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Bits and pieces from Melbourne

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by Emma, Feb 3, 2007.

  1. AussieXenu

    AussieXenu New Member

    I remember being at FSO when she did her SHSBC. Nice to see she managed to escape the place >_>

    Oh, and Hai - Decided to try and lurk on multiple boards :)

    Would love to see Perth advertising for an Ideal Org, simply as I dislike the idea of Victoria doing it first. But I highly doubt that's happening anytime soon. Especially if I has anything to do about it :D
  2. Lucretia

    Lucretia Patron with Honors

    How about Adelaide as an ideal org - its not much bigger than a shoe box at the moment, and last I counted there were about 12 active field. All that notwithstanding we were suckered into donating a considerable amount to the building fund - like thats ever going to happen. This was before I woke up.

    Actually, the phone lines had been running distinctly cold over the last 6 weeks. We could normally count on about 3 a day, from the local org, the AO and US with bogus surveys, basic books reg cycles etc. We have had about 3 calls over the last month - suits me totally, but I wonder what's going on. We haven't been on course for a decade - maybe we are in line for a golden rod, if what I read on the other posts is correct. That also suits me!

    Does any one know why it's so quiet, or is it just us?
  3. DartSmohen

    DartSmohen Silver Meritorious Patron

    Are we to assume that the Rinders will have been among the mugs who coughed up?

    How about the Edwards and the Safra's?
  4. Lucretia

    Lucretia Patron with Honors

    Well, the Safra's certainly coughed up. I don't know about the Edward's and Rinder's.
  5. Neo

    Neo Silver Meritorious Patron

    For Melbourne they did. Not sure about other cities.
  6. DartSmohen

    DartSmohen Silver Meritorious Patron

    I remember Roger Safra had a tool franchise, Ian Rinder owned a fish & chip shop, a restaurant and did deals on livestock. His daughter Joanne had a coffee bar.

    What about the Edward's kids, Tim and his sister?

    There was a Liddy Stott in the Adelaide Org. I imagine it is still the same hole-in-the-wall it always was.
  7. Lucretia

    Lucretia Patron with Honors

    Roger still has the tool franchise, and the Rinders owned Pancake Kitchen (with Roger Meadmore - or have I got this wrong - did they sell it to him? It's too long ago) and Berties (now defunct).

    I don't know what happened to the Edwards kids. Helen, their mother died while on staff and Don was around for a while after that -but now...???

    Don't know Liddy Stott, and yes Adelaide is still a hole in the wall.
  8. Dulloldfart

    Dulloldfart Squirrel Extraordinaire

    Tim's currently a reg in LA at one of the PAC orgs, I believe. Alison, then called Andrus and posted as FBO AOLA blew with the CO, Ivan, in 1990. Haven't heard anything later about her.

  9. Andrew

    Andrew Patron with Honors

    I present to you your very own copy of a flyer I received yesterday (28th June) for an Adelaide Ideal Org.

    It seems that they have moved on to calling me instead of you. Lucky me!:happydance:

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Jun 28, 2008
  10. what happened

    Was Adelaide Org ever going well? if so when? when did it start to collapse?
  11. DartSmohen

    DartSmohen Silver Meritorious Patron

    I remember the Adelaide org in 1971 and in 1981. It has always been a hole.The decline probably started about 75 million years ago.
  12. Some names for the past. Wonder what they are up to now.

    Sue Harvey
    Brian Forster
    Andrew Simes
    Judy Rinder
    Carole Woods
    Libby Runge
  13. solo

    solo Patron with Honors

    That wouldn't be Ivan Obolensky would it, o source of all knowledge?

    Has Helen Edwards' demise been documented anywhere?

  14. Dulloldfart

    Dulloldfart Squirrel Extraordinaire

    Yes re Ivan.

    I don't know about the documentation re Helen, but they were both staff at AOSHUK at the time, in the early 70s, when I was there. She did die at that time.

  15. exso72

    exso72 Patron

  16. Lucretia

    Lucretia Patron with Honors

    Andrew, thanks for taking the heat off us!!!

    Re: Helen Edwards - she died of a brain tumour in around 1980 while she was LRH Comm on Adelaide Day.

    Libby Runge is in Sydney - I met her in Adelaide about a year ago and she sent me an e-mail which I have mislaid. Her husband recently died of a nasty cancer and she has a daughter. Actually, the thing with her husband was written up as an article in New Idea/Women's Weekly. She was still on lines in Sydney last year.

    Andrew Simes was declared, or was he? I think so but that was more than 20 years ago. He disappeared in the mid 80s.

    Sue Harvey and Andrew Simes were married but I don't know if they are still together.

    Brian Forster was the Flag Rep at Adelaide and married Janine Woods. They had a few kids (3?). I know Brian left the Sea Org because he was had his own business as a tree surgeon/trimmer after Flag Repping. That was back in the early 90s. Janine told me this when I saw her at the AO in the early 90s. I don't know what has happened since then.
  17. Neo

    Neo Silver Meritorious Patron

    Latest email I received from Melbourne. I guess they don't realise they are communicating with an SP, LOL.

    So, does anyone need a job, apparently they have some available.

  18. Free to shine

    Free to shine Shiny & Free

    That is so funny in the circumstances Neo! :hysterical:
  19. Neo

    Neo Silver Meritorious Patron

    I thought so too. Should I apply? :p
  20. asagai

    asagai Patron Meritorious

    Neo, did that e-mail say "staff" not "volunteers"? :D

    Go get them Neo! More info for you to use re their recruiting for low-pay "Staff"