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In this week’s report we cover CAPE TOWN and their most recent Ideal Org fundraising events. We can’t help but observe how the Ideal Orgs Africa campaign is getting more and more desperate as time goes on.
The date for completion of Ideal Orgs Africa has become a moving target every year. The latest target was all Ideal Orgs DONE by 2014 and AO AF opening in 2015. We’ll let you be the judge of just how realistic this is.
So sit back, relax and join us for this week’s Wacky Wednesday Report.
First up, a fundraiser on the 31st January – the CAPE TOWN IDEAL ORG MET. A horse-race in the org? Obviously not, but the mind boggles. Not to mention that horse-racing is straight-out gambling – something that was deemed a BIG no-no by the Church not too long ago.
This was the next promo sent out about the same fundraiser. Spot how this event went from being a “Met” to “The Fashion Event of 2015!!!”. Mixed message much?
“Don’t forget the hat!”
A couple of weeks later, a Valentines fundraiser complete with poem, laughable pick-up lines (they said laughable, not us – but we agree).
Aaaaaand…….. the auction of a Love Potion………!
Disclaimer: This potion will work only AFTER you have pledged a donation – then we will love you very much indeed!.
After the Valentines event, they report having met their target of 200 kisses! (Don’t ask – we have NO idea what this means in monetary terms)
27 people in attendance including staff. Interesting to note Elmien Lochner is no longer the Cont Fin Dir, and is now referred to as “The Africa Landlord”.
No mention of who won the Love Potion – how disappointing.
For some reason, Ideal Orgs has decided to start another “fun facts” campaign. We remember them doing similar with Pretoria.
Below is a promo recently sent out:
Firstly, this promo says “Fun facts about CAPE TOWN” and then goes on to state “facts” about the CAPE PENINSULA (50 km’s away from Cape Town).
Instead of “fun facts”, BIC presents the “actual” facts:
“Cape of Storms” refers to the southernmost tip of Africa (named the Cape Point today – 68km’s from Cape Town).
It was named by the first European known to set foot on South African soil (Bartholomew (or Bartolomeu) Dias). In December 1487 Dias sailed down the African coast, landing in among other places present-day Angola and Walvis Bay, Namibia. During this voyage, strong winds forced him to sail over a thousand kilometers off-course, and thus he sailed around the southernmost tip of Africa . He named this “the Cape of Storms” (Cabo das Tormentas), but King John II of Portugal later renamed it Cabo de Boa Esperanca (Cape of Good Hope).
The lighthouse appearing in the above promo is actually a lighthouse in Kalk Bay – 34km’s away from Cape Point. See pics below:
This is the Lighthouse at Cape Point – aka The Cape of Storms!
But that’s not all……………….
We’ve kept the best for last:
Remember the furore over the copyright breach of using a Blue Bulls Rugby promo for Pretoria Org?
Well, it would seems Ideal Orgs’ arrogance knows no bounds – this time they have stolen the official copyrighted artwork & logo from the Cape Town Carnival 2015
First we will show the promo from Ideal Orgs, and then the official promo
Note: Not only have they stolen the logo, but they’ve gone one step further by fraudulently copyrighting this to CSSA!
And below we present the official Cape Town Carnival Logo.
Note the names of the sponsors of this event – wonder how they’re going to react when they are notified that their logo has been hijacked by the Church of Scientology?
(Note: we said when, not if).
And there you have it.
Horse racing, love potions and hijacked Carnivals.
What’s next Cape Town?
How about a Beauty Pageant?