Speaker Date Topic
Dennis Van Someren Apr 24, 2018 6:15 PM
Shine for Kids - Kids with parents in prison

Retired businessman Dennis Van Someren is an advocate and volunteer worker for the charity Shine for Kids which assists some of the 60,000 Australian children who have a parent in prison. Dennis accompanies children on visits to their incarcerated parents. Why does he do it? Because he sees in them the child he was in the 1960s with his accountant father being sent to prison for embezzlement. Then, with an absent father and a stressed-out mother, he faced loss of social status, bullying and poverty. Dennis’ story is in a compelling radio interview with Richard Fidler atwww.abc.net.au/radio/programs/conversations-dennis-van-someren/9402846. He will take us into the middle of a huge social problem and tell us how he thinks we might help.‚Äč

Jim Wells May 15, 2018 6:30 PM
Motoring and the Ordinary Person

Our speaker will be Jim Wells, a member of Lindfield Rotary and one time District Treasurer. He is currently the District Probus Chair.  According to his mother one of his first word was "car".  He's been interested ever since then in mechanical things that move. He's been employed in the aviation and railway industry but never in the automotive one.  Nevertheless he'll entertain us with some thoughts about various aspects of motoring from the point of view of the ordinary person - roads, road rules, technology etc.