Mem­bers en­joy silo trip

The Tatura Guardian - - News -

Tatura Probus Club’s monthly meet­ing hosted 32 mem­bers at the Tatura Com­mu­nity House last month where they were greeted by guest speak­ers Leeane But­ton and Sue Mancini.

Af­ter busi­ness was dealt with, Mar­garet Ni­choll gave a re­port on the re­cent silo art trip.

‘‘We had a lovely day go­ing around the coun­try­side to Dookie, Devenish, Gooram­bat and stop­ping at Tungamah for lunch, where we were en­ter­tained by the lo­cal 60-year-old cock­a­too who seemed to think he owned the bar and had a chat to ev­ery­one,’’ Edith Brad­bury said.

Tatura Com­mu­nity House man­ager Leeane wel­comed ev­ery­one and spoke about the up­dates on the new li­brary and pro­grams for the fu­ture.

Ms Brad­bury said the com­mit­tee was try­ing to ne­go­ti­ate fund­ing for a com­mu­nity car, which would be a ben­e­fit to Tatura.

Kin­dred Spirit mem­ber Sue Mancini spoke about the an­nual fundraiser and the raf­fle prize— a paint­ing that was do­nated by Probus sec­re­tary Phyll Mac­tier.

‘‘This year it will be Opera in the Convent Gar­den and all the money raised will go to our lo­cal chil­dren in need,’’ Ms Brad­bury said.

Mem­bers dis­cussed Joan Baum­ber, who had her story pub­lished in the Probus Ac­tive Re­tirees at 96 years of age.

‘‘Joan recog­nises that things have slowed down in her fi­nal years of re­tire­ment, but still finds joy in the small things, like watch­ing the birds in her gar­den, and doesn’t dwell on things she can’t do any more,’’ Ms Brad­bury said.

She said Joan was still ac­tive in the tree group, her church, and en­joyed do­ing the cross­word ev­ery day be­fore head­ing to town for her shop­ping.

‘‘Joan’s fam­ily checks on her reg­u­larly and she en­joys the com­pany of her lovely sis­ter Betty, not bad for a 96-year-old; well done Joan, you are a great ex­am­ple to ev­ery­one,’’ Ms Brad­bury said.

Im­por­tant dates to re­mem­ber: Satur­day, Novem­ber 10, at Hill Top Golf and Coun­try Club for a so­cial night; and the next meet­ing on Novem­ber 22 at David and Wendy Wil­son’s to cel­e­brate the club’s 20th birth­day — don’t for­get to bring a chair.

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