The SAIRAC Johannesburg centre annual fellow lunch is a not-to-be missed event on the 2018 social calendar, which celebrates the association’s most loyal members and their contribution to the industry.
The 2018 fellow lunch took place on 19 October at Woodmead Country Club in Johannesburg and boasted a great turnout as usual. This event is always a calendar highlight for the South African Institute of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (SAIRAC) as it gives members a chance to reconnect at the end of a year.
The SAIRAC fellows in attendance. Back, from left are: Grant Laidlaw, Patrick Burke, Jaco Pieterse (SAIRAC Johannesburg chairman), Allan Curry and Bob Vuletic. Front, from left are: Annemarie Wake, Alec Johannsen, Colin Kelly and Kathy Sharp.
SAIRAC Johannesburg centre chairman, Jaco Pieterse kicked things off with a few formalities and welcomes before introducing the guest speaker for the day – Piet Pompies. He did a motivational talk and entertained guests with a few songs as well.
The fellows with the SAIRAC Johannesburg committee at the lunch.
Afterwards, Pieterse handed over the gifts to the fellows in attendance – biltong cutters with a SAIRAC plaque. Seven of the nine regional fellows were in attendance and total attendance for the event was 74.
The fellows who received gifts are: Annemarie Wake; Kathy Sharp; Grand Laidlaw; Patrick Burke; Colin Kelly; Allan Curry; and Alec Johannsen. Roy Hannah and Herman van Niekerk were not present.
After the gifts, Piet Pompies sang a few more songs before the buffet lunch was ready. The entertainment continued throughout lunch until the end of the lunch at about 16:00.
The fellows received SAIRAC biltong cutters as gifts.