Tim Fischer will be the guest speaker at the Men’s Breakfast at St Johns Church Hall on Saturday 10 March. Tim was conscripted into the Australian Army in 1966 and served in The Vietnam War. He entered Politics in 1971 and became Deputy Prime Minister in 1996, Ambassador to the Holy See in 2008 and is now a successful book author. He’s written two books on trains, one on East Timor and most recently Holy See, Unholy me: 1000 Days in Rome. He also has another on the His other interests are family, farming, charity work and biking and bushwalking in Bhutan.
He is going to speak on his involvement in the Global Crop Diversity Trust or GCDT with Seed Vault in North Norway, this enterprise has been on TV recently showing seeds being stored in a mountain in Norway. Tim has just returned from a meeting of this Trust and will no doubt enthral us all with his tale. He is a train buff but many will want to hear of his time as Australian Ambassador to the Holy See in Rome.