One of the certainties we all face is death at some time in the future. At our breakfast last Tuesday our speaker Margaret Rice offered essential advice and coping strategies to help overcome our culture’s fear of this natural process.  She presented to us four legal / practical steps and should you wish further information see


As you know our club has joined with the Rotary Club of Molong to distribute funds to needy recipients in the town and this process is well under way.  I have received an email from Bill Hopper, a member of Molong Rotary which describes the conditions faced by him and his wife on their property 10 kilometres from Molong together with photos of the parched landscape.  This text of this email can be found later in this bulletin together with the photos.


The huge downpours of rain that Sydney had over the last weekend where not as substantial West of the Great Divide but Molong did receive some 20mm which on top of the 75mm the region received over the Australia Day weekend have been welcomed.  I will provide updates on the progress of the drought relief assistance to Molong in the coming weeks.