The 2024 Round Table Zambia AGM took place in the breathtaking locale of Livingstone, an immersive journey, offering an unparalleled opportunity to delve deep into the essence of tabling while exploring the rich tapestry of Zambian hospitality and culture. Arriving in Zambia’s capital, Lusaka, on Tuesday, 16th April, I was greeted with open arms by Mr. Chipinda Kakompe, a stalwart figure within Round Table Zambia whose legacy resonates throughout the tabling community, past president of Round Table Zambia and now esteemed 41er.

The following day, Wednesday 17th April, unfolded as a symphony of exploration and camaraderie. Embarking on enlightening day tours of Lusaka, I traversed its bustling streets, absorbing the vibrant rhythms of daily life and immersing myself in the city’s pulsating energy. The morning’s adventures segued seamlessly into a leisurely luncheon at a local culinary gem, where the flavors of Zambia danced on my palate amidst the company of fellow tablers hailing from diverse corners of the AMI region. As twilight descended, Round Table Zambia orchestrated a captivating soirée, uniting tablers from near and far in a harmonious celebration of friendship and fellowship. Against the backdrop of laughter and shared stories, boundaries dissolved, and bonds were forged, underscoring the universal language of tabling that transcends geographical borders.

Thursday, 18th April, dawned with the promise of new horizons as we embarked onto Livingstone, the jewel of Zambia’s tourism crown. Joining forces with the RTZ President and Secretary for the journey was not merely a logistical arrangement but a gateway to deeper insights into the inner workings of Round Table Zambia. As the landscape unfolded in a kaleidoscope of hues, our convoy wove through Zambia’s picturesque countryside, punctuating our journey with moments of serenity and awe-inspiring beauty. We stopped at the charming Coffeeberry Café in Mazabuka which provided some tasty food. Energized and rejuvenated, after a refreshing break, we continued our journey to Livingstone, excited to be getting closer to where the AGM was happening.

On Friday, April 19th, 2024, the AGM happened in Livingstone, surrounded by its beautiful nature. Tablers from all over Zambia came together with a clear purpose: reflect on the past year and to plan for the year ahead. With each area well represented by table chairmen and vice-chairs, showing how united Round Table Zambia is in making good things happen in their communities. As the meeting ended, everyone focused on choosing the new leaders and the new council was voted in for the year 2024/2025.

At the Round Table Zambia AGM, RTSA showed its strong unity and dedication. President Louis Radley, IRO Louis Du Toit, IRO candidate Francois Van Der Merwe, and respected tablers from Western Province, 115 Robertson, all played important roles. Their presence highlighted RTSA’s commitment to Round Table’s principles and showed how tablers everywhere are united. Their presence not only underscored RTSA’s unwavering dedication to the principles of Round Table but also served as a testament to the spirit of unity that binds tablers across the globe.

As the AGM ended and we prepared for the AMI AGM coming up next, we each carried with us memories and experiences that would guide us in our journey as tablers. From the busy streets of Lusaka to the peaceful countryside of Zambia, the Round Table Zambia AGM 2024 was more than just a meeting, it showed us how powerful community, friendship, and common goals can be.
As we go back to our homes around the world, we sure felt energized and determined, knowing that by working together, we can make a real difference.

Yours in Table
Kama Vinga
Namibia Area IRO



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