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Duncan was contacted by President Susie M as a result of an article of his that appeared in the Manly Daily on “Defibulators”.  It was a long talk that covered Duncan’s military career in the UK and his move to Australia.  His many achievements, some colorful, are almost too long to appear in this newsletter.  With his current role as a Paramedic with NSW Ambulance and experience with Defibulators, it was appropriate to ask him to address the club on possible involvement, funding and placement of the units on the Manly Corso.  He indicated that the Northern Beaches Council are fully supporting this and most members present saw the potential to provide a public good, but just as important an opportunity to have our Rotary brand visible on a local community project on one of Sydney’s most high profile strips.  He had as a demonstration unit one that he recommends for use and the cost was in the range of $2500 with council involved in the maintenance possible.  If any of the members were going to suffer heart failure, it would have been a perfect time to do so, thankfully this was not the case.