Supporters of the South African Flemmer Family Site

 

When we established the site, we had no idea that there would be so many visitors to the site - over 93,000 'hits' in 2008. These are not necessarily from Flemmer Family members; many are likely to be from researchers looking for their own genealogical information. Whoever the visitors are, the cost of running the site was greater than we had bargained on and there is no way we can make visitors pay!

 

When this first became apparent, we put out an appeal to Family Members, offering memorabilia from the 150 Reunion and asking for a donation of R60 each. Our thanks to all who responded, whose names are listed below.

Many of those who replied gave more than the minimum and their stellar response is recognised accordingly:

  • Beryl Pickford

  • Steve Herbert

  • Geoff Pallister

  • Keith Flemmer

  • Fay Lea

  • Nolan Flemmer

  • Kate Herbert

  • Terry Lancaster

  • Lorna Howard-Browne

  • Terry Herbert

  • Lesley Rose

  • Joan Geyser

  • James Cole-Rous

  • McIver Flemmer

  • Marius Vermaak

  • Mark Lancaster

  • Lu Flemmer

  • Carol Teeton

  • Lindi Etsbeth

  • Patrick Herbert

  • Piet Opperman

  • Rupert Flemmer

  • Marie Tarr

  • Tim Hodgson

  • Wendy Griffiths

  • Sally de Villiers

 

As time went by and the funds started running dry, we put out a second appeal. The response wasn't as good the second time around, but our thanks go to those who responded - and here they are:

  • Tarr Family

  • Dan Flemmer

  • Lancaster Family

  • Gordon MacRae

  • Geoff Pallister

  • Joan Geyser

  • McBean Family

  • Teeton Family

  • Rose Family

  • Joan Warren

  • Terry Herbert

  • The Unknown Member

 

The last mentioned is a reference to a family member whom Steve couldn't identify from the payment details. Whilst we were very grateful for all contributions, there was only enough in the kitty to keep the site going until September 2008, so a third appeal was launched, with even less of a result than the second. The only respondents being:-

  • Pad Herbert

  • Dan aka The ManFlemmer

  • Terry Lancaster

  • Nolan Flemmer

  • Terry Herbert

  • Fay Lea

  • Keith Flemmer

  • The Unknown Member

 

Again, The Unknown Member was someone who just marked their contribution 'Website'. We're very grateful to these generous family members, but.....gratitude don't butter no turnips, so another appeal was made in Newsletter 46/10 . The initial response to that circular demonstrated the 'Law Of Diminishing Returns' as only five family members responded initially, prompting Steve to send out another appeal inNewsletter 47/10 which produced further kind donations. Thank you all.

At December 10, 2010, the Supporters Board reads:

  • Dan The Man Flemmer

  • Jill Moffett

  • Terry Herbert

  • Noel & Jo Mast

  • June & Allen Flemmer

  • Kit Carter

  • Paddy Herbert

  • John Mast

  • McGyver Flemmer

  • Penny Haswell

  • Geoff Pallister

  • Nolan Flemmer

  • Ron & Heather Body

  • Ted Gilfillan

  • Lesley Rose

  • Joan Geyser

  • Nola Herrmann

  • Cookie Turvey

... a special thanks to Kit - he isn't even on the Internet!

 

Time went by and the funds ran dry so Steve made another appeal in November 2013 - three years after the last appeal. Early responders who we thank very much were:

  • Pad Herbert

  • Dan aka The ManFlemmer

  • Mike de Villiers

  • Joan Geyser

  • Jill Moffett

  • Fay Lea

  • Lindi Plumbly

  • Yvonne Swemmer

  • Jim Cole-Rous

 

We are hoping that the genetic procrastination inherent in the tribe has slowed the donations and that more donations will be on their way: Just mail Steve Herbert