Ladies Committee August, 2019

Dear Members,
It is with great sadness that I share with you the news of the recent death of our dear friend Mrs Sirenne Gould OAM a long time member of the RACA Ladies Committee. Sirenne welcomed the diners at our luncheons for many year. She was indeed a very special lady, kind and gracious on all occasions. She will be greatly missed.

On Monday the 24th June, 2019 the guest speaker at the Ladies Committee luncheon was Debbie Mills CEO of the National Trust. Debbie spoke to all who were in attendance about the importance of protecting and celebrating our national heritage.

On Monday 26 August 2019 our luncheon guest speaker will be Karen Grega, an experienced senior manager having held CEO positions with the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA), the Sydney Olympic Park Business Association and the Inaugural Maccabi Australia International Games.

Karen will be speaking about piecing together the lives of her Father and Uncle after the discovery of 28 rolls of undeveloped BxW films, stored unknowingly for over 60 years. From these photos, and sketchy stories relayed by both whilst still alive, Karen is tracing their escape from war-torn Slovakia (formerly Czechoslovakia), to life in a displaced persons camp in Ludwigsburg, Germany, followed by life on board migrant ship ‘Anna Salen’, before settling in Tully for two years as cane-cutters for the Queensland Government.

Please join us for lunch.

Regards,

(Mrs.) Margaret Dawes-Smith, OAM
President, RACA Ladies Committee.

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