Club members enthralled by a variety of guest speakers
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