Winter welcomed at Cowra Men's Probus

People who listen to the ABC radio would have heard 'The Snow Report' talking about the amount of snowfall and skiing conditions at Australian Ski Resorts.

Well, these reports are made by a farmer from Grenfell and he has been doing the job for 37 years.

Anthony Myers is the snow reporter and he was the guest speaker for the Cowra Mens' Probus Club.

Anthony is a lover of merino sheep and, among other things, he is a wool classer, who works on this job for about three months of the year and then he is also away in the snowfields managing a ski lodge for four months of the year.

Anthony said that his marriage was perfect only being at home for about five months of the year.

He spent time in Queenstown in New Zealand, working in ski lodges and being a tour guide and helped construct the walking trails along the Shotover River.

He came back to Australia in 1978 and worked at Thredbo in resorts, where he was known for his culinary skills, as well as a skiing instructor.

He was working in Thredbo when the landslide occurred and he lost 17 friends in the disaster.

He said that he was fast approaching the time when he could be a member of Probus and talk about all his broken body parts and feel quite at home.

He then spoke about some of the hazards of the snowfields.

The worst being that the snow sets really hard and becomes very icy and some of the accidents he has witnessed because of this.

Anthony then spoke of his family.

He has a daughter in Grenfell working in tourism and grandchildren for him to spoil.

His son, Sam, is the captain of the Australian Rugby 7s.

He has had COVID and recovered and at the moment is in Russia with the St Petersburg Rugby.

After this very entertaining, talk a vote of thanks was given by Robert McKay.

This meeting was combined with the Cowra Ladies' Probus Club and, after it was over, the members all adjourned to the Cowra Bowling Club for lunch and some sporting activities.

Everyone had a great afternoon with the sport and social activities.