SOME HEALESVILLE HIGHLIGHTS FROM PRESIDENT RAY. Click on first photo, then scroll.
KD AND VONDA SHARED AN ADVENTURE IN CAMBODIA AND VIETNAM. FROM LUXURY HOTELS TO A RIVER BOAT CRUISE ON THE MEKONG RIVER, THE VAST DIFFERENCE BETWEEN VILLAGE LIFE AND MAJOR CITIES BECAME VERY APPARENT, AS CAN BE SEEN BY A FEW OF OUR PICS FROM THE TOUR. GALLERY IS IN 4 SECTIONS.
DON & MEL MARSH RUSSIA & FINLAND ADVENTURE
The eye popping Saint Petersburg from the decorative Metro below ground to the lively streets above where shopping rivals anywhere. Then to the unimaginable wealth of its Saint Petersburg art collections including those impossible creations by Faberge craftsmen with those eggs that take twelve months to create by up to three specialists (priceless). And then there are the architectural gems of churches embellished with mosaic paintings of impossible fine detail from floor to lofty vaulted ceilings. The city of the Czars. And then there is Europe’s tallest modern Gazprom building! Our trip to Russia to date has exceeded our expectations.
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UNREASONABLE IDEAS WORKSHOP 26 SEPT 2019
David Kennedy facilitated a lively discussion at the Sorrento Golf Club.
David had prepared a paper outlining an ‘Unreasonable Idea’ as an alternative to the current parliamentary system in Australia. A copy of the paper was sent out to members.
His radical proposal would see a corporate board type structure with the board members elected by the people.
All the 15 participants readily joined in to put forward their comments and ideas and these generated further discussion – some extra lively…
Whilst David’s suggestion did not garner any real support, it achieved its objective of providing fodder for discussion, which clearly demonstrated a general dissatisfaction with the current parliamentary process. Thoughts included deleting the Senate, four or five-year fixed elections, maximum number of parliamentary terms for a member, ……
Heresy surfaced – pay politicians more, but curtail their superannuation to match the community standards.
The value of history was noted along with dissenting views on many of the suggestions, and dissent on the dissent.
It was agreed that the session had been worthwhile and those attending would come again but it became difficult to determine which day of the week to hold the next session – whose golf day would need to be avoided….