Club President Hamish Robertson welcomed a buzzing crowd of members to the November meeting. Competition results, “Agriculture/ Aquaculture”. First, Julie Lovegrove, “I’ll just get my Friends”. Second was Fran Solly “Cattle Muster”. Third Bazz Hockaday “Shifting the Lines”.
Popular vote Bazz Hockaday first, Pam Hewstone “All Done” second then Fran Solly and Julie Lovegrove equal third.
Open results, first, Lesley Scarman with Orange Butterfly. Second, Julie Lovegrove “Ready and Waiting”.Third was Nola Argent “All Bull”
Popular vote Lesley Scarman and Bazz Hockaday with “Bait Caster” equal first, Pam Hewstone, “Bearded Orchid” second, Fran Solly third with two images, “Boabs on the Marsh”, “Gouldian Finch”.
Next was guest speaker Joseph (Bugs) Puglisi, invited to speak to the club regarding his recently released book, “COASTAL EYRE”.
The book took several years to put together. He described it as starting as an idea, “ always on the periphery” but having to take back seat occasionally as “Life” got in the way.
“Bugs” talked of Content and Composition as being integral components of his images.
While there is compelling and informative text in the book, “Bugs” relies heavily on his images to tell the stories, resulting in a visual feast for the reader.
Mr Puglisi also described how his aim was to have the book appeal not only to the professional fishing sector but also to the layman, to arm them with a reference tool for Commercial Fisheries activities and compliance.
Having not been to sea regularly for the past 15 years, resulted in some amusing stories from life back on deck and like any fisherman who has been involved in the industry forever, the stories kept coming and the members were treated to an informative, frank and entertaining talk from a man with a genuine passion for the future of the Australian Fishing Industry.
Also evident to all was his love of family, food, photography, the Lower EP and finally, the incredibly photographic coastline of this area.
The next general meeting for the club, the Christmas Show, will be on the 10thof December at 7pm, Senior Citizens Hall next to Youthoria.