Rotary Club of South Launceston District D9830
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Club Meetings:
Thursday for fellowship at 6pm followed by Dinner at 6:30pm
Hotel Grand Chancellor, 29 Cameron Street, Launceston, Tasmania

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Beaconsfield Mine Visit

Tuesday, 28 Nov 2017

We went off on another Club Social Event yesterday to the Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre in Beaconsfield. This was a place where you could lose yourself in mining history.
 Obviously the Mine rescue in April 2006 was a huge feature but the Centre houses over 10,000 objects in its heritage collection so there was plenty to interest all who went along.
 Our tour guide Nigel, from the West Tamar Historical Committee really knew all about this history and conducted a really great tour. Thank you Nigel from all.

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District Nurses - Kim Macgowan

Saturday, 25 Nov 2017

Kim MacGowan, Chief Executive of the District Nurses, spoke to us about this important organisation on Thursday evening.
She told us that the Hobart District Nursing service which began in 1896 and at 120 years old is still going strong.
The organisation provides nursing, support workers for overnight respite, personal care, domestic support and on-call services, as well as access to equipment.
Her enthusiasm was evident about the services the District Nurses provide and her talk was very well received.

District nurses

Wayne Higgs - Condensation in Modern Buildings

Friday, 24 Nov 2017

Our own member Wayne spoke on condensation in modern buildings, especially residential last week.
This has become a problem with the introduction of lightweight and engineered timbers instead of the old growth eucalypt timber, and also the higher requirements for insulation.
The latter has moved the dew point in walls, roofs and floors, so that moisture collects closer to the internal surfaces. When coupled with the lesser durability of modern timber framing, a real problem is occurring in both excessive condensation, and consequential rotting of relatively new timber framing. The Tasmanian Government has recognised this problem, which has essentially been caused by requirements of the National Building Code, and has sponsored research to address it, and take recommendations to the national body.
He also discussed what measures we can take in the meantime.
A very informative and interesting talk from, once again, one of our own.

Wayne mentioned a guidance/advice booklet last week and here is the link for you all to download the PDF.


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