Staff news 1999
Staff at Bogong this last summer, 1998-1999, were mostly well known faces, including the faithfull and hard working Wayne, and Clem. They were joined by regulars Reg, Jed, Bob and Rachael.
New faces included Speedy Gary, Danny the spark, Anders in shorts, Kelly the bear fighter and Nerada sea breeze, who is travelling to the States with Kath. Some of our guests from the 80’s will recall Greg who worked for us for a few seasons. Greg returned this year for a trip with his son Brodie. Brodie has stayed on to get a bit of country life. Another generation of staff, how time flies! Linda has been seen around the office again after some years away. She has a constant companion these days, her son young Patrick McMahon.
Life would not be the same here if it were not for our international guests. Seen leaning on a shovel this past summer were three Swedes, Mattias, Martin and Johan, Natalie from the UK, Bettina and Peter also from Sweden As with last year the highlight of the staff calendar was the Man From Snowy River Challenge at Corryong. Clem and Clay both entered this year with Clay competing in the juniors. They both performed well on beautifully prepared horses. The event was marred by questionable judging, and last years winner Ron Connelly was as surprised as everyone else when he was declared winner.
Apart from the serious business of horse competition, the weekend away is an opportunity for staff to unwind a bit, and Steve managed to unwind his pelvis on the mechanical bull. After a visit to the carpenter, his new reinforced pelvis seems to be holding together.