AT our previous monthly meeting in November, Senior Sergeant Nick Finnegan was our guest speaker.
He spoke at great length of the various positions he has held around the state and two of his favourite places were a particular suburb of Melbourne and Hamilton.
He is now back here and loving it.
He answered many questions put to him, gave very good advice on road rules, was very informative and generally presented a very amusing talk.
We would like to thank him very much and hope we can have him back again sometime.
On that same morning we also had a farewell to Shirley Neylon and presented her with a posy of flowers.
She will be going to live at Bacchus Marsh.
We will miss her very much for her generous input into our meetings. We wish her all the very best for the future in her new home.
Thank you Barrie Aarons for your marvellous effort in preparing the quiz for us each month.
It is enjoyed by all and we look forward to next year’s questions and answers.
The forum directed by Doctor Tom Stephens with various topics for discussion this time were global warming, Sandra O’Connor, battered wives, Anna Puls and child sexual abuse, Cynthia Annett.
Thank you to all who participated, they were not easy subjects.
Next time we hope to have something on a bit lighter note.
Thank you to Pat Giles for her contribution from the writers’ group entitled ‘The Shell’ (not a sea shell, but a spent shell from the wartime.)
Her writing was again most entertaining.
The trip to the Werribee Zoo by some of our members recently was by all accounts very enjoyable.
Apart from the zoo they also visited the lovely rose garden and had dinner at “All you can eat” on the way home at Geelong.
Full story in the Spectator on Thursday, December 12, 2013