Dubbo Photo News - - Emergency report - Con­trib­uted by LYN SMITH, DUBBO AND DISTRICT FAM­ILY HIS­TORY SO­CI­ETY Con­trib­uted by MAR­GARET IR­ISH

JOE CANALESE shared some of his sto­ries with a rapt au­di­ence of Dubbo and District Fam­ily His­tory So­ci­ety mem­bers and vis­i­tors last Fri­day, Novem­ber 15.

He told us about his par­ents’ back­grounds and about his idyl­lic child­hood in Cal­abria, in the ‘toe­nail’ of Italy.

He shared mar­vel­lous pho­tos the fam­ily’s em­i­gra­tion to Aus­tralia which was a gi­ant step and an ad­ven­ture for young Joe. He told us how his ex­tended

OPAL Dubbo Team Mem­ber Ser­vice Awards were pre­sented by the group’s Re­gional Gen­eral Man­ager fam­ily con­gre­gated in Aus­tralia and the jour­ney through his young adult life and med­i­cal ca­reer which led him to Dubbo, with his wife Vicki.

He told us why he pre­ferred being part of a com­mu­nity rather than a big city doc­tor.

Joe de­scribed a num­ber of twists of fate dur­ing his life which he be­lieves shaped his fu­ture.

But in his sto­ries, there was a thread of un­mis­take­able de­ter­mi­na­tion which is ev­i­dent in the results Joe has achieved per­son­ally, in his ca­reer and in his con­tri­bu­tions to Dubbo and the broader com­mu­nity.

Ann Knevitt on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 7.

These team mem­bers were ac­knowl­edged for their com­mit­ment to look­ing af­ter the el­derly and for their on­go­ing

Vivienne Hands, Denni Tal­bot, Joseph Mu­ram­binda, Jenna Al­bert, Linda Nyama and Ann Knevitt

His interestin­g and en­ter­tain­ing ad­dress was very well re­ceived by all and the sub­ject of many con­ver­sa­tions over our cus­tom­ary af­ter­noon tea.

This was our last Share Your Story for 2019. We look for­ward to the 2020 se­ries which will be­gin on Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 21. Each month’s speaker and other de­tails will be ad­ver­tised in the Dubbo Photo News Di­ary and on our web­site and Face­book page. Ev­ery­one is wel­come to join us to hear the sto­ries and for a chat over a cuppa after­wards.

We’re ex­pect­ing more won­der­ful speak­ers in 2020. com­mit­ment and ser­vice to the lo­cal Orana com­mu­nity.

The awards pre­sented in­cluded two team mem­bers re­ceiv­ing a 30-year of ser­vice award pre­sented by the Re­gional Gen­eral Man­ager and were awarded Opal (yes, real Opal badges for their ser­vice), one team mem­ber re­ceiv­ing a 15 years of ser­vice award, one

Donna Adams – 30 years of ser­vice award team mem­ber re­ceiv­ing a 10 years of ser­vice award, and eight team mem­ber re­ceiv­ing a five years of ser­vice award, also pre­sented by the Re­gional Gen­eral Man­ager.

Joe Canalese dur­ing his talk

Joseph Mu­ram­binda – five-year award Linda Nyama – five-year award

Diana Kirk – five-year award

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