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Last Meeting: Nicholas Boyack - Journalist
Raised in Naenae, and attending Naenae College, Nicholas's university studies included American history.  His awareness of a line in Bob Dylan’s song, ‘Subterranean Homesick Blues’ - “you don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows”, led to a study of the ‘Weather Underground’- a militant group of young white Americans who used violence as a means of social and political change.
Researching diaries and letters in the Alexander Turnball Library, led to several publications: “Behind the Lines: The lives of New Zealand soldiers in the First World War”; In the Shadow of War: New Zealand Soldiers Talk About World War I And Their Lives”; a collaboration with Jane Tolerton; "The Great Adventure. New Zealand Soldiers Describe the First World War”, edited by Jock Phillips, Nicholas Boyack and E.P. Malone.
Nicholas believes his proudest achievement, largely unrecognised, was his success at helping the five New Zealanders executed in World War 1, pardoned.  The resistance to the access of historical papers on this led to disillusionment, and the partaking in a journalism course at Wellington Polytechnic.  Employment followed at Wainuiomata News, the Hutt News, and now Stuff, where Nicholas is ‘Bureau Chief’.
An interesting and insightful talk that generated lots of questions.

Parting Thought:

" Singing in the shower is all fun and games until you get shampoo in your mouth.  Then it becomes a soap opera."  ~ Anon 


As from this week, a literary section will begin.  Here is a list of books available in the Pongaroa Public Library.

(roa = long-lasting, you can work out the rest - ed.)

“A Fall Off a Cliff” - by Eileen Dover 


Rostered Duties & Responsibilities:

Please study and plan ahead, especially if you are on duty to write a Bulletin Contribution.  A reminder that it's also your responsibility to find a replacement if you are unable to fulfill your duty.
Oct 21, 2019
This year's IYM experience
Oct 28, 2019
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Upcoming Events
Board Meeting
Avalon Pavilion
Oct 21, 2019
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
World Polio Day
Oct 24, 2019
No speaker - Committees Meet
Nov 04, 2019
Brunch at Norma Blue
Norma Blue Cafe
Nov 07, 2019
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Te Omanga Hospice visit
Nov 11, 2019
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Board Meeting
Avalon Pavilion
Nov 18, 2019
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
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General Notices:

* Sad Moment: A candle was lit in memory of Anna, Michael & Jenny Jameson's beautiful daughter, who lost her battle with cancer last Friday. We are so grateful that Pat & Leigh Heffernan will attend Anna's funeral in Queenstown next week. 
* Train to End Polio: Thursday 24th October - Richard Perry advised there 9 so far going to Masterton and if you like to know the various options, get in touch with him.
* Christmas Function - proposed date: This is Monday 9th December.  If you already know, or think, you will be away on that date, please advise President Rob and Ron Hunter now. 
* Funds Raised: Sergeant's Fund - $119.20; Meat Raffle - $105
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