Minutes of the GENERAL MEETING held on Monday, the 23rd of June 2014 in the South West Community Centre, 171 Sturt Street in Adelaide.

President Lynn Venning welcomed members and our Special Guest, John Evans and declared the meeting open at 2:00 P.M.

APOLOGIES: - A. Maschgan, R. Meynel & M. Kernich.


Bean            Bill          03 Jun 1923 Clerk, Supply                    Islington 91

Purtle          Laurie    06 Jun 1925 Engineman                       Mile End 89

Fitch            Ron        08 Jun 1910 Railway Commissioner Adelaide 104

Marzahn     Pat         15 Jun 1928 Rail Car Driver                 Adelaide 86

Newell        John      18 Jun 1929 Signal Maint. Insp.          Adelaide 85

Blukacz      Heather 18 Jun 1934 Station Assistant             Adelaide 80

Renshaw   Ralph      19 Jun 1921 Traffic Manager                                93

Maschgan Albert     20 Jun 1930 Supply Officer                 Islington 84

Perkins      Ron        23 Jun 1925 Electrical Fitter                Islington 89

Moller      Jean         14 Jun 1920 Wife of Don (Dec)                             94

The following non member deaths were also reported:-

John McKay, Engineman on the 12th of June aged 84 years.

Kevin Baker on the 6th of June aged 80 (not known to members).


1. The minutes of the General Meetings held on 12th and 26th of May 2014 were accepted as correct at the Executive Meeting and copies were available from the table.

2. The next meeting will be on Monday the 7th July 2014. A DVD will be shown.

3. The Christmas Luncheon has been booked for Monday the 8th of December. The cost is still to be determined as it will depend on club finances later in the year.

4. The following meeting will be held on Monday the 7th of July

5. John Dowe then invited John Evans to draw the first raffle ticket.

6. John Evans was then invited to speak to members. John had a long list of Railway Men that he wished to find out more information about, in particular their first names.

7. John was thanked for bringing back many memories (of the past) for many of the members and was invited back at a convenient future meeting.

Members were thanked for their attendance.

The Meeting was closed at 3.10 P.M.

There were 18 members present. Raffle proceeds after door prizes were $26.00

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