EDITORIAL URGENT URGENT URGENT URGENT URGENT URGENT URGENT URGENT URGENT WANTED IMMEDIATELY COMMITTEE MEMBERS The Rhodesian Association of Western Australia is run by an Administrator paid to take care of all aspects of the Association. The Administrator works in conjunction with a committee of voluntary members who make and vote on decisions in the best interests of the Association in addition to arranging social functions which keep the association financial and active. At present the committee consists of our Chairman Ted Watson with the Editor Jenny Honeybun and M'dala representative, Arthur Hutson and NO ONE else. The Association CANNOT and WILL NOT function without a committee. We NEED at least five people to come forward to join the committee NOW. You will be required to attend the committee meetings held at the ANZAC Club in St Georges Terrace on the first Tuesday of each month at 5.30pm until 6.45pm. This is not difficult and free parking is readily available close by. The job is not onerous and can be most enjoyable. Remember, you are dealing with delightful people out there with the same roots as yourself so you will always have something in common. Your work is most rewarding and organisation of functions this year will be minimal. EDITOR - The committee requires an Editor who can attend all Committee Meetings. I have filled in as interim editor for a year and a half and have thoroughly enjoyed this time, however I have a husband who has constant business commitments in the Eastern States, only returning to Perth for weekends and two young children to be attended to thus I cannot attend all committee meetings. If you can attend the above meetings and would like to try your hand at the Bundu Times please telephone me on 447 0615. Our annual Quiz night is to be held on Saturday 10th June at 7pm at the Commonwealth Club in Subiacco. If you haven't seen our new venue then this will provide you with a perfect opportunity for an inspection and for enjoying one of our most enjoyable functions of the year. Please make up your tables of six and phone your booking through to Doug Capper. Our special thanks to Don Bulloch and Martin Hardy for their prize donations. We still have some of Mr Dick Price's delightful books "Everybody's Different" some of which will be used for prizes and others which can be purchased from the Association. Mr Price flew the first DH 86 - VH-USC aircraft "City of Canberra" from Croyden U.K. to Brisbane in 1934 over sixty years ago. We are still looking for more sponsors and prizes for the Quiz Night so if you can help please contact Doug. Drinks will be on sale at very reasonable club prices but please bring your own plates of snacks for your party/table. If you would like to come to the quiz night but cannot make up a table of six, speak to Doug and he will arrange a group for you. Bring all your African friends along and lets make this our first Quiz night at the Commonwealth Club, a huge success! Our hosts for the evening will be John and Rosemary Milton. John and Rosemary ran wonderful Quiz nights back in the days when we used the Netherlandia Club and Maylands Bowling Club venues. Please diarise SATURDAY 11TH NOVEMBER 1995. We will be holding a party at the Commonwealth Club to mark the 30th anniversary of independence. This party is to be a very special event and people with a lot of experience and organisational skills have been approached to organise this event. More details will be given in the next issues. Thanks must go to Sonny Brooks and Elsie Smith who have both sent me cuttings and articles for the Bundu Times. Current news received from Zimbabwe and South Africa can be interesting as some people don't get this from home. I am sure that everyone remembers the lovely old Rhodes Inyanga hotel bequeathed by Rhodes with his estate for the benefit of all Rhodesians to enjoy. The operation of this hotel on expiry of the previous lease(not that the previous land lord wanted to terminate) was put up for tender to the Zimbabwean public and a tender was duly awarded to an African business group. It was submitted that this group could run the hotel at a substantially lower costs than currently operated and the award was thus approved. When the previous landlord packed up the hotel and offered the new leaseholders the opportunity to purchase the goods and chattels they had to refuse because they could not afford them - the company has no funds! The hotel now stands empty and desolate without any prospects let alone those of a thriving business! I wonder what has happened to the museum pieces from the stables or whether the little museum is still operating under the National Trust and Archives. REMEMBER Doug and Jacky Capper work incredibly hard for us, keeping the Association going so please consider helping them - come forward and join the committee! VERY IMPORTANT - Our subscriptions for this year are now over due - we need your money to keep your magazines coming out to you - please send your money in now. CONTACT submitted by Ken Godwin. My mother (Sanderus Godwin) recently immigrated to Australia at the age of 81. It took two years to complete the paper work especially after trying to renew her expired Zimbabwe passport only to find out that she was not a citizen (she had not waived South African citizenship as she was required to do so). She had therefore, after 60 years of residence to apply to become a citizen! For those who knew her - she was married to Kippy (who died 1968) and has three sons, Bobby (Canada), Ken and Don (Karrinyup). She still plays the piano.