- Visit the Oberon High School, where we were hosted by the principal (and new Rotarian) David Scott. We were seated next to the school’s splendid new kitchen premises, and served by the hospitality team (the immaculately dressed budding chefs were Emma Swannell, Tanisha Miller and Trevor Maloney – see photo), first with canapees, then a delicious chicken dish with bacon, green beans and a tasty grated carrot arrangement, ending with a yummy (rummy? of course not but it tasted that way!!) dessert with icecream and cream and the works. David showed us over the premises including the computer room (photo), industrial arts set up and elsewhere. A rewarding Rotary night for those who ventured through the rain.
- Graham Parker and Pres John had represented the Club at the induction by Bathurst East Club of two Bathurst surgeons as Paul Harris Fellows. Both were impressed by the event, and felt the awards were well deserved. The audience apparently reflected the community esteem for these local specialists – local rotary Clubs were represented, and one of the biggest sections of the attendees was satisfied patients. Congratulations Larry and Roger!
- Induction of three new members – Brad Collins, Celia Stocker and Tina Philp
- Guest speaker, Hans Guldberg, proved conclusively that family history can be of interest to more people than the descendants. In an excellent use of multimedia, Hans traced an intricate story of the royal families, democratic leaders, and Machiavellian sycophants of the Danish and German ruling class. Kings, Princes, and Prime Ministers were all covered as Hans delved into the 1770’s and the role of the various players, including Ove Høegh-Guldberg. Ove Høegh-Guldberg (born Guldberg) (1 September 1731 – 7 February 1808) was a Danish statesman, historian and de facto prime minister of Denmark, 1772–1784. It was an excellent presentation Hans.
- Joint Dinner Meeting to the O’Connell Pub with the Bathurst East Club. We presented Bathurst East with a cheque for $500, to say thank you for the loan of their cool room that we use when catering at Mayfield Gardens
- Our club’s Change Over night. The clubs’ annual report can be seen here