National Gathering - Activities

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 20:53
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On various posts I have read about:
* Camp oven dinner competition - judged by Aussie Chef
* Dress up night
* Trivia night
If you don't read the Forum every day, you could very easily turn up unprepared for the activities. (Sorry I know reading the Forum should be the No 1 thing in my day's activities)
If any of the above are set to take place, could it be listed in the Members Trips and Gathering details for this get together.
What do you think?
Robyn
PS If the camp oven dinner competition is on, I would like to take this opportunity to bribe the judge. How about $5? Anyone want to up the stakes? I know the money will go to a good cause.
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 21:57

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 21:57
Bribing judges.............sheesh..........you're a nasty influence Robyn.

........you should fit in well, if the 2007 gathering was anything to go by :-)))
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Reply By: 96 GXL 80 series - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 22:03

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2008 at 22:03
If the Judge can be Bribed and is intoxicated?

I would have 2nd 3rd & 4th thoughts about eating the Dinner

Save your money and buy a Four'n Twenty with sauce
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Reply By: Big Kidz (Andrew & Jen - Melb) - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2008 at 00:10

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2008 at 00:10
Hi Robyn

The National Gathering is not that far off. I agree that we should have early warning of the competions. Likely to be a Prickly Pear sauce competition and I would get there without any.

Crikey - we could have lotsa competitions.

Yella belly - the biggest - (the fish).
Fancy dress - Jen's got one.
Chook dance competition.

On a more serious note - I would like to go out and have a look at Geodynamics Ltd - a company that is drilling into the hot granites around 4km below the surface and pumping water into the ground to extract the heat and generate electricity. They are drilling at Innamincka and planning to build a powerplant there that will have zero greenhouse emissions.

I am really looking forward to going away.

Andrew



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Follow Up By: Navigator 1 (Caringbah,NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2008 at 12:34

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2008 at 12:34
Bigkids,
Looking forward to meeting you and would also like to see Geodynamics Ltd. If you can organise it, we're in.

As far as fishing goes we have a couple of cheap rods we picked up from a sports store but have no ides what hooks and bait we would need to catch these yella belly fish in the Cooper. Can you help? Don't worry, there is no way we could win a competition even with the right gear.

I'm fighting a serious problem with my hand, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy or now known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. I think I heard that you are a doctor so you may like to read the link below.

http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/reflex_sympathetic_dystrophy/detail_reflex_sympathetic_dystrophy.htm?css=print
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Follow Up By: Big Kidz (Andrew & Jen - Melb) - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2008 at 22:18

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2008 at 22:18
Hi Nav1

I have had a couple of people with this problem and it is a shocker. One lady's had looked aweful and I reckon that you would want to chop if off if it stayed like that forever. Hers came after a fracture but fortunately it is largely better.

I am looking forward to meeting up with everyone. Geothermal energy has huge potential if you read the stuff on the website so surely we can harness some of that head.

Now fishing advice - don't ask me. Have never caught a yellowbelly though I have fed them quite a bit of bait over the years. Heard I am a doctor eh? Shhhh - don't tell anyone....

Andrew
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Kath - Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 07:57

Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 07:57
Hey Andrew I have a nice pic of Jen in the fancy dress, well one of them, I am sure you have bought her lots. She hadn't got a yellowbelly as far so one could see but she hadn't been fishing then either. Yellowbelly didn't go my bait there in the Cooper but I caught a nice one in the Murray once.

We had to stop where Geodynamics rig crossed the road a few years back. Be interesting to go there, we had a yarn with the people there then. I was talking to a specialist the other day wh said there would never be enough heat in all the worlds rocks to generate enough electricity to ower the world, but I am sure we could do a lot for Australia.

Robyne, I hope that hand is right by the time you get to the EO event as Andrew won't have his medicare card swiper there and he would have to write the claim in long hand.

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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Kath - Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 07:58

Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 07:58
Sorry for the 'e' Rob.
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Follow Up By: Big Kidz (Andrew & Jen - Melb) - Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 08:04

Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 08:04
Hi Johne

On the Geodynamics website it says:

"One cubic kilometre of hot granite at 240oC has the stored energy equivalent of 40 million barrels of oil when the heat is extracted to a temperature of 140oC.

Australia is known to have several thousand cubic kilometres of identified high heat producing granites and these have the potential to meet the total electricity demand of the country for hundreds of years."

You are right about the medicare swiper - and can't read my long hand. Might have to pay me in camp oven food....
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Follow Up By: Navigator 1 (Caringbah,NSW) - Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 12:58

Thursday, Apr 10, 2008 at 12:58
Forget the food, do you drink?
Rob
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Reply By: Kev & Darkie - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2008 at 07:44

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2008 at 07:44
Robyn,

I will get a list of activities sent to Willem to add to the Gathering notes.

AT the moment there are the following activities pencilled in for those who wish to participate

1. Cooking comp.............Judged by Aussie Chef

2. Fishing comp...............run by John T

3. Horse shoe throwing........run again by John T

4. Tyre tube races in the creek.........Travor (maybe)

5. Trivia night.........................run by Kiwi and myself

6. Dress up night.........night yet to be determined

7. Day trips ............ coordinated by Willem

8. Charity Auction/raffle........... Items to auction or raffle appreciated, I am organising this one. I have some items being donated by Greg S and family.

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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2008 at 07:45

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2008 at 07:45
4. Tyre tube races in the creek.........Travor (maybe)

Should be Trevor the Mighty Queenslander :)
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Follow Up By: Navigator 1 (Caringbah,NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2008 at 12:40

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2008 at 12:40
Thanks Kevin, that's what we need.

How is the job going. Want to move to Rockhampton? We have a great house for sale:
http://www.thinkrealestateqld.com.au/property.php?pid=510

With my hand problems I'm hoping we can still get there.
Robyn
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