October Monthly Meeting

The October Monthly Meeting will be held Wednesday October 2 at 7pm

Guest Topic: Data Collection, Computing and Climate Modelling

Our October guest speaker is Lynette Bettio, a Senior Climatologist at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. She will talk to us about the data collection, computing and climate modelling work she is involved with.

Lynette  has a PhD in climate science and works in the Climate Monitoring section at the Bureau. The Climate Monitoring section is responsible for the preparation and analysis of Australia’s instrumental climate record. Lynette examines and communicates on changes to Australia’s climate including long-term trends in rainfall and temperature and the interaction with extreme events. Another focus is drought across Australia and how the Bureau can best communicate and inform around this.

In-house Topic: Who Do You Think THEY Are? Discovering Family Histories and Mysteries

Jan Whitaker, long time Melbourne PC User Group member, will take us through the whys and wherefores of getting started discovering your family history,
including her own beginnings in genealogy, online and offline tools, as well as where to go for more help.

Meeting Agenda

7.00pm sharp: Meeting opens. MC is Peter Bacon

Guest speaker: Lynette Bettio

President’s Report: John Hall

Social break

Q and A with George Skarbek

In-house speaker: Jan Whitaker

What’s New? with George Skarbek

9.30pm: Close

Please remember your membership card or a photo of your QR code on your phone

The meeting is streamed live online at https://tv.melbpc.org.au

Don’t forget, directly after the meeting WAFFLE SIG at Fong’s Chinese restaurant in Bentleigh. This is a totally social gathering where you can enjoy a snack, a full meal or just a cup of coffee. Sketch maps at the meeting or use Google Maps