ALMANAC OF THE PAST YEAR
BLESSED GÉRARD'S CARE CENTRE'S ALMANAC OF THE PAST YEAR:
September, 1995 the working drawings are passed by Mandeni Town Board
October, 1995 the building begins - the site is cleared, the foundations are marked on the ground and the excavation begins.
February, 1996 A 40ft container with equipment arrives from Mr. Meehan in Milwaukee and is offloaded into storage
March, 1996 the foundation stone is laid in the centre of the soon-to-be-poured floor of the chapel
June, 1996 Sr. Elaine Taylor from The Irish Order of Malta Ambulance Corps arrives in South Africa, to train our Active Members
July, 1996 the first home nursing courses for our members begin
August, 1996 the final stages of the construction
September, 1996 the OPENING
This is a major understatement of what has actually happened. Anyone who has ever had anything to do with the construction of a building of this size will appreciate this fact.