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"The Burgher Association 11th Anniversary Dinner Dance
"Silver Mist 2012"

on Saturday 13th October 2012
at the Grand Oriental Hotel (GOH) Colombo

Commencing at 8.30 P.M

    • Band : "Flame"
    • Win a package tour to the HOLY LAND courtesy of Superlink Travels on the entrance ticket draw.
    • Many more valuable prizes and surprises
    • Crowning of Silver Mist Princess
    • Last year we had a House Full and many were left out! (See photos below)
    • This year over 200 tickets already sold out!!
    • This is a pre-sold event. No tickets will be sold at the gate!

Tickets: Rs.3,000/= per head (Includes Dinner Buffet)

For Tickets and Table Bookings contact:

  • Kenneth J. De Motte (Vice President /Events Committee Chairman) 0777 875250
  • James Rebert (Hony. Treasurer) 0727725276
  • Hans Beekmeyer (President) 0718649509
  • Dawn De Kretser (Hony. Secretary) 0716 812626

 


 

The Burgher Association Cricket Sixes 2012

          The Burgher Association Soft Ball Cricket Sixes 2012 Tournament was successfully held at the Wesley College Grounds, Campbell Park, Borella on Sunday 1st July 2012, despite the inclement weather interrupting play in between.

          The day's proceedings commenced with the hoisting of the national flag and the association flag by Mr. hans beekmeyer, President and Mr. Kenneth J.De Motte, Vice President. A notable feature of this year's tournament was the participation of a Burgher soft ball cricket team all the way from Trincomalee sponsored by a well-wisher and coordinated by Lt. Col. Shane Balthazar, Executive Committee Member.

         Several teams contested under the men's under 40 and men's over 4o categories. A carnival atmosphere prevailed with members enjoying the day filled with games and competitions and other entertainment for the family.

The Winners of the Tournament were as follows:

Under 40 Winner: Salawa Team led by Russell VanRooyen

 

Under 40 Runner Up:Trincomalee Team

Trincomalee Team
Trincomalee Cricket Team
Gerard Lappen, Adrian Paul, Benedict Barthelot, Deloe Johnson, Gavin Allan,  Neil Elton, Boris Lappen, Stephen Dominiscus , Jeffrey Outscoon and  Lucien Frederick Chelliah ( Associate  Member)


 

Charity Project to Help Burghers in Trincomalee /China Bay

The Project was a grand success and thank you for your support

The Ceylon Today newspaper had this to say in its People & Events Column about this project

Charity Project in the newspapers

        Our sincere thanks to Lt. Col. Shane Balthazar for coordinating this project with the Bishop of Trincomalee and to all you well wishers and donors who gave us your fullest cooperation to make this project a success.


Distribution of Christmas Hampers 2011

Ba Hampers 2012

          Christmas being a time of sharing and giving, the BA maintained its tradition of sharing Christmas with others. The annual distribution of Christmas hampers among members of our Burgher community was held on 17th December 2011 at the Colombo YWCA premises in the presence of Mr. Maxi Rozario, Patron, Mr. Hans Beekmeyer, President, Mr. Kenneth de Motte, Vice President and other members of the Executive Committee. 32 generous hampers were put together by the Association with the help of our members both here and abroad and 32 deserving Burgher families were presented with these hampers as well as a cash gift of Rs.500/= each to be utilized for the transportation of the hampers to their homes.

 

recipient families     Clothes    Handing out HAMPERS

They were also able to help themselves to clothing, cutlery & crockery items and also some food items from Australia courtesy of Mrs. Gwen de Silva.

          Donations towards the project were also received from Australia, Uk and canada totalling AUs $ 1605.

EYECLINIC   Spectacles   eyeclinic
Eye Clinic organized by Gwen through lions Club of Brisbane, Australia.

        A special feature of this year's distribution of hampers was the participation of one of our former Hony. Secretaries Mrs. Gwen de Silva, now domiciled in Brisbane Australia, who had also organized an Eye Clinic courtesy of the Lions Club of Brisbane, Australia and distributed spectacles to needy persons. 

