Friday’s meeting was one out of the box – the variety was unbelievable. But before we get into that, Secretary Ron brought us up to date with what’s been going on behind the scenes: committee planning, no reply yet from the council re our proposed new projection system and a reminder that our club membership fees are now due.
Is interest in “Shorts” waning? There were only three entries, all on ‘The Moon Landing.’ The first one exposed an – until now - unreported problem experienced by NASA. The cow lost its way and, instead of jumping over the moon it landed on the moon. SPLAT! The other two reminded us what happened after – or was it before? – the cow disaster. An off the topic short took us on a visit to the SCRAP sculpture of recycled materials at Swanpool.
The main topic of the night was ‘My Other Hobby’. Boy oh boy, what a range that covered. You would never guess the things that interest our members. Some even brought in an income! From murder (not hands on) through family history, Lysterfield Lake sailing, snooker, meteorology, weight lifting, photography, life drawing (no one walked out or had trouble with their breathing) and finished up with exotic cooking complete with stove and fry pan! Unfortunately the cooking ended up on the floor. (Where’s that camera when it’s most needed?) Later, members were seen enjoying the exotic dish so, presumably, there was a second cook up. As Bill Kerr used to say, “I don’t wanna worry yer - - -“
Richard Hallford introduced us to the DJI OSMO pocket. Very impressive alternative to the GOPRO 7.
A very different and most enjoyable club night.
P.S. Shorts for next meeting are:Fallingand/or Speed
Note: Next Friday, 30 August, is the 5thFriday dinner. Next meeting 6th September is the 1stQuarterly Competition.
A variety of our members, including Jack who photo appears above provide updates for our journals to keep you up to date if you missed a meeting.