Last Tuesday our speaker Kerrie Dougherty gave members and guests present at the breakfast meeting a very interesting talk on the history of Australia’s role in the Apollo lunar program.  As we all now know those initial minutes of grainy black and white TV images of Neil Armstrong stepping upon the moon in July 1969 were received by the NASA Deep Space Network in Australia and transmitted to a worldwide audience.  Australia has been involved with NASA since the early 1960’s with a number of sites on this continent playing major roles in tracking and communications of the various missions to space.

 

On Thursday afternoon, 12 December myself, Jaz Stephens, Allen Colburt and his wife Sue will be attending a Book Giving Assembly at Stuart Town Public School.  That evening we have been invited to join a dinner meeting of Molong Rotary Club at the Molong RSL where we will hear from invited guests from Molong, Yeoval, Manildra and Cumnock informing us on their experiences during the worst drought in many years.  The region’s water restrictions were raised to Level 5 on 4 November and we will hear how residents, business community and local shops have been impacted.

 

There will be no formal breakfast meeting on Tuesday, 10 December but club members have been invited to attend a discussion on club roles by President Elect Cathie Glinka. This meeting will commence at 7.15am at Piato Restaurant.  That evening our club will hold a dinner at the same venue.