Friday@U3A Presentations

Justin Marshall from Guide Dogs Australia

Topic: From Puppies to Life Changing Partners

Friday@U3A on the 24th June, an interactive session was held by Justin Marshall, Team Leader, Guide Dogs Services, Australia, and 4 members volunteered to undertake buttering some bread which proved to be extremely difficult whilst blindfolded! 

Justin is a son of Kyneton and began his involvement at Guide Dogs Victoria as a teenage volunteer.
Guide Dogs became his vocation and career as he worked variously as a veterinary nurse, head of the puppy raising program, dog training then guide dog mobility instruction.
He is currently the Team Leader for Guide Dog Services, based in Bendigo and was recently the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the Victorian Government.
His presentation was be about his work, Guide Dogs Victoria and it’s services. There was be some experiential exercises about what it is like to be vision impaired and to navigate using the sighted guide techniques that vision impaired people use.
 
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Athol Guy

This is a small showcase of the Athol Guy presentation on Friday 22nd of April.

Athol gave us a lovely insight to the History of the Seekers in this short presentation. He showed clips of the Seekers Shows and liberally sprinkled anecdotes of his experiences with the the band.

The audience loved this! He showed many of their hits, both from the orginal times and in the comeback tour later on.

Athol told us of his current philanthropic ventures one of which is an Alzheimers and Carers centre in Woodend. He has his book of his life with the Seekers on, revenue from which goes to this charity.

Here are some photos of the day. You can click on the images to enlarge them.

Paul Marson

These are the references that Paul Marson spoke about at Friday@U3A on the 5ht of November. His talk about AUKUS and the Chinese response.

Raby, Geoff (2020) China’s Grand Strategy and Australia’s Future in the New Global Order, MUP

Pillsbury, Michael (2016) The Hundred Year Marathon, China’s Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower, St. Martin’s Griffin

Hartcher, Peter () Red Zone, China’s Challenge and Australia’s Future,  (I have passed this book on and haven’t got date and publisher to hand)

Covid Vaccine Talk, Friday@u3a 13th February. There are two pages from the handouts. Vaccination Rollout Strategy and Risks and Hospitalizations.

Below refers to the first talk given by Paul in early 2021.

China Talk: The Slide Show of the talk about China by Paul Marson is available here. It takes a while to open as your Powerpoint program must be initiated. Patience needed!