The RFR Roadshow – to familiarise volunteers with the rebranding of RFR – kicked off on 5 November 2014 in Midstream, where a group of Pretoria volunteers met up with National Manager, Stephanie van Deventer.
“It’s very fitting that we should start here, since Pretoria is one of our oldest branches and we have a proud history of hard work,” noted Stephné Jacobs,
Chairperson of the Board of Management and previous Chairperson of the group, welcoming those attending this historic event.
Outlining the work of the past 10 months which culminated in the launch of a new look RFR on 1 October 2014, Stephné emphasized that the changes are aimed at making the work of the volunteer more of a pleasure. She illustrated this with a humorous cartoon carrying the message: “I didn’t survive breast cancer to die from stress.”
“I believe the renewed sparkle which is reflected in our new logo, banners, pamphlets and website, together with our new management structure and the launch of our ditto project, has made our service even more attractive,” she explained.
Stephanie went on to give feedback from the first Board of Management meeting, discussing developments in finance and admin, progress with funding, brand management, the fresh design of the website, and other “pillars” of RFR.
Pretoria volunteers came up with bright ideas on improving and streamlining the functionality of, for example finance, marketing, and brand management.
At the end of a long but enjoyable day, the reward was in seeing the enormous value of sharing ideas and pooling resources at platforms such as countrywide Roadshows – another exciting new step for RFR.