Club Meeting on 4 Jun 2019

Hello Winter was the meeting theme, as we recently experienced the transition into cold, rainy and windy weather. The Word of the Night was “Reliable”. Perhaps people are less reliable during Winter, just like the weather.

Table Topics provided an opportunity to delve into some insights and attitudes relating to winter:

  • What could we learn from hibernating bears?
  • Why is a cold shower the best routine to start a winter morning?
  • What it’s like to experiencing a real Russian winter?
  • How do you to tell your romantic interest that you don’t know how to ski?
  • … and how great are flannelette sheets?!

Race of the Machines, Matt Anderson

Matt provided an insight into a new initiative, in which computer software replaces racing car drivers. However, why should the world care about robots racing each other? Motor sport has been a proving ground for road-car technology and it’s only a matter of time that autonomous vehicles are integrated into our society.

How Far Is It, Ross Richard

Ross explained with visuals about how distance is all relative. He used plenty of examples to illustrate this concept. Travelling to Broken Hill from his home was 208 hours of walking versus 11.5 hours of driving at 100 km/hr. Travelling to the moon by foot would take longer than your lifetime, but driving there would take half a year. The size of the Earth would be smaller than a pea if the Sun was reduced to palm size.

Networking for Better Customer Service, Jagath

Jagath shared his experience of attending a professional networking event. The event was well organised, as attendees with similar interests and industry expertise were grouped into the same table, and each table was asked to speak about a subject. Jagath made good use of the event by introducing himself to others, explaining why he came to the event and what he was looking to get out of the event. This allowed him to build valuable connections.

You Don’t Know Squat, Christopher Tso

Christopher spoke about his journey into improving his physical fitness, and what he learned along the way. Previously his main exercise was running, and last year decided to do strength training instead, which involved whole body exercises with weights, and controlling his diet. He also taught his parents how to squat, starting with using a chair, then adding weights, and eventually removing the chair. The squat is usually a good exercise to start with even for beginners.

New Member Induction

Johnny inducted two new members to a club. Simon West is a new member, and Veronica Bowden is a returning member. Both members are looking to understand why public speaking can be considered an irrational fear and look forward to learning new skills.

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