        The distribution of hampers was followed by the usual singing of carols and presenting of gifts to children by Santa.

hampers by dawn   singing Carols   singing carols   

         A special word of thanks to Mrs. Dawn de Kretser, Secretary, for organizing these hampers and obtaining donations from members, well wishers and even from abroad for this noble cause.

anchor milk powder  Noodles  Viva Milk Packs   Cordials   coconut oilSoaps   biscuits  spices
some of the items included in the hampers

 


 

10th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING


The 10th Annual General Meeting of the Burgher Association was held on Saturday 5th November 2011 at 6.30 pm, at the Dutch Burgher Union Hall,No. 114, Reid Avenue, Colombo 04. The following members were elected to office for the year 2011/2012.

President: Mr. Hans Beekmeyer

Vice President: Mr. Kenneth J. de Motte

Honorary Secretatry: Dawn De Kretser

Honourary Treasurer: Mr. James Rebert

Assistant Secretary: Mr. Rienzie Diaz

Assistant Treasurer: Mr. Rusell de La Motte

Committee Members: Mrs. Shirlene Chiba

                                 Mr. Marc Rozairo     

     Mr. Christopher Rebert

     Mr. Kevin Rozairo

     Lt. Colonel Shane Balthazar

 

Executive Committee 2011/2012
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2011/2012

 

Board of Directors

Mr. Hans Beekmeyer (President-Ex-Officio)
Mrs. Dawn De Kretser (President-Ex-Officio)
Mr. James Rebert (President-Ex-Officio)
Mr. Maxi Rozairo (Elected)
Mr. Trevor Ludowyke (Elected)
Mrs. Marie Adolphus (Elected)


 


 

10th Anniversary of the Burgher Association

flyer
Yes!It was a grand success and we had a great time!!

anniversary cake

The Burgher Association is 10 years old! A grand Celebration Dinner Dance was held on 1st October 2011 at the Grand Oriental Hotel (GOH). It was a packed house with over 300 members and guests joining this memorable event. Our heartiest congratulations to the Dance Committee led by Dance Committee Chairman Mr. Kenneth de Motte, Vice President of the Association and Mr Hans Beekmeyer the President.

President  with First lady   Vice President with lady   Founder and lady

Well! The live band that provided music for dancing was the versatile musical outfit "Black" supported by the ever vibrant "Outburst DJs". This was the first dinner dance organized by the Association since the end of the war in our country and the dawn of peace. It was indeed a grand celebration of our 10th anniversary it true style.

cutting the anniversary cake      founder addressing

By the way there were attractive prizes t0o. Former Exco member and staunch supporter of the association since its inception Mr. Rodney Koelmeyer, Chairman of Superlink Travels had once again come forward with a generous offer of the free Trip to the Holy Land. This prize was awarded to the winner of the entrance ticket draw. There was an excellent array of prizes on offer on the 10th anniversary raffle draw too. Congratulations Shirlene for a fantastic job on the raffle draw and the crowning of the Anniversary Prince and Princess.

prince and orincess of the 10th anniversary    a winner

The cutting of the anniversary cake by our Founder President Mr. Maxi Rozairo and a multimedia presentation of "Down Memory Lane" took us back to those days when we first started our association with so much of eagerness and enthusiasm.

dance in progress    dance in progress

Our heartfelt thanks to all our Sponsors, especially the main sponsor MAX TV, Co-Sponsor Singer Sri Lanka, Airline Ticket Sponsor Superlink Travels and print media Sponsor Daily Mirror. We also thank all those who participated in this historic moment of our association.

