule enforcement. All the different organisations in Marloth Park would have to co-operate to meet these conditions.
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Last Updated: Monday, 22 May 2017 14:43
GENERAL MEETING 30 March 2017
Evanwelcomed everyone and Graemeopened the meeting with a prayer.
1 Present: Evan Powell (CHR),Graeme Altenkirk (2ic), Diana van Rensburg,Nellie Morgan, Joce Gordon,Peter Craig-Cooper, Jim Morgan,Rob Farquharson,Uschi Powell, Penelope Mayson, Oubaas Visser,Sandra Dill-Franzen, Paul Dill-Franzen, Lynette de Jong, Mel Fennell,Juan de Beer, Lizzy Modiga.
JJ van Rensburg,Philemon Nhlongo, Mark de Beer, Dylan de Lange
New Honorary Ranger Juan de Beer was presented with his caps and epaulettes.
2 Apologies :John Webb,Andrew Hudson, Linda Benade, Johan Veldsman, Peter Joubert, Lenara Joubert.
3 Feedback on First Aid Course
The first aid course was a three day Level 1 Wilderness course designed for Marloth Park, which is over an hour away from a major centre. Wild animals are present in the Park and animal attacks on humans can be rapid and violent causing tremendous damage. Safety first was stressed with prevention and then treatment.
To train people to be first responders would involve setting up a plan of action and considerably more equipment would be needed. An AED (automated external defibrillator) alone costs in the region of R30 000.00. Funds would have to be raised for these major expenses. Other questions posed were who would be available to be called out and where would the equipment be stored. At present the closest AED is in Malelane.
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