Last weeks meeting was probably our last "face-to-face" meeting for some time as we enter into a period of self isolation due to the Coronavirus. As I write, we are expecting even more stringent measures to be announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa, including the use of the Defence Force to ensure we isolate ourselves and reduce the risk of infecting each other.
But first, onto the content of last weeks meeting. Our guest speaker was Dr David Furness (son of the late Frayne Mathijs) who fascinated the Club members with a deeply philosophical discussion on the Universe and where we come from (and where we are going). I won't try and summarise the detail of his presentation, safe to say that it was extremely interesting and thought provoking and he has promised a follow up at a later stage, as he ran out of time.
|Rtn Mike Mac Donald and our guest speaker, Dr David Furniss.|
It is sent to remind us of the important lessons that we seem to have forgotten and it is up to us if we will learn them or not".
As per the email recently sent out by Ian Widdop, our next meeting will be via "Zoom" and I urge everyone to try and respond to his invitation. For those requiring a trial run, do as I did, and call Jankees Sligcher or Carol Stier, who will guide you through the process and help with a trial run. Once you have down loaded the App it is very easy. You will need a computer with a camera and make sure that your sound is on. Ian Widdop will send out an invitation prior to the meeting on Wednesday and you must click on to the link.
Please note that the Wanderers Golf Day and the Bridge Drive have been postponed / cancelled.
I end with wise words from our resident Professor from the NICD, Lucille Blumberg - "We must continue as normal as possible".
|Ian Widdop chatting to our visitor Errol Berman|
|Jankees collecting the brag|