Last Tuesday, our speaker Professor Ed Davis informed us of the many challenges the ABC faces within the changing media landscape of Australia.  He is NSW President of ABC Friends which represents community interest in defending and promoting the vital role of Australia’s independent national broadcaster, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.  The ABC has suffered major funding cuts, there are calls for it to be privatised, the recent AFP raids on it’s offices and a history of political interference.

 

On Saturday, 16 November our club hosted a performance of the World Festival of Magic at Darling Harbour Theatre. Over 1300 adults and children attended the event and it was a pleasure to see the joy and excitement on their faces as the magic show unfolded.  As you will see from photos of the show appearing later in this bulletin my role as President of our club does have it’s advantages!  I would like to take this opportunity to thank Bruce West and his entire team for providing such a wonderful show again this year.  This annual event is our major fundraiser and I would very much like to once again thank the business community of Northern Sydney for their continued support.

 

On Tuesday, 26 November our Club Forum and AGM will be held at Piato.