This is your opportunity to comment directly to our website.
Great ideated our class is wonderful.We can't quit and we don't know what burnout is.Keep doctoring!!
Happy that someone finally posted directly to the blog. I was considering removing this page from the site!
Good to hear from you. Did you get to see the Basses at graduation?
Leonie! Walt! It was so great to see you both again, here in sunny Mill Bay, on the eastern shores of Vancouver Island, BC, Canada !
Walt actually swam in the frigid ocean waters!
These two cannot be stopped - they're like a pair of Energizer bunnies. They are almost continually on the move - by sea, by air, even by train here in BC!. It seems to me as if they are bent on seeing the world and visiting every class member around the globe! I'm looking forward to seeing you soon, in Cape Town, 2023.
I read through the e mail list and looked at our class photo and can remember almost every single one. Splendid. Certainly brings back good memories. Those were such good times.
I'm happy that you took advantage of the blog option to post directly to the site. We were such kids then. Time certainly does fly as we get older.
I just realized that we also have a blog on our class website. Trevor, this makes tons of sense, but it’s not clear that it attracts much notice. Maybe if it was displayed at the top of the options menu…?
I am copying here my letter recommending SHAWCO as a way that our class can contribute to a legacy of teaching and public service in the Cape. My niece Anneke is a medical student currently and I was quite touched by her enthusiasm regarding the work SHAWCO continues to do. Even a few of us contributing individually, or as a group, could make a big difference. I could contact the current CEO (email@example.com) and find out if there were any specific projects that we could get behind, if there is enough interest.
Re: “paying it forward”
I just checked our amazing website https://www.uctmed1973.com/ and wanted to suggest a further option.
I just got back from a visit to family in SA. My niece Anneke Eberhard is a 3rd year medical student and is volunteering at SHAWCO, as many of us did years ago. Anneke reminded me of all the good work they do.
I looked at the SHAWCO manifesto/ mission statement and it seems like the kind of organization that many of our class might like to support. Recalling our thread on ‘giving forward’ , this may answer many of the concerns and provide a way for the class as a group to make a meaningful contribution to both the health and social wellbeing of people in the Cape who are less fortunate, as well as helping many Med students!
See what you think and forward to the group, if this seems appropriate.
See you in ‘23,
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Hello Everybody, I’m really sad that I can’t be in Cape Town to celebrate 50 yrs with you. I’ve tried to juggle things but can’t make it work. I know it’s going to be great. Thanks to all of you for those fabulous 6 years we shared way back when. I retired from General Practice early and turned my hand to farming which I loved. Both Elizabeth and I enjoy good health. We have 6 happily married children and 12 grandchildren. All doing well. Life has been kind.
Good to hear from you Paddy. Sorry that we won't be seeing you in Feb '23. Keep in contact.
All the best.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.