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Hash #393 held on 24th August 2003

Venue:
Chebel

Hares:
Gilbert "Dodo-Cop" & Alan "Strong On"

Virgins:
Danny& Karl Schultz from Germany
Anne from France
Elizabeth Forget from Floreal
Gail from Qatar
Ray Thomas "Hard on" from Swaziland
Jill Balcom "Daisy" from Swaziland

Second Timer:
Annalise
Maryline

On On:
A good trail through open land, sugar cane, up a little hill called Grand Malabar. Super view from the top over Port Louis and surroundings and even as far as Ile Plat off the Northern coast. The weather was superb also.
Unfortunately we had a casualty on the way down the hill where one of our lady hashers slipped and fractured her leg. She was soon attended to by our resident doctor.
As the hillside was very steep, slippery and rocky, it was decided to call for help.
First we were told that SAMU had no ambulance available.
Then the Police arrived but without any equipment.
Then the Fire Brigade arrived and started to unload ladders and other equipment to effect an evacuation.
Finally we felt that it would be better to call for the police helicopter and, within 20 minutes, there it was! Our patient was whisked away to hospital in no time!
In all, a very impressive display of co-operation by the authorities in spite of a certain lack of equipment.
Half of the hashers stayed to help or watch the "excitement" while some went on to finish the trail.
Thanks to all who helped during this unfortunate incident. We all wish her a quick recovery.

RA's Down's Down's (Again Alan kindly stood in as RA in the absence of Patrice):
Alan was in a good mood and decided to only award "good" down, downs to day. These were given to:
Jacques for professional services rendered.
Jill for 'running all the way from Swaziland'.
Ray for taking care to be in Mauritius on a hash date.
Gilbert for setting a good (but slippery) trail.
Clarence for being 'well dressed'.
Jimmy because he is leaving us to go home to mum in Australia.

Smelly Blue 'T' shirt.
Not present today

Kiddie's Award.
Presented to a visitor (son of Anne ?) who quickly added his name and handed it back for posterity.

Our 'Round Mauritius Run' is approaching! (See notes below)

Many thanks to Marie-Jo for the super food, with seconds and thirds for all !

Scribe Sylvia (with a few remarks by Bob as usual)

Next Hash:
See list below

Next food:
Rosemary

 

Alan's Receding Hareline:
Date Run No. Hares - Area
7th September 394 Rey, Midlands Dam
21st September 395 Perry and family
5th October 396 Patrice & Pratima
12th October 397 Practice for the Charity Run (extra event)
19th October 398 David & Juliette
2nd November 399 Etienne & Gilbert F.
8th & 9th November 400 Round Mauritius Charity Run & BBQ.
16th November 401 (free)
30th November 402 (free)

Announcements:
1. Andy is organising a Round-Mauritius-Relay-Run for charity. He misguidedly thinks that Hashers could form a team to run all around Mauritius (240km) !   What nonsense !
Anyway, he already has almost enough volunteers who will each run either 5 or 10 km legs. About 30 more have volunteered to be stewards and check on the runners. Some more runners needed.
The idea is that we would set off on Saturday and run all night, arriving at the end (Baie du Cap) on Sunday in time for a reception/cocktail. Andy is hoping that the event will receive a visit from a royal VIP who will be in Mauritius at that time (November).
2. Training sessions are now in full swing at 5pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays at Gynkhana Club. Come and join in!   It may even do you some good !!
3. Would hashers please note that there is a deposit (money) on glass bottles (beer, softies)! Please do not throw them away with the rubbish (or even take them home).
4. Walks take place on most Sundays when there is no Hash. See the "Friendly walks" page for details.

HASH MISH-MANAGEMENT
Supreme Beings: Bob (Lord) Russell & Geeta "Tinkerbel" Morrant
Hare Line + Trailmasters: Alan "Strong on" Grihault
Cellarmaster: Andy Belfitt
Hash Horn: Robert "Blob" Latimer
Religious Adv/Sex Councillor: Patrice Curé
Barbecue Bearer: Dave "Shorty" Colbert
Ice Maiden: Rey Joseph
Ha$h Ca$h: Tom & Geeta "Tinkerbel"
Drinks for Wimps 'n Kids: Bob & Jackie "J & B" Russell
Hash Market: Juliette "Snow White" & David "Shorty" Colbert
Edit Hare: Sylvia
Webmaster: Bob Russell( www.bob-russell.net )
Website: http://www.mhash.com  OR  http://mhash.com