Info & Registration

 

PHASA 37th CONVENTION & AGM INFORMATION & REGISTRATION

Date & Venue: 17–19 November 2014 - Mpekweni Beach Resort, Port Alfred, Eastern Cape

We are pleased to announce that the following sponsors have confirmed their sponsorships. We thank them most sincerely for their support.

Official corporate sponsors of the convention:
Dallas Safari Club & Zingela Forwarders
Gala evening:
Splitting Image Taxidermy and Toyota SA
Convention folders:
Trophy Solutions
Fun shoot:
Krieghoff
Ladies’ lunch:
Zingela Forwarders
Photographer and entertainment for the fun evening:
Sports Afield
Convention manual and all printing:
Minuteman Press Somerset West
Meat for spitbraai:
Russell Field (Russ Field Safaris) & Jan Kleynhans (Tusker Safaris)
Welcome Cocktails – Sunday
Wild Sheep Foundation
Survival Kits:
Wintershoek Safaris
Workshop:
Umdende Safaris
Workshop:
Franco Joubert


Contact Marianna Louwrens at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., for information on sponsorship opportunities that are still available.

REGISTRATION:
Follow this link for the registration forms, or you may request them from the office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The hotel booking form and alternative accommodation details are also on the website. Please follow this link or request from the office. Hotel booking forms need to be sent to the hotel direct.

The hotel has a shuttle service and child minders available. Contact them directly, if you need any of these services.
The block booking is only available until 1 October — so, please reserve accommodation as soon as possible.

NOMINATIONS:
The following positions are available on the Executive Committee:
-    president-elect
-    a possible vice-president
-    two committee members

PHASA president Hermann Meyeridricks urges you to carefully and seriously consider nominations for these positions.
Three positions are also available on the PHASA Conservation & Empowerment Fund’s Board of Directors.

The closing date for nominations for Exco is 21 October 2014.
Nomination information and forms are available by accessing these links:
-    EXCO Call for Nominations
-    EXCO Nomination form

AWARDS:
Members are urged to enter for the Uncle Stevie and the Bow-hunter awards. These are the most prestigious awards PHASA could ever award to a hunter or client. Become one of the select few who have their names engraved on these exclusive awards. The updated criteria and entry form will be distributed to all soon!
Watch this space for 2 NEW Awards!

SCI MEASURES COURSES:
SCI will be presenting an Official and Master Measurer’s Course at the Convention, on Sunday, 16 November, from 14:00–17:30.
Cost: R 1 880 — to attend register on registration form

SOCIAL EVENTS:
Sunday, 16 November
Stewart Dorrington is organising a fishing competition. The competition will start at 07:00. Weigh-in will be at 18:00, followed by a prize-giving. Categories: heaviest edible fish and most species of edibles. Entry fee is R100, which includes a box of sardines for bait, with the remainder of the fee going towards the prizes. Contact Stewart at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details, suggestions, or to donate prizes.

River Cruise – Only 30 passengers allowed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Cost at R 50 per person – to be arranged with hotel.

LADIES’ FUNCTIONS:
The ladies will have the opportunity to get to know each other at a relaxed, informal get-together on Monday morning. This will be followed by a fun-filled, exciting ladies’ lunch on the Wednesday! Once again, Zingela Forwarders and PHASA will pull out all the stops to ensure that you will have a ball at both events!
Don’t miss either of them and register as soon as possible – no charge!!

CONVENTION REMINDERS:
- The anonymous sponsorship for a PH to attend the PHASA Convention & AGM is on offer again and we want to thank the donor for this kind gesture. We invite all interested PHs to write a motivation to qualify for this sponsorship and forward it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for consideration.

- The names of the PH’s (PHASA members) attending the 2014 PHASA provincial meetings will be placed in a draw to win a Vaal Rhebuck hunt in the Eastern Cape, donated by Carl van Zyl of John X Safaris. If a PH attends the AGM as well, where the draw will take place, they will stand a chance to hunt a Mountain Reedbuck on the same hunt! Douglas Cockcroft of Splitting Image Taxidermy has been kind enough to come on board to mount the trophies.

- In 2013, Jannie Otto Safaris sponsored Riaan de Lange, Mpumalanga Nature Conservation official, to attend the Convention and AGM, including accommodation, but excluding transport. We once again challenge all Outfitters to sponsor a Nature Conservation official to attend. PHASA must obtain approval from the necessary authorities before accepting any sponsorship.  Therefore, officials’ names need to be submitted as soon as possible to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
- We also want to repeat the challenge to all Outfitters to sponsor their PHs to attend the Convention and AGM.

Monday Night, 17 November
Theme evening: “Rio, the Carnival City” – masks, elaborate headgear, colourful costumes, ostrich feathers, sequins, glitter, sparkle — and a lot of attitude. You’ll have the time of your life, dancing the night away.   For more information on costumes Google “Rio carnival fancy dress costumes”, “Rio costumes”, “Rio carnival city costumes” etc.

Tuesday afternoon, 18 November
Krieghoff Shoot: Only 70 shots will be allowed to enter on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Register with Eugene Combrink at the convention.

PH Function: after the shoot all PH’s are invited to meet with the PHASA past presidents for an informal “around the campfire” get-together.

Spitbraai: There will also be a spitbraai for all to enjoy.

Wednesday night, 19 November
We want to thank members who have already indicated that they will donate items towards the auction.
Reserve your tables for the prestigious gala dinner beforehand and forward the names of your guests to Marianna Louwrens at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

IN SHORT:
 
Business Programme  
o    Monday and Tuesday: Very informative business sessions and workshops with  interesting presentations, feedback and discussions
o    Wednesday: PHASA and the Conservation & Empowerment Fund Annual General Meetings.

Social Activities
o    A social get-together for all the ladies early in the week, and a fun-filled ladies’ lunch later in the week
o    Monday night: Fun evening, with the theme: RIO CARNIVAL CITY
o    Tuesday afternoon: Krieghoff Shoot
o    Tuesday evening: Spit braai and special event for PHs
o    Wednesday night: Gala dinner and auction.

Other
o    A SCI Official measuring course and Master Measurer's Course - Sunday
o    A fishing competition - Sunday

Registration:

  • Convention Registration Form
  • Hotel Booking Form

    Please contact Marianna Louwrens at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. regarding any queries.
     
    Why should you be there? Networking, information, input, camaraderie, participation, fun, fun … and more fun.