Members Meetings are held at the Gosford City Lions’ Community Hall (at the rear of our Research Centre) on the first Saturday of the month from February through to December.
Doors open at 11am. The meeting begins at 1pm sharp with the General business meeting followed by a Guest Speaker.
If you wish to complete some personal research before the Meeting our centre is open from 9.30am on Meeting Days.
2nd February 2019
RON RAY. “Bass and Flinders”
Ron has been a volunteer guide and member of the Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM) since retiring from a corporate career in human resources and training. This included a number of years working as a part time teacher in TAFE. Ron also spent ten years in the Army working in signals and artillery. His other volunteer activities include visitor services with the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust in the Visitors Centre on Cockatoo Island. Ron conducts tours of the North Fort tunnels and gun emplacements at North Head, also the tunnels and fortifications at Georges Heights. His particular interests are in 18th century military and naval history, HMB Endeavour, the ANMM fleet of vessels and the collections contained in the museum galleries. Ron will talk to us about the backgrounds of the two famous maritime explorers, Bass and Flinders, their voyages of exploration around the coasts of NSW, Tasmania and Terra Australis in small boats and their fates
The ANMM has provided a voucher for entry into the Museum for a family of 4, valued at $80 to be raffled at our meeting today.
2nd March 2019
Christie FLIPPENCE. Cemeteries Officer, Central Coast Council.
Central Coast Council is responsible for five operational cemeteries and six historic cemeteries including Jilliby and Noraville cemeteries. Christie will talk today about her role in the Council and our cemeteries that hold a wealth of history that the Council takes care to preserve, with many of the area’s pioneering families buried in these cemeteries.