Dads and Lads Evening of Fun & Fellowship | Maritzburg College

Dads and Lads Evening of Fun & Fellowship

Dads and Lads Evening of Fun & Fellowship

Our Boys’ Focus Group: Dads & Lads

On Friday 6 March, approximately 450 dads, grandfathers, uncles and their lads met in the Alan Paton Hall for a most meaningful evening of sharing and building relationships and hamburgers!

Mr Duvenage, our guest speaker, very bravely shared his life story with us.  From the feedback received from countless fathers, and many, many boys, it was a most impactful address.  Although not a father himself, Mr Duvenage shared invaluable insights and reminded us all to be deliberate about creating memorable moments in our lives where we can bond with loved ones, and to not only grow our relationship, but grow one another too.  His “Take home” message  was: “Let’s remember to implement action plans that stem from a motivation to be significant dads.”

Danny Genheimer of ‘Bible Centre Bookshop’ generously donated some books allowing us to further bless a random few dads with take-home material to further strengthen the evening’s input.  Some authors to consider should you want to do further reading: Steve Farrar, Robert Lewis and Craig Wilkinson.

A big thank you to everyone who made the effort to attend this term’s “Dads and Lads”.  To those who were unable to attend, I hope you will join us at the next one – dates will be made available in due course.

To Cashel Hackland and all her helpers, as well as Heather Lawson, a most deeply appreciative THANK YOU!  Without your unstinting attention to detail the evening would not have run so smoothly.

With the extended holidays ahead due to the emergency measures implemented to contain the Coronavirus, may you be creative and determined to put the extra family time to good use.

Jeanne Louise Calment was a French supercentenarian who has the longest confirmed human lifespan on record, living to the age of 122.  She remained quick of wit all her life: “Excuse me if I’m clinging on to life, but my parents wove me from tight thread.”  When she was asked on her 120th birthday what kind of future she expected to have, she replied: ‘a very short one.’

Let’s be motivated to make the most of every day, in spite of unprecedented challenges.

Graeme Waters