 

 

 


 

Christmas is a time of sharing

December 2010

Christmas being a time of sharing and giving, the BA maintained its tradition of sharing Christmas with others. The annual distribution of Christmas hampers among members of our Burgher community was held on 19th December 2010 at the Colombo YWCA premises in the presence of Mr. Maxi Rozario, Patron and Director, Mr. Trevor Ludowyke, Immediate Past President and Director and other members of the Executive Committee. A special feature of this year's distribution of hampers was a surprise cash donation of Aus $ 1475 from Australia which was handed over to the Vice President Mr. Kenneth de Motte by Mr. Felsinger who had come all the way from Australia on holiday. A special word of thanks to Mrs. Dawn de Kretser, Secretary, for organizing these hampers and obtaining donations from members, well wishers and even from abroad for this noble cause. 2010      

Donatoin from Australia to the hampers Project
Mr. Felsinger handing over the donation to Mr. Kenneth de Motte

   Hapmers ready for distributoin
The hampers lined up for distribution

Vice President handing over the hampers
Mr. Kenneth de Motte hands over a hamper to a family

Maxi handing over hampers   Trevor hands over hampers
Hampers being distributed among the families

Secretary handing over the hampers
Dawn de Krestser, Secretary handing over a hamper

Russel de la Motte hansing over the hampers   Rienzie handing over the hampers

Singing carols with the families
Singing carols with families

singing carols   singing carols

Santa with gifts
And Santa made his appearance this year too with gifts for the kids


Member's Christmas get-together

2010

The annual Christmas get-together was held at the Lion's Activity Centrex Hall, Etul Kotte with the participation of a large gathering of members and their guests. Here are some of the photos of this event

.carols


A sing-along of carols

carols   carols
a cross section of participants at the sing-along

xmas party
Santa brings gifts for the children

partyparty
Members enjoying their party at leisure

 

 

 


9th Annual General Meeting

Date: 16th October 2010
Time: 5.00 p.m.
Venue: West Meeting Room (Ground Floor) of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce,
 No.50, Navam Mawatha , Colombo 02

The 9th Annual General Meeting of The Burgher Association was held on Saturday 16th October 2010 at the West Meeting Room (Ground Floor) of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, No.50, Navam Mawatha , Colombo 02. The following Office Bearers were duly elected to serve in the Executive Committee and Board of Directors for the period 2010/2011.

Office Bearers

President: Hans Beekmeyer
Vice President: Mr. Kenneth De Motte
Hony. Secretary: Mrs. Dawn De Kretser
Hony. Treasurer: Mr. James Rebert
Asst. Secretary: Ms. Sandra Mackay
Asst. Treasurer: Rienzie Diaz

Committee Members:

Mr. Marlon Bekelmun
Mr. Marc Rozairo
Mr. Rienzie Diaz
Mr. Russell De la Motte
Mr. Russell Van Rooyen
Mr. Christopher Rebert
Mr. Kevin Lord

Board of Directors

Mr. Hans Beekmeyer (President-Ex-Officio)
Mrs. Dawn De Kretser (President-Ex-Officio)
Mr. James Rebert (President-Ex-Officio)
Mr. Maxi Rozairo (Elected)
Mr. Trevor Ludowyke (Elected)
Mrs. Marie Adolphus (Elected)

EXECUTUIVE COMMITTEE 2010/2011

Exco 2010

President installed
Installation of Mr.Hans Beekmeyer as President

Members ate AGMQuorum
Members at the meeting

AGM
New President chairs the AGM

New President Hans beekmeyer addresses the meeting   Vice President proposes the Vote of thanks
        Address by the new President                      Vote of thanks by Vice President
Hans Beekmeyer                                                     Kenneth de Motte

 


 

THE 9th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE BURGHER ASSOCIATION


The 9th Annual General Meeting of the Burgher Association was held on Saturday 16th October 2010 at
5.00 pm, at the West Meeting Room (Ground Floor) of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce,
No.50, Navam Mawatha , Colombo 02
                         


Election of the Executive Committee  and Board of Directors


Election of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors for the year 2010/2011

  1. Hans Beekmeyer - President (Ex-officio Board Director)
  2. Kenneth De motte - Vice President
  3. Dawn De Krestser - Honorary Secretary (Ex-officio Board Director)
  4. James Rebert - Treasurer (Ex-officio Board Director)
  5. Sandra Makey - Assistant Secretary
  6. Rienzie Diaz - Assistant Treasurer
  7. Committee Members -

               Russell De la Motte
               Marlon Bakelmun
               Marc Rozairo
               Russell VanRooyen
               Christiopher Rebert
               Kevin Lord

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donations were also received from the
 
 

 

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