It’s a tradition of the Castlemaine Field Naturalists Club that the December general meeting is set aside for club members to make a short presentation on a topic of their choice. Of course there is no obligation to get up in front to tell a story, show some photos or even sing a song about some aspect of natural history from a local area or further afield. But it is encouraged, and the audience is very supportive. With the above-average rainfall over winter and spring this year, there should be a plethora of things to show and say.
A projector and laptop will be available for those that want to show photos or a powerpoint display. To allow as many people as possible the opportunity to give their presentation, there is a maximum of 5 minutes per person. If you have a computer-based presentation, it is also preferable if you get there early to make sure that it all works OK.
If you aren’t able to get up in front of everyone, all members and supporters are still also encouraged to come along to watch, and to join us for a chat, cup of tea and sweets afterwards. Bring along a plate of food to share, and help us celebrate the conclusion of the 40th year of the club.
The evening commences from 7.30pm on Friday 9 December 2016 in the hall behind the Uniting Church on Lyttleton St, Castlemaine (next door to the Castlemaine Art Gallery).
If you’ve got a bigger story to tell, why not consider being one of our guest presenters in 2017. We are on the lookout for people to be a monthly speaker – and are particularly encouraging of local speakers. Contact the club at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested – or if you know someone else who might be interested.