BLOG updated 11:45am 18th Sept
We meet at Federation House, 23/33 Mary St Surry Hills. Five minutes walk from the Charmers Street exit of Central Station.
All welcome, members and their guests.
The committee will meet earlier at 11.00am which will be followed about noon by a catered lunch and social time.
Following lunch we will have a Guest Speaker at 12.45pm then the General Meeting which is expected to finish on or before 3.30pm.
NOTE, following a series a series of successful hybrid ZOOM meetings (sound and video working now), this will also be a Hybrid LIVE/ZOOM meeting, starting with the Guest Speaker at 12.45pm and conclude soon after the close of the general meeting.
The Guest Speaker is Robin Walsh and she will speak on " Portrait of a Lady: Elizabeth Macquarie, 1778-1835"
Elizabeth Macquarie’s life provides a window into the early years of white settlement in New South Wales and Van Diemen’s Land where she created a unique legacy as the wife of a colonial governor and helped to shape his administration and the emergence of a free society.
Robin is a retired research librarian from Macquarie University Library and former curator of The Lachlan & Elizabeth Macquarie Room. He has devoted the last 30 years to documenting the lives and times of the Macquaries and is the author of In Her Own Words: the writings of Elizabeth Macquarie. [Exisle Publishing: 2011]. He is also a contributor to the publication Playing Their Part: Vice-Regal Consorts of New South Wales 1788-2019. [Royal Australian Historical Society: 2020]. He has been a historical adviser to Scottish and Australian TV documentaries and has also assisted in the development of three colonial-themed exhibitions at Old Government House, Parramatta
Minutes for the general meetings in 2022 may be viewed by clicking HERE . The previous month's minutes will be available on the day of the next meeting.
REGISTRATION for the Zoom meeting is mandatory. Please apply to the RTA Zoom Coordinator by email to email@example.com a week before the meeting, the latest please before 11.00am on the morning of the meeting, preferably earlier.
NEWSLETTER. By clicking on HERE, please find the August version of our newsletter (18). If you know of any members (and, more particularly, their email addresses) who might like to be included in future monthly emailed Newsletter, just let the RTA secretary know at firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE, the newsletter is sent out from Federation to about 6,000 members using the last email address for you on their records. If the records are wrong, no newsletter. If this is the case, please contact the NSW Teachers Federation at Surry Hills in Sydney.
CLUB YORK LUNCH. The next monthly luncheon for members will be occurring on Wednesday 14th September 2022 commencing at 12 noon. The venue is at Primi in Club York (99 York Street Sydney), not far from the York St exit of The Queen Victoria Building. Please contact Chrys (0427 188 126) if you are attending so that an accurate booking can be made.
OCTOGENARIAN Cakes have been a tradition at the RTA for many years. Members who turn 80 in 2021 or 2022 are eligible for a Lion's Christmas Cake. Please contact Therese Medhurst (email@example.com , 0419 157 342 for more information. The cakes will be distributed in late November and early December.
CHRISTMAS SOCIAL FUNCTION
St Stephen’s Uniting Church, Macquarie Street Sydney,
Musical performance by students from
the Conservatorium High School.
Tuesday 1st December at 1.00pm.
All members and their friends were invited to attend.
The students appreciate an audience and the audience is well rewarded by a wonderful performance.