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Saturday, 1st September 2108, produced a lovely warm Spring day with a pleasant breeze and the Knights Rotarians, their families and some friends from toastmasters got together to welcome Spring with a braai, good fellowship, networking and great conversation.

The chosen venue at Fish Eagle Dam, Modderfontein  Nature Reserve, lived up to its name with a pair of fish eagles periodically treating us to their iconic call as the cruised overhead or called from a dead tree across the dam. In addition, the birders in the party enjoyed observing the spoonbills, sacred ibis, Egyptian geese and a variety of other species doing their thing in and around the dam.

It was also good to see so many members of the local community enjoying the facilities at this well cared for facility, to the full. There were many family groups, a birthday party or two, the Edenvale scout troop executing a hikd, cyclists mountain biking and a group of young children happily playing in the mud on the water’s edge (not to their parent’s delight).

As usual, the menu displayed the wide variety of tastes of each person’s individual tastes for a braai, including a potjie curry and rice. A slow and pleasant time was had by those who attended, with many in no rush to leave. A great way to welcome in the preferred warmer months of the year!