• Jenny Magee – Speaker
  • Don Manning – Andrew Knowles
  • Paul Treanor – Max Mason
  • Pauline Happé – A close relative
  • Ursula came up with a gem of an idea to mix us all up. Bling rules. Bit of refinement needed, Ursh.
  • Whisky tasting final profit $3454 – nice!
  • Watch out for election hoardings says Stuart
  • Eric offered to make a significant contribution to the fines if Stephen Dorrington had the guts to reiterate his comments about Pauline Happé from last week. (He didn't)
#1 was our illustrious President. Born in Zambia in 1961 (really?). 2 kids. Parents celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary in June. Has a fear of rejection and failure. Wanted to be a supermodel or actress (we reckon you've achieved both). Has donated 40 pints of blood.
#2 Jo West. Born in Tauranga. 2 lovely kids. Reckons its imperative to set goals. Relationships are very important. Has a phobia about being in bed with bugs ('or indeed anything creepy-crawly' – see Sergeant's comments later). Attended 7 primary schools before becoming a teacher and joining the staff of Hogwarts to have Hermione Grainger in her class – or maybe she taught Emma Watson at a different school.
JENNY MAGEE  was our guest speaker. Has written a book entitled A Bold Life – How boomer women are reinventing life beyond 50. Jenny's presentation was studded with a series of questions and was a fascinating insight into the psyche of the adventurous baby boomers. She quoted a US poet, Mary Oliver 'So tell me, what is it that you intend to do with this one wild and precious life?' Jenny had a busy 30 years and reached a 'what now' plateau so in 2015 took time out and did a big OE, again trying to answer some questions:
  • What difference am making?
  • Why am I here?
  • If I only had 20 summers left, what would I do?
She met a series of very interesting people (9F, 1M) like Victoria who needed some other direction, so took a year to help with women's education in Cambodia. She was 'in a rut of comfort that was killing her' Sound familiar? Jenny's eureka moment was staring at birds through binoculars on the Norfolk Broads. Her challenge was not to go quietly – make a ruckus! Inspirational.
Sergeant Devlin started with the advice 'don't pigeon-hole yourself into birdwatching' Yeah, right. Eric now has a new role as Director of Culling and WdV was asked about the 10 things to remember about Alzheimer's   No 1 – Stay fit, No 2 – er......
Jo West really needs to talk to Sel about creepy crawlies in bed
Another fun morning finished with Pat's Parting Thought: 'Ironing boards are surf boards that quit before achieving their dream. Don't be an ironing board' Bit Freudian, that one
Duties for the next 3 weeks:
Ian Burns
Wendy Showan
Mike Batchelor
Door & Parting Thought
Ken White
Barbara Whitton
Gail Page
Larrisa Allen
Warren Banks
Paul Brljevich
Speaker Intro & Host
Wayne Shadbolt
Dave Woodhouse
Kathy Webb
Speaker Thanks
Monique Edlinger
Glenn Dougal
Julie Hignett
Neil Matson
Eric Happé
Antoon Moonen
Bulletin Editor
Max Mason
Neville Whitworth
Steve Dorrington
Wendy Showan
Mike Batchelor
David McConnochie
Elizabeth Wright - Interplast
Todd Muller MP
Glen Crowther - Sustainable Business Network