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Early Years in the Bureau


My Early Years in the Bureau of Meteorology

The Formation of the Frosterley Club

Attachment A
Outline Proposal for 'The Olympians Club'

Attachment B

Attachment C

Attachment D

Attachment E

Attachment F

Attachment G

Attachment H

Attachment I


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Outline Proposal for 'The Olympians Club'

A. Membership—Eligibility

  1. All present and past members of the staff of the Bureau of Meteorology who were in office during the year 1956 (Melbourne Olympics)—or at some period of the year.

  2. Past Bureau staff who had retired or resigned or otherwise separated from the Bureau in the 5 years preceding 1/1/56.

  3. Bureau staff (present and past) who joined the Bureau after 1956 but before 1/1/61 (or 31/12/61?) but who were associated in some degree with the Bureau during 1956.

  4. Other existing staff who may qualify under 1 and 3 but may be invited to attend the informal (and perhaps quasi-formal) gatherings of the Club.

B. Purpose and Functions

  1. To maintain contact between the older retired and still serving staff of the Bureau, on an informal basis.

  2. To participate in (or assist in arranging*) functions at the Bureau for officers (staff) who are retiring or otherwise leaving—such officers to be eligible for club membership under Section A.

  3. To hold informal monthly lunches—on the last Thursday of each month
    January to November (including September even though this will sometimes be Show Day) at venue(s) to be determined—one suggestion is the Carlton Bowling Club. December omitted because:
    1. It would be between Christmas and New Year's Eve:

    2. The Club should not usurp the Director's privilege of having an annual dinner or luncheon for retired and separated staff—if he desires to continue this enjoyable occasion. The formation of the club might pose some problems here but the difficulties should not be insuperable—e.g. some present staff members in the club would be hosts and not all retired and separated members of the club would be able or would wish perhaps to attend this event.

(*—This may need to be done in collaboration with the Social club and could perhaps extend to other functions organised by them).

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Lillywhite, J. 1992 'My Early Years in the Bureau of Meteorology: The Formation of the Frosterley Club', Metarch Papers, No. 4 February 1992, Bureau of Meteorology

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