The View, Parktown, Johannesburg. The Joburg Gunners got together for their Annual General Meeting, followed by a really nice lunch at The View in Parktown, Johannesburg.

At the AGM the following members were elected into the Joburg Branch Management Committee:

Chairman                         –          Gunner Tiaan Stey

Deputy Chairman             –          Gunner Albert Pestana

Secretary                         –          Gunner Sifiso Nene

Sergeant at Arms            –          Gunner Bobby Marks

The Joburg Branch is piloting a portfolio called Sergeant-at-Arms and more information and details about the intention of this committee portfolio will be shared with other branches in due course. The National Chairman, Gunner Niel Wiid, was happy with this pilot phase, however he cautioned that the perception that only Gunners who were officers during their military service can become Office Bearers in the Association must be avoided.

This new post is not only intended for NCOs and like all other portfolios in the Association is open to any Gunner who joins the Association.

After the business was conducted the members enjoyed a fine lunch in each other’s company.

The next lunch is planned for the 30th April 2021, and the branch is trying to co-ordinate the lunch on that date with the intention to support the Maintenance Day that is scheduled for the 01st May 2021 at the National Memorial in Potchefstroom.

All members are urged to read the Minutes of the AGM, and in particular to take note of the Social Media Code of Conduct of the Gunners’ Association.

Gunner Albert Pestana, Branch Deputy Chairman