The most important event to report on at this time is the ANZURA annual conference which was hosted this year by the Melbourne Study Group.
They found a wonderful venue in Hepburn Springs west of Melbourne where the Continental House accommodated and fed us more sumptuously than we are accustomed to.
Ian and Isobel Esmore managed accommodation while Bevan James acted as MC. There were attendees from all the eastern states, as well as visitors from USA and Hawaii. We very much missed the New Zealanders who were not able to make it this year.
We heard presentations from Bevan and Ian as well as Dennis D’Jong, Graeme Chapman and Jeff Wattles.
Jeff was visiting from USA and gave an inspiring address. As well as being a long time reader, Jeff is a retiring Professor of philosophy, with a new book on sale now.
Geri Johnson from Hawaii gave a workshop on laughter which had us in stitches!
Sunday worship was conducted by Rita Schaad and Isobel.
Thank you Melbourne for a great Conference.
Next year it is Brisbane’s turn, and Graeme Chapman tells us he has organised the venue in Mooloolaba we had in 2012.