Western Cape Naturists Association would like to wish all our members a very warm welcome to our first newsletter.
Launched in September, 2010, WCNA is a relatively young organization, but it soon became apparent that, with all the teething problems that seem to pursue any new organization, problems which were also causing a great deal of apprehension among our members, we had to formulate a means of prompt communication to our members and our December newsletter will be the first of many channels to keep you, the member, up to date on what is happening in WCNA!
But first, let’s meet our Committee Members, who were elected at our launch on 04 September, 2010: Srdjan (Serge) Pavlovic – Chairman Somerset West
Mervyne Matthee – Secretary Wellington
Aimee Hoppe – Treasurer Durbanville
Deon Visagie - C/Member Strand
JP. Du Toit - C/Member Durbanville
As all the older members already know, the website of our organization has changed from the WCNA.NING site to our very own WCNA.CO.ZA site which is proving to be not as user friendly as we at first thought it would be!! We were plagued by hassles from day one, which are now becoming problems. People with strange names were being placed on the site without photographs, members would find themselves deleted from the site, which then required members to re-register and access to the events calendar was also becoming difficult for some members.
The website could not keep up with all our requirements, so, especially now with a queue of new members awaiting approval, we were compelled to start thinking about a speedy and proficient change to our existing website OR think of an alternative website!!
Deon Visagie and JP Du Toit, who both have friends in the website designing trade, have volunteered to look into the possibility of a new website.
At the meeting on 16 November 2010, the Committee discussed our requirements in detail and will convene shortly when Deon and JP will hopefully provide us with a positive feedback.
Another communication channel now being set-up will be to divide members into 5 separate panels, 1 for each Committee member who will then be responsible for keeping his / her panel members up to date on all the latest news of our website and also meeting new members which will of course speed up the verification process of new members. Please advise your panel administrator if you do not wish to receive any WCNA email notification in the future.
The WCNA Committee convenes on the 1st Tuesday after the 10th of each month and our general members meetings are held on a quarterly basis. The Committee decided to have our 1st quarterly members meeting on 16 Nov, 2010 to enlighten members on all our website problems as well as our future planning strategy, however, apart from the Committee members, only 5 members attended.
Annual membership fees:
It was decided at our annual general meeting on 04 September, 2010 that WCNA would introduce an annual subscription fee of R200.00 to be paid no later than 31 October 2010. Membership fees are an essential element of any organization and we therefore urge members to please support us so that WCNA can progress rapidly towards the enhanced naturists association that we all seek!
Events planned for our fantastic Cape summer months:
Local:Get together day events at Sandy Bay: 11 Dec. / 15 Jan.2011 / 12 Feb. 2011.
Local:New Years Eve bash: A&D Residence / Durbanville.
The details of these events will be posted on the website but your panel administrator will keep you updated on these and any sudden Bring & Braai day events.
Please feel free to share your views and thoughts with us, we also need your comments and suggestions for our Newsletter, as well as suggestions for Events, the more we get together the better we get to know each other!!
Please be patient, it is now only 3 months since our founding AGM on 04 September, NOT 3 years, we are a young organization, now is the time for us all to hold hands and together we can brave the waves that are pounding WCNA!