Book Club – June 2011

Our Book Club continues to be a great way to spend these damp winter months. If the sun shines, walk and garden – if it rains, read a book.

We have really enjoyed two excellent books lately . . . “Three Cups of Tea”, about schools in Tibet and “People of the Book” by Geraldine Brook – a story of a young Australian woman restoring an ancient Hebrew book and learning about the faiths of others. It is set in war-torn Sarajevo and is fascinating with insights into the ancient secrets of the manuscript and the problems which face multi-cultural societies today. An absorbing read.

During these colder months we meet at Robern’s place at 4.30 pm for coffee and hello, followed by the book discussion. At 6.30 pm we share a soup and bread supper and continue with the discussion – other things as well as the book.

We are usually home again by 8.00 pm on these dark nights. We have a couple of places available, so if you are interested please ring Robern for more information.

Our next book is “Under the Sun”, the story of Italian migrants coming to Australia and how our cultures conflict and merge. It’s a beautifully crafted novel, expressing the sense of loss and dislocation experienced by many migrants.

Please contact Robern on 5169 6494             

We have approx 20 members who enjoy the walk/talk sessions. It seems the fitter we get, the easier it is to solve the world’s problems.

Our walks are always enjoyable and are followed by a nice morning tea.

So far this year we have walked the oval and explored other local areas. We have walked the Mill Site, Billy’s Creek, the Rail Trail, Lake Hyland at Churchill, Morwell National Park and a Boolarra street walk.

Feel free to join us in our adventures . We meet on Thursdays at the oval at 9.00 am or near the Post Office if we are venturing further afield. For more information contact John Lubawski  –  5169 6494