Members enjoy silo trip
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.