Category Archives: Storytellers

STORYTELLERS – TUESDAY 20TH NOVEMBER

The next meeting of the Storytellers which will be on Tuesday 20th November commencing at 7:30pm (this meeting will be the last for 2018).

Regular Storyteller Jon Attwater will tell the story of his Scottish Great Grandfather A.C. Mackay who left home at the age of 10, went to sea and finished up being held for ransom in Manchuria.

Guy Cooper, who has had a 25-year association with Taronga and Taronga Western Plains Zoo, will present the “Flight of the Elephants” – the journey to Australia of eight Asian Elephants covering events both chronicled and unrecorded.

If the weather is good then come for a byo drink, feed and chat beforehand, usually starting at 6pm. All members and friends are welcome.

Storytellers – Des Kearney

Caps where compulsory in the 1960s’s L-R: Dick Morath (slightly obscured), Des Kearney (pointing), Lou Morath, Tim Anderson, John Bagnall, Angus McKenzie (behind John), Vin Morath (foreground) – Click image to enlarge.

At the 100th Meeting Karel Moray shared some wonderful stories about her father club legend Des Kearney. This fabulous presentation of anecdotes and insights to the true Des Kearney was followed with a surprise celebration with a spectacular cake and champagne to mark the 100th meeting milestone.

Convenor Clive Mancey with the spectacular cake to celebrate the 100th meeting

The way members have embraced the Storytellers has made it all worthwhile and we all know a little bit more about each other. It’s a fun way to spend an evening being entertained once a month and now helps accumulate some good stories for the BBC Bicentenary publication!

Daughter – Karol Moray

Karel told us how Peter Desmond (call me Des) Kearney was born on 25 July 1917 to Deyra Drummond & Raymond Kearney of Cremorne, Sydney. Deyra was of Scottish background. Des’s father died when he was 2 years old. Deyra, who never remarried, raised Des as a single parent. Continue reading

Storytellers – 16th October commencing at 7:30 pm

Since 2011 the Balmoral Beach Club team have supported the Balmoral Swim for Cancer to raise funds for Children’s Cancer Institute for their research into new treatments for kids with cancer. Together we have raised almost $1,000,000, a phenomenal result that is making a significant difference to moving us closer to curing every child.

On 16th October at our Storytellers evening you will hear more about how our support is driving new research outcomes including the Zero Childhood Cancer personalised medicine program, the largest single initiative ever undertaken for children with cancer in Australia. Anne Johnston, Chief Marketing & Fundraising Officer for the institute will explain the advances being made through Zero Childhood Cancer, the difference this is already making for children with aggressive cancer around Australia, children like Ellie who is alive today because of this program. Researcher Rosemary O’Brien from the Scientific Services team will explain how the ‘engine’ for the research labs comes together to ensure world class research delivers results for kids today and into the future.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about how our funds are supporting this life-saving research at Children’s Cancer Institute and how we are helping to cure every child. It’s not if, it’s when.

Storytellers – 18th September commencing at 7:30 pm

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The next meeting of the Storytellers will be on Tuesday 18th September 2018, commencing at 7:30 pm.

One of Australia’s most famous living artists, local Mosman identity, Ken Done AM will be our ‘storyteller’ for the evening.

If the weather is good then come for a drink, feed and chat beforehand, usually starting at 6pm.

All members and friends are welcome.