andrewmentisIn line with the laid down aims and objectives of our Club the Andrew Mentis Endowment Fund was created to channel the funds generated for distribution to charitable causes and assist those persons, regardless of race, colour or creed, in a less fortunate position than ourselves

The fund was started by Andrew Mentis, a Nomad Founder Member in 1967 in Gauteng and he still contributes personally to the fund every year.

Each member club forms an Andrew Mentis sub-committee, which is chaired by the Vice Captain and is specifically tasked to co-ordinate activities aimed at raising funds for the fund. Monies raised are donated to a pre-selected charity that operates within our own geographical area, in the form of tangible asset upon which the Nomads emblem is displayed. The culmination of activities where the handover to Charity takes place is the annual Andrew Mentis golf day which is also open to the public by invitation. This gives invited guests, including women and juniors an opportunity to experience the Nomadic camaraderie and purpose at its finest. Nationally, since inception, the Andrew Mentis Endowment Fund has raised and donated in excess of R 20 million to charities.

Getting involved in the annual Andrew Mentis drive for funds is a basic Nomadic responsibility. This involves entering the various draws at the monthly games, donating prizes won as well as sponsoring holes at the annual Andrew Mentis Day.

 

PREVIOUS BENEFICIARIES :
YEARBENEFICIARY YEARBENEFICIARY
1968 SA Nursing Association   1995 Childline
1969 SA Paraplegics   1996 Natal Cerebral Palsy Association
1970 Boys Town / St Giles Rehab Centre   1997 Natal Kidney Association
1971 National Sea Rescue / Sanatarama Cancer Resarch   1998 Tafta
1972 S A Nursing Association / Blind & Physically Disabled Society.   1999 Care for the Aged – Pmb District
1973 Southern Cross Fund   2000 Open Air School
1974 Physically retarded & mentally handicapped children   2001 S A Red Cross Society
1975 Old age homes   2002 Childline
1976 Lucigen home for children   2003 Sunfield Home
1977 Chatsworth Cheshire Home   2004 Ass. for the Physically Handicapped
1978 Cerebral Palsy – New Wing   2005 Bill Buchanan Home
1979 St Martins Home for Boys / Natal Mercury Children’s Home   2006 Pathways/Sunfield Home – Pmb
1980 Natal Kidney Association / Gijima Primary School Lamontville   2007 St Thomas Home for Children
1981 John Peattie House Hall – Pmb   2008 Bill Buchanan Assoc for the Aged
1982 Tafta – New vehicle   2009 SPCA, Greyville Shelter, Pathways
1983 Natal Surf Lifesaving   2010 Childline KZN
1984 Highway Hospice   2011 Howick Hospice /Fulton School for the deaf / Micah 6 / Orphan Aid
1985 Tape Aids for the Blind   2012 Keep the Dream Foundation / Child Welfare Vryheid / C.R.O.W . 
1986 Addington Cancer Clinic   2013 Mooi Hawens Frail Care and Whizz Kidz
1987 Fulton School for the Deaf   2014 Kloof Rest Home and Tuinsig Centre For The Aged
1988 Browns School for Cerebral Palsy   2015 Ithemba Lethu and Careways
1989 Sunfield Home for the Handicapped   2016 Nhlangano Primary School; Westville Babies Home and Durban Mental Health
1990 Natal Society for the Blind / Natal Aid Association    2017  KZN Quad Para Association
1991 Wylie House for Girls      
1992 Highway Hospice      
1993 Tafta – St Martins Village      
1994 Natal Kidney Association