Port of Goolwa Mixed Probus Club visits Strath, hears from June

Port of Goolwa Mixed Probus Club visits Strath, hears from June


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This month's Port of Goolwa Mixed Probus meeting was held in the Garden room at the Goolwa Hotel on June 7.

President Barbara Edwards welcomed members, then inducted Thelma and Greg Thomas as members, giving them a badge and welcome package.

May's outing was to Strathalbyn with a tasty morning tea, then on to Gilbert's Motor Museum, where members enjoyed touring the display of vintage, veteran, classic and muscles cars, motorcycles, and memorabilia.

There is a fine display of Glen Dix's collection and library.

They finished the outing with lunch at the Victory Hotel.

Guest speaker was June Taylor, aka Mrs Havachat, who many have heard on Happy FM radio901.

June has had 55 years in media through radio and television; started at the Advertiser, then Channel 10, now Channel 7 in production. She has met many amazing and well known guests.

She worked on the boards of many corporations including St Vincent's De Paul and the Childrens Hospital.

One that stands out is Operation Flinders; while shooting in the Flinders Ranges, she met remarkable volunteers who taught 10 teens aged 14-18 about teamwork, cross country hiking and bush survival skills, and they ended their adventures with more self esteem and confidence.

One time June travelled to the Melbourne Cup where she interviewed Bart Cummings, and later on she was directed into a large room only to find it full of naked jockeys, which was embarrassing.

Among her many productions, she came across a frail young lass who had had a shocking life, so June took under her wing and eventually was able to change her life, giving her a chance to be in an TV advert where she became well known and was set up for life.

June feels she has enjoyed her life, with many changes along the way, and at present she is writing a book.

She was given a gift of appreciation for her heartfelt talk.

Visitors are welcome to pop in - the next meeting will be Monday, July 5 at 10am at the Goolwa Hotel.