Interviews prove big hit
The Tatura Probus Club held its monthly meeting on July 27 when it was decided to have the ‘‘mike interviews’’ again with sport as the topic for July.
The club’s ‘‘Jack of all Trades’’ — member Geoff McMullen — wandered around asking members about their sporting days.
It seems a lot of us were — and some still are — very interested in sport, such as Betty Curtis who switched from croquet to bowls some years ago and is still playing.
This is always a popular segment.
The guest speaker was Mooroopna Probus Club president Athol Chapman who has led a varied and interesting life.
He spoke to members about travelling extensively when he was young as well as later on with his wife Gwen, to visit their children who live overseas.
He attained his commercial pilot licence and spoke about the time he was in Queensland when Cyclone Tracey struck.
He also worked for Ardmona for 37 years and in that time developed the well-known Snack Packs product.
Athol is very community-minded, helping on various committees, such as Australia Day, Red Cross and numerous others.
Tatura Probus Club president Bill Woods thanked Athol for speaking about the interesting story of his life.
Merle Krause has recently re-joined the club and the club is pleased to have her back once again.
The upcoming lunch date is set for August 31 at The Last Straw in Shepparton.
Come along to the Top Hotel in Tatura for the club’s meeting, held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 10 am — be our guest; you will be warmly welcomed.
Gratitude: Tatura Probus Club president Bill Woods thanks guest speaker Athol Chapman.
Interview: Members Edith Bradbury and Geoff McMullen chat all things sport during the