On 17 August, the branch hosted its third annual high-tea for ladies in the instrumentation and control field. Due to the high level of interest the event had to be moved to a bigger venue this year. Graceland Casino and Country Club was chosen and the staff there assisted us in hosting our biggest and best high-tea to date.
The robot competition in full swing.
The hall was beautifully decorated and upon arrival all of the tables were overflowing with delicious treats to suit the high-tea theme. This year the focus was on networking and what better way than including fun activities. SAIMC president, Annemarie van Coller, kicked-off the event by giving a recap of all the important activities that the SAIMC is driving and how anyone can get involved. Next, Estelle van Staden gave a talk on the importance of coaching and mentoring in the industry, as well as in life.
Concentration during the cooking competition.
Two of the highlights were the EDRO robot demonstration and a competition whereby each table had to program a robot to navigate itself through a maze, the team to complete the task first won the challenge. The day was closed with a live cooking demonstration where executive chef Johan van Zyl taught the ladies how to fold and cook samoosas and spring rolls, with different fillings. Each guest left with new friends, a smile, and a take-away box full of delicious samoosas and spring rolls to show off at home.
The branch thanks the following sponsors for making this event possible: Proconics, Beckhoff, Mundells Hairdressing, Rootz Boutique Spa @ Graceland and the Graceland Country Club.
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