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Jane Fonda, the American actress, political activist, and former fashion model, once said, “You can run the office without a boss, but you can’t run an office without secretaries.”
Hosted at Jackson Brown, Vulintaba, Newcastle and forming part of National Secretary Day. The Newcastle Sakekamer recently hosted an exclusive event dedicated to its members’ secretaries.
Taking place on 1 September 2021, Administrative Professionals Day (also known as Secretaries Day or Admin Day) is a celebration of the said people, observed yearly throughout a small number of countries.
The day recognises the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, executive assistants, personal assistants, receptionists, client services representatives, and other administrative support professionals.
Deputy President of Newcastle Sakekamer, Angelique van Vuuren states, “National Secretary Day has been a yearly event, set in stone, on the Sakekamer’s event calendar for many years.”
She further states that a lot of planning, discussions and effort goes into setting up the event, as the Newcastle Sakekamer tries to make it as beautiful, fun, and spectacular for the women as possible.
Van Vuuren emphasises, “This day is specifically to treat them with a lovely breakfast or lunch and to make sure they relax and feel appreciated for all the work and effort they put in every day.”
This year, the Newcastle Sakekamer invited the famous South African singer and presenter, Nadine, to the event. She did a motivational speech for the ladies and performed some of her songs, which had several women in tears.
Moreover, with 25 years in the industry under her belt, Nadine added to the special event with her Nellie Vellies & Handbag range launch. Consisting of handmade and personally sewed together products.
With all enjoying sundowners on the deck of the beautiful mountain surroundings, numerous prizes were given out. Including one of Nadiné’s new handbags
Van Vurren concludes, “We would like to thank everyone involved in making this day so special.” This includes Jakkie de Bruin – Sakekamer PRO (Secretary) and the sponsors for the event.
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