The World Cruise of the Orion - Speaker: John Liddell


From: Tuesday March 15, 2016, 6:30 pm

To: Tuesday March 15, 2016, 8:00 pm

The Rotary Club of Glen Eira meets weekly with new and interesting guest speakers. We also discuss our current and upcoming service projects. Visitors are always welcome to attend. 

Tonight we hear about the World Cruise of the Orion. This is a true story based on the provenance of a book.  The intriguing tale links the separate family histories of industrial magnates in the USA and Germany, the irony that surrounded their fates and that of the Orion, a ship that we might say changed sides, was the largest private yacht in the world in its day and a small case of souveniring at the close of World War 2.  

About John Liddell

John retired about five years ago from a career that was part marketing, part human resources and part TAFE teacher.  He thinks of himself as having been mainly a management trainer in industry and commerce and these days he is also a part time environmentalist.

Born in the UK, John is married to Glenys, a Strathmore girl, and they have lived in Victoria since 1979.  He has two adult children and he and Glenys live in Mont Albert North.  John has a strong connection with Rotary, having been a member of Richmond Rotary for 15 years.  


John Liddell



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Caulfield Glasshouse at Caulfield Racecourse

Corner Smith Street and Station Street, Caulfield East VIC 3145

Speaker: John Liddell

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