It was a pity if you didn't make the meeting last week as you missed the entertaining sight of me try to imitate Frank Rodrigues as the guest interviewer.  I hope our speaker Daniel Lane didn’t find the experience of working with an amateur too trying.  In any case, we all wish Frank a speedy recovery from his recent operation and hope to see him back on his feet (literally) soon.
Daniel proved to be a very interesting and engaging interviewee.  He has had a long and illustrious career in sports journalism and biography authorship, starting out with Kerry Packer at Australian Consolidated Press and Channel 10 and finishing recently at Cricket Australia.  In between he has had close association with a number of well-known sports personalities in a variety of arenas, and has covered World Cups and Olympics events around the globe.  He also has a particular interest in war history incorporating visits to some of the most famous battlefields of Europe and North Africa.

Derek White & Daniel Lane
Daniel was accompanied by his brother, Richard, who has been a regular visitor to our meetings.  He gave us an update on the status of his Foundation – Wingecarribee Vocal Muster – which is concentrating on providing opportunities for young people to display their singing prowess in public.  This will be a great help in preparing them for potential singing careers, and we plan to have an ongoing association with the Muster at upcoming Club social evenings.
As I expect to be away for the next couple of weeks helping our eldest son and daughter-in-law in their transition from Vancouver to Melbourne, you will be blessed with the presence of PP Lyndall in my place. I think she has had sufficient recovery time since her two-year stint ended to be able to get back in the chair for a short period.
Don’t forget to get those committee recommendations ready for the next Board meeting on the 22nd of August.
There will be no meeting on the 8th August.  Members are invited to attend Bowral/Mittagong's event - An Evening with Dr John Hewson on Tuesday the 7th August at the Highlands Golf Club.  Details are in the following flyer.