Commercial Farmers' Union of Zimbabwe

Commercial Farmers' Union of Zimbabwe

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NADF Newsflash June 1 2010





Dear Member, Stakeholder and Supplier


Please be reminded that the Commodities Forum AGM 2010 meeting at Troutbeck, Nyanga is taking place from 5th to 7th July.  The circular letter with details about this meeting was sent out via e-mail to the NADF group mailing list and has been sent out many times now.  Should you not have received this, please e-mail and Debbie will gladly forward this to you.  We have had an overwhelming response regarding this function and it is promising to be the “hoe down” of the year.


Troutbeck Hotel is now fully booked as are the Blue Swallow Timeshares, so if you have not already secured your booking you may be able to do so at the following places :


Montclair                      :            (029) 3001 / 2441-6


Rhodes Hotel               :            (0298)376/7 or (0298)425 or 0913 504 983 or Fax (0298)477 or


Inn on the Rupurara     :            (029)3021/3024 or fax – (029) 3025 or or 0712 865 883

or book through Armadillo Travel (04)302261/67


If you have made payment to Troutbeck Hotel via RTGS, please take your proof of payment with you to the conference as it will assist the Hotel with recording payments accurately.


Sponsors, please also note to fax/e-mail a copy of your RTGS deposit slips to Debbie so that our accounts department at CFU can receipt and allocate your payments correctly.


Troutbeck have advised that if you have booked and paid and you do not attend the conference, there will be NO refund of any money paid to them.


PLEASE NOTE : If you have made a booking at the hotel and you have not arrived by 6.00p.m. on Monday 5th July, your room will be re-allocated to the next person on the waiting list.  Should you experience any problems on your journey or should your arrival be delayed, please advise one the following people and we will ensure that your room is not

re-allocated :

Rob Van Vuuren            0912 311 612                 Debbie Mylroie              0914 177 447

Sue Bell                        0912 239 996                 Linda Nielsen                0913 478 943

Richard Taylor               0912 311 704                 Clive Levy                     0912 231 068

Pam Cooper                 0912 248 730                 Hendrick Olivier             0912 235 640

June Nicholls                0912 336 562


It is with pleasure that we advise that all meals have been covered by sponsorship, however the arrangement is that there will be a cash bar system.  There will be a US$10.00 charge per day for attending the conference.  On payment of this you will receive a name badge which must be worn at all times.  This badge will permit you entry into the dining room at mealtimes.


The Cheese and Wine cocktail party on Monday evening is a sponsored event.  If you require dinner, this will be for your own account.


Please note that the technical talks begin at 11.00a.m. on Monday 5th July, so please plan your journey accordingly.


Rob Van Vuuren visited Troutbeck last weekend and has advised that fuel supplies are not good at Troutbeck.  There was some fuel available in Nyanga and at the Montclair, but please keep fuel in mind for your return journey.


Please remember to bring your sporting equipment with you; otherwise there will be a charge for hiring equipment at the Hotel.


The first Regional Mashonaland A AGM Meeting was cancelled due to no attendance by Farmers and stakeholders and the second meeting held at Commercial Farmers Union was also cancelled due to non attendance.  We are planning to try to hold a Mashonaland Regional AGM prior to the National AGM at Troutbeck if there are enough Mashonaland A Farmers attending.  Very sad indeed!  NADF really needs your support.



We are currently negotiating with OBP to release our next order of vaccines with payment to follow.  Our stocks are generally low hence the urgency of this next delivery from OBP and Pfizer SA.  We are expecting delivery of this next shipment any day now.  Please bear with us.  OBP are hoping to be able to supply us with a consignment of Rift Valley Fever vaccine that has been on backorder for some time now.


To minimize paperwork at the office and make collection of vaccines easier for applicants, we are holding back issuing Vaccine Drawdown Authorisation Forms until we can supply the complete order.








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