Last week we were lucky enough to hear from 2 of our own members, learning something of what brought them to this point in their lives,
Louise Hanby D'Wynn: from the when Louise was a little girl she wanted to be a "Bank Man" because they made her parents frightened, but despite that it was clear when Louise spoke how much she loved her mother. Coming from Parents that migrated in 1963 and believed in education, she had a great but narrow education growing up. Eventually turning to a Law degree and though she considered giving up at one point when she volunteered for a legal firm she realised for the first time how she could help.
After working for many years in Melbourne (and being late on her first day of paid work) Louise wanted new challenges and a breath of fresh air, so opened her Practice in Maryborough.
In her life she has had to learn to say "no" to people including her mother, after a major stroke the relationship with her mother changed to Louise being the carer, something that debilitated her mother but has not stopped her. One thing that shone through Louise's talk was how much she cares about people.
Martin Mackay: Has had various work places in his Civil Engineering past including working for the Board of Works, his Dad, Gippsland water then his Dad. Martins Parents have played a big part of his life both working for them and then caring for them after retiring to look after them. Since retiring Martin has joined various clubs and committee's around Maryborough, finding out that many meetings coincide and has been busier than when he worked full time.
Martin explained to us the various reasons why soil is tested when you build houses, sheds etc between soil types to even whether the soil gets wet and how that affects a structure after building, Water being the main problem for any building
Both had given very detailed talks though very different and if you would like to know more please talk to them or any of the members, we all like a good chat.
Alison Teese (Program director) has promised more in the coming year, your turn will be soon