It was indeed a pleasure to attend our breakfast meeting last Tuesday after my long absence visiting family and friends in UK / France.  I confirmed to those present that after hearing from members as to their preferences on who should be our major beneficiaries of funds from the World Festival of Magic Show to be held on Saturday, 16 November the following two were chosen. Yourside Young Carers Program – providing support to young carers in Northern Sydney and Royal Far West – providing health, education and disability services to children living in rural and remote areas of Australia.


We were then informed by club member Don Napper of the long and varied history of Cockatoo Island learning many details of its role firstly as a prison and then as a dockyard for the Royal Australian Navy.


May I take this early opportunity to invite members to attend our breakfast meeting on Tuesday, 20 August as our District Governor Kalma McLellan will be visiting our club. I’m sure she will be impressed by our small but vibrant club.


On Tuesday, 13 August we will hear from Jenny Horsfield on the subject – Honeysuckle Creek & the Apollo Space Mission.