At the last meeting Amelia Anderson presented her “Member behind the Badge” speech. She spoke about her time growing up on a dairy farm in Central Queensland, and the challenges of life in the bush. She included a story of a snake slithering out of their Christmas tree. WOW!

Amelia also spoke about her career – having done a degree in Civil Engineering she was unable to find work in that field and did a second degree in Computer Science. She was successful in that endeavour and has worked for some large multinational technology companies such as Hewlett Packard, Oracle, and Fujitsu. She currently works for a large financial institution as a Telecommunications Analyst.

Amelia spoke about the fundraising activities undertaken during her time as President of the local Scout Group. Amelia mentioned her husband’s battle with a rare neurodegenerative disease called Multiple System Atrophy. Amelia said that she loves to travel and spoke about some of the interesting places she has been to.

It was a light-hearted speech with some humorous stories.