Last Tuesday I was very pleased to be able to preside over my first meeting back at our beloved Piato location. Thank you to all who attended and to the owners and staff of the venue who made us very welcome.


Dick Gall gave us a very interesting talk about May Gibbs life , works and her home Nutcote. To our surprise he informed us that May was actually not very fond of children. One of our regular visitors Marilyn, who grew up nearby to Nutcote, recalls that she and local children referred to her as the “witch!


Bruce West from The World Festival of Magic will be in Sydney next week and myself , Ken & Moira will catching up with him to discuss various aspects of our club’s involvement in promoting this fundraising event. Our hosted performance will be at the ICC in Darling Harbour on Saturday, 10 November @ 4pm.


In the evening of this same day will be our Halloween Party at Cammeray Golf Club so put the date in your diary now!


Our speaker on Tuesday, 31 July will be Jenny Horsfield with her topic “Voices beyond the suburbs: the soldier settlers of Tuggeranong”


President Allan