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Second reunion blitz planned for Brisbane

Colin ‘Huggiebear’ Huggins is on the reunion trail again with plans in gestation for a major gathering of ASOPA cadet education officers in October 2010. The Brisbane Sofitel and Novotel have been placed on alert and pencils are being sharpened and budgets scratched out as I write.

“Of all places in Australian cities,” runs Huggins’ spiel, “these two hotels stand out for the easiest accessibility from train, bus and air travel. They may appear to be pricey but when you add the travel costs they become cheap.” And this clincher: “We are all getting on in years and weariness - so why not another big bash? Before the tap on the shoulder from above!”

Early responses to Colin’s proposal have been positive and PNG ATTITUDE will keep readers advised of progress as planning develops.

On a sad note, Ian Robertson reports that former senior education officer Syd Neilson has died at Alexandra Headlands in Queensland. The funeral service will be at St Mark's Anglican Church, Main Street, Buderim at 11 am on Wednesday.


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Colin Huggins

Dear friends (Asopians or as was suggested Asopans). Re: Brisbane, October 2010.

The Brisbane Chapter of 2007, after consideration, has decided that the baton has been passed to some other year group in some other place. The hotels here have been advised - Novotel and Sofitel.

Some group or someone, see what you can do. You can be assured of our assistance if required.

Loch Blatchford

I first met Syd Neilson in the West Sepik in 1968. He advised me to give priority to my university studies and to apply for a full-time scholarship. It was good advice. I was awarded scholarships to Queensland Uni in 1969 and Sydney Uni in 1972. Thanks Syd.

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