'Die Meulenaar' is the official newsletter of the Bond and is published annually to all members and Bond friends where possible. It contains details of the annual general meeting, Bond meetings as well as interesting stories, articles and photographs about the Vermeulens.
Members are requested to send all newsworthy events, members' achievements, births, marriages and deaths along with photos to management for placement.
Below are copies of every newsletter issued for your convenience. Please feel free to download and/or read. New issues are sent to every Member and Friends of the Bond.
(As at the moment, no translations of these newsletters are available)
Die Meulenaar 2020. This newsletter is full of interesting articles and other news snippets about our members
Die Meulenaar 2019-2 contains information about the general members meeting held on 13 July 2019 in Fochville. Stoffel is elected to the steering committee, the Bond's new Constitution is adopted, interesting genealogical statistics and contributions by Dr Roux Vermeulen from Malmesbury and by Dr. Leopold Petrus Vermeulen from Australia.
Die Meulenaar (2019-1) deals with the management meeting held on 6 Oct. 2018 in Fochville. Hennie and Cloete Vermeulen are elected as board members and Hennie is appointed chairman. The newsletter also deals with the love and sorrow of members and it contains an information sheet on what information is needed to update the information in the Family Register.
Die Meulenaar 2018-1. The annual general meeting was held on 19 August 2017 in Fochville where Marius Vermeulen was elected chairman and Zelma Geldenhuys as board member. The newsletter further deals with the love and sorrow of members.
Die Meulenaar 2016-1. This newsletter is about the normal love and pain of members. The death of Hannetjie Vermeulen, who died on 19/08/2014, is noted with sadness. Hannetjie did research on the Vermeulen family and was an honorary member of the Bond. It is reported that the Bond consists of 84 members and 6 Friends. The newsletter also deals with an Article about our ancestor Hendrikus Lambertus Vermeulen, Vermeulens of Carnarvon, Hannes (Saag) Vermeulen of Gansbaai and an article of the S D Fourie Medicine Box.
Die Meulenaar 2015-1. It deals with the annual general meeting held in Fochville on 27 September 2014 where Marius Vermeulen was elected to the board. New members and the ordinary love and sorrow of members are noted.
Reference is made of the Bonds Facebook page and the positive involvement of members. Currently there are 379 members of the FB site. There is also an article about Doug Vermeulen about his ancestry.
Die Meulenaar 2013-1. This newsletter contains information about the members' meeting held on 31 August 2013 at the Dutch Reformed Church Lynwood Ridge Pretoria. The Genealogy and Heritage Festival exhibition also takes place where the Bond had an impressive and successful. Giep Vermeulen is elected as a board member at this meeting.
Meulenaar 2012-2 deals with the annual meeting held on 18 August 2012 in Kraalkop, Fochville. This is a very informative newsletter and contains photos of new members, love and sorrow of members as well as the following:
- Information regarding the Vermeulens' contributions with the establishment of Pretoria and, among other things, where Vermeulen Street gets its name;
- Information about our Facebook page;
- Vermeulens in Rome;
- ŉ Contribution about the pilot Flippie Vermeulen;
- Vermeulens around the World and
- reports from Dutch newspapers about Vermeulen descendants.
Die Meulenaar 2012-1. This newsletter contains information about the meeting and annual general meeting held on 5 November 2011 in Bloemfontein. The following important decision was made, inter alia, with regard to Friends of the Bond: The Bond decided that the following persons would be admitted as a friend if
* He/his mother is/was a born (registered) Vermeulen;
* He/his grandmother is/was a born (registered) Vermeulen;
* He/she is a born (registered) Vermeulen, but has not yet reached the age of 18 years.
ŉ Friend enjoys the same benefits / privileges as ŉ member of the Bond. However, he / she may not submit proposals or vote at a general meeting and may not serve as a board member.
This newsletter also contain information about this successful meeting along with photos.
Die Meulenaar 2007-2. Contains information about Johannes Petrus Vermeulen, and Jacobus Daniel and Gesina Catherina Vermeulen.
The Meulenaar 2007-1 contains information about the erection of the memorial stone for Johannes Petrus Hendricus Vermeulen and an article about Giliam Johannes Vermeulen.
Die Meulenaar 2006-2. Contains articles on Johannes Petrus Hendricus Vermeulen - Oupa Jan, the farm Hawila and the first Vermeulen, Rev. P A Vermeulen and George Fairburn Carse Vermeulen.
Die Meulenaar 2006-1. Contains articles about Aletta Johanna Vermeulen and interesting information appears under the heading "Did you know".
Die Meulenaar 2005-2. Article on the Minas of the Cape slaves and Catharina of Bengal.
Die Meulenaar 2005-1. Among others, you will find articles about Magistrate Jan Vermulen and Danie Vermeulen.
Die Meulenaar 2004-3. Article about Thys Vermeulen of Gansbaai.
Die Meulenaar 2004-2. Contain an article about Giel Vermeulen as published by 'die Huisgenoot' of 11/04/1952
Die Meulenaar 2004-1 Includes articles about Petrus Cornelis Vermeulen, Gerrit Vermeulen and the first Vermeulen in South Africa.
Die Meulenaar 2003-3 Contains the stories of Victor Ben Ned Vermeulen, Wessel Vermeulen and Daniel Frederick Vermeulen as well as a report on the Carletonville Regional Meeting of 07/09/2002
Die Meulenaar 2003-2 Includes articles about Sybrand Johannes Vermeulen, the Vermeulens of the Overberg and the researchers of the Vermeulen Family Register.
Die Meulenaar 2003-1. The Vermeulens' major role in the Anglo-Boer War and poems by Johan Vermeulen.
Die Meulenaar 2002-3 . It contains interesting facts about Johannes Urbanus Vermeulen from Hopetown, as well as Giliam Christoffel Vermeulen (Gielie) the rugby player, the Pretoria regional meeting and poems by Johan Vermeulen.
Die Meulenaar 2002-1 . Contains among others: An article about Cornelis Frans Vermeulen and the Anglo-Boer War, interesting facts under the heading "Did you know" and feedback on the regional meeting that was held in Gansbaai on 6/12/2000.
Die Meulenaar 2001-2 contains, in addition to other information, also an article by Johan Vermeulen from Melkbosstrand about the European descent of the Vermeulens as well as information about the Gansbaai meeting. Our own Vermeulen millennium baby.
Die Meulenaar (2001-1) was the first newsletter and mentions where the name Die Meulenaar originates from. Names of first Bond members as well as an article on the Family Crest.
Bond Exhibition at the Genealogy and Heritage Festival
(See 'Die Meulenaar 2013-1' above)
Photos of the Bond's exhibition at the Genealogy and Heritage Festival held in Pretoria on 31 August 2013.