Floris Abraham Brown

Floris Brown
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  • Member Since
    August 15th, 2010
  • Nationality
    South Africa
  • Gender
    Male
  • Relationship Status
    Married
  • Age
    Private

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Personal Contact Information

  • Street
    102 Hartzenberg Street
  • City/Town
    Worcester
  • State/County
    WP
  • Zip/Post Code
    6850
  • Country
    South Africa

Work Contact Information

  • Street
    132 Church Street
  • City/Town
    Worcester
  • State/County
    WP
  • Zip/Post Code
    6850
  • Country
    South Africa

Education

  • School 1
    African Methodist Episcopa ...
  • School 2
    Esselenpark High School
  • School 3
    Teachers College HEWAT
  • University
    Teachers College BELLVILLE

Interests

Christian Religion-Poetry-Music-Chess-Teaching

About Me

FAB-PRODUCTION HOUSE  FLORIS ABRAHAM BROWN P. O. Box 802 Worcester 6849 Tel: 023-3423140 (H) 102 Hartzenberg Street Cell: 0832355364 (W) Worcester Fax: 023-3421169 (W) 6850 E-Mail: florisbrown@mweb.co.za South-Africa floris@bind-institute.org.za Floris Abraham Brown, a born-again Christian was born on the 10th September 1948 at 95 Parker Street Worcester South-Africa. 1. At present he is working at the INSTITUTE FOR THE BLIND in Worcester as a basic computer literacy trainer for adult blind, partially sighted and sighted people. 2. He is also a Tour guide at the INSTITUTE FOR THE BLIND in Worcester. 3. He is part of the WORSHIP TEAM at the SHOFAR CHRISTIAN CHURCH in Worcester on vocals & bass guitar. 4. He is the Chairman of the Breedevallei Dichters/Digters (Poetry) Society. 5. He is also the writer of 30 AFRIKAANS POETRY BOOKS; 2 ENGLISH POETRY BOOKS and poems in more than 73 anthologies in South-Africa; The Netherlands; Belgium; Friesland; England & America. 6. He performed his poetry on SABC-2; SABC-3 ; KYKNET(Chess insert); PASELLA; FOKUS; RSG; Voice of the Cape –Moslem Radio Station; Radio Station Valley fm 88.8 Worcester; Stellenbosch Woordfees; Stellenbosch Versindaba; KKNK; Suidoosterfees; Passaatwindefees; Sederbergfees; Chainouquafees and at various functions. 7. He is a retired (1999) Primary & High school Head of the Technology Department teacher after 28½ years; singer; author-composer; musician; poet & Chess Player. 8. In 1973 he with his popgroup RESTLESS CHILDREN was the first in the Western Cape to receive a GOLD DISC for one of his own compositions “Until Tomorrow” which sells more than 25 000 copies. 9. One of his songs “HARD TO REACH” is one of the theme songs in a movie called “DOLLARS & WHITE PIPES.” 10. In 1986 he was nominated SACOS SPORTS PERSON OF THE YEAR for the code CHESS in Durban. 11. In 1999 he received an Honorary Award from the AFRIKAANSE TAAL EN KULTUUR VERENIGING (ATKV) Worcester Branch for promoting AFRIKAANS. 12. In 2000 he received the MILLENNIUM SPORTS PERSONALITY AWARD for CHESS from the local Radio Station Valley fm & Shell Ultra City. 13. In 2001 he received THE WORCESTERIET OF THE YEAR AWARD from the RAPPORTRYERSBEWEGING. 14. In 2002 he was nominated by the Governing Body of Eden Training Centre for the Mentally Handicapped Children for the NATIONAL AWARDS by THE HAMLET FOUNDATION. 15. He was the Vice-Chairman for the WORCESTER AIDS ACTION COMMITTEE – 2003. 16. September 2004 he and his wife GLORIA were nominated for the CHARLOTTE SEARLE AWARDS by the BOLAND OVERBERG NURSES MANAGEMENT FORUM for working voluntarily at the Worcester Aids Action Committee. 17. He was selected as Manager & Coach for the SA Braille Chess Team ( Chess for Blind People ) to participate in the Olympiads in Tarragona - Spain from the 31st Oct-14th November 2004. 18. On Monday 22 November 2004 he received THE MOST PROMISED SPORTS PERSONALITY AWARD FOR CHESS FROM THE BOLAND SPORT COUNCIL. 19. In 2007 he toured the Netherlands from the 28th May till the 23rd of June performing his poetry and singing his compositions in Harderwijk; Amsterdam; Winterswijk; Varseveld; Neimegen and Boxtel under the auspices of the Stadsdichter of Harderwijk Joz (Michel Martinus) and his wife Tiny Brummans. 20. December 10th -2007 he received a LEGEND AWARD for the sport code CHESS from the then MEC: Cultural Affairs, Sport and Recreation MR WHITEY JACOBS. 21. Between 2000 – 2008 he compiled four anthologies for the Breede Valley Dichters (Poetry Club) in Worcester and included poets from the Netherlands. 22. He was nominated for the Arts & Cultural Legends Award by the Director of Arts Cape Miss Marlene Le Roux -2009. 23. He was invited for the 3rd consecutive year to be part of the Panel of Judges for the Arts & Cultural Ministerial Awards of the Western Cape - 2009. 24. On the 23rd of April 2009 he gave a Power Point presentation on the Historic & Cultural relationship between The Netherlands and South Africa for the spouses of Ambassadors of 30 different countries of the world at the Ambassador’s residence of the Netherlands in Pretoria. 25. He composed a song “VIVA FIFA 2010 WORLD SOCCER FEVER” as performed by Allexa Straus-the rapper Gino & Aubrey Arries for the 2010 SOCCER WORLD CUP that was held in South-Africa. 26. In 2011 he translated 40 poems into Afrikaans in the anthology “LIAISONS INVISIBLES/ONZICHTBARE VERBINTENISSEN/ONSIGBARE VERBINTENIS” for Demer Press Belgium. 27. He is a member of the Governing Body of the Institute for the Blind 28. He is a member of the Esselen Park High School Alumni Association. 29. He is a Premier’s Representative as Chairperson of the MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE OF THE WORCESTER OPEN AIR LIVING MUSEUM in Worcester. 30. He is a Counselor of HERITAGE WESTERN CAPE. 31. He is a member of The South African Academy for Science & Arts. 32. His motto’s: 32.1 Success lies in the things you left behind from which others can learn. 32.2 Help others at all times 32.3 Helping others is promoting yourself 32.4 Be there, be on time

Life Philosophy

Be there be on time Help others at all times

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