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Two members of the class of 66 and their wives – down under.

7059 Terry and Linda Senft recently visited 6772 Bob and Janette Mason in Australia.

Terry and Linda have been on an extended vacation. Bob and Janette have been spending the Canadian winter months in Australia for some years. Janette is an Australian.

The two couples participated in the weekly “9 & Dine” at The Kew Golf Club which by the way was established in 1894.

The Championship Par 72 layout of 6179 metres is a genuine test to all standards of players. Situated only 15 minutes from the city of Melbourne, the course meanders along the Yarra River providing a beautiful vista and is home for 100’s of species of native birds and tall established trees.

Bob’s grandfather Mason was quite a golfer in his days. In the early days of TKGC, Mr. RPW Mason (Bob is named after him) was the Club champion in two different years – 1901/2 and 1904/5.

Both Bob and Terry are looking forward to attending their 50th RMC reunion this Fall in Kingston scheduled for 29th Sept to 2 October.


The Department of National Defence (Personnel and Family Support Services) looked carefully at a book written by 7067 Walter Doyle Staples – RRMC 1966 — titled, “May The Healing Begin” — and decided to print 15,000 copies of it in both English and French.

The main aim of the book is to help our soldiers deal with emotional challenges and scars from serving in a war zone (including PTSD), and in turn assist them in integrating back into society.

The book is currently being given out at military bases across Canada to every Canadian soldier who has served on the front lines in Afghanistan.

NOTE: Walter  has 500-plus copies available of this “soldier book” — in both English and French — to give free to worthy “College” causes that support our troops.

Please let him know if this is of interest to anyone — either you or someone you know — e.g. as a fund-raising tool … each book could be sold for between $20 and $50.

Many have sold for $100 (e.g. at a recent RMC Club of Toronto dinner).  wstaples@cogeco.ca

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