Club mem­bers en­thralled by a va­ri­ety of guest speak­ers

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PROBUS CLUB OF WAN­GARATTA/AP­PIN PARK © INC THE North East an­nual luncheon hosted by Be­nalla at the Lake­side Com­mu­nity Cen­tre had 10 mem­bers in at­ten­dance on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 13.

The 130 odd North East Probus club mem­bers in at­ten­dance en­joyed the ex­cel­lent meal and the en­ter­tain­ment pro­vided by a school band.

A pleas­ant Sun­day af­ter­noon bar­be­cue was held at Batch­e­lor’s Green on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 22 where Brian Davey pro­vided mu­si­cal en­ter­tain­ment as usual.

Games in­clud­ing bocce and oth­ers rounded off a very en­joy­able af­ter­noon for the 30 who at­tended.

Oc­to­ber’s guest speaker was Fa­ther Alan Jar­rad, who gave a very in­ter­est­ing rec­ol­lec­tion of his life from a boy as a ward of the state to his life in the clergy.

The talk was very en­ter­tain­ing and well re­ceived by all those present. LADIES PROBUS CLUB OF WAN­GARATTA THE Oc­to­ber meet­ing had 58 mem­bers in at­ten­dance.

A num­ber of ladies were present at the funeral of Stella Dunn, a long stand­ing mem­ber.

She had lived 102 years, so she would have wit­nessed an ever chang­ing world through­out her long life.

Her daugh­ter, Shirley Sul­li­van, is fol­low­ing in her foot­steps as a cur­rent mem­ber of the club and is do­ing a fan­tas­tic job con­duct­ing the very pop­u­lar gar­den­ing group.

June John­stone, a found­ing mem­ber, has ten­dered her res­ig­na­tion.

She now re­sides at St Cather­ine’s; mem­bers will miss her and wish her all the best.

Con­vener of the club’s craft group, Sue Morris, re­ported stars made by mem­bers will shine among one mil­lion stars dis­played in the King Ge­orge Square Bris­bane dur­ing the Gold Coast Com­mon­wealth Games made by craft groups through­out the world.

The walk­ers are still walk­ing and the ten pin bowlers are still bowl­ing.

The gar­den group girls are lov­ing the won­der­ful spring, Mah-jong con­tin­ues to thrive, vin­tage ladies are hav­ing fun, and fun and fit­ness con­tin­ues to help mem­bers keep­ing fit.

The craft group mem­bers at­tended a fash­ion pa­rade at Wa­reena Bowl­ing Club on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 25 so will be show­ing off their new out­fits at the Christ­mas luncheon.

The Sun­day fun day and so­cial groups are well at­tended so every­one is hav­ing fun. WAN­GARATTA MERRIWA LADIES PROBUS CLUB CLUB mem­bers at­tended the North East luncheon at Be­nalla which was or­gan­ised by the Be­nalla Ladies Probus Club.

They had an ex­tra at­trac­tion in the morn­ing with the sheep dog tri­als in the arena that kept them en­ter­tained for a while; some of the an­i­mals were truly amaz­ing.

Mem­bers were treated to a won­der­ful meal and were en­ter­tained by the ex­cel­lent Be­nalla Catholic School Band.

It was all in all a great day of fun and friend­ship, with the club ex­tend­ing con­grat­u­la­tions to the Be­nalla Ladies Club on a job well done.

The Oc­to­ber guest speaker was mem­ber Irene Knox, who spoke about her and her friend’s re­cent trip to the United States of Amer­ica and Canada.

She dis­cussed the ex­pe­ri­ences they had in New York and Yel­low Stone Park; mem­bers agreed it sounded like they had a ball.

The mys­tery trip planned for Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 19 had to be can­celled due to in­suf­fi­cient num­bers, which was very dis­ap­point­ing for those want­ing to at­tend.

The tour leader is now or­gan­is­ing a trip to Ba­rooga to see Rod­ney Vin­cent on Mon­day, De­cem­ber 4, mem­bers hope they can fill the bus this time.

Any­one in­ter­ested in go­ing should con­tact Fay Hayes on 5721 6791; the trip will cost $26 for the show, two course meal and bus.

This month’s dine out will be at the RSL Club today. WAN­GARATTA CEN­TRAL COM­BINED PROBUS CLUB NORTH­EAST Health Wan­garatta chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer, Mar­garet Ben­nett, was at her en­gag­ing best when she spoke at the Oc­to­ber meet­ing.

She ex­plained the lat­est de­vel­op­ments and ex­cit­ing plans for the won­der­ful fa­cil­ity.

Con­grat­u­la­tions and thanks to the Be­nalla Ladies Probus Club for or­gan­is­ing a lovely luncheon at the fab­u­lous com­mu­nity venue be­side the lake.

Many of the North East Probus groups were rep­re­sented and all at­ten­dees en­joyed the meal and so­cial oc­ca­sion.

The 80th birthdays of Wyn Airey and Shirley Fisher were ac­knowl­edged and Les Leitch was con­grat­u­lated upon be­com­ing a life mem­ber of the Ovens and King Foot­ball and Net­ball League.

Friends of the Hos­pi­tal work­ers and Meals on Wheels vol­un­teers were thanked for their great con­tri­bu­tions to the Wan­garatta com­mu­nity. Mem­bers wel­comed Sandy Bishop into the club. The walk­ing group had a great time out at Ox­ley and along the river at Corowa re­cently, while the din­ers en­joyed their visit to the Happy Val­ley Ho­tel at Ovens.

Se­niors Day at the races was well at­tended by mem­bers who dressed to im­press.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Jan Kelly and Noel Burns who saluted the judges with their prize win­ning out­fits. WAN­GARATTA WEST COM­BINED PROBUS CLUB PRES­I­DENT Lend­say Maiden wel­comed all mem­bers and vis­i­tors to the Oc­to­ber meet­ing and read out nu­mer­ous apolo­gies.

He sent get well wishes to all peo­ple who were sick and mem­bers hope they soon re­turn.

It was a plea­sure to in­duct four new mem­bers, Ken and Leila Craig, and Geoff and Noela White.

They all look for­ward to fun and friend­ship within the club.

Mem­bers were re­minded that the group is in need of of­fice bear­ers for next year and they should think about how they can help.

He­len Baker gave the ac­tiv­i­ties re­port about the trip to Chiltern where every­one en­joyed the back in time trip and the Red Dog 2 movie in the old the­atre.

Every­one was ex­cited for the Yarra Val­ley trip which started on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 25 and the birth­day cel­e­bra­tions ar­ranged for Novem­ber.

Club mem­ber Peter Adams filled in for the un­avail­able guest speaker at the Oc­to­ber meet­ing.

Mem­bers were en­thralled about his knowl­edge of royal his­tory and then he spoke about the mod­ern royal fam­ily.

He an­swered many ques­tions from the floor at the end and was thanked for his won­der­ful speech.

The grate­ful mem­bers loudly ap­plauded Peter. PROBUS CLUB OF WAN­GARATTA Un­for­tu­nately no re­port was re­ceived.

GIDDY UP: Wan­garatta/Ap­pin Park Club mem­bers (from left) John Cleal, Alan Dar­win and Ken Daly had some fun hors­ing around at their Mel­bourne Cup Day ac­tiv­i­ties. PHOTO: Emma Hil­lier

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