Traveller’s tales for Moruya Probus

GUEST speaker at the July meeting of Moruya Probus wasn’t a guest at all…it was member Terry Hunt.

Terry told the meeting at Moruya Golf Club on Tuesday that he had been born in London and arrived in Australia, Melbourne, with his family when he was 16. After other employment in 1954 he joined the public service and after while went into the Department of Trade.

He explained that the Department, among other things, assisted Australian companies to sell their products overseas including helping to deal with the varied regulations in different countries. It also worked towards promoting Australian goods in other countries.

His first post was in Argentina, with other stations being in Peru, Belgium, Iran, Italy and Canada. It had clearly been an interesting life.

Earlier in the meeting another member, Max Hogno, gave a five-minute talk on his career in the Court system, including many years as Clerk of the Court in Moruya. In his time, he said, he had worn many hats, adding, “People in the same position today wear only two or three”.

Bruce Imrie spoke to the meeting about past successful monthly luncheons. There was one problem organising future outings, he said, as some local restaurants were closed on Tuesdays. No problem in October, though, as it would be a barbecue.

Barbara Dorman gave an update on the visit to Twofold Bay on September 7 that would include a cruise on the Cat Balou. Members would travel to Eden by car, stopping at Bega Cheese Factory on the way there and, probably, at Pambula on the way back.

Geoff Bragg then told members he had a tentative booking for a proposed many-faceted trip to Yarrawonga…leaving November 19.

And Membership Officer Di Montgomerie announced there were 36 members at the meeting and one guests.

Moruya Probus is always welcoming to visitors who might be interested in joining. Meetings are held at Moruya Golf Club on the fourth Tuesday of every month, starting at ten-o’clock. Apart from meeting people with like interests there are several advantages of membership, including discounts on travel, accommodation and travel insurance.

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