Take a trip to the Greek Islands….

Barrie Neilson is visiting our club to tell his story  THURSDAY 5/3/2015 1900hrs 

extract from the Otago Daily Times:

When Barrie Neilson left New Zealand in the early 1970s, he quite literally sailed into the sunset. Since then, he’s enjoyed plenty of sunsets, many from the deck of one of the more than 180 yachts he and wife Heidi own in the Greek islands.Yes, that’s right, more than 180 yachts.

Not bad for the former Andersons Bay milk boy who describes himself as one of ”Dunedin’s great academic failures”.

”Actually,” he says, considering that throwaway line, ”I’d prefer you wrote ‘one of Dunedin’s academic failures’, without the word `great’, because I’m not great.”

It’s a modesty that runs through Neilson’s life story, from his humble beginnings in St Kilda, through motorcycle racing achievements to his understated northern hemisphere business success.

http://www.odt.co.nz/lifestyle/magazine/142369/awash-yachts

Overnight Cruise Saturday 28th February 2015
Ernesto will give more details about the destination later on
We are looking for someone (hopefully a couple) to take over from Graeme and Norma Munroe as the helpers for the Monthly Probus Meetings that take place at OCC on a Tuesday Morning. Just involves the organising of Tea and Coffee, etc. and is not too onerous, and you meet a lot of interesting people. Please contact Ian if you would like to take on this rewarding job.

 

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