Our branch has continued functioning in our usual
quiet, but sociable manner, with meetings being attended by a
regular and reliable group of members.
Our August meeting, held at Kiama Leagues Club,
was attended by Sue Good, Mary Douglas, Kel and Dawn Schreiber,
Keith Bennett, Margaret and Jack Gudgeon, Ron Smith, Bruce and
Margaret Dun, Sid Axam, Max and Patricia Turk, Gordon and Jan
Weaver, Patricia Condon, Audrey Evan and her son Richard and Pamela
Fox. We had the pleasure listening to a very detailed report
presented by Cathy Allen and Lisa Dougherty from Police Legacy, a
presentation that inspired confidence in those gathered as to the
future of Police Legacy. The questions posed to the presenters were
an indication of the amount of interest generate.
In October a social outing was organized to tour
the H.A.R.S. (Historical Aircraft Restoration Society) museum at
Albion Park. Members attending were Kel and Dawn Schreiber, Gordon
and Jan Weaver, Patricia Condon, Mary Douglas, Lindsay Gordon, John
Mennie and Keith and Jenny Bennett.
Although only living a few kilometers away, I for
one was greatly surprised at the extensive range of aircraft,
varying from a Boeing 747 to Kingsford Smith’s original “Southern
Cross”, not to mention the array of aircraft dating from 2nd World
War, some having been retrieved from locations in the jungles,
swamps or anywhere they could be found, in New Guinea, Pacific
Islands, America, Germany, you name it they went there and retrieved
them. All aircraft either being or having been restored with
meticulous precision, to flying order, parts not available are
manufactured as needed. The museum is run by an entirely volunteer
staff of some 550.
Regards to all out there in Retired Police Land