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                     **   GUEST SPEAKERS  **          

                                                                      Organised by.. Alastair McKechnie.  

At most of our meetings, we are privileged to have a guest speaker who is happy to come along and give a talk on their particular vocation or special interest. Whether it be travel, environmental issues, charities, professions, sports, writers, adventurers etc, we can be sure that, whatever their choice of subject is, we will always be treated to a very informative and interesting presentation.    

And now, on behalf of our Guest Speaker Co-ordinator, Alastair, here are the details of our next speaker plus a sample of our past guests:

NEXT MEETING:       Tuesday 11th May 2021.

GUEST SPEAKER:              

Eric McCrum  OAM.

Eric ia a highly respected environmentalist, naturalist & photographer. He was educated in Perth & had wide experience teaching in WA after graduating at Reid & Coonana on the Nullabor, followed by posts at Woroloo, Wembley, Parkerville & Koongamia Primary Schools.

He has always had a  love for the environment & nature in all its forms. He worked as a patrol officer in Papua New Guinea from 1969 to 1972, was the Perth Zoo education officer from 1975 to 1984 followed by a post as Herdsman Lake Wildlife Centre teacher from 1985 to 1998. He has been speaking on his experiences & places he has traveled since 1999.

He is a life member of the WA Naturalists Club, WA Wildflower Society, Friends of the Environment & the WA Insect Study Society.

Eric can talk on a vast range of topics & has selected to give us a presentation on the fascinating Little Sandy Desert in central WA. This is located South of the Great Sandy Desert, East of Mt Newman stretching across towards Wiluna. 

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                      PAST SPEAKERS: 

13 April 2021:         

Jenny Green from the Mandurah Council speaking on “Waste Management”. 

Jenny had previously visited a Waste Facility in Japan that is now being developed here in Western Australia. A new “worldclass” facility is being built in Kwinana and involves several River Councils. She discussed some interesting facts, especially the fact that the waste, after being flattened and metals removed, will be combusted at 900 deg Celsius to produce energy. The ash waste can be recycled into building materials such as ‘Brickies sand’ etc. It will be a first in Australia.  

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10 November 2020:      Kim Wilkinson 

Kim Wilkinson spoke on ways we could save a few dollars on our power bills by putting a bit more thought in to how we heat and cool our houses, and use a few more gadgets to reduce power from our light and power circuits 

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13 October 2020           David Beard

David Beard is an Exercise Physiologist and a member of Professional Speakers Australia. His presentation was both incredibly enjoyable and informative as he aimed to change our perceptions on health, fitness and getting old, by showing us how to develop sustainable life skills. 

  

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11 August 2020:

Shiela Twine - Her life in Jordan