Hi Everyone,

Brrrrrr - what a freezing weekend. I must admit, when I got the message mid Saturday morning that netball was off and I didn't have to stand around in the cold for an hour, part of me wasn't disappointed.

Thomas and I did rug up and make it out to the Brumbies on Saturday night though. A great win and a good night for the Canberra crowd. I think my toes will defrost soon.

We are working through the annual report, most people have given their reports. If anyone has anything else they would like to contribute, send it though.

I am still shipping the End Trachoma packs. I got the final details over the weekend. If anyone has contacts in the shipping industry could you please let me know

Stay warm, dry and have a good week

President Warrick

THIS WEEK'S MEETING (9th of June, 12.15 for 12.30 pm, Commonwealth Club)

Guest Speaker: Brad Tucker, ANU Astro scientist

Topic: Exploding stars (Supernova) & Cosmology (the Study of the Universe)

Brad is an Astrophysicist/Cosmologist, and currently a Fellow at the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Mt. Stromlo Observatory at the Australian National University.

He has his hand in a variety of things, but the majority of his work involves Exploding stars, called Supernova, and Cosmology, the study of the Universe. A certain type of supernova, called a type Ia, can be used as a standard candle that can trace our Universe's history.

For this work, he has been involved in various supernova surveys including one to understand why and how stars blow. He is also leading a project to build a network of ultraviolet telescopes in the upper atmosphere which are being built at Mt. Stromlo.


DUTY ROSTER: June 2022


June 9th

June 16th

June 23rd

June 30th


Ross B.

Ross B.

Ross B.

Ross B.


Monica G.

Michael R.

Andrea C.



Stephen M.

Bill A.

Juris J.

Graeme H.


Sue L.

Ron R.

Linda W.

Olek G.

If Unable To Attend On A Day You Are Rostered, Please Organise A Replacement.

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Speaker: Danielle Sweetman, The Red Cross

Danielle gave us a review of how proceeds from the Fred Smith Concert have been used.


June 6: Sweden National Day, Russian Language Day

June 7: World Food Safety Day

June 8: World Oceans Day

June 10: Portugal National Day

June 12: World Day Against Chile Labour; Philippines Independence Day



June 6 (1944) Operation Overlord: D-Day began as 156,000-strong Allied Expeditionary Force landed in Nornmandy, France, during World War II

June 7 (1965) The Supreme Court of the United States decided on Griswold v. Connecticut effectively legalising use of contraception by married couples

June 8 (1987) New Zealand's Labour government legislated against nuclear weapons and nuclear-powered vessels in New Zealand, the only nation to do so

June 9 (1803) Matthew Flinders arrived in Sydney becoming the first European to circumnavigate Australia and proved it is one continent


June 10 (1720) Mrs. Clements of England marketed the first paste-style mustard

June 11 (1770) Capt. James Cook "discovered" the Great Barrier Reef

June 12 (1665) New Amsterdam became an English colony and was renamed New York after the Duke of York


--A man walks into a bar and says, “I’m here to drink my troubles away!”

Well you’ve come to the right place,” says the bartender. “What’ll it be?”

The man replies, “One water please.”

 “Just a water??”

Yeah, I have kidney stones.”

--Can anyone tell me what oblivious means?

I have no idea.

--The man who created autocorrect has died.

May he restaurant in peace.

--Yesterday I saw two teenagers making out in the park. It reminded me of my teenage days.

When I used to see other teenagers make out in the park.

--My friend was a struggling artist until he decided to just do sculptures.

He made over six figures last year.

--Yesterday I went to the World’s Tiniest Wind Turbine exhibition.

Honestly not a big fan.

--Here’s a fun fact about bees. Most of them are actually allergic to pollen.

When exposed to pollen, bees develop hives.

--Completed in 1856, Big Ben was designed by architects Charles Barry and Augustus Welby Pugin and took 13 years to build.

Which is crazy long considering they were working around the clock.

Getting Older

--A distraught senior citizen phoned her doctor's office.

"Is it true," she wanted to know, "that the medication you prescribed has to be taken for the rest of my life?"

"'Yes, I'm afraid so,"' the doctor told her.

There was a moment of silence before the senior lady replied, "I'm wondering, then, just how serious is my condition because this prescription is marked  'NO REPEATS'

--An older gentleman was on the operating table awaiting surgery and he insisted  that his son, a renowned surgeon, perform the operation. As he was about to get the anaesthesia, he asked to speak to his son.

"Yes, Dad , what is it?"

"Don't be nervous, son; do your best, and just remember, if it doesn't go well, if something happens to me, your mother is going to come and live with you and your wife...."

--Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.

This is so true. I love to hear them say "you don't look that old."

--The older we get; the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for. (Mostly because we forgot why we were waiting in line in the first place!!)

--Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me! I want people to know why I look this way. I've travelled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved.

--When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think of Algebra.

--One of the many things no one tells you about ageing is that it is such a nice change from being young.

--Ah, being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.

Eric Carmody


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