Guest Speakers July 2009

David McMurray – the Steam and Heritage Fair and Ian Davis – Oberon Men’s Shed.

  • Ian Davis talked briefly about the Oberon Men’s Shed, a place for men with time on their hands to hang out and /or do something useful. To date, they have restored a pavilion at the showground which they hope to lease as a base, and also restore another pavilion to house what was exhibited in the original place. He invited any men to visit and have a yarn and a cuppa. Graham P thanked him for facilitating a facility that met a real need among a particular segment of our community.
  • David McMurray spoke about the Highland Steam and Vintage Fair – held last year at the showground at the same time as the Oberon Show. He emphasised the large number of participants and visitors at the initial Fair, and spinoffs for Oberon. The aim is to make this event the premier vintage fair in the Central West. The 2010 Fair is scheduled for the same weekend, apparently at a venue to be decided. This year he is asking the community to get behind the event by donating sponsorship money – ranging from small to naming rights for the entire event. Bob Conners thanked David for an interesting talk, and wished him every success.

Danielle Ballinger – Bathurst girl just returned from GSE trip to Italy
Danielle gave a very interesting account of her GSE trip to Northern Italy – D2070 – San Marino and Tuscany. Among the highlights were – catching up with the Italian team members, home stays, wineries, Ducati factory, wineries, Vocational visits – car dealership, and council at Guisetto(?), fun with the language. She found the Rotarians were very interested in her life and family back here in Australia – a reflection , Danielle thought, of the importance of those aspects in Italian life. She also managed to add some time after the Italian leg to visit France and England.